In this studio course students develop fundamental awareness and skills for the textiles and clothing field including machine operation, design and construction terminology, pattern manipulation and fit, and quality construction techniques. Students construct samples and garments with a focus on professional standards in problem solving and production. Prerequisites: One of HECOL 250, 170, or DES 135 or DES 138/139.
Principles of design and merchandising applied to apparel design and portfolio development. A creative problem-solving approach to production of a line of clothing. Prerequisite: HECOL 254. Normally offered in alternate years.
An introduction to the historical and technological development of cross-cultural textiles and survey of common textile-making techniques, designs, and embellishments. Ethnographic textiles are analyzed in the context of socio-cultural, political, economic, environmental, and aesthetical meanings. The course combines lectures, class discussions, videos, and examination of artifacts from the Clothing and Textiles Collection. Prerequisite: *30.