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Fashion Design Classes at VMCAD – Curriculum


Fashion Illustration and Design

We know that our students are looking for real employment opportunities in the apparel industry. That’s why the VMCAD Fashion Design curriculum combines an artistic foundation with technical skills and business savvy. Our hands-on program was developed from the haute couture method of design that founder Virginia Marti learned attending art and design schools in Paris and New York, and throughout her own work experience. The classes challenge and motivate students in all aspects of fashion design. Apply to begin your journey learning the following:

  • Fashion illustration
  • Pattern drafting
  • Draping
  • Haute Couture Sewing
  • Fitting
  • Computer applications

Today’s fashion designer must be able to think historically, reinterpret ideas from the past, and predict trends for the future.  Our curriculum empowers the student to think globally, economically and socially by combining an artistic foundation with the latest technology. They are taught to express their ideas onto a sketch pad and  translate them into production.

Explore our program classes below to learn more.

 

Program Outline

First Quarter

English I – G101 – 3 credits

Basic Color Theory – B103 – 3 credits

Anatomy & Figure Drawing I – B128 – 3 credits

Fashion Design I: Pattern Making (Skirts) – FD121 – 6 credits

 

 

Second Quarter

Anatomy & Figure Drawing II – B129 – 3 credits

English II – G102 – 3 credits

Math I – G143 – 3 credits

Fashion Design II: Pattern Making (Blouses) – FD122 – 6 credits

 

 

Third Quarter

History of Art I – G160 – 3 credits

Bible History: Old Testament – G163 – 3 credits

Fashion Design III: Pattern Making (Dresses) – FD123 – 6 credits

Intro to Fashion – FD141 – 3 credits

Fashion Illustration I – FD198 – 3 credits

 

 

Fourth Quarter

History of Art II – G161 – 3 credits

Bible History: New Testament – G164 – 3 credits

Fashion Design IV: Pattern Making (Sportswear) – FD374 – 6 credits

Photography – B144 – 3 credits

Fashion Illustration II – FD204 – 3 credits

 

 

Fifth Quarter

History of Costume I – FD127 – 3 credits

Textiles – FD102 – 3 credits

Fashion Design V: Pattern Making (Tailoring) – FD129 – 5 credits

Portfolio Preparation – FD215 – 3 credits

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Illustrator – FD216 – 3 credits

 

 

Sixth Quarter

Design/Draping I – FD201 – 3 credits

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CAD I – FD213 – 3 credits

History of Costume II – FD128 – 3 credits

Digital Portfolio Preparation – FD295 – 3 credits

Social Science I – G221 – 3 credits

 

 

Seventh Quarter

Design/Draping II – FD202 – 3 credits

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CAD II – FD214 – 3 credits

Business Law – B210 – 3 credits

Fashion Product Development – FD280 – 3 credits

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Textile Design – FD210 – 3 credits

Social Science II – G222 – 3 credits

 

 

Eighth Quarter

Collection – FD217 – 4 credits

Economics – G260 – 3 credit

Entrepreneurship – B224 – 3 credits


WHAT YOU CAN LEARN AT VMCAD

FASHION DESIGN SUCCESS STORIES

“My experience at Virginia Marti College was wonderful. The instructors, the administrators, were really about business and teaching us how to become fashion designers and fashion merchandisers. You will get the best skills, in art, that you wouldn’t get from any other college in this state. I’ve seen the work that gets done and nothing can compare to this college.”

Josetta Belford, 2004 Owner, Sugar Foot
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