Assignment Policies

Assignments and Projects:
All assignments and projects are due at the beginning of class on the dates given.  No assignments or projects will be accepted after the beginning of class on the assigned date.

All projects and assignments must be original.  They cannot be re-used from another class.

There will be a sign-in sheet for each assignment and projects.  These are used to record receipt of the assignment as well as the date and time of the receipt.   This is a separate page from the attendance sheet.  This is for your protection as well as the instructor’s.  It is your responsibility to sign your assignment in.

Late Assignments:
Absolutely NO late assignments or projects will be accepted except from those who have an excused absence (excluding University-approved absences).  Those with University-approved absences must turn in their projects BEFORE the absence unless other arrangements are made prior to the absence.  Any other work that is not turned in on time or early will not be accepted and therefore will be recorded as a zero (0) in the gradebook.  Those with an EXCUSED absence (must have proper documentation – see absence policy) must submit their work by the beginning of the next class period.

Means of Evaluation:

  • Assignments


  • Movie Project and Finished Journal


  • Competition Garments and associated finished parts
  • Designer Journal Entries
  • Final Project         


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Criteria for Grading:

  1. Ability to follow directions
  2. Patternwork/Construction
  3. Proportion/Balance
  4. Clarity (ease of understanding for reader)
  5. Neatness
  6. Creativity
  7. Overall Appearance/Layout


  1. Garments must be entirely completed to be graded
  2. Grading will be based on quality according to the specifications for each construction course
  3. The student will have to have a C or better to proceed to the next level in the fashion degree plan
  4. No late work or extra credit will be accepted
  5. IPs will only be issued in extreme circumstances


You will have assignment grades based on journal submissions, garment muslins, patterns, and sample garments.  These cannot be the same assignments that you turn in for other classes

Designer Journal: The class will have an online journal to encourage familiarity with current designers.  Each week students are expected to post in this journal.  More information will be given online and in class.

Each project will be presented to the class (where appropriate) as part of the grade.  Specifications will be issued in on-line.

These will include a project that requires the production of 2 finished garments plus other required components.

Other projects will include a garment line the student designs and compiles as portfolio presentation and a final journal submission according to given specifications.

Final Project:
The final project will be a lead-in for the Senior Collections class.  It will also act as your Junior Skills Assessment.  You will design a collection, make a sample garment, a line sheet for the collection, and a portfolio illustration group.  The full set of specification will be posted on-line.   You will present this to the class on the day of the final.  Further specifications will be given to you on-line and in class.  You must be present at the final or you will fail the class.

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