This course of study proposes to develop designers who master digital technology as used in the garment industry and are able to create prototypes for manufacturing. Emphasis is given to market analysis for the design.
In July of 2006, the Escuela de Artes Plásticas submitted an amendment to its permit for the consideration of the Puerto Rico Council on Higher Learning with a view to offering a seventh concentration in the bachelor's degree program in Fashion Design. This course of study proposes to develop designers who master digital technology as used in the garment industry and are able to create prototypes for manufacturing.
Emphasis is given to market analysis for the design. This emphasis on technology and market knowledge is combined with the proven solid education in the arts and humanities provided by the Escuela de Artes Plásticas, with a view to producing well-prepared professionals. The Fashion Design Program, as a career in the arts, is based on the fact that well-designed products are of cultural significance, of real value to the user, and convey personal identity.
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Program graduates will demonstrate
- The history and development of industrial design in fashion in developed countries and in Puerto Rico.
- Cultural language in design, aesthetics and form.
- Applying design techniques, from product conceptualization to production.
- Constructing individual pieces and collections that reflect a mastery of sewing skills.
- Develop their own design style & generate innovative designs..
- Master the interpretation of external and emotional factors, the use of the market, consumer psychology, and historical, social, and political factor in the preparation and organization of a project.