Design Practices

All students attending class on the FIT campus must show proof of vaccination against COVID-19. For more information, see: Immunization Requirements.

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

Spring

Jan 30 – May 24

Register  Now

AP 242
Haute Couture Sewing Techniques

2.5 credits
In state $550.00 Out of state $1652.50
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. Prerequisite(s): DP 111 or FD 133 or TL 111 or approval of program advisor

 
CRN Section Day Time Location
13839 15A M 6:30 PM–10:20 PM C801

AP 244
Haute Couture Construction & Techniques

2.5 credits
In state $550.00 Out of state $1652.50
Apply couture sewing methodology and construct a skirt and jacket in order to understand the fitting process, couture fabric selection, proper cutting procedures, and inner construction methods. Prerequisite(s): AP 242 or FD 231

 
CRN Section Day Time Location
20313 15A T 6:30 PM–10:20 PM C801

AR 101
Fashion Art and Design

1.5 credits
In state $330.00 Out of state $991.50

For Fashion Business Management and Textile Development and Marketing students. Studies basic proportions of the fashion figure, garment details and terminology, and principles of color.

 
CRN Section Day Time Location
6404 15A W 6:30 PM–8:20 PM C705

CD 122
Digital Layout I

2.0 credits
In state $440.00 Out of state $1322.00

Traditional studio skills, typography, and computer techniques are explored in order to create printed pieces using InDesign. Students learn to plan and produce files for printing.

 
CRN Section Day Time Location
12754 15A T 6:30 PM–9:20 PM C306

CG 211
Computer-Assisted Design

2.0 credits
In state $440.00 Out of state $1322.00

Paint- and image-processing software (Photoshop) is used as an artist’s tool to solve basic design problems and create original, innovative work. Emphasis is on exploring the visual elements inherent in good design.

 
CRN Section Day Time Location
4430 15A R 6:30 PM–9:20 PM C228

CG 221
Design and Authoring for Interactive Media I

2.0 credits
In state $440.00 Out of state $1322.00

Introduction to designing for interactive media using current scripting languages to produce finished projects, including websites, games, and animation for various delivery media including mobile devices. Importing various kinds of graphics, video, animation, special effects, and sound is explored. Basic image editing skills are recommended before registering for the course.

 
CRN Section Day Time Location
16831 15A W 6:30 PM–9:20 PM C302
19902 15B T 6:30 PM–9:20 PM C302

DD 114
Creativity and Aesthetics

2 credits
In state $440.00 Out of state $1322.00
Teaches non-designers, the designer viewpoint including how visual thinking applies to design strategies. Knowledge and skills from this course will enable them to effectively partner or collaborate professionally, either as business developers, retail managers, account managers, or strategic planners.

 
CRN Section Day Time Location
19919 101 W 9:10 AM–12:00 PM D425

DE 101
Principles of Display and Exhibit Design: Small Scale

2.0 credits
In state $440.00 Out of state $1322.00

For students not majoring in Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design. Basic hands-on display methods used in visual merchandising and an understanding of two- and three-dimensional design practices and materials.

 
CRN Section Day Time Location
15997 15A M 6:30 PM–9:20 PM D425

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
19494 15A M 6:30 PM–10:20 PM C702

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
18116 15A M 6:30 PM–10:20 PM C713

FF 111
Visual Design Concepts I

2.0 credits
In state $440.00 Out of state $1322.00

This course teaches students to understand, analyze, and draw the female fashion figure, front, turned, and back views. Students learn how to communicate their design ideas in a fashion sketch through garment details, silhouettes, and color theory. Acquiring skills in design development sketching enables them to create simple design groups.

 
CRN Section Day Time Location
15060 15A R 6:30 PM–10:20 PM C709

IL 126
Watercolor Comps and Illustrations

1.5 credits
In state $330.00 Out of state $991.50

Students learn to develop a wide variety of illustration projects in watercolor, from comps to finishes that are ready for reproduction. Emphasis is on real-world assignments for newspapers, magazines, packaging, advertising, and children’s book illustrations.

 
CRN Section Day Time Location
11327 15A W 6:30 PM–9:20 PM D503

IL 183
Comic Book Illustration

2.0 credits
In state $440.00 Out of state $1322.00

For Continuing Education students. This course addresses the professional process of creating comic book illustration, from character design to panel-to-panel continuity and story development. It focuses on sequential illustration as it applies to visual storytelling in comics.

 
CRN Section Day Time Location
13175 15A M 6:30 PM–9:20 PM D506

JD 138
Introduction to CAD Modeling for Designers

2.0 credits
In state $440.00 Out of state $1322.00

Using current hard-surface modeling software, students will make 2D drawings and model 3D parts, beginning with general exercises and leading to projects specific to their fields of study. Students will learn to develop basic designs and to explore their personal approach to the media. Fluency in basic computer skills is strongly recommended.

 
CRN Section Day Time Location
19518 15A R 6:30 PM–9:20 PM C231

JD 241
Introduction to Gemology

2.0 credits
In state $440.00 Out of state $1322.00

Study of the major gem species and their characteristics, with emphasis on their use in commercial production and price structure. Students acquire a thorough knowledge of all precious and semiprecious stones and the ways in which they are used in jewelry.

 
CRN Section Day Time Location
14002 15A W 6:30 PM–9:20 PM C816

LD 112
Decorative Leather Techniques

2.5 credits
In state $550.00 Out of state $1652.50

Studying such ornamentation techniques as trapunto, inlay, welting, pleating, and weaving, students learn how to apply them to leather apparel and accessories design. Basic patternmaking skills used in the construction of handbags, belts, and portfolios are taught.

 
CRN Section Day Time Location
16461 15A R 6:30 PM–10:20 PM A487

LD 182
Performance Materials for Athletic Footwear

2.0 credits
In state $440.00 Out of state $1322.00

Students learn about the different types of performance materials used in all aspects of athletic footwear construction.

 
CRN Section Day Time Location
19976 15A M 6:30 PM–8:20 PM C615

LD 185
Athletic Footwear Drafting

2.5 credits
In state $550.00 Out of state $1652.50

Students draft the components of an athletic shoe using both freehand and CAD. A history of the athletic footwear industry and the integration of technology in athletic footwear are introduced. Students make a model of an outsole design.

 
CRN Section Day Time Location
19522 15A T 6:30 PM–10:20 PM C615

ML 113
Blocking Techniques for Hats

2.5 credits
In state $550.00 Out of state $1652.50

Students acquire basic stitching, patternmaking, and blocking skills while completing a beret, baseball cap, draped felt hat, and a one-piece blocked felt hat.

 
CRN Section Day Time Location
8893 15A W 6:30 PM–10:20 PM A485

ML 115
Fabric Hat Construction

2.5 credits
In state $550.00 Out of state $1652.50
Students learn to develop patterns and construct soft fabric hats and caps. Grain lines, fabric qualities, and support materials are covered, as is the impact of the materials on the hat's shape and body.

 
CRN Section Day Time Location
19977 55A R 6:30 PM–10:20 PM A485

ML 116
Cold Weather Headgear

2.5 credits
In state $550.00 Out of state $1652.50
Students continue to master patternmaking and blocking skills while completing a helmet, hunting cap, and cuff hat with a knit crown and a blocked fur crown. Students gain an understanding of how to manipulate specialized materials.Prerequisite(s): ML 115.

 
CRN Section Day Time Location
20328 55A M 6:30 PM–10:20 PM A485

MW 142
Menswear Sewing

2.0 credits
In state $440.00 Out of state $1322.00

This course introduces students to the many processes involved in creating a first sample. Professional standards of construction are emphasized throughout the semester as students cut, lay out, and construct a classic menswear shirt.

 
CRN Section Day Time Location
19524 15A W 6:30 PM–9:20 PM C602

PM 121
Patternmaking I: Misses’ and Women’s Wear

2.0 credits
In state $440.00 Out of state $1322.00
Online: In state $470.00 Out of state $1352.00

Development of basic body slopers using standard specification measurements. Collars and basic sleeve shapes, as well as paper patterns and a final fabric sample, are made. Students learn the importance of fit and balance when creating a high-quality production pattern. Specifications are discussed in relation to both pattern development and finished garment measurements.

 
CRN Section Day Time Location
19114 OL1 ONLINE  
12042 25A T 6:30 PM–10:20 PM C610

PM 122
Patternmaking II: Misses’ and Women’s Wear

2.0 credits
In state $440.00 Out of state $1322.00

Students use basic slopers to develop additional patterns for style variations. Patterns are developed for bodice, torso, sleeves and skirt slopers. Pattern corrections are made according to fit, balance, and specification measurements. Final patterns and fabric samples acceptable for mass production are created. Prerequisite(s): PM 121

 
CRN Section Day Time Location
15338 25A T 6:30 PM–10:20 PM C412

TC 111
Beginning Adobe Illustrator for Technical Design

2.0 credits
In state $440.00 Out of state $1322.00
Online: In state $470.00 Out of state $1352.00

Students learn the fundamental basic sketching using Adobe Illustrator. Course assignments focus on creating garments using Adobe Illustrator software. Project is final portfolio of customer profile, mood board, fabric board, color board and 12 Adobe Illustrated coordinate group both fronts and backs. The basic of Illustrator is taught so students are capable of going into the Advanced Adobe Illustrator course learning technical sketching for technical packets.

 
CRN Section Day Time Location
17049 OL1 ONLINE  

TD 131
Woven Design I

1.5 credits
In state $330.00 Out of state $991.50

Introduction to creating woven fabrics on a table hand loom. Students learn basic weaving techniques, drafting of weaves, and the interrelation of yarns, color, and weave structure in a fabric design.

 
CRN Section Day Time Location
4620 15A T 6:30 PM–9:20 PM C510

TD 224
Computer-Aided Print Design

1.5 credits
In state $330.00 Out of state $991.50

Using Adobe Photoshop, students scan images and create original designs, repeats, colorways, and coordinates targeting specific markets. Emphasis is on creative use of the software, awareness of industry trends, and the development of an original portfolio of digitally produced designs.

 
CRN Section Day Time Location
18572 15A R 6:30 PM–9:20 PM C229

TL 111
Ladies Tailoring I

2.5 credits
In state $550.00 Out of state $1652.50

Introduces students to the fundamental hand and machine skills. Includes construction processes, assembly procedures, selection of trimmings and notions, fabric cutting, and fabrics. Basic knowledge of sewing is required.

 
CRN Section Day Time Location
20346 15A W 6:30 PM–10:20 PM C706