PCAE Catalog

Explore our Spring 2021 catalog of tuition-free art and design classes that you can take as part of the Pre-College Art Experience (PCAE) at Academy of Art University. Browse the different art and design classes we have available and select the courses that you would like to attend for our next term from February 20, 2021 – April 9, 2021 (for Spring term you can only take 2 classes).

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Available Courses


AE FSH63

Concept Zine

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We love magazines and we want to help you create your own Zine! Bring your vision to life by combining latest web-based graphic design tools, engaging storytelling, and striking layouts in your digita...
AE FSH53

Fashion Blogging & Social Media

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Have you ever dreamed of becoming a fashion blogger? This course will set you on the right path, as you will conceptualize and produce your very own professional-looking blog. You will also explore ho...
AE FSH46

Fashion Construction

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In this course, students will learn how to operate an electric sewing machine, source fabrics, deconstruct then reconstruct old garments, create original designs, and cut, construct, and finish design...
AE FSH50

Fashion Design

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This class begins with rough form on paper and the building of a concept as ideas are turned into designs. The concepts of color, design, textiles and style are explored. Students gain an understandin...
AE FSH48

Fashion Drawing

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This course will cover the principles, practice, and techniques of fashion illustration. Students will develop essential drawing skills while working from a live model and will learn to draw a bold, c...
AE FSH57

Fashion Merchandising from the Retail Perspective

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This course is an overview of the important factors that are addressed within the realm of retail merchandising. Students will become acquainted with the how-tos of the professional buying process, me...
AE FSH44

Fashion Styling

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This is a survey course exploring the new specialty of fashion styling in the industry. Stylists create the visual fashion story whether it is for art, photography, videos, window displays, or fashion...