2017-18 Catalog

Fashion Studies

Courses

FASH 1301. Apparel Development. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Basic construction of textile items taught through lecture, demonstration, instructional media, and lab experience. No experience in clothing construction required. A grade of “C” must be earned to progress to FASH 2302. Lab fee: $2.

FASH 1309. Fashion & Culture. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A study of the functions of fashion items in society. Includes cultural and environmental influences, communications, social, and psychological functions.

FASH 1312. Pattern Design. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

A study of the design and construction of flat patterns, manually and using CAD. Includes making patterns for illustrated fashion designs. Lab fee $2.

FASH 1313. Fashion Illustration. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 2 Hours).

Style, color, and good use of design principles and elements to produce fashion designs for specific clientele; development of a personal fashion illustrative style for professional presentation utilizing different media. Prerequisite: ARTS 1316, or approval of instructor or department chair. Lab fee: $2.

FASH 2303. Technical Design Process. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Garment development and analysis of fit, performance, quality, and cost. Exploration of alternative fabrications, construction methods; specifications and portfolio development.

FASH 2305. Fashion Research and Design. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Investigation of fashion design through the process of research and development techniques currently utilized in the industry.

FASH 2306. Fashion Industry. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An introductory overview of the fashion industry and its scope, economic importance, and the role of the designer and the consumer.

FASH 2338. Fabric Fundamentals. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Study of fabrics, fibers, yarn development, fabric construction, and finishes; the newest fiber developments; selection and care of fabrics appropriate for apparel, costuming, and interiors.

FASH 3301. Fashion History. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Study of Western fashion development between pre-history and 1890’s in the context of social, cultural, and economic environments.

FASH 3309. Fashion Curation & Exhibitions. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 2 Hours).

Study of theories related to creating promotional spaces, exhibition spaces, and fashion shows. Learn the skills needed for acquisition and cataloging fashion items for an historic costume or theater costume collection. Prerequisites: ARTS 1316 & FASH 1313 or approval of the instructor or department head.

FASH 3327. Comparative International Fashion. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Analysis of trends, colors, fabrications, and apparel details in three international fashion centers. Through constructive analysis and creative thinking, students learn multiple aspects of comparative cultural aesthetics through fashion.

FASH 3328. Apparel Development III. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 3 Hours).

Exploration of couture and tailoring finishing techniques specific to hands-on applications of clothing construction taught through lecture, demonstration, instructional media, and lab experience. Prerequisite: FASH 2338 & 2302 or approval of instructor or department head. Lab fee: $2.

FASH 3329. New Fashion Ventures. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours). [WI]

Study of logistical market research, including location/media, target market, product, and auxiliary support necessary to be successful in a new fashion entity; includes internet opportunities. Prerequisite: FASH 2306 or permission of instructor or department chair.

FASH 3337. Brand Management and Promotions. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Principles of brand development and management focused on experiential marketing, promotions, visual merchandising, design/layout of retail spaces, and software application.

FASH 4086. Special Problems. 1-6 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1-6 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours). [WI]

A opportunity for in-depth research, study away, study abroad, or special project leading to unique learning experiences for students majoring in fashion design. Can be repeated for a total of 9 hours. Registration permitted only by instructor or department chair. Prerequisite: Registration permitted only by instructor or department chair.

FASH 4301. Modern Fashion. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Study of fashion evolution and fashion designers from 1890s to the present in the context of social, cultural, and economic environments. Prerequisite: FASH 3301 or permission of instructor or department chair.

FASH 4302. Seasonal Collection. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Development and execution of a seasonal collection for competition, exhibiting innovative design and finishing techniques. Prerequisite: FASH 2338 or approval of instructor or department chair. Lab fee: $2.

FASH 4308. Fashion Forecasting. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours). [WI]

Analyses of current, past, and historic designers’ annual fashion collections; development of projected styles, colors, and textiles for new collections in the coming seasons. Prerequisites: FASH 1309, 2306, & 4301 or approval of instructor or department chair.

FASH 4383. Fashion Portfolio. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 3 Hours).

The capstone course. Professional development including the creation of a professional quality digital portfolio of design work as well as other media for seeking internships and entry-level positions. Prerequisites: Taken only in last semester before internship. Minimum Major GPA 2.5 & approval of instructor or department chair. Lab fee: $2.

FASH 4384. Fashion Internship. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours). [WI]

Practical application, at least 400 work hours, utilizing theory and skills learned through coursework under the supervision of professionals in the fashion industry. Prerequisite: Minimum overall GPA 2.5 & approval of instructor.

FASH 4391. Topics in Fashion Design. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An independent study of current topics in fashion design. A course contract will be required with expectations described. This course may be repeated for a maximum of 9 hours. Prerequisite: Registration is only with faculty or department chair approval.