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Garment Design & Construction

ARTDES 206 .1


Credit Hours: 3
Course Fee: 225
Instructor(s): Cuppetelli, Annica
Schedule: MonWed 2:00p-4:15p
Modality: In-person


Fall 2021

This course intro­duces stu­dents to the basics of gar­ment con­struc­tion, with an empha­sis on the exper­i­men­tal, crit­i­cal and artis­tic explo­ration of the medium. It begins by teach­ing basic sewing tech­niques, includ­ing the use of the sewing machine, and pro­ceeds to show essen­tial skills such as pat­tern draft­ing and drap­ing. By the end of the course stu­dents are able to design and con­struct sim­ple pieces of cloth­ing. Through­out the semes­ter, films, read­ings and cri­tiques help stu­dents build their con­cep­tual under­stand­ing of the medium and enable them to engage crit­i­cally with it. As an art stu­dio course, stu­dents are expected to bring their own artis­tic and design sen­si­bil­ity when con­cep­tu­al­iz­ing and real­iz­ing their assign­ments. Their eval­u­a­tion will be com­men­su­rate to their abil­ity to com­mu­ni­cate this artis­tic vision through their mak­ing. FRE­QUENCY OF OFFER­ING: This course is typ­i­cally offered in both the fall and win­ter terms of every aca­d­e­mic year, though sched­ul­ing may vary accord­ing to future term circumstances.
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