This course is for students interested in exploring contemporary fashion design methods and materials rather than constructing specific garments. Students develop skills in illustrating the fashion figure, styling, draping, and fabric selection; are introduced to the history of fashion design and new research and documentation methods; and are exposed to contemporary designers and design practices. Students may explore resources such as SAIC's Fashion Resource Center, which houses a library on fashion and the history of costume, a number of individual garments and accessories of significant historical importance, and a rich collection of visual material not accessible to the general public, as well as the AIC's collection of art and textiles to develop an informed, thoughtful, and creative approach to design. The class will draw on these resources to develop unique textile and garment designs and to learn about clothing as a language, how garments communicate, and what they signify. *NOTE* Basic drawing skills and figure drawing/illustration experience is beneficial. Students are encouraged to bring their own digital camera, tablet, and/or laptop for homework/research and after-studio hours projects.
2.0 College Credits
Full Tuition Cost: $3,480
This cost does not reflect any potential Merit Scholarship or need-based financial aid the student may be awarded. Housing is an additional cost of $985.
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|Class meeting time||9:00 AM - 4:00 PM * 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CT|
|Class meeting days||Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday|
|Building and room||Sullivan Center Room 704|
|Course instructor||Anna Hovet Dias|