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FDC110 Clothing Construction I Credit Hours: 3.00
An introduction to basic clothing construction techniques designed for inexperienced sewers. Includes terminology, tools and equipment, garment pattern components, fabric components, interfacing, and construction sample and pressing techniques.
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Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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FDC111 Clothing Construction II Credit Hours: 3.00
Continuation of FDC 110. Intermediate principles of clothing construction. Includes planning the garment, preparation of garment pieces, assembly, unit production, and evaluation.
Prerequisite(s): FDC 110 with a B or better.
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Information: Prerequisite may be waived with consent of instructor.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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FDC112 Alteration and Pattern Fitting Credit Hours: 3.00
Methods of altering commercial patterns and principles of fitting garments. Includes fitting a commercial pattern, making a muslin, construct a design using fit techniques, and evaluation of standards of fitting and relationship to styles.
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Offered: Fall.
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FDC121 Flat Pattern Making Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to the flat pattern method of pattern making for apparel production. Includes principles of pattern manipulation, practical applications, and evaluating the applications to a selected design project.
Prerequisite(s): FDC 111.
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Offered: Spring.
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FDC122 History of Clothing Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to clothing and personal decoration as a reflection of the wearer's culture, time and place. Includes definition of essential characteristics in the western world, evolution of clothing, geographical and chronological grouping, and areas of analysis through research and projects.
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Offered: Spring.
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FDC123 Computer Patternmaking I Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to patternmaking for apparel production using computer software. Includes measurements, creating a basic set of slopers, checking sloper fit, and basic pattern concepts.
Prerequisite(s): FDC 111, 121.
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Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor.
Offered: Spring.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
FDC126 Textiles Credit Hours: 3.00
Technology and science, art and design, and global industry of textiles. Includes emphasis on performance of textile products in apparel, furnishings, industry, geotextiles, transportation and space exploration. Also includes the components of textile products: fibers, yarns, fabric construction, coloration and finishes, current and developing technology, and environmental effects.
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Offered: Spring.
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FDC131 Wardrobe and Styling Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to the function of wardrobe in contemporary life. Includes the clothing and wearer, current theories on wardrobe, art applied to wardrobe and the individual, and the core working wardrobe, wardrobe issues, and ritual of dress.
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Offered: Fall.
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FDC132 Global Fashion and Culture Credit Hours: 3.00
Human behavior in relationship to clothing, body image, and self-concept. Includes global behavior and dress, clothing as messenger, the ritual of dress, global fashion for the masses, and life stages and clothing and image needs.
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Offered: Fall.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
FDC135 Fashion Show/Event Planning Credit Hours: 3.00
A survey of fashion direction, publicity and fashion event coordination. Includes development of an event, student fashion show production, and wrap up.
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Recommendation: Completion of FDC 141 before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Spring.
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FDC141 Introduction to Fashion Design Credit Hours: 3.00
Survey of the business of apparel manufacturing and fashion design. Includes history of the industry, careers in fashion, designing the garment, influences on design, and organization of a clothing line.
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Offered: Fall.
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FDC142 Restyling and Alterations Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to techniques for recycling and increasing the life and function of garments. Includes measurement, making, and fitting, techniques for stitching in alternation and fitting, restyling, repair, and conservation of fabric and garments.
Prerequisite(s): FDC 111.
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Offered: Spring.
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FDC144 Fashion Drawing Credit Hours: 3.00
Technical drawing of a garment on the fashion figure. Includes working on original designs and presenting them in a portfolio. Also includes fabrics and how to render them as well as a basic knowledge of garment construction.
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Recommendation: Completion of ART 110 or 213 before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Fall.
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FDC148 Costume Design Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to basic design techniques for theater costumes. Includes identifying and applying elements, sketching and coloring, paper fabrication of costume design, script and character analysis, application of historical research, and production scheduling and budget.
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Information: Same as THE 148. May be taken two times for a maximum of six credit hours.
Offered: Fall.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
FDC152 Costume Construction Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to basic costume construction techniques for theater costumes. Includes period patterning, period silhouettes, review of basic sewing and construction, measuring and fitting, commercial patterns, recycled garments, and construction of a period costume.
Prerequisite(s): FDC 110 and 111 and FDC/THE 148.
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Information: Same as THE 152. May be taken two times for a maximum of six credit hours.
Offered: Spring.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
FDC196 Independent Studies in Fashion Design and Clothing Credit Hours: 3.00
Independent projects for continuing individual development in fashion design and clothing under the guidance of a faculty member.
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Information: May be taken three times for a maximum of 9 credit hours. Students must have taken at least tweleve (12) credit hours in FDC courses before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
FDC199WK Co-op Work: Fashion Design and Clothing Credit Hours: 1-5.00
A supervised work environment in the Fashion Apparel field. Includes completion of hours, knowledge of fashion industry job site, demonstration of aptitudes and abilities, journal/record of daily experiences and observations, and maintaining a written and digital contact list.
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Course Corequisites: FDC 199
Information: Consent of instructor or department chair and successful completion of twelve (12) credit hours of FDC course work are required before enrolling in this course.
Information: May be taken four times for a maximum of twenty credit hours.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
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FDC199 Co-op: Fashion Design and Clothing Credit Hours: 1.00
Introduction to the work environment in the Fashion Apparel field. Includes the internship process, applying course work, oral and written communication skills, and self management on the job.
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Course Corequisites: FDC 199WK
Information: Consent of instructor of department chair and successful completion of twelve (12) credit hours of FDC course work are required before enrolling in this course.
Information: May be taken four times for a maximum of four credit hours.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
FDC211 Clothing Construction III Credit Hours: 3.00
Continuation of FDC 111. Advanced techniques in construction of clothing. Includes pattern layout options, construction techniques and principles applied to special fabrics, fabric selection for specialty garments, and evaluation.
Prerequisite(s): FDC 111 with a B or better.
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Information: Prerequisite may be waived with consent of instructor.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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FDC212 Tailoring: Jackets Credit Hours: 3.00
Traditional and speed-tailoring methods for jackets utilizing advanced techniques and materials. Includes pattern alterations for jackets, buttonholes, welt pockets, shaping the interfacing, inner structure of jackets, and complete garment evaluation.
Prerequisite(s): FDC 112, 211 with a grade of B or better.
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Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor.
Offered: Spring.
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FDC213 Tailoring: Pants and Shirts Credit Hours: 3.00
Traditional and speed-tailoring methods for pants and shirts utilizing advanced techniques and materials. Includes pant construction, shirt construction, and completed garment evaluation.
Prerequisite(s): FDC 112, 211 with a grade of B or better.
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Information: Prerequisites may be waived with consent of instructor.
Offered: fall.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
FDC214 Bridal and Formal Wear Credit Hours: 3.00
Advanced construction techniques applied to specialty fabrics for formal wear. Includes client vs. customer, fitting the client, creating the muslin, constructing the formal wear garment, and closing contracts with the client
Prerequisite(s): FDC 111 and 211 with a grade of B or better.
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Recommendation: Successful completion of FDC 212 before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Spring.
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FDC215 Sewing with Knits Credit Hours: 3.00
Skills and techniques used in the construction of garments made from knit fabrics. Includes pattern selection, fabric selection, tools and equipment, pattern fit and alteration; layout, cutting, and marking; and construction techniques.
Prerequisite(s): FDC 211 with a B or better.
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Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor.
Offered: Fall.
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FDC218 Introduction to Accessory Design Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to accessory design as it relates to historical and current trends. Includes construction of a simple handbag, construction techniques for hats, belts, hair accessories, and pet fashions. Also includes marketing and merchandising accessories.
Prerequisite(s): FDC 111.
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Information: Proficiency test may be required for placement level.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
FDC221 Flat Pattern Making II Credit Hours: 3.00
Continuation of FDC 121. Includes measurement, marking and fitting, review of sloper slash and spread methods of design, pattern preparation, determining garment patterns, garment construction, and evaluation of individual garment design and construction.
Prerequisite(s): FDC 121.
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Recommendation: Students should have a grade of C or higher in the prerequisite course before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Fall.
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FDC223 Computer Patternmaking II Credit Hours: 3.00
Continuation of FDC 123. Includes introduction to software pattern libraries, advanced computer flat patternmaking, and using computer-aided pattern design.
Prerequisite(s): FDC 123.
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Offered: Spring.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
FDC224 Computer Patternmaking III Credit Hours: 3.00
Continuation of FDC 223. Includes computer marker making, creation of technical sketches for use in production, and computer measurement grading.
Prerequisite(s): FDC 223.
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Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
FDC231 Flat Patternmaking III Credit Hours: 3.00
Continuation of FDC 221. Application and analysis of advanced patternmaking techniques and principles of grading (sizing) base patterns. Includes advanced patternmaking techniques, review of sloper for design and fitting purposes, creation of original designs, grading, and evaluation of individual garment design and construction.
Prerequisite(s): FDC 221 with a B or better
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Information: Prerequisite(s) may be waived with consent of instructor.
Offered: Fall.
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FDC241 Draping I Credit Hours: 3.00
Application of design principles using the draping method of fashion design to create an original garment on a dress form. Includes review of essential design principles, muslin preparation, determining garment patterns, applying fabrics to the dress form, garment construction, and evaluation of individual garment design and construction.
Prerequisite(s): FDC 111 and 211 with a grade of B or better.
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Recommendation: Completion of FDC 211 with a grade of B or better before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Fall.
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FDC242 Draping II Credit Hours: 3.00
Continuation of FDC 241. Advanced draping techniques for fashion design to include the design and construction of a formal apparel item. Includes muslin for advanced apparel designs, yardage calculation, specialty fashion fabrics, constructing the formal wear or bridal design, and formal apparel evaluation.
Prerequisite(s): FDC 211 and 241 with a grade of B or better.
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Offered: Fall.
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FDC245 Digital Fashion Design Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to the use of computer software to design fashion and technical drawings. Includes the fashion work arena, features and applications used to create digital fashion drawings, vocabulary, terms and technical criteria, fashion software, and developing multiple color patterns and textures.
Prerequisite(s): FDC 111, 144 with a B or better.
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Recommendation: Completion of ART 100 before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Spring.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
FDC288 Portfolio Preparation Credit Hours: 3.00
Overview of the development and marketing of a professional portfolio. Includes definition and evaluation of coherent bodies of work, documentation of work, preparation of portfolio production, production of a portfolio, parts of a portfolio, and marketing.
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Recommendation: For advanced students who have completed coursework in their specific areas.
Information: Portfolio concentrations will be determined in a conference between student and instructor.
Information: Same as ART 288.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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FDC289 Fashion Design and Clothing Capstone Credit Hours: 3.00
Development and creation of individual original garments incorporating skills acquired through previous courses. Includes capstone project overview, development of a five piece collection, and presenting the garment line.
Prerequisite(s): FDC 111, 112, 121, 122, 126, 141, 144, 211, 241.
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Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.