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Fashion Design and Merchandising

FASHN 1, Fashion Trends and Design    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None.

This course is designed to serve both students of fashion design and fashion merchandising in preparing them to become familiar with the nature of fashion design and its components and to understand how environmental factors influence the style, color, texture, and design of garments. Fashion materials, theories of fashion adoption, sources of design inspiration, and manufacturing a garment will be discussed.

2131   8:00a-9:20a TTh   BUS 107   Kolko S R

2132   9:30a-10:50a TTh   BUS 107   O’Connor D R

4197   6:00p-9:05p M   BUS 201   Kolko S R

FASHN 2, Color Analysis   3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None.

This course is an exploration of color theory and elements of design with emphasis on the expertise of color mixing and creative color combinations. Theory is applied to textile, fashion design, and fashion merchandising.

4198   6:15p-10:20p T   BUS 105   Lake R G

4199   6:15p-10:20p W   BUS 107   Lake R G

FASHN 3, Apparel Construction   3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None.

This course is an introduction to basic sewing techniques of costume and manufacturing apparel and provides familiarization with the tools used in the fashion industry. Development of fundamental skills and terminology of clothing construction. Emphasis is on interrelationship of fabric, fiber, design and construction techniques. This course is required of all Fashion Design and Merchandising majors.

2133   8:00a-11:05a F   BUS 107   O’Connor D R

   11:15a-2:20p F   BUS 107   O’Connor D R

4200   6:15p-9:20p TTh   BUS 107   Rain B L

FASHN 5, Fashion Buying    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None.

This is an introductory course in fashion buying to acquaint the students with the life of a buyer that includes considerations and practices of an executive or middle manager. The buyer’s position includes responsibilities such as making evaluations and maintaining standards that are complete and constant. This course will also present an awareness of quality effect of stocking merchandise and knowing and effectively practicing what to buy, when to buy, and how much to buy.

2134   12:00p-1:20p TTh   BUS 107   Griffin C T

FASHN 6A, Pattern Analysis and Design (2,2)    2 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: Fashion 3.

This course is a study of the basic pattern drafting techniques of the apparel industry and the transfer of a design to a flat pattern. Students learn to design and make their own patterns.

2135   2:30p-6:35p Sat   BUS 107   Boyadzhyan M

4201   6:15p-10:20p M   BUS 107   Khachmanyan S

FASHN 9A, Fashion Illustration and Advertising (3,3)    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None.

This course will give students skill in drawing fashion figures and deals with contemporary idealized proportions used for fashion today for both fashion design and fashion merchandising. Students will develop individual style in their presentation, and learn to use their drawing as a means of communicating their ideas and designs.

2136   3:00p-6:05p T   BUS 107   Armstrong J I

2137   3:00p-6:05p Th   BUS 105   Armstrong J I

FASHN 12, Fashion Show Production    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Advisory: Fashion 6A or 13.

This course is designed to give students of Fashion Design and Fashion Merchandising the opportunity to learn how to plan and develop a Fashion Show.

2138   11:15a-1:50p MW   BUS 107   Ivas L

   11:15a-1:50p MW   BUS 107   Boyadzhyan M

FASHN 13, Draping I   3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: Fashion 6A.

This course covers the principles of draping and the ability to develop a pattern in three-dimensional form, opening new ways of designing and creating and recognizing the qualities of a well-designed garment.

2139   8:00a-11:05a MW   BUS 107   Ardell J B

FASHN 14, Draping II   3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: Fashion 13.

This course is a continuation of Fashion 13 and deals with more complex and original designs for draping. Students will learn how to analyze and interpret complicated designs by means of draping and gain enough experience and speed to create and develop more advanced designs.

2140   2:30p-5:45p F   BUS 107   Khachmanyan S

   6:00p-9:00p F   BUS 107   Khachmanyan S

FASHN 16, Pattern Grading    2 units

Transfer: CSU • Advisory: Fashion 6A or 9.

Grading is the process of proportionally increasing or decreasing the production pieces according to set measurements for each clothing classification (Women’s Junior Petite, Junior, Misses, Half-sizes). This is done without changing or losing the style proportions which are part of the design concept while still retaining the original lines and style of the garment. Students are introduced to and become familiar with a computer program used for grading in the fashion industry, and with the logic and rules that apply to pattern grading.

2141   8:00a-12:05p Sat   BUS 107   Roscheck C E

FASHN 18, Computer Assisted Fashion Illustration and Design    2 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: Fashion 1 and 9A.

Computer-assisted applications are used as tools to design and create original and innovative work for fashion marketing or fashion design. This is an introductory course requiring basic computer skills.

2142   3:00p-5:05p MF   BUS 255   Armstrong R W

FASHN 88A, Independent Studies in Fashion    1 unit

Transfer: CSU

Please see “Independent Studies” section.

2143   Arrange-1 Hour        Lowcock F E

FASHN 90A, Internship    1 unit

• Prerequisite: A grade point average of 2.0 and an approved internship prior to enrollment.

The Internship program is designed to provide the student with on-site practical experience in a related field.

2144   Arrange-4 Hours    BUS 120   Lowcock F E

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