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  • FFC 200 - Fashion Photography
    This course covers the essential aspects of photography while researching historical and current practices and conceptually exploring the photographic representation of fashion. Projects are supported by demonstrations, lectures and critiques. Key discussions include: exposure, the use of ambient and artificial lighting, and image and colour processing for print and digital outputs. Students will require a DSLR or equivalent camera with manual exposure capabilities.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Custom Requisites: Available only to students in Fashion Communication
  • FFC 300 - Art Direction: Still and Moving Image
    This upper-level studio expands students' knowledge and skills in creating fashion imagery while providing an understanding of the role and functions of Art Directors, both working individually and as part of collaborative teams. The course emphasizes the importance of narrative as a key element in contemporary fashion communication. Students will focus on developing concepts, selecting visual elements, creating mood, and coordinating the production process to tell compelling stories through still and moving images.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: FFC 200
  • FFC 301 - Packaging Design
    An introduction to the theory and practice of packaging design. Legal, structural and aesthetics issues will be explained and practical projects will provide students with the opportunity to design packaging for a variety of fashion related products.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: FFC 403
  • FFC 303 - Communication Design I
    Through the examination of design methods and theories applied to visual articulation of branding, this course introduces students to the processes used in creating memorable and valued experiences for fashion brands. Students engage in designing brand identities, managing brand assets, and creating touch points utilizing a variety of media. Emphasis is placed on examining and challenging current branding practices and how different technologies affect design outcomes and their interpretation.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Custom Requisites: Restriction: Available only to students in Fashion Communication
  • FFC 304 - Intermediate Illustration for Communication I
    The research and development of illustration knowledge and practice through drawing from the model and the exploration of techniques both traditional and experimental. Concepts such as manipulation of the figure, editorial illustration, historical referencing, computer enhancement, and the language of design and criticism are explored.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: FSN 222
  • FFC 32A/B - Fashion Promotion

    Fashion Promotion offers the study of the theory and practical application of fashion sales promotion, public relations, and special event production and other activities used to influence the sale of merchandise, services and concepts. Emphasis is placed on the creative organization, promotion and production of professional quality fashion presentations.

    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs./3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 2.00
    Billing Units: 1/1
    Count: 2.00
    Prerequisites: CMN 202 or CMN 373 or CMN 201 or CMN 279
  • FFC 400 - Communication and Emerging Media
    Students will be introduced to emerging technologies affecting the design, culture and fashion industries. This course focuses on theories of interactivity, motion and interface design, as they relate to video, animation, and web site design. Projects offer opportunities to apply theory and consolidate skills.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: FFC 603
  • FFC 403 - Communication Design II
    This course expands upon knowledge gained in FFC 303 and further considers the principles and elements of design and typography in relation to their connotative value. Emphasis is placed on the examination of design theories and processes, and their applications to issues in visual communication. Students gain practical knowledge of the role of communication design in the fashion industry through hands-on projects and digital experiences.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: FFC 303
  • FFC 404 - Intermediate Illustration for Communication II
    This course further investigates the research and development of illustration knowledge and practice through drawing from the model and the exploration of techniques both traditional and experimental to create a professional portfolio of curated works.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: FFC 304
  • FFC 41A/B - Fashion Communication Senior Project

    FFC 41A/B provides an opportunity for students to reflect upon the accumulated experience from previous years, synthesize skills and seek relevant knowledge in the context of an in-depth program of their own design. Students choose a topic to investigate through academic and creative research that is guided with exploratory projects, discussions, critiques, and formal presentations. The intended result is a focused body of work and a support paper that places their overall investigation within a theoretical context.

    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs./3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 4.00
    Billing Units: 2/2
    Count: 2.00
    Prerequisites: FFC 603
    Antirequisites: FFC 700 and FFC 800
  • FFC 503 - Digital Illustration and Product Development
    This course has two segments with related goals. In the Product Development segment, students are introduced to the process of private label product development and product promotion through market research and analysis, design and product placement. In the Digital Illustration segment, students will further develop their illustration skills and apply them to conceptual projects intended to further their understanding of the contemporary roles of illustration.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 6 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: FFC 403 and FFC 404
  • FFC 552 - Typography and Graphic Design
    In this course, typographically focused design will be explored through a series of projects supported by lectures, demonstrations and technical assignments. Students will engage in design processes based in publication and information design, and will incrementally build an understanding of the relationship of typography, images, and structures. Discussions will illuminate issues in graphic communication for fashion.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: FFC 403
  • FFC 603 - Advertising Design
    This course has two segments with related goals. In the advertising segment students will focus on developing strategy and communicating concepts through various forms of advertising. In the Web segment, students will develop an understanding of communication issues particular to web design while using industry standard software.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 1 hr. Lab: 5 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: FFC 403
  • FFC 652 - Typography and Publication Design
    In this course students apply and expand upon the knowledge and skills gained in Typography and Graphic Design within the context of publication design. In an environment informed by lectures and demonstrations students will develop a fashion publication while gaining an understanding of complex navigational strategies that are characteristic of digital formats.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: FFC 552
  • FFD 200 - Textiles II
    This course is a continuation of the concepts introduced in FSN 101, Textiles I. Emphasis is placed on the interrelationship of fibres, yarns, fabrics and finishes in defining the durability, comfort, care and serviceability of textiles. Processes ranging from traditional methods of manufacture to innovations in the production of high technology materials are discussed. Laboratory work involves applying these concepts to the fabrics used in apparel design courses. Students are required to compile a dictionary of standard fabrics.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 2 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: FSN 101
  • FFD 300 - Computer Aided Design I
    This course is an introduction to computer aided design using Gerber software. Students will digitize patterns, manipulate basic blocks, and create piece lists using the pattern design software (PDS).
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: FFD 20B or FFD 413
  • FFD 303 - Integrated Visual Communication I
    Intermediate Illustration and Graphic Design. In this course, students advance their knowledge of the skills necessary to create professional visual communications. Students design and draw technicals on the computer using industry-standard software. In addition, students work to further develop their illustration style and extend their creativity and personal vision.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: FFD 414
  • FFD 313 - Intermediate Fashion Design I
    This intermediate course continues the study of concepts and theories of apparel design and product development. Flat pattern and draping theories and principles are used to transform design concepts into 3-dimensional form. Research, creativity, co-ordination of textiles, texture and colour are emphasized.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 9 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: FSN 220
  • FFD 314 - Intermediate Illustration for Design I
    This course develops figure drawing skills through drawing from the model, fashion illustration techniques and effective fabric and garment rendering, leading to a portfolio of visual works.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: FSN 222
  • FFD 400 - Computer Aided Design II
    This course continues studies begun in FFD 300 (Computer Aided Design I). Students will manipulate basic blocks using the pattern design software (PDS) and create garment models, orders, and markers for production.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: FFD 300
  • FFD 403 - Integrated Visual Communication II
    In this course, students further develop and refine their ability to create visual communications using a combination of traditional and computer enhanced techniques. Development of brand image for the fashion students' own collections using the computer to create designs for logos, labels, hangtags, press kits and graphics for other marketing products.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: FFD 303
  • FFD 405 - Grading
    Industrial theory and grading techniques are examined with respect to traditional manual grading and CAD applications. Anthropometric data and grading charts are analyzed in relation to size ranges and garment types.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: FFD 413
  • FFD 40A/B - Fashion Design Senior Project

    This senior course in apparel design and product development allows students to research and explore an area of design specialization. Students create innovative solutions that reach beyond traditional forecast services through self-directed learning to synthesize theories, concepts, and techniques. Students develop an apparel collection for a target market. Creative processes, collection plans and directional prototypes are presented to a panel of industry representatives for analysis and critique.

    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs./3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 4.00
    Billing Units: 1/1
    Count: 2.00
    Prerequisites: FFD 613
    Antirequisites: FFD 710 and FFD 801
  • FFD 413 - Intermediate Fashion Design II
    This course furthers the contextual research and development of apparel design through flat pattern, draping, critical analysis of fit and construction techniques. Creativity is explored through design, silhouette development and the integration of specialty textiles, colour and texture. Children's wear will be introduced.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 6 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: FFD 313
  • FFD 414 - Intermediate Illustration for Design II
    This course further investigates the research and development of illustration knowledge and practice through drawing from the model and the exploration of techniques both traditional and experimental to create a professional portfolio of curated works.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: FFD 314
  • FFD 501 - Contour Design
    This course is an introduction to foundation garments and intimate apparel. Students will learn how intimate apparel is designed, merchandised and manufactured. Original design prototypes are produced using basic blocks with an emphasis on fabrication and production techniques appropriate to the intimate apparel market.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: FFD 313
  • FFD 502 - Fur Design
    This course is an introduction to the use of fur and skins in apparel design. Students will survey the fur industry from historical and present day perspectives. The unique characteristics of specific furs will be identified and discussed in terms of design implications and production requirements. Students will design fur and fur-trimmed garments and accessories. Muslins will be constructed and critiqued. Off-site lectures will supplement the theoretical and studio components of the course.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: FSN 220
  • FFD 503 - Knitwear Design
    This course is an introduction to industrial knitwear. Students will research style, colour and fabrication trends to design men's or women's knitted apparel for a specific market. Knitwear terminology and mass production techniques will be analyzed as they apply to the design room. Domestic and off-shore production, the use of technology, the purchasing and inventory of raw goods will be covered. On-site lectures at manufacturing facilities will supplement the theory presented in class.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: FSN 101 and FSN 220
  • FFD 504 - Ladieswear Block Development
    This course provides the student with the basic principles and instructions for drafting a set of women's wear basic blocks. Both standard and individual body measurements will be used. Students develop a basic skirt, pant, bodice and sleeve block. Fit is evaluated on the standard size 10 dress form. A set of individual personal blocks and blocks for stretch knit garments will also be developed.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: FSN 220
  • FFD 513 - Advanced Fashion Design I
    This advanced course focuses on the research and product development of tailored apparel. Original design concepts are realized through inspiration sources, colour analysis and style trend research and textile selection suitable for tailored apparel. The creative process, production tailoring methods, fit and alteration techniques are examined in reference to a variety of apparel styles. Students develop the skills, knowledge and competencies required to work effectively in groups.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 6 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: FFD 413
  • FFD 520 - Menswear Development
    This course focuses on Menswear design and patternmaking. Students will be required to sketch a variety of menswear designs. Standard block development consisting of the shirts, vests, pants, jackets and coats will be demonstrated. From these blocks, students will pattern make a series of patterns which feature their own designs and creativity. Samples will be constructed.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: FFD 200 and FFD 413 and FFD 414
  • FFD 613 - Advanced Fashion Design II
    This advanced course specializes in men's wear design and product development. Students explore the components that form a cohesive collection, through contextual research, line development, textile selection and co-ordination. Critical analysis of completed groupings is made with reference to creativity, design principles and marketability. Students work in teams to design and execute a collection of men's wear, developing the skills, knowledge and competencies required to work effectively in groups.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 6 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: FFD 513
  • FFD 802 - Strategic Production Management
    This course outlines the methods of pre-production planning through product development as well as production management through efficiently controlling materials, equipment and personnel. Practical applications of theory demonstrate the relationship between innovation and technical application. Creative approaches to technical problem solving are explored.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: FFD 613
  • FSN 101 - Textiles I
    This course is an introduction to textiles and fibres: the general concepts of durability, comfort and care are related to the serviceability of fibres, yarns and fabric construction. In the laboratory time the students examine and compile a book of fabric samples which illustrate the concepts discussed in the lecture.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 2 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • FSN 120 - Fashion Design I
    Basic concepts and theories of apparel design and product development are introduced. Design principles are examined through the typology of garment styles and silhouettes, and executed through patternmaking exercises and construction assignments. Professional methods and equipment are utilized.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 4 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Custom Requisites: Restriction: Available only to students in Fashion Communication or Fashion Design
  • FSN 121 - Fundamentals of Design and Colour I
    An introduction to the elements and principles of two-dimensional and three-dimensional design. Students will develop a conceptual understanding of basic design through lectures and develop their visual vocabulary through critical analysis in a context of cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural exploration.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 1 hr. Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Antirequisites: FCD 121
    Custom Requisites: Available only to students in Fashion Communication or Fashion Design
  • FSN 122 - Illustration I
    Life and Fashion Drawing. An introduction to drawing as a means of visual communication. Emphasis is on the human body and basic anatomy, the fashion figure, the design of croquis sketches and an introduction to fashion garment illustration. The course will also focus on visualization and presentation techniques as they apply to the apparel industry. Some assignments are prepared in collaboration with Fashion Design I and II.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Custom Requisites: Available only to students in Fashion Communication or Fashion Design
  • FSN 123 - Intro to Fashion
    This course provides an overview of the fashion industry, examining its growth, current status and future. Design trends and seasonal cycles are explored. A research project that comprehensively examines a design theme will be completed.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Custom Requisites: Available only to students in Fashion Communication or Fashion Design
  • FSN 132 - History of Art I
    Tracing the broad development in art, design and architecture from the classical period through to the Renaissance, this course will offer an analytical survey of images, objects and buildings that seeks to explain the historical, cultural and social contexts of the production of art broadly defined and to offer a means of understanding stylistic change and its meanings.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Custom Requisites: Restriction: Available only to students in Fashion Communication or Fashion Design or Creative Industries
  • FSN 199 - Fashion: The Industry
    This course is an overview of fashion, from its history, cyclical nature, and development to the materials, producers, and retailers who impact the business on a global level. The latest industry trends impacting the people, principles, practices, and techniques of fashion business will be explored.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Antirequisites: FSN 123
    Custom Requisites: Not available to Fashion students
  • FSN 203 - History of Design
    This course introduces students to the study of design history in its cultural context. It will provide an interdisciplinary appraisal of design history and offer an exploration of the supporting social and cultural infrastructure of design. The course will encourage an analysis of design and thereby help to create an understanding of past, present, and future design progression. Students will be encouraged to use Design History as a means of understanding current cultural design contexts and as a means of understanding the global implications of contemporary design production.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: IRH 10 or IRH 202 or FSN 232
  • FSN 209 - Textile Design I
    This course is an introduction to textile design using industry-specific computer aided design (CAD) systems. Students research, design, render floral, conversational, abstract and co-ordinating patterns for woven textiles utilizing a variety of techniques.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: FSN 221
  • FSN 220 - Fashion Design II
    Original designs are developed and realized through design concept research and the close integration of contextual themes, textiles, colour, styling and fit. Critical analysis of completed garments is made with reference to design, consumer needs and marketability.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: FSN 120
  • FSN 221 - Fundamentals of Design and Colour II
    Theoretical and practical aspects of colour are studied in-depth including practical problems dealing with colour harmony, trends, association, symbolism, optical illusion, notation and terminology.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: FSN 121
    Custom Requisites: Restriction: Available only to students in Fashion Communication or Fashion Design
  • FSN 222 - Illustration II
    This course offers the further exploration of techniques in drawing the human body as a means of communicating ideas in fashion. Some assignments may be prepared in collaboration with Fashion Design II (FSN 220).
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: FSN 122
  • FSN 223 - Fashion Concepts and Theory
    This lecture course introduces students to the study of fashion within an interdisciplinary context. It will examine issues such as diversity, identity, aesthetics, consumption, authorship and new media and place these within a sociological, cultural, historical and business context. Fashion will be examined in relation to media and marketing, health and well-being, globalization and culture, and the arts.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • FSN 232 - History of Art II
    The course introduces students to the history of Western art and design from the Renaissance to the present. In its broadest sense, the artistic production of various periods will be examined in light of social and historical developments in society. Stylistic approaches and theoretical frameworks will be utilized in order to explore the complex role of art in both the visual and material aspects of Western culture.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: IRH 102 or FSN 132
  • FSN 302 - History of Costume I
    This course will provide a chronological cross-cultural survey of the history of costume. An analysis of period dress for men and women will be contextualized within the framework of supporting social and cultural infrastructures. Particular emphasis will be placed on European and North American costume addressing the evolution of fashion as a social practice. Concepts of design, as well as the motivations and influences of key historical dressmakers, tailors and designers will also be covered.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: FSN 232 or CMN 201 or CMN 279 or IRH 202 or THP 115 or THP 202
  • FSN 304 - Introduction to Fashion Journalism
    This course deals with writing as it applies to magazines and newspaper. Different styles of writing will be explored as they relate to fashion and related areas. Topics will include interview skills, basic writing tools, developing a story line; openings and endings and the place of the personal voice.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: CMN 202 or CMN 303 or CMN 373
  • FSN 400 - Fashion in International Markets
    This course will focus on the background of trade in textiles, the complexities of international marketing in the fashion and apparel sector. Economic, political, historical, cultural and business trends will be explored to determine the issues facing a fashion marketer in today's global business environment. A framework for analysis of identification of opportunities will be the focus of this course with the development of an appropriate export business plan.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 2 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: BSM 200 or MKT 100
  • FSN 402 - Internship
    In order to enhance the application of theory into practice, students are required to complete 400 hours of documented work experience between first and fourth year. The internship experience must be related to the fashion and communication industries. While fashion retail experience is acceptable for a maximum of 100 hours, the additional internship hours must be completed with a minimum of two different companies. Positions must be approved by an Internship Coordinator prior to starting an internship placement and students must process applicable forms within three months of work completion. Students register for FSN 402 Internship in the Winter semester prior to graduation. This course is graded on a pass/fail basis.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: FSN 707
    Antirequisites: FCD 810
  • FSN 500 - Accessories Design I
    Accessories are analyzed in terms of design, prototype research and conceptual development. Designs are critiqued with reference to design, aesthetics, historical and cultural context, marketability and production.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: FSN 221
  • FSN 501 - Advanced Colour Theory
    This course begins with a conceptual review of basic colour theory and reviews issues studied in earlier courses such as colour systems, interaction and harmony. The course will provide students with advanced knowledge in the following specialized areas: colour and lighting, colour psychology/emotions, symbolism, forecasting, branding, visual merchandising, graphic design, ethnic colour usage, science, measurement, technology, management, and careers in colour.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: FFC 403 or FFD 413
  • FSN 502 - Accessories Design II
    This course focuses on the product development of goods such as small personal items, handbags, belts and luggage. Specialty designs are critiqued with reference to the line development, functionality, marketability, and production.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: FSN 221
  • FSN 503 - Design, Text and Ideas
    This course introduces students to the area of Visual Culture, focusing on key subjects in art and design and their relationship to social theory in the Modern period. Visual signifying systems such as symbolism, iconography and semiotics will be covered, with an emphasis on art and design that engages with social, ecological or environmental issues.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: FSN 223 or IRH 10 or IRH 202
  • FSN 504 - Fashion Culture - Suffragettes to CEO's
    This course will examine women's revolutionary campaigns and movements. It will discuss the developing role of graphics and related media in the struggle for women's rights. The course will focus on how women have used graphic images as a means of empowerment to articulate their concerns and beliefs. Areas of study will include the Rational Dress Reform Movement, the suffragette movement and the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU). The course will also explore the visual images of women in revolutionary movements from Maoism to Guerilla Girls and radical activism.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: FSN 223 or IRH 10 or IRH 202
  • FSN 505 - Textiles Design II
    This intermediate course explores theories and techniques used in the design of woven and knitted fabrics. Emphasis is placed on computer aided design (CAD) and its application to the textile industry. Students research, design and render patterns for plaid and stripe fabrics, complex specialty weaves and patterns for knitted fabrics.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: FFD 201 or FSN 201 or FSN 209
  • FSN 506 - Surface Design
    This experimental textile design course provides creative opportunities for students to develop designs with unique fabrications. Types of textile manipulation and industrial surface embellishment are researched and applied.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: FSN 101
  • FSN 507 - Product Data Management
    In this course students learn computer aided design skills using the Product Data Management (PDM) software. Students will learn how to organize fabric, sketches, patterns, and labour information in a central database used in manufacturing to facilitate product development. (Formerly FFD 507).
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: FSN 223
  • FSN 508 - World Fashion: Contemporary Perspectives
    Exploring dress across Asia, Africa, and the Americas, this course fosters a broad understanding of the complex relationships between global dress and culture to expand student knowledge on the influences and interactions between cultures. Each region is covered through themes such as history, hybridity and diaspora. The course goal is to help students develop an appreciation and understanding of dress diversity from a contemporary perspective.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • FSN 509 - Topics in Fashion History and Theory
    This unit examines fashion in the period from c.1750 to the present day by means of primary and secondary literature, visual representations and surviving objects. The unit will provide an in-depth knowledge of the period and familiarize the student with central debates, issues, resources and working methods in fashion studies. Selected themes from the period will cover both production and consumption and will include the origins of mass-production and the so-called democratization of fashion; its relation to the modern city and modern notions of identity; fashion dissemination such as developments in retailing and shopping and the emergence of mass circulation fashion magazines; the rise of the textile and fashion designer and the fashion photographer and the ethics of fashion. Throughout the unit, the central importance of gender, class, modernity and tradition will be explored.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: FSN 232 or IRH 202 or FSN 302
  • FSN 510 - Fashion Film, Cinema and New Media
    This lecture-based course explores the formal and social contexts of fashion film, cinema and new media from a historical and theoretical perspective. Fashion and the moving image are examined using contemporary theories of representation related to issues of class, race, gender, sexuality and so forth. Various formats are considered including popular cinema, experimental film/video, and expanded cinema.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: FSN 223 or IRH 10 or IRH 202
  • FSN 555 - History of Fashion Illustration
    Through history, illustration has been the primary means of communicating fashion information, styles and trends, both within the industry and to the general public. This course traces the evolution of fashion depiction from the earliest days of fashion catalogues in the 18th century, to contemporary digital illustration and the influence of the great fashion photographers.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: FSN 223 or IRH 10 or IRH 202
  • FSN 556 - Design and Cultural Diversity
    This course introduces a critical perspective to the study of contemporary design. The course will focus on cultural diversity and the links to social codes within and between societies. Using examples from diverse aspects of design practice students will explore the evolution of design with emphasis on the dynamics of the post-war market, on the origin of global consumerism and its transcendence of geographical boundaries. Areas of study will include twentieth century cultural revolutions, the role of youth based movements and major stylistic movements. The impact of technological change; the socialization of media and the challenges of a sustainable future will add other components to the course. Students will benefit from a process of exchange and dialogue as they acquire a coherent respectful vision of cultural diversity and its role in current design practice.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: FSN 232
  • FSN 598 - Intermediate Special Topics I
    An advanced level seminar/studio course on topics to be determined. Students must receive the permission of the instructor to enroll in this course.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Consent: Departmental consent required
  • FSN 599 - Intermediate Special Topics II
    An advanced seminar/studio course on topics to be determined. Students must receive the permission of the instructor to enroll in this course.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Consent: Departmental consent required
  • FSN 698 - Advanced Special Topics I
    This advanced special topic seminar/studio course provides students with the opportunity to engage with theory and research through creative practice, presentations and academic papers. Topics to be determined. Students must receive the permission of the instructor to enroll in this course.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Consent: Departmental consent required
  • FSN 699 - Advanced Special Topics II
    This advanced special topic seminar/studio course provides students with the opportunity to engage with theory and research through creative practice, presentations and academic papers. Topics to be determined. Students must receive the permission of the instructor to enroll in this course.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Consent: Departmental consent required
  • FSN 700 - Advanced Illustration
    This is a guided, self-directed course in fashion or editorial illustration and is intended to challenge students to expand their creative potential. Students will develop conceptually based illustrations while building proficiency in rendering skills and a variety of independent media explorations. Guest illustrators, studio visits and considerations of exhibition and/or publications may be explored.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: FFC 404 or FFD 414
  • FSN 703 - Visual Merchandising and Display
    This course will review the role of visual merchandising and display in the retail sector. The course will include an analysis of the approaches used in department stores, chain stores and independent boutiques. Topics will include the development and execution of creative strategies as well as corporate communication of these plans to the stores in the field.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: FSN 221 and FSN 222
  • FSN 704 - Dress-Cultural Transformation
    This course will explore the historic and contemporary clothing traditions of non-western cultures. Clothing practices of China and Japan will be examined within the framework of the supporting social and cultural infrastructure. Areas of study will include, clothing culture; fashion and national politics and practices of appropriation and emulation. The course will concentrate on the transfer of social cultural and design information between East and West. Students will acquire an understanding of the role of fashion in Japan and China and in the process of cultural transformation in the modern world.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: FSN 232
  • FSN 705 - Merchandise Analysis
    The purpose of this course is to develop students' skills in the analysis and evaluation of fashion merchandise. The course builds upon knowledge of textiles and garment construction required in the first year of the fashion program, and introduces new concepts in mass production environments. The course is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to perform effectively as retail marketers and buyers or fashion product managers in a manufacturing/marketing environment.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: FSN 101 and FSN 220
  • FSN 706 - Fashion Event Planning
    Event Planning is a study in the theory and practical application of event planning, including the selection of a suitable location, budget planning, promotion and public relations. The course will also include developing working schedule, and working within assigned time frames.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: FSN 223 or THP 202 or CRI 200
  • FSN 707 - Research Methods in Fashion
    Whether writing a paper or designing a collection, research is integral to the design process. This course examines a variety of research methods relevant to the interdisciplinary study of fashion. Social Science, Humanities, and Arts-Based approaches will be covered in order to understand the complexity and diversity of fashion research in both academic and professional contexts. Social Science methods may cover survey research, case studies, grounded theory, as well as phenomenological and ethnographic approaches. Humanities methods may include literature reviews, archival and object-based research as well as discourse analysis in relation to social theory. A variety of approaches in creative practice and arts-based research will also be discussed.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 2 hrs. Tutorial: 1 hr.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • FSN 710 - Human Centred Design
    Human Centred Design prioritizes design solutions engineered for the specific needs of the end user by actively involving them in the needs analysis and prototype design/development processes. This course focuses on the research and design of specialized products, services and environments for diverse target markets, specific demographics and ethnicities, health care, safety/protection, medical conditions, athletic activities, and for those individuals that are physically challenged with an overall emphasis on design innovation.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: FSN 221
  • FSN 711 - Curation and Exhibition
    This studio course will allow students to work with the School's collection and others in order to learn sound curatorial practices. Students will have the opportunity to examine both private and public collections in order to curate small exhibitions and to develop catalogues which document, disseminate and critique garments, materials, accessories and designer's portfolios and other fashion related material.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: FFC 200 or FFD 200
  • FSN 712 - Fashion: Creativity in Design
    This course will explore creativity in design, concentrating on research and process. Referencing material from a broad spectrum of sources while exploring various techniques to enhance creativity, such as brain-storming, intrinsic motivation, lateral thinking and innovative forms of visualization, students will produce original work.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: FSN 220 and FSN 221