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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.

2215   8:00a-9:20a TTh   BUS 107   Ardell J B

2216   9:30a-10:50a TTh   BUS 107   Kolko S R

4207   6:00p-9:05p W   BUS 254   Ivas L

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.

4208   6:15p-10:20p T   BUS 105   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.

2217   8:00a-11:05a F   BUS 107   O’Connor D R

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

4209   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.

2218   11:15a-12:35p MW   BUS 107   Kolko S R

FASHN 6A, Pattern Analysis and Design    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.

2219   2:30p-6:35p Sat   BUS 107   Boyadzhyan M

4210   6:15p-10:20p M   BUS 107   Khachmanyan S

FASHN 7, Fabrics for Fashion Design and Merchandising    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: None.

A detailed study of textiles from fiber to finished fabric is covered in this course including identifications of fiber types, construction, printing, dyeing, and finishes of natural/man-made fabrics. Emphasis is on fabric design, principles of patterns, and methods of textile decoration.

2220   3:00p-6:05p MW   BUS 107   Lake R G

FASHN 9A, Fashion Illustration and Advertising    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.

2221   3:00p-6:05p T   BUS 105   Armstrong J I

2222   2:30p-5:35p F   BUS 105   Reiner H G

FASHN 9B, Advanced Fashion Illustration and Advertising    2 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: Fashion 2 and 9A.

This course provides the student with advanced techniques used to illustrate fashion and is for students of fashion design or fashion merchandising. Techniques are taught that are used for quick and realistic sketching and rendering with water color to illustrate various designs and textures.

2223   3:00p-7:05p 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.

2224   11:15a-1:50p TTh   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.

2225   8:00a-11:05a MW   BUS 107   Ardel J B

FASHN 15, Ethnic Fashion    3 units

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

Apparel worn as national dress by people all over the world is surveyed. The origins and functions of clothing in different cultures are examined. Creative designing is inspired by ethnic costumes.

2226   8:00a-9:20a MW   BUS 119   Armstrong J E

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.

2227   8:00a-12:05p Sat   BUS 107   Roscheck C E

FASHN 17, Apparel Production Manufacturing Techniques    3 units

   •   Prerequisite: Fashion 6 or 13.

This course will provide professionally oriented application of design and skills for developing a collection in apparel manufacturing. The course will cover production methods and techniques of costing for different market. Hands on practice of methods in development of garment groups and organization of a line. Selection of suitable fabrics, production pattern, production sample making, and cost sheet will be covered.

2228   2:30p-5:45p F   BUS 107   Khachmanyan S

   6:00p-8:00p F   BUS 107   Khachmanyan S

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.

2229   3:00p-5:05p WF   BUS 255   Armstrong R W

FASHN 19, Fashion Marketing    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: Fashion 1 and Fashion 2..

This course will provide students with an understanding of the psychology, sociology and cultural influences that affect consumer purchasing behavior. The interaction of aspects of the fashion business, including planning, pricing, promotion and distribution, will be covered. Students will learn about how to reach targeted customers locally or globally, with accuracy of products, prices, promotions and channels of distribution.

NEW 4497   5:45p-10:00p W   BUS 252   Griffin C T

Above section 4497 meets for 13 weeks, Mar 12 to Jun 04.

FASHN 88A, Independent Studies in Fashion    1 unit

Transfer: CSU

Please see “Independent Studies” section.

2230   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.

2231   Arrange-4 Hours        Lowcock F E

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