Fashion Design

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Fashion Design
Associate of Science
Published June 1, 2016

Student Learning Outcomes

Program Objectives

  • Understand the influence of multiculturalism and historic costume to gain historical knowledge of past fashion trends
  • Understand regional demographics, consumer target markets and mass globalization to produce for specific clientele
  • Identify fabrics and textile fibers for selected end use
  • Analyze fashion concepts and design cycles to forecast future trends
  • Apply traditional sketching and computer techniques to produce fashion illustrations and technical specification packages
  • Employ skills in sewing techniques and garment construction
  • Demonstrate table and computer-aided pattern drafting and draping techniques to produce final patterns
  • Interact with industry professionals as guest lecturers or critics to associate industry knowledge with collection evaluation
  • Apply technical skills and production knowledge to create a final collection
  • Integrate technical and research skills in an industry-related internship
  • Prepare for entry-level careers in apparel design and manufacturing

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Program Courses


FD0015PF Portfolio Foundations Fashion Design
FD10210 Introduction to Apparel Design
FD10412 Clothing Construction I
FD10422 Patternmaking I
FD20512 Fashion Design Sketch I
FD20522 Clothing Construction II
FD20532 Patternmaking II
FD20612 Fashion Design Sketch II
FD20622 Draping
FD20633 Computer Patternmaking
FD20642 Portfolio Preparation
FD20660 Technical Drawing I
FD20722 Collection Development
FD20740 Computer Production Systems
FS10111 Fashion History I
FS10112 Survey of Fashion Industry
FS10212 Textiles and Fabrics
FS10322 Introduction to Manufacturing
GR10110 Fundamentals of Drawing
GR10130 Color Theory
IN20712FD Internship I


GE10110 English Composition I
GE10120 Art History: Prehistoric to Mannerist
GE10210 English Composition II
GE10220 College Math
GE10230 Art History: Baroque to Contemporary
GE10320 Effective Speaking
GE20510 Ethics
GE20540 United States History: Early Period
LS10110 Computer Science

Total credits needed to graduate: 90

Program Electives

General Education Elective List (Select 1):

GE10130 History of Photography
GE10310 World Literature
GE10330 American Government
GE10410 Introduction to Psychology
GE10430 Environmental Science
GE20530 Sociology
GE20550 United States History: 20th Century
GE20560 Western Civilization: Ancient to Renaissance
GE20570 Western Civilization: Reformation to WWII
GE20610 Theatre Appreciation
GE20810 History of Film
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Note: The Art Institute of Philadelphia 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.