This course will be a guided experience for community college students to explore topics of interest in their field through research, field experience, presentation, computer applications, lab experience, or other project agreed upon between the student and the supervising faculty and is submitted to the dean in a written contract.
This course will explore the principles and elements of design and will allow students to apply their knowledge in a series of projects, both two and three dimensional with a variety of materials and media. Focus will be on how the basic principles apply to Fashion and Interior Design.
This course will include historical overview covering architectural and furniture periods, materials and components of Interior Design, and the design process through an introduction to drafting tools and techniques.
This course will introduce the student to major areas of design history. Students of all curricula will have a better understanding of the history of design and its influences on today's products. The course will cover major design trends spanning from ancient civilizations and the Renaissance to European influences in Colonial America, through the Victorian era.
The study of historical costume from ancient times through modern costume will be covered to understand the impact of historical costume on contemporary design. Students will participate in research, restoration and display of period garments from the Masquers Historical Costume Collection.
This course is a cross-cultural study of clothing for the individual, family, and special needs groups. The course will cover fashion trends, fashion terminology, clothing and behavior, color and computer-aided body analysis, professional dress and management, and socio-psychological aspects of clothing.
This course explores the fashion design industry from creation of the designer collection through retail merchandising. The students will create their own collection and develop a merchandising plan. Apparel design software will be used, in addition to traditional design and rendering techniques.
The student will study the application of principles of clothing construction in relationship to selection of compatible fabric and design to produce garments for individuals. The student will use various fabrics during the development of construction techniques, and will study the use and care of equipment and the techniques in pattern alterations.