Fashion Illustration Certificate


The Fashion Illustration Certificate is designed to prepare students for employment in fashion illustration fields such as technical designer, textiles, model/croquis drawing, direct mail catalog and advertising. This certificate requires the completion of 35-37 units of which 28 are in required courses. An additional 7-9 units must be chosen from the restricted electives listed below. A grade of C or better is required for all courses.

Required Courses (28 units):
ART 118 FColor Theory3
ART 139 FFashion Sketching2
ART 182 FBasic Drawing3
ART 186 F Beginning Life Drawing3
ART 244 FIllustration3
FASH 088 FCAD for Apparel2
FASH 150 F Introduction to the Fashion Industry3
FASH 186 FWorkroom Sketching2
FASH 242 F Fashion History: The Evolution of Dress, Culture and Style (formerly Fashion History of Costume)3
FASH 288 F Advanced CAD for Apparel-Fashion Illustration and Digital Flats2
FASH 297 FFashion Design Portfolio2
Restricted Electives (7-9 units):7-9
Beginning Watercolor Painting3
Intermediate Life Drawing3
Careers in Fashion1
Basic Sewing Techniques (formerly Clothing I)2
Fashion Sewing (formerly Clothing II)2
Total Units35-37

Outcome 1: Illustrate the 10 head fiqure (croquis) and generate folds, pleats and gathers of clothing and complete the necessary requirements for certification for employment in fashion illustration.

Outcome 2: Illustrate a garment from their own creative ideas so that they can communicate a mental image to a viewer using a variety of drawing tools and assemble a portfolio for job interviews.