Advanced Fashion Design

Curriculum

The following are the required courses for this major. Students meet with the Education Department to create a personalized academic plan. Transfer credits, placement tests, changes in curriculum, and other factors help determine which courses must be taken prior to graduation.

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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.
MFTG 4700
Writing Business Plans
UNITS: 1
An overview of successes and pitfalls of being an entrepreneur. Sources of funding are also discussed, as well as methods for creating a computer generated business plan. (Advanced Study Fashion Design Majors Only) Prerequisite: DESN 3120
MFTG 4720
Professional Presentation for Fashion Designers
UNITS: 1
A course focusing on developing a professional presentation of a collection. The course includes development of presentation packets, computerized cost sheets, and effective oral communication techniques. (Advanced Study Fashion Design Majors Only)
MFTG 4800
Advanced CAD Techniques
UNITS: 1
This advanced course on the use of Photoshop and Illustrator techniques for portfolio preparation includes demonstrations on merging of illustration into Word or Excel documents. (Advanced Study Fashion Desgin and Apparel Industry Management Majors only). Prerequisite: DESN 2830 , or MFTG 2080, or MPDV 2200 (Apparel Industry Management Majors only)
Total Units of Credit: 45

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

Prerequisite:
FIDM degree in Fashion Design.