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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')
*Prerequisite: HAP 026 or HAP 025 or HAP 153 or HPM 069 or HPM 070 or HPM 071 or HMW 151
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 Gallery

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
*Prerequisite: HAP 026 or HAP 025 or HAP 017 or HAP 153 or HAR 016 or HAR 087 or HAR 089 or HMW 151 or HMW 157. 
What does a fashion designer do everyday? This course teaches you how the creative side of a fashion business works. Includes on-campus and industry field trips to museum, stores and fabric sources. Inspiration journal and design presentations will be created in class requiring basic digital and fashion art skills. For students with fashion design course experience  who are planning to enter fashion degree programs and want to learn more about the business aspects of the industry from a designer's perspective.

 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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