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DP 111
Draping Proficiency I
2.5 credits; 1 Lecture and 3 LABORATORY hours per week
Introduces the fundamental principles of developing basic silhouettes of skirts, blouses, bodices, and collars with draping and patternmaking techniques. Use of stripe fabric as it applies to grain line manipulation in design is studied.

DP 112
Draping Proficiency II
2.5 credits; 1 Lecture and 3 LABORATORY hours per week
Prerequisite: DP 111
Studies the characteristics and drapability of fabric and its effect on the development of silhouette and style. Students use draping methods and flat pattern techniques to resolve complex problems in design development.

DP 211
Draping Proficiency III
2.5 credits; 1 Lecture and 3 LABORATORY hours per week
Prerequisite: DP 112
Students utilize advanced draping techniques to analyze style, balance, and proportion. Emphasizes the development of mounted and semi-mounted sleeve designs using a variety of silhouettes as applied to suit and coat styles.

DP 212
Draping Proficiency IV
2.5 credits; 1 Lecture and 3 LABORATORY hours per week
Prerequisite: DP 211
Develops advanced interpretive skills of draping and patternmaking. Students analyze elements that influence pattern development, including market trends, price points, design categories, target markets, and media sources.

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