Fashion Design

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Fashion Design
Bachelor of Arts
Published June 1, 2016

Student Learning Outcomes

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  • Demonstrate the ability to analyze and apply appropriate patternmaking techniques and construction methodology utilizing industry standard technology.
  • Translate a design from two dimensions to three dimensions and apply the design elements to ensure the aesthetic of the design is appropriate for the target market.
  • Articulate and evaluate a garment for quality, including fit and functionality as they relate to design aesthetics.
  • Apply textile knowledge to appropriate end use and define current regulations and laws, ethical business practices, and global diversity influences that apply to the textile and apparel industry.
  • Demonstrate competency in industry standard software and the ability to apply these standards to the manufacturing process.
  • Identify resources including library, internet, trade journals, and trend reports to research and develop a clothing line.

Program Courses

AR101 Fundamentals of Drawing
AR111 Fundamentals of Design
AR181 Color Theory
CG131 Image Manipulation
COM201 Effective Speaking**
ENG100 English I**
ENG200 English II**
FA107 Art History**
FD120 Fundamentals of Construction
FD125 Fashion Illustration
FD201 Draping
FD203 Fit Analysis
FD211 Advanced Sewing Techniques
FD220 Fundamentals of Patternmaking
FD221 Applied Textiles
FD222 Intermediate Construction
FD223 Intermediate Patternmaking
FD224 Advanced Construction
FD225 Advanced Fashion Illustration
FD228 Technical Drawing
FD230 Specialized Patternmaking
FD236 Surface Design
FD301 Computerized Patternmaking
FD303 Advanced Concept Development
FD305 Research and Sourcing Fundamentals
FD312 Concept Development
FD313 Design Studio Menswear
FD314 Design Studio Women’s Wear
FD322 Computer Production Systems
FD326 Technical Design
FD336 Digital Textile Design
FD360 Product Development
FD404 Senior Collection Concept
FD406 Senior Collection Technical
FD408 Senior Collection Production
FD418 Applied Product Development
FD426 Portfolio Preparation
FD450 Portfolio
FM100 Survey of the Fashion Industry
FM111 Trends and Concepts in Apparel
FM114 Costume History
FM124 Costume History II
FM211 Textiles
GE490 General Education Capstone
HUM101 Critical Thinking
HUM102 Philosophy and Ethics
MAT104 College Algebra
PD201 Fundamentals of Business

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective** 4
Social/Behavioral Science Elective** 4
Science Elective** 4
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective or Social/Behavioral Science Elective**4
Math Elective** 4
English/Communications Elective** 4


Sub Total Credits 174

Program Electives

AD211 Fundamentals of Advertising
MW125 Fundamentals of Marketing
FM334 Professional Selling
FM221 Marketing Development or
AD341 Brand Strategy and Marketing
Selected Course Credit 3

AD211 Fundamentals of Advertising
MW125 Fundamentals of Marketing or
FM334 Professional Selling
EX400 Externship
Selected Course Credit 3

Total Quarter Credits 180

Program Electives

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