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  • Due to COVID-19, Precollege Studies summer 2021 courses will be held online. Check the online course roster frequently for updates and learn about online study.
  • Courses will be added throughout the coming months. Apply now.

Course description

This course balances theoretical and studio approaches in the design and two-dimensional representation of fashion. Academic literature and lectures accompany practical design exercises such as trend forecasting and collection development throughout the three-week semester. Students will explore various media and techniques to practice new skills, while creating a professional-grade portfolio based on their individual design aesthetic. Students will be introduced to contemporary fashion design techniques both mechanical and digital.

The instructor will provide a list of supplies, which will cost approximately $50. This expense is in addition to the cost of the program. Depending on the nature of individual projects, students should anticipate incurring additional expenses for art supplies, printing, and related materials. Students should bring a camera, or a high quality cell phone camera, with the ability to download photos to a computer as well as at least a 16 MB USB flash drive.

This course is open to all registrants, including undergraduates and precollege students.

Summer 2021: Online course

Section ID:FSAD 1120 001-LEC
Session:Summer 3-week 3
Class dates:July 12-30, 2021
Time / room:
Mode of instruction:Asynchronous distance learning
Grade:Graded only
Max. enroll:40

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Student experiences

"I gained a deep understanding of the complexities of the fashion industry. I learned not only sketching and designing skills but also business and research skills necessary to thrive in the industry. In addition, I met many students with similar interests and gained an outstanding college experience."
"My professor was absolutely amazing. She taught me so many aspects of fashion that I didn't know existed. She incorporated smarts with creativity and exposed me to so many options and much information."