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WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

Course descriptions and program timetable

FDD100 | CONSTRUCTION 1

Construction 1 is an introductory class to the construction of garments using industrial machines. Students employ technical sewing skills used by manufacturers in the Fashion Industry.

FDD101 | PATTERNMAKING 1

Patternmaking 1 is an introductory course with emphasis on precision pattern making for skirts and basic bodice. Students will learn the 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.

FDD102 | DESIGN & COLOUR FUNDAMENTALS

This is an introductory course that will cover the basic elements and principles of design and colour theory as it applies to the fashion industry. The student will have the opportunity to practice through basic exercises and creative projects.

FDD104 | SKETCHING 1

Sketching 1 introduces drawing fundamentals and proportion of the fashion figure as well as technical sketches. Students are encouraged to develop their own personal style of sketching.

 

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.

FDD1000 | STUDIO WORKSHOP 1

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.

FDD200 | CONSTRUCTION 2

Construction 2 is an intermediate class in the construction of garments. Students will increase their sewing accuracy and speed. They will be able to solve construction problems and will understand different construction details and finishes.

FDD201 | PATTERN-MAKING 2

Patternmaking 2 has emphasis on precision pattern making skills for the upper body, including sleeves, collars and closures. Student will also explore the fundamentals in drafting pants. Measurement techniques to record body measurements, pattern techniques and more advanced dart manipulations will be explored in detail.

FDD202 | TREND FORECASTING

This course will give the student the opportunity to research and discuss emerging cultural colour as well as textile trends and the importance they play in developing fashion collections.

FADD203 | DIGITAL DESIGN

The students will be introduced to various digital techniques required for developing fashion and technical sketches.

FAB1140 | TEXTILES

Textiles will explore fiber types, yarn types, and fabric construction methods. Students 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.

FAI1200 | HISTORY OF FASHION 

The course will trace the development of fashion and costume throughout history and its influence on twentieth and twenty first century fashion.

FDD2000 | STUDIO WORKSHOP 2

Studio Workshop 2 provides a collaborative setting for students to research, develop and complete ongoing projects allowing for individual guidance with faculty.

FDD300 | CONSTRUCTION 3

Construction 3 is an advanced class in the construction of both casual and evening dresses. Students will continue to increase their sewing accuracy and speed. Students will be able to solve construction problems and will understand different and more detailed construction details and finishes.

FDD301 | PATTERN-MAKING 3

Patternmaking 3 is an advanced class in the creation of the main silhouettes of dresses in todays’ fashion. Students will learn to increase their pattern making accuracy and speed. Students will be able to solve drafting and fit problems and will have an understanding of details required for both casual and evening dresses.

FDD303 | SKETCHING 2

Sketching 2 will guide the student through a detailed approach to illustration and technical drawing allowing the student’s freedom and creativity to develop their own style.

FDD302 | DRAPING 

This is a course that will cover the fundamentals of draping, which will include bodice and dress styles. The student will create their final garment applying skills learned throughout the term.

FDD305 | KNITWEAR 1

Knitwear 1 classes concentrate on the development and design of knit garments through the cut and sew methods.

FDD304 | BUSINESS OF COSTUME DESIGN

The course will discuss the many facets of designing costumes for both film and television.

FDD3000 | STUDIO WORKSHOP 3

Studio Workshop 3 provides a collaborative setting for students to research, develop and complete ongoing projects allowing for individual guidance with faculty.

FDD400 | CONSTRUCTION 4

Construction 4 is an advanced class in the construction of garments. Students will continue to increase their sewing accuracy and speed. Students will be able to solve construction problems and will understand more advanced construction details and finishes for tailored garments.

FDD401 | PATTERN-MAKING 4

Patternmaking 4 is an advanced class in the creation of tailored garments and menswear. Students will continue to increase their pattern making accuracy and speed. Students will be able to solve drafting and fit problems and will understand more advanced details required for drafting tailored garments.

FDD402 | DESIGN THESIS 1

Design Thesis 1 is an advanced design class focusing on the creation of the student’s graduate collection. The class will incorporate all skills developed; including fashion and technical sketching, fabric manipulation, research and forecasting. All work will be delivered on concept boards to be used in Design Thesis 2.

FDD403 | KNITWEAR 2

This second level of knitwear will further explore the design and development of the cut and sew method of knitwear. Focus will be on using two-way stretch knits to design and create activewear based on current trends.

FAI2500 | FASHION AND FILM

The course will trace the social, cultural and technological influences on fashion from 1900 to now. The major emphasis will be on discovering how fashion got to where it is today through its portrayal in media and film.

FDD4000 | STUDIO WORKSHOP 4

Studio Workshop 4 provides a collaborative setting for students to research, develop and complete ongoing projects allowing for individual guidance with faculty.

FDD500 | DESIGN THESIS 2

Students will use their designs created in Design Thesis 1 to transform their collections from boards to finished garments. The focus on Design Thesis 2 is to provide mentorship throughout the creation process of the graduate’s collection. They will use their advanced drafting and sewing skills learned in the past four terms.

FDD501 | 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.

FDD502 | PATTERN GRADING

The student will learn to increase and decrease proportionately a variety of sample size patterns to achieve full size ranges.

FDD503 | SOCIAL MEDIA

Social Media explores the use of social network(s) in the promotion of apparel.

FDD5000 | STUDIO WORKSHOP 5

Studio Workshop 5 provides a collaborative setting for students to research, develop and complete ongoing projects allowing for individual guidance with faculty.

FDD600 | DESIGN THESIS 3

In this class the student will have the opportunity to create a fantasy garment or continue development of their collection with a focus on outerwear and specialty fabrics. Students are encouraged to be innovative and creative.

FDD601 | PORTFOLIO

The student will create a portfolio showcasing a body of work created/learned over the previous six terms. The students will explore the practical applications of theories learned through a variety of two-dimensional design assignments, followed by in class instructor/student critiques.

FDD602 | BUSINESS ARTS

Business Arts offers the student the expertise guidance as they get ready to graduate. Students will receive help with their resume preparation, techniques on applying for jobs and the interview process.

FDD603 | INDUSTRY PRESENTATIONS

In this class the student will be taught how to develop and review their line from a merchandising perspective. In their final week the student will present their collection to an industry panel and receive real world critiques.

FDD604 | BUSINESS OF DESIGN

Business of Design introduces the student to the personal, financial and legal requirements necessary to establish an independent business in Canada. Students will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to complete a business plan.

FDD6000 | STUDIO WORKSHOP 6

Studio Workshop 6 provides a collaborative setting for students to research, develop and complete ongoing projects allowing for individual guidance with faculty.