CPPFC1 – Fashion Drawing I
This course develops drawing skills with an emphasis on figure gesture and proportion along with a wide range of media. Students are taught to sketch from magazines and books while communicating design concepts in clothing with style and expression.
CPPFC2 – Fashion Drawing II
Prerequisite: CPPFC1, a minimum B or approval of instructor
This studio course addresses the elements of fashion design. Assignments introduce the design processes of trend and fabric research, storyboarding compiling, color story, design innovation and the 2-D to 3-D development of creative ideas
CPPG – Garment
Students will explore basic design skills and work with various materials used in constructing draping and garments. Both traditional and non-traditional materials will be explored through techniques and exercises related to the body. Students will learn how the equipment functions and its role in constructing garments. A critical overview of fashion introduces student to various practical and theoretical approaches to understand and explore fashion within an art context.
FASD 103 - Fashion Illustration
Students learn various approaches to fashion lifestyle drawing and further develop their drawings into finished illustrations. They draw the stylized figure by incorporation line quality, shape, graphic composition, and context.
FASD 104 - Fashion Industrial Design (CAD)
Prerequisite: FASD 103, a minimum B or approval of instructor
Performing a variety of functions in the organization, storage and retrieval of clothes within a CAD system, students in this course are introduced to and develop skills for the application of current technologies for apparel production, including computer-aided design for apparel.
FASD 106 - Textile Design 1
An introduction to the design styles, design vocabulary, and research methods necessary for creating original textile surface designs. Through image-based lectures, discussions, museum visits, design projects, and presentation critiques, students explore themes in fashion and the applied arts that will serve as a foundation in their future design work.
FASD 107 - Textile Design 2
Prerequisite: FASD 106, a minimum B or approval of instructor
This class will encourage individual artistic expression within the field of printed textiles whether you are designing work intended for industrial production or creating one-of-kind fine art pieces. Students will be asked to immerse themselves in the creative tensions and synergies that emerge when the worlds of art and design are brought into dialogue with one another. The relationship between the designer/artist and the factory will be examined within an extensive artistic, social and cultural context. There will be a focus on designing printed textiles for apparel, gaining a thorough understanding of th
e relationship between fabrics and the human form, and pursuing work for an interior end use, such as furnishing fabrics, or wall coverings. Students will initially work on paper, analyzing layouts, color, scale, and other design elements, within single and repeat patterns. Students will be introduced to a range of processes including the transfer of pattern to cloth by silkscreen, digital and heat transfer printing. Research will be an integral component it this class, including field trips to the Merchandise Mart and the Fashion Resource Center.
FASD 108 - Jewelry Design
Students are introduced to a range of basic techniques, materials and processes within the broad historical and social context of jewelry. Students explore these processes and develop a foundation of basic skills by creating jewelry and small scale objects.
FASD 109 - Accessories Design
Various types of shoes, handbags, and belts are analyzed in terms of materials, construction, and presentation. Students acquire hands-on techniques in all three phases.