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Class Syllabus – FASH 54A Beginning Fashion Styling

Posted in Fashion 54A by Arcadia on August 22, 2012

[A more detailed syllabus with the class calendar is handed out in class, this is just a reference for those who lose that!]

Objective: The objective of this course is to give you an introduction to the world of fashion styling – The Fashion Industry’s Unsung Heros.  This course will utilize a hands-on approach through lecture, guest speakers, and group projects.

Supplies: During week 3 each student will be given a list of items that every stylist carries in their kit.  You will be expected to assemble your kit and bring it to class for grading.

Required Textbook: Photo Stylist by Susan Linnet Cox (written by a really experienced stylist!)

Recommend Reading:

  • Stylist – New Fashion Visionaries by Katie Baron  – a coffee table book I highly recommend.  It’s a compilation of the true who’s who in styling.
  • Styling by Jacqueline McAssey and Clare Buckley
  • Secrets of Stylists by Sasha Charnin Morrison – for those who aspire to be the next Rachel Zoe or June Ambrose
  • Mastering Fashion Styling by Jo Dingemans  – written by a teacher with lots of exercises and projects

Attendance:  Since some of the assignments for this course are completed in class (group projects), it is important that you attend class! There is no way to make up missed projects. You are allowed two unexcused absences – anymore will affect your grade by a full letter.

Fashion Week – the big 4:

  • New York:  September 6-13
  • London:  September 14-18
  • Milan:  September 19-24
  • Paris:  September 25-October 3

Assignments:  I DO NOT ACCEPT LATE ASSIGNMENTS.  You will be given a hand-out explaining each homework assignment and when it is due.  I do mark down points for poorly written, and misspelled words.  All homework assignments are to be emailed to me on or before the due date.  There are five homework assignments.

Group Projects:  You will divide into teams of 2-4 (no more than four to a team) for two group assignments.

  • The Clothes Off Your Back – be careful what you wear to class this day……. (hint, hint!)
  • Advertisement or Fashion Editorial

Exams:  There will be no mid-term exam or final exam, but you will be given a mid-term grade based upon your assignments completed to that point, and your final grade is based upon an accumulation of all your work.

Grades: Your grades will be based upon your attendance, class participation (group projects).   This class gives a letter grade using the school’s standard grading system.

If you attend class regularly, participate in all discussions and projects you should do very well in this class!

Group Projects for Spring 2012

Posted in Class Group Projects by Arcadia on February 2, 2012

[Hello Class – I have updated the syllabus on this site for those students who are in my class.  You were given a hand-out at school but if for any reason you lose it, you can find all of the same information on this site.  Click on Class Syllabus under The Categories.]

 

 

GROUP PROJECTS

Group Projects will be assigned this coming Saturday.  We have six groups.

The themes are:

  • Pop Culture
  • Fashion Designer
  • Movie
  • Environment
  • Holiday
  • Music or Sports (we need to decide)

 

The schedule is as follows:

March 31 – #1 wall, #2 big cubes, #3 window, #4 table, #5 shelving, #6 other cubes   (Environment)

April 7 – #1 other cubes, #2 wall, #3 big cubes, #4 window, #5 table, #6 shelving        (Holiday)

April 14 – #1 shelving, #2 other cubes, #3 wall, #4 big cubes, #5 window, #6 table       (Movie)

April 21 – #1 table, #2 shelving, #3 other cubes, #4 wall, #5 big cubes, #6 window      (Fashion Designer)

April 28 – #1 window, #2 table, #3 shelving, #4 other cubes, #5 wall, #6 big cubes      (Sports/Music)

May 5 – #1 big cubes, #2 window, #3 table, #4 shelving, #5 other cubes, #6 wall         (Pop Culture)

The number corresponds with what group you are in and what surface you will be presenting for that day.

 

See you Saturday!

Syllabus for Fashion 49 – Visual Merchandising

Posted in Class Syllabus, Fashion 49 by Arcadia on February 12, 2010

Objective: This course is to give students a hands-on approach to visual merchandising, through the use of lectures, field trips, group projects, and guest speakers.

Supplies: There is no textbook required for this course; but most class lectures will be pulled from Tony Morgan’s book –Visual Merchandising: Window and in-store display for retail.  Each student should be ready to spend at least $80.00 during the course of the semester for the purchasing of props and other supplies as needed for group display projects.

Attendance: Since most of the assignments for this course are completed in class (group projects), it is important that you attend class!  There is no way to make up missed projects.  You are allowed two unexcused absences – anymore will affect your grade by a full letter.

Field Trips and Store Studies: There will be one field trip this semester to Westfield Mall.  There will be a written analysis due the week following this trip.  Attendance and the reports are mandatory.  Each week you will have a store study assignment to complete.  Visit any establishment and answer the assigned questions.  This is a Credit/No-Credit assignment and counts for 25% of your grade.  No store study is required the week of Spring Break.  I DO NOT accept late assignments. If you do not turn in an assignment the day that it is due you will not get credit.

Group Projects:  You will be divided into teams of six to eight depending on number of students in class.  You will complete group projects in various themes using the display areas that merchandisers work with, such as windows, walls, cubes, tables, and shelves.  This semester there will also be a group assignment on professional businesses outside of class.  This assignment will be in collaboration with Wells Fargo Bank and their Renovation/Design Event!

Exams: There will be no mid-term exam, but you will be given a mid-term grade based upon your assignments completed to that point.  There will be a final exam on the last day of class, based on what you have learned during the semester.  Depending on how quickly group objects are accomplished, we will have a review in class or I will send you home with a study sheet.

Grades: Your grades will be based upon your attendance, class participation (group projects), Store Studies, and the final exam.  This class gives a letter grade using the school’s standard grading system.

You will also grade you fellow students who share in your group projects.

Suggested Reading: Visual Merchandising: Windows and In-Store Displays for Retail, by Tony Morgan – Laurence King Publishers, 2008

Window Display: New Visual Merchandising, by Tony Morgan – Laurence King Publishers, 2010

Silent Selling, by Judith Bell and Kate Ternus – Fairchild Publications, Inc. 2006

If you attend class regularly, participate in all discussions and projects you should do very well in this class!

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