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Fall 2012

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FBM102 - Fashion Trends and Design
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: This course is an introduction to fashion design. Students will use fashion, history, design and materials in learning about the world of fashion. Fall only. Students may receive credit only once for this listing.

Lecture: 3 hrs.

Course Student Learning Outcomes (CSLOs):
At the conclusion of the course, students will be able to demonstrate each of the following skills through written papers, projects, or portfolios:

1.Identify basic elements of design by completing portfolio assignments that are labeled, and include examples of at least 12 elements of design.
2.Identify materials used to create clothing by defining textbook vocabulary words that will include fabrics and materials designers' use as documented by at least 70% proficiency on a unit test.
3.Discuss how and why fashion changes by completing a six page minimum research report on historical fashion evolution.
4.Discuss the history of fashion by presenting an oral report of at least seven to ten minutes on a special interest topic related to fashion history.*
5.Chart the fashion manufacturing processes through design, merchandising, development, production, and sales by completing the ten required application exercise assignments.
6.Identify specific consumer groups by developing a line of appropriate merchandise for a market segment as documented in a three-four page written report/portfolio entry.
7.Discuss how every design fits with others, and how they complement and interact with each other by studying market trends, and completing a field report based on actual observations.
8.Explain sensory awareness of visual images by visiting the art gallery, and completing a three page sensory awareness assignment.
9.Define blending functional, structural, and decorative concepts in garments by completing a minimum of three portfolio assignments.
10.Identify fashion designers, and understand the process of idea to finished product by completing a minimum of ten application exercise assignments.

* This course objective has been identified as a student learning outcome that must be formally assessed as part of the Comprehensive Assessment Plan of the college. All faculty teaching this course must collect the required data and submit the required analysis and documentation at the conclusion of the semester to the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment.

Content Outline:
All projects help develop a understanding of design skills, tools, materials, and aesthetic of the fashion field.

A. The World of Fashion
1. Past, Present, and Future
a. Careers
b. Business
c. Changes to come
2. Aesthetics
a. Time and Space

B. The Basic Elements of Design
1. Line
2. Shape and Form
3. Texture and Pattern
4. Color
5. Materials

C. The Fashion Designer
1. Design Line
2. Merchandising
3. Jobs and Movement
4. Ethics
5. Environment

D. Fashion Advertising
1. Designers
2. Artists and Writers
3. Photographers
4. Models
5. Fashion Shows

E. Evaluation
1. The fashion design booklet, becomes a source of review. The personal work of the past can become the spark to creative thinking. Career choice, or personal pleasure, in the future.

Effective Term: Fall 2012