Accessories Design

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Winter Courses
Jan 3 - Jan 19

Spring Courses
Jan 24 - May 18

Questions about course content? Contact:
Accessories Design - (212) 217-5400

LD 101
Accessories Design
2.0 credits
In state $440.00 Out of state $1,322.00

For students not majoring in Accessories Design. Introduction to major areas of accessories design. Various types of shoes, handbags, and belts are analyzed in terms of materials, construction, and presentation. Students acquire hands-on techniques in all three phases.

Spring
CRN Section Day Time Location
19519 101 W 2:10 PM—5:00 PM A485


LD 103
Jewelry and Accessories Fabrication (Interdisciplinary)
2.0 credits
In state $440.00 Out of state $1,322.00

This is an interdisciplinary course cross-listed with JD 103. This interdisciplinary course challenges students to combine jewelry and accessories aesthetics, materials, and problem-solving methodology to create a unique three-piece collection that may include (but is not limited to) sandals, hats, handbags, and belts.

Spring
CRN Section Day Time Location
19702 15A M 6:30 PM—9:20 PM A480
    M 6:30 PM—9:20 PM A487


LD 112
Decorative Leather Techniques
2.5 credits
In state $550.00 Out of state $1,652.50

Studying such ornamentation techniques as trapunto, inlay, welting, pleating, and weaving, students learn how to apply them to leather apparel and accessories design. Basic patternmaking skills used in the construction of handbags, belts, and portfolios are taught.

Spring
CRN Section Day Time Location
16461 15A R 6:30 PM—10:20 PM A487


LD 134
Footwear Design II
3.0 credits
In state $660.00 Out of state $1,983.00

Prerequisite: LD 133
Students analyze last styles, leathers, and components in terms of functionality and design. They continue to develop patternmaking skills by designing and making mules and oxfords.

Spring
CRN Section Day Time Location
19520 15A M 5:10 PM—10:00 PM A484


LD 143
Handbag Design I
3.0 credits
In state $660.00 Out of state $1,983.00

The skills to design and produce handbags are taught. Students become familiar with patternmaking techniques, machinery and equipment, and the various styles in handbag design. They learn how to translate original concepts into finished products.

Spring
CRN Section Day Time Location
11236 15A W 5:10 PM—10:00 PM A487


LD 144
Handbag Design II
3.0 credits
In state $660.00 Out of state $1,983.00

Prerequisite: LD 143
Patternmaking and sample making techniques are developed further as students design and construct frame and box bags.

Spring
CRN Section Day Time Location
19631 15A T 5:10 PM—10:00 PM A487


LD 182
Performance Materials for Athletic Footwear
2.0 credits
In state $440.00 Out of state $1,322.00

Students learn about the different types of performance materials used in all aspects of athletic footwear construction.

Spring
CRN Section Day Time Location
19521 15A M 6:30 PM—8:20 PM C615


LD 185
Athletic Footwear Drafting
2.5 credits
In state $550.00 Out of state $1,652.50

Students draft the components of an athletic shoe using both freehand and CAD. A history of the athletic footwear industry and the integration of technology in athletic footwear are introduced. Students make a model of an outsole design.

Spring
CRN Section Day Time Location
19522 15A T 6:30 PM—10:20 PM C615