Fashion models pose on a runway

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Fashion Design and Merchandising

Fashion design students develop skills in design communication, including preliminary sketching, technical flat sketching, illustration, and usage of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and CAD software. Skills in draping, pattern drafting from draping and body measurements, and basic sewing skills to advanced construction are developed in order to create sample garments for production and sales.

Fashion merchandisers select, purchase, promote, and sell clothing and accessories. They study fashion trends and visit manufacturers and merchandise markets. They work as part of a team and consult with managers and buyers,

advise the advertising and display departments, and organize and coordinate promotional activities such as fashion shows. They may advance to become buyers and purchasing agents, sales representatives, and managers. Clothes designers create new apparel and accessory designs. They may sketch the garment, cut the pattern, select the fabric and materials, and in some cases construct the sample garment. They may arrange for the showing of a line at sales meetings or fashion shows.

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.

NewCourse Number:1708 Time:10:15 a.m.-12:20 p.m. MTWTh Location:BUS 107 Instructor:Louis L N

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.

Course Number:4033 Time:5:30 p.m.-9:45 p.m. MTWTh Location:BUS 107 Instructor:Ardell J B

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.

Course Number:1390 Time:10:15 a.m.-12:20 p.m. MTWTh Location:BUS 105 Instructor:Armstrong J I

FASHN 18, Computer Assisted Fashion Illustration and Design 2 units

Transfer: CSU Prerequisite: None. Advisory: Fashion 1.

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.

Course Number:1391 Time:1 p.m.-3:50 p.m. MTWTh Location:BUS 131 Instructor:Armstrong R W

FASHN 88A, Independent Studies in Fashion 1 unit

Transfer: CSU

Please see “Independent Studies” section.

Course Number:1392 Time:Arrange-3 Hours Location:BUS 120C Instructor:Armstrong R W

FASHN 90B, Internship 2 units

Please see “Internships” section.

Course Number:1393 Time:Arrange-24 Hours Location: Instructor:Armstrong R W

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