Course Description

Department of Fashion, Design and Marketing
Bachelor of Science in Fashion,Design and Marketing

100 LEVEL

HFD100 Introduction to Textiles
Textile Study. Classification of textile fibres according to their principle of origin or generic names e.g. Natural fibres and Man-Made fibres. Identification of textile fibre groups using burning, and solubility tests. Production/processing of fibers. Analysis of fibre, properties, yarn and fabric construction. Fabric finishes and colour application. Fabric end use.

HFD101 Principles of Art and Design
Basic elements and principles of Art and Design. Application of colour to textile fibres and fabrics. Development of aesthetic awareness, emphasis on observational and presentation skills. Utilization of local resources and materials.

HFD102 Introduction to Clothing Construction
Choice, use and maintenance of tools and equipment; measuring tools, marking tools, pressing/ironing tools and their accessories. Fundamental construction techniques of different garment units, different types of seams, control of fullness, openings, and edge finishes, collars, sleeves, pockets. (Prerequisite to HFD202).

HFD103 Pattern Drafting
Basic drafting tools, Personal body measurement chart, Standard measurement charts. Production of block patterns for men, women and children wear using personal and standard body measurements and basic tools. Advanced skills and knowledge in drafting blocks for tailored garments. Construction of "Muslin shell" for fitting. Diagnosis of fitting problems and application of remedial measures.

HFD104 Laundry and Care of Textile Products
Laundering textile products and clothing according to the type and properties of original fibres. Home dry cleaning. Appropriate laundry equipment and cleaning aids in relation to product processes and handling. General care of textile items: repair, storage, modern care labeling.

HFD105 Introduction to I.T. and CAD for Textiles (NEW)
Practical experience in design of fabric and fashion design using the computer. Current and relevant hardware and software applications for Computer Aided Design (CAD). Use of computers and their applications in textile design and manufacture: scanners, digital camera, graphic table and pen. Video and print techniques for fashion and fabric designs.

200 LEVEL

HFD200 Socio-Cultural & Psychological Aspects of Clothing
Forms of clothing in various cultures with emphasis on social organizations, cultural changes and adaptation to the environment. Cultural and sociological issues in costumes and fashion trends in various cultures over time. Social, psychological and economic consideration in selecting and buying family clothing. Collection of cultural fashion items and in-depth study of chosen cultures that have influenced fashion at the local and international levels.

HFD201 Pattern Grading (NEW)
Reproduction of patterns in different sizes by increasing or decreasing according to specific dimensions. Grading methods and identification of specific points for grading by means of X and Y coordinates. Grade rules, pattern adjustments and grading for men and women. Practice manual and computer techniques.

HFD202 Principles of Clothing Construction
Principles of Clothing Construction. Clothing construction techniques using commercial patterns. Wardrobe planning and clothing for different age groups. Personal grooming. Pattern adjustment, fabric preparation, pattern layout, cutting and transferring of markings. Use of support fabrics. Fitting, pressing and garment evaluation. HFD102: Introduction to Clothing Construction is prerequisite to HFD202.

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