Fashion Design - Apparel

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Students are encouraged to register early, as classes may fill up or be canceled due to low registration.

Summer 1

May 25–June 30

Summer 2

July 5–August 1

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Fashion Design  Apparel - (212) 217-5000

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FD 117
Design Studio I - Introduction to Draping

2.0 credits
In state $440.00 Out of state $1,322.00


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.

Summer 1
CRN Section Day Time Location
4118 15A MTW 1:10 PM–5:00 PM A605

 

FD 133
Materials and Construction I

2.0 credits
In state $440.00 Out of state $1,322.00


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.

Summer 1
CRN Section Day Time Location
3794 15A MTW 9:10 AM–1:00 PM A605
Summer 2
CRN Section Day Time Location
4120 15B MTWR 9:10 AM–12:45 PM A605

 

FD 134
Materials and Construction II

2.0 credits
In state $440.00 Out of state $1,322.00


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. Prerequisite(s): FD 133

Summer 1
CRN Section Day Time Location
4119 15A MTW 6:30 PM–10:20 PM A605

 

FD 244
Design Development: Digital Communication and Management

1.5 credits
In state $330.00 Out of state $991.50
Online: In state $352.50 Out of state $1,014.00

This course is an in-depth survey from concept to completion of the industry-standard for design-to-manufacturing procedures and practices. Utilizing digital apparel management programs and tools, students learn to effectively execute design ideas and communicate design information across multiple platforms for various design and development stages. Prerequisite(s): FF 245

Summer 2
CRN Section Day Time Location
4121 OL1 ONLINE