Fashion Design

Fashion Design & Merchandising – Students explore various fibers, fundamentals of color, and the process of the fashion industry from concept to consumer including promotion, buying inventory, pricing, window display, and advertising. Students study designers, historical and current trends, fashion vocabulary, styles in relation to various body types and personalities, and the importance of alterations and fit. Students learn how to improve sewing skills, create fashion drawings, analyze designs, and develop patterns using the “flat pattern” method. Students study how computers have impacted fashion and explore the impact of retail establishments and fashion publications. The program is enriched by a fashion show created and produced by students.

Prerequisites: A or B in Sewing Technology or Fashion recommended.

Grades: 11-12

High School credit earned: .5 credit per block each semester

May earn DMACC credit as follows:

Year One:
APP 211 Textiles 3 credits (S)
COM 703 Communication Skills 3 credits (S)

Year Two:
APP 260 Fashion Analysis and Design 3 credits (S)
SDV 164 Electronic Portfolio 2 credits (S)

MKT 140 Selling (F)

Optional:
SPC 101 Fundamentals of Oral Comm. 3 credits (S)