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OPTION 2: FASHION DESIGN DEGREE - FASHION ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Program Overview

This 60 credit-hour program is designed to provide students with entry-level skills in apparel textile design, flat pattern design, draping, fashion illustrating and professional design room practices. Facilities will simulate the professional atmosphere of the fashion industry.

This sequenced degree plan is one of two options that students may pursue to earn the Fashion Design Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree. While there are multiple specializations, this particular degree can be awarded only once.

F = Fall only course S = Spring only course U = Summer only course

Program Requirements

F = Fall only course, S = Spring only course, U = Summer only course

FIRST SEMESTER:

Number Course Title Credits Category
ENG 101 3 AAS General Education

Description: Emphasizes the writing of expository prose. Introduction to the critical reading of nonfiction prose. IAI C1 900

Prerequisite: ENG 100 with a grade of C or better. Other placement options. ENG_Placement_Grid.pdf ESL students need one of the following options: ESL 073 and ESL 074 with grades of B or better; ESL 073 and ESL 086 with grades of B or better; ESL 073 and ESL 099 with grades of B or better; ESL 073 with required writing placement test score; or ESL 074 with required reading placement test score.

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

FAS 100 3 Program Requirement

Description: Introduces students to the use and care of industrial sewing equipment, notion and supplies. Presents instruction in basic sewing techniques and their application to garment construction.(NOTE: This course is intended for students with little or no sewing experience.)

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

FAS 101 3 Program Requirement

Description: Introduces basic industrial techniques of pattern making and draping. Variety of slopers (bodices, skirts, sleeves, etc.) developed. Accuracy and professional standards stressed. Pattern tested in muslin for fit.

Prerequisite: Prior or concurrent enrollment in FAS 100 with a grade of C or better.

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

FAS 107 3 Program Requirement

Description: Studies basic design and color principles in development of creative fabrics. General analysis and identification of fabrics and employment of various methods such as weaving, printing and dyeing.

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

FAS 112 3 Program Requirement

Description: Presents fashion merchandise through evaluation of fashion products. Develops awareness of construction, as well as workmanship and design elements, such as fabric, color, silhouette and taste.

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

SECOND SEMESTER:

Number Course Title Credits Category
FAS 102 3 Program Requirement

Description: Continues development of basic sloper set. Manipulates basic sloper set to create original design. Patterns tested in muslin for fit. Garment is constructed from corrected patterns.

Prerequisite: FAS 101 with a grade of C or better.

Corequisite: FAS 113

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

FAS 104  S   3 Program Requirement

Description: Develops patterns from basic sloper set. Actual construction of finished garments. Emphasis on styling, fit and professional finishing.

Prerequisite: FAS 102 with a grade of C or better.

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

FAS 110 + 3 Program Requirement

Description: Introduces the elements of design and color in historical perspective. Surveys historical periods of time focusing on costumes. Examines the influences of social, political and economic forces on fashion in these periods.

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

FAS 113 3 Program Requirement

Description: Focuses on application and mastery of basic sewing skills in pattern and fabric recognition and problem solving related to individual creative design. Emphasis on technology, technical accuracy and appropriate use of selected materials and supplies. (NOTE: This course is intended for students with basic sewing skill and machine proficiency.)

Prerequisite: FAS 100 with a grade of C or better or placement as demonstrated through Fashion Design Department testing. Contact program coordinator for additional information.

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

GRA 101 3 Program Requirement

Description: Provides students an overview of past, present and future graphic arts processes including graphic applications for design/layout, imaging, photography, prepress, print and finishing. Direction is provided on occupations in the Graphic Arts industry and the use of digital applications related to producing print materials. Provides a hands-on understanding of desktop publishing software through lab and lecture.

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

THIRD SEMESTER:

Number Course Title Credits Category
FAS 201  F   3 Program Requirement

Description: Continues advanced development of creative designs using draping and basic sloper set. Patterns tested in muslin for fit and accuracy.

Prerequisite: FAS 102 with a grade of C or better.

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

FAS 230  F   3 Program Requirement

Description: Focuses on the social, economic, political and psychological forces that influence fashion. Research, recognize, and analyze predictive lifestyle and business trends that affect retail merchandising and marketing decisions. Introduces methods of forecasting fashion trends. Communicates and presents the forecast through creation of industry-based presentation material using current digital software.

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

MGT 150 3 AAS General Education

Description: Introduces arithmetic as a tool of business. Topics include fractions, decimals and percentages, computations of interest, bank discounts, depreciation, commissions, compound interest, payrolls and taxes and graph and chart design. Students must score satisfactorily on a mathematics placement test prior to registering for this course.

Prerequisite: Placement options. Math_Placement_Grid.pdf

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

MGT 154 3 Program Requirement

Description: Investigates positives and negatives of entrepreneurship and the process of concept to new venture. Analyzes typical venture errors and focuses on strategic management. Evaluates business ownership and franchising, pricing strategies, financing, location selection and human capital management. Discovers personal leadership traits. Assesses the personal entrepreneurial mindset.

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

SPE 101 3 AAS General Education

Description: Theory and practice of oral communications. Development of poise, confidence and skill in speech organization and delivery. Emphasis on frequent speaking, development of standards of criticism and selection and organization of material. IAI C2 900

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 101 ENG_Placement_Grid.pdf

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

FOURTH SEMESTER:

Number Course Title Credits Category
FAS 208  S   3 Program Requirement

Description: Introduces student to the PAD Pattern CAD/CAM Design System. Students learn the general technical terminology and CAD tools to create and modify patterns.

Prerequisite: FAS104 with a grade of C or better.

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

FAS 225  S   3 Program Requirement

Description: Defines global sourcing and provides an understanding of why and how companies participate in it. Explains how and where manufactured goods or components will be procured. Teaches that in today’s global soft goods industry, sourcing has become a major competitive strategy for both manufacturers and retailers.

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

FAS 229  S   3 Program Requirement

Description: Introduces various techniques and methods to sell fashion. Helps to synthesize a number of skills such as critical and creative thinking, negotiating, teamwork, delegating and communication skills. Students will gain recognition and be responsible for team effort that is involved in the production of a fashion show.

Class Schedule:  Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

Humanities1 3 AAS General Education
Social and Behavioral Science1 3 AAS General Education

+ - This course meets the World Culture and Diversity graduation requirement.

1 - See full list of AAS General Education Electives.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this program will be able to:

  • apply appropriate terminology in construction, design, historical and technical areas.
  • demonstrate mastery of design principles and elements.
  • develop and execute illustrated designs in multiple techniques.
  • execute design development in multiple fabrics and styles.
  • apply both drafting and draping techniques in garment design.
  • complete garment details with appropriate construction techniques.
  • develop basic patterns using computer-aided design.
  • demonstrate knowledge of fashion's response to cultural,scientific and technological advances.
  • locate the resources necessary to determine current trends in color, silhouette and fabrics.
  • demonstrate ability to work independently and/or as a member of a diverse team.
Last Updated: 11/6/19