Students studying Fashion Design & Merchandising & Foundation for Design learn basics of apparel creation, with emphasis on design principles and final product merchandising. This program emphasizes hands-on training. Coursework discusses the business behind fashion merchandising, as well as the elements of strong design. Students also learn the process of garment construction — from initial concept to final product. Design challenges place students in situations they may experience in the professional world, providing valuable experience to take into the workplace. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as costume designer, assistant fashion buyer, fashion designer, fashion merchandiser, or seamstress.
This course is similar in structure and design to Fundamental Skills for Aspiring Chefs. Its purpose is to enable the student to refine their skills and abilities learned during previous (Fundamental Skills for Aspiring Chefs) course. While emphasis is placed on sanitation, safety, preparation, cooking, food handling techniques, knife skills, general kitchen skills and knowledge. This course will allow the student to explore the cultures and culinary specialties from Scandinavia, France, Mediterranean, North Africa, and South America.