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Fashion Design and Production

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Core Courses

 

 

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ARTS126

ARTS126 - Principles of Design & Color (KP)

This course is an introduction to the theories and concepts of design and color with an emphasis on developing an awareness and sensitivity to art as an integral part of one’s life and as a way to complement one’s aesthetic needs. This is a lecture/discussion/critique course with visual material, critical essays, individual expression, and museum/gallery trips. NOTE: First year Graphic Design majors should seek out the majors-only section when enrollling.

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Principles of Design & Color (KP)
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ARTS207X

ARTS207X - Figure Drawing

The purpose of this course is to help students obtain the basic skill of drawing the human form, including anatomy, observation of the human form and fundamental exercises in gesture, contour, outline, and tonal modeling. $50 Student Fee for the models;

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Figure Drawing
3
FASD103

FASD103 - Apparel Construction Techniques I

Introducing techniques needed by the designer, the focus of this course is on developing basic skills applied to garment construction. Concentrating on industry techniques using woven fabrics, students gain insight into the components of a quality product. Formerly - Clothing Construction I

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Apparel Construction Techniques I
3
FASD104

FASD104 - Apparel Construction Techniques II

This course expands student competencies to include the assembly of more complex garments, including the use of knits. Industry methods of construction and production are emphasized to facilitate independent analysis of the apparel assembly process. Prerequisite: FASD 103 or permission of Department Chair.Formerly - Clothing Construction II

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Apparel Construction Techniques II
3
FASD107

FASD107 - Draping I - Fundamentals

This course introduces the essential key elements, theories, tools and techniques of fashion design and creation. Beginner design students will explore the development of foundation patterns while discovering the relationship of fabric grain to desired designs. Manipulating fabric on three-dimensional forms will help to understand harmony and balance while stimulating creativity. Muslin patterns will translate into a finished garment to be presented at the annual fashion showcase.Co-requisite: FASD 103

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Draping I - Fundamentals
3
FASD201

FASD201 - Flat Pattern Design I

This course emphasizes industry methods of producing patterns from basic slopers. Students learn to achieve different silhouettes and produce style variations. Dart manipulation is introduced to the student as a means of developing original design ideas. Collars and sleeves are examined, and components of good fit are explored. This course is structured as a series of demonstrations and exercises and includes developing an original design from conception to fashion fabric. Prerequisite: FASD 107

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Flat Pattern Design I
3
FASD202

FASD202 - Flat Pattern Design II

In this course, advanced design development methods related to pattern drafting of tailored jackets and pants are explored. Students study grading as a means of creating a variety of sizes. An original design is developed fostering creative and technical competency.Prerequiste: FASD201

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Flat Pattern Design II
3
FASD205

FASD205 - Digital Design for Apparel

This course introduces students to software that is used prominently in the apparel design and production industry. Projects include enhancing fashion illustrations, technical drawing, textile design and colorization, and editing and integrating photographic images. Skills developed in this course are necessary for communicating design ideas and lay the foundation for industry-specific software covered later in the curriculum. Prerequisite: FASD215, can be taken concurrenlty

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Digital Design for Apparel
3
FASD206

FASD206 - Cut & Sew Stretch Knits

The creation of garments using knit fabric requires a distinctive skill set for designers. This course will engage students with the variety of knowledge and applications necessary in creating and manufacturing stretch fabric designs. Students will develop foundation patterns and learn appropriate stitching and trimming techniques for 2-way and 4-way stretch fabrics while preparing tech packs for industry production. Final projects will be presented at the annual fashion showcase. Prerequisite: FASD 201

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Cut & Sew Stretch Knits
3
FASD215

FASD215 - Fashion Illustration

Emphasizing techniques essential to creating two-dimensional fashion design renderings, this course develops skills related to drawing the fashion figure, illustrating original design ideas through various media, rendering textiles and developing technical drawings. The elements and principles of design are applied to fashion illustration through exercises that explore the various components of apparel development: study of human anatomy, garment details, fabrics, textures, etc. Prerequisites: ARTS207

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Fashion Illustration
3
FASD220

FASD220 - Fashion Design Concepts

In this course, fashion design ability is developed by exploring students’ creativity. An understanding of fashion design as a three-dimensional art form is cultivated in order to gain knowledge of various styles and details which are utilized to design garments for various markets. Students develop a critical eye based on aesthetic and market-related evaluation principles. Prerequisites: FASD 215 & FASH 210.

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Fashion Design Concepts
3
FASD301

FASD301 - Professional Presentation Methods

This course develops industry-based visual presentation methods, such as advanced hand illustration techniques and cutting edge, 3D technology. Outcomes of the course include both hand-held and technological portfolios, creating a key component to successful employment in the fashion industry. Resume, cover letter and interviewing skills are developed in preparation for internship. Prerequisites: FASD 205, FASD 220.

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Professional Presentation Methods
3
FASD307

FASD307 - Flat Pattern III - Tailoring

Tailoring is the ultimate shape maker in women and men’s coats, jackets and suits. This course is designed to challenge the student to explore new drafting techniques while developing critical fitting proficiencies and advancing construction methods. Students will design, draft and execute a professional hand tailored, lined jacket and accompanying garment in preparation for presentation at our annual fashion showcase. Prerequisite: FASD 104 & FASD 202

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Flat Pattern III - Tailoring
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FASD313

FASD313 - Draping II - Couture

This course will expand skills acquired in Draping I by focusing on advanced techniques, French draping methodology, and intricate garment production. Extensive written research will provide a foundation for students to engage with a high level of creativity in the effort to produce unique, custom, professional looks while applying couture construction practices.Prerequisite: FASD 202

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Draping II - Couture
3
FASD322

FASD322 - Sweater Knit Design

This course introduces the principal elements, theories and techniques of design and construction for sweater knit garments. Students will learn how to knit, create knitting plans, and develop hand knit garments. Advance knowledge of construction methodologies using finishes, trims, and notions that are appropriate for sweater knit design will be explored. Professional knitting plans and tech packs will translate to finished garments to be presented at the annual fashion showcase. Prerequisite: FASD 206 & FASD220

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Sweater Knit Design
3
FASD327

FASD327 - Market of Specilization

Before beginning the design process, students in this course will explore the history of a chosen market, examining how it has evolved and what makes it unique from other markets. Research will focus on evolution and innovation of the chosen market. Design and construction of one original, complete look from chosen market will be critiqued in the context of a group collection. (Pre-Req FASD 202, 220)

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Market of Specilization
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FASD409

FASD409 - Senior Thesis Development

This studio course simulates an industry experience. Students are required to develop a collection of completed ensembles that will be finished in FASD 410 (Senior Thesis Production). Each student refines his or her distinct design style and develops a personal brand. Design development through trend analysis, fabric sourcing, pattern drafting and/or draping, and apparel construction, in conjunction with writing, critical thinking, independent time management and visual communication complete this capstone experience. Prerequisites: FASD 327, Senior standing. Corequisite FASD 465.

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Senior Thesis Development
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FASD410

FASD410 - Senior Thesis Production

This course continues the industry-based design development process. The student finalizes a collection that is reviewed by peers, faculty and industry professionals. Each designer plans and executes a segment in the spring fashion show featuring his or her collection, and updates his or her portfolio to be interview-ready. Prerequisite: FASD 409. Corequisite: FASD 466.

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Senior Thesis Production
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FASD415

FASD415 - Fashion Design Internship

Internships offer design students the practical training and working knowledge necessary for their development as practicing professionals while reflecting on their expereinces in an academic matter. Internships are designed to merge theory with practice. Comprised of a 150 hour commitment, the internship is recommended to be completed in the junior year of study. The course instructor will monitor the experience with feedback from the site supervisor. Students are required to complete a journal that is comprised of a list of goals and objectives, and reflective writing. Prerequisites: FASD 201 and department Chair approval if completing abroad.

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Fashion Design Internship
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FASD465

FASD465 - Cad I- Lectra

This course focuses on the use of technology in the apparel industry examining its role in the global apparel complex. Students apply their hands-on technical skills to state-of-the-art industry programs. Using the LECTRA system of software, students will digitize, manipulate, grade, and nest patterns on MODARIS, learn to create markers on DIAMINO and plot using JUSTPRINT and ALYS applications. Prerequisites: FASD 327, Senior standing. Corequisite: FASD 409.

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Cad I- Lectra
3
FASD466

FASD466 - Cad II- Lectra

Using patterns generated in FASD 465, garments are brought into the arena of mass manufacturing. Comprehensive specification packages are created by using LECTRA KALEDO. The cutting-edge technology of MODARIS 3D modeling is introduced. Students also learn how to integrate their understanding of technology into a professional working portfolio. Prerequisite: FASD 465. Corequisite: FASD 410.

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Cad II- Lectra
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FASH200

FASH200 - Fash Hist I:Imperial Societies to Indust

This course surveys the history of prevailing dress from Ancient Egypt into the nineteenth century, expanding upon a general understanding of shifting modes to examine the symbolism of fashion from extensive perspectives. Students will develop a context for fashion and its relation to aesthetic expression and function within various societies over time. Using an interdisciplinary approach, students will examine a range of scholarly resources that pertain to the field, including The Lasell Fashion Collection. This is a writing intensive course. Prerequisites: ENG 102, or permission of instructor.

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Fash Hist I:Imperial Societies to Indust
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FASH210

FASH210 - Textiles

This course introduces the study of textiles through exploration of the production of fibers and methods of creating fabrics. Students learn to identify fiber content, properties and various types of weaving and knitting applications. Other topics include the study of fiber characteristics, quality and care of fabric finishes, and a practical assessment of fabrics in realtionship to particular end uses.

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Textiles
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FASH303

FASH303 - Fash Hist II:Modernity to Globalization

This course picks up the history of fashion as it moves from the nineteenth century into a new era, examining the aesthetic and sociocultural forces that have influenced the development of styles from modernity to globalization. Students will use their skills in critical thinking to understand fashion as an art form, a commodity, and a symbol of cultural and personal expression. Students will also explore how contemporary designers draw from and reinterpret fashions from across the twentieth century. Prerequisites: ENG 102 and FASH 101 or permission of instructor.

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Fash Hist II:Modernity to Globalization
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FASH309

FASH309 - Apparel Product Development

Exploring the global product development matrix, students in this course work together in teams to explore the product lifecycle in terms of sourcing and production. Class sessions combine cases with hands-on exercises to reinforce key concepts. Topics include planning time-and-action calendars, specification and technical package development, sizing, quality control, and evaluation of the global production environment. Prerequisite: FASD 220, FASH211, or FASH218

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Apparel Product Development
3
MATH107

MATH107 - College Geometry

This course is an introduction to the essentials of Euclidean geometry. Topics covered include: reasoning in mathematics, the relationship between algebra and geometry, analytic geometry, proofs and constructive triangles, circles, quadrilaterals, polygons, surfaces and solids and historical notes about famous geometricians. Prerequisite: MATH 106 with a grade of C or better or demonstrated competency through placement testing.

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College Geometry
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ARTH103

ARTH103 - Art History I

This course presents a survey of artistic styles from the prehistoric period through the art of the early Renaissance. Periods included are Egyptian, Aegean, Greek, Roman and Etruscan art, and the art of the Middle Ages. Films and slides are used in the presentation of works of art from the fields of architecture, sculpture, and painting.

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Art History I
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ARTH104

ARTH104 - Art History II

This course presents a study of works of art from the High Renaissance and the Mannerist periods, the Renaissance in the North, the Baroque period, and the Modern Age. Slides and films are used in this presentation of works of art from the fields of architecture, sculpture, and painting.

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Art History II
3

Major Requirements: 82 credits

Core Curriculum Requirements: 24-30 credits

Unrestricted Electives: 8-14 credits

Minimum credits required for graduation: 120

Courses listed below fulfill Knowledge Perspective requirements:
Aesthetics & Creativity
ARTS 126 Principles of Design & Color

Math107 fulfills the quantitative literacy requirement of the Core Curriculum for Fashion Design and Production.