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Fashion Design - Apparel

Fall Courses

August 26 - December 19

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

AP 241
Leather Apparel Design Room Techniques
2.5 credits
In-state $540.00   Out-of-state $1,622.50
Pre-requisite: 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.

Fall

CRN Section Day Time Location
31521 15A M 6:30 PM-10:20 PM A487
31521 15A M 6:30 PM-10:20 PM A488


AP 242
Haute Couture Sewing Techniques
2.5 credits
In-state $540.00   Out-of-state $1,622.50
Pre-requisite: 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.

Fall

CRN Section Day Time Location
21683 15A R 6:30 PM-10:20 PM C713
23715 15B W 6:30 PM-10:20 PM C601


AP 243
Haute Couture Decorative Techniques and Embellishments
2.5 credits
In-state $540.00   Out-of-state $1,622.50
Pre-requisite: 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.

Fall

CRN Section Day Time Location
26901 15A W 6:30 PM-10:20 PM C801


AP 244
Haute Couture Construction and Technology
2.5 credits
In-state $540.00   Out-of-state $1,622.50
Pre-requisite: AP 242
Apply couture sewing methodology and construct a skirt and jacket in order to understand the fitting process, couture fabric selection, proper cutting procedures, and inner construction methods.

Fall

CRN Section Day Time Location
26314 15A T 6:30 PM-10:20 PM C801


FD 117
Design Studio I - Introduction to Draping
2.0 credits
In-state $432.00   Out-of-state $1,298.00
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.

Fall

CRN Section Day Time Location
29627 15A M 6:30 PM-10:20 PM C702


FD 133
Materials and Construction I
2.0 credits
In-state $432.00   Out-of-state $1,298.00
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.

Fall

CRN Section Day Time Location
29795 15A W 6:30 PM-10:20 PM C713


FD 243
Apparel Design Studio - Patternmaking
3.0 credits
In-state $648.00   Out-of-state $1,947.00
Pre-requisite: FD 114 or FD 127 or FD 112
This course introduces students to master pattern design, including basic and advanced techniques for original design, sloper, and pattern development according to professional standards. They learn accurate industry-standard terminology, pattern identification, and tool usage. They test patterns in muslin for fit and proportion of basic and complex design prototypes.

Fall

CRN Section Day Time Location
30331 15A T 6:30 PM-9:20 PM A605
    R 6:30 PM-9:20 PM C606


FD 281
Corsetry in Fashion I
2.5 credits
In-state $540.00   Out-of-state $1,622.50
Pre-requisite: DP 112 or FD 112 or FD 113 or FD 127
Students study the history of corsetry from the 1600s to the 1850s and learn how the body is manipulated to create a fashion silhouette. Through museum visits and online market research, students analyze the differences between corsetry and class draping and develop technical patterns to create period corsets using traditional construction techniques.

Fall

CRN Section Day Time Location
24693 15A M 6:30 PM-10:20 PM C714



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