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Fashion Design - Apparel

Winter 2019 Courses

January 2 - January 17

Spring 2019 Courses

January 28 - May 22

Questions about course content? Contact:
Fashion Design - Apparel - 212 217.5000

AP 241
Leather Apparel Design Room Techniques
2.5 credits
In state $510.00 Out of state $1,527.50
Prerequisites: MW 141 or FD 131
Teaches construction, processing, finishing, and decorative techniques for making men's or women's leather garments. Learn about the leather apparel industry, resources, and suppliers.

Spring

CRN Section Day Time Location
11883 15A M 6:30 PM-10:20 PM A487


AP 242
Haute Couture Sewing Techniques
2.5 credits
In state $510.00 Out of state $1,527.50
Prerequisites: DP 111 or FD 131 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 243
Haute Couture Decorative Techniques and Embellishments
2.5 credits
In state $510.00 Out of state $1,527.50
Prerequisites: AP 242 or approval of chairperson
Expands knowledge of the couture by exploring various decorative techniques. Learn how to hand bead and apply rocailles, sequins, pearls, and faux gems on different types of fabrics. Create embellishments such as flowers and frog closures from fabric and ribbons, hand embroider original designs, and learn the arts of quilting, cartridge pleating, and trapunto.

Spring

CRN Section Day Time Location
10853 15A T 6:30 PM-10:20 PM C813
15802 15B M 6:30 PM-10:20 PM C813


AP 253
Leather Apparel Design
2.5 credits
In state $510.00 Out of state $1,527.50
Prerequisites: FD 112 and FD 221 and (AP 241 or MW 232)
Study the use of leather, suede, and other animal skins and apply these materials to the design principles exclusive to creating men's and women's apparel. Develop original designs utilizing draping and flat pattern industrial methods.

Spring

CRN Section Day Time Location
17845 15A T 6:30 PM-10:20 PM A487


AP 275
Haute Couture Apparel Design
3.0 credits
In state $612.00 Out of state $1,833.00
Prerequisites: (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 T R 6:30 PM-9:20 PM C803


FD 117
Design Studio I: Introduction to Draping
2.0 credits
In state $408.00 Out of state $1,222.00
This course introduces fashion design students to the basic principles and techniques of draping in fabric as a means to creatively interpret and develop contemporary designs. An emphasis on proportion, balance, and shape as related to design aesthetics broadens students' understanding for actualizing and realizing three-dimensional design prototypes through manipulating muslin.

Winter

CRN Section Day Time Location
1445 15A MTWRF 9:10 AM-1:50 PM C704

Spring

CRN Section Day Time Location
16959 15A T 6:30 PM-10:20 PM C802


FD 121
Flat Pattern Design I
1.5 credits
In state $306.00 Out of state $916.50
Introductory flat pattern course explores the two-dimensional method to execute garment designs. Utilizing basic slopers, students develop original design concepts through the slash-and-spread and pivot techniques. Projects are evaluated on the dress form for fit, balance, style, creativity, and proportion. Course utilizes strong sewing skills.

Winter

CRN Section Day Time Location
1444 15A MTWRF 1:10 PM-4:35 PM C713

Spring

CRN Section Day Time Location
11856 15A T 6:30 PM-9:20 PM C606


FD 133
Materials and Construction I
2.0 credits
In state $408.00 Out of state $1,222.00
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 MFIT study rooms/exhibitions provide further opportunities to explore the influence of fabrication choices, construction details and techniques on silhouette development.

Winter

CRN Section Day Time Location
1443 15A MTWRF 5:10 PM-9:50 PM C713

Spring

CRN Section Day Time Location
18116 15A M 6:30 PM-10:20 PM C715
16978 15B W 6:30 PM-10:20 PM C713


FD 134
Materials and Construction II
2.0 credits
In state $408.00 Out of state $1,222.00
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
18117 15A T 6:30 PM-10:20 PM C713
17999 15B W 6:30 PM-10:20 PM C715


FD 221
Flat Pattern Design II
1.5 credits
In state $306.00 Out of state $916.50
Prerequisite: FD 121
This course allows students to proceed from the study and application of the basic principles of patternmaking to a more comprehensive view of design within flat pattern methods and principles. Basic torso slopers are developed with the sleeve and are combined to form the kimono/dolman sloper.

Spring

CRN Section Day Time Location
17190 15A R 6:30 PM-9:20 PM C606


FD 282
Corsetry in Fashion II
2.5 credits
In state $510.00 Out of state $1,527.50
Prerequisites: FD 281 or approval of chairperson
Students explore the history of corsetry from 1850 to the present and the interpretation of structured undergarments in contemporary fashion trends. Further developing the technical skills learned in FD 281, students create a period corset and design a contemporary corset and garment.

Spring

CRN Section Day Time Location
17248 15A M 6:30 PM-10:20 PM C714
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