History of Fashion Design (ART 109)

This course will present a survey of the evolution of fashionable dress from the late 19th century to the present day. Emphasis will be placed on an examination of individual garments and movements considered by scholars to be outstanding, historically significant or influential. The course will also cover the development of 20th century mass fashion and its associated cultural and economic impact. Technological advances in textile and apparel production will be examined as will an exploration of the role of the fine and decorative arts movements in fashion change. Finally, the creation of fashionable dress will be viewed as a means of personal creative expression.


The following courses must be taken prior to this course
ENG 010A - Basic Writing or ENG 011 - Basic Writing II or ESL 011 - Basic Writing II with a minimum grade of C
REA 011 - Fundamentals of College Reading or REA 017 - Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension Development II with a minimum grade of C
Term Location Sections Available
2024 Spring Semester - 15 Week Sections