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HAC 063  Careers in Advertising and Marketing Communications
How do you create an effective ad? How does publicity work? What makes an event special? Learn about the communications field while you storyboard TV commercials and create publicity campaigns, and special event concepts. Visit on-campus resources to see how broadcasting happens within FIT. Gallery
 
HFM 060  Fashion Forecasting: Seeing into the Future 
By analyzing consumers past buying patterns, identifying emerging trends in retail and on the streets, and recognizing current cultural influences, a fashion forecaster helps designers, product developers, and merchandisers see into the future. Being able to predict next year's fashion trends is a valuable and marketable skill. Learn how to conduct research, record observations, use the tools of the forecasting industry, and identify key target markets. Then put it all together to identify upcoming trends in color, silhouettes, and fabrics. Gallery
 
HFM 064 The Ins and Outs of Fashion Merchandising
Learn how color, fabrics, consumer motivation, sales, and fashion publications affect the art of merchandising. You'll analyze merchandising strategies by visiting retail stores and get an overview of historic style trends by touring the costume collection of The Museum at FIT. Gallery  Project Gallery     
  
HAP 017 Introduction to Draping for Fashion Design 
*Prerequisite: HAP 026 or HAP 025 or HAP 153 or HAP 154 or HPM 069 or HPM 070 or HPM 071 or HMW 151
Learn to design clothing and make patterns for your designs by draping and shaping muslin on a dress form. You'll learn basic draping skills, as well as creative variations on several bodices and skirts.
**Projects and class schedule may be adjusted to reflect the abilities and pace of the students in course Gallery
 
HAP 025 Sewing for Fashion Designers 
(For students attending 9th and 10th grades)  
You'll learn the basics of sewing on an industrial machine, how to make several different seams, seam finishes and hems, and how to lay out and cut a pattern. Various projects will be part of the course, such as an apron, a blouse, and other basic sewing projects. 
*Projects and class schedule may be adjusted to reflect the abilities and pace of the students in course. Gallery
 
HAP 026  Sewing for Fashion Designers 
(For students attending 11th or 12th)
You'll learn the basics of sewing on an industrial machine, how to make several different seams, seam finishes and hems, and how to lay out and cut a pattern. Various projects will be part of the course, such as an apron, a blouse, and other basic sewing projects.
*Projects and class schedule may be adjusted to reflect the abilities and pace of the students in course. Gallery
 
HAP 153 Intermediate Sewing and Embroidery Design
*Prerequisite: HAP 025 or HAP 026 or HMW 157 or HPM 069 or HPM 070 or HPM 071 or HAP 154
Improve your expertise by sewing advanced projects using a variety of machines. You'll create and execute your own embroidery designs, using machine and hand embroidery to decorate your designs. Projects include an embroidered T-shirt and jean jacket. *Basic sewing required.  Gallery
 
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 industry. Gallery
 
HTS 154 Screenprinting T-Shirts
Learn to create your own screenprinted designs and transfer them from paper to screen to shirt, using basic and experimental screenprinting techniques. You'll conceive a design, prepare a screen, mix pigments, and screenprint on T-shirts in a traditional screen-printing studio environment. Gallery    
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HAD 101 The Principles of Design 
It all starts somewhere! In order to succeed in majors such as Communication Design, Advertising, Graphic Design, Packaging Design, and Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design all students must know the Principles of Design. In this beginner course, you'll learn by executing a variety of fun projects that teach the principles of design composition and layout, color, texture, and typography. Learn about the different areas of study that require these skills and create sample projects that represent these disciplines. Gallery   See more Graphic Design here...
 
HFA 024 Basic Life Drawing
Study basic anatomy and proportion as you develop your drawing ability. You'll sketch a live nude model using quick-and extended-study techniques. Gallery
 
HFA 145 Design/Composition/Color Theory
Discover the principles of design and color theory as you create drawings, paintings, and collages. You'll also explore the roles design and color play in fashion, architecture, advertising, fine arts, and graphic, interior, and surface design. HFA 145 Gallery
 
HFA 148 Fine Arts Portfolio
Create a first-class portfolio, or perfect your existing portfolio to prepare for college review committees. Develop new skills as you create drawings from live nude models, still lifes, and interiors using perspective drawing techniques. All drawing media are encouraged. The instructor will assess your current work to determine what you need to create or improve upon. Please bring one or more samples of the following to the first class: a portrait, a painting, mixed media, art from your imagination, a contour drawing, and various works from observation. Include both color and black and white examples. You may bring your original works or you can bring photographed images to show the professor.  Gallery
 
HID 021: Introduction to Technical Drawing and Spatial Planning (Level 1)
Students will learn traditional technical drawing techniques using the tools of the trade (T-square, architectural scale ruler, triangles, templates, etc.) with a focus on interior spaces. Floor plans, elevations, furniture plans, and presentation techniques will be addressed as students create their own interior layouts. Gallery
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HIL 012 Drawing for Illustration
Get a feel for what it takes to become a professional illustrator while you improve your drawing skills, learn about materials and techniques, and build your portfolio. In this course, you'll draw from live models and still-life arrangements and work on specific projects such as magazine covers, posters, and book and editorial illustrations. Gallery
 
HIL 163 Anatomy  for Artists
This introductory course focuses on drawing the human body, skeleton, and related muscular systems. You'll use plaster casts, medical charts, videos, and direct model drawing to improve your skills. Please note: nude models may be used in this course.  For students interested in art and design, science, and pre-med college majors. Gallery
 
HPH 159 Digital Camera Use and Photography for the Beginner
This course will introduce students to the mechanics of a digital camera and professional photographic techniques including: F/stops, shutter speeds, lighting accommodations, depth of field, white balance, exposure settings, and the various types of digital files and RAW files. Highly recommended for students who have never taken a photography course before or who simply "point-and-shoot" their current digital images. Gallery
 
HPH 169 Fundamentals of Digital Photography and Photoshop
If you're an intermediate level photographer and are familiar with the techniques covered in HPH 159 (above) and are ready to focus on lighting, advanced camera techniques, and image sequencing, this course is for you. You'll also cover the basics of Adobe Photoshop, including image processing, photo retouching, and collage. Students must be comfortable with the digital camera to join this class. Gallery 
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