Fashion Design Program
The FCI Fashion Design Programs prepare students for careers in the fashion industry by providing specialized training in fashion design, pattern-drafting, apparel construction and fashion drawing.
The core of the Fashion Design programs duplicate the workings of a fashion designer in a professional fashion design studio setting. The programs are instructed by professional fashion designers and educators.
The curriculums are enhanced with students creating a collection through research, concept and design, to completing their design work on the same seasonal schedule as the fashion industry. As an extra-curriculum, students may present their collections at a professionally produced fashion show attended by fashion industry professionals.
Beginning Fashion Design
The Beginning Fashion Design Program introduces the student to the industry procedures of patternmaking, apparel construction and fashion drawing. The program also includes a study of textiles & apparel manufacturing. The program is designed to allow students to develop their design work into a mini-collection of 3 looks.
This program is available to all graduates of the Fashion Merchandising Module “A” Program.
|Mon||10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.|
|Tue||10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.|
|Wed||10:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M.|
Intermediate Fashion Design
The program provides advanced patternmaking and construction techniques designed to allow students to develop their work culminating in a collection of 6 looks. Students learn new construction and finishing techniques. Students work on more advanced techniques as used in RTW women’s wear.
This program is available to all graduates of the Beginning Fashion Design Program.
Advanced Fashion Design
Students design a collection under the direction of the Fashion Design Chair who guides students in designing & producing garments for the better-priced market in dresses, designer separates and eveningwear. Students create their ideas from sketch selection, fittings on professional models, fabrication, construction and finishing for higher-priced apparel. Students learn advanced techniques in tailoring, draping, and pattern-drafting.
This program is available to all graduates of the Intermediate Fashion Design Programs.
|Mon||5:15 P.M. to 8:15 P.M.|
|Tue||5:15 P.M. to 8:15 P.M.|
|Wed||5:45 P.M. to 8:45 P.M.|
|Thu||4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.|