Fashion Design

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Fashion Design
Bachelor of Science
Published June 1, 2016

Student Learning Outcomes

Program Objectives

  • Design: Graduates integrate the art of fashion design with the knowledge of materials and apparel production.
  • Production Skills: Graduates integrate textile knowledge and process skills in the production of garments from concept development to finished product
  • Technology: Graduates effectively employ industry software and equipment to design and produce garments and produce garment technical packages.
  • Context and Critical Thinking: Graduates evaluate interconnections of historical perspectives, global events, forecasting, design, and color to create products relevant to fashion industry business trends.
  • Professionalism: Graduates exemplify professional standards, ethics, and business concepts.
  • Communication: Graduates display the ability to professionally communicate their ideas visually and verbally.

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Program Courses

Program Courses

FADA101 Elements of Garment Construction
FADA102 Fashion Illustration
FADA103 Textile Fundamentals
FADA108 Textile 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 & 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 & Technical Design
FADA313 Computer Production Systems
FADA322 Senior Collection Concept
FADA332 Surface Design
FADA402 Digital Textile Design
FADA403 Senior Collection Technical
FADA406 Internship -or- Program Elective III
FADA409 Portfolio I
FADA413 Senior Collection Production
FADA419 Portfolio II
FMMA103 Survey of Manufacturing & Product Development
FNDA105 Design Fundamentals
FNDA110 Observational Drawing
FNDA150 Digital Color Theory
GWDA101 Applications & Industry
GWDA103 Digital Illustration

General Education Courses

ART1000 Introduction to the Visual Arts
COM1010 Introduction to Communications
COM3010 Advanced Communication
ENG1010 Composition and Language
MTH1010 College Math

General Education Electives

Ten General Education Elective Courses

Program Electives
Choose two Program Electives from:

ADVA201 Fundamentals of Marketing
ADVA204 Consumer Behavior & Persuasive Sales Techniques
ADVA307 Brand Strategy
ADVA328 Public Relations
ADVA348 Leadership & Organizational Behavior
CC478 Special Projects
FMMA202 3D Visual Merchandising I
FMMA203 Event & Fashion Show Production
FMMA302 Global Marketing
FMMA308 Fashion Business Law
FMMA312 Fundamentals of Fashion Styling
FRM334 Special Topics in Fashion and Retail Management
FRM335 Merchandising Menswear
INDT237 Jewelry
PHOA101 Principles of Photography

Total credits required for graduation: 180

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Note: The Art Institute of Pittsburgh 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.