MW: Menswear

MW 131 — Menswear Flat Patternmaking Design I

3 CREDITS; 6 LAB HOURS

Basic principles of drafting patterns on paper and testing them in muslin on three-dimensional forms for men's shirts and pants. Using basic construction techniques, students develop original garment designs in harmony with current trends and design-room practices. Special machine methods and the technical aspects of decorative seam finish and detail are studied

MW 141 — Menswear Construction

1.5 CREDITS; 3 LAB HOURS

Introduces students to the many processes involved in the construction of first samples. Basic standards of construction are stressed, enabling the student to make finished garments. Classic shirt and trouser problems are studied

MW 142 — Menswear Sewing

2 CREDITS; 1 LECTURE AND 2 LAB HOURS

This course introduces students to the many processes involved in creating a first sample. Professional standards of construction are emphasized throughout the semester as students cut, layout, and construct a classic menswear shirt

MW 143 — Tailoring I

2 CREDITS; 1 LECTURE AND 2 LAB HOURS

Students learn how to lay out, cut, and sew all of the details associated with the classically tailored trouser. Special emphasis is given to the fly, tailored pockets, and the creation of a handmade waistband curtain. Students also learn to fit the classic trouser on various figure types

MW 144 — Tailoring II

2 CREDITS; 1 LECTURE AND 2 LAB HOURS

This course introduces students to professional tailoring practices for the menswear suit jacket/blazer. Details specific to the jacket and appropriate finishes for a high-end tailored garment are covered throughout the semester

MW 151 — Menswear Design I

1.5 CREDITS; 3 LAB HOURS

Students design and present menswear shirts, pants, and vests. Research and existing designs inspire original designs

MW 152 — Menswear Design II

1.5 CREDITS; 3 LAB HOURS

Further develops students' design abilities through the creation and presentation of tailored jackets, blazers, and suits. The concept of line development is studied

MW 161 — SURVEY OF MENSWEAR

2 CREDITS; 2 LECTURE HOURS

Studies the economic, social, cultural, political, and historical aspects of men's clothing from the ancient world to present times. Reference to past and current style for inspiration is examined

MW 221 — Digital Art for Menswear

1.5 CREDITS; 3 LAB HOURS

This course is a comprehensive exploration of advanced menswear design, emphasizing the refinement of the student's rendering, sketching, and digital art abilities. Market segment analysis, collection development, and appropriate design are examined as they apply to the development of portfolio-quality artwork for the menswear market

MW 231 — Menswear Flat Patternmaking Design III

4 CREDITS; 8 LAB HOURS

Studies advanced design problems for tailored garments, making use of the master pattern. Original designs are tested in muslin, constructed in fabrics, and analyzed in terms of taste, fabric selection and properties, design principles, fashion interest, and commercial value

MW 232 — Menswear Flat Patternmaking Design II

2 CREDITS; 1 LECTURE AND 2 LAB HOURS

Students learn how to develop flat patterns and create a finished jacket using professional standards. The course explores the four iconic prototypes of menswear jackets and traditional tailoring techniques and details. Students also learn to identify and define market trends in specific menswear markets and to present professional oral presentations

MW 241 — Tailoring the Jacket

2 CREDITS; 1 LECTURE AND 2 LAB HOURS

This course introduces students to the art of tailoring. Classic details associated with the fully lined tailored jacket are defined and demonstrated as students work toward mastering the components comprising a finely crafted tailored suit jacket

MW 242 — Tailoring III

2 CREDITS; 1 LECTURE AND 2 LAB HOURS

MW 251 — Menswear Design III

1.5 CREDITS; 3 LAB HOURS

Students create designs while refining advanced sketching skills. Classifications and collections are utilized throughout the semester

MW 252 — Menswear Design IV

5 CREDITS; 10 LAB HOURS

Students design and execute original sportswear collections using international trends, colors, details, and fabrications

MW 253 — Advanced Computer Fashion Design

2 CREDITS; 1 LECTURE AND 2 LAB HOURS

Using CAD software, students create flats, fashion drawings, and storyboards in color and black and white

MW 254 — Computer Design I

2 CREDITS; 1 LECTURE AND 2 LAB HOURS

This course introduces students to the use of Adobe Illustrator as it applies to the menswear and accessories design industry. Students learn how to use Adobe Illustrator as a CAD tool for designing menswear and accessories. Auxiliary software includes Adobe Photoshop

MW 255 — ACCESSORIES COMPUTER DESGN I

2 CREDITS; 1 LECTURE AND 2 LAB HOURS

MW 262 — Presentation/Portfolio

2 CREDITS; 1 LECTURE AND 2 LAB HOURS

Students learn to design professional collections, which are analyzed, segmented, and developed for various markets

MW 271 — Comparative International Apparel

3 CREDITS; 2 LECTURE AND 2 LAB HOURS

MW 299 — Independent Study in Menswear

1-3 CREDIT