OTH018: Fashion and Interior Design

This list is representative of the materials provided or used in this course. Keep in mind that the actual materials used may vary, depending on the school in which you are enrolled, and whether you are taking the course as Independent Study.

For a complete list of the materials to be used in this course by your enrolled student, please visit MyInfo. All lists are subject to change at any time.

Scope & Sequence : Scope & Sequence documents describe what is covered in a course (the scope) and also the order in which topics are covered (the sequence). These documents list instructional objectives and skills to be mastered. K12 Scope & Sequence documents for each course include:

Course Overview

From the clothes we wear to the homes we live in, fashion and design is all around us. In this course, students who have a flair for fashion or who constantly redecorate their room find out what it is like to work in the design industry by exploring career possibilities and the background needed to pursue them. Students try their hand at designing as they learn the basics of color and design, then test their skills through hands-on projects. In addition, they develop the essential communication skills that build success in any business. By the end of the course, students are well on their way to developing the portfolio needed to get started in this exciting field.

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Course Length

One Semester

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Course Outline

Unit 1: Introduction to Fashion and Interior Design
Unit 2: Building Basic Skills for the Design Industry
Unit 3: Tools of the Trade
Unit 4: Sewing and Technology
Unit 5: Clothing
Midterm Exam
Unit 6: Fashion Design Project
Unit 7: Interior and Environmental Design
Unit 8: Considering Interior Design
Unit 9: Interior Design Project
Unit 10: Presenting as a Professional
Final Exam


  • Describe careers in the fashion and design industry.
  • Classify careers from entry to professional level.
  • Explore entrepreneurship opportunities in the design industry.
  • Research and present information on design careers, including the responsibilities, employment opportunities, and education/training requirements.
  • Identify the basic components of Internet marketing.
  • Define and illustrate the elements of design.
  • Create a color wheel.
  • Recognize basic color schemes.
  • Research the psychology of color.
  • Define and illustrate the principles of design.
  • Describe why communication is the basis of all relationships
  • Distinguish between non-assertive, assertive, and aggressive communication.
  • Demonstrate communication skills that promote positive relationships in the workplace.
  • Practice active-listening skills.
  • Utilize conflict-resolutions skills.
  • Exhibit work expectations of an employer in the design industry.
  • Identify and select the appropriate tools and equipment.
  • Demonstrate the proper and safe use of tools and equipment.
  • Practice care and maintenance of equipment.
  • Identify a variety of fabrics through tactile activities.
  • Compare and contrast natural and synthetic fabrics.
  • Recognize types of fabric construction.
  • Identify fabrics appropriate for various purposes.
  • Identify roles and responsibilities of members and professional service organizations, including career and technical student organizations.
  • Identify and explain the purpose of sewing machine parts.
  • Demonstrate math skills as they relate to sewing.
  • Demonstrate the threading of the sewing machine.
  • Demonstrate straight stitching.
  • Identify and demonstrate various stitches.
  • Interpret written instructions and construct a basic sewing project.
  • Identify technology utilized in the design field.
  • Analyze technology trends impacting the design industry.
  • Utilize technology to construct a sewing project.
  • Explain the impact of trends and social climate on fashion styles.
  • Identify appropriate clothing styles for various events.
  • Identify factors that impact clothing costs.
  • Demonstrate the procedure for recording accurate body measurements.
  • Analyze proper fit.
  • Select materials and supplies for fashion projects.
  • Calculate the costs of a given fashion project.
  • Interpret written directions for constructing a fashion project.
  • Apply math skills and construct a fashion project.
  • Identify steps of the decision-making process.
  • Describe the difference between a need and a want.
  • Explain how values and goals affect decisions.
  • Identify and utilize the planning process.
  • Develop a personal-growth project.
  • Explain the impact of political and social climates on decorating styles.
  • Define green design.
  • Research eco-friendly design products.
  • Examine the positive and negative impact that a design product has on the environment.
  • Redesign an item into another useful product.
  • Identify the characteristics of furnishing styles.
  • Identify factors that impact furnishing choices.
  • Apply the principles and elements of the design in selecting an interior design project.
  • Interpret written directions for assembling/constructing an interior design project.
  • Apply math skills and construct an interior design project.
  • Apply the principles and elements of design in selecting an interior design project.
  • Work cooperatively as a group member to achieve organizational goals.
  • Demonstrate leadership roles and organizational responsibilities.
  • Identify personal talents and abilities that can contribute to self-esteem and success in the workplace.
  • Practice employability skills.
  • Practice a positive work ethic and identify negative work ethics.
  • Research and present information on a design career, including roles and responsibilities, employment opportunities, and requirements for education and training.
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Lesson Scheduling

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K12 Scope & Sequence documents for each course include:

  • Course Overview (as seen above)
  • Course Outline
  • Lesson Time and Scheduling