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FSD 101 - Draping and Design I

Prerequisites: FSD 120 and permission of instructor through portfolio review acceptance.

Corequisites: FSD 120 and permission of instructor through portfolio review acceptance .

Description: Students learn fundamentals of draping in muslin on a dress form. Basic silhouettes as well as original designs are executed. Original sample garment is constructed. Material cost and laboratory fees apply.SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 4
Department: Marketing & Retailing

FSD 102 - Draping and Design II

Prerequisites: FSD 101; 120.

Description: Students learn to drape intricate garments. Projects include draping the cowl, bifurcated garments, notch and shawl collar jackets and skirt variations. An original design is executed from a sketch and a sample garment is constructed. Material cost and laboratory fees apply. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 4
Department: Marketing & Retailing

FSD 103 - Draping and Design III

Prerequisites: FSD 101, FSD 102 and FSD 120.

Description: Continuation of more advanced draping projects includes draping in a variety of fabrics. Original designs for knitwear, tailored jacket, boutique and term garment are draped and constructed in fabric. Material cost and laboratory fees apply.SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 4
Department: Marketing & Retailing

FSD 104 - Design Studio

Prerequisites: FSD 101, FSD 102, FSD103, FSD120

Description: An original collection of garments, in an area of specialization, is designed, draped and/or drafted and constructed in fabric. Material cost and laboratory fees apply.SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 4
Department: Marketing & Retailing

FSD 110 - Flat Pattern Design I

Prerequisites: FSD 120

Description: Students develop the fundamentals of pattern-making using basic slopers. The bodice, skirt, sleeve and collar variations are executed to learn the variety of design options possible through flat pattern technique. Material cost and laboratory fees apply.SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 2
Department: Marketing & Retailing

FSD 111 - Flat Pattern Design II

Prerequisites: FSD 110, FSD 120.

Description: Further studies in advanced patternmaking projects include tailored jackets, raglan and kimono sleeves, stylized armholes, bifurcated garments and torso development. Design variations on these projects are stressed. Material cost and laboratory fees apply.SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 2
Department: Marketing & Retailing

FSD 120 - Garment Construction

Description: Students learn the fundamentals of design room sewing techniques utilizing step samples to execute seam and hem finishes, bias and zipper applications, and construction details used in industry. Sample garments are developed through the use of a basic pattern. Material cost and laboratory fees apply.SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Marketing & Retailing

FSD 121 - Fashion History

Description: Students explore early modes of fashion beginning with ancient civilizations from the Middle Ages through the Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Victorian and Edwardian periods to present day dress. This course is designed to give students an understanding of the cultural, historical, social and political effects on fashion from its respective time period.SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Marketing & Retailing

FSD 122 - Fashion Design Business Practices

Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor.

Description: Technical knowledge of the design process is explored through visits to design studios where students meet with industry professionals. Students learn how to design for a target market, how to research fashion trends and source fabric and trims and learn garment production. Students learn how to prepare for an entry level position in the fashion industry.SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Marketing & Retailing

FSD 135 - Design Fundamentals

Description: To interpret fashion design using art based fundamentals, such as the importance of color, anatomy, fabric rendering, fashion model proportions and movement. Assignments and learning experiences to reinforce each area. The student will discover, through exploration of fashion assignments, how to evaluate design details and proportions for Women's apparel markets. Technical flats and their importance to the process will be covered. Average cost of supplies: $75. Laboratory fee applies. Formerly ART 135. Students who have completed ART 135 will not receive credit for FSD 135. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-HUM Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Marketing & Retailing

FSD 136 - Fashion Art Techniques I

Prerequisites: FSD 135 or permission of Chairperson.

Description: This course is designed to further interpret the creative process of Fashion Design. Students are encouraged to master advanced skills and search for their own individual focus of expression. Each student will be exposed to new approaches, methods and materials to further enhance his or her design experience and Fashion Design portfolio. Menswear and Children's wear will be explored as well as the Women's wear markets. Formerly ART 136. Students who have completed ART 136 will not receive credit for FSD 136. Average cost of supplies: $75. Laboratory fee applies.SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-HUM Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Marketing & Retailing

FSD 142 - Field Training

Prerequisites: FSD 101, FSD 102, FSD 103, FSD 104, FSD 110, FSD 111, FSD 120, ART 135, ART 136, and ART 235 or permission of instructor.

Description: Students work for appropriate fashion design firms, in a design room to enrich the theoretical concepts previously developed in the classroom.SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Marketing & Retailing

FSD 235 - Fashion Art Techniques II

Prerequisites: FSD 135 and FSD 136.

Description: Students design collections by exploring the roles of research, design development, and editing in the fashion design process. Emphasis is placed on the knowledge of key fashion categories, markets and price points. This course also introduces the basics of computer-aided design specifically used in the fashion industry. Using vector based software, students learn techniques to conceptualize fashion designs and create industry-standard presentations. Formerly ART 235. Students who have completed ART 235 will not receive credit for FSD 235.Average cost of supplies: $75. Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-HUM Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Marketing & Retailing

FSD 236 - Fashion Art Techniques III

Prerequisites: ART/FSD 135, ART/FSD 136 and ART/FSD 235.

Description: To develop an awareness of broad-based market demands. To develop an awareness of market timing (seasonal and campaigns). To develop an awareness of marketable presentations. To appreciate the relationship of theme, fabrics, price range, and colors in the preparation of a portfolio. Formerly ART 236. Students who have completed ART 236 will not receive credit for FSD 236. Average cost of supplies: $75. Laboratory fee applies.SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-HUM Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Marketing & Retailing