Push your creativity while building on time-tested principles of design and craft. Fashion courses at MassArt offer an opportunity for students to learn the fundamentals of fashion design in one of the oldest and most respected fashion programs in the country.

Learn to develop and market textile designs using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Topics include building a design from a motif, creating colorways for your print, using scanned artwork to create designs, and texture mapping. Students create a series of print designs and a collection of coordinated prints.  

Start Date

09/04

Meeting Day

Wednesday

End Date

12/11

Faculty

Meg Young

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

Every discipline has a pathway of interpreting, measuring and relinquishing practices that affect sustainability stories. Through discussions, projects and making practices, this course will cover the pillars, plans, and facts of sustainability initiatives to create a foundation for decoding, envisioning, and creating outcomes that transmit purposeful approaches and change to … Read more

Start Date

09/04

Meeting Day

Wednesday

End Date

12/11

Faculty

Kathleen Grevers

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

Explore advanced construction and drafting methods for custom tailoring. Learn how to design and construct a tailored ensemble using traditional methods that include pad stitching, foundation shaping, special lapel and collar treatments, and finishes. Prerequisites: Introduction to Creative Fashion and Introduction to Pattern Drafting.

Start Date

09/05

Meeting Day

Thursday

End Date

12/12

Faculty

Andy Chan

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

An overview of pattern drafting and an introduction to clothing construction. Students explore the different methods of pattern making, from using the dart for fit to adding shape for fullness, and learn how to take body measurements for fit. Pattern drafting and construction techniques are then applied to an original … Read more

Start Date

09/05

Meeting Day

Thursday

End Date

12/12

Faculty

Jennifer Varekamp

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

An overview of pattern drafting and an introduction to clothing construction. Students explore the different methods of pattern making, from using the dart for fit to adding shape for fullness, and learn how to take body measurements for fit. Pattern drafting and construction techniques are then applied to an original … Read more

Start Date

09/09

Meeting Day

Monday

End Date

12/16

Faculty

Renee Harding

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

Students will create hat designs for modern dress using old world techniques of shaping buckram on a head block and felting wool. Students will learn the basic techniques of millinery design and incorporate those skills into their own original designs. Structure, shaping and support will be covered along with the … Read more

Start Date

09/09

Meeting Day

Monday

End Date

12/16

Faculty

John DiStefano

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

Students will design theatrical costumes using drafting and draping techniques. Creating structural foundations and building shapes for performance will be covered. Lectures include working through character development and understanding industry storyboards. Students will construct a costume and complete 2-D and 3-D projects.

Start Date

09/10

Meeting Day

Tuesday

End Date

12/10

Faculty

Sara Hartmann

Time

630pm–10pm

Credits

3