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.

The 20th century is particularly suited to study the multicultural heritage of fashion and art history.  In its first 50 years, fashion and art were an expression of Eurocentric partisanship, despite extensive, uncredited cultural borrowings from peoples and countries in the global community. In the mid-1960s these broader voices in fashion … Read more

Start Date

01/22

Meeting Day

Wednesday

End Date

05/06

Faculty

Kathleen McDermott

Time

6:30pm–9:30pm

Credits

3

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This course teaches students how to communicate original ideas using the geometric principles of design, and helps them to master block pattern structure. Basic garment construction, fundamental draping, and development of couture are covered. These skills are used to translate creative designs into three-dimensional form in both fabric and non-textiles.

Start Date

01/23

Meeting Day

Thursday

End Date

05/07

Faculty

Andy Chan

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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Students are introduced to visual principles, as the basis of graphic design communication, and elements and issues of visual language. The course covers the manipulation of graphic form to convey meaning; strategies for idea generation and development of unique concepts; and the designer’s role as visual storyteller. Prerequisites: Pattern Drafting … Read more

Start Date

01/23

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

05/07

Faculty

Jennifer Varekamp

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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This course teaches students how to communicate original ideas using the geometric principles of design, and helps them to master block pattern structure. Basic garment construction, fundamental draping, and development of couture are covered. These skills are used to translate creative designs into three-dimensional form in both fabric and non-textiles.

Start Date

01/27

Meeting Day

Monday

End Date

05/11

Faculty

Renee Harding

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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Students will learn basic principles of business and entrepreneurship and create a business plan for their own creative entrepreneurial ventures. Tools used for marketing, finance and strategic planning will be explored. Lectures will include case studies on the strategies being employed by both established players and newer startups. The class … Read more

Start Date

01/27

Meeting Day

Monday

End Date

05/11

Faculty

Sara Hartmann

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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This class will serve as an exploration into both the technical and conceptual aspects of textile design and fabrication, through an in depth survey of both traditional and experimental dyeing and weaving techniques. This class will explore the cultural and social roles textiles play both historically and in the present … Read more

Start Date

01/28

Meeting Day

Tuesday

End Date

05/05

Faculty

Stephen Hamilton

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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This class provides a solid foundation in the digital skills used in the fashion industry to create “fashion plate” driven projects. Through hands-on projects, students learn how to use Photoshop and Illustrator to design presentation boards and fashion flat collections. This is the perfect class for fashion designers who would … Read more

Start Date

01/28

Meeting Day

Tuesday

End Date

05/05

Faculty

Meg Young

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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