Fashion Design - Apparel

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Winter Courses
Jan 3 - Jan 19

Spring Courses
Jan 24 - May 18

Questions about course content? Contact:
Fashion Design  Apparel - (212) 217-5000

AP 242
Haute Couture Sewing Techniques
2.5 credits
In state $550.00 Out of state $1,652.50

Prerequisite: DP 111 or FD 133 or TL 111 or approval of program advisor
The sewing techniques practiced in the finest haute couture ateliers around the world are introduced and provide the basis for understanding couture. Learn couture techniques in cutting, hand stitching, seam and hem finishes, pocket construction, pressing, and finishing.

Spring
CRN Section Day Time Location
13839 15A M 6:30 PM—10:20 PM C801


AP 275
Haute Couture Apparel Design
3.0 credits
In state $660.00 Out of state $1,983.00

Prerequisite: (DP 212 or FD 112) and AP 243 and AP 244
Apply knowledge of the couture to design, drape, fit, and construct a mini-collection for a particular target market. Develop styles and images through fabric sourcing, market research, and inspirational research.

Spring
CRN Section Day Time Location
16447 15A TR 6:30 PM—9:20 PM C803


FD 133
Materials and Construction I
2.0 credits
In state $440.00 Out of state $1,322.00

As related to the fashion designer, course stresses hands-on construction, cutting, and finishing techniques for creating garment prototypes. It introduces materials (cottons, wools, interfacings), core characteristics, and handling. Visits to the Museum at FIT study rooms and exhibitions provide further opportunities to explore the influence of fabrication choices, construction details and techniques on silhouette development.

Spring
CRN Section Day Time Location
18116 15A M 6:30 PM—10:20 PM C713


FD 134
Materials and Construction II
2.0 credits
In state $440.00 Out of state $1,322.00

Prerequisite: FD 133
This course advances students’ knowledge about materials, core properties and construction techniques that inform their choices made for silhouette creation and hands-on prototype development. Visits to the Museum at FIT study rooms and exhibitions provide further opportunities to explore fabrications. Students make garments using high-end construction details and techniques.

Spring
CRN Section Day Time Location
17999 15A W 6:30 PM—10:20 PM C715