Fall Live 2020 - Remote Course Descriptions and Supplies


High school Live courses are offered remotely through Google Classroom. Remote courses  require students to log in in real-time for the lecture and classroom-style learning, with access to additional resources (ie. tutorial videos, handouts etc.) when class time is over.  Students will log in during specific class times (for the entire class duration) to participate in virtual discussions, read lectures, complete assignments, and interact with the instructor and other students (REMINDER: attendance, participation and project completion are part of the grading process). Read more about remote requirements HERE...

  • All classes meet REMOTELY:

    • THURSDAYS: Ten remote sessions, October 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19, December 3, 10, 17, 2020

    TIME: Afternoon (PM): 4:00 pm-7:00 pm EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) 

    • SATURDAYS: Ten remote sessions, October 10, 17, 24, 31 November 7, 14, 21, December 5, 12, 19, 2020

    TIME: Morning (AM): 9:30 am-12:30 pm  and/or  Afternoon (PM): 1:30 pm-4:30 pm EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) 

Descriptions and Required Materials

REQUIRED FOR ALL CLASSES:  The minimum requirement for all courses is a device with internet connectivity. We do not recommend using a phone as the primary device for your course as some features may not be optimized. Additional specific material or equipment requirements will be posted with your courses' description as we receive them. Additionally, please review the required supplies for each course, as some courses will need students to acquire software, equipment or tools for full participation.


 HAC 063 Introduction to Advertising and Marketing Communications
Explore the communications field while you storyboard TV commercials and create publicity campaigns and special event concepts. Learn what makes an effective ad, how publicity works, and what makes an event special. This is an excellent course for anyone who wants to be a brand manager, media buyer, advertising accounts manager, journalist or copywriter. (You can skip this fall class if you've already taken HAC 101)


  • Pen and paper for note taking 
  • Magazines/and or newspapers for reviewing ads (Print or Digital)

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 will 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. (You can skip this fall class if you've already taken HFM 102)


  • Pen & pad or laptop for note taking. 
  • Please have a sketch pad (14” x 17” or 18” x 24”) 
  • a large assortment of drawing pencils, eraser, color pencils and black ink and color markers. 
  • Approx. 4-5 fashion magazines (that you're willing to cut up), 
  • Scissors 
  • Glue stick.
  • For some of our projects, you’ll also have the option of designing digitally. Feel free to familiarize yourself in advance with any app or program that can create mood boards / collages.


HLD 031 Sneaker and Performance Footwear Design
What is the difference between sneakers and trainers? This class will walk you through the differences as you learn professional guidelines in developing sketches for your own footwear design. Learn the language of footwear and how to combine looks and performance, or evolve your fashion sneaker designs. You will also learn basic sketching and presentation techniques required for your portfolio. Whether you're a collector, an athlete, or both, this course will walk you through influences and trends in footwear design specific to this ever-growing market. (You can skip this fall class if you've already taken HLD 101)


  • Pencil and pen, 

  • Color pencils (any)
    • Indigo Blue Prismacolor required 
  • Eraser (Staedler Mars recommended)

  •  Straight edge ruler (C-Thru brand is recommended)

  • Set of french curves  (preferably frosted but clear is ok)

  • 11"X14"Tracing paper by roll (or by pad is ok.)

  • 11"X14" Marker paper pad

  • 8.5"X11" copy paper for practice, 

  • Markers a few (Chart pack  Cool grey’s 1,2.3.5), A set of markers various colors. (If you current have markers thats fine)

  • Markers :
    • Grey Markers (Chartpak grey's 1, 2, 3, 5 recommended)
    • Set of various markers
  • Felt tip marker (Micron recommended)

  • Black Sharpie’s for outlines. 

  • 2 or 3 15"X20" Black Matt Presentation boards (for end of semester presentations)

  • Electric sharpener preferably (hand held is ok)

  • Pencils 

HAR 016 Introduction to Fashion Design Art
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 will learn how to develop your design ideas as fashion sketches and explore the basic silhouettes used in the fashion design industry(You can skip this fall class if you've already taken HAR 101)


  • Pencils: HB or 2B pencils 
  • Kneaded Eraser 
  • Sharpener: handheld pencil sharpener
  • 11 x 14 Tracing paper pad
  • 11 x 14 Translucent / partially see through Marker pad (Recommended : Borden & Riley #37 or Bienfang 360 *Must be see-through*
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Colored Pencils: A set of Prismacolor pencils or similar brand although Prismacolor is softer (set of 12 or 24)
  • Colored Markers: Flesh tones (recommended tones below)  plus 5 individual choice color options 
  • Recommended Flesh Markers  
    • Light Skin Tones
      -Chartpak brand, pale flesh P147
      -Copic brand, color E00
    • Medium Skin Tones
      -Chartpak brand, buff color P-139
    • Medium - Dark Skin Tones
      Copic brand, E13 lt. suntan
      Chartpak brand,  sand P-142, mocha P-70


    • Blender marker (same brand as your other markers) helps to mix marker colors together to achieve different colors, as well as, with colored pencils extending your color range.
    • Fashion Magazine

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 will 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. (You can skip this fall class if you've already taken HAR 103)

**To waive the prerequisite for course HAR 089 you need to submit an email to [email protected] with three examples of your fashion drawings. Please make sure to include your full name and date of birth. Please note that this is in addition to the online registration, which has to be completed by all Precollege students.


  • Kneaded eraser 
  • 2H pencils
  • Pencil sharpener
  • 11"x 14" tracing paper pad 
  • 11" x 14" marker pad (Border & Riley layout visual bond #37 or similar
  • Folder or large envelope to store supplies, swatches, and reference materials.
  • Markers: Chartpak, Copic or similar (Will be discussed in detail in first class)
  • Skin Tone Markers: (Will be discussed in detail in first class)
  • Prismacolor Premier Color pencils:  (Will be discussed in detail in first class)
  • Colorless Blender (Will be discussed in detail in first class)


HMW 151 Introduction to Menswear Design
Learn the basics of the field with instruction from a seasoned menswear designer. Create original artwork and presentation boards that showcase your design ideas. (You can skip this fall class if you've already taken HMW 101)


  • Your MyFIT Login Name & Password information, you will need to log on to the FIT website in class.
  • Pictures/Images of Designs, Colors, Trends that inspire YOU.
  • Your inspiration pictures can be torn from magazines, newspapers and/or printed out from pictures/images found on the web.
  • 11"x14" Tracing Paper Pad 
  • Mechanical / Automatic Pencil w/ 0.5 or 0.7 Lead
  •  #1224 Kneaded Eraser Staedtler Mars / Plastic Eraser 
  • SMALL “French” Curve (6”) 
  • 12" See-Thru Ruler (1"- 2" wide) 
  • Extra Fine Point Black Marker Pen “Pigma MICRON .005” Or “SHARPIE” Pen w/ an   extra, extra fine point
  • White Correction Fluid Pen or Bottle 
  •  Scissors 
  •  Glue Stick

The following supplies will be based on your original designs selected in HMW-151. 

  • Various Color Markers for Selected Designs 
  •  Various Color Pencils for Selected Designs 
  • Fabric Swatches for Selected Designs... TBA
  • 11”x14” Marker Paper Pad )  
  •  2-Sided Tape and/or Adhesive paper (DuoTac or StudioTac)

HFA 022 Drawing for Artists
Learn how to create and compose your drawings like a professional artist. You will explore drawing from observation in and out of the studio. Creatively use shade, line, and color to show dimension space. Assignments will include rendering arranged objects, draped fabrics, furniture, accessories, and interiors. This class will include a sketching trip to a Chelsea gallery, the FIT Museum, or Pomerantz Gallery based on seasonal exhibitions. (You can skip this fall class if you've already taken HFA 102)



  • Strathmore Series 400 Drawing Paper Pad 40 Sheets (or comparable) 18" x 24 (can be a little smaller or a little bigger if that is all you can get) 
  • Erasers: 1 kneaded and 1 white vinyl (Alvin or Staedtler Mars recommended)    
  • Vine Charcoal 2 packs medium
  • Charcoal Pencils: 1 hard, 2 medium, 2 soft
  • Drawing Pencils: 6B and HB (one each)  
  • 9" x 12"  Sketch pad  minimum (for homework)
  • #6 Round watercolor/ink Brush
  • Bottle of India Ink
  • 2 cups for water ink

HID 031 Portfolio Skills for Interior Designers
Learn how to see and think like an interior designer. Create observational perspective drawings of interior spaces, create a concept  sketchbook for your original ideas,  and construct a 3D  interior  model. This course covers many of the unique portfolio requirements found in various interior design programs. (You can skip this fall class if you've already taken HID 102)


  •  Sketchbook (can also be used for note taking) – unlined preferred, at least 9” x 12” preferred
  •  Black Felt-Tip Sketching Pen/Marker – Ex:  Flair or Pentel Sign Pen suggested
  • Lead Pencils with sharpener and white eraser (other erasers are acceptable
  •   12” long Architect’s Scale – with fractions
    - Be sure this is an Architect’s Scale and NOT an Engineer’s Scale
    -Inexpensive versions are fine
    -The architect’s scale is preferred, but a 12” ruler will suffice
  •  Roll of 12” long (yellow or white) or 11” x 17” Pad of Tracing Paper
  •  Graph Paper – 4x4, aka 4 squares per inch – 8.5” x 11” sheets
  • ·Colored pencils – at least a set of 12
    -Prismacolor, or any soft core type preferred
  •  Magazines, Catalogs or Images to print from Google Images
    -Magazines and catalogs need not be new or up-to-date
  • Scissors (Xacto or Olfa knives are acceptable as well)
  • Roll of drafting tape – masking tape or even painter’s tape works also!
  • Glue Stick, or any glue (wet glue or rubber cement will be helpful for model building)          
    -Double-sided tape also acceptable
  • For model building:
    You will be asked to be creative in your collection of materials (scrap paper, cardboard, poster board, foam core, old boxes etc).  Other helpful materials that you may have on hand that we will use will be blue painter’s tape, wet glue, hot glue, straight pins, twine, string, thread, old buttons, twist ties, plastic straws, coffee filters, etc.  Start collecting things that you think may work!
  • Supply Note: There may be minimal printing to do, but I will work with you if it is not possible!


  • T-Square
  • 12” long 45/45/90 triangle
    -Inexpensive versions acceptable; 30/60/90 acceptable; we can make shorter work
  • 9” x 12” Bristol Pad
    -White poster board is suffice that can be cut to size