Fashion Design

Courses

FASH 201 Survey of the Fashion Industry 3.0 Credits

Introduces the materials and methods used to design, develop, and market the fashion product, including current vocabulary and foundation of knowledge about industry practices and career opportunities.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

FASH 210 Presentation Techniques in Fashion 3.0 Credits

Introduces the presentation techniques and skills used for communication in the fashion industry.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: (VSST 102 [Min Grade: D] or VSST 105 [Min Grade: D]) and FASH 201 [Min Grade: D]

FASH 211 Fashion Drawing I 3.0 Credits

Examines the fashion figure, fabrication, and conceptual design through the use of black, white, and gray media. Includes classroom drawing from a live model and weekly critiques.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: VSST 111 [Min Grade: D]

FASH 212 Fashion Drawing II 3.0 Credits

Examines fashion forms, fabrication, and conceptual design through the use of color and mixed media. Works toward the development of a personal "fashion look" and an understanding of drawing as it relates to the fashion industry. Includes live model.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: FASH 211 [Min Grade: D]

FASH 220 Textile Design 3.0 Credits

Instructs the student in both traditional and digital techniques of textile design. Investigates layout, repeats, and coordinated fabric groups.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: VSST 102 [Min Grade: D] or VSST 105 [Min Grade: D]

FASH 230 Textiles for Fashion Design 3.0 Credits

Examines the textile manufacturing industry and the fundamental processes involved in producing fabrics made of natural or manufactured fibers. Includes basic textile terminology and production processes as well as selection and evaluation of fabrics based on aesthetics, performance and care characteristics.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is FASH.

FASH 241 Construction Skills 4.0 Credits

Develops a proficiency in basic garment construction. Emphasizes facility with industrial equipment. Introduces production techniques and an overall awareness of standards of quality.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

FASH 251 Fashion Design I 4.0 Credits

Poses fashion problems to be solved, with an emphasis on elements of design. Explores use of half-scale experimentation and development of "studies" as an aid in developing design ideas.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: VSST 204 [Min Grade: D]

FASH 252 Fashion Design II 4.0 Credits

Explores sources of inspiration and requires students to translate and develop source material into creative garments. Stresses the extension and elaboration of ideas within a specific market.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: FASH 251 [Min Grade: D]

FASH 313 Fashion Drawing for Industry 3.0 Credits

Covers sketching and specification drawing for the professional designer. Emphasizes communicating with manufacturers, pattern-makers, and assistants, regarding, garment construction, detailing, and fabrication.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: FASH 210 [Min Grade: D]

FASH 314 Fashion Presentation Drawing 3.0 Credits

Requires the creation of a portfolio of original designs executed in a medium of choice. Explores various market segments of the industry and includes project reviews by critics who are specialists in these areas.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Junior or Senior.

FASH 315 Computer Aided Design for Patternmaking 3.0 Credits

Develops skills in patternmaking, markermaking, and grading, using the computer as a tool.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: FASH 342 [Min Grade: D]

FASH 316 Computer Aided Design for Fashion Design 3.0 Credits

Explores the use of computers in the fashion industry and develops presentation skills using industrial and commercial software.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: FASH 313 [Min Grade: D]

FASH 317 Technical Design 3.0 Credits

Technical Design is crucial in managing technical information internally and externally within a fashion design company. The student is trained in the essential skills of creating technical packages using data programs and sketching, conducting fittings, maintaining specs, and grading patterns and how to communicate information efficiently in a global fashion industry.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is FASH.
Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman or Pre-Junior or Sophomore
Prerequisites: FASH 342 [Min Grade: D]

FASH 341 Flat Pattern Design 4.0 Credits

Explores basic patternmaking techniques and manipulations and establishes comparisons between drafting and draping techniques in the development of standard slopers.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FASH 241 [Min Grade: D]

FASH 342 Draping Design 4.0 Credits

Covers garment development by the draping method. Advances skills of FASH 341.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: FASH 341 [Min Grade: D]

FASH 343 Tailoring and Design 4.0 Credits

Provides intensive investigation of materials and construction techniques used in tailoring. Uses a combination of garment production methods, including a strong emphasis on couture practices.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: FASH 342 [Min Grade: D]

FASH 351 Fashion Design III 4.0 Credits

Requires development of original designs and execution incorporating draping, drafting, and flat-pattern techniques. Facilitates the development of a realistic approach to garment design in terms of industrial restrictions, and market segmentations. Includes professional critiques.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: FASH 252 [Min Grade: D] and FASH 343 [Min Grade: D]

FASH 352 Fashion Design IV 4.0 Credits

Expands and broadens technical skills and lays the groundwork for development of the senior collection. Includes couture evening wear techniques and research processes.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: FASH 351 [Min Grade: D]

FASH 399 Independent Study in Fashion Design 0.5-12.0 Credits

Provides individualized study in fashion design in a specialized area of study. May be repeated for credit. Department permission required.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Junior or Senior.

FASH 450 Machine Knitting 3.0 Credits

Machine Knitting is an introduction to knitwear design specialization. Students learn to style and draw knit garments to develop a professional portfolio. Technical information regarding yarn analysis, stitch construction, pattern and garment construction are the focus of this class.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 9 credits
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is FASH.
Prerequisites: FASH 241 [Min Grade: D] and VSST 112 [Min Grade: D]

FASH 451 Accessory Design 3.0 Credits

This course provides students with concepts and skills to design traditional and contemporary fashion accessories with emphasis in embroidery; applique; hand painting; and clay, plastic and ceramic work.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FASH 241 [Min Grade: D]

FASH 452 Millinery Design 3.0 Credits

Familiarizes students with the techniques and processes involved in hat making. Emphasis will be placed on historical perspectives and materials.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FASH 241 [Min Grade: D]

FASH 454 Advanced Fashion Drawing 3.0 Credits

Through in-class creative assignments with experimental techniques, students learn to respond rapidly, originally, and with increased focus to resolve drawing and design problems.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FASH 212 [Min Grade: D]

FASH 464 Professional Portfolio 3.0 Credits

This course will involve preparation and execution of a finished designer portfolio for couture, 7th Avenue or the boutique American market. Included in the preparation is research of their chosen entry into the market via history, visuals and customer profile.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is FASH and classification is Senior.
Prerequisites: FASH 314 [Min Grade: D]

FASH 465 [WI] Special Topics in Fashion Design 0.5-12.0 Credits

Provides study in fashion design on a special topic or on an experimental basis. May be repeated for credit if topics vary. This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Junior or Senior.

FASH 466 Business of Fashion 3.0 Credits

Presents the following topics in seminar fashion merchandising, retail distribution, interpreting consumer demand, merchandise assortment planning, unit and inventory control and pricing, fashion marketing and manufacturing, including the marketing process, components of the fashion industry, market evaluation, demographic and psychological factors, manufacturing components and processes, and case studies.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is FASH and classification is Senior.

FASH 467 Style and the Media 3.0 Credits

Fashion Journalism is reading and writing about all aspects of fashion, including reporting, criticism and commentary about photography related to fashion published in newspapers or magazines, displayed on websites, aired on radio and/or TV. The style of the writers and also the aspects of dress they found significant is examined.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

FASH 477 Fashion Design Seminar 3.0 Credits

Provides reading and discussion of pertinent topics of current concern in the professional area of fashion design.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Junior or Senior.

FASH 491 Senior Problem in Fashion Design I 4.0 Credits

The second of a three-part series in which the student develops the senior collection. Requires the student to demonstrate the synthesis of a personal aesthetic and technical acumen.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Senior.
Prerequisites: FASH 352 [Min Grade: D]

FASH 492 Senior Problem in Fashion Design II 3.0 Credits

Requires completion of senior collection and presentation in student fashion show.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: FASH 491 [Min Grade: D]

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