FASHION DESIGN PROGRAM
FAS 300 Apparel Design/Photoshop CS2 Fall 2007
Department of Design, College of Visual and Performing Arts
Section / Class
300 Section 001/002
Day / Class Hours:
MON/WED 8:00 – 10:50 Link 105
TU/THURS 2:00 – 4:50 Warehouse
Building / Classroom: Link
Hall / Warehouse
Number of Course Credits: 3
Office Location: 319
A, Lyman Hall
Office Hours: TBA
Office Phone #: 443-3591
E-Mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Phone: N/A
This is a computer art class using Adobe Photoshop CS2 and
Illustrator CS2 Software. Students will create fashion mood/inspiration,
illustrations, flats and complete presentation materials, while exploring the
vast selection of tools, filters, brushes, and methods within Photoshop and
REQUIRED COURSE TEXT AND SUPPLIES:
acquire the following required
and supplies, available at the SU Bookstore in the Schine Student Center:
Text: Dayton Linnea & Gillespie, Cristen,
(2007).The Photoshop CS2/CS Wow Book,
Publisher: Peachpit Press.
Steuer, Sharon, (2006), The
Adobe Illustrator CS2 WOW Book, Publisher: Peachpit Press.
Required: 1 gigabyte
flash/jump drive, Optional: Digital Camera
LEARNING OBJECTIVES :
Upon successful completion of the
course, you should be able to:
and operate the basic tools, brushes, filters, text, and color components using
to hone selection techniques using advanced Photoshop CS2 tools
advanced design, graphic, and composition skills within the context of
inspiration/concept/mood boards using Photoshop CS2 skills
original artwork, clean up, and produce an vector illustration or flat that can
be filled with color, pattern, and/or gradation using Illustrator CS2
CLASSROOM & INDIVIDUAL LEARNING ACTIVITIES
Classroom activities will take the form of weekly instructor
lectures concerning key concepts and daily demonstrations covering the
techniques appropriate to finish class projects. In-class, open lab time will account
for much of the weekly hours of class time. The outcome of the class will be extensive
technique files, a “one image” design file/book (TBA) and 3 major printed
presentations. All projects will be scrutinized and critiqued to help
strengthen each student’s design abilities, with particular focus on student
decision-making and execution.
GRADING AND ACADEMIC INTEGRITY
All projects will be evaluated independently of each
other on the basis of quality and creativity. Class attendance is mandatory.
All assignments are to be presented on the due date assigned; no late work will
be accepted. Final grades will be determined by the following percentages:
Assigned Projects/assignments 80%
Final grades that you can potentially earn for this
course, on your Grade Report for the semester are defined as follows:
Excellent; consistent exceptional performance; beyond what is specified in both
amount and quality.
Good, fully satisfactory performance; the amount and quality of work
accomplished are completely acceptable and demonstrate professional competence.
Average performance and quality of work; met the minimum amount and quality of
work required; improvement is expected.
Poor / minimum performance; the amount and quality less than expected;
performance does not warrant professional recommendation. Significant
improvement is expected in order to remain in the Fashion Design Program.
– Incomplete. The work
performed was acceptable, but incomplete due to exceptional circumstances.
F – Failing +
or - will be assigned where appropriate
August 27 Syllabus.
Course expectations and department academic integrity policies. One image
design file layout
September 3 Monday
September 3, Labor day no classes / Photoshop introduction and
September 10 Exercise
/ The stupid teddy bear / your own design assignment
September 17 Photo
files / resolution /selections / layers / design assignment
September 24 filters
/ brushes / text / design assignment / Layout Project 1
October 1 Project
1 in class studio
October 8 Project
1 full printed presentation with critique / internet Photoshop resources
October 15 Downloading
and loading brushes / fonts / etc.
October 22 Layout
Design Project 2 / Photo manipulation / advanced techniques
October 29 Project
November 5 Design
Project 2 Full printed presentation and Critique
November 12 Advanced
November 19 Thanksgiving
Break / Introduction to Illustrator
November 26 Illustrator
December 3 Layout
of Design Project 3 (continuation of Project 2)
Final Critiques MON/WED section December 10 7:15
– 9:15 PM, TU/THUR section December 13 12:30 – 2:30 All class printed projects, ABSOLUTLY MANDATORY
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Connie (2004). Art of Fashion Draping. Publisher: Fairchild Books and Visuals. ISBN: 1563672774.
- Aoki, Shoichi (2001).
Phiadon Press. ISBN: 0714840831.
- Armstrong, Helen
Joseph (2007). Draping for Apparel Design. Publisher: Fairchild Books and Visuals. ISBN: 1563675501.
- Armstrong, Helen
Joseph (2005). Patternmaking for Fashion Design and DVD Package, 4th
Ed. Publisher: Prentice
Hall. ISBN: 0131699938.
- Barnard, Malcolm
(2002). Fashion as Communication, 2nd Edition. Publisher: Routledge. ISBN: 0415260183.
- Carr, Roberta &
Palmer, Pati (1993). Couture: The Art of Fine Sewing. Publisher: Palmer/Pletsch
Publishing. ISBN: 0935278281.
- DeJean, Joan (2005). The
Essence of Style: How the French Invented High Fashion, Fine Food, Chic
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(1998). Fashion: An Introduction. Publisher: New York University Press. ISBN: 0814726836.
- Fukai, Akiko &
Suoh, Tamami (2006). Fashion a History from the 18th to 20th Century: The
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- Hollander, Anne
(1993). Seeing Through Clothes. Publisher: University of California Press. ISBN: 0520082311.
- Hollen, Norma and
Kundel, Carolyn (1998). Patternmaking by the Flat
Pattern Method, 8th Ed. Publisher: Prentice Hall. ISBN:
- Huxley, Susan (1999).
Sewing Secrets from the Fashion Industry: Proven
Methods to Help You Sew Like the Pros (Rodale Sewing Book). Publisher: Rodale Books.
- Ireland, Patrick John
& Ireland, Patrick (2003). Introduction to Fashion Design. Publisher: Batsford. ISBN:
- Gladwell, Malcolm
(2002). The Tipping Point. Publisher: Abacus. ISBN: 0349113467.
- Hodge, Brooke; Mears,
Patricia; and, Sidlauskas, Susan (2006). Skin + Bones: Parallel
Practices in Fashion and Architecture. Publisher: Thames and Hudson. ISBN: 050051318X.
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(2005). Fashion-ology: An Introduction to Fashion Studies (Dress,
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Mikyung (2001). Apparel Making in Fashion Design. Publisher: Fairchild Books and Visuals. ISBN: 1563672162.
- Koda, Harold (2004). Extreme
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and Practice. Publisher:
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- Mauries, Patrick
(1996). Christian LaCroix: The Diary of a Collection. Publisher: Simon & Schuster. ISBN: 0684832593.
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Publisher: Chronicle Books. ISBN: 081180593X.
- Shaffer, Claire
(2001). High Fashion Sewing Secrets from the World's Best
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(2001). Couture Sewing Techniques. Publisher: Taunton. ISBN:
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Violette, Robert (2003). Paul Smith: You Can Find Inspiration in
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(2006). Roving Mars: Spirit, Opportunity, and Exploration of the Red
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(2004). How Fashion Works: Couture, Ready-to-Wear, and Mass
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(2001). Clothing: Fashion, Fabrics and Construction (Student Text). Publisher: Glencoe / McGraw Hill. ISBN:
/ WEB SITES
Hachette Magazines, Inc.
Harper’s Bazaar Publisher:
Condé Nast Publications
Condé Nast Publications
W Publisher: Condé Nast
WWD Women’s Wear Daily Publisher: Fairchild Publishers Inc
Style The Online Home for Vogue and W http://www.style.com
SPECIAL NEEDS AND ACCOMMODATIONS
Students needing special consideration because of a learning
or physical disability should bring documentation of needed accommodation to
the instructor within the first two weeks of the semester and make an
appointment to see the instructor during office hours, if necessary. It is the
student’s responsibility to notify the instructor or any special needs.
It is also essential that you
contact the Students with Disabilities Services Office (804 University Ave., Room 309),
the departmental entity charged with providing accommodations and maintaining
Syracuse University‘s compliance with federal regulations under Title V of the
1973 Rehabilitation Act as Amended, to communicate your needs and to begin to
develop a working relationship with their staff.
ACADEMIC EXPECTATIONS AND INTEGRITY POLICY
Attendance is mandatory. After the first week of class,
attendance will be taken every class period. For classes that meet twice or
three times a week, you are allowed three (3) unexcused absences during the
semester. For classes that meet only once per week, you are allowed one (1)
unexcused absence. For these unexcused absences, you may miss class for whatever
reasons you would like. (These absences require no documentation or prior
notification to the instructor. However, attendance is required for all
Each unexcused absence beyond the third (in the cases of
classes that meet twice or three times a week) or beyond the first (in the case
of classes that meet only once per week) will reduce your final grade by
one-half letter grade. For example, in a class that meets twice or three times
per week, if you miss five classes over the semester and your final grade
should be a B, your will receive a C+ as your actual grade. Also, as lateness
is disruptive to the whole class, showing up more than five (5) minutes later
for a class will count as an absence. (If sign-in sheets are being utilized,
they will be removed five minutes into class time).
Absences will be excused only for extenuating circumstances.
Theses include an illness that is DOCUMENTED by a doctor or a DOCUMENTED family
or personal emergency. These are the only reasons for which an absence will be
excused. It is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to notify the instructor that you will be
absent before the start of class— either in person, by phone, or via
e-mail. Documentation of your absence must also be provided within fourteen
(14) days of the missed classes.
If you decide to extend any scheduled break (i.e., spring
vacation, holiday breaks, etc.) by leaving campus prior to the official start
of the break date, or returning after the official end of the break, the
classes missed will count as absences. No excuses for missing these classes,
other than the exceptions mentioned above, will be accepted.
Policy on Missed Assignments
In the design field it is imperative that you complete your
projects by the calendar as it was planned. Production schedules denote this.
Assignments are due IN CLASS, and exams must be taken, on the dates specified.
Exams cannot be taken, and assignments will not be accepted
after the due dates and times, unless you were absent from class for a
documented illness or family/personal emergency and made arrangements with the
instructor. You can make up missed exams and/or assignments only for documented
illness or family/personal emergency. Submit your work in its current (finished
or unfinished) state on the date that it is due to receive credit. Missed
assignments that are unexcused will receive failing grades.
All withdrawal and drop dates, specified by the
University, will be strictly adhered to by the instructor for this course.
Policy on Late Assignments
Late assignments will not be accepted and the resulting
grade will be F.
An incomplete grade will be granted only for continuous long-term illnesses
(more than 3 weeks), supported by an attending physician’s letter.
All students must come to class prepared to work and
participate in class assignments. No food or beverages are allowed in studios.
If supplies purchased with course fees are distributed to students, the course
fee will not be refunded if you drop the course.
Student Athletics or Other
Students participating in athletics
or another University program that requires travel or events that conflict with
course time should bring the correct documentation to the instructor within
the first two weeks of the semester.
Policy on Academic Integrity
The Fashion Design faculty expects
all students to conform to the principles of academic honesty. Practices
considered dishonest include: giving or receiving assistance in any manner
during an examination, unauthorized possession of exam questions, the student
paper contains passages that were cut and pasted from on Internet sources
without citation, having a project completed by someone other than the student,
and plagiarism. Other examples can be found at the following SU site: http://students.syr.edu/handbook/
Plagiarism is the willful use and/or
presentation of another person’s writings, information, opinions, original
materials, or thoughts as one’s own, without acknowledging the sources (i.e.,
giving proper credit, citing the sources).
At all times, the student is
expected present only his or her written or creative work to fulfill academic
requirements. Students are expected to cite sources, including personal
communications or other professional sources, for any material used in
assignments or projects for Fashion Design courses that were not created by the
student. Any student who deviates from the Academic Honesty Policy can expect
that the instructor will pursue all appropriate disciplinary procedures through
the College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA).
Details regarding the Syracuse
University wide academic integrity policy, and examples of how it may be
violated, can be found in the Syracuse University Student Handbooks; or, online
Student work may be used for
educational examples and/or exhibition