Accessory Design

Courses

100 Level

  • ACCE 110 Sewing Technology for Accessory Design
     

    ACCE 110

    Sewing Technology for Accessory Design
    This course introduces students to machinery used in the accessory design program. Students also are introduced to decorative ornamentation techniques while applying these techniques to accessory design. Basic patternmaking skills are taught and provide the foundation for future courses in accessory design.
  • ACCE 120 Materials and Processes for Accessory Design
     

    ACCE 120

    Materials and Processes for Accessory Design
    This course introduces students to core materials used in the implementation of accessory design products. By exploring the qualities and properties of traditional materials, students learn the basics of traditional and nontraditional materials. Students explore a variety of techniques related to accessory design with leather, from tanning to production. This course also explores alternative materials used in accessory products such as rubber, synthetics, woods and metals, as well as cements. This course requires studio experimentation culminating in a project that explores materials and processes. Prerequisite(s): ACCE 110.
  • ACCE 150 Patternmaking for Accessory Design
     

    ACCE 150

    Patternmaking for Accessory Design
    This studio course introduces hand patternmaking techniques that prepare students for realizing advanced studio-based designs within the accessory design major. Students learn to create patterns for basic and intermediate handbag and shoe styles. Basic anatomy of the human foot and hand is also covered. Prerequisite(s): ACCE 120.

200 Level

  • ACCE 203 Sketching and Rendering for Accessory Design
     

    ACCE 203

    Sketching and Rendering for Accessory Design
    This course introduces students to the 2-D concepts of accessory design. Students learn sketching, technical drawing skills and rendering as applicable to the accessory design industry. Students develop course portfolios consisting of handbags, footwear, belts, millinery styles, gloves and small leather goods. Prerequisite(s): DRAW 200 or DRAW 230.
  • ACCE 205 Introduction to Fashion Accessory Design
     

    ACCE 205

    Introduction to Fashion Accessory Design
    This course presents an overview of personal and historical antecedents of the visual forms familiar in the contemporary fashion market. Students discuss and analyze the forms within a contemporary, user-centered context and apply various design methodologies and tools in realizing studio projects. Prerequisite(s): ACCE 203 or FASH 110 or FIBR 101 or IDUS 213 or MTJW 102.

300 Level

  • ACCE 300 Computer-aided Design for Accessory Design
     

    ACCE 300

    Computer-aided Design for Accessory Design
    This course provides the opportunity for students to integrate their accessory design development with computer-aided systems. The emphasis is on innovation and concept design exploration enhanced by computer applications. Prerequisite(s): ACCE 120, ACCE 203, CMPA 100 or CMPA 110.
  • ACCE 320 Accessory Design Industry
     

    ACCE 320

    Accessory Design Industry
    This lecture course encompasses all aspects of the accessory design industry. Students are expected to analyze the industry from conception of product through production planning and engage in marketing and sales strategies for accessory design products. Prerequisite(s): ACCE 205.
  • ACCE 330 Handbag Construction Techniques
     

    ACCE 330

    Handbag Construction Techniques
    This studio course introduces students to techniques and construction methods for different types of handbag styles. Methodologies specific to handbag production are the focus of studio sessions, utilizing standard practices and materials. Each studio project culminates in the realization of handbag products in which the quality of leather-working technique is emphasized. Prerequisite(s): ACCE 110, ACCE 205.
  • ACCE 362 Handbag Design I: Introduction to Design and Construction
     

    ACCE 362

    Handbag Design I: Introduction to Design and Construction
    This course explores the dynamics and principles of handbag design. By understanding historically relevant models, students interpret the design of these accessories within a contemporary context. Sketching, rendering, model-making and concept presentation are stressed and precede finished prototypes. Prerequisite(s): ACCE 120, ACCE 205.
  • ACCE 364 Footwear Design I: Introduction to Design and Construction
     

    ACCE 364

    Footwear Design I: Introduction to Design and Construction
    This course provides an opportunity for students to focus on developing conceptual footwear designs using a variety of material resources. It also provides an opportunity to work in an interdisciplinary environment with students from a range of majors. Prerequisite(s): ACCE 120, ACCE 205.
  • ACCE 366 Belt Design
     

    ACCE 366

    Belt Design
    This course explores the dynamics and principles of belt design. By understanding historically relevant models, students interpret the design of these accessories within a contemporary context. Patternmaking, technical sketching, rendering and concept presentation are stressed and precede finished prototypes. Prerequisite(s): ACCE 110 and ACCE 362 or ACCE 364.
  • ACCE 370 Small Leather Goods Design
     

    ACCE 370

    Small Leather Goods Design
    Students explore small leather goods products in a studio environment. The course culminates in the creation of an original capsule collection that focuses on innovation within this facet of the accessory design industry. Conceptual presentation and patternmaking are stressed, culminating in production and realization of final accessory prototypes. Prerequisite(s): ACCE 362, ACCE 364.
  • ACCE 372 Handbag Design II: Advanced Patternmaking and Design Technique
     

    ACCE 372

    Handbag Design II: Advanced Patternmaking and Design Technique
    This course explores the dynamics and principles of advanced handbag design. By understanding historically relevant models, students interpret the design of these accessories within a contemporary context. Patternmaking, technical sketching, rendering and concept presentation are stressed and precede finished prototypes. Prerequisite(s): ACCE 362.
  • ACCE 374 Footwear Design II: Advanced Patternmaking and Design Technique
     

    ACCE 374

    Footwear Design II: Advanced Patternmaking and Design Technique
    This course explores the dynamics and principles of advanced footwear design. By understanding historically relevant models, students interpret the design of these accessories within a contemporary context. Patternmaking, technical sketching, rendering and concept presentation are stressed and precede finished prototypes. Prerequisite(s): ACCE 364.

400 Level

  • ACCE 415 Senior Collection I: Research and Design Development
     

    ACCE 415

    Senior Collection I: Research and Design Development
    This is the first in a three-quarter sequence of courses in which the student focuses on conceptualizing an original 2-D collection specializing in accessory design. With a focus on line-building in accessory design, students explore identifying customer profiles, researching major areas of specialization, sources of inspiration and fabrication selection. Students develop portfolio-ready technical sketches, illustrations, flats, storyboards, color storyboards and fabric swatches in preparation for the Senior Collection II course. Prerequisite(s): ACCE 372, ACCE 374.
  • ACCE 420 Senior Collection II: 3-D Prototype and Development
     

    ACCE 420

    Senior Collection II: 3-D Prototype and Development
    This is the second in a three-quarter sequence of courses in which the student focuses on conceptualizing an original 2-D collection specializing in accessory design. Students in this course develop skills necessary to create advanced sample accessories. Emphasis is placed on the production of the first sample prototype through the application of advanced patternmaking techniques. Presentations of final prototypes are critiqued prior to the development of final accessories. Prerequisite(s): ACCE 415.
  • ACCE 430 Senior Collection III: Final Collection
     

    ACCE 430

    Senior Collection III: Final Collection
    This is the final in a three-quarter sequence of courses in which the student focuses on conceptualizing an original 2-D collection specializing in accessory design. Advanced accessory design students have the opportunity to produce a senior collection of distinctive fashion accessories. Industry-standard construction techniques are applied in the execution of the student’s final collection. Portfolio-quality presentation boards support the collection. Prerequisite(s): ACCE 420.
  • ACCE 495 Special Topics in Accessory Design
     

    ACCE 495

    Special Topics in Accessory Design
    This course provides an opportunity for students to focus on particular issues in the field or to study advanced techniques and processes. Faculty, course content and prerequisites vary each time the course is offered. The course may include lectures, discussions, individual projects and critiques, depending on the nature of the topic.

500 Level

  • ACCE 501 Accessory Design and Development
     

    ACCE 501

    Accessory Design and Development
    This course introduces students to the working relationship between materials, design and 3-D products. It is intended to give incoming accessory design students an opportunity to assess and improve their technical ability in both 2-D and 3-D design.  

700 Level

  • ACCE 711 Methodologies in Accessory Design
     

    ACCE 711

    Methodologies in Accessory Design
    This course is designed to evaluate and improve creative and technical development in the processes of materials used in the specialty areas of accessory design. Students explore and experiment with technical and practical construction skills as applied to processes that lay the conceptual groundwork for future design work.
  • ACCE 715 Presentation Methods in Accessory Design I
     

    ACCE 715

    Presentation Methods in Accessory Design I
    This course combines illustration and graphic representation techniques for use in the field of accessory design. By developing 2-D skills while working in various media, students examine material culture and marketing strategies.
  • ACCE 720 Presentation Methods in Accessory Design II
     

    ACCE 720

    Presentation Methods in Accessory Design II
    This course incorporates and builds upon skills and techniques already developed into subject-specific assignments targeted to address the student’s portfolio needs. Through the use of professional practices, promotion and marketing skills, students examine and analyze the criteria used by industry professionals to evaluate portfolios. Prerequisite(s): ACCE 715.
  • ACCE 725 Computer-aided Design for Accessories
     

    ACCE 725

    Computer-aided Design for Accessories
    This course provides students the opportunity to integrate computer-aided design tools and applications to develop accessory collections and visual presentations. Emphasis is placed on both technical and aesthetic mastery of computer-aided design.
  • ACCE 730 Accessory Design Studio I
     

    ACCE 730

    Accessory Design Studio I
    In this intensive studio course, students realize a theme grounded in thorough research and process. This course is the first phase in designing and producing an accessories collection in which conceptual groundwork is developed and translated into prototypes. Emphasis is placed on the development of technical and creative skills. Prerequisite(s): ACCE 711.
  • ACCE 740 Accessory Design Studio II
     

    ACCE 740

    Accessory Design Studio II
    This course is the second phase of the graduate studio experience, in which students design and produce a collection in an area of their choice that demonstrates the mastery of both technical and aesthetic skills while maintaining a unique identity as a designer. Prerequisite(s): ACCE 730.
  • ACCE 749 Accessory Design M.A. Final Project
     

    ACCE 749

    Accessory Design M.A. Final Project
    Master of Arts degree-seeking students in accessory design are required to develop and complete a final project that represents the culmination of the program. Prerequisite(s): ACCE 730 and completion of the review for candidacy.
  • ACCE 750 Directed Studies in Accessory Design I
     

    ACCE 750

    Directed Studies in Accessory Design I
    Combining a conceptual framework and productive design capabilities, students engage in an extensive analysis of new methodological investigations that lead to the creation of an original body of work with approval by faculty. The course involves group instruction and individual projects. Prerequisite(s): ACCE 740.
  • ACCE 765 Directed Studies in Accessory Design II
     

    ACCE 765

    Directed Studies in Accessory Design II
    Students formulate an advanced project brief based on a specific area of interest, refining their design methodology and conceptual skills. Students acquire extensive knowledge of their chosen topic through concentrated research and active project development. Prerequisite(s): ACCE 750.
  • ACCE 779F Graduate Field Internship
     

    ACCE 779F

    Graduate Field Internship
    Students in this course undertake a field assignment under the supervision of a faculty member. Prerequisite(s): 15 graduate credit hours, good academic standing.
  • ACCE 779T Graduate Teaching Internship
     

    ACCE 779T

    Graduate Teaching Internship
    Students in this course undertake a teaching assignment under the supervision of a faculty member. Prerequisite(s): 15 graduate credit hours, good academic standing.
  • ACCE 780 Special Topics in Accessory Design
     

    ACCE 780

    Special Topics in Accessory Design
    This course provides an opportunity for students to focus on particular issues in the field or to study advanced techniques and processes. Faculty, course content and prerequisites vary each time the course is offered. The course may include lectures, discussions, individual projects and critiques, depending on the nature of the topic.
  • ACCE 790 Accessory Design M.F.A. Thesis
     

    ACCE 790

    Accessory Design M.F.A. Thesis
    All Master of Fine Arts candidates in accessory design are required to develop and prepare an original exhibition/show and portfolio, accompanied by a supporting written component of accessory design work that expands the body of knowledge of the profession. Prerequisite(s): Completion of the review for candidacy.