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HS Fashion Design: Art Course Descriptions

Fashion designers create clothing for every occasion and lifestyle. Explore a career as a fashion designer, assistant designer, stylist, or fashion executive.

These courses focus on sketching, drawing and fashion history

Please note: Not all courses are offered each semester


HAR 016 Creating the Fashion Figure
If you dream of becoming a fashion designer, merchandiser, or stylist, this course can help make that dream a reality. Learn the elements of a basic fashion design sketch and start to develop your own women's wear croquis. This course teaches you to understand, analyze, and draw the front view, female fashion figure. You'll learn how to develop your design ideas as fashion sketches and explore the basic silhouettes used in the fashion design. Gallery

HAR 087  Advanced Fashion Design Art Techniques 
*This is a level-2 course. Prerequisites: HAR 016 or HAR 096
This course builds upon skills learned in HAR 016 or HAR 096. You will continue to develop and refine your understanding of fashion figures, garment details, and construction. You'll also learn tips and tricks for rendering popular fabrics in the sportswear market and develop a "flat sketch" from a garment and fashion figure, required for portfolio submissions. At the end of this course, you'll have created a sportswear collection and understand collection development.  Gallery

*To waive the prerequisite for course HAR 087 you need to submit an e-mail to precollegeprograms@fitnyc.edu with three examples of your fashion drawings, please make sure to include your full name and the date of birth. Please note that this is an addition to the online registration, which has to be completed by all Precollege students.

HAR 089 Fashion Design Portfolio
** This is a level-3 course. Prerequisites: HAR  082, 087, 090, 092, or 123
How do you develop a professional fashion design portfolio? In this course, you'll create a small women's wear collection and learn advanced rendering techniques and presentation formats. Projects in the course will help you create your portfolio. We strongly recommend students take this course no earlier than 11th grade. Gallery

**To waive the prerequisite for course HAR 089 you need to submit an e-mail to precollegeprograms@fitnyc.edu with three examples of your fashion drawings, please make sure to include your full name and the date of birth. Please note that this is an addition to the online registration, which has to be completed by all Precollege students.

HAR 091 Icons of Couture Fashion
*This is a level-2 course. Prerequisites: HAR 016 or HMW 151 or HAR 096
You'll research historic and contemporary designers including Dior, Balenciaga, McQueen, Mulger and their contributions to the fashion industry. Exploring how these designers implemented conceptual thinking, design development, and an overall vision, you will evolve your own design philosophies. You'll also develop your own fashion illustrations inspired by the approaches and techniques of these great icons, elevating your ideas to a more sophisticated and conceptual level. Gallery

HAR 096 Agender Sportswear Design (This description is also listed under the Menswear Design offerings)
You'll design unisex sportswear for this new and emerging segment of the fashion design industry. Develop your own croquis and develop garment shapes that work on multiple body-types. You'll design and render your own agender sportswear line.

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