FASHION DESIGN & MERCHANDISING I & II
9565/9566 Grades 11&12 3.75 credits/yr. Harkness
This two-year program focuses on the world of fashion! Students will study the fashion industry, discovering the steps necessary for a design to turn into a garment for sale at a retail store. Students will use state-of-the-art computer software, sewing machines and sergers to create their own designs. The curriculum includes units of study in fabric, color, design, sewing, computer applications, and retail management. Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator will be used to enhance fashion photos and create design drawings. This program will provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge to gain entry level employment or further their education in the design, manufacturing and merchandising of garments and accessories.