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Fashion Design - Apparel

Winter Session: January 5 - 21
Spring Session: January 26 - May 18

Winter Courses

FD 131 Sewing Techniques I
1.5 credits
In-state $282 Out-of-state $844.50
Students learn the basic professional techniques used in the construction of designers' sample garments. Sewing techniques--including cutting, construction, and finishing--are explored, using industrial equipment to create sample garments in cotton or cotton-type fabrics.
CRN Section Day Time Location
3004 15A M T W R F 9:00 am-12:45 pm C713
3476 15B M T W R F 6:30 pm-10:00 pm C713

Spring Courses

AP 241 Leather Apparel Design Room Techniques
2.5 credits
In-state $470 Out-of-state $1,407.50
Prerequisites: MW 141 or FD 131
Teaches construction, processing, finishing, and decorative techniques for making men's or women's leather garments. Learn about the leather apparel industry, resources, and suppliers.
CRN Section Day Time Location
11883 15A M 6:30 pm-10:00 pm A487

AP 242 Haute Couture Sewing Techniques
2.5 credits
In-state $470 Out-of-state $1,407.50
Prerequisites: DP 111 or FD 131 or TL 111 or approval of program advisor
The sewing techniques practiced in the finest haute couture ateliers around the world are introduced and provide the basis for understanding couture. Learn couture techniques in cutting, hand stitching, seam and hem finishes, pocket construction, pressing, and finishing.
CRN Section Day Time Location
13839 15A M 6:30 pm-10:00 pm C801

AP 243 Haute Couture Decorative Techniques and Embellishments
2.5 credits
In-state $470 Out-of-state $1,407.50
Prerequisite: AP 242 or approval of chairperson
Expands knowledge of the couture by exploring various decorative techniques. Learn how to hand bead and apply rocailles, sequins, pearls, and faux gems on different types of fabrics. Create embellishments such as flowers and frog closures from fabric and ribbons, hand embroider original designs, and learn the arts of quilting, cartridge pleating, and trapunto.

CRN Section Day Time Location
10853 15A T
6:30 pm-10:00 pm C603
15802
 15B M
 6:30 pm-10:00 pm C803

AP 275 Haute Couture Apparel Design
3 credits
In-state $564 Out-of-state $1,689
Prerequisites: (DP 212 or FD 112) and AP 243 and AP 244
Apply knowledge of the couture to design, drape, fit, and construct a mini-collection for a particular target market. Develop styles and images through fabric sourcing, market research, and inspirational research.
CRN Section Day Time Location
12873 15A M W
6:30 pm-9:20 pm C813

FD 115 Introduction to Draping
2 credits
In-state $376 Out-of-state $1,126
This course introduces the student to the basic principles of draping, keeping in mind the importance of grain, balance, and structure in a garment. An understanding of fundamental draping procedures and their application to current trends is addressed. Tools and materials essential for professional results are demonstrated and used.
CRN Section Day Time Location
14531 15A W 6:30 pm-9:20 pm C802

FD 131 Sewing Techniques I
1.5 credits
In-state $282 Out-of-state $844.50
Students learn the basic professional techniques used in the construction of designers' sample garments. Sewing techniques--including cutting, construction, and finishing--are explored, using industrial equipment to create sample garments in cotton or cotton-type fabrics.
CRN Section Day Time Location
11863 15A M 6:30 pm-9:20 pm C713
12837 15B M 6:30 pm-9:20 pm C715
11864 15C T 6:30 pm-9:20 pm C813
11865 15D W 6:30 pm-9:20 pm C713
11866 15E R 6:30 pm-9:20 pm C813
11867 15F S 9:10 am-12:00 pm C713

FD 282 Corsetry in Fashion II
2.5 credits
In-state $470 Out-of-state $1,407.50
Prerequisite: FD 281 or approval of chairperson
Students explore the history of corsetry from 1850 to the present and the interpretation of structured undergarments in contemporary fashion trends. Further developing the technical skills learned in FD 281, students create a period corset and design a contemporary corset and garment.
CRN Section Day Time Location
15803 15A M 6:30 pm-10:00 pm C714
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