FCA454 - Fashion and CAD

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Subject Title
Fashion and CAD

Subject Description
This course will introduce students to the process of using CAD and digital imaging software for fashion product development. Students will explore the various stages of product development and design. Colour stories, swatch boards, seasonal information, and inspiration boards will be created to support the products developed. Research will focus on targeting specific consumer demographics within the marketplace, and creating garment lines that will appeal to that target customer.

Credit Status
1 Credit

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Apply the computer skills acquired to enhance their product development skills;
  2. Use the elements of design necessary to fully utilize the design technology now used in the fashion industry;
  3. Use a scanner to document inspiration for creative direction;
  4. Research and develop a product targeted at a specific market;
  5. Design stylized and technical drawings;
  6. Manipulate and edit images to create multiple ideas;
  7. Compile a visual reference index for silhouettes and styling details;
  8. Create a computerized output of their creative ideas suitable for a professional storyboard;
  9. Use software applications to create mood boards, and display garment collections.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
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Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.