Fashion Design 403

DSNF 403: Senior Showcase and Portfolio

Prerequisites: DSN 402, DSNF 400, and 2.5 in-major GPA; or permission of instructor

Credit Hours: (2)

This course is the culminating activity of four years of fashion design or merchandising for design study. Students confront the challenge of designing and developing their individual portfolios, and producing a senior exhibit and fashion show.

Detailed Description of Course

This integrated studio is a venue for senior fashion design students to work individually and collaboratively on projects designed to enhance and assist with the production of a runway show and gallery exhibit. Students will also work on developing individual portfolios.

Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

Individually, students plan and produce a design for the gallery-hung exhibit. They also assist with the runway fashion show. Individually, each student applies the design process in developing a conceptual format and producing a finalized portfolio to be packaged in a variety of formats (digital portfolio, hardbound, resume, etc.). Through a series of exercises in which they assess the strengths and weaknesses of their own design work, students select and revise the final portfolio content.

Student Goals and Objectives of the Course

As a result of this course, the student will demonstrate:

1. Awareness in how to produce a runway fashion show.

2. Comprehension in the successful application of…

        · The design process in portfolio development

        · Self-evaluation of design work

        · Production of a portfolio utilizing alternative presentation of methods.

3. Understanding of design inspiration and interpretation


Assessment Measures

Assignments will include: design charrette, portfolio self-assessment; portfolio revisions; finalized portfolio package; gallery exhibit and fashion show.

Development of the portfolio, exhibit, and participation in the fashion show will comprise an integral part of the evaluation of this course.

Other Course Information


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