Course Number: 846700 Credit: ½ Course Length: One Semester Karen C. Curtis, Ph.D., NBCT [email protected]
Purpose and Description:
This class is designed to introduce students to the world of fashion. In Introduction to Fashion Design students will explore the importance of clothing, all elements of the fashion industry, fashion evolution, elements and principles of design, figure analysis, wardrobe planning and principles of clothing construction.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to: 1.
Understand the many functions of clothing. Define and properly sequence the stages of the fashion cycle. Demonstrate knowledge of fashion terminology through assignments, projects and presentations. Describe various fashion designers and the style for which they are best known. Compare and contrast styles from previous centuries to today’s fashions. Understand the elements and principles of design and apply them to various assignments. Describe the different figure types and create basic wardrobes that are suitable to 8.
each type. Demonstrate basic hand and machine sewing techniques. Demonstrate knowledge of textiles, garment styles, technical writing and clothing construction through projects.
Agenda 3-ring notebook (recommended) and paper Writing utensil (pen or pencil) A set of 12 colored pencils Glue sticks One
Magazine of your choice
Projects/Tests (Mastery)………..80% Classroom/Homework/Class Participation …..20%
Each student is asked to have a 3-ring binder for this course. There will be several handouts therefore spiral notebooks are discouraged. Bringing your notebook to class is a must!
If you are absent from class, it is your responsibility to get your assignment (s) from me. Each day an assignment is not turned in will result in a 10-point deduction.
Projects and Assignments:
All projects and classroom/homework assignments are to be completed and turned in according to the directions given in class .
Every student is expected to come prepared and participate in class activities and discussions. Anything other than adult behavior will not be tolerated. Students are expected to respect their peers and give the instructor their undivided attention.
Don’t be late.