Fashion Design Online Single Semester

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Are you a fashion trend follower? Are you drawn to how designers have pulled together fabrics and colors to create memorable pieces? Do you dream of designing your own line of clothing or accessories? Learn what it takes to get started in the fashion industry, from the careers available to new technology and trends reshaping the industry every day. Start creating!
When enrolling in the full year option of this course, it will be delivered in two semesters. Transcripts will reflect each semester separately.

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Sewing Machine

Unit 1: Introducing: Fashion Careers
• Describe careers in the fashion industry
• Classify careers from entry to professional level
• Explore entrepreneurship opportunities in the design industry
• Research and present information on design careers
Unit 2: Design and Communicate: Basic Skills for the Design Industry
• Define the elements and principles of design
• Create a color wheel
• Understand the psychology of color
• Distinguish between non-assertive, assertive, and aggressive communication
• Practice active listening skills
• Explain what an informational interview is and how best to conduct one
Unit 3: Physical Tools for Fashion Designers
• Identify and select appropriate tools and equipment for a variety of projects
• Explain proper care and maintenance of equipment
• Distinguish between a variety of fabrics and explain some of their uses and qualities
• Describe how different types of software can help someone in the field of fashion design
Unit 4: Sewing 101
• Demonstrate various stitches, either by hand, on a machine, or both
• Identify the parts of a sewing machine and explain their purposes
• Select the appropriate type of stitch for a project
• Prepare fabric before sewing so that results look neat and professional
Fashion Design Midterm Exam
Unit 5: Choosing Clothing 
• Explain how trends catch on, spread, and then fade
• Select appropriate clothing styles for business, casual, and formal occasions
• Describe how body type and garment fit can affect the impression an ensemble makes
• Demonstrate the procedure for recording accurate body measurements
Unit 6: The Runway Gives Back
• Explain what sustainable fashion is and why it is becoming more popular
• List the advantages and possible pitfalls of social entrepreneurship
• Describe the ways in which fashion has become more welcoming to people who have special needs or disabilities
• Identify leadership qualities to develop while giving back to the community
• Develop public relations skills when reaching out to the wider world
• Differentiate between environments with barriers and environments with barrier-free design
Unit 7: Putting It into Practice 
• Define a project’s occasion, production, budget, and market
• Brainstorm ideas, select the best ones, and turn them into labeled sketches
• Create and adjust a budget based on needs and wants
• Prepare fabric and either construct or adapt a garment or accessory
• Present the completed ensemble and reflect on what you have learned
Unit 8: Entrepreneurship: Ready for Business  
• Follow the rules of ethical conduct, confidentiality, and giving proper credit
• Improve skills in time management and teamwork
• Determine what to put in a resume and what to leave out
• Differentiate between types of portfolios
• Begin searching for jobs online
• Analyze modern trends in the design industry, such as 3D and 4D printing
Fashion Design Final Exam

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