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Course Descriptions

ML 113
Blocking Techniques for Hats
2.5 credits; 1 Lecture and 3 STUDIO hours per week
Students acquire basic stitching, patternmaking, and blocking skills while completing a beret, baseball cap, draped felt hat, and a one-piece blocked felt hat.

ML 115
Fabric Hat Construction
2.5 credits; 1 Lecture and 3 STUDIO hours per week
Prerequisite: ML 113
Students learn to develop patterns and construct soft fabric hats and caps. Grain lines, fabric qualities, and support materials are covered, as is the impact of the materials on the hat's shape and body.

ML 116
Cold Weather Headgear
2.5 credits; 1 Lecture and 3 STUDIO hours per week
Prerequisite: ML 115
Students continue to master patternmaking and blocking skills while completing a helmet, hunting cap, and a cuff hat with a knit crown and a blocked fur crown. Students gain an understanding of how to manipulate specialized materials.

ML 123
Contemporary Men's Hats
2.5 credits; 1 Lecture and 3 STUDIO hours per week
Prerequisite: ML 115
From blocked hats to baseball caps, students learn flat patternmaking, sewing, and blocking techniques in order to design and produce men's hats.

ML 131
A Survey of Trims in Millinery
2.5 credits; 2 Lecture and 1 STUDIO hours per week
This course introduces students to the world of millinery and the use of trims in both traditional and contemporary hat-making. They learn about different hat silhouettes and how trims can alter them.

ML 132
Decorative Millinery Trimming
2 credits; 1 Lecture and 2 STUDIO hours per week
Students master trimming techniques for use on hats, accessories, and apparel by working with silk flowers, silk cording, horsehair, feathers, and artificial fruits and vegetables.

ML 241
Bridal and Special Occasion Headwear
2.5 credits; 1 Lecture and 3 STUDIO hours per week
Prerequisite: ML 115
By completing a collection of hats for a wedding, students continue to master their blocking and sewing skills. How to block and create a classic turban is also taught. Students work with veiling and wire.

ML 243
Creative Design in Headwear
2.5 credits; 1 Lecture and 3 STUDIO hours per week
Prerequisite: ML 115
Students use the techniques acquired in their previous classes to create a challenging, unified collection of headwear that reflects their individual style.

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