FINE ART CREDIT NOTE: This course counts as a fine art credit for graduation but may not meet the four-year college admissions requirement for Fine/Visual/Performing Arts.

Learning Recommendations: Fashion Design and Merchandising 1

General Description: The Fashion Design and Merchandising program exposes students to careers in and skills needed for employment in the fashion industry. The program focuses on textiles, fashion sketching, the elements and principles of design, basic sewing techniques and construction, trends, forecasting, sustainability, styling and visual merchandising. In each course students build a portfolio that can be used to interview for schools, employment, and internships. The fashion program will be affiliated with FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) and may be used as a fine art credit. Students participate in DECA or FCCLA for student leadership.

Course Content:

  • Career Exploration
  • Textiles
  • Sketching
  • Elements of Design
  • Principles of Design
  • Quality Standards
  • Basic Sewing and Construction
  • Fashion Portfolio

Strategies: Students will learn through:

  • Direct instruction
  • Hands-on learning
  • Individual and team work
  • Guest speakers
  • Participation in FCCLA

 Equipment Required by Student: Students will be asked to provide fabric for a couple of sewing projects or choose from donated fabric.

Course Fee: Yes, see Course/Club/Misc. Fee link.