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Fashion Design 101: An Introduction


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Course Description

Fashion Design 101 explains the qualities and skills necessary to become a fashion designer. You'll learn about the many related career opportunities available besides that of fashion design and gain an inside look into today's fashion business.

A fashion career is two-thirds artist and one-third business. Color, pattern making and illustration are all skills a fashion designer must learn in order to put a collection together. You'll learn how becoming a fashion designer involves many core related principles to completely understand the many facets of the fashion business.

This course is ideal for students, seamstresses and anyone interested in the fashion business and design quality. Since a fashion designer wears many hats, you will gain knowledge about everything from haut couture to budget clothing and that design is about performing research, applying knowledge of fabric, coordinating color and texture, and monitoring quality and fit.

People who strive to become fashion stylists have a profound knowledge of fashion, a fierce personal style and a knack for putting together complete outfits for themselves and others. This course provides lots of different information about the fashion world to help you better understand why it is important to learn about fabrics, prints and other technical aspects of fashion in order to jump-start your fashion career.

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Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe historical content and education of fashion design.
  • Determine whether you want self-employment or a top job.
  • Describe the many languages of fashion.
  • Describe the realities of manufacturing and product development.
  • Identify color and fabric.
  • Know fabric production.
  • Describe developing personal creativity and style.
  • Describe defining a project.
  • Know fashion business or fashion career.
  • Know marketing your fashions.
  • Describe processing orders and accounting, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 
 
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Course Lessons

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Lesson 1: Historical Content and Education

Words of caution! If you want to enter a world the likes of Coco Chanel, you must be totally and utterly obsessed with fashion. 33 Total Points
  • Review Article: Charles Frederick Worth (18261895) and The House of Worth
  • Review Article: Coco Chanel
  • Review Article: Ralph Lauren
  • Review Article: Michael Kors
  • Review Article: Laura Ashely
  • Review Article: Vera Wang
  • Review Article: Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 1: Historical Content and Education

Lesson 2: Self-Employment or a Top Job

For a fashion designer, every season provides an opportunity. Technology alone enables a designer to deliver their message at a much faster rate. 33 Total Points
  • Review Article: Tasks of a fashion designer
  • Review Article: How to create a brand name
  • Review Article: Vogue
  • Review Article: Glamour
  • Review Article: Elle
  • Review Article: Women's Wear Daily
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 2: Self-employment or a Top Job

Lesson 3: The Many Languages of Fashion

This lesson will discuss the different languages of fashion. 9 Total Points
  • Review Article: Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture in Paris
  • Review Article: Haut Couture
  • Review Article: Donna Karan
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 3: The Many Languages of Fashion

Lesson 4: The Realities of Manufacturing and Product Development

This lesson will discuss the realities of manufacturing and product development in the fashion world. 34 Total Points
  • Review Article: Retail Sales Statistics
  • Review Article: Fashion News
  • Review Article: Matrix Marketing
  • Review Article: Pantone Professional Color System
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 4: The Realities of Manufacturing and Product Development

Lesson 5: Color and Fabric

An interesting fact about color: It extends from the religious, to the political, and the emotional. 34 Total Points
  • Review Article: Fashion color terminology
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 5: Color and Fabric

Lesson 6: Fabric Production

Learning how to make professional garments using machinery helps you adapt to designing commercial quality clothing. You will need a range of cutting and pattern-making tools. 11 Total Points
  • Review Article: Sewing Terms
  • Review Article: ?How to Drape Fabric on a Dress Form
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 6: Fabric Production

Lesson 7: Developing Personal Creativity and Style

Fashion design is all about creativity, breaking the rules, and setting trends. The role of the fashion designer is to make a person look good in an attractive way. 9 Total Points
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 7: Developing Personal Creativity and Style

Lesson 8: Defining a Project

This lesson will discuss some of the projects students of fashion will need to be aware of. 12 Total Points
  • Review Article: Flat Sketching
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 8: Defining a Project

Lesson 9: Fashion Business or Fashion Career

If you are ambitious enough to start your own business in fashion, kudos to you! It's a tough road; however, it can be traveled successfully. 10 Total Points
  • Review Article: 10 Steps to Starting a Business
  • Review Article: Getting Funding
  • Review Article: Job Prospects & Career Options
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 9: Fashion Business or Fashion Career

Lesson 10: Marketing Your Fashions: Defining Your Uniqueness

The setting is a creation of fashion marketing. Fashion marketing uses many tools to direct the artistic eye of its audience toward a chosen trend. 9 Total Points
  • Review Article: Startup Fashion
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 10: Marketing Your Fashions: Defining Your Uniqueness

Lesson 11: Processing Orders and Accounting

One of the most difficult decisions for a new clothing business is establishing price. When setting prices for your clothing designs, be thoughtful, non-biased, and know your market. 100 Total Points
  • Take Poll: Let us know what you think of this course
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete: Final Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 11: Processing Orders and Accounting
  • Complete: The Final Exam
294
Total Course Points

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Course Title: Fashion Design 101: An Introduction
Course Number: 7550471
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Course Type: Professional Development
CEU Value: 0.7 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: UniversalClass Staff Instructor
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Student Testimonials

  • "Participating in this course accomplished my personal goal, which was to jump-start myself into thinking analytically about fashion and about what I want to accomplish as a person-who-designs-for-myself, rather than staring blankly at the pattern books at Joann." -- Wende F.
  • "All of it was helpful. This was new information for me." -- Cathy K.
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