Program Curriculum

PrerequisitesCr
APPRL096 AD&D SKILL DEVELOPMENT 1 2
For students preparing to enroll in AD&D who have little or no sewing or patternmaking experience. Intro to sewing terms, commercial and production pattern development, layout and cutting techniques, industrial sewing machine operation, and professional construction techniques for basic garments and samples.
APPRL098 AD&D SKILL DEVELOPMENT 2 2
For students preparing to enroll in AD&D. Intermediate beginners update their sewing machine handling and patternmaking skills. Intro to more complex sewing techniques and construction of sample garments using industrial sewing and pressing equipment. Includes pattern drafting and labeling for production.
APPRL100 AD&D SKILL DEVELOPMENT 3 2
Required for enrollment in AD&D. For students with previous sewing and patternmaking experience. Enhance industrial equipment handling skills for sewing and pressing to complete more difficult sewing techniques and sample garments. Covers pattern development of a bodice sloper and proofing methods.
1'st QuarterCr
APPRL101 CONSTRUCTION 1 - PROFESSIONAL TECHNIQUES 4
Covers professional techniques and methods to construct samples and garments to professional industry standards. Emphasis on accuracy, use of industrial sewing and pressing equipment, and developing technical specification packages.
APPRL111 PATTERNMAKING 1 - FLAT PATTERN DRAFTING 4
Development of basic production patterns using flat pattern and drafting methods. Focus on fundamental patternmaking practices including cutting, labeling and approaches for pattern manipulations.
APPRL130 APPAREL MANUFACTURING 2
Survey of the apparel manufacturing business cycle. Includes materials acquisition, production, scheduling, product costing, machine processes and industry standards.
APPRL141 DESIGN 1 - PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN 2
Covers the basic design principles of repetition, rhythm, emphasis, harmony, balance, scale and proportion as they relate to garment design.
APPRL151 COMPUTER APPLICATIONS FOR APPAREL DESIGN I 3
Develop Excel, Illustrator and Photoshop skills for use in the apparel design field. Includes specification development, technical drawing and image editing.
2'nd QuarterCr
APPRL102 CONSTRUCTION 2 - PROFESSIONAL TECHNIQUES 4
Build on skills from APPRL 101 by producing samples and garments using intermediate construction techniques and meeting industry quality standards. Emphasis on industrial equipment use and proficiency, and enhanced specification package development.
APPRL112 PATTERNMAKING 2 - DRAPING 4
Pattern development using draping techniques to generate basic slopers. Combines draping with basic flat pattern manipulations to create patterns for garment designs.
APPRL131 BUSINESS PRACTICES IN FASHION 3
Examines aspects of conducting business in fashion including industry practices, job categories, professional development and business communications. Prereqs: APPRL 101, 111, 130 & 151.
APPRL142 DESIGN 2 - FABRIC SCIENCE AND TEXTILES 2
Analyze how fibers, yarns, fabric structure and finish affect fabric characteristics. Studies include textile history, independent research and visual presentation. Prereqs: APPRL 130 & 151.
APPRL152 COMPUTER APPLICATIONS FOR APPAREL DESIGN 2 3
Continues building computer skills, terminology and procedure. Gain proficiency in graphics programs commonly used in industry to produce technical drawings and visual presentations.
3'rd QuarterCr
APPRL103 CONSTRUCTION 3 - PROFESSIONAL TECHNIQUES 4
Presents techniques and methods using factory processes to construct garments for manufacturing. Blends skills in pattern design for target markets and construction for mass production. Continuation of technical specification development and industrial equipment use.
APPRL104 ALTERATIONS AND FITTING 2
Covers professional ready-to-wear garment alteration techniques, evaluation methods, and industry fitting standards. Includes business management practices, record keeping, output efficiency and client relations.
APPRL113 PATTERNMAKING 3 - DESIGN BY FLAT PATTERNMAKING 4
Continues development of flat pattern and draping techniques from APPRL 111 and 112. Use fitting methods, production pattern blocks and pattern modifications to create more complicated garment designs.
APPRL143 DESIGN 3 - COLOR AND PALETTES 2
Investigates color design trends and application in the apparel market. Explore hues, values and saturation and basic color theory. Prereqs: APPRL 142 & 152.
4'th QuarterCr
APPRL201 READY-TO-WEAR CONSTRUCTION 4
Construction methods with focus on ready-to-wear and tailored garments. Coordinates with APPRL 211 to execute pattern designs for specific target markets.
APPRL211 PATTERN DESIGN FOR READY-TO-WEAR 4
Presents advanced pattern design for ready-to-wear and tailored garments. Employ a variety of methods to produce patterns from blocks, measurements, magazine tears and line drawings. Coordinates with APPRL 201 to construct pattern designs. Prereqs: APPRL 103 & 113.
APPRL221 PATTERN GRADING 4
Learn to grade patterns up to large sizes and down to small sizes according to certain specifications and measurements, using the grid and shift method.
APPRL241 DESIGN 4 - PRINT AND PATTERN 2
Development of surface designs for fabrics and garment silhouettes. Focus on design methodology, textile dye and print technology, and apparel industry practices.
APPRL260 FASHION HISTORY 3
Survey of key clothing items from major historical periods. Gain tools for communicating clothing concepts and understand current fashion trends. Explores social influences and cultural ideals that impact fashion. Prereqs: APPRL 143, 151 & 152.
5'th QuarterCr
APPRL202 ACTIVE SPORTSWEAR CONSTRUCTION 4
Construction methods for sportswear and outerwear construction techniques used in the garment industry. Produce more complex and advanced garments made from patterns developed in APPRL 212. Prereqs: APPRL 201 & 211. Coreq: APPRL 212.
APPRL212 PATTERN DESIGN FOR ACTIVE SPORTSWEAR 4
Patternmaking for active sportswear and outerwear. Develop patterns from samples and sketches to industry standards and for functionality. Pattern designs are constructed in APPRL 202.
APPRL222 COMPUTERIZED PATTERN GRADING 4
Explore apparel industry standards and guidelines for pattern sizing for more complex patterns. Intro to using computer-aided technology to size patterns.
APPRL242 DESIGN 5 - LINE DESIGN 4
Explore elements of designing a line of clothing to industry standards. Focus on development of boards for line presentations and design of a clothing line for production in APPRL 270.
6'th QuarterCr
APPRL230 PORTFOLIO AND RESUME DEVELOPMENT 4
Produce a professional-quality portfolio and resume. Survey of job search and interviewing strategies. Prereqs: APPRL 197, 202, 212, 222, 242.
APPRL270 FINAL LINE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT 8
Capstone course to produce the line of clothing designed in APPRL 242. Includes pattern development, materials sourcing, garment construction and production of technical specifications. Collaboratively produce the annual fashion portfolio show where final collections and portfolios are on display to industry professionals and the public. Prereqs: APPRL 197, 202, 212, 222, & 242.
7'th QuarterCr
APPRL197 WORK EXPERIENCE IN APPAREL DESIGN 5
Earn relevant work experience and practical hands-on skills through the completion of an internship in the apparel design and development field.

Total Credits = 91

Related instruction courses are those offered in areas related to the student's major area of study. In the School of Apparel Design & Development these have been incorporated into the existing curriculum.

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