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HS Fashion Design: Apparel Course Descriptions

These courses focus on the design and construction of clothes.

Fashion designers create clothing for every occasion and lifestyle. Explore a career as a fashion designer, assistant designer, stylist, or fashion executive.


HAP 017 Introduction to Draping for Fashion Design (formerly known as 'Fashion Design Techniques')
Learn to design clothing and make patterns for your designs by draping and shaping muslin on a dress form. You'll learn basic draping skills, as well as creative variations on several bodices and skirts.
*Projects and class schedule may be adjusted to reflect the abilities and pace of the students in course

HAP 025 Sewing for Fashion Designers
(For students attending 9th and 10th grades) 
You'll learn the basics of sewing on an industrial machine, how to make several different seams, seam finishes and hems, and how to lay out and cut a pattern. Various projects will be part of the course, such as an apron, a blouse, and other basic sewing projects.
*Projects and class schedule may be adjusted to reflect the abilities and pace of the students in course. Gallery

HAP 026  Sewing for Fashion Designers
(For students attending 11th or 12th)
You'll learn the basics of sewing on an industrial machine, how to make several different seams, seam finishes and hems, and how to lay out and cut a pattern. Various projects will be part of the course, such as an apron, a blouse, and other basic sewing projects. Gallery
*Projects and class schedule may be adjusted to reflect the abilities and pace of the students in course.

HAP 095 Introduction to the Fashion Design Industry
What does a fashion designer do everyday? This course teaches you how the creative side of a fashion business works. Including on campus and industry field trips to museum, stores and fabric sources. Inspiration journal and design presentations will be created in class requiring basic fashion art skills.  Gallery

HAP 153 Intermediate Sewing and Embroidery Design
*Prerequisite: HAP 026 or HAP 025
Improve your expertise by sewing advanced projects using a variety of machines. You'll create and execute your own embroidery designs, using machine and hand embroidery to decorate your designs. Projects include an embroidered T-shirt and jean jacket. Gallery

*To waive the prerequisite for course HAP 153 you need to submit a fax (212.217.7964), or an e-mail (precollegeprograms@fitnyc.edu) to the Precollege office, stating that you have the skills necessary for this advanced class, please make sure to include your full name and the date of birth. The abilities would include: sewing a perfectly straight hem, zipper, and familiarity with an industrial sewing machine.

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