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HS Fashion Design: Apparel Course Descriptions

These courses focus on the design and construction of clothes.

Fashion designers create clothing for every occasion and lifestyle. Explore a career as a fashion designer, assistant designer, stylist, or fashion executive.

Please note: Not all courses are offered each semester


HAP 017 Introduction to Draping for Fashion Design (formerly known as 'Fashion Design Techniques')
*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. Gallery
*Projects and class schedule may be adjusted to reflect the abilities and pace of the students in course.

HAP 101 Your Career as a Fashion Designer
So you want to be a Fashion Designer? Do you want to work for a famous name designer? Do you want to work for a big global brand? Do product development for a major retailer? Do private label? Or have your own label sold over the internet, wholesale or in your boutique? Learn the differences, the skills needed for each and how to navigate a successful career in the direction you choose! Students will be exposed and learn thru industry field trips, individual assignments and classroom group projects.

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

HAP 154 Agender Apparel Construction (Level 2)
*Prerequisite: HAP 025 or HAP 026 or HMW 157 or HPM 069 or HPM 070 or HPM 071 or HAP 153
Learn approaches to fit and construction unique to agender fashions. Students will research fabrics, learn grading and sizing, and construct 1-3 garments based on their progress in the class. *Basic sewing required.  Gallery

*To waive the prerequisite for course HAP 017, HAP 153 or HAP 154, you'll need to submit an email to precollegeprograms@fitnyc.edu stating that you have the skills necessary for this advanced class. Please make sure to include your full name and the date of birth. Abilities to include: sewing a perfectly straight hem, zipper, and familiarity with an industrial sewing machine. Samples of sewing projects may also be submitted.

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