PGFD

5270

Professional Practice

Parsons School of Design: Fashion Design & Society

Non-Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Majors Only

Professional Practice

Spring 2020

Taught By: Sarah Broach

Section: A

CRN: 2005

Credits: 3

The Professional Practice course aims to provide an overview of the Fashion Industry, through debate and seeks to examine the professional environment and its various components in which the fashion designer needs to understand. Visiting professionals will lecture and discuss areas from copyright, contracts, legal terms etc., PR, branding, fashion show production, show casting, magazines/journalism. Other speakers will include stylists, historians, curators, and designers both from independent to corporations, international sales agents, business management, buyers, retail and e-commerce. Students will be encouraged to critique, analyze these areas of practice to gain a deeper understanding of how the industry works and be aware of its shifting patterns. It is to encourage them to understand their own position and to provide them with the knowledge of how to survive both commercially and creatively through understanding the industry as a whole. Its aims are to close the gap between Industry and Education by enabling the students to engage with the diverse range of guest speakers, giving the students the opportunity to assess their own future position within the industry. Resume review and Designer Bio development will further prepare the students for a career beyond graduation.

Open to: Masters in Fashion Design & Society majors only.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Fashion Design & Society (PGFD)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 20

Add/Drop Deadline: February 3, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 12, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 2:05pm 11/14/2019 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 9:00am - 11:40am

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/24/2020 - 5/8/2020