FSAD 1120 Fashion Design and Visual Thinking
This course balances theoretical and studio approaches in the design and two-dimensional representation of fashion. Lectures and readings 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 portfolio based on their individual design aesthetic. Students will be introduced to digital fashion design techniques and given access to online and design tools, such as Adobe Creative Suite, to aid in their development of a capsule collection. Course activities will include lectures and tutorials, readings, and assignments. This class does not substitute or fulfill any FSAD major or minor requirements.
Outcome 1: To create a digital portfolio, suitable for college applications.
Outcome 2: To develop and present a digital collection of fashion designs.
Outcome 3: To achieve an understanding of fashion design concepts, processes, and research.
Outcome 4: To become familiar with the most important media of fashion and understand the limitations and opportunities offered to the designers.
Outcome 5: To achieve an understanding of new developments within the global fashion system.
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.
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