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.

2256   8:00a-9:20a MW   BUS 105   Ivas L

2257   8:00a-9:20a TTh   BUS 105   Ivas L

2258   9:00a-12:15p Sat   BUS 105   Armstrong R W
Above section 2258 meets for 13 weeks, Mar 11 to Jun 03.

4188   6:00p-9:05p M   BUS 105   Armstrong R W

4189   6:45p-9:50p T   BUS 105   Armstrong R W

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.

NEW   3408   12:30p-4:35p S   BUS 105   Scholnick J G

2259   12:45p-4:50p Th   BUS 105   Lake R G

2260   1:00p-5:05p F   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   3409   8:00a-11:05a MW   BUS 107   Allen A M

2261   8:00a-2:10p Sat   BUS 107   Khachmanyan S

2262   11:15a-2:20p MW   BUS 107   Cooke E

2263   4:00p-10:10p W   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.

2264   9:30a-10:50a MW   MC 12   Louis L N

4190   5:00p-8:10p T   BUS 106   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.

2265   8:00a-10:05a TTh   BUS 107   Ardell J B

2266   8:00a-12:05p F   BUS 107   Khachmanyan S

2267   2:45p-6:50p F   BUS 107   Rain B L

2268   3:00p-7:05p M   BUS 107   Staff

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.

NEW   3415   3:00p-9:05p M   BUS 107   Lewis K

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.

2269   2:30p-5:35p 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.

4191   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.

2270   12:45p-4:50p T   BUS 105   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.

4192   6:15p-9:20p Th   BUS 105   Armstrong J I

FASHN 12, Fashion Show Production    3 units

Transfer: CSU   •   Skills 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.

2271   12:30p-2:55p MW   DRSCHR 203   Louis L N

FASHN 17, Apparel Production Manufacturing Techniques    3 unitsPrerequisite: 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.

2272   11:15a-1:40p TTh   BUS 107   Ardell J B

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.

4193   5:15p-9:25p 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.

2273   9:00a-12:00p F   BUS 106   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.

2274   9:30a-10:50a TTh   BUS 105   Ivas L

2275   11:15a-12:35p MW   BUS 105   Ivas L

FASHN 88A, Independent Studies in Fashion    1 unit

Transfer: CSU

Please see “Independent Studies” section.

2276   Arrange-1 Hour        Ivas L

FASHN 88B, Independent Studies in Fashion    2 units

Transfer: CSU

Please see “Independent Studies” section.

2277   Arrange-Time        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.

2278   Arrange-4 Hours        Ivas L

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