Nov 30, 2022  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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FS 1110 - Fashion Design I

Credits: 3

In this freshman-level course, students will develop the essential practice of conveying a design concept in a manner that can be interpreted for reproduction, which includes researching design practices, sketching, drawing, and silhouette development. An introduction to textiles, basic texture rendering and product specification will also be addressed. Upon successful completion of this course, students will present their fashion design concepts on a comprehensive illustration board, demonstrating their understanding of the defining production implications.

Prerequisites: FD 1235 - Observational Drawing  and FS 1000 - Fashion Industry Survey  

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • Recognize the fundamental creative process of fashion design for conveying a design concept for reproduction.
  • Apply basic design principles, techniques of conceptual development, primary research and render original fashion designs.
  • Identify textile basic qualities and proper uses.
  • Demonstrate a capacity for investigation and critical thinking by presenting original fashion design concepts.
  • Apply basic garment understanding by completing rudimentary technical sketches and product specifications.


FS 1110 Course Learning Outcomes Rubric  

Required Textbooks:
Required Textbooks:

Fashionpedia, 2016 edition, Publisher: Fashionary, ISBN-13 : 978-9881354761

Fashion Drawing, 2nd edition, 2018, Publisher: Bloomsbury, ISBN: PB: 978-1474270106 ePDF: 978-1474270113

Recommended Textbook

The Fundamentals of Fashion Design (3rd ed.), 2017, Authors: Richard Sorger & Jenny Udale, Publisher: Bloomsbury, ISBN: PB 978-1-474270007 ePDF: 978-1474270014
Required Course Materials:

  • Sketchbook (9” x 12”)
  • Bristol Paper (11” x 14”)
  • Graph Paper (9” x 12”)
  • Sharpie Fine Point/Micron Black Pens
  • Sharpie Med Point/Micron Black Pens
  • Mechanical Pencils
  • Ruler
  • Watercolor Pencils
  • Watercolors
  • Watercolor Brush (medium size)
  • Markers (Copic brand as a suggestion for rendering skin-tone)
  • Tracing paper (9x12)
  • Small Sketchbook - 6” x 6” or comparable Clip board
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Photoshop if needed, not required.
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel

**Materials may vary depending on the instructor, make sure to check with your professor before purchasing.

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