Fashion Design

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Fashion Design
Associate of Applied Science
Published June 1, 2016

Student Learning Outcomes

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  • Basic Skills - Demonstrate knowledge of apparel production processes from concept development through finished product
  • Process Skills - Demonstrate advanced skills in construction, draping, fitting, and patternmaking as well as in specialty textile design, and product and concept development
  • Technology and Production - Demonstrate the ability to use industry software to create, grade, and mark patterns; use software to develop specification sheets; and develop advanced knowledge of technical sketching and computer design
  • Communication - Explain connections between world events and design, color, and forecasting trends in the apparel industry, and apply current events to business trends
  • Professional Practice - Demonstrate ability to apply professional standards and business concepts related to apparel design, including the ability to work collaboratively and to present and articulate concepts

Program Courses

Total Credit Hours: 90
Program-Specific Credits: 66


FADA101 Elements of Garment Construction
FADA102 Fashion Illustration
FADA103 Textile Fundamentals
FADA111 Survey of the Fashion Industry
FADA113 Fundamentals of Patternmaking
FADA121 Fundamentals of Construction
FADA131 Intermediate Construction
FADA201 Advanced Construction
FADA202 Technical Drawing
FADA203 Intermediate Patternmaking
FADA208 Trends and Forecasting
FADA213 Advanced Patternmaking
FADA217 Modern History of Fashion
FADA222 Collections
FADA223 Computer Patternmaking
FADA233 Draping
FADA409 Portfolio I
FND105 Design Fundamentals
FND110 Observational Drawing
FND135 Image Manipulation
FND150 Digital Color Theory
GWDA103 Digital Illustration

General Education Credits: 24

MAT100 College Mathematics
COM101 Oral Communications
PSY101 Psychology
HUM101 Introduction to Humanities

Program Electives

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Note: The Art Institute of Charlotte (a campus of South University) reserves the right to alter the sequencing of classes. Some courses are offered on a rotating basis. Students should consult their Academic Advisors and/or Department Chair when creating their course schedules to ensure they are following the recommended sequence. Students must meet all co/prerequisites for courses.