Fashion, Apparel, Interior Design (FAID)
General course information is listed below. Additional information can be found in the SMSD High School Program of Studies.
CAREER AND LIFE PLANNING / #6427 - Students will explore family, work, and community relationships. Goal-setting, decision-making, and strategies for success will be included as students investigate career options.
FASHION, APPAREL AND INTERIOR DESIGN ESSENTIALS / #6383 - This course introduces students to the world of interior and fashion design, familiarizing them to the background and knowledge needed to develop a career in this field. Students will learn and apply how color, composition, and texture can effect great aesthetics. This course counts as a fine arts credit. Course cost is $10.00.
INTERIOR DESIGN / #6312 - An application level course designed to instruct students in the skills necessary to design interior spaces that apply design elements and principles to spaces for residential and special needs (e.g. single family homes, multi-family structures, homes for special needs, child care centers, retirement homes, etc.). Topics will include meeting client’ needs, career opportunities, and current and future trends in the industry. Meets fine arts requirement. Course cost $10.00.
COMPUTER-AIDED ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN 1 / #6759 - Students study the planning and design of residential and light commercial buildings. Students use computer-aided design software to create plans and construct architectural details. Course cost determined by projects chosen by student. Credit may be applied toward the minimum fine arts graduation requirement.
APPAREL PRODUCTION 1 / #6390 - This course introduces students to the apparel and textile industry in
the areas of design, textiles and apparel construction. Students will be able to demonstrate foundational knowledge and skills of equipment and procedures used in fashion and apparel. Emphasis will be placed on
students applying these design and engineering skills to create and produce products. Course cost is determined by projects chosen by the student.
APPAREL PRODUCTION 2 / #6391 - This course expands on student’s learning from Apparel Production 1.
Students will explore many aspects of the fashion design field through training in fashion illustration, design, pattern drafting and garment construction. Creative expression and preparation of a portfolio is emphasized throughout the program. Course cost is determined by projects chosen by the student. Credit may be applied toward the minimum fine arts graduation requirement.
FASHION MERCHANDISING / #6310 - This course centers upon the merchandising of interior and textile
products in a variety of settings. Topics include exploring cycles, trends and style as well as the techniques in coordination, promotion, display and sales of interior and textile items. Basic management and
entrepreneurship will be introduced as will the relationship of the skills to set and exhibit design. This course counts as a fine arts credit.
FASHION, APPAREL AND INTERIOR DESIGN STUDIO (FAID) / #6313 - This application level course provides students the opportunity to expand knowledge and experience with advanced design concepts. Topics will include the industry standards, material and processes used to apply the design elements and principles based upon designers, periods and styles. As students advance and become more adept, the instruction regarding the creative process becomes more refined and students are encouraged to develop their own design styles to meet the needs of a client. Students will receive the opportunity to shadow industry experts related to their career interests outside of school. Through these shadow-ship experiences, students will have the opportunity to observe what the day-to-day is like in their career interest area. Credit may be applied toward the minimum fine arts graduation requirement. Course cost is $20.00.