Course Description

Focusing on the world of fashion and fashion business, this course covers the research and inspiration process that leads to a collection within a given market. The course will also delve into the techniques used to convey design ideation and construction. It is designed to cover the entire fashion design process from start to finish with an emphasis on sketching to communicate individual design ideas and fabrication.  Students will be encouraged to research markets within the fashion industry and find the space that they find most inspiring.

This introductory course explores various questions that lead towards individual exploration:

  • Am I interested in high-end sportswear or mass-market street wear?  
  • How are the design processes, fabrications, and construction techniques different from active wear to evening wear?  How are they similar?  
  • What constitutes good design?


Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Introduction to Fashion Design
7:00PM to 10:00PM
Mar 01, 2022 to May 10, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • On-Line Distance Learning
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $565.00
Materials List
Section Notes
  • This course includes 30 hours of class time plus at least 15 hours of homework time.
  • No Meeting Date(s): 3/22/2022
  • All times are listed for Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).
  • Course teaching method:  Synchronous
    • Synchronous: Taught through an online learning environment, allowing for the instructor and students to meet during scheduled times. Includes lectures, demos and discussions via Zoom.
  • Course details subject to change. Please check this page regularly to verify information. After registering for a course, visit your student profile page for updates.
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