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THE FASHION MAJOR

The Fashion Department offers the following majors:

  • Design and merchandising
  • Fashion merchandising
  • Fashion design
  • Costume design
  • Combine major in fashion

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

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

Core Requirements

  • 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

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
  • FAS355 Brand Development
  • BUS347 Marketing Management 
  • FAS490 Senior Seminar*
  • ACC101 Principles of Accounting (General Studies Foundations Quantitative Reasoning)
  • ART102 Life Drawing
  • 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
    • FAS350 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 Foundations Social Science)
  • ACC101 Financial Accounting (General Studies Foundations Quantitative)
  • 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
  • FAS355 Brand Development
  • FAS325 CAD
  • FAS350 Advanced Construction 
  • FAS372 Concept Development
  • FAS383 Electronic Patternmaking 
  • FAS490 A Senior Seminar Design
  • ART102 Life Drawing

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 Foundations Fine Arts)
  • THR288 Great Ages of Theatre I or THR289 Great Ages of Theatre II 
  • Suggested Elective: THR214 Stage Make Up

Combined Major

The following requirements are for students matriculating Fall 2015 and after. Students who matriculated before Fall 2015 see the requirements below.

  • FAS105 Visual Literacy
  • FAS112 Fashion Fundamentals
  • FAS200 Textile Fundamentals
  • FAS203 Fashion History I (Prehistoric-18th Century) OR FAS204 Fashion History II (19th- 21st Century)
  • FAS490 Senior Seminar
  • ECO105 Economics (General Studies Foundations Social Science) OR ART103 Design (General Studies Foundations Fine Art)
  • Two of the following:
    • FAS208 Fashion Business
    • FAS210 Product Development
    • FAS218 Visual Merchandising
    • FAS230 Fashion Illustration
    • FAS244 Patternmaking/Draping
    • FAS315 Fashion Communications
    • FAS325 CAD
    • FAS376 Retailing

The following requirements are for students matriculating before Fall 2015.

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 Foundations Social Science) OR ACC101 Accounting (General Studies Foundations Quantitative)
  • 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
  • Select two of the following:
    • FAS230 Design and Illustration
    • FAS244 Patternmaking/Draping
    • FAS325 CAD
    • FAS372 Concept Development, Fashion Design
    • FAS350 Advanced Construction
    • FAS355 Brand 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 Foundations 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