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Fashion Design & Business
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Worth to Westwood:Fashion Hist
In this course, we explore fashion beginning with the father of haute couture and concluding with the designer who brought punk and new wave fashion into the mainstream. We discuss fashion in its historical context, examining economic and technological influences, as well as those from the world of arts and artists. Broad thematic considerations include the nature of fashion (what it is and what it does) and its rela...
Mar 04 - May 12
Online
Spring 2019
Worth to Westwood:Fashion Hist
In this course, we explore fashion beginning with the father of haute couture and concluding with the designer who brought punk and new wave fashion into the mainstream. We discuss fashion in its historical context, examining economic and technological influences, as well as those from the world of arts and artists. Broad thematic considerations include the nature of fashion (what it is and what it does) and its rela...
Jan 22 - Mar 31
Online
Spring 2019
Fashion Entrepreneurship
Students aspiring to become entrepreneurs in the fashion industry examine the skills needed to conceive, finance, open, and operate a successful fashion business. Through collaborative research and hands-on practice, students learn the elements of opening a business and navigating the complexities of working with a team. They learn to create business models and structure legal business organizations and explore the d...
Jan 22 - Mar 31
Online
Spring 2019
Fashion Trends
This course examines significant cultural phenomena that shape new sensibilities in fashion. Themes covered in the historically-based-image lectures include revolution, music, cosmopolitanism, film, dissemination of couture, memory, and the acquisition of “the look.” This course also incorporates discussions and viewings of current collection showings from the world’s fashion capitals. Prerequisites: none.
Jan 22 - Mar 31
Online
Spring 2019
Consumer Behavior
Today’s competitive marketing climate has led many companies to explore theories of consumer behavior. This course focuses on the profile of the consumer—psychographics and demographics—and consumer interests, with an emphasis on generational marketing. Segmented and niche markets and their development are also discussed. Prerequisites: none.
Jan 22 - Mar 31
Online
Spring 2019
Consumer Behavior
Today’s competitive marketing climate has led many companies to explore theories of consumer behavior. This course focuses on the profile of the consumer—psychographics and demographics—and consumer interests, with an emphasis on generational marketing. Segmented and niche markets and their development are also discussed. Prerequisites: none.
Mar 04 - May 12
Online
Spring 2019
Fashion Marketing Global Environment
This course examines fundamental marketing concepts in the global fashion marketing environment. Students explore consumer insights, positioning, competitive advantage, and channel decisions using both theoretical and practical approaches. Students analyze and identify target markets and become aware of key marketing decisions as they develop a global marketing plan for a fashion company. Prerequisites: none.
Mar 04 - May 12
Online
Spring 2019
Retail Buying
Learn to work with a retail buyer or become one yourself. This course is essential for managers, retail business owners, and manufacturers’ account representatives. Topics covered include profitability scrutiny, open to buys, initial and cumulative markup, shortages, sell-through, and sales to stock analysis. Students learn how to buy or communicate with buyers and complete practical and realistic assignments. Prereq...
Jan 22 - Mar 31
Online
Spring 2019
Retail Buying
Learn to work with a retail buyer or become one yourself. This course is essential for managers, retail business owners, and manufacturers’ account representatives. Topics covered include profitability scrutiny, open to buys, initial and cumulative markup, shortages, sell-through, and sales to stock analysis. Students learn how to buy or communicate with buyers and complete practical and realistic assignments. Prereq...
Mar 04 - May 12
Online
Spring 2019
Online Retailing
This course introduces students to the online retailing environment and examines a variety of retail models, from the multichannel strategies of large retailers to small niche concepts. Students learn the retail terminology of the online fashion marketplace and compare Web and traditional brick-and-mortar or catalog retail formats. Special attention is paid to online consumers’ unique shopping habits, preferences, an...
Jan 22 - Mar 31
Online
Spring 2019
Fashion Flats
Flat sketching is an essential part of garment production. It communicates details in the design and construction of a garment, from concept to marketing. This course introduces the professional techniques used to create fashion flats, ranging from traditional hand sketching to the use of Adobe Illustrator to produce sketches digitally in a vector format. Prerequisite: Familiarity with the Mac operating system. Knowl...
Mar 04 - May 12
Online
Spring 2019
Design Sketching 1
In the fashion world, new clothing designs are presented in the form of hand-drawn sketches before being chosen to go into production. Designers start with a croquis, a quick sketch of the traditional fashion figure that serves as the basis for the design of clothing and accessories, then add color and details to the garments. This is a basic course in making a designer’s sketch, in which students work from live mode...
Jan 23 - Apr 17
On Campus
Wednesday
7:00 - 9:30 PM
Spring 2019
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