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APP 291 - Fashion Study Tour

Credits: 1
Lecture Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
The student will participate in a supervised study tour, location to be announced, in which a concentrated time will be spent touring a market center and researching a variety of fashion businesses from manufacturing and marketing to merchandising, promoting and selling apparel.
Competencies
  1. Evaluate the inner workings of the fashion industry within a major fashion hub. 
    1. Summarize information gathered by visiting buying offices, designer showrooms, design studios, and product development labs.
    2. Outline the apparel process from design concept to manufacturing.
    3. Illustrate the flow of apparel goods from manufacturer to consumer.
    4. Explain the role of marketing in retail sales promotion.
    5. Recall the functions of apparel industry services.
    6. Relate classroom theory to industry practice
  2. Analyze current trends and issues affecting the global fashion industry today.
    1. Break down the effects social responsibility and sustainability in fashion.
    2. Identify innovation efforts in production and distribution.
    3. Describe how brands are responding to changes in consumer buying habits.
  3. Predict emerging trends in color, textile prints, and silhouettes.
    1. Examine street fashion in a variety of cultures.
    2. Compare a variety of retailers in a high fashion environment.
    3. Discuss emerging trends with fashion forecasters.
    4. Identify studios and libraries with appropriate fashion resources. 
  4. Improve social-emotional development
    1. Utilize critical thinking skills.
    2. Navigate themselves and peers in a large city.
    3. Develop perspective and tolerance.
    4. Build relationships with peers.
  5. Develop a career plan for entry into the industry.
    1. Survey a variety of careers in different segments of the fashion industry.
    2. Discuss career and internship opportunities with industry professionals
    3. Network with industry experts

Competencies Revised Date: 2019



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