Course Descriptions

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsDescriptionCompetencies
APP101Sewing Basics2This course is intended for the student with very little or no sewing experience who would like to learn the basics of sewing. The course includes construction of two or more simple garments and/or projects. Students are encouraged to provide their own sewing machine and are required to furnish their own sewing kit (straight pins, tape measure, pin cushion, hand sewing needles/sharps, seam ripper, small scissors for trimming, sewing gauge) as well as fabric and notions to complete projects. (This course is Pass/Fail.)Loading...
APP111Visual Merchandising and Design3Focus will be learning design principles and design elements in visual merchandising and merchandise display. An emphasis is placed on planning and designing successful interior store or business displays and windows with the six components, as well as implementing all of the design principles.Loading...
APP211Textiles3Focus will be on an application-oriented study of natural and manufactured fibers, yarns, fabric construction, printing and dyeing methods and finishes to determine the performance properties, quality and serviceability of fabrics in relation to end use.Loading...
APP230Fashion Coord and Promotion3Focus is on researching, analyzing and forecasting fashion trends. Information on emerging fashion trends is communicated through a PowerPoint computer presentation. Use of this information results in the creation of a promotional plan to establish fashion leadership. Prerequisite: APP 260Loading...
APP250Design Concepts3Includes a study of the history of fashion design, the effective use of design principles and analysis of future fashion trends. New industry-based computer design software will be used to design contemporary fashion apparel for women, men or children.Loading...
APP260Fashion Analysis and Design3Emphasis is placed on all phases of the apparel business planning process, including strategic planning, merchandise planning, creative planning, technical planning and production planning, as well as discussions of the various types of retailers that sell the apparel products to the consumer. Design elements and design principles are applied to apparel design analysis. Basic garment styles are studied. Fashion forecasting and sources of inspiration are discussed. Current trends are prepared by the student in a research project. Students will learn how to develop a successful group line. Designer history and concepts are researched and shared in a project prepared by the student. The wide variety of fashion-related careers is also covered in this course.Loading...
APP265Fashion Styling3Emphasis is on all phases of the styling process from personal styling to editorial or film styling. Learn how to develop a look book or a mood board for clients to communicate a look or creative direction. Develop a business plan incorporating a brand identity for your business through social media and promotional materials.Loading...
APP270Fashion Buying3Fashion moves quickly so the buyer must be in tune with current trends and suppliers who can provide the best quality merchandise, delivery and pricing. Vendor analysis, open-to-buy and timing are studied, including the development of a six-month merchandise plan.Loading...
APP291Fashion Study Tour1The student will participate in a supervised study tour, location to be announced, in which a concentrated time will be spent touring a market center and researching a variety of fashion businesses from manufacturing and marketing to merchandising, promoting and selling apparel. Prerequisite: APP 260Loading...