Fashion Design I

  /  Fashion Design I

This course will provide a basis for understanding fashion design as the art of the application of design and aesthetics or natural beauty to clothing and accessories. Students will learn the history of fashion design, types of fashion from Haute couture to mass market, fashion design terminology. This course will cover the world fashion industry including countries that have established an international reputation in fashion like France, Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States, Japan, and Belgium. Students will learn how to transform the raw elements of fashion (fabrics, colors, patterns, styles) using their creative intelligence.


This is a single course and by itself does not lead to any career path

  • Grade 12 graduate or mature student status (British Columbia 19 years or older)
  • Meet minimum English language proficiency requirements.

Upon completion of this program the successful student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to

  • Utilize time management and task sequencing in the completion of project components
  • Develop professional presentation with technical drawings, illustrations, color theory, customer profile, concept books and line sheets
  • Create a work board of apparel designs for a specific segment of the fashion clothing market
  • Analyze and determine fabrics and estimate wholesale and retail costs for collection garments

Assessment will consist of quizzes, exams, and assignments.

Students must pass the course with at least 60%.

Total instructional hours 40
Total Co-op hours 0
Total program hours 40
Total program length (weeks) 2

☒ In-class instruction

☒ Distance education

☒ Combined delivery (both in-class and distance)

Not all courses may have textbooks. Textbooks are listed on the course outline. Textbooks may not be available through the college.

  • Successful completion of the course.

For proof of English Language Proficiency please refer the Student Handbook.

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