Undergraduate Fashion Studies Courses

FASH 1301. Apparel Sewing I. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 4 Hours).

Basic construction of textile items taught through lecture, demonstration, instructional media, and lab experience. No experience in clothing construction required. 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 1310. Apparel Sewing II. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Continuing the use of industry sewing techniques with an emphasis on operating the power sewing machine. Students produce a completed lined garment by applying more advanced techniques taught in the course. Prerequisite: FASH 1301 with a "C" or better.

FASH 1311. Draping I: The Basic Block. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Students learn industry terminology related to creating the first block. Students are introduced to the parts of the dress form and how they relate to the human body, body movement, and body restriction. Students will create a basic block using muslin fabric and dress form only.

FASH 1312. Pattern Making I. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 4 Hours).

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

FASH 1313. Fashion Illustration I. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 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.

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 2315. CAD for Fashion Design. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Development of technical sketches using Adobe Photoshop software. Course projects focus on the digital manipulation of photo imagery and the development of fabric prints and graphics.

FASH 2338. Textiles. 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. History of Fashion. 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 3310. Studio 1: Design Concept. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Students apply basic elements of design and expand their creativity by examining social, artistic, and historical influences as they relate to the development of a group and/or collection.

FASH 3311. Studio 2: Pre-production. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Investigation of fashion design through the process of research and development techniques currently utilized in the industry for pre-production and product development practices, tech packs, and specifications. Prerequisite: FASH 3310.

FASH 3313. Pattern Making II. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Advanced Methods in perfecting the pattern for mass production. Prerequisite: FASH 1313.

FASH 3314. Pattern Making III. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Students learn to grade sizes and scale sizes for mass production using pattern-making skills. Students are introduced to computerized digitizing, grading, and marker-making system. Industry spreading and cutting techniques are demonstrated. Prerequisite: FASH 3313.

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

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

FASH 3328. Apparel Sewing II. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 4 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. Fashion Merchandising. 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 4302. Senior Studio 4: Fashion Show. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 4 Hours).

Development and execution of a collection for competition, exhibiting innovative design and finishing techniques. Prerequisite: FASH 4308 or approval of instructor or department chair. Lab fee: $2.

FASH 4308. Studio 3: Collection. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 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, and 4301 or approval of instructor or department chair.

FASH 4383. Fashion Portfolio. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 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.

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.