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Fashion Design
Course: TEC125

First Term: 2016 Fall
Lecture   3 Credit(s)   3 Period(s)   3 Load  
Course Type: Occupational
Load Formula: S - Standard Load

Description: Overview of the fashion design industry. Includes terminology, fashion trends, elements and principles of design, sources of inspiration, fabric selection, sketching and costing a collection, an introduction to pattern making techniques, and global fashion centers` design and manufacturing specialties.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Identify the contemporary fashion design movement of the 20th and 21st century as a part of the global fashion industry. (I)
2. Define fashion design terminology. (I)
3. Use fashion terminology to describe fashion trends. (I-II)
4. Use the principles and elements of design to create a collection. (II)
5. Sketch flats for a collection and create a cost sheet for each garment. (II)
6. Summarize and demonstrate basic pattern making techniques. (II)
7. List and explain the steps in the apparel production process. (II-IV)
8. Explain the relationship between fiber and fabric development. (III)
9. Explain the textile product development and marketing process. (III, IV)
10. Explain the difference between haute couture and pret-a-porter. (V)
11. Compare and discuss international and domestic fashion centers` design and manufacturing specialties. (V)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Fashion Development
   A. 20th-21st century fashion
   B. Fashion terminology
   C. Fashion trends
II. Design Development
   A. Principles and elements of design
   B. Sources of inspiration
   C. Fabric selection
      1. Woven
      2. Knitted
      3. Prints and solids
   D. Collection
      1. Sketching flats
      2. Costing garments
   E. Pattern making
      1. Drafting
      2. Flat pattern
      3. Draping
III. Textile Product Development and Marketing
   A. Fiber development and distribution
   B. Fabric development and marketing
IV. Apparel Production
   A. Financing
   B. Sourcing
      1. Raw materials
      2. Facilities
   C. Production schedule
   D. Contracting
   E. Production pattern
   F. Garment assembly
   G. Shipping
V. Fashion Centers
   A. International
      1. Paris
         a. Haute couture
         b. Pret-a-porter
      2. Italy
      3. London
      4. Other
   B. Domestic
         a. New York
         b. Regional centers

MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: December 8, 2015

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