Introduction to Fashion Design (ART 185)

This course uses an examination of the historical record, current industry practice, and demonstration of apparel development processes and principles to introduce the field of Fashion Design. Through the application of color theory, exploratory textile research, and examination of current fashion market activity, students will conceptualize and graphically execute their own ideas for collections and garments. Drawing skills will build upon those introduced in Drawing I, and will expand to allow development of the croqui, or fashion figure, which students will use as an aid to the apparel design process. Technical fashion design terminology presented and methodology demonstrated will allow students to see how materials are incorporated into functional and aesthetically valid products that respond to the demands of the market and meet consumer desires. General fashion terminology and writing styles will be introduced and practiced. This course is subject to a course fee.


The following courses must be taken prior to this course
ART 111 - Drawing I
ENG 010A - Basic Writing or ENG 011 - Basic Writing II or ESL 011 - Basic Writing II
REA 011 - Fundamentals of College Reading or REA 017 - Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension Development II
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