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


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

Spring 2018 - Non-credit courses

RLFI 113
18150

Adobe Illustrator for Fashion

  • 2.5 hours (per week)
  • 4 weeks
  • 10 Total Hours

Cost: $195.00

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

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RLFI 114
18151

FASHION FLATS & LINESHEETS

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

Cost: $195.00

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 115
18152

INTRO TO SURFACE PATTERN DESIGN

  • 3.25 hours (per week)
  • 6 weeks
  • 19.5 Total Hours

Cost: $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, digitize hand-drawn work and create 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 116
18153

FASHION SPEC SHEETS: HOW AND WHY

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

Cost: $195.00

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

Location: Wolfson Campus Register for Fashion Spec Sheets: How and Why

Bundle your Courses & save

Save even more when you choose this course bundle. Courses included in this CAD (Computer Assisted Design) for fashion series are:

  • RLFI 113 - Adobe Illustrator for Fashion
  • RLFI 114 - Fashion Flats & Linesheets
  • RLFI 115 - Intro to Surface Pattern Design
  • RLFI 116 - Fashion Spec Sheets: How and Why

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CAD for Fashion Series (54 hours)
1PLA to college credit course: CTE 2732 Fashion Illustration Technology 3 credits

TOTAL: $810.00 with Savings: - $121.00 Cost After Savings: $689.00

RLFI 122
18265

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 123
18266

TRANSITIONING TO OVERSEAS SOURCING

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

Cost: $195.00

Topics covered: In this short course the student will review questions to ask before shifting production overseas. Questions include: Is your sales volume big enough to go overseas? Are you aware of all the cost factors in sourcing out of a foreign country? Do you have a quality control plan? How will you guarantee that production will be as promised? Do you understand the complexities of the supply chain you are entering? What are the payment methods?

Learning Outcomes: Gaining an understanding of what is required to do off-shore sourcing. The ability to make an informed decision on domestic production vs. overseas production for a chosen product.

Location: North Campus Register for Transitioning to Overseas Sourcing

RLFI 124
18267

OVERSEAS SOURCING & PRODUCTION

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

Cost: $145.00

Topics covered: In this short courses, the student will learn the rules of business etiquette in various foreign countries. The student will also learn how to go about negotiating prices/quantities. Concepts covered also include INCOTERMS (FOB, LDP), elements of the technical pack, quality control and turning a fashion project into a business transaction.

Learning Outcomes: Understanding how to work with your foreign partner and what is needed to organize everything to start the process. Knowing what questions to ask and how to understand what is being said in order to minimize risk.

Location: North Campus Register for Overseas Sourcing & Production

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Save even more when you choose this course bundle. Courses included in this Production for the Fashion Industry Series are:

  • RLFI 122 - Domestic Sourcing & Production
  • RLFI 123 - Transitioning to Overseas Sourcing
  • RLFI 124 - Overseas Sourcing & Production

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Production for Fashion Series (32 hours)

TOTAL: $535.00 with Savings: - $80.00 Cost After Savings: $455.00

WTDM 122
14912

DEVELOPING A SUCCESSFUL SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN FOR YOUR BUSINESS

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

Cost: $315.00

Topics covered: The use and best practices for various social media platforms to promote a blog. Applications covered will include Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+

Learning Outcomes: Identify best practices for Social Media Marketing, including platform level best practices. Use social media to build an audience for a blog. Connect business objectives to appropriate Social Media tactics. Create strong content that engages their target audience with their marketing message. Create editorial calendars to manage content distribution. Use Social Listening tools to create timely, relevant content.

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

RLFI 117
18134

FASHION BLOGGING

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

Cost: $149.00

Topics covered: In this short course, the student will develop a blog for the fashion industry. Emphasis will be placed on developing a voice/aesthetic. The course will also focus on addressing legal issues, monetization, and understanding SEO.

Learning Outcomes: Understand the elements of a blog and be able to use them effectively. Find a niche for a long-term blog. Gain insight into the strategies, methods and writing of successful bloggers. Sharpen and improve writing skills, including draft writing, voice, and format. Build effective and lively blog posts through research, structure and clear writing. Experiment with non-written forms of online communications, including images, audio and video. Consider the legal and ethical issues involved in blogging.

Location: Wolfson Campus Register for Fashion Blogging

RLFI 118
18135

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

Bundle your Courses & save

Bundle the Social Media Branding for the Fashion Industry courses and save even more. Courses included in this series are:

  • WTDM 122 - Developing a Successful Social Media Campaign for Your Business
  • RLFI 117 - Fashion Blogging
  • RLFI 118 - Fashion Journalism

Instant Savings $14.00 Discount without Podcasting

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Social Media Branding for the Fashion Industry Series (60 hours)

TOTAL: $613.00 with Savings: - $14.00 Cost After Savings: $599.00

RLFI 127
18268

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
18269

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 129
18270

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

Bundle your Courses & save

Save even more when you choose this course bundle. Courses included in this Textiles for the Fashion Industry Series are:

  • RLFI 127 - Fibers & Fabrics: Introduction to Textiles
  • RLFI 128 - Future Fabrics: From Sustainable to Wearable Tech
  • RLFI 129 - Textiles: Knits, Wovens and Other Fabrics

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Textiles for Fashion Series (32 hours)
1 PLA to college credit course: CTE 1401 Textiles

TOTAL: $535.00 with Savings: - $80.00 Cost After Savings: $455.00

Summer 2018 - Non-credit courses

PODCASTING (LEC/LAB)

  • 3.75 hours (per week)
  • 8 weeks
  • 30 Total Hours

Cost: $245.00

Topics covered: Review of the essential tools and processes needed for launching a podcast geared toward the fashion industry. We will review the technology requirements, sound editing techniques, podcast structures, and leveraging the content on social media platforms.

Learning Outcomes: Demonstrate an understanding of audio storytelling, recognizing the podcast medium as an intimate form of storytelling. Learn the essentials of quality sound and podcast production. Understand the role of ethics and diversity in podcasting. Improve broadcast skills, including writing, research, interviews, editing and on-air presentation. Appraise and establish protocols to launch and distribute podcasts. Use the power of podcasting to promote your brand.

Location: Wolfson Campus

  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