Fashion models pose on a runway

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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.

2379 8:00a-9:20a TTh BUS 105 Ivas L

NEW 2380 8:00a-11:05a F DRSCHR 115 Cooke E

2381 9:30a-10:50a MW BUS 133 Ivas L

2383 1:15p-4:20p Sat BUS 105 Armstrong R W

2382 2:30p-5:35p F BUS 105 Armstrong R W

4212 6:45p-9:50p T BUS 133 Ardell J B

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.

2384 9:00a-1:05p Sat BUS 105 Armstrong R W

2385 12:45p-4:50p Th BUS 105 Lake R G

4213 5:45p-9:50p M BUS 105 Armstrong R W

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.

NEW 3627 8:00a-11:05a MW BUS 107 Staff

2386 8:00a-2:10p Sat BUS 107 Khachmanyan S

2387 4:00p-10:10p M BUS 107 Lewis K

2388 4:00p-10:10p T 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.

2389 11:00a-2:05p T BUS 105 Kolko S R

2390 11:15a-12:35p MW LA 220 Louis L N

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.

2391 8:00a-12:05p F BUS 107 Khachmanyan S

2392 11:15a-3:20p Th BUS 107 Rain B L

FASHN 6B, Pattern Drafting and Design Intermediate 3 units

Transfer: CSU Prerequisite: Fashion 6A.

This course is a continuation of Fashion 6A with emphasis on more advanced and complex design creations in harmony with the current trends.

2393 12:30p-6:35p F BUS 107 Louis L N

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.

2394 2:15p-5:20p MW BUS 105 Lake R G

FASHN 8, History of Fashion Design 3 units

Transfer: CSU Prerequisite: None.

This survey of fashion of the Western world introduces historic dress as an inspiration and a design resource for students of fashion design and fashion buying and merchandising. The evolution silhouette and the cut and construction of men’s and women’s garments are analyzed using slides of paintings, drawings, sculpture and historic costume. Contemporary examples in fashion are compared to their historic sources.

2395 2:15p-5:20p T BUS 105 Armstrong J I

4214 6:00p-9:05p F BUS 105 Reiner H 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.

2396 11:15a-2:20p F BUS 105 Armstrong J I

4215 6:00p-9:05p W BUS 133 Armstrong J I

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.

4216 6:00p-10:05p T BUS 105 Reiner H G

FASHN 10, Advanced Design and Construction 3 units

Transfer: CSU Prerequisite: Fashion 3.

Emphasis on unique and creative designs with manipulation of appropriate and more difficult fabrics. Students will gain more confidence and speed in their design developments, pattern making and construction.

2397 11:15a-2:20p MW BUS 107 Allen A

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.

2398 8:00a-11:05a TTh BUS 107 Ardell J B

FASHN 15, Ethnic Fashion 3 units

Transfer: CSU Skills 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.

2400 11:15a-12:35p MW DRSCHR 115 Ivas L

FASHN 16, Pattern Grading 2 units

Transfer: CSU Skills 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.

4217 6:00p-10:05p Th BUS 107 Gotts C L

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.

4218 6:00p-10:05p F BUS 255 Armstrong R W

FASHN 19, Fashion Marketing 3 units

Transfer: CSU Prerequisite: Fashion 1 and 5.

This course will provide students with an understanding of the psychology, sociology and cultural influences that affect consumer fashion 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.

4219 6:00p-9:05p W BUS 105 Kolko S R

FASHN 20, Window Display for Fashion 3 units

Transfer: CSU Prerequisite: Fashion 1 and 5.

This course involves study and exploration of the importance of window display. Students will research different methods used for window display as a means of fashion promotion. Evaluation of various techniques used and comparison of successful displays within each fashion market category will be conducted.

2401 9:30a-10:50a TTh BUS 105 Ivas L

FASHN 88A, Independent Studies in Fashion 1 unit

Transfer: CSU

Please see “Independent Studies” section.

2402 Arrange-1 Hour BUS 120C Ivas L

FASHN 88B, Independent Studies in Fashion 2 units

Transfer: CSU

Please see “Independent Studies” section.

2403 Arrange-2 Hours BUS 120C Ivas L

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.

2404 Arrange-4 Hours BUS 120C Ivas L

FASHN 90B, Internship 2 units

Prerequisite: 2.0 grade point average 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.

2405 Arrange-8 Hours BUS 120C Ivas L

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