Course Listing

Fashion Design
Bachelor of Fine Arts
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 - Graduates will 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: 180
Program-Specific Credits: 132


FADA101 Elements of Garment Construction
FADA102 Fashion Illustration
FADA103 Textile Fundamentals
FADA108 Textiles Applications
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
FADA207 Early History of Fashion
FADA208 Trends and Forecasting
FADA212 Advanced Fashion Illustration
FADA213 Advanced Patternmaking
FADA217 Modern History of Fashion
FADA223 Computer Patternmaking
FADA233 Draping
FADA243 Specialized Sewing Techniques
FADA302 Fit Analysis
FADA303 Advanced Computer Patternmaking
FADA308 Fundamentals of Business
FADA312 Sourcing and Technical Design
FADA313 Computer Production Systems
FADA322 Senior Collection Concept
FADA332 Surface Design
FADA402 Digital Textile Design
FADA403 Senior Collection Technical
FADA413 Senior Collection Production
FADA406 Internship or Fashion-Related Elective
FADA409 Portfolio I
FADA419 Portfolio II
FMMA103 Survey of Manufacturing and Product Development
FND105 Design Fundamentals
FND110 Observational Drawing
FND135 Image Manipulation
FND150 Digital Color Theory
GWDA103 Digital Illustration

General Education Credits: 48

MAT100 College Mathematics
COM101 Oral Communications
PSY101 Psychology
HUM101 Introduction to Humanities
ENG104 Composition
GE2024 Art History I
GE2084 Writing II
GE3004 Art History II
GE3014 Perspectives in Global Economics
GE3024 Environmental Science

Program Electives

Fashion Design Studio Electives: Select Two

All BFA Fashion Design students should meet with Academic Director/Program Coordinator for selection of Design Studio Electives based on students’ area of interest.

Fashion-Related Electives: Select Four

FMMA312 Fundamentals of Fashion Styling
FMMA201 Merchandising Math
ADVA201 Fundamentals of Marketing
FMMA202 3D Visual Merchandising I
FMMA203 Event and Fashion Show Production
GWDA204 Introduction to Writing for Interactive Media
Courses from other degree programs may be selected, subject to Academic Director/Program Coordinator approval, upon request.

* Minimum of 88 internship hours for the quarter

** All Fashion Design Bachelor of Fine Arts degree students must complete two (2) Design Studio courses in order to graduate. Not all courses will be offered every quarter.

General Education Electives:
Humanities/Fine Arts Electives: (Select 1)


ENG307 Twentieth Century Poetry
ENG310 Topics in American Literature
ENG311 Topics in British Literature
ENG312 Women in Literature
GE2024 Art History I
GE3004 Art History II
GE3034 Transformations & Adaptations
GE3054 Myths & Mythology
GE3084 Creative Writing
GE3114 Film Appreciation
GE4014 Survey of World Religions
GE4024 Western Civilization
GE4044 Southern Fiction
GE4064 Spanish

Social/Behavioral Sciences Electives: (Select 1)

SOC101 Sociology
GE2054 Social Psychology
GE3014 Perspectives in Global Economics
GE3074 Principles of American Politics

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Note: The Art Institute of Dallas (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.