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Fashion  

Assistant Professor Doreen Burdalski, M.B.A., Chair

Associate Professors Connie Heller-Horacek, M.F.A. and Paula Trimpey, M.F.A.

Instructor MeeAe Oh-Ranck

Lecturers Amanda Condict, Sara Nelson and Denise Shade

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Complemented by a liberal arts education and interdisciplinary studies, the curriculum of the Fashion Department is designed to:

  • Provide students with a foundation in the fashion industry
  • Expose students to careers in the fashion industry, such as fashion apparel and costume design, fashion journalism, fashion business management and merchandising, retail buying and garment production
  • Develop strong communication skills through oral presentations and assignments in the form of visual displays and descriptive reports that incorporate appropriate terminology and market concepts
  • Position students for entry into the fashion industry at all levels and increase their employment opportunities

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Majors

• Major in Fashion with tracks in Design and Merchandising, Fashion Merchandising, Fashion Design, Costume Design
• Combined Major in Fashion with tracks in Fashion Merchandising, Fashion Design, Costume Design

These areas possess a commonality of mission and provide the students with a curriculum that addresses issues of creative research and development, design, manufacturing, marketing and the consumerism of textiles and apparel products.

The following requirements are for students matriculating fall 2010 and after. Students who matriculated before fall 2010 should contact the Fashion Department for their requirements.

 

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Core Requirements   

Students majoring in Fashion must complete the core requirements and the requirements for one of the tracks.

  • FAS 105 Visual Literacy
  • FAS 112 Fashion Fundamentals (FAS 220 Costume Construction for Costume Design Majors)
  • FAS 200 Textile Fundamentals
  • FAS 203 Fashion History I
  • FAS 204 Fashion History II
  • FAS 482 Internship

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Track Requirements 

Design and Merchandising

  • FAS105 Visual Literacy
  • FAS112 Fashion Fundamentals
  • FAS200 Textile Fundamentals
  • FAS203 Fashion History I (Prehis.-18th Century)
  • FAS204 Fashion History II (19th-21st Century)
  • FAS482 Internship
  • FAS208 Fashion Business
  • FAS230 Fashion Illustration  
  • FAS325 CAD
  • FAS383 Portfolio Development
  • BUS347 Marketing Management 
  • FAS490 Senior Seminar*
  • ACC101 Principles of Accounting (general studies quantitative reasoning)
  • ART102 Life Drawing (general studies fine arts)
  • Two of the following:
  • FAS218 Visual Merchandising
  • FAS210 Product Development
  • FAS309 Lifestyle Marketing
  • FAS315 Fashion Communications
  • FAS376 Retailing  
  • BUS365 Small Business Management
  • FAS244 Patternmaking/Draping
  • FAS383 Advanced Construction
  • FAS372 Concept Development
  • FAS383 Electronic Patternmaking 

* students should choose one track for their internship and the other track for their senior seminar


Fashion Merchandising  

  • FAS105 Visual Literacy
  • FAS112 Fashion Fundamentals 
  • FAS200 Textile Fundamentals
  • FAS203 Fashion History I (Prehis.-18th Century)
  • FAS204 Fashion History II (19th-21st Century)
  • FAS482 Internship
  • FAS208 Fashion Business
  • FAS210 Product Development
  • FAS309 Lifestyle Marketing
  • FAS315 Fashion Communications
  • BUS347 Marketing Management
  • FAS376 Retailing
  • FAS490C Senior Seminar, Merchandising
  • ECO105 Economics (general studies social science)
  • ACC101 Financial Accounting (general studies quantitative reasoning)
  • One of the following:
  • BUS365 Small Business Management
  • BUS346 Management Principles
  • FAS218 Visual Merchandising

Fashion Design

  • FAS105 Visual Literacy
  • FAS112 Fashion Fundamentals
  • FAS200 Textile Fundamentals
  • FAS203 Fashion History I (Prehis.-18th Century)
  • FAS204 Fashion History II (19th-21st Century)
  • FAS482 Internship
  • FAS230 Fashion Illustration
  • FAS244 Patternmaking/Draping
  • FAS383 Portfolio Development
  • FAS325 CAD 
  • FAS383 Advanced Construction 
  • FAS372 Concept Development
  • FAS383 Electronic Patternmaking 
  • FAS490A Senior Seminar Design
  • ART102 Life Drawing (general studies fine arts)

Costume Design

  • FAS105 Visual Literacy
  • FAS220 Costume Construction 
  • FAS200 Textile Fundamentals
  • FAS203 Fashion History I (Prehis.-18th Century)
  • FAS204 Fashion History II (19th-21st Century)
  • FAS482 Internship
  • THR201 Production Experience (four productions)
  • FAS230 Fashion Illustration
  • FAS244 Patternmaking/Draping  
  • FAS325 CAD 
  • THR210 Design Fundamentals
  • FAS320 Stage Costuming 
  • FAS490B Senior Seminar Costume
  • THR101 Creative Process (general studies fine arts)
  • THR288 Great Ages of Theatre I or THR289 Great Ages of Theatre II (general studies humanities-literature)
  • Suggested Elective: THR214 Stage Make Up

Combined Majors

Fashion Merchandising Combined Major 

  • FAS112 Fashion Fundamentals
  • FAS105 Visual Literacy
  • FAS200 Textile Fundamentals
  • FAS203 Fashion History I (Prehistoric-18th Century) OR FAS204 Fashion History II (19th- 21st Century)
  • FAS490C Senior Seminar in Merchandising
  • ECO105 Economics (general studies social science) OR ACC101 Accounting (general studies quantitative reasoning)
  • Select two of the following:
    • FAS208 Fashion Business
    • FAS218 Visual Merchandising
    • FAS210 Product Development
    • FAS376 Retailing
    • FAS309 Lifestyle Marketing
    • FAS315 Fashion Communications
    • BUS347 Marketing Management
    • BUS365 Small Business Management

Fashion Design Combined Major 

  • FAS112  Fashion Fundamentals
  • FAS105 Visual Literacy
  • FAS200 Textile Fundamentals
  • FAS203 Fashion History I (Prehistoric-18th Century) OR FAS204 Fashion History II (19th-21st  Century)
  • FAS490A Senior Seminar in Design
  • ART102 Life Drawing (general studies fine arts)
  • Select two of the following:
    • FAS230 Design and Illustration
    • FAS244 Patternmaking/Draping
    • FAS325 CAD 
    • FAS372 Concept Development, Fashion Design
    • FAS383 Advanced Construction
    • FAS3XX Portfolio Development

Costume Design Combined Major 

  • FAS220 Costume Construction 
  • FAS105 Visual Literacy
  • FAS200 Textile Fundamentals
  • FAS203 Fashion History I (prehistoric-18th Century) OR FAS204 Fashion History II (19th-21st Century)
  • FAS490B Senior Seminar in Costume
  • THR101 Creative Process (general studies fine arts)
  • Select two of the following:
    • FAS230 Design and Illustration  
    • FAS244 Patternmaking/Draping
    • FAS325 CAD 
    • FAS320 Stage Costuming
    • THR201 Production Experience (four productions) 
    • THR288 Great Ages of Theatre I or THR289 Great Ages of Theatre II

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