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If you've been wondering what a typical class in fashion design and food science is like, here's a quick peek.

Apparel Design & Merchandising (ADM) students learn and practice their craft in the drafting/ sewing room (some call it "studio" as well).

Here, some third-year students are learning how to draft patterns for a jacket. They start out by experimenting with and drafting paper patterns, they then use the patterns to cut and finally sew the garments. The lecturer is there to guide them through this process.

ADM students start using the studio from their first year onwards for sewing and production lessons. Students sometimes spend up to three to four sessions in the studio each week. Each session lasts three hours. The studio space is set up with wide tables for drafting and cutting; there are also sewing machines and dress forms (the "mannequins") in the studio for the students to use.

In this big room called a Food Processing Laboratory, Applied Food Science & Nutrition students learn the scientific way to mass produce yummy food.

They get to experiment and learn how to develop food such as ice-cream, bread and noodle. Lab sessions are very much like those in secondary schools. First-year students start with basics in the lab.

A typical three-hour lesson would have the lecturer showing the class of about 25 students how to use a piece of equipment, such as the ice-cream machine.

After that, students break up into smaller groups to try out the equipment, perhaps with a similar recipe. They are then required to write a simple report on what they have learnt. by the time students are in their third year, they could be spending up to half their time there on their final-year projects (e.g developing multi-coloured noodle using natural ingredients such as curry powder).

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