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    909514 Focus on Design Fundamentals

    Prerequisite: None
    Grade Placement: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Length of Course: 1 semester
    Credit: 1/2
    This course will focus on the principles and elements of design as they relate to Fashion and Interior Design. You will explore and practice beginning sketching techniques, textile selection and explore careers related to design.

    909126 Housing Environments and Landscaping Design

    Prerequisite: Focus on Design Fundamentals
    Grade Placement: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Length of Course: 1 semester
    Credit: 1/2
    Are you interested in the development, planning and construction of a home? Students will research, evaluate, and design homes and their landscapes, while evaluating and selecting materials and systems that are sustainable. This course will provide students with an understanding of the construction of a home. Students will apply the principles of design to create landscapes for building environments. Students will also gain experience in the use of 3-D image-editing and CAD software to create 2D and 3D renderings of housing and landscape designs. Projects will include model building using recyclable and other materials.

    909534 Housing and Interior Design

    Prerequisite: Focus on Design Fundamentals
    Grade Placement: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Length of Course: 1 semester
    Credit: 1/2
    Do you enjoy designing and creating home interiors? Students will explore and use scaled floor plans and elevations to select furnishings, textiles, accessories and other interior components. This course will apply the principles and elements of design to plan and develop safe, functional living spaces. Students will use 3-D image-editing and CAD software to create 2D and 3D renderings of color, space and furnishings for interior rooms. Students will compare and contrast past and current design trends as well as analyze future design trends in architecture, interiors, and furnishings. Projects will include sketching, rendering scaled floor plans, and model building of interiors as well as textile, accessory selection, and sampling.

    909116 Fashion, Apparel and Textile Design I

    Prerequisite: Focus on Design Fundamentals
    Grade Placement: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Length of Course: 1 semester
    Credit: 1/2
    Students will be introduced to the dynamics of the fashion industry. Topics of study include: influences on clothing, the design process, designers, sketching, illustration, trends, markets, apparel construction & production. Projects related to fashion design are in each unit.

    909118 Fashion, Apparel and Textile Design 2

    Prerequisite: Fashion, Apparel and Textile Design I
    Grade Placement: 10, 11, 12
    Length of Course: 1 semester
    Credit: 1/2
    Students will build on prior techniques and address the basic elements of fashion design in the industry. Topics include the fashion design processes of trend investigation, consumer research, storyboarding, color story, textile development, fabric identification, design innovation, sketching creative ideas, costume design and creation and addressing current topics.

    909120 Fashion Merchandising

    Prerequisite: Focus on Design Fundamentals
    Grade Placement: 10, 11, 12
    Length of Course: 1 semester
    Credit: 1/2
    Are you interested in the retail side of design? Students will follow the process of ‘concept to consumer.’ This includes designing, advertising, marketing, merchandising, retailing and special promotions. Students interested in fashion, housing and interior design, theatre and studio art should take this class. This is a project based class.

    909561 Design Capstone—Advanced Applications of Integrated Design

    Prerequisite: Student must complete a minimum of 2 credits in the Design Pathway.
    Grade Placement: 12
    Length of Course: 1 year
    Credit: 1/2 per semester
    The capstone course allows students to use the design process to creatively problem-solve, build concepts, and create products. Students will visualize and render ideas, from research and concept development to the creation of final illustrations, promotions, and prototypes. This is where creativity gets down to business. Students will also continue portfolio and resume development. Students utilize content knowledge and acquired 21st century skills from their pathway coursework in a real-world project challenge.