Fashion Design

The Fashion Design Certificate program is designed for students who share a love of fashion and design and feel that they have the talent to pursue a career in design. Students will enhance their own design skills, translate concepts onto paper, and eventually into actual garments. At the completion the program, students will be pre-pared to enter the fashion design industry in the capacity of a design assistant or part of a product development team. This program will concentrate solely on women’s wear.
Offered Fall and Spring

Core Classes

  • Fashion Design I
  • Fashion Design II
  • Fashion Illustration
  • Basic Garment Construction
  • Pattern Drafting I

Electives: (choose 2)

For more information, contact:
Director, Continuing Education at (215) 968-8104, or coned@bucks.edu

Fashion Design I

Gain a basic understanding of fashion design including design principles, how to translate source of inspiration into designs, and how to dress a fashion figure. Materials list will be mailed prior to first class; approximate cost $50. Paula Molino, B.S.
Newtown Campus/$205 (plus approx. $25 materials, and $90 book fee)/ WSMCE 3710 C01/
6 Wed, 9/16-10/21 (no class 11/25), 6:30-9:30 pm

Fashion Design II

A continuation of Fashion Design I, you will enhance your  understanding and skills with an emphasis on merchandising a clothing collection, presentation techniques and building a portfolio.  (Materials list will be mailed prior to the start of class.) (Prerequisite: Fashion Design I & Fashion Illustration) Paula Molino, M.Ed.

Newtown Campus/ $205 (plus approx. $25 materials, and $90 book fee)/ WSMCE 3711 C01/

Fashion Illustration

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/$199 (plus $60 book fee; includes live model fee)/WSMCE 3712 C01/
6 Wed, 10/28-12/9 (no class 11/25), 6:30-9:30 pm

Basic Garment Construction

Learn the fundamentals of sewing including hand and machine sewing, how to select fabrics based on style and fabric, pattern layout and construction methods. You will complete one simple garment. Materials list will be mailed prior to first class; approximate cost $80. Bring your portable sewing machine to class.  Paula Molino, M.Ed.

Newtown Campus/$195 (plus $40 book fee)/ WSMCE 3713 C01/ 6 Wed, 6/3-7/8, 6:30-9:30 pm

Pattern Drafting I

Students will learn to take measurements and to translate these measurements into a pattern (sloper) that can be used to create any design and create a perfect fit.  Virginia Buck
Newtown Campus/ $265 (plus $20 payable to the instructor)/ WSMCE 3714 C01/

Pattern Drafting II

This class will teach students to design and create a garment (skirt, pant, blouse) from existing slopers.
Each student will create a garment (pant, skirt, or blouse) from a basic sloper and learn how design elements, (dart manipulation, sleeves, collars, necklines) translate to the flat pattern. As a final project students will complete a garment from their own designs.  Virginia Buck
Newtown Campus/$265 (plus $20 payable to the instructor)/ WSMCE 3715 C01/

Sewing Techniques I

No more will you have to hear, “That looks homemade.” This course will teach you sewing techniques to improve your finished garment and give it that “professional” flair. Virginia Buck
Newtown Campus/ $265 (plus $20 payable to the instructor)/ WSMCE 3716

Sewing Techniques II

No more will you have to hear, “That looks homemade.” Continue learning professional sewing techniques to improve your finished garment, by making a simple lined jacket. Virginia Buck
Newtown Campus/ $265 (plus $20 payable to the instructor)/ WSMCE 3717
8 Tu, 9/15-11/3; 6:30-9:30 pm