Fashion Design Syllabus

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					                                               Fashion Design
                                               Course Syllabus
                                                2010 – 2011

Careers in fashion span all aspects of the textile and apparel industries. Within this context, in addition to
developing technical knowledge and skills needed for success in the Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and
Communications career cluster, students will be expected to develop an understanding of fashion and the
textile and apparel industries.

This one-half credit course is open to grades 10-12.
Recommended prerequisite: Principles of Human Service.

FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America)
Dues are $16.00 each year. This is the only student organization with the family as its central focus. We do
community service projects to promote the family. Participation in student organizations is strongly


Consumer Skills focus on:
    Performance of apparel consumer decision making, care repair, and alteration skills for all students
    Clothing care requirements as they impact clothing selection and budgeting
    Sources for apparel purchases
    Wardrobe planning, budgeting, selections, and management suitable for various family community,
      and career needs
    Evaluation of textile products as to suitability for varied apparel uses

Apparel Industry focus on:
    Identifying characteristics of quality apparel construction as a basis for consumer decision making
    Performance of apparel construction skills for those students preparing for careers in the apparel
    Sources for apparel purchases
    Factors influencing the apparel industry focuses on technological advancements influencing apparel
      and the apparel industry

Career Preparation focus on:
    Verbal, nonverbal, written, and electronic communication skills
    Leadership and teamwork in preparation for adult roles
    Promoting an appreciation and understanding of cultural diversity
    Career options, preparation requirements, and management practices
    Application of school-bases learning in family, community, and career settings


Notebook, notebook paper, report folder, pen (blue or black), and pencil are required daily. Prepare your
notebook with the following sections: Name and class, Daily work and Notes, Tests and Projects, Pictures,
Career Information.
Supplies for garment construction ( a list will be given early to allow time to purchase.)

Six weeks grades for Fashion Design will be averaged using the following percentages:
                             Class work/small projects average 50%
                             Tests/major projects average         50%

You may view your grades online. Your class notebook is your documentation of your grades. Please keep
all graded papers in your notebook.

During the semester you will construct boxer shorts and complete major projects that may count as test
grades. Each student will complete, during the course of the semester, a supervised career-connection
experience (also known as a semester project).


The make-up work policy is outlined in the student handbook. Students have one day of makeup for each
day of excused absence. It is your responsibility to obtain all missed assignments. Make-up work may also
be obtained from the teacher. Please remember to complete assignments on time. If you are absent on
construction day, you may stay after school to get caught up. This is not required unless you are not finished
with your project close to the deadline.


Promptness to class is expected. The tardy policy as written in the student handbook will be followed.


Class Rules and Expectations:

   1.   Listen carefully and participate appropriately in daily discussion
   2.   Respect others and their property
   3.   Have materials ready and listen to directions
   4.   Obey all rules outlined in the Kaufman High School Student Handbook
   5.   Absolutely no cell phones or Ipod like devices visible at any time. Cell phone must be on mute.

After school detention
Office Referral

Food and Drinks:
  No food and drinks at computer or sewing machines

During the period:
   1. Check the objectives and assignments
   2. Note when the assignment is due – be sure to turn in on time
   3. Place your first and last name on all work
   4. Sit as assigned
End of period:
  1. Remain in seat until bell rings
  2. Push in your chair
  4. Return work and materials
  5. End the class period by cleaning your work area

Mrs. Lucas
Phone: 972-932-2811 x 1634