Courses

Fashion

FASH A, Introduction to Sewing
Lec-12 Lab-20 P/NP Available

Introduction to sewing. Students will learn the basics of sewing machines, how to make minor repairs to clothing, and how to construct a basic rectangular item in fabric. A good choice for the novice before moving on to FASH 15A, Apparel Construction 1.

Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Nondegree-Applicable
FASH 15A, Apparel Construction 1
Lec-35 Lab-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

ADVISE: FASH A

A beginning course covering basic principles and concepts in the construction of garments. Emphasis on machine operation, sewing skills and techniques, and construction processes. Students will create sewing samples and 3-4 garments.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
FASH 15B, Apparel Construction 2
Lec-35 Lab-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

PREREQ.: FASH 15A

Elements of garment construction using intermediate clothing construction methods and techniques. Multiple finishes, hard to handle fabrics, use of overlock, complex construction sequences. Students construct three garments using techniques from class.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
FASH 15C, Apparel Construction 3
Lec-35 Lab-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

PREREQ.: FASH 15B ADVISE: FASH 26 or FASH 27

This class teaches advanced sewing techniques used in industry. Students will learn menswear techniques, machine tailoring, industry lining applications, and how to combine fabrics and textures. Projects include a sheath dress, a pant or pencil skirt, and a machine tailored jacket.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
FASH 16, Garment Fitting Techniques
Lec-35 Lab-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

PREREQ.: FASH 15A ADVISE: FASH 27

Introduction to fitting on a live model. Students will learn to identify and correct fitting problems on sample muslin garments, including bodices, skirts, pants and jackets. Students will then learn how to transfer those adjustments to the pattern and use draping techniques to create well fitting production patterns. Fitting issues for knit and stretch fabrics will also be addressed.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
FASH 22, Textile Analysis
Lec-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

Analysis of the performance and care of natural and man-made textile fibers, yarns, fabrics and other products. Fabric construction methods, fabric identification, dyeing and finishing processes are included. Discussion of current issues and innovations in the textile field.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
FASH 23, Fashion History
Lec-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

Chronological study of costumes in Western civilization from antiquity to the late 20th century, including social, economic and political influences on historic costume. Analysis of contemporary fashion design as influenced by historic styles.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
FASH 26, Flat Pattern Design I
Lec-35 Lab-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: FASH 15A or basic sewing sewing machine skills

Principles and techniques of designing a garment pattern using flat pattern methods, focusing on the development of women's patterns. Using a basic sloper, students analyze designs and create patterns for those designs. Students will create a final, finished garment from an original design. This course requires basic sewing skills.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
FASH 27, Fashion Draping
Lec-35 Lab-52.5 P/NP Available

This is a beginning draping class, focused on women's clothing designs. Draping techniques to create various styles, including bias designs. Basic sewing skills are required.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
FASH 29, Pattern Grading
Lec-8.75 Lab-26.25 P/NP Available

Theories and techniques for grading patterns into multiple sizes, including principles of fit, how the body grows, and various size ranges. Conventional methods are used to practice the basic principles of grading on a variety of pattern types.

CSU
Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
FASH 35A, Fashion Illustration I
Lec-35 Lab-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

Students will learn beginning illustration skills to develop their ability to communicate fashion
designs using a variety of media. Line, color, shading, proportions of the body, various views of the body, clothing details, fabric textures.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
FASH 35B, Fashion Illustration II
Lec-35 Lab-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

PREREQ.: FASH 35A

Building on the skills gained in Fashion Illustration 1 students will expand on their artistic renderings, 10 head proportions, coloration, and textile interpretations. Flat sketches in 8 head proportion will be introduced to create specification sheets for production. Students will learn to group their ideas into capsule collections.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
FASH 36A, Fashion Design I
Lec-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

ADVISE: ART 130A or FASH 35A or demonstration of exit skills

This beginning course provides a foundation in the design principles of fashion. Students will work to develop visual research skills, identify design elements, and communicate ideas through the use of inspirational mood boards. Color and fabric stories will emerge from these boards to become designs for four seasonal clothing collections.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Formerly FASH 36

FASH 36B, Fashion Design II
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

PREREQ.: FASH 36A and FASH 35A ADVISE: FASH 35B

Building on the skills learned in Illustration I and Design I, students will learn to develop fashion collections based on their own design aesthetic and philosophy. Emphasis on communicating design ideas, creating cohesive collections, and designing appropriately for a specific market.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
FASH 37, Flat Pattern Design II
Lec-35 Lab-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

PREREQ.: FASH 26

Continuation of techniques for pattern development, with an emphasis on industry production skills. Techniques covered include the development of complex designs, including patterns for tailored garments, pants, and patterns for stretch fabric.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
FASH 42, Introduction to the Fashion Industry
Lec-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

Overview of the fashion industry that prepares students to be on the cutting edge of what
is happening. Emphasis on the economic, political, sociological, technological and
psychological environment that affects fashion changes and evolution. Role of
manufacturers, designers and retailers will be explored along with the elements of fashion
marketing.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
FASH 44, Fashion Retail Buying and Merchandising
Lec-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

An overview of the buyer's core functions and responsibilities. Assortment planning, vendor negotiations, product development, basic retail math, and key merchandising strategies will be explored. Emphasis on building relationships with internal and external work groups will be covered.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
FASH 45A, Personal Styling
Lec-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

Fundamentals of personal styling, including conducting assessments, color analysis, body analysis, fashion personality, wardrobe management and business management

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
FASH 45B, Advanced Personal Styling
Lec-52.5 field trips

PREREQ.: FASH 45A

Provides advanced knowledge and skills in the preparation of becoming a Personal Stylist . Emphasis is placed on techniques of wardrobe planning and consultation, public relations, marketing and business operations for an image consulting business.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
FASH 48, Fashion Show Production
Lec-52.5 Lab-70 field trips

Preparation and execution of a complete fashion show from concept to runway. Required for all fashion merchandising students.

CSU
Units: 4
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
FASH 49, Visual Merchandising
Lec-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

A practical study of merchandise display in a variety of business establishments. This course will provide students with the skills and knowledge to arrange a store window, instore display, and floor layout. Students will learn how to display merchandise to the consumer regardless of their specific job title.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
FASH 51, Creating a Garment Business
Lec-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

ADVISE: FASH 35A; FASH 15A

Students learn the basics and essential steps needed to start a fashion business and clothing line. Fundamental components of a fashion business, functional business plans for a viable and sustainable fashion business, financing, planning, branding, marketing, knowing your customer, design process and manufacturing.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
FASH 53, Fashion Forecasting
Lec-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

The theories and frameworks underlying forecasting in the textile and apparel industry. The factors involved in planning and presenting the forecast. Emphasis on using print, Internet, and broadcast information in competitive analysis.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
FASH 54A, Fashion Styling
Lec-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

This course explores the skills required for styling outfits, accessories, and props for
photography, film and commercials, visual merchandising, fashion shows and digital
media. Emphasis is on identifying the many styling methods used in promoting fashion
throughout the industry.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
FASH 54B, Advanced Fashion Styling
Lec-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

PREREQ: FASH 54A

This hands-on, field-based course teaches the skills required of various types of professional stylists. Students will be guided through the process of developing a professional styling portfolio which they can present to prospective clients.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
FASH 55, Icons of Contemporary Fashion
Lec-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

Students will learn about the fashion industry, the social use of clothing, and modern fashion history through the people, events, politics, and cultures that have effected change.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
FASH 56, Fashion Writing, Publicity, & Social Media
Lec-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

Fashion writing for both print and social media platforms as it pertains to fashion journalism and public relations. Topics include how to write trend reports, press releases, runway critiques, evaluating fashion blogs, and creating a strong fashion presence on social media.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Formerly "Fashion Writing & Publicity''

FASH 57, Fabric Glossary
Lec-17.5 field trips P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

Learn about fabrics used for clothing, how to identify fashion fabrics, and how to determine the suitability of these fabrics to various styles of fashion.

CSU
Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
FASH 60, Fieldwork - Fashion Shows and Events
P/NP Only

PREREQ: Approval of the Fashion Department

Work experience in fashion show production and events. Students will work backstage as dressers or volunteers for a variety of designers, stores and charity events. Provides practical experience in the retail environments. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of fashion promotions in the workplace. One unit of credit is earned for 60 hours unpaid work or 75 hours of paid work.

CSU
Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
FASH 61, Fashion Merchandising/Marketing Internship
P/NP Available

Prereq.: Approval of Fashion Department

Experience in the Fashion industry through merchandising, styling, buying, or marketing positions. Students will intern with local employers to gain meaningful work experience. Provides practical experience in the retail/wholesale environments. Emphasis will be placed on the role of fashion in the workplace. One unit of credit is earned for 60 hours of unpaid, or 75 hours of paid work.

CSU
Units: 2
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
FASH 62, Work Experience in Personal Styling
P/NP Available

Experience in the Fashion industry through personal styling, or image consulting positions. Students will intern with local employers to gain meaningful work experience. Provides practical experience in the retail/wholesale environments. Emphasis will be placed on the role of fashion in the workplace. One unit of credit is earned for 60 hours of unpaid or 75 hours of paid work.

CSU
Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
FASH 63, Fashion Design & Production Internship
P/NP Available

PREREQ.: Approval of Fashion Department

Experience in the Fashion industry though product design and development. Students will intern with local employers to gain meaningful work experience. Provides practical experience in the design establishments. Emphasis will be placed on the product creation in the workplace. One unit of credit is earned for 60 hours of unpaid work or 75 hours of paid work.

CSU
Units: 2
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
FASH 67A, Computerized Pattern Development: PAD
Lec-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

PREREQ.: FASH 26

Overview of the functions and capabilities of the PAD computerized pattern development system. Industry pattern development including drafting, modifying, and grading patterns. Digitizing and plotting patterns.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
FASH 67B, Computerized Pattern Development: Gerber
Lec-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

PREREQ.: FASH 26

Overview of the functions and capabilities of the Gerber computerized pattern development system. Industry pattern development including drafting, modifying, and grading patterns. Digitizing and plotting patterns.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
FASH 70, Copying Ready-to-Wear
Lec-12 Lab-20 P/NP Available

ADVISE: FASH 15A

Students learn how to duplicate an existing garment while it is still intact by analyzing
commercial construction techniques and details, and learning how to generate a pattern
from the intact garment.

CSU
Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
FASH 72, Drafting a Sloper (Moulage)
Lec-12 Lab-20 P/NP Available

ADVISE: FASH 15A

Students learn the classic techniques needed to measure a figure and draft
a well-fitting moulage/sloper/basic pattern

CSU
Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
FASH 73, Sewing with Knit and Stretch Fabrics
Lec-8.75 Lab-26.25 P/NP Available

ADVISE: FASH 15A or basic sewing machine skills

Special sewing techniques for garments made from knitted fabrics, such as t-shirts, pants, and activewear. Pattern modifications for stretch knits. Students will construct garments while learning how to work with knitted fabrics, including ribbed finishes, elastic edgings, and special seam types.

CSU
Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
FASH 112, Digital Illustration for Fashion
Lec-52.5 Lab-17.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: VMD 105; FASH 35A; FASH 36A or FASH 54A

This course covers techniques in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator appropriate for Fashion Designers and Merchandisers.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
FASH 137, Fashion Portfolio
Lec-17.5 field trips P/NP Available

PREREQ.: (FASH 35A and FASH 35B) or (FASH 36A and FASH 36B) or (FASH 45A and FASH 45B) or FASH 49 or (FASH 54A and FASH 54B) ADVISE: FASH 112; FASH 53

Students will create professional portfolios based on their field: design, illustration, visual merchandising, styling, or personal styling. Professional standards and techniques for presenting a body of work will be covered.

CSU
Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Modified from FASH 33. Students will create portfolios based on their field: Design, Illustration, Visual Merchandising, Styling, or Personal Styling. Portfolios for acceptance to Universities or other 4 year colleges can also be created.

FASH 138, Fashion Workplace and Career Essentials
Lec-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

PREREQ.: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: FASH 37 or FASH 54B or FASH 36B or FASH 45B or FASH 35B or FASH 15C or FASH 25C ADVISE: ESL 184 or ENGL 88 or placement in ESL 186 or readiness for college-level English

This course gives an overview of the skills required for a successful career in the fashion industry. Topics such as establishing goals, brand development, marketing presentation materials, interview skills, communication, presentations, networking and workplace etiquette are covered.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Formerly FASH 38