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Fashion Design and Production

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Core Courses

 

 

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ARTS101

ARTS101 - Studio Drawing I

This course introduces students to a variety of drawing tools and media. Drawing from life, line, tonality, illusional space, and perspective are explored. Creativity and individual expression are stressed.

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Studio Drawing I
3
ARTS126

ARTS126 - Principles of Design & Color

This course is an introduction to the theories and concepts of design and color with an emphasis on developing an awareness and sensitivity to art as an integral part of one’s life and as a way to complement one’s aesthetic needs. This is a lecture/discussion/critique course with visual material, critical essays, individual expression, and museum/gallery trips. NOTE: First year Graphic Design majors should seek out the majors-only section when enrollling.

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Principles of Design & Color
3
FASD103

FASD103 - Clothing Construction I

Introducing techniques needed by the designer, the focus of this course is on developing basic skills applied to garment construction. Concentrating on industry techniques using woven fabrics, students gain insight into the components of a quality product.

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Clothing Construction I
3
FASD104

FASD104 - Clothing Construction II

This course expands student competencies to include the assembly of more complex garments, including the use of knits. Industry methods of construction and production are emphasized to facilitate independent analysis of the apparel assembly process. Prerequisite: FASD 103 or permission of Department Chair.

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Clothing Construction II
3
FASD105

FASD105 - Pattern Generation I

Introducing skills for fashion design development, students develop an aptitude for mechanical drawing and pattern generation through draping and drafting flat patterns. Students explore and express design ideas through two- and three-dimensional methods of developing and adapting the original basic patterns that are also referred to as slopers. The course is structured as a series of lectures, demonstrations, and exercises, including the completion of several hands-on projects.

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Pattern Generation I
3
FASD106

FASD106 - Pattern Generation II

In this course, slopers for knits and wovens are developed, analyzed, and utilized to produce apparel designs. Emphasis is placed on the various development, fitting, and assembly techniques required for work with both two-way and four-way stretch fabrics. Prerequisite: FASD 105.

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Pattern Generation II
3
FASD201

FASD201 - Flat Pattern Design I

This course emphasizes industry methods of producing patterns from basic slopers. Students learn to achieve different silhouettes and produce style variations. Dart manipulation is introduced to the student as a means of developing original design ideas. Collars and sleeves are examined, and components of good fit are explored. This course is structured as a series of demonstrations and exercises and includes developing an original design from conception to fashion fabric. Prerequisite: FASD 106 .

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Flat Pattern Design I
3
FASD202

FASD202 - Flat Pattern Design II

In this course, advanced design development methods related to pattern drafting of tailored jackets and pants are explored. Students study grading as a means of creating a variety of sizes. An original design is developed fostering creative and technical competency. Prerequisite: FASD 202

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Flat Pattern Design II
3
FASD205

FASD205 - Digital Design for Apparel

This course introduces students to software that is used prominently in the apparel design and production industry. Projects include enhancing fashion illustrations, technical drawing, textile design and colorization, and editing and integrating photographic images. Skills developed in this course are necessary for communicating design ideas and lay the foundation for industry-specific software covered later in the curriculum.

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Digital Design for Apparel
3
FASD215

FASD215 - Fashion Illustration

Emphasizing techniques essential to creating two-dimensional fashion design renderings, this course develops skills related to drawing the fashion figure, illustrating original design ideas through various media, rendering textiles and developing technical drawings. The elements and principles of design are applied to fashion illustration through exercises that explore the various components of apparel development: study of human anatomy, garment details, fabrics, textures, etc. Prerequisites: ARTS 101 or ARTS 126.

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Fashion Illustration
3
FASD220

FASD220 - Fashion Design Concepts

In this course, fashion design ability is developed by exploring students’ creativity. An understanding of fashion design as a three-dimensional art form is cultivated in order to gain knowledge of various styles and details which are utilized to design garments for various markets. Students develop a critical eye based on aesthetic and market-related evaluation principles. Prerequisites: FASD 106, FASD 215 and FASH 210.

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Fashion Design Concepts
3
FASD301

FASD301 - Professional Presentation Methods

This course develops industry-based visual presentation methods, such as advanced hand illustration techniques and cutting edge, 3D technology. Outcomes of the course include both hand-held and technological portfolios, creating a key component to successful employment in the fashion industry. Resume, cover letter and interviewing skills are developed in preparation for internship. Prerequisites: FASD 205, FASD 220.

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Professional Presentation Methods
3
FASD330

FASD330 - Accessories Design

This course explores the accessories market while fostering creativity and advanced drafting and construction skills. The history of accessories is discussed. Various areas of inquiry are explored for prototype development, such as millinery, handbags, glove making, etc. Prerequisites: FASD 202, FASD 220.

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Accessories Design
3
FASD331

FASD331 - Drafting for Diverse Markets

Specialized areas such as couture, children’s and men’s wear are explored in this course, providing students expanded design experience. Student research projects results in visual and oral presentations related to various inspirational sources and markets. Garments are designed, developed, evaluated, and constructed. Prerequisite: FASD 202.

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Drafting for Diverse Markets
3
FASD340

FASD340 - Draping

This course integrates basic and advanced methods of draping. Students learn how to use this three- dimensional technique to develop flat patterns. Costume design and reproduction is introduced, and a couture garment is created using vintage techniques. Experimental free drape fosters creativity. Extensive research is a core component of this writing intensive course. Prerequisite: FASD 202.

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Draping
3
FASD350

FASD350 - Tailoring

Traditional and contemporary methods of tailoring are studied in this course, with emphasis placed on the pressing, molding, and shaping of fabrics. Assembly of a lined, tailored jacket builds technical expertise. Prerequisite: FASD 104.

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Tailoring
3
FASD409

FASD409 - Senior Thesis Development

This studio course simulates an industry experience. Students are required to develop a collection of completed ensembles that will be finished in FASD 410 (Senior Thesis Production). Each student refines his or her distinct design style and develops a personal brand. Design development through trend analysis, fabric sourcing, pattern drafting and/or draping, and apparel construction, in conjunction with writing, critical thinking, independent time management and visual communication complete this capstone experience. Prerequisites: FASD 331, Senior standing. Corequisite FASD 465.

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Senior Thesis Development
3
FASD410

FASD410 - Senior Thesis Production

This course continues the industry-based design development process. The student finalizes a collection that is reviewed by peers, faculty and industry professionals. Each designer plans and executes a segment in the spring fashion show featuring his or her collection, and updates his or her portfolio to be interview-ready. Prerequisite: FASD 409. Corequisite: FASD 466.

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Senior Thesis Production
3
FASD415

FASD415 - Fashion Design Internship

Internships offer design students the practical training and working knowledge necessary for their development as practicing professionals while reflecting on their expereinces in an academic matter. Internships are designed to merge theory with practice. Comprised of a 150 hour commitment, the internship is recommended to be completed in the junior year of study. The course instructor will monitor the experience with feedback from the site supervisor. Students are required to complete a journal that is comprised of a list of goals and objectives, and reflective writing. Prerequisites: FASD 201 and department Chair approval if completing abroad.

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Fashion Design Internship
4
FASD465

FASD465 - Cad I- Lectra

This course focuses on the use of technology in the apparel industry examining its role in the global apparel complex. Students apply their hands-on technical skills to state-of-the-art industry programs. Using the LECTRA system of software, students will digitize, manipulate, grade, and nest patterns on MODARIS, learn to create markers on DIAMINO and plot using JUSTPRINT and ALYS applications. Prerequisites: FASD 331, Senior standing. Corequisite: FASD 409.

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Cad I- Lectra
3
FASD466

FASD466 - Cad II- Lectra

Using patterns generated in FASD 465, garments are brought into the arena of mass manufacturing. Comprehensive specification packages are created by using LECTRA KALEDO. The cutting-edge technology of MODARIS 3D modeling is introduced. Students also learn how to integrate their understanding of technology into a professional working portfolio. Prerequisite: FASD 465. Corequisite: FASD 410.

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Cad II- Lectra
3
FASH200

FASH200 - Fashion History

This course covers the evolution of fashion from the time of early civilization to the mid-nineteenth century. Students learn how to identify various characteristics of clothing by studying both the social and psychological aspects of western culture. An understanding of fashion trends in relationship to art, architecture, and human behavior throughout history, and the various social implications clothing has on a given society are also explored. Upon completion of this course, students should be able to interpret fashion as a cultural language with identifiable characteristics. This is a writing intensive course. Prerequisites: ENG 102, or permission of instructor.

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Fashion History
3
FASH210

FASH210 - Textiles

This course introduces the study of textiles through exploration of the production of fibers and methods of creating fabrics. Students learn to identify fiber content, properties and various types of weaving and knitting applications. Other topics include the study of fiber characteristics, quality and care of fabric finishes, and a practical assessment of fabrics in realtionship to particular end uses.

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Textiles
3
FASH303

FASH303 - History of 20th Century Fashion

This course examines fashion from mid-nineteenth century to present day, exploring notable creators and addressing the aesthetic, economic, social, and political forces that impact the development of styles. Discussions and research focus predominantly on American and European culture, but endeavor to include a global perspective, taking into account issues of ethnicity, class, and sexuality. This course also includes first-hand examination of garments as part of an approach to develop critical thinking and “seeing.” Students utilize these observations to understand fashion as an art form, a commodity, and a symbol of cultural and personal identity. Prerequisites: ENG 102 and FASH 101 or permission of instructor.

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History of 20th Century Fashion
3
FASH309

FASH309 - Apparel Product Development

Exploring the global product development matrix, students in this course work together in teams to explore the product lifecycle in terms of sourcing and production. Class sessions combine cases with hands-on exercises to reinforce key concepts. Topics include planning time-and-action calendars, specification and technical package development, sizing, quality control, and evaluation of the global production environment. Prerequisite: FASH 211, or FASD 220, or FASH 218.

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Apparel Product Development
3
MATH107

MATH107 - College Geometry

This course is an introduction to the essentials of Euclidean geometry. Topics covered include: reasoning in mathematics, the relationship between algebra and geometry, analytic geometry, proofs and constructive triangles, circles, quadrilaterals, polygons, surfaces and solids, and historical notes about famous geometricians. Prerequisite: MATH 103 with a grade of C or better or demonstrated competency through placement testing.

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College Geometry
3
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ARTH103

ARTH103 - Art History I

This course presents a survey of artistic styles from the prehistoric period through the art of the early Renaissance. Periods included are Egyptian, Aegean, Greek, Roman and Etruscan art, and the art of the Middle Ages. Films and slides are used in the presentation of works of art from the fields of architecture, sculpture, and painting.

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Art History I
3
ARTH104

ARTH104 - Art History II

This course presents a study of works of art from the High Renaissance and the Mannerist periods, the Renaissance in the North, the Baroque period, and the Modern Age. Slides and films are used in this presentation of works of art from the fields of architecture, sculpture, and painting.

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Art History II
3

Areas of Inquiry Courses:  Historical 1, Moral Ethical 1, Multicultural 1, Psychological and Societal 1, Scientific 1

Arts and Sciences Electives: 29 credits
This requirement may be fulfilled by any combination of Anthropology, Art History, Biology, Chemistry, Criminal Justice, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, Foreign Language, Geography, History, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Science, or Sociology courses.
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General Education Core Requirements and remaining Unrestricted Electives: 29 credits

Minimum credits required for graduation: 120

Courses listed below fulfill Area of Inquiry requirements:

Aesthetic
ARTH 103 or 104: Art History I or Art History II
Quantitative
Math 107: Geometry