The Fashion Design Certificate program is designed for students who have a love for fashion and design and feel that they have the talent to pursue a career in design. The course is designed to help students enhance their own design skills; translate concepts onto paper, and eventually into actual garments. It will prepare students to enter the fashion design industry in the capacity as a design assistant or working with a product development team.
The curriculum includes 96 hours of classroom instruction in five core courses plus two electives of your choice. A required final project will be a separate night of presentation of designs and/or fashion show. This course must be completed within 2 years. Attendance at 80% of classes is required. Core classes offered fall and spring; electives can be completed at any time.
- Fashion Design I
- Fashion Design II
- Fashion Illustration
- Basic Garment Construction
- Basic Pattern Making
Electives: (choose 2)
- Pattern Drafting II
- Sewing Techniques
- How to Start or Operate Your Own Business
- A drawing or painting class
- A computer-aided design class such as Photoshop or Illustrator
Texts required for Continuing Education courses may be ordered from the BCCC Bookstore (www.bucks.edu/bookstore /
or call 215-968-8459) or from a vendor of your choice.
Fashion Design I
Gain a basic understanding of fashion design including design principles, how to dress a fashion figure. Materials list will be mailed prior to first class; approximate cost $50. Paula Molino, M.Ed.
Newtown Campus/ $205/ WSMCE 3710 C01/
Fashion Design II
A continuation of Fashion Design I, you will enhance your understanding and skills with an emphasis on merchandising a clothing collection, presen-tation techniques and building a portfolio. (Materials list will be mailed prior to the start of class.) (Prerequisite: Fashion Design I & Fashion Illustra-tion) Paula Molino, M.Ed.
Newtown Campus/$205 (plus approx. $25 materials fee and $90 book fee)/ WSMCE 3711 C01/
Learn how to draw a fashion figure and dress it with original designs with attention to garment details, fabric rendering and trims. Materials list will be mailed prior to first class; approximate cost $50. Paula Molino, B.S.
Newtown Campus/$215 (plus $60 book fee)/ WSMCE 3712 C01/