Jan 28, 2022  
2021-2022 College Catalog 
2021-2022 College Catalog
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FDC 245 - Digital Fashion Design

3 Credits, 5 Contact Hours
2 lecture periods 3 lab periods

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. Brief introduction to textile design and digital printing. 

Prerequisite(s): FDC 111  and FDC 144   or permission of instructor before enrolling in this course.
Recommendation: Completion of ART 100   before enrolling in this course. If any recommended course is taken, see a financial aid or Veteran’s Affairs advisor to determine funding eligibility as appropriate.

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe the fashion industry work arena with digital drawings and how they are used.
  2. Identify software programs, features and applications for computer fashion drawing.
  3. Explain vocabulary of terms and technical criteria specific to computers and fashion necessary to communicate verbally and produce professional on screen presentations and printed artwork.
  4. Utilize Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to produce digitally enhanced fashion drawings rendered in full color including fabrics, patterns, textures, and original textile design.
  5. Use software tools, effects, and features in an experimental manner to develop a unique personal digital style for effective visual communication of design concepts.

  1. The Fashion Work Arena
    1. Examples of professional layouts and digital fashion drawings
    2. Uses for communication in the industry
  2. Software Programs, Features and Applications to Create Digital Fashion Drawings
    1. Adobe Illustrator
    2. Adobe PhotoShop
    3. Scanning
    4. Printing
  3. Vocabulary, Terms and Technical Criteria
    1. Flats
    2. Technical drawings
    3. Various methods of presentation
  4. Adobe Cloud Suite (PhotoShop/Illustrator)
    1. Toolbox functions
    2. Creating paths and shapes, adding color
    3. Developing a stitch library
    4. Working with layers
    5. The croquis as a template
    6. Stitching and trim
    7. Creating a t-shirt flat as well as advanced flat drawings for various garments
    8. Enhancing the garment flat  through development of brushes, stitching and details

V. Developing a Targeted Collection

  1. Layout discussion and development
  2. Design research and mood inspiration
  3. Final project presentation

Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2020/2021

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