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Fashion at the Edge

This course is for students who want to expand their ideas of what fashion can be, experiment with presentation and process, investigate the combination of contemporary fashion design and fine art practices, and increase the level of work in their portfolio. Through a range of individual and collaborative studio exercises, research projects, performance, collection building, and field trips, students explore the edges of contemporary fashion. Students are encouraged to experiment with materials to arrive at work that is elevated in both craftsmanship and concept. Students are also asked to share their process with the public through a variety of methods, such as installations, performances, or social media. Access to the world-renowned Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, and SAIC's Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection, Flaxman Library, and Fashion Resource Center support student research and provide inspiration. This class is a great option to take after the Fashion Construction course. 

*NOTE: Previous sewing/garment construction experience is required, as this course will not teach the basic technical skills for creating a garment. Please look at our Fashion Construction course for garment construction. SAIC provides basic equipment, including sewing machines, but students are encouraged to bring their own digital camera, tablet, and/or laptop for homework and after-studio hours projects.

Full Tuition Cost: $3,332  
This cost does not reflect any potential Merit Scholarship or need-based financial aid the student may be awarded. Housing is an additional cost. 

Deposit: $100.00

In the event that your preferred class is full, please choose two alternative course choice options.

If all of your course choice options are full we will contact you.
Note: only one course can be taken per session. If you want to take more than one course, you may enroll in multiple sessions.
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Class meeting time 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM * 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Class meeting days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Building and room Sullivan Center 703
Course number 1030