Bachelor of Science in Pattern Design


Introduction

Beverly Hills Design Institute offers a specialized degree in Pattern Design. As fashion is inspired by the unlimited creativity and high fashion design techniques of Haute Couture, so should fashion design education.

The Bachelor of Science in Pattern Design program elevates fundamental pattern making techniques to display perfect anatomical fit and efficient manual and digital production of advanced tailored flat pattern and three dimensional draping master pattern drafting. Students will display high level of creativity in the production process with focus on creating master patterns that do not compromise fashion designers’ creativity in the production process. Emphasis is placed on developing students’ ability to follow the energy and minds of future fashion designers. Students will produce conceptual and balanced pattern design collections of advanced tailored designs. Stress is placed on sharpening aesthetic eye to the fine line and silhouette of the elegant fashion body. Graduates possess immediately operational skills that are equivalent to Head Pattern Designer positions.

Beverly Hills Design Institute understands that highly specialized techniques bring successful design careers when design identities, impeccable fit production techniques, and unlimited creativity are nourished into a unique brand. In an intimate setting, we guarantee the upmost attention to you as a highly valuable designer.

Objectives

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Pattern Design program offers qualified students the opportunity to be outstanding professionals in the career field of Pattern Design as patternmakers of apparel and accessories and as haute couture educators who offer elegant production techniques and carry out fashion designs accurately without compromising design aesthetics.  Students will develop:

  • Professional Portfolio
  • Foster creativity
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Computer Literacy
  • Fashion Industry-specific technical expertise
  • Career focus
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • A global perspective

Graduation Requirements

  • A total of 192 quarter credit hour program of study, including 54 general education quarter credit hours, which should be completed within the normal length of 16 quarters within 5.33 academic years of study, and no more than 24 quarters within 8 academic years for a full time student.
  • A passing grade in all courses and a minimum cumulated grade point average of C (2.0) upon completion of the program.

Curriculum

In addition to the curriculum of the Associate of Arts Degree in Pattern Design, students will have to pass the following courses for the Bachelor graduation.

Prerequisite: BUSI 2000 OR FASH 1000

This course is designed for students who ultimately are going to open and run their own businesses, with an emphasis on the fashion industry. The course will take the student from the basics of choosing a legal business form, through accounting for Management, Financial Planning, Basics of Income Tax, Investment Management and Wealth Building, Branding and Trademarks, Marketing and Sales, and a wealth of information on the process of developing effective business habits that lead to success. We will examine the entire process of Motivation, Discipline, Time Management, Goal Setting, Proven Success Strategies, and other like subjects.

3 CREDITS: 33 LECTURE HOURS

Prerequisite: None

Students will create a personalized portfolio and presentation binder to be able to collect their best work and a mini collection developed during their studies at the Bachelor level.

2 CREDITS: 11 LECTURE HOURS / 22 LAB HOURS

Prerequisite: MANU 1001

Components II will allow students to use the knowledge and techniques learned in Components I to further develop their skills with additional materials used as the components of fashion. These materials will include leather, fur, feathers, straw, gems metals and closures. Students will gain a better understanding and develop the techniques required to create the necessary design components that are directly involved in the design of fashion garments. They will discover the many materials, processes and technologies used in the industry today as well as their historic origins. Upon completion of this class, the student will be able to clarify and employ appropriate terminology in working with other designers and manufacturers, as well as taking their original artwork from concept to creation.

3 CREDITS: 33 LECTURE HOURS

Prerequisite: MANU 2010 OR FASH 1013 OR PATT 1022

An intermediate course that explores the world of apparel manufacturing, including production, sourcing, control, planning, costing, resources, allocation and feasibility. Projects including following a product from concept to production and delivery of the product to the retailer.

2 CREDITS: 11 LECTURE HOURS / 22 LAB HOURS

Prerequisite: MANU 2010 OR FASH 1013 OR PATT 1022

This course is a survey and examination of the various elements that make up the finished design in haute couture sewing as well as fashion in general. From collars and necklines to sleeves, pants and skirts, various elements will be the weekly focus for our discussion. It is a seminar class in which the students will be required to participate by bringing in materials and drawings for discussion.

3 CREDITS: 33 LECTURE HOURS

Prerequisite: MANU 2010 OR FASH 1013 OR PATT 1022

This unique course set up by the President of the Beverly Hills Design Institute explores the symbiotic relationship between pattern design and fashion design while further exploring the comprehensive approach to design requiring experimentation as well as analysis, rambunctiousness, and creativeness along with the diligence and fortitude to produce compelling work. This course is designed as an exercise for upcoming industry experience.

3 CREDITS: 33 LECTURE HOURS

Prerequisite: PATT 1022

Students will learn the different tools and components related to the corset pattern design and construction process. Emphasis will be placed on understanding historical corset designs and transforming this into modernized versions. Students will also partake in the construction of bustiers and corsets through various methods of attaching boning to garments.

2 CREDITS: 11 LECTURE HOURS / 22 LAB HOURS

Prerequisite: None

Continue study of several pant styles such as jump suits, high-waist pant, hip hugger, contour pant with crease line flare, tiered culottes, palazzo (with wide-sweeping hemline), harem, jean with back yoke, and more. Manila blocks for the basic jumpsuit and tight pull-on pant (for knits and stretch) will be created. Students are encouraged to analyze the work of fashion designer student’s collection for their 2nd year fashion show preparation. Emphasis is on development of student’s ability to follow the energy and mind of future fashion designers. This course will incorporate draping and flat pattern skills.

2 CREDITS: 11 LECTURE HOURS / 22 LAB HOURS

Prerequisite: PATT 1021

Students learn the importance of a balanced collection of tailored suit design variations, BHDI’s uniquely developed kimono swing coat with gusset, cape, different style of hood, and more. Student will learn fundamentals of knit fabric’s stretch terms and jargon, and develop the ability to create any changes to size specifications that the target market requires.  Emphasis is on development of student’s ability to follow the energy and minds of future fashion designers. Through hands-on training, students will sharpen their aesthetic eye for the fine line and silhouette of the elegant fashion body. This course will incorporate draping and flat pattern skills.

2 CREDITS: 11 LECTURE HOURS / 22 LAB HOURS

Prerequisite: PATT 1021

An advanced course that develops conceptual and pattern design collection techniques required to create student’s own pattern design collection; including intensive pattern making detail, and more. Unlimited creativity is developed in establishing the most complex collection of flat patternmaking as well as three dimensional draping. Various reputable designers will also come to work with the students individually or within a group setting.

2 CREDITS: 11 LECTURE HOURS / 22 LAB HOURS

Prerequisite: PATT 1021

Students will gain sewing advanced techniques regarding the creative line, and familiarity with their qualities related to putting together pant styles. By analyzing the work of fashion design students’ collections, students will learn the importance of a balanced collection. Through hands-on training, students will sharpen their aesthetic eye. Students will gain technical sewing skills in different fabrics and their qualities related to style while putting together construction.

2 CREDITS: 11 LECTURE HOURS / 22 LAB HOURS

Prerequisite: PATT 1021

Students learn how to sew tailored suit design variations, the kimono swing coat, and more, continued from Creative Pattern Design II. Students will learn to sew various knit fabrics.  Emphasis is on learning to use sewing construction techniques and development of student’s ability to follow the energy and minds of future fashion designers.  Students learn the importance a balanced collection of pattern sewing. All skills learned emphasize improvement of sewing ability.

2 CREDITS: 11 LECTURE HOURS / 22 LAB HOURS

Prerequisite: PATT 1021

An advanced course that develops sewing skills for pattern styles developed in Creative Pattern Design Collection III, involving the use of delicate fabric construction, and more. Unlimited sewing creativity is developed for the most complex collection of patterns.

2 CREDITS: 11 LECTURE HOURS / 22 LAB HOURS

Prerequisite: PATT 1021

Examines Couture and expensive accessories using special techniques and fabric characteristic of high end market accessories, including handbags, belts, scarves, shoes, and more. Students will design and create pieces.

2 CREDITS: 11 LECTURE HOURS / 22 LAB HOURS

Prerequisite: None

A course designed to develop the student’s ability to fit garments properly to a live model by identifying and examining the different types of managerial models used among apparel companies.

1 CREDIT: 22 LAB HOURS

Prerequisite: PATT 2042

Students will learn how to design complex styles of jackets and coats including various stylized pockets. Student will how to design patterns for various dress categories, tent foundation, and panel dress foundation. Students will display unlimited creativity in establishing the most complex collection of flat patternmaking as well as three dimensional draping constructions. Various reputable designers will also come to work with the students individually or within a group setting.

2 CREDITS: 11 LECTURE HOURS / 22 LAB HOURS

Prerequisite: PATT 2042

In this course, students will explore the components that form the cohesiveness of a pattern design collection, as well as elements that introduce individual creativity and diversity in one-of-a-kind pattern making techniques. An excellent preparatory course for the Grand Fashion Show where students will display unlimited creativity in establishing the most complex collection of flat patternmaking as well as three dimensional draping. Various reputable designers will also come to work with the students individually or within a group setting.

2 CREDITS: 11 LECTURE HOURS / 22 LAB HOURS

Prerequisite: PATT 2052

Students will learn complex sewing techniques to construct the various patterns designed in Complex Pattern Laboratory, utilizing both machine sewing and hand-sewing.  Special finishing and handling of these styles will be emphasized. Perfect fitting and sewing solutions will be learned in various ways.

2 CREDITS: 11 LECTURE HOURS / 22 LAB HOURS

Prerequisite: PATT 2052

A rigorous preparatory course for the construction of a Grand Fashion Show where students will display unlimited creativity in sewing the most complex collection of flat patternmaking as well as three dimensional draping.  Students will have access to different perspectives and adapt their input into their own unique style of sewing techniques.

2 CREDITS: 11 LECTURE HOURS / 22 LAB HOURS

Prerequisite: PATT 2041

Based on the master pattern program, this course is designed to bring the creative aspect into the digital pattern design department. Computer knowledge: understanding of the keyboard, pull-downs and feel of the computer to draw and create.  Emphasis on The Skirt Variations including Basic fitted Skirt, Tulip, Pleated, Pocketed Skirt, Skirt with a Yoke. intelligent pleat, dart and shirring characteristic, extensive pattern design development, as flexible as manual pattern design, and much more.

2 CREDITS: 11 LECTURE HOURS / 22 LAB HOURS

Prerequisite: PATT 2041

Students study of Torso and Midriff Bodies using PAD System in Master Pattern Design; Different Dart manipulation including Dart Rotate and Redistribution for different styles. Understanding use of Clone Feature which provides the power of piece change of many fabrics related to Main Pattern Piece; Main Fabric, Lining, Facing and Fusing.  This cutting edge technology eliminates many steps of pattern modification to boost pattern designer’s productivity.

2 CREDITS: 11 LECTURE HOURS / 22 LAB HOURS

Prerequisite: PATT 2042 OR FASH 2022

Applies only Bachelor of Arts and advised by a Professional Advisory Board Member and an Executive Member of BHDI, the student will work with a fashion designer as a co-partner to perfect the debut collection, including accessories to present a complete fashion collection.

2 CREDITS: 11 LECTURE HOURS / 22 LAB HOURS

Prerequisite: Any Fashion or Pattern Course

Applies only to Bachelor of Arts candidates. A cutting edge, intensive course that culminates with the presentation of the final collection. Supported and advised by a Professional Advisory Board Member and an Executive Member of BHDI, the student will work with a fashion designer as a co-partner to perfect the debut collection, including accessories to present a complete fashion collection.

4 CREDITS: 22 LECTURE HOURS / 44 LAB HOURS

Prerequisite: PATT 2042 OR FASH 2022

Applies only to Bachelor of Arts candidates. A cutting edge, intensive course that culminates with the presentation of the final collection. Supported and advised by a Professional Advisory Board Member and an Executive Member of BHDI, the student will work with a fashion designer as a co-partner to perfect the debut collection, including accessories to present a complete fashion collection.

4 CREDITS: 22 LECTURE HOURS / 44 LAB HOURS

Prerequisite: None

Students will work with mixed media and different textures to transform inexpensive fabrics into creative luxurious designs involving embroidery, beadings, etc. Students will also have the opportunity to work with couture fabric mills individually or within a group. This course will provide full comprehension and knowledge on fabric and assist in preparing for the Grand Fashion Show.

2 CREDITS: 11 LECTURE HOURS / 22 LAB HOURS

Prerequisite: TEXT 1000

Students will further their understanding of fabric and printing in order to produce fabric from their own original artwork. Students will also be taught various advanced surface treatments on cloth including dyeing and burnout.

3 CREDITS: 33 LECTURE HOURS

Prerequisite: TEXT 1000

Student will further build on their technical skills and broaden their knowledge of printing. Concentration on the compatibility of fabrics to match performance guidelines and their marketability.

3 CREDITS: 33 LECTURE HOURS

Prerequisite: TEXT 1000

Study on textile material with an emphasis on the factors that produce a successful apparel fabric from international markets. Fabric characteristics such as appearance, draping, hand, and performance, as well as sorting of fabrics for different levels of design markets are studied. Students will explore techniques for utilizing computers as a research and design tool.

3 CREDITS: 33 LECTURE HOURS

Prerequisite: None

This course of visual anthropology will be a convergence of studies and practices from the interrelated fields of cultural anthropology, cultural studies and film/media studies. Visual Anthropology includes all cultural anthropological studies of the visual world as well as the transmission of anthropological knowledge by visual means. We will analyze the history, philosophy, ethics, production and consumption of ethnographic and non-ethnographic film and photography, visual culture products, and computer technology within both established institutions and the broader popular culture. Visual anthropology is concerned with the documentation of culture, social institutions and everyday human visual media. It can be used as a tool for ethnographic research, media analysis, studies of material culture, critical engagement with the arts and other forms of cultural display.

3 CREDITS: 33 LECTURE HOURS

Prerequisite: BIOL 1000

An interdisciplinary approach to the study of the environment. The course provides the scientific basis for understanding how environmental systems work. Topics include the basic concepts of ecology, geography and the importance of scientific information, current environmental concerns, ethics, resource use, sustainable development, and conservation, discussion of the economic impact and consequences of the disruptions of natural systems, the importance of public policy, and how environmental issues are linked to our everyday life.

3 CREDITS: 33 LECTURE HOURS

Prerequisite: COMM 2000

This course explores communication variables involved when leaders attempt to influence members to achieve a goal. Topics include power, credibility, motivation, research on leader traits, styles, and situations, and current models of leadership such as transactional, transformational, charismatic, and functional approaches. The different leadership challenges posed by community and institutional settings will also be explored.

3 CREDITS: 33 LECTURE HOURS

Prerequisite: ECON 2000

Reviews the origins of modern international economic theory and discusses present patterns of trade and finance, including the balance of payments and its economic effects, exchange rates, international commodity agreements, and tariff policies. Includes an analysis of the relationship between international economics and current U.S. economic problems.

3 CREDITS: 33 LECTURE HOURS

Prerequisite: ENGL 1000

Principles of critical thinking applied to writing and reading arguments on complex current moral issues and enduring questions; inductive and deductive reasoning; persuasion; introduction to fallacies; analysis and evaluation of appropriate prose models, including those employing methods of argument unique to specific disciplines; selective use of citation and documentation; writing of research papers. Students will also apply conceptual thinking to fashion design blending their creative impulses and cultural influences to present innovative design solutions to reach beyond popular forecasts.

3 CREDITS: 33 LECTURE HOURS

Prerequisite: ENGL 1000

Examines literary works of Western and non-Western civilizations from the 19TH Century through the modern era, works that are important to subsequent writing and thought.  This course will enable you to read and respond to masterpieces of world literature both in class (with help from your instructor and other students) and in writing projects prepared outside of class. You will learn to examine the relevance of these texts for contemporary readers; you will learn ways to get helpful research about the texts, and to analyze the texts with an interpretation that can be justified by examples in that text. The classroom activities will help you to understand the historical and culture contexts of the reading assignments.

3 CREDITS: 33 LECTURE HOURS

Prerequisite: HIST 1000

This course takes students through an assessment of some of the most crucial events impacting the course of world history from 1500-1900.  The class begins with the Columbian exchange and the influence of military, political, religious, and economic colonization on different parts of the globe, namely the Western Hemisphere, the African continent, and Asia.  The course traces different actors and actresses that wrought forth a vision of a new world based on scientific inquiry, religious freedom, individual freedoms, and the subjugation of questionable populations.  Students in this course will witness the evolution of monarchical ruling to that of an elected representative: a global politic that divorces itself from “God given powers” to powers attained, challenged, and preserved through democratic ideals.

3 CREDITS: 33 LECTURE HOURS

Prerequisite: HIST 1000

This course takes students through an assessment of some of the most crucial events impacting the course of world history from 1900 to the present.  The course looks at actors and actresses that helped shape the changing politics of global history.  Students in this course will be exposed to social and economic revolutions that have further divided the global wealth and served as a catalyst for anti-colonial movements.  Special attention will be paid to race, class, gender, and environment.

3 CREDITS: 33 LECTURE HOURS

Prerequisite: PSYC 2000

The purpose of Educational Psychology is to enable you to develop effective learning skills, tools, goals and strategies. The course includes a balance between theory and the experiential application of the material. You will have opportunities to transfer and apply these skills and strategies across your academic program and your life.

3 CREDITS: 33 LECTURE HOURS

Prerequisite: SOCI 2000

How do our social structures and relationships shed light on modern ethical problems?  We will look at the intersection of ethics and sociology by discussing how ethical decision making is informed by our values and society at large.  This course includes an overview of major philosophical contributions to the field of ethics.

3 CREDITS: 33 LECTURE HOURS