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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.

This course will cover materials, elements and techniques used in the fashion and design industry. Students will study the science of textiles from fibers, yarns and surface treatments along with design options in textile structures with knitted and woven fabrics and surface design applications with printing, dyeing and embellishments. This … Read more

Start Date

01/18

Meeting Day

End Date

05/03

Faculty

Liam O’Meara

Time

Credits

3

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

01/19

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

05/04

Faculty

Andy Chan

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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

01/19

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

05/04

Faculty

Jennifer Varekamp

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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

Mondays

End Date

05/08

Faculty

Renee Harding

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

Throughout the ages, wearing a hat has connections to modesty, marriage and status. According to Molly Yestadt; “A hat is an accessory that bridges fashion and art and traditions.” From Egyptian ritual crowns to Coco Chanel’s finely crafted hats of the 19020’s to modern day sculptural works of designer like … Read more

Start Date

01/23

Meeting Day

Mondays

End Date

05/08

Faculty

John DiStefano

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

This class is fully enrolled.

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Garment Construction is an introduction course focusing on fundamental sewing techniques. Students will produce 2-3 basic garments, and assemble a sample book of standard dressmaking techniques. Students will learn hand sewing skills, the use of the industrial sewing machine, methods for taking measurements, and how to select and layout fabric. … Read more

Start Date

01/24

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

05/02

Faculty

Stacy Scibelli

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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This course will provide a solid foundation in the digital skills used in the fashion industry to create the “fashion plates” that introduce a line or collection. Through hands-on projects, students learn how to use Photoshop and Illustrator to design presentation boards and fashion collections in flats. This is the … Read more

Start Date

01/24

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

05/02

Faculty

Meg Young

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

Digital Tools for Fashion Design