Course Description

In the fashion world, new clothing designs are presented in the form of hand-drawn sketches before being chosen to go into production. Designers start with a croquis, a quick sketch of the traditional fashion figure that serves as the basis for the design of clothing and accessories, then add color and details to the garments. This is a basic course in making a designer’s sketch, in which students learn drawing skills, fundamental anatomy, and the dynamics of movement in preparation for producing fashion illustrations. Attention is given to both the fashion figure and human proportions. Prerequisites: none.

Course Length - Online 9 weeks, On Campus 12 weeks

Learner Outcomes

  • How to successfully draw a balanced, well-proportioned fashion figure.
  • How to draw a designer’s sketch.
  • How to represent human anatomy, garment shapes, fabric draping and types, textures, pattern and line quality in your drawings.
  • Ideas, inspiration, and a variety of techniques used to solve fashion design challenges.

Additional Information


  • Learn to work in a loose, artistic manner in larger paper formats (14x17).
  • Develop personalized illustration style and “fashion look” through observation.
  • Gain knowledge in detailed analyses of various professional artwork examples and styles.
  • Master various media, which will be introduced during step-by-step instructors' demonstrations.
  • How to develop a quick and accurate methodology of fashion design sketching.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates


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Section Title
Design Sketching 1
7:00PM to 9:00PM
Oct 11, 2022 to Dec 13, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Distance Learning
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
CE Tuition non-credit $890.00 Click here to get more information
Faculty/Staff Waiver non-credit $890.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Nov 14, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
Oct 11, 2022
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