Courses Offered


FASH 100 PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
An overview of design principles and elements used in fashion to create effective and successful garment designs. Focus is on the recognition, analysis and evaluation of good design in both ready to wear and student's original designs. Other topics include sketching and presentation techniques. Transfer credit: CSU.


FASH 113 TEXTILES (3)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
Study of natural and chemical fibers; yarns and cloth construction, weaving, finishing, dyeing. Study of purchase, use and care of textiles. Federal legislation, cost and labeling as related to consumer use. Student will examine the various characteristics of fibers and fabrics, including health and comfort level on the body. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (C1).

FASH 117 CREATING A PERSONAL IMAGE (3)

Three lecture hours per week.

A course designed to aid the student in adapting a fashion appearance appropriate for professional and personal care. Concepts in awareness of personal coloring, figure considerations, hair styling, and use of makeup. Wardrobe planning and selection, accessorizing, and shopping strategies will be emphasized. Specific material for both men and women will be presented. Also listed as FCS 117. Transfer credit: CSU.


FASH 119 CLOTHING, CULTURE AND SOCIETY (3)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
Study of bodily adornment in terms of cultural, ethnic, historical, sociological, psychological and economic considerations. Comparison will be made of various cultures and subcultures. Fashion trends and merchandising techniques as they affect the consumer will also be discussed. Student will examine the importance of clothing as an expression of individual and group identity. Transfer credit: CSU (C1).


FASH 151 FASHION MERCHANDISING (3)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
Through lectures, guest speakers and field trips the student will have the opportunity to explore a variety of aspects of the ready-to-wear and couture industry. Production cost, promotion and advertising techniques will be studied in relation to large and small manufacture and retail operations. Personal requirements to help prepare students for employment in the field of fashion merchandising are given for guidance value. Transfer credit: CSU.

FASH 152 VISUAL MERCHANDISING (3)

Three lecture hours per week.

Designed to provide the basic techniques needed for the visual presentation of merchandise. The student will be involved in the study of interior displays, the art of dramatizing the display, store windows, and their coordination with sales promotion. (Fall Semester only.) Transfer credit: CSU.

FASH 153 APPAREL AND HOME FASHION ANALYSIS (3)

Three lecture hours per week. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 836.

Designed to provide information regarding the types and construction features of fashion apparel (including product knowledge of children's, men's and women's apparel) and accessories necessary for fashion buying, consumer information, and the interpretation of this information. This course includes study of textile and non-textile merchandising, fashion lines, and forecasting for home fashions. Transfer credit: CSU.

FASH 156 FASHION SHOWS AND SPECIAL EVENTS (3)

(Spring Semester only.)

Three lecture hours per week.

Designed to provide the basic techniques needed for the visual presentation of merchandise through production of fashion shows and special events. The student will be involved in the observation and production of various types of shows and promotions. Transfer credit: CSU.

FASH 160 BUSINESS OF IMAGE CONSULTING (2)

Three lecture hours per week. Prerequisite: FASH 117 or equivalent.

This course will acquaint students with the principles and practices of the image consulting industry. Setting up and marketing a business; developing a professional knowledge base and resources; working with clientele; setting fees and keeping business records. Students will gain 'how-to' experience through lectures, field trips and individual and group projects. Transfer credit: CSU.


FASH 225 APPAREL ANALYSIS (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
Provides students with an overview of the apparel production cycle: how apparel products are designed, created, and distributed. Students analyze garment design and construction features in order to understand their relationship to apparel cost and quality. Style terminology, sizing, price points, fabric choices, sustainability and other factors in apparel production are also discussed. Transfer Credit: CSU.


FASH 226 VISUAL MERCHANDISING AND DISPLAY (3)  
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
Explores the visual merchandising and display methods used within the fashion and related industries and the role each method plays in these industries. Introduces the equipment, materials and techniques used to create dynamic visual displays. Students critique and create visual displays and visual merchandising materials. Transfer credit: CSU.

FASH 228 FASHION SHOW PRODUCTION (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
Plan, prepare and present fashion information through a variety or methods including informal and formal runway shows and written communication. Become aware of the decision making necessary to produce small and large scale fashion events. Allows students to discuss and experience all aspects of a professional fashion show: set design, lighting, music, advertising and public relations, ticket sales and seating, organization of garments and accessories, choreography, models, judging, and hospitality. Transfer credit: CSU.


FASH 665 SELECTED TOPICS IN FASHION (.5 or 1 or 1.5)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 8 lecture hours for each .5 unit.
Designed to enhance interest and develop skills in the business of fashion. The course will focus on one of the following specific topics: principles in color, basics of visual display, business of modeling, fashion as a cultural experience, fashion survey. Transfer credit: CSU.


INTD 110 ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN (3)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester.
Detailed studies of the home’s interior environment. Selection and arrangement of furnishing; principles and elements of design as they relate to the selection and coordination of the home furnishings and accessories. Transfer credit: CSU (C1).

INTD 120 DESIGNING INTERIORS FOR MULTICULTURAL POPULATIONS (3)

Three lecture hours per week.

Detailed studies of the home's interior environment with an emphasis on the influences of Asian and Latin American cultures, as well as other cultures, on Western interior design; the cultural preferences of members of these cultures living in a Western society will be emphasized. Transfer credit: CSU (C1).

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