Career and Technical Education (CTE) Spotlight on Fashion Design
Today, we are featuring the Fashion Design Program as we continue to celebrate National Career and Technical Education Month!
The Fashion Design pathway is designed for students who have an interest in designing and making clothes. The student is required to create original fashionable designs. An emphasis is placed on cutting, assembling, fitting and finishing a professional garment from the basic pattern to the finished product. Students receive instruction in hand sewing, machine sewing, pattern layout, draping, and tailoring to make garments. Students will present clothing lines at the end of the year in a district-wide fashion show. The curriculum and courses are geared for college preparation within this field of study. If a student starts with Clothing and Textile and Interior Design, they will have time to continue fashion through an independent study in the student's senior year.
At the beginning of each year, scholars travel to the fashion district in New York City to learn about the industry and select fabrics for the year. The culminating project each year is the NFA Fashion Show that highlights completed designs that are envisioned, drawn, designed, and created by the Fashion Design scholars. Scholars and teachers from the Construction pathway and Cosmetology pathway assist in building the stage and with hair and make-up for the event.
Scholars learn under the direction of Ms. Karen Stafford.
Scholars in the Fashion Design pathway will take courses: Studio Art, Clothing/Textile/Interior Design, Clothing Construction with a lab, and Advanced Clothing Construction with a lab in addition to their high school courses.
(Please note, all photos were taken prior to the necessity of COVID-19 precautions.)
More about the NFA Career and Technical Education (CTE) program:
Career and Technical Education (CTE) is education that directly prepares students for high-wage, high-demand careers. CTE covers many different fields, including health care, information technology, advanced manufacturing, hospitality and management, and many more! CTE encompasses many different types of education, from classroom learning to certification programs to work-based learning opportunities outside the classroom. Newburgh Free Academy offers a robust CTE program right within their high school buildings.
75 different CTE classes available
2723 of students who participate
Learn more about all CTE programs offered at NFA with this NFA CTE Commercial created and produced by CTE Video Production teacher, Mr. Guy Du Quesnay.