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Fashion Design

212.012 Patternmaking I30 credits
Knowledge and skills in the drafting of blocks and their manipulation to produce garment patterns. Production and evaluation of toiles and adjustment of patterns to meet design and fit criteria.

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212.013 Construction I30 credits
Applied principles and techniques of apparel construction and the production and finishing of specified garments.

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212.014 Fashion Design I15 credits
Introduction to the principles and techniques of fashion design to provide a framework of useful working and research methods concerning the origination, development and expression of garment design concepts.

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212.015 Textiles I15 credits
Investigation and evaluation of the characteristics of fibres, fabrics and their performance in relation to design, pattern making and construction, labelling and care of apparel.

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212.016 Apparel Industry I15 credits
An introduction to the structure, organisation and operation of the apparel industry, including development of appropriate communication and production skills using relevant technology.

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212.017 Historic Costume15 credits
Knowledge and appreciation of the characteristic costume styles associated with various periods of western history and the creation of garments representing these periods. Introduction to 20th century designers.

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212.100 Fashion Pattern Making15 credits
In this studio course students will be introduced to fundamental patternmaking methods through an applied 3D- 2D developmental process. Students will acquire basic skills for the creation of garment patterns for contemporary fashion design.

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212.101 Fashion Construction15 credits
In this studio course students will be introduced to specialised apparel industrial machinery, techniques and applied processes of apparel manufacture through construction sampling and prototyping. These industrial methods will enrich understanding of design solutions for garment and product assembly and creative exploration.

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212.112 Patternmaking II30 credits
Application of knowledge and skills in the development of patterns that interpret design concepts for tailored, semi-structured and stretch garments.

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212.113 Construction II30 credits
Application of knowledge and skills in construction, finishing and critical appraisal of an extended range of garment types including tailored, elastomeric and knitted fabric categories.

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212.114 Fashion Design II15 credits
Application of the principles and processes of fashion design to produce appropriately presented innovative designs reflecting a developing knowledge of market trends, materials and garment categories.

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212.115 Textiles II15 credits
Knitted fabric construction and properties. Testing and evaluation of textiles for apparel. Practical application of techniques for colouration. Properties of selected fibre types.

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212.116 Apparel Industry II15 credits
An introduction to the principles of organisation and marketing in the apparel industry including internship experience.

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212.119 Computer Technology for Apparel15 credits
Application of computer techniques for the apparel industry with emphasis on digitising, grading, patternmaking and marker making for the production environment.

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212.157 Studio I (Dress)15 credits
In this studio course students will be introduced to creative and analytical thinking skills, idea generation and visualisation common to art and design practice. They will begin to acquire specific techniques, skills and processes in creatively dressing bodies and fashioning garments. They will learn to discuss and evaluate their work and the work of their peers.

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212.200 Garment Pattern Drafting and Grading15 credits
In this studio course students will be introduced to pattern drafting and basic size grading techniques. Through manual and digital applications, students will development an understanding of block foundation shapes and how they form the basis of garment styles.

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212.228 Fashion Special Topic A15 credits
A selected workshop- or studio-based aspect of fashion design. Offerings change from year to year and may not be offered in a particular year.

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212.257 Design Studio IIA (Fashion)30 credits
In this studio course students will explore and articulate creative responses to design challenges through critical awareness of contextual issues. Students will develop and apply core techniques, skills and processes in fashion design.

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212.258 Design Studio IIB (Fashion)30 credits
In this studio course students will continue to explore and articulate creative responses to design challenges through critical inquiry into contemporary issues relevant to fashion design. Students will further develop and apply core design techniques, skills and processes.

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212.304 Drape for Design15 credits
In this studio course the student will investigate and explore creative and innovative design pattern processes through application and manipulation of fabric directly on the three dimensional form Students will expand their pattern processes through critical analysis of drape techniques with increased understanding of fabric behaviour, fit and relationship of the garment to the body.

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212.309 Contoured and Knit Apparel15 credits
In this studio course students explore the specialised aspects of pattern development and production in the area of contoured and stretch apparel design.

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212.321 Digital Applications for Fashion Production15 credits
In this studio course students will apply their understanding of pattern production and grading methods specifically oriented to developing designs for mass manufacture.

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212.328 Fashion Special Topic B15 credits
A selected workshop- or studio-based aspect of fashion design. Offerings change from year to year and may not be offered in a particular year.

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212.357 Design Studio IIIA (Fashion)30 credits
In this studio course students will establish a critical position through individual or collaborative creative exploration and articulation. With opportunities for varied contextual applications, students will consolidate and expand fashion design concepts, techniques, skills and processes in the production of their creative work.

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212.358 Design Studio IIIB (Fashion)30 credits
In this studio course students will negotiate a critical position through individual or collaborative professional practices, with opportunities to apply their specialist skills to a range of contexts. In addition to advancing fashion design concepts, techniques, skills and processes in the production of their creative work, students will develop and apply transferable skills relevant to professional environments.

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212.403 Apparel Production Research15 credits
In this studio course students will apply a research informed investigation of advanced apparel production processes. Students will expand their advanced technical knowledge through design exploration, sampling and prototyping.

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212.453 Fashion Design Research and Development30 credits
Research methods, practices and processes for fashion design and their application through a research design project.

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212.454 Fashion Design Research Project45 credits
Application and development of research in an independent fashion design project.

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212.455 Fashion Design Studio Project45 credits
Development and realisation of an advanced fashion design project.

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212.464 Fashion Culture and Politics15 credits
In this seminar-based course, students will learn to critically evaluate their own practice in relation to the cultural politics of fashion.

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212.495 Fashion Design Independent Study15 credits
Supervised independent student work on a negotiated topic related to fashion or apparel involving the setting of objectives, research and /or project work and the presentation of appropriate written and/or practical outcomes.

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