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Fashion

Courses

100 Level

  • FASH 100 Fashion Technology
     

    FASH 100

    Fashion Technology
    In this studio course, students are introduced to professional standard sewing techniques and apparel construction. Through assignments, the techniques are applied to produce finished garments. Prerequisite(s):
  • FASH 105 Introduction to Textiles
     

    FASH 105

    Introduction to Textiles
    This lecture/studio course introduces students to the qualities and properties of fashion fabrics. By investigating the fibers, quality, construction, care and finishing of textiles, students learn the basics of fabric identification and specific uses in the fashion industry. The course requires studio projects and provides demonstrations of basic methods of textile design development, weaving, printing and dyeing. Prerequisite(s):
  • FASH 110 Introduction to Fashion Design
     

    FASH 110

    Introduction to Fashion Design
    This studio course addresses the basic elements of fashion design. Assignments introduce the design processes of trend and fabric research, storyboarding compiling, color story, design innovation and the 2-D to 3-D development of creative ideas. Prerequisite(s): DRAW 101, DSGN 101.

200 Level

  • FASH 210 Advanced Fashion Technology
     

    FASH 210

    Advanced Fashion Technology
    This course explores the application of advanced sewing technology across a range of fashion products. Emphasis is placed on producing a reference sample book by using various fashion materials. Prerequisite(s): FASH 100.
  • FASH 215 Apparel Development I: Introduction to Draping
     

    FASH 215

    Apparel Development I: Introduction to Draping
    This studio course explores the development of basic level apparel styles through the application of the draping principles on the three-dimensional dress form. Students study the process from initial design concept through first sample. Prerequisite(s): FASH 100, FASH 110.
  • FASH 219 Introduction to Fashion Sketching
     

    FASH 219

    Introduction to Fashion Sketching
    This course introduces fashion sketching techniques to communicate the ideas, concepts and details of garments by visually interpreting fashion apparel, including the body proportions and garment fit used in basic fashion sketching. Prerequisite(s): DRAW 200, FASH 110.
  • FASH 220 Advanced Fashion Sketching
     

    FASH 220

    Advanced Fashion Sketching
    This course introduces a fashion drawing technique to communicate the ideas, moods and details of garments by visually interpreting fashion apparel, including the body proportions used in basic fashion drawing. Drawing techniques integrate the use of croquis and the concept of flat specification. As students create various croquis bodies for individual portfolios, they are expected to develop their own personal style and flat specification drawing skills. Prerequisite(s): FASH 110, FASH 219.
  • FASH 230 Sustainable Fashion Design
     

    FASH 230

    Sustainable Fashion Design
    In this lecture course, students are exposed to a variety of topics contributing to environmental, social, ethical and economical aspects of sustainable design. Through assignments and a final project, students gain knowledge and apply what they learn to sustainable design and marketing development. Prerequisite(s):
  • FASH 247 History of Fashion Course is available via eLearning
     

    FASH 247

    History of Fashion
    Course is available via eLearning
    This course presents a visual history of fashion from ancient Egypt to the present, with particular emphasis on recent history from the mid-19th through the early 21st centuries. Students discuss and analyze historical periods and their influence on contemporary fashion. Prerequisite(s): ACCE 205 or FASH 110, ARTH 110.

300 Level

  • FASH 300 Computer-aided Fashion Design
     

    FASH 300

    Computer-aided Fashion Design
    This course provides the opportunity for students to integrate their fashion design development with computer-aided systems. The emphasis is on fashion innovation and concept design exploration enhanced by computer applications. Prerequisite(s): CMPA 100 or CMPA 110, FASH 220.
  • FASH 303 The Business of Fashion
     

    FASH 303

    The Business of Fashion
    This course is directed toward the commercial and professional elements of fashion. Students are expected to analyze all aspects of merchandising and marketing within fashion and its related industries. Prerequisite(s): FASH 220, FASH 300.
  • FASH 315 Apparel Development II: Intermediate Pattern Development
     

    FASH 315

    Apparel Development II: Intermediate Pattern Development
    This studio course explores the development of intermediate level apparel styles through the application of pattern drafting principles. Students draft and execute professional standard patterns through flat pattern methods, measurements and rub-off. Students study the process from initial design concept through first sample. Prerequisite(s): FASH 215.
  • FASH 317 CAD Patternmaking
     

    FASH 317

    CAD Patternmaking
    Performing a variety of functions in the organization, storage and retrieval of patterns within a CAD system, students in this course are introduced to and develop skills for the application of current CAD/ CAM technologies for apparel production, including computer-aided design for apparel patternmaking, pattern alterations and made-to-measure patterns. Prerequisite(s): CMPA 100 or CMPA 110, FASH 315.
  • FASH 322 Fashion Illustration
     

    FASH 322

    Fashion Illustration
    This course explores many aspects of fashion illustration, from drawing basic fashion figures to producing finished professional illustrations in color. The course addresses fashion illustration from the perspectives of both fashion designers and fashion illustrators and examines the role of fashion illustration in different areas of the fashion industry. Prerequisite(s): FASH 220.
  • FASH 333 Knitwear Design for Fashion
     

    FASH 333

    Knitwear Design for Fashion
    Students are introduced to the processes of creating fully-fashioned knitwear. Assigned projects support the development of a knitwear sample book, and students explore various techniques and processes needed to create finished apparel. Prerequisite(s): FASH 315.
  • FASH 335 Decorative Surfaces
     

    FASH 335

    Decorative Surfaces
    In this study of fabrics, students manipulate fabrics and textures to produce special decorative effects for detailing fashion apparel at all levels of the marketplace. Prerequisite(s): FASH 315.
  • FASH 336 Menswear Design I
     

    FASH 336

    Menswear Design I
    This studio course explores the fashion menswear market. Focus is on trend identification, silhouette and style, portfolio presentation of trend boards and design developments. Prerequisite(s): FASH 110.
  • FASH 337 Active Sportswear
     

    FASH 337

    Active Sportswear
    This studio course introduces students to working with stretch fabrics, particularly Lycra and Spandex, and developing lines, including flats, patterns and illustrations, for the activewear market. Emphasis is placed on developing the technical skills to successfully produce garments in Lycra fabric. Prerequisite(s): FASH 315.
  • FASH 341 Menswear Construction
     

    FASH 341

    Menswear Construction
    This course is designed for students who are interested in the concept of innovative menswear design and in understanding the components and techniques of production that inform design. Prerequisite(s): FASH 100.
  • FASH 360 Menswear Patternmaking I
     

    FASH 360

    Menswear Patternmaking I
    This course is for students who are interested in the concept of innovative menswear design. Students gain a clear understanding of the construction and cutting skills that inform the designer while acquiring the skills necessary for the construction of menswear blocks and patterns. Prerequisite(s): FASH 315.
  • FASH 366 Menswear Design II
     

    FASH 366

    Menswear Design II
    This course is for students who are interested in the concept of innovative design. Students acquire a clear understanding and the necessary experience of generating, developing and realizing a wide variety of creative menswear ideas. Prerequisite(s): FASH 336.
  • FASH 370 Menswear Patternmaking II
     

    FASH 370

    Menswear Patternmaking II
    This course is designed for students who are interested in the concept of innovative menswear design, which requires a clear understanding of the construction and cutting skills that inform the designer. Prerequisite(s): FASH 360.
  • FASH 399 Fashion Design: Concept Development
     

    FASH 399

    Fashion Design: Concept Development
    This required junior year course prepares students for the rigorous Senior Collection I, II and III series. The course enables students to develop a personal design ideology through exploration, experimentation and problem-solving. Prerequisite(s): FASH 219, FASH 247, FASH 315.

400 Level

  • FASH 415 Apparel Development III: Advanced Apparel Development
     

    FASH 415

    Apparel Development III: Advanced Apparel Development
    This studio course explores the development of advanced apparel styles through the application of pattern drafting and draping principles. This course exposes the student to the design process, from initial concept and muslin sample development to final execution of the finished garments. Prerequisite(s): FASH 315.
  • FASH 417 Advanced Draping
     

    FASH 417

    Advanced Draping
    This course presents the skills necessary to create advanced shapes and designs directly on the dress stand rather than by using basic blocks or slopers. Students work with three different fabric types to learn the use and manipulation of fabric and three different models to learn the variations in fitting procedures. They then develop the pattern from which the final garments are made. This course is highly recommended for undergraduate students preparing for their senior projects and for graduate students who want to augment their patternmaking skills. Prerequisite(s): FASH 315.
  • FASH 418 Evening Wear
     

    FASH 418

    Evening Wear
    This course introduces students to the skills and discipline of the specialized area of evening wear. Researching occasions for the different applications of formalwear, students develop a series of designs suitable to tailoring techniques and select fabrics that explore color, texture and pattern. In consultation with a visiting industry professional, students execute a collection of suitable evening garments for professional review. Results may range from the traditional to the avant-garde. Prerequisite(s): FASH 415.
  • FASH 419 Current Trends and Forecasting
     

    FASH 419

    Current Trends and Forecasting
    This course focuses on current fashion trends in the international market. Through group discussion and analysis of current videos and published fashion materials, students produce reports on their own observations of the trends and how these trends relate to personal design developments. Prerequisite(s): FASH 415 or FASM 245.
  • FASH 420 Senior Collection I: Research and Design Development
     

    FASH 420

    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 a major area of design. Students explore identifying customer profiles, researching major areas of specialization, sources of inspiration and fabrication selection. The student develops portfolio-ready technical sketches, illustrations, flats, storyboards, color storyboards and fabric swatches in preparation for the Senior Collection II course. Prerequisite(s): FASH 399, FASH 415, 3.0 major GPA.
  • FASH 421 Advanced Computer Applications for Fashion
     

    FASH 421

    Advanced Computer Applications for Fashion
    This studio provides students an opportunity to integrate the fashion industry’s computer-aided design tools and applications to develop fashion collections and visual presentations. Emphasis is placed on both technical and aesthetic mastery of computer applications that are specific to the ever-changing needs in the fashion industry. Prerequisite(s): CMPA 100 or CMPA 110, FASH 300.
  • FASH 422 Fashion Portfolio Presentation
     

    FASH 422

    Fashion Portfolio Presentation
    This course gives students the opportunity to develop a personal portfolio of creative work. Students identify their specified career goals and prepare their portfolios accordingly. Prerequisite(s): ACCE 415 or FASH 415 or FASM 420.
  • FASH 424 Advanced Tailoring
     

    FASH 424

    Advanced Tailoring
    This course introduces students to advanced tailoring techniques specific to classic tailoring. Students gain knowledge and acquire necessary skills with regards to working properties of fabrics, construction processes, assembly procedures, hand-stitching, detailing and finishing techniques for tailored garments. Prerequisite(s): FASH 370 or FASH 415.
  • FASH 430 Senior Collection II: 3-D Prototype and Development
     

    FASH 430

    Senior Collection II: 3-D Prototype and Development
    Students in this course develop skills necessary to create advanced sample garments. The emphasis is on the production of the first sample muslin or prototype through the application of advanced draping and pattern drafting techniques. Students work with fit models to learn the various fitting procedures used in the industry. Pattern alterations and manipulations are demonstrated in class to show how alterations are processed and corrected on the paper pattern. Presentation of final muslins is critiqued prior to the development of final garments. Prerequisite(s): FASH 420.
  • FASH 440 Senior Collection III: Final Collection
     

    FASH 440

    Senior Collection III: Final Collection
    This is the last in a three-course sequence where students produce a final collection in selected fabrics. Industry-standard construction techniques are applied in the execution of the student’s final collection. Portfolio-quality presentation boards support the collection. Prerequisite(s): FASH 430.
  • FASH 479 Undergraduate Internship
     

    FASH 479

    Undergraduate Internship
    Internships offer students valuable opportunities to work in a professional environment and gain firsthand experience to help them prepare for careers. In an approved internship setting, a student typically spends one quarter working with an on-site professional supervisor and a faculty internship supervisor to achieve specific goals and objectives related to the program of study. Prerequisite(s): 90 credit hours, 3.0 cumulative GPA.
  • FASH 495 Special Topics in Fashion
     

    FASH 495

    Special Topics in Fashion
    The topic of this course varies from quarter to quarter. Each seminar focuses on various issues in the field of fashion and offers students opportunities to pursue individual projects related to the subject of the course. Prerequisite(s): Vary according to topic.

500 Level

  • FASH 501 Fashion Design and Development
     

    FASH 501

    Fashion Design and Development
    This course gives incoming graduate students an understanding of the creative process of design development as it relates to the fashion industry, and includes projects focused on ideation, visual research and communication skills, sketching, and design presentation. Prerequisite(s):
  • FASH 502 Fashion and Accessory Sketching and Illustration
     

    FASH 502

    Fashion and Accessory Sketching and Illustration
    This course both explores and evaluates the student's understanding of how sketching is used to communicate ideas, concepts and details of garments and accessories by visual interpretation through drawing and illustration. It includes proportion, fit, technical representation, fabric and surface rendering, and professional portfolio development, as used in the fashion apparel and accessory design industries. Students work in various media and explore communication and drawing techniques. Prerequisite(s):
  • FASH 503 Forecasting and Business Trends Course is available via eLearning
     

    FASH 503

    Forecasting and Business Trends
    Course is available via eLearning
    This course is directed towards the global fashion marketplace. Students analyze business practices and market trends. Aspects of marketing and merchandising within the fashion industry are explored. Prerequisite(s):

700 Level

  • FASH 710 Fashion Materials and Structures Course is available via eLearning
     

    FASH 710

    Fashion Materials and Structures
    Course is available via eLearning
    This course develops students' investigative approaches to fashion materials, creative processes, and the working relationship between fashion design and related technology. This course provides an opportunity for students to explore and experiment with three-dimensional development and realization techniques to inform their individual design identity. Prerequisite(s):
  • FASH 713 Drawing and Illustration for the Fashion Designer Course is available via eLearning
     

    FASH 713

    Drawing and Illustration for the Fashion Designer
    Course is available via eLearning
    This course develops students' ability to communicate creative fashion designs in two dimensions. Projects focus on the exploration of media, proportion and line in developing an individual illustrative style that expresses their unique identity as a brand. Prerequisite(s):
  • FASH 715 Multimedia Communication for Fashion Course is available via eLearning
     

    FASH 715

    Multimedia Communication for Fashion
    Course is available via eLearning
    This course furthers the students' research into visual media through the conceptualization and realization of multimedia presentations. Projects are formatted to encourage the cross-disciplinary exploration of advanced applications, such as drawn media, computer-based techniques, photography and film. Prerequisite(s): FASH 713.
  • FASH 716 Fashion Studio Practice I Course is available via eLearning
     

    FASH 716

    Fashion Studio Practice I
    Course is available via eLearning
    In this intensive studio course, students design and produce a collection based upon an industry-led brief. Emphasis is placed on the development of students' creative and technical skills. Prerequisite(s): FASH 710.
  • FASH 721 Computer-enhanced Fashion Design Course is available via eLearning
     

    FASH 721

    Computer-enhanced Fashion Design
    Course is available via eLearning
    This course enables students to integrate computer-aided design tools and applications in the creative process of developing fashion collections and visual presentations. Emphasis is placed on mastery of the computer applications that are specific to the fashion industry. Prerequisite(s): BUSI 710 or FASH 715.
  • FASH 725 Fashion Studio Practice II
     

    FASH 725

    Fashion Studio Practice II
    Within the context of cross-disciplinary collaborations, students in this course are expected to produce original design work, making a unique and innovative contribution to fashion. Students design and produce a collection in an area of their choice that demonstrates the mastery of both technical and aesthetic skills. Prerequisite(s): FASH 716.
  • FASH 727 Fashion: Context and Culture
     

    FASH 727

    Fashion: Context and Culture
    Fashion emerges as an identifier of modernity, illuminating historical transitions and intersections of rich global cultures through social, economic and political change. This course provides students with a comprehensive and essential foundation of contemporary fashion from the 20th and 21st centuries and will serve to inform students' personal design practice by examining the seminal figures and movements that have influenced fashion and design. Prerequisite(s):
  • FASH 730 Classic Tailoring
     

    FASH 730

    Classic Tailoring
    This course introduces students to advanced tailoring techniques specific to classic tailoring. Students gain knowledge and acquire necessary skills with regards to working properties of fabrics, construction processes, assembly procedures, hand stitching, detailing and finishing techniques for tailored garments. Prerequisite(s): FASH 710.
  • FASH 749 Fashion M.A. Final Project Course is available via eLearning
     

    FASH 749

    Fashion M.A. Final Project
    Course is available via eLearning
    Fashion M.A. students are required to develop and complete a final project that represents the culmination of their academic program. Prerequisite(s): FASH 716 and completion of the review for candidacy.
  • FASH 763 Fashion Promotion Course is available via eLearning
     

    FASH 763

    Fashion Promotion
    Course is available via eLearning
    Students explore this expanding area of the fashion industry through a series of modular workshops. These include, but are not limited to, visual merchandising, fashion advertising and professional practices in marketing. Prerequisite(s):
  • FASH 779F Graduate Field Internship
     

    FASH 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.
  • FASH 779T Graduate Teaching Internship
     

    FASH 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.
  • FASH 781 Fashion M.F.A. Thesis I: Directed Studies
     

    FASH 781

    Fashion M.F.A. Thesis I: Directed Studies
    This course is phase one of the three-step thesis series. Students research and develop their concept for a final collection. In this first phase, students develop prototypes (muslins) that reflect their material selection and silhouette exploration. Prerequisite(s): FASH 725, completion of the review for candidacy.
  • FASH 782 Fashion Theory Course is available via eLearning
     

    FASH 782

    Fashion Theory
    Course is available via eLearning
    This course is an advanced study of the mechanisms that promote fashion change. Topics include color, textile and style forecasting. The course promotes discussion of fashion as a psychological and sociological phenomenon of temporary style preferences. Through methods of consumer research and sales forecasting, students identify and analyze the connection between consumer preferences and product. Prerequisite(s): ARTH 701.
  • FASH 791 Fashion M.F.A. Thesis II: Collection Development
     

    FASH 791

    Fashion M.F.A. Thesis II: Collection Development
    In this course, phase two of the thesis series, students refine their concepts and articulate their design methodology within an approved eight-piece final collection. Students finalize their materials and fabrications to begin constructing the collections. Prerequisite(s): FASH 781.
  • FASH 792 Fashion M.F.A. Thesis III: Exhibition and Documentation
     

    FASH 792

    Fashion M.F.A. Thesis III: Exhibition and Documentation
    This course constitutes the culmination of the students’ thesis series. Fashion M.F.A. candidates develop and prepare an original exhibition, accompanied by a written component that documents their design process, research and development. Prerequisite(s): FASH 791.