Fashion Design Program

The Fashion Design Certificate program has been restructured and is now titled, the Fashion Design Program with stand-alone classes.  We are no longer offering a Fashion Design Certificate Program. The Fashion Design Program is designed for students who share a love for fashion, design and sewing.  The courses give an insight to the fashion industry for personal or career interest.  The classes are designed to help students enhance their own design skills; translate concepts onto paper and learn basic sewing techniques.  Classes have been extended to seven weeks (with exception of patternmaking classes which remains at eight weeks). 

For more information, contact: Continuing Education at (215) 968-8409 (option #6), or coned@bucks.edu

Program and Course Descriptions:

Fashion Design I
Students will learn the basic understanding of fashion design - from design principles, the fashion design cycle and how to translate a source of inspiration into a design collection.  Class will focus on the women’s wear market.

Fashion Illustration
Students will learn how to draw a fashion figure.  They will design an original collection and dress the figure with attention to garment details and fabric rendering.

Sewing I
Students will learn the fundamentals of sewing which includes hand and machine sewing and knowledge of various seasonal fabrics.  They will sew a pin cushion, pillowcase and bag.  Students must bring their own sewing machine. 

Sewing II (prerequisite – Sewing I or permission of instructor)
Students will build upon the fundamentals of sewing learning pattern layout and construction methods.  They will sew one or more simple garments.  Students must bring their own sewing machine.

Sewing III (prerequisite – Sewing II or permission of instructor)
Do you have an unfinished sewing project?  Perhaps you want to learn a new sewing skill?  Receive expert instruction to bring your (old or new) sewing project to completion.  Students must bring their own sewing machine.

Patternmaking I
Students will learn how to take measurements and to translate measurements into a pattern (sloper) that can be used to create a clothing design to fit an individual.   

Patternmaking II – (prerequisite – Patternmaking I)
Students will continue with techniques learned in Patternmaking I. 

Fashion Design I

Students will learn the basic understanding of fashion design - from design principles, the fashion design cycle and how to translate a source of inspiration into a design collection.  Class will focus on the women’s wear market. Bring your portable sewing machine to class.  Paula Molino

Newtown Campus/$229/WSMCE 3718 C01
7 Tu, 9/12-10/24, 6:30-9:30 pm

 

Fashion Illustration

Channel your creativity with fashion illustration..! Express your style and enrich your drawing and painting skills as you create your own trendy fashion line with innovative prints, patterns, and trendy palettes! With inspiration from the remarkable works of fashion illustrators from around the world, you will learn how to develop contextual and conceptual ideas for your designs and how to illustrate the elongated, glamorous human figures! Enjoy this insightful program as you experiment with engaging techniques through the use of mixed media and expand your fashion portfolio! Art supplies will be provided for the class, in-studio use only.   Eleanor Evans, B.F.A., University of the Arts

Newtown Campus/$229/WSMCE 3719 C01
8 Mon, 9/18-11/6, 6 – 8:30  pm

Business Communication  NEW CLASS

This course provides an orientation to communication concepts and practices in the business environment.  The writing emphasis will be on clarity and function driven by audiences and purpose.  In addition to developing various forms of business communications (e.g. graphics; proposals; field, lab, and recommendations reports), students will also be introduced to topics that include: measure of excellence in business communication; legal and ethical considerations in a business environment; collaborating in a team environment; communicating persuasively in a business context; and delivering effective business presentations.  Cynthia Tuleja

Newtown Campus/$199 (plus $75 text/WSMCE 5485  C01
6 Sat, 10/14-11/18, 9 am – 12 pm