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Fashion (FASHN) Courses

FASHN 299 Experimental Offering in Fashion

  • Units:0.5 - 4
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2021


FASHN 301 Apparel Construction

  • Units:3
  • Hours:36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Advisory:LIBR 318 and MATH 34 with grades of "C" or better
  • Transferable:CSU
  • General Education:AA/AS Area III(b) (effective Summer 2021)
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2021

This course covers the basic techniques for construction of men's, women's, and children's clothing and home accessories along with fabric manipulation and embellishments. Students will learn about materials and sewing supplies selection, sewing machine operation, and reading pattern instructions. Students will explore theories and concepts of construction of simple garments and interior use projects. Technical construction techniques are included along with the use and understanding of a sew-thru 1/8" grid ruler, tape measure, and yardstick. Students will calculate and recognize measurements for the purpose of purchasing fabric. This course is designed for the student with little or no previous sewing experience. The cost per student to participate is approximately $30-$50. One field trip is required.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • analyze and select patterns, notions, and shaping materials.
  • analyze body measurements to determine pattern size and compare to pattern measurements to do simple adjustments to a pattern.
  • demonstrate layout, cutting, and marking techniques for construction.
  • demonstrate pressing techniques based on fabric type and garment design.
  • explain construction techniques that result in professionally appearing and appropriately fitting apparel or sewn products.
  • demonstrate basic maintenance on sewing equipment.
  • use a 1/8" grid ruler to draft a paper pattern for a project.
  • calculate yardage amounts to purchase fabric for simple projects.
  • appraise appropriate fabrics for projects, study theories and concepts of garments and interior use projects, learn pleats, tucks and facings.
  • assess personal body proportions in order to choose appropriate patterns.
  • define parts of a sewing machine.
  • understand and demonstrate construction techniques.

FASHN 310 Fashion Analysis/Clothing Selection

  • Units:3
  • Hours:54 hours LEC
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Advisory:ENGRD 110 and ENGWR 101; or ESL 114; and LIBR 318 with grades of "C" or better.
  • Transferable:CSU
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2021

This is an introduction to the socio-psychological aspects of clothing within the U.S. culture. Clothing behaviors, as viewed through economic and political influences on fashion, fashion terminology, and past and present fashion cycles, are contrasted with other contemporary cultures around the world. Essential theories of color perception and applied problems dealing with color interaction, line, design, and texture will be presented. Analysis of wardrobe planning, buying ready-to-wear, and care and maintenance of family clothing are included.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • recognize factors affecting clothing choices and psychological needs.
  • identify clothing selection behaviors within contemporary western culture and contrast them with past and other contemporary cultures.
  • apply line, design, texture, color selection principles in an individual personal analysis.
  • develop a wardrobe plan that meets his or hers respective day-to-day needs and builds confidence and acceptance.
  • apply techniques of good budgeting, informed buying, and care and maintenance of family clothing.

FASHN 312 Fashion for Film, Television, Stage and Illustration

  • Units:3
  • Hours:36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Advisory:ENGWR 300 or ESLW 340; FASHN 340, LIBR 318, and MATH 34 with grades of "C" or better.
  • Transferable:CSU
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2021

This course exposes the student to the procedures for research, understanding, and creation of fashions for film, television, stage and illustration of both costume and fashion design. This course is based on theory and practicum. Students will create a sketchbook based on three areas of fashion and costume needs. Students will read a script for a film and research time periods, textiles, and styles to include in sketches of their design concepts. Students will examine budgets, organization, and production breakdowns for a television show. Students will also read a script for a theatre production and research the period and design concepts to include in a character study of the correct costume designs. The cost per student to participate will be approximately $35-$50.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • research time periods for historically correct productions.
  • choose textiles that are appropriate to specific styles of garments for film, television, and stage.
  • utilize sketching techniques using a variety of mediums.
  • understand the breakdown of a script for fashion and costume needs.
  • organize, arrange, and understand production schedules.

FASHN 320 Textiles

  • Units:3
  • Hours:36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Advisory:ENGRD 110 and ENGWR 101; or ESL 114; and LIBR 318 with grades of "C" or better.
  • Transferable:CSU; UC
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2021

This is a consumer-oriented introduction to textiles that includes study of the characteristics of fibers, yarns, and fabric construction, including weaves and fabric finishes. Information will be presented related to consumer satisfaction in selecting and caring for fabrics, apparel, furnishing, and other textile products in daily use. One field trip will be taken.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • identify names and characteristics of various kinds of fibers and how they relate to the finished fabric.
  • assess the methods of fabrication such as weaving and knitting and the characteristics of each in relation to their use in textile items.
  • analyze the qualities necessary for best performance and serviceability of household items and wearing apparel.
  • judge the proper care of a given list of fabrics.
  • cite legislation that applies to textile labeling and consumer protection.
  • deduce the fiber content of unidentified fibers through various lab tests.
  • construct models of various types of weaves and knits.

FASHN 330 History of Western World Fashion

  • Units:3
  • Hours:54 hours LEC
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Advisory:ENGRD 110 and ENGWR 101; or ESL 114; and LIBR 318 with grades of "C" or better.
  • Transferable:CSU; UC
  • General Education:AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1; CSU Area C2; IGETC Area 3B
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2021

Students will study dress in Western civilization from ancient times through the present. An interdisciplinary approach is used to examine how clothing communicates values displayed by the individual and functions as a reflection of trends in technology, political events, social ideals, and cultural developments in art and music. Emphasis will be placed on the evolution of apparel design and style through historic development. One field trip is required.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • identify periods in history that define specific historic styles of fashion.
  • evaluate apparel design details and explain their origins in historic costumes.
  • assess the evolution of a garment from one period to another.
  • examine how politics, economy, technology, and art affected clothing for a specific period.
  • dramatize how clothing communicates values displayed by the individual.
  • demonstrate an understanding of cross cultural influences on major fashion trends.
  • analyze how fashion has been influenced by major world historical events.
  • compare the cultural expression of fashion as it applies to different times and events throughout history.
  • compare and contrast historical dress design to contemporary dress.
  • demonstrate an understanding of the evolution of technology and natural resources as applied to fashion.
  • identify fashion and style features of selected historical periods of the western world from the time of the Egyptians to the present.
  • analyze the influences of world trade and the global economy on contemporary western world fashion.
  • contrast and compare the contributions of Ancient Rome, Egypt, Far East, and Southeast Asia to the development of western world fashion.
  • understand the influence of trade between Native Americans and European settlers on fashion of the era.
  • discuss the differences of influence from China, Southeast Asia, and European cultural groups during Vietnam War era.

FASHN 335 Historic Costuming

  • Same As:TA 436
  • Units:3
  • Hours:36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Advisory:ENGRD 110 and ENGWR 101; FASHN 340, FASHN 301, LIBR 318, and MATH 34 with grades of "C" or better.
  • Transferable:CSU; UC
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2021

The impact of social, political, cultural, and economic issues on costume is explored from the cradle of civilization through modern times. Specific periods of fashion are researched to design and construct historically correct garments. Students will learn how to apply the principles of modern pattern making to various historical styles and use this knowledge to design and create historical costumes. The unique cut and construction of each historical period is covered, from undergarments to accessories, for each fashion period. Students will learn to create necessary adaptations to these garments for successful stage applications. One field trip is required. Credit may be earned for FASHN 335 or TA 436, but not for both courses. The cost per student to participate is approximately $35-$90.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • compare garments in various time periods.
  • select specific fabrics, trims, and accessories to successfully reproduce a period garment.
  • integrate techniques required to design and develop a period costume.
  • demonstrate construction techniques in building costumes using 1/2-scale and full-scale models.
  • discuss the effect of the political, social, and economic influences for each time period.
  • evaluate an authentic period garment; discuss adaptations for the garment's transition to successful stage use.
  • evaluate historic costume literature and resources for accuracy of historic costume presentations.

FASHN 351 Applied Apparel Studies / Intermediate Principles of Construction

  • Units:3
  • Hours:36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
  • Prerequisite:FASHN 301 with a grade of "C" or better
  • Transferable:CSU
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2021

This course presents intermediate apparel construction techniques, such as working with more complex pattern adjustments, patterns, notions, and fabrics. Comprehensive custom sewing techniques for men, women, and children will be applied to four student-made garments. The course will instruct the students on the care and working knowledge of an industrial sewing machine.

One field trip is required. The cost per student is approximately $70-$100 for this course.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • operate home and industrial sewing machines and sergers.
  • select more challenging fabrics of suitable quality for type, style, design, and use on intermediate level garments.
  • explain consumer responsibility in the purchase and care of fabrics.
  • demonstrate a working knowledge of the principles of good fit and simple alterations to achieve good fit.
  • discuss sewing as an art form in which creative expression may be realized to develop the student's personal style.
  • demonstrate a variety of intermediate level of sewing construction skills.
  • analyze, evaluate, and use critical thinking skills to choose the best sewing techniques to be used for a combination of styles for a unique body structure, pattern, fabric, notions, machine and accessories, assembly, and wearability.

FASHN 352 Couture Construction, Draping and Corsets

  • Units:3
  • Hours:36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
  • Prerequisite:FASHN 301, 320, 351, and 364 with grades of "C" or better; or equivalent
  • Transferable:CSU
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2021

This course covers apparel construction techniques applied to several challenging designs, which will be student-made using unusual and difficult fabrics. Couture construction techniques with applied details and finishes, usually found on more expensive garments, will be explored. The course will include draping techniques and corset construction. The course will continue the instruction of the use and care of industrial sewing machines. One field trip is required. The cost per student to participate is approximately $70-$100.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • define, evaluate, and practice advanced construction problems.
  • assess, select, and apply creative expression in apparel construction.
  • apply construction principles to a variety of clothing construction challenges and build samples using advanced seams.
  • demonstrate couture methods and their place in contemporary garment construction.
  • identify, explain, and practice new construction techniques and their applications.
  • demonstrate the ability to choose appropriate patterns for specific advanced and complex fabrics.
  • use, care, and working knowledge of industrial sewing machines.
  • drape basic and couture blocks.
  • construct corsets.

FASHN 355 Applications in Tailoring and Pants

  • Units:3
  • Hours:36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
  • Prerequisite:FASHN 320, 351, and 364 with grades of "C" or better; or equivalent
  • Transferable:CSU
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2021

This course is designed for the advanced clothing construction student who wishes to increase knowledge and proficiency in the many aspects of traditional and contemporary tailoring and construction of pants. Instruction will include custom fitting, equipment, and garment components selection and steps in the very fine handwork details and techniques of traditional tailoring for men's or women's suits, coats and pants. The course will also include speed construction techniques. One field trip may be required. The cost per student to participate in this course is approximately $40-$125.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • demonstrate competency in evaluating, selecting, and using suit, coat, and pants patterns that feature good design and can accommodate traditional tailoring construction techniques.
  • demonstrate competency in the selection of fashion fabric, interfacing, underlining and lining fabrics, and notions applicable to the fine handwork skills of traditional tailoring.
  • select and use traditional tailoring equipment.
  • apply skills in making tailored garments using traditional tailoring methods.
  • recognize the fine workmanship in custom traditionally tailored garments as compared to ready-to-wear tailored garments.
  • apply skills in speed efficiency of contemporary tailoring.

FASHN 364 Mens and Womens Pattern Drafting

  • Units:3
  • Hours:36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Transferable:CSU
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2021

Students will study the skills needed to construct men's and women's garments. Details will include measurements, pattern drafting, slopers, and blocks. In-depth treatments of pattern making will cover casual to tailored apparel for the modern man and woman. Students will complete a notebook. The cost per student to participate is $45 to $85.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • select patterns and shaping materials suitable for casual and tailored men's and women's wear.
  • analyze body measurements specific to men's, women's wear.
  • draft slopers for shirts, blouses, skirts, pants, and vests.
  • execute a well-fitting block for the creation of garments.
  • demonstrate pattern-drafting skills to enhance unique design details of specific garments.

FASHN 368 Stretch Wear

  • Units:3
  • Hours:36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
  • Prerequisite:FASHN 301 and 351 with grades of "C" or better
  • Advisory:MATH 34 with a grade of "C" or better
  • Transferable:CSU
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2021

This course covers stretch wear from beginning to advanced sportswear such as skating, and athletic wear, to lingerie and couture-construction. Students will explore apparel fashioned in silk jersey utilizing tricky construction techniques for collars, cuffs, and pockets. Fibers, such as viscose and rayon jersey, will be explored. Students will construct garments utilizing industrial sewing and serger machines as well as in-class sergers. One field trip is required. The cost per student to participate in this course is approximately $60-$125.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • demonstrate silk jersey layouts and seaming techniques.
  • construct collars, cuffs, and pockets in jersey fibers.
  • draft flounces, ruffles, and bias drapes in viscose and rayon jersey.
  • analyze appropriate seam constructions for advanced stretch apparel.
  • demonstrate threading and maintenance of industrial sewing and serger machines using differently weighted threads.
  • utilize proportions of body mass for construction details.

FASHN 390 Alteration Shop

  • Units:3
  • Hours:18 hours LEC; 108 hours LAB
  • Prerequisite:FASHN 351 with a grade of "C" or better
  • Transferable:CSU (effective Fall 2021)
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2021

This course focuses on the operation and management of ready-to-wear garment alterations shop. It includes the study of starting an alterations business, local and government business rules and regulations, workroom supplies and equipment, workflow and scheduling, customer service, advertising and promotions, sales and costing, and performing garment alterations. Field trips may be required.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • evaluate basic types of alteration services and customer needs.
  • identify potential target markets for an alteration business.
  • design and develop alteration shop image, company profile, merchandising, and pricing strategy.
  • prepare, manage, and critique accurate and efficient workflow schedules as well as client inflow, outflow, and quality control.
  • generate purchase orders for workroom supplies using inventories, projected alterations, and cost-effective principles.
  • apply basic pinning and alterations techniques to ready-to-wear garments.
  • use formulas to construct and calculate profit and loss statements for the alterations shop.
  • interpret labor laws, tax laws, licensing, and contract requirements as prescribed for small businesses by local and state government.

FASHN 394 Apparel Entrepreneur

  • Units:3
  • Hours:54 hours LEC
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Advisory:BUS 100 with a grade of "C" or better
  • Transferable:CSU
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2021

This course provides essential business strategies for the fashion, costume, interior styling, staging, and production-related fields. Students will explore necessary business practices and practical aspects of setting up and running their own apparel and interior businesses. Topics will include ethical practices, methods of compensation, client budgets, estimating costs, re-sale licenses, billing, marketing, and sales. Students will develop a model business plan to include business cards, advertising, and business identity. One field trip is required.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • formulate a basic business plan as this relates to specific apparel and interior formats.
  • explore the set-ups of studio spaces to be able to draft a floor plan of a personal space.
  • complete business license applications.
  • prepare price lists for services rendered.
  • calculate financial records for tax purposes.
  • understand record keeping strategies.
  • organize client records.
  • write contracts.
  • devise sale presentations.

FASHN 495 Independent Studies in Fashion

  • Units:1 - 3
  • Hours:54 - 162 hours LAB
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Transferable:CSU
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2021

This course will give students the opportunities to investigate specific topics more directly.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • research a topic in creative and extended research.
  • present a comprehensive research study.
  • plan, research, construct, and deliver an in-depth analysis on a student chosen topic.

FASHN 499 Experimental Offering in Fashion

  • Units:0.5 - 4
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Transferable:CSU; UC
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2021