• Fashion Design Course Syllabus


    Mrs. Minix



    EXT 1725/room 160 or     /room 154







    8th period



    One to one-half credit

    Text: Clothing and Construction


    This course introduces students to the world of fashion. Areas to be included are: psychology of clothing, fashion fundamentals, elements and principles of design, textiles, consumerism, and fashion related careers, with an emphasis on personal application.

    Course Objectives:

    ·       identify why we wear clothes (protection, adornment, identification, modesty, status

    ·       define terminology (avant-garde, classic, design, draped, fad/craze, fashion)

    ·       discuss the history of fashion

    ·       identify and discuss characteristics of fashion capitals and designers

    ·       prepare an oral or written report on a fashion capital, fashion designer, or historic era that has influenced fashion

    ·       identify fashion related careers (costume designer, museum curator, etc

    ·       recognize and use the principles and elements of fashion design

    ·       demonstrate knowledge of the elements (tools) of design

    ·       demonstrate knowledge of the principles (rules) of design

    ·       identify related careers (fashion designer, illustrator, etc)

    ·       create a color wheel identifying primary, secondary, and tertiary/intermediate colors, the warm and cool colors, and tints and shades

    ·       create a fashion project or professional presentation incorporating the principles and

    elements of design explain in writing, (design, portfolio, power point, display, etc

    ·       understand the use of textiles in fashion

    ·       create a fabric reference guide consisting of natural/synthetic fibers and woven/knit fabrics

    ·       identify consumer strategies associated with fashion

    ·       identify consumer influences (cultural and economic conditions, economic conditions,  media and advertising)

    ·       Identify various types of purchasing options

    ·       Identify related careers (buyer, retail sales, journalist, advertising, etc

    ·       evaluate personal fashion characteristics

    ·       rate aspects of personal appearance (body types, personal style)



    ·        create a portfolio of work samples create a fashion project or professional presentation incorporating the principles and

    elements of design explain in writing, (design, portfolio, power point, display, etc

    ·       Create a fabric reference guide

    ·       Oral and written presentations and reports of various topics and careers related to fashion

    ·       Sketech croquis designs complementary to your figure type and style


    It is unfortunate that I cannot supply you with supplies (fabrics, patterns, notion, and accessories for making personal projects such as clothing, pillows, etc. I have fabric pieces that students will use to make samples of various sewing techniques and construction of different design details that will become a part of your portfolio. After mastering basic sewing techniques, and operating machines proficiently, students may want to purchase a pattern and fabric to construct a personal outfit.


     Participation:  Students are expected to come to class each day prepared to participate in activities that may include written and oral participation.  It is also expected that all students will participate during all class discussions, class projects, group work and activities.  Any student who comes to class unprepared or is not focused on the task at hand will not receive participation credit for that day.

    Assignments:  The majority of assignments and projects should be worked on and completed as class work; however they may be assigned as homework as well.c

     Late Work: Accepted according to the policy stated in student handbook.

    Evaluations / Assessments:  test, quizzes, rubrics, checklist

    Grades:  Grades will be given based on completion and performance on all assignments, quizzes, and tests as well as participation. 

    Test / Projects.......................................................50%

    Quizzes, Daily Grades, Conduct/Citizenship...........50%

    This is a co-curricular class that integrates FCCLA activities into the Family and Consumer Sciences Curriculum. All students are encouraged to join FCCLA and become affiliated members after paying $20 dollars for membership dues. Students who are affiliated members can participate in FCCLA activities beyond the classroom and district.