Academic Calendar Winter/Summer 2018

Fashion Design

Most of the seats in these courses are reserved for students in the Fashion Design program. Other students may take these courses if they meet the prerequisites and there is space.


English language proficiency requirements

Students registering in post-secondary level courses (numbered 100 to 499) will be required to meet the English language entrance proficiency requirements. Students in ELS or the University Foundations programs can register in those courses identified in the University Foundations program with lower levels of language proficiency.

Please note that not all courses are offered every semester.

FD 113

3 credits

Fashion Drawing I

Prerequisite(s): None

An introduction to the basic anatomy of the human body is an essential foundation to fashion drawing. Students will gain understanding of the structure, balance, and movement of the female form and how it is incorporated into fashion images. Emphasis is placed on visual awareness and its relationship to perspective and proportion. Students will be introduced to a variety of techniques which constitute fashion illustration and technical drawing of garments for the apparel industry.
Students will develop drawing skills using a variety of media and improve their powers of observation. Live models will be introduced at appropriate times.

FD 115

3 credits

Computer Applications for Fashion

Prerequisite(s): FD 113 or permission of instructor

This course will introduce students to software applications typically used by designers in the fashion industry. Students will learn to integrate manual and digital drawing skills to create fashion illustrations, print designs, flat sketches, and digital presentation boards. Students will become adept at using the toolbox options and other fundamental functions of industry standard software applications. Note: Students who have taken FD114 may not take FD 115 for further credit.

FD 140

3 credits

Indigenous Design and Technology: Special Topics I

Prerequisite(s): None

This introductory course provides an opportunity for students, artists and educators to study Indigenous design-related techniques and art making practices. In this course students will gain skills to create works inspired by traditional and contemporary methods. Students will discuss issues of cultural copyright and will be encouraged to create work applicable to their own cultural contexts.

Note: This course is offered as VA 140 and FD 140. Students may only take one of these with the same letter designation for credit.

FD 141

3 credits

Indigenous Design and Technology: Special Topics II

Prerequisite(s): VA 140/FD 140 with the same letter designation

This course provides an opportunity to combine traditional technology and design within a contemporary context. Students will learn how to work with the basic principles of traditional Indigenous designs and how to apply their own designs to a functional and aesthetic object of their own making.

Note: This course is offered as VA 141 and FD 141. Students may only take one of these with the same letter designation for credit.

FD 142

3 credits

Indigenous Art and Design in Context

Prerequisite(s): VA 140/FD 140 and VA141/FD 141 with the same letter designations

This course provides students with the opportunity to practice and refine skills learned in traditional and contemporary Indigenous design and technology. Practice will be informed by students’ research into the cultural context of these practices, with specific reference to Northwest Coast cultures.

Note: This course is offered as VA 142 and FD 142. Students may only take one of these for credit.

FD 163

3 credits

Fundamentals of Fashion Design

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Fashion Design diploma or permission of the department head

Corequisite(s): FD 180 or permission of instructor

This is an introductory creative design class, which examines the basic elements and principles of fashion design. Acquisition of fashion terminology will help students to identify various elements of garments, from basic silhouettes to prints and patterns. Emphasis will be placed on the influence and roles that colour and texture play throughout apparel design. Students will explore the nature of fashion design problems and how to communicate solutions visually and verbally in a supportive team environment.

FD 164

3 credits

Business of Fashion

Prerequisite(s): FD 163

Corequisite(s): FD 182 and FD 192

As an overview of the fashion industry, this course is directed toward the commercial and professional elements of fashion. Students will acquire awareness of the apparel industry and its workings in local and global contexts. Through research and design of products, students will expand critical thinking skills and understand the role of the designer in the business of fashion. An understanding of the relationship between design, production and marketing will be acquired through the development of presentations and visual promotional materials.

FD 171

3 credits

Textiles

Prerequisite(s): None

Textile science is the study of the structure, characteristics, and performance of fabrics. Understanding textile composition and production provides the knowledge needed to make informed decisions regarding fabric suitability and performance limitations.
This course provides a broad overview of the composition, production, and utilization of fabrics. Topics include the examination of natural and synthetic fibres, manufacturing of yarns, and the processes of structuring yarns into fabrics. Knowledge will be gained in relation to dyestuffs, printing, and fabric finishes. Fibre content, care, and labelling laws are covered in detail.

FD 172

3 credits

Machine Knitting

Prerequisite(s): None

Students gain an understanding of the versatility of knit fabrics in the marketplace and gain awareness of how knitted fabrics are produced. Hands-on experience with the domestic knitting machine allows for experimentation with patterns, textures, colours, and yarns to produce fashion fabrics suitable for the current market. Creativity of design is emphasized. A child's sweater and one outfit will be taken to completion. Basic knitwear patterns are developed using computer applications.

FD 174

3 credits

Weaving Fashion Fabrics

Prerequisite(s): None

This course will allow students to develop a basic understanding of threading and weaving techniques on a multi-shaft loom. Students will create a resource book of samples through experimenting with a variety of structures and fibres. Lengths of fashion fabric will be researched, designed, and woven. Computer-aided design and weaving programs will be introduced.

FD 180

3 credits

Pattern Drafting and Construction

Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the Fashion Design diploma or permission of the department head

Corequisite(s): FD 163 or permission of instructor

In this introduction to industrial garment assembly practices and pattern drafting, students will construct a variety of samples and draft basic projects, using industrial methods. A combination of lecture and lab sessions will enable students to understand how various construction techniques are used in production. Students will learn how to safely and efficiently operate industrial equipment. Students will also learn to develop basic pattern blocks and manipulate these drafts to create various design styles.

Note: Students who previously completed FD 181 or FD 191 may not take FD 180 for further credit.

FD 182

3 credits

Garment Construction II

Prerequisite(s): FD 180 or FD 181

Corequisite(s): FD 164 and FD 192

Students enrolled in this course will learn and understand how various construction techniques are performed and used in the production of well made garments. Quality assessment methods will be explored through the establishment of relevant criteria in relation to garment type, performance expectations and cost. This course is a continuation of FD180 or FD181, involving more complex construction applications, and projects involving special fabrics and embellishment details. A blouse, dress, and child’s outfit will be constructed in full size. Students will develop a resource of related construction samples for future reference.

FD 192

3 credits

Pattern Drafting II

Prerequisite(s): FD 180 or FD 191

Corequisite(s): FD 164 and FD 182

Students enrolled in this course will learn and understand how to draft patterns for shirts, sleeves collars, and dresses, using standard and personal measurements. Pattern alterations and fitting techniques will be analyzed to develop custom fitting garments. Children’s pattern blocks will be manipulated to review pattern making techniques and to develop styled patterns. Students will develop a resource book of pattern drafts and manipulations in ½ and full scale.

FD 193

3 credits

History of Fashion

Prerequisite(s): None

Today's fashion industry continues to be influenced by history. This introductory course is designed to provide an historical framework, define concepts, and present basic knowledge essential to understanding the present fashion industry. The development of fashion from ancient to modern times is examined, with emphasis placed on 20th century fashions and the current Canadian fashion industry.

FD 263

3 credits

Apparel Design and Illustration I

Prerequisite(s): FD 164

Corequisite(s): FD 281 and FD 283

Students enrolled in this course will learn how to use established fashion art techniques to design, develop, and communicate ideas towards both the manufacturing and marketing sectors of the apparel industry. Students will learn how to develop manufacturer's lines and examine inspiration sources, fabric selection, design groupings, and customer expectations. Projects covered will include suits for a select market, lingerie, and swimwear.

FD 271

3 credits

Surface Design I

Prerequisite(s): FD 171

Students will learn how to apply design elements and principles to embellish and decorate the surface of fabrics. Experimentation with pigment paints and dyes on natural and synthetic fabrics is encouraged. Techniques which create 3-dimensional effects for fabric surface embellishments are researched and explored. Students develop a collection of resource samples and produce fabric surface designed fabrics and embellished apparel.

FD 281

3 credits

Advanced Construction I

Prerequisite(s): FD 182 and FD 192

Corequisite(s): FD 263 and FD 283

This course explores advanced garment assembly methods and fabric handling techniques. Students will experiment with a variety of fabrics, support materials, stabilizers and construction methods to develop a resource book of samples. Full-scale projects include a soft-tailored lined jacket, a bustier, and a swimsuit. Appropriate finishing techniques and industrial applications will be incorporated throughout garment construction. Proper fit principles will be stressed. Students will be encouraged to coordinate the jacket project with a designed skirt or pant.

FD 283

3 credits

Advanced Pattern Drafting I

Prerequisite(s): FD 164, FD 182, and FD 192

Corequisite(s): FD 263 and FD 281

Students enrolled in this course will learn more advanced pattern-drafting skills and gain knowledge of apparel industry standards. Students will test patterns using muslin garments to confirm fit and proportion. Neatness, accuracy, and correct fit will be stressed. Full-scale pattern drafts will include fitted jackets, underwire bodices and swimsuits. Students will refine drafts to develop pattern blocks, add seam allowances, and apply appropriate marking and labels. Design interpretation testing will occur periodically throughout the semester.

FD 290

3 credits

Drafting Technology for Fashion

Prerequisite(s): FD 182 and FD 192

Corequisite(s): FD 281 and FD 283

In this course, students learn computer-aided design for pattern making and understand its creative potential. Students will learn how to transfer pattern drafts to a computer, with industry standard software. Through hands-on experience, they will gain knowledge of the system’s capabilities to digitize and modify designs, manage files, and plot patterns. The capabilities of 3D prototypes and their application will be discussed.

FD 291

3 credits

Draping

Prerequisite(s): FD 192 or instructor's permission

The practical study of three-dimensional draping techniques provides the ability to drape fabric on the dress form to create garments. Students acquire a sense of proportion, and a feel for texture and fabric drapability while handling fabric in relation to the design and fit on the dress form. The principles of draping may be used to develop various types of fit to reflect fashion silhouettes and enhance garment style. An overview of draping principles in relation to millinery will also be explored. Students will produce a garment with accompanying headpiece.

FD 292

3 credits

Pattern Grading and Production Processes

Prerequisite(s): FD 192 or instructor's permission

Students enrolled in this course will gain knowledge and experience in the development of production patterns and the grading of fit-approved patterns to produce accurate size ranges suitable for use in the apparel industry. Students will generate production patterns; comprehend, develop, and created grade charts; identify split and nested grades, and produce size sets. Manual and machine grading methods will be demonstrated and practised. Grade principles are presented in relation to a variety of production processes, and the computerization of grading within the apparel industry is explored. Students will work independently and/or collaboratively throughout the semester.

FD 296

3 credits

Independent Studies -- Surface Design

Prerequisite(s): FD 272 or instructor's permission

Students will further explore surface design concepts and techniques in relation to apparel. Independent research and experimentation with a variety of fabric embellishment processes is emphasized. Individual focus and major projects will be determined after consultation with the instructor.

FD 297

3 credits

Independent Studies -- Machine Knitting

Prerequisite(s): FD 172 or instructor's permission

A continuation of FD 172. Students will learn advanced techniques and more complex operation of the domestic knitting machine by utilizing the ribber bed, lace carriage, and racking arm. Students will develop a resource book of samples and are encouraged to research knit applications and methods while experimenting with a variety of yarns. Knit contour and computer generated knitting patterns will be used to develop garments. After consultation with the instructor, students will plan, design, and produce a machine knit outfit.

FD 298

3 credits

Independent Studies -- Weaving

Prerequisite(s): FD 174 or instructor's permission

This course will reinforce the principles and techniques of threading and weaving on a four-shaft loom. Students will gain a more complex understanding of specific woven structures. Fabric lengths will be designed, drafted, and woven for the construction into garments after consultation with the instructor. Computer- aided design and weaving programs will be utilized for the generation of advanced fabric drafts.

FD 320

3 credits

Fashion and Culture: Special Topics

Prerequisite(s): 9 Credits Lower Level University Transfer

This course will explore the complexity of dress and costume through different regions of the world, from basic coverings to garments of splendor. Students will encounter the style, materials, and characteristic patterns of traditional textiles and dress in western or non-western societies, in light of historical developments, custom and culture. The specific focus of this course will vary as opportunity exists to accommodate visiting scholars, support research directives, community initiatives, or enrich study tours.
An example of course focus might be: Textiles: tradition and dress of Asia

FD 340

4 credits

Fashion in Art / Fashion as Art

Prerequisite(s): Any 100- or 200-level AH course, or FD 193

What we wear, drape, and attach to our bodies is a visible, physical, and symbolic signifier of our place in society, history, and culture. This course explores questions of fashion as popular art, as design, as mass culture, and as high art. While considering fashion and clothing as cultural phenomena and a means of communication, it explores the production of visual arts and the design of clothes as interconnected creative processes.
Note: This course is offered as AH 340 and FD 340. Students may only take one of these for credit.

FD 341

4 credits

Addressing Clothing Piece by Piece

Prerequisite(s): One 100- or 200-level AH course, or FD 193

This course explores the ways according to which the society "covers" and leaves the body "uncovered," thereby conditioning our individual and corporeal identities through such signs and symbols. Clothes are society's ways of showing where we belong in the order of things, our role and position in the social pageantry. This course recognizes that dress has "emblematic" dimensions beyond mere functionality. By analyzing various pieces of garment in their historically fashioned contexts we focus on the social and cultural significance of dress as marker uncovering our ambitions and inhibitions.
Note: This course is offered as AH 341 and FD 341. Students may take only one of these for credit.

FD 345

3 credits

Textile Traditions of Indigenous Peoples in Canada

Prerequisite(s): 9 lower level University Transfer credits

This course offers insights of the diverse textiles traditions of Indigenous Peoples in Canada. The significance of structure, selection of materials, and means of decoration will be examined, being mindful of cultural protocols, including familial patterns and copyrights. Textiles will be analyzed relative to form and purpose – from serviceability to regalia – encompassing utensils to adornment within geographical regions. The course will integrate theoretic and practical elements with the development of a collaborative textile.

FD 360

3 credits

Professional Development and Practices

Prerequisite(s): 45 credits, including 15 Fashion Design credits.

This course introduces the principles of building a fashion business with emphasis on industry-specific practices. After mastering business correspondence, students are given the many skills needed to succeed in the fashion industry or related careers. Students will be given the opportunity to apply their organizational and promotional skills to fashion-related events through group projects that mimic the environments found in the fashion industry. The skills and knowledge gained by students from the Fashion Program will be used in an apparel industry practicum. The practicum is 40 hours (one week) onsite at an apparel business.

FD 364

3 credits

Collection and Portfolio Development

Prerequisite(s): FD 263

Corequisite(s): FD 382 & FD 384

In this advanced course, students design and develop a collection of apparel for a specialized market of their choice. The course covers advanced theories and practical applications in design, collection, and portfolio development, with emphasis placed on the student’s technical and creative skills. Students explore the components of a cohesive collection and apply their findings to reflect the needs of a specific market. Through concepts and techniques learned in previous courses, students will be addressing specific design problems, linking production plans to FD 384. A professional portfolio will be compiled to include a unified body of work, and the complete collection will be presented to a panel of industry professionals for analysis and critique.

FD 371

3 credits

Surface Design II

Prerequisite(s): FD 271

Students in this course will advance their expertise in the area of surface design, by exploring a variety of processes and treatments. Students will be encouraged to be experimental in their approach with colour, texture, and imagery to alter and embellish fabrics for apparel. Emphasis is on the interrelationship of surface design with other art practices, encouraging production of individual works with cultural relevance. Through a synthesis of traditional techniques, contemporary variations, and cultural influences, students will develop a diverse and self-expressive body of work.

FD 382

4 credits

Advanced Garment Construction II

Prerequisite(s): FD 281

Corequisite(s): FD 364 & FD 384

This is an advanced course in industrial construction and finishing techniques for the production of quality apparel. Students will make a comprehensive study of garment and fit techniques, construction methods, and style analysis, and then combine these elements into subsequent garment development. Designs from FD 364 will be used in conjunction with FD 384 construction methods to complete all required components in the manufacturing of a line – the development process, construction sequencing, and production stages.

FD 384

4 credits

Advanced Pattern Drafting II

Prerequisite(s): FD 283

Corequisite(s): FD 364 & FD 382

Through independent research and collaboration, students will further their skills in advanced patterning drafting, while refining garment fit. Building upon concepts acquired in FD283, students now will use critical thinking to analyze and execute pattern manipulations, to produce the stylized pattern. Using the collection developed in FD 364, students will draft and manipulate flat patterns consistent with industry standards.

FD 390

3 credits

Virtual 3D Prototyping

Prerequisite(s): FD 290

This advanced pattern technology course introduces students to Optitex 3D software. Students will learn to produce virtual garments using both flat pattern and 3D technology. The 3D technology allows students to create an exact model of a product before it is manufactured. Students will be expected to perform pattern modifications and from there, drape patterns onto a virtual model using accurately simulated fabrics. Using software tools, students create and adjust 3D parametric mannequins, upload texture files, and create a layout of presentation images including a runway fashion show.

FD 396

3 credits

Independent Studies - Advanced Surface Design

Prerequisite(s): FD 371 and permission from instructor and department head, based on portfolio review.

This course will provide students the opportunity to pursue in-depth independent study of a particular area of interest in surface design. Through self-directed initiatives, advanced surface design concept and technologies are explored in relation to apparel design. Students must, in consultation with a faculty member, develop detailed individual course proposals outlining projects, objectives and methods prior to the beginning of the course. The completed project must display the student’s ability, knowledge, and thorough familiarity with the selected topic.

FD 397

3 credits

Independent Studies - Advanced Machine Knitting

Prerequisite(s): FD 172, and either FD 171 or FD 297, plus permission of instructor and department head, based on portfolio review

This course will provide students the opportunity to pursue in-depth independent study of a particular topic in Machine Knitting. Students will, in consultation with a faculty member, develop detailed individual course proposals, outlining projects, objectives, and methods prior to the beginning of the course. The completed project will display the student’s ability, knowledge, and thorough familiarity with the selected topic.

FD 398

3 credits

Independent Studies - Advanced Weaving

Prerequisite(s): FD 174 and either FD 171 or FD 298, plus permission of instructor and department head based on portfolio review

This course will provide students the opportunity to pursue in-depth independent study of a particular area of interest in weaving. Students will expand their knowledge and comprehension of the physical, aesthetic, and cultural aspects of weaving, through independent research and experimentation. Students must, in consultation with a faculty member, develop detailed individual course proposals, outlining projects, objectives, and methods prior to the beginning of the course. The complete project must display the student’s ability, knowledge, and thorough familiarity with the selected topic.

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