Advanced Fashion Design

Curriculum

The following are the required courses for this major. Students meet with the Education Department to provide personalized academic counseling to complete the fashion marketing program. Transfer credits, placement tests, changes in curriculum, and other factors may affect the academic plan for individual students. The FIDM Education Department can provide additional information.

DESN 3000
Studio I
UNITS: 6
In this advanced course, the focus is the creation of a collection for the DEBUT Runway Show. Students make an initial selection of color and fabric, develop design ideas, and determine the direction of their collections.
DESN 3120
Marketing Directions & the Supply Chain
UNITS: 3
A course that examines the basic marketing principles that provide the framework of successful businesses. Students explore the impact of marketing on supply chain decisions.
DESN 3180
Applied Pattern Drafting Studio
UNITS: 6
Students construct professional blocks to create patterns for specific design problems. In the process, they integrate their knowledge of pattern drafting and draping methods and refine their pattern development skills.
DESN 3300
Studio II
UNITS: 6
In continuing to develop a collection for the DEBUT Runway Show, students perfect muslin samples of their designs, begin construction of garments, and fit finished garments on a professional model.
DESN 3600
Studio III
UNITS: 6
Students complete and present their collections at the professionally produced DEBUT Runway Show. 
DESN 3700
Studio Workshop
UNITS: 6
This course supports Studio II.   Students employ problem-solving techniques and apply industry methods of construction in the development of their fashion designs.
DESN 3750
Studio Lab
UNITS: 6
In this course, students enhance and refine their ability to fit garments properly to a live model.
DESN 3930
Portfolio Development
UNITS: 3
Students prepare and present a professional portfolio.
GNST 1200
20th Century Designers
UNITS: 3
An exploration of major designers who have had a sustained impact, in both couture and ready-to-wear, on todays fashion. Students analyze how key figures in fashion design have influenced the styles and trends in line development of each decade since 1850, with emphasis on the last 30 years.
Total Units of Credit: 45

This program starts in the summer on the Los Angeles campus.

Prerequisite:
FIDM degree in Fashion Design.