Course descriptions and program timetable
FDD110 | CLOTHING CONSTRUCTION 1
This is an introductory class to the construction of garments employing technical sewing skills as used by manufacturers in the fashion industry.
FDD111 | PATTERN DRAFTING 1
An introductory course with emphasis on precision pattern making for the lower body (skirt and pant), development of blocks, measuring techniques to record body and dress form measurements and basic design manipulations.
FAB1100 | INTRODUCTION TO FASHION
This course will comprehensively show the student the exciting world of fashion and its enormous potential in the job market now and in the future.
FAB1140 | TEXTILES
Students will explore fibre types, yarn types, and fabric construction methods. They will become familiar with textile terminology. Natural, manufactured and high tech fabrics will be studied. Students will look at the role fabric plays in clothing design.
FDD122 | SKETCHING 1
To learn basic drawing fundamentals and proportions of the fashion figure as well as technical sketches.
FAV1100 | ELEMENTS OF DESIGN
The elements and principles of design are the building blocks of all designers. The topic will be explored, through multimedia lectures and discussion, utilizing design throughout history and with an eye to contemporary fashion in specific, as examples. The student will have the opportunity to practice and display what they have learned through basic exercises and creative projects.
FAT1151 | COMPUTER APPLICATIONS
This course provides the student with a foundation in the use of computers for the work place. Topics include system access, networking, the Internet, and related software.
FDD120 | CLOTHING CONSTRUCTION 2
In Construction 2, students will develop advanced skills in garment construction. They will increase their sewing accuracy and speed in this course.
FDD121 | PATTERN DRAFTING 2
This is a level 2 drafting course with emphasis on the upper body, including sleeves, collars, and closures. Development of the basic upper body slopers, correct body measurements and design manipulations will be explored in detail.
FAV1110 | COLOUR THEORY
This course will introduce the Elements and Principles of colour theory. Student will develop an appreciation for the contributions of Itten, Munsell, and others, and gain knowledge of colour relationships and their psychological effects, as explored through lectures, colour chart development, colour mixture, problems of sensation, analysis and colour relationships.
FDD123 | DRAPING 1
This is an introductory draping course that will cover basic fundamentals, which will include blocks and basic styles. The student will create their final garment applying skills learned throughout the term.
FAI1220 | FASHION TERMINOLOGY
This course will introduce the student to the language of fashion through specific terminology, styling sheets, line lists and look books. The students will also be introduced to apparel classifications and merchandising mixes, including specialty sizes. Different lectures will demonstrate the use of textiles and trims along with the design trends. These learning segments will be reinforced through guest speakers and field trips.
FDD125 | DIGITAL DESIGN
This course will introduce the student to various digital drawing techniques needed for product and promotional creations.
FDD130 | CLOTHING CONSTRUCTION 3
This is an advanced level of sewing focusing on modern methods of tailoring as it applies to the pantsuit.
FDD131 | PATTERN DRAFTING 3
This is an advanced apparel pattern drafting class. Emphasis is on block development and styled patterns relating to dresses, women’s and men’s tailored jackets, as well as coats.
FDD132 | SKETCHING 2
Fashion sketching 2 will guide the student through a detailed approach to illustration and technical drawing, allowing the student the freedom and creativity to develop their own style.
FDD133 | DRAPING 2
This is a level 2 draping class that expands the fundamentals taught in draping 1. Focus will be on the bias draping, cut and sew seperates and the use of wovens and jersey mixes.
FDD134 | KNITWEAR 1
This class concentrates on the development & design of knit garments through the cut and sew method.
FAI301 | HISTORY OF FASHION
This course will trace the development of fashion and costume throughout history and its influence on 20 and 21 century fashion.
FDD240 | COLLECTION 1
This is an advanced design class. Students will incorporate skills taught in fundamental design classes to create a graduate collection.
FDD241 | STUDIO PRACTICES
This is a pattern development and construction class that prepares the students to work in a manufacturing workroom. Focus is on procedure of manufacturing garments from sketch to final product utilizing drafting and sewing skills previously covered.
FDD243 | DRAPING 3
This is an advanced level of draping. This draping course will move through a series of advanced subjects, challenging each student during the execution of each garment. The student will also be encouraged to push boundaries creatively.
FD244 | KNITWEAR 2
This second level of knitwear will further explore the design and development of the cut and sew method of knitwear.
FAI2500 | FASHION AND FILM
This course will trace the social, cultural and technological influences on fashion from the 1940’s to present day. The close link between film/television and fashion will be examined.
FDD250 | COLLECTION 2
This is an advanced drafting sewing class where students will utilize skills taught in the past 4 terms to create the original graduate collections designed in Collection 1 design class. Students will have the opportunity to develop their collections using the instructor as a consultant and mentor throughout the process.
FDD251 | GERBER I
This is an introductory class to the Gerber Pattern Drafting System. The student will be walked through the basic operation of the system and apply basic pattern drafting skills learned in terms 1 and 2.
FDD252 | PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
This course will cover the technical aspects of the product development process. The instructor will teach skills relevant to the job of technical designer. The course will cover private label | development, spec packages and an overview of the production process.
FDD253 | PATTERN GRADING
The student will learn to increase and decrease proportionately a variety of sample size patterns to achieve full size ranges.
FDD260 | COLLECTION 3
In this class the student will continue development of their collection. Outerwear, specialty fabrics and individual developmental problems will be covered. Students are encouraged to expand their skills and experiment new skills normally not considered for production designed clothing.
FDD261 | PORTFOLIO PRESENTATION
The student will create a portfolio showcasing a body of work created/learned over the course of the program.
FDD262 | GERBER 2
This is an advanced CAD class expanding on the functions taught in Gerber I. During the second half of the term the student will navigate through system management, grading and marker making.
FDD263 | DESIGNER DEVELOPMENT
The student will explore the job market through resume preparation, job search, interview techniques and career planning. The student will gain an understanding of becoming an entrepreneur through exposure to business structures and marketing initiatives.
FDD264 | DESIGN IN A GLOBAL ECONOMY
The student will explore the role of fashion in a global economy through the introduction of global sourcing and exporting goods.
FDD265 | MERCHANDISING PRACTICES
The student will be taught how to develop and review their line from a merchandising perspective with industry critiques.