This is an introductory clothing design class that will focus on learning the basic skills required to design and build clothing, costumes, and fashions. It teaches students the aesthetic aspects of two and three-dimensional design necessary to create sketches, designs, and actual articles of clothing. This includes skills such as design cutting, draping, and stitching. This course also studies fashion trends throughout history from ancient times to modern-day and includes an understanding of cultural, social, political, and economic influences on fashion design. Opportunities for students to showcase work include participation in company shows, dance show(s), and a student-produced fashion show.
Note: Fall semester and year-long options available. Students new to the course (who wish to take it for a semester) should enroll for the fall semester. Students who have previously taken the semester course may enroll for the spring semester. Students who have taken the year-long course may repeat the course if desired.