The School of Continuing Education & Professional Development Presents The Fashion Lab


The School of Continuing Education & Professional Development and The Miami Fashion Institute

Fall 2018 - Non-credit courses

RLFI 115
14919

INTRO TO SURFACE PATTERN DESIGN

  • 4 hours (per week)
  • 5 weeks
  • 20 Total Hours

$225.00

Topics covered: This short course covers tools used in Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop to create unique Surface Designs. Students will learn how to create repeat prints, how to send designs to a commercial printer, digitizing hand-drawn work and creating a pattern collection. *Recommended Intermediate Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop before taking this course.

Learning Outcomes: Students will have an understanding of how repeat prints are created in CAD programs. Utilize industry standards for sending prints and creating a collection of prints. Create a small portfolio to showcase a marketable design skill.

Location: Wolfson Campus Register for Introduction to Surface Pattern Design

RLFI 114
14900

FASHION FLATS & LINESHEETS

  • 4 hours (per week)
  • 3 weeks
  • 12 Total Hours

Cost: $149.00

Topics covered: This short course covers the best practices for creating technical flats most used to communicate design concepts for production and retail presentation. Discover how to give your designs life while still communicating important details and start your own personal technical flats library. *Recommended beginner knowledge of Adobe Illustrator before taking this course.

Learning Outcomes: Students will have an introductory understanding of how to create fashion flats in Adobe Illustrator by creating their own Flats Library. Students will also utilize several layout options to create line sheets for sales meetings.

Location: Wolfson Campus Register for Fashion Flats & Linesheets

RLFI 113
15206

Adobe Illustrator for Fashion

  • 3.2 hours (per week)
  • 3 weeks
  • 10 Total Hours

Cost: $209.00

Topics covered: An introductory short course which covers the tools most used by the Fashion Industry. The student will review quick commands and best practices for getting the most out of Adobe Illustrator.

Location: Wolfson Campus

Register for Adobe Illustrator
RLFI 130
16476

Apparel Licensing

  • 2 hours (per week)
  • 6 weeks
  • 12 Total Hours

Cost: $149.00

Learning Outcomes: The real way designers and brands increase income and grow market share with minimal expense. Learn the fundamentals of apparel licensing in this course taught by a nationally recognized expert in the field.

Location: Wolfson Campus

Register for Apparel Licensing
RLFI 116
14901

FASHION SPEC SHEETS: HOW AND WHY

  • 3 hours (per week)
  • 4 weeks
  • 12 Total Hours

$149.00

Topics covered: This short course covers creating a detailed spec sheet for domestic or overseas production. Students will learn how to call out design details as well as detailing special features. *Requires apparel construction knowledge and Adobe Illustrator Intermediate Skills Register for Fashion Spec Sheets: How and Why

RLFI 122
15666

DOMESTIC SOURCING & PRODUCTION

  • 3 hours (per week)
  • 4 weeks
  • 12 Total Hours

Cost: $195.00

Topics covered: In this short course students receive an introduction to the fashion industry and product lifecycle. Students will learn what sourcing is, how production works, requirements for meeting minimums, domestic business etiquette and questions to ask when looking for a production company. Students will also gain valuable negotiation terminology, learn about various types of sewing machines, costing and domestic quality control.

Learning Outcomes: Ability to talk apparel production business at a basic level. Enough knowledge to negotiate a workable delivery date at the right price where you are meeting your profit goals as well as being able to follow and audit your ongoing production from inception to delivery.

Location: North Campus Register for Domestic Sourcing & Production

RLFI 107
15905

Couture Fashion Sewing Techniques 1

  • 3 hours (per week)
  • 6 weeks
  • 18 Total Hours

Cost: $149.00

Topics covered: What makes couture ""haute""? Couture sewing techniques! In this short course students learn how to make a boned bodice, often the foundation to many red carpet looks. Students will understand what makes a garment couture vs. ready to wear. Students will finish the course with a completed garment.

Location: Wolfson Campus Register for Couture Fashion Sewing Techniques 1

RLFI 108
15906

Fashion Pattern Making Intermediate

  • 3 hours (per week)
  • 6 weeks
  • 18 Total Hours

Cost: $149.00

Topics covered: In this course, students will learn how to construct from scratch the basic pant pattern and how to manipulate it to make many variations from drawstring to bell bottoms.Students work on industrial sewing machines to assemble all projects with zipper or drawstring closure.

Location: Wolfson Campus Register for Fashion Pattern Making Intermediate

RLFI 129
14956

TEXTILES: KNITS, WOVENS AND OTHER FABRICS

  • 2 hours (per week)
  • 4 weeks
  • 8 Total Hours

Cost: $145.00

Topics covered: This course goes further in-depth into the world of knits, wovens and other materials. How they are made, the technological developments and benefits of woven structures vs. knits are also explored. Students will learn all the industry terminology to go with it. *Swatch Kit recommended day "fabric" of our lives. Learn the difference between Natural and Man-made fibers and fabrics. *Swatch Kits recommended

Location: North Campus Register for Textiles: Knits, Wovens and other Fabrics

RLFI 127
14957

FIBERS & FABRICS: INTRODUCTION TO TEXTILES

  • 2 hours (per week)
  • 6 weeks
  • 12 Total Hours

Cost: $195.00

Topics covered: Welcome to the wonderful world of fibers. In this short course, the student is introduced to the wonders of fibers that play a part in the every day "fabric" of our lives. Learn the difference between Natural and Man-made fibers and fabrics. *Swatch Kits recommended

Learning Outcomes: This short course goes further in-depth into the world of knits, wovens and other materials. How they are made, the technological developments and benefits of woven structures vs. knits are also explored. Students will learn all the industry terminology to go with it.

Location: North Campus Register for Fibers & Fabrics: Introduction to Textiles

RLFI 128
14958

FUTURE FABRICS: FROM SUSTAINABLE TO WEARABLE TECH

  • 2 hours (per week)
  • 6 weeks
  • 12 Total Hours

Cost: $195.00

Topics covered: In this course, the way textiles are produced, used and reused are examined with a future lens. This short course explores the newest in textile technology, as well as the interactions fabrics have with our environment. Students also have the opportunity to explore concepts in 3D printing and Bioplastics.

Location: North Campus Register for Future Fabrics: From Sustainable to wearable Tech

RLFI 118
14903

FASHION JOURNALISM

  • 3 hours (per week)
  • 6 weeks
  • 18 Total Hours

Cost: $149.00

Topics covered: In this short but informative courses, the student will review the history of fashion journalism, researching techniques, interviewing techniques, differences between various media platforms.

Learning Outcomes: Understand the purpose of fashion journalism and explain the history of fashion writing and its evolution. Explore the various ways different media and retail outlets cover fashion. Identify and define the key elements of good writing. Master visual language cues and terminology associated with fashion writing. Explore how to adapt fashion-related subjects to print, Web, radio and TV outlets. Spot trends, research concepts, interview sources and translate ideas into words. Write a fashion trend report, essay, designer or boutique profile, business or trade story to demonstrate mastery of course’s key themes and concepts.

Location: Wolfson Campus Register for Fashion Journalism

WTDM 122
14851

Developing a Successful Social Media Campaign for Your Business

  • 5 hours (per week)
  • 6 weeks
  • 30 Total Hours

Cost: $329.00

Learning Outcomes: In this hands-on project “nuts and bolts” of social media course, you will not only learn about the fundamentals of a good social media program, you will develop quality content and a Social Media Strategy for your business. You will also learn specific tools which can be utilized with social media sites such as LinkedIn, Face Book, Twitter, You Tube, Vimeo, UStream and Google, and how to evaluate their effectiveness, including mobile devices.

Location: Wolfson Campus Register for Developing a Successful Social Media Campaign

  1. PLA (Prior Learning Assessment) to Credit Program - students can opt to take the iCBE Institutional Credit by Exam for the Textile and CAD series and earn real college credits toward the Fashion Design and Fashion Merchandising Programs. For more information, please contact the Fashion Institute