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Fashion Design

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Fashion Design Courses

Design Construction Techniques
A continuation of Ready-To-Wear Construction with emphasis on design details. Instruction in basic manipulation of a commercial pattern to create individual design details, dressmaking and fully lined unstructured garments in intermediate level fabrics. Combined with credit FSHD-1351.

A study of three-dimensional fashion design conceptualizing by draping in muslin or fashion fabric directly on the dress form. Skill development in observing grain of fabric, identifying drapable fabrics and creating designs suitable for draping. Presentation of major fashion designers and draping techniques. Combined with credit FSHD-2306.

Fashion Illustration Media
Fashion Illustration Media provides students with skill development in fashion technical drawing with emphasis on fashion details and applications. This class provides instruction in illustrating a wide variety of clothing in various media with an emphasis on computer-aided techniques. The class will accommodate all levels of skill from beginner to advance illustrators to help them achieve a...

Fashion Image
Instruction in the techniques used to analyze the fashion image of individual clients. Emphasis on personal coloring, seasonal color harmonies, appropriate fabric textures, body proportion and silhouette, figure, facial and hair analysis, and wardrobe coordination. Study of fashion image consultant business practices and job qualifications. For questions please contact Eileen Collazo...

Fashion Sketching
Fundamentals of quick sketching to communicate design ideas. Instruction in drawing the male and female fashion figure. Emphasis on simple methods for making quick sketches to illustrate style information. For questions please contact Victoria Taylor or 512.223.7906. Integrated with credit FSHD-1322.

Flat Pattern Design I
An introduction to the creative design of clothing through the flat pattern method. General principles of pattern making using the basic five-piece dress sloper. A study of dart manipulation, slashing and spreading the pattern and contouring sew lines. For questions please contact Victoria Taylor or 512.223.7906. Integrated with credit FSHD-1328.

Introduction to Fashion
Survey of the world of fashion businesses. Introduction to the creation and merchandising of fashion through the study of fashion vocabulary, the fashion process, fashion publications, and career opportunities. This is an online class. Students will access course through Blackboard after registering for course. For questions please contact Victoria Taylor or...

Millinery Design I: Foundations of Hat Design and Construction
This course provides an introduction to basic millinery materials, tools and techniques, as well as common styles, design and fit guidelines. Students will design and complete 2 fascinators and 1 hat in this class, and will learn the skills necessary to make their own sinamay fascinator bases, as well as both blocked and framed buckram hats for fashion, theater and historic reproduction. Please...

Millinery II

Ready to Wear Construction
Fundamentals of mass production of apparel, focusing on the operation of industrial sewing and pressing equipment. Survey of materials selection and construction techniques used at all price levels of mass produced apparel. Introduction to industry seam allowances. Identification of differences between ready-to wear and couture construction. For questions please contact Victoria Taylor...

A general study of textiles with emphasis on factors that affect the hand, appearance, and performance in clothing use. Examination of the properties of natural and man-made fibers, how yarn is formed, methods of production, and the properties of a variety of fabrics. Application of textiles used in the apparel industry. For questions please contact Eileen Collazo or...


Our programs give you convenient access to a wide selection of noncredit courses that can open doors to a new career, build skills for your current job, or simply expand your knowledge in a subject you’re interested in.


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