Fashion Design - Apparel

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Aug 29 –Dec 22

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FD 117
Design Studio I - Introduction to Draping

2.0 credits
In state $440.00 Out of state $1322.00

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.

CRN Section Day Time Location
29627 15A M 6:30 PM–10:20 PM C702
32989 15B R 6:30 PM–10:20 PM C710

FD 133
Materials and Construction I

2.0 credits
In state $440.00 Out of state $1322.00

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.

CRN Section Day Time Location
29795 15A W 6:30 PM–10:20 PM C713
32986 15B W 6:30 PM–10:20 PM C813