Campus: Santo Domingo
|Integrated Seminar I||2|
|Integrated Studio I||2|
|Oral and written expression I||2|
|Art & Fashion History||2|
|Profile of the Fashion Industry||2|
|Fashion Marketing I||2|
|Image I (Digital)||2|
|Fashion Marketing II||2|
|Image II (Digital)||2|
|Image II (Digital)||2|
|Fashion Public Relations||2|
|Sociology of Fashion||2|
|Fashion Journalism I||2|
|Fashion Journalism II||2|
|Fashion Communications I||2|
|Visual Merchandising & Product Retail I ||2|
|Fashion Communication II||2|
|Visual Merchandising & Product Retail II||2|
Students explore a range of visual and analytic skills while working on collaborative and multidisciplinary projects. How do we make sense of our ideas, the information we gather, our hunches and theories? And what can this investigation tell us about why we make certain decisions as creative thinkers? Students work independently and in teams to explore and research the construction of prototypes, and to understand the creative process. Classes incorporate knowledge gained in other first-year courses, and several times during the semester two classes will share concepts and assignments on various projects.
Introduction to Marketing
As part of a global learning experience that intertwines with many aspects related to the world of fashion, students are given an introduction to the fundamentals of marketing, helping them understand concepts and strategies that allow them to position and communicate their fashion projects efficiently; this process may help the consolidation and success of their creative work.
History of Fashion
This course emphasizes the importance of understanding how the evolution of fashion includes historical, cultural, social, and economic aspects; how today’s design processes include fashion evolution; and how all these aspects affect the professional market. These subjects are treated with the aim of deepening the impact and social obligation of designers through their creations.
This course presents students with some major moments in world history and the study of objects considered expressions of a particular place or time. Interrelationships will be constructed between societies and types of objects over time. The course structure is approximately chronological, beginning in prehistory and continuing until the dawn of industrialization. The focus will be on objects, works, and ordinary instruments of everyday life, as well as on extraordinary monuments of artistic skill and design. This exploration will deal with how and why the objects were made, by and for whom, how they were used, what they meant for the people who used them, and what social structures are embodied in them. The course serves as an introduction to artistic styles and visual analysis. Classes are developed through discussion, assignments, research, and projects.
How are meaning and communication constructed through visual images? In this course, students use methods of digital-image projection to explore the conceptual, aesthetic, and formal qualities that inform the way ideas and impressions are expressed in two dimensions. Students explore visual organization, figurative and abstract forms, and engagement through drawing from observation, photography, creation of digital images, and integration of a variety of mediums of communication. The tools and methods students can acquire in this course provide an introductory platform they can utilize in the higher-level courses in their chosen discipline. Sections of this class may explore the following topics in relation to the construction of identity, form, function, and meaning: language, objects, places, and people.
The selected courses have as their aim to complement and consolidate the focuses of the area of fine arts and at the same time to offer new theoretical and practical tools that students may find useful in their professional development.
Brand Management: Marketing, Advertising and Promotion
Supply chain management
Customer Relations Management
Consumer / Buyer Behavior
Cool Hunting: Mega Trends
Editorial and Commercial Styling
Fashion Advisor / Buyer
Ethics and Sustainability
Admission to CHAVÓN requires high school graduation with a satisfactory grade-point average, the presentation of a portfolio,* and an interview. For detailed information about admissions procedures, click here.
*Applicants to the program in Fashion Marketing and Communications are not required to present a portfolio but must complete the CHAVÓN Challenge.
International students are a welcomed to the CHAVÓN community and significantly add to its rich, artistically and intellectually diverse dialogue and culture. If you live outside the Dominican Republic, we encourage you to apply or to contact us, as we will always be available to assist you in the application process and to answer questions regarding such things as dormitories or other living accommodations, travel arrangements, visas, or any other questions you may have.