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Fashion Design - Apparel

Winter 2018 Courses

January 2 - January 18

Spring 2018 Courses

January 29 - May 23

 

AP 241 Leather Apparel Design Room Techniques
2.5 credits In-state $487.50 Out-of-state $1,465
Prerequisite: 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 $487.50 Out-of-state $1,465
Prerequisite: 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 $487.50 Out-of-state $1,465
Prerequisite: AP 242 or approval of chair
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 275 Haute Couture Apparel Design
3 credits In-state $585 Out-of-state $1,758
Prerequisites: (DP 212 or FD 112) and AP 243 and AP 244
Apply knowledge of the couture to design, drape, and 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 credits In-state $390 Out-of-state $1,172
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
1300 15A M T W R F 9:00 am-1:15 pm C801

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 $292.50 Out-of-state $879
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.

SPRING

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


FD 133 Materials and Construction I
2 credits In-state $390 Out-of-state $1,172
As related to the fashion designer, this 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
1301 15A M T W R F 9:00 am-1:15 pm C713

SPRING

CRN Section Day Time Location
16975 15A M 6:30 pm-10:20 pm C713
16978 15B W 6:30 pm-10:20 pm C713


FD 134 Materials and Construction II
2 credits In-state $390 Out-of-state $1,172
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
16989 15A T 6:30 pm-10:20 pm C715
16990 15B W 6:30 pm-10:20 pm C715


FD 221 Flat Pattern Design II
1.5 credits In-state $292.50 Out-of-state $879
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 $487.50 Out-of-state $1,465
Prerequisite: FD 281 or approval of chair
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-9:20 pm C714
 
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