Fashion Design

Courses

FASH 504 Materials Exploration 3.0 Credits

In this course students experiment with materials, connectors, color, texture and form as they relate to the body. Students will learn how to transform and manipulate fabric by uncovering processes that allow the metamorphosis of planar materials into three-dimensional works.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: (VSST 104 [Min Grade: B] or VSST 101 [Min Grade: B]) and (VSST 105 [Min Grade: B] or VSST 102 [Min Grade: B]) and (VSST 106 [Min Grade: B] or VSST 103 [Min Grade: B]) and VSST 110 [Min Grade: B] and VSST 111 [Min Grade: B]

FASH 510 Presentation Techniques 3.0 Credits

This course is designed to introduce presentation techniques and skills used in the Fashion Industry. Students will learn to prepare presentation boards, portfolios, and brochures via traditional and digital media.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FASH 504 [Min Grade: B] or FASH 604 [Min Grade: B]

FASH 511 Textile Design 3.0 Credits

Instructs the student in both traditional and digital techniques and Textile Design. Investigates layout, repeat and co-ordinated fabric groups.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is FASH or major is IAD.
Prerequisites: VSST 102 [Min Grade: B] or VSST 105 [Min Grade: B]

FASH 514 Fashion Presentation 3.0 Credits

Requires two-dimensional presentation of original collections based on various facets of the industry. Stresses professional skill development in medium of choice.

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

FASH 515 Computer Aided Design for Patternmaking 3.0 Credits

Covers the production, storage, and retrieval of fashion patterns using computer-assisted design software and Macintosh hardware. Requires students to use previously acquired pattern-making and design skills to produce patterns on the computer and plotter.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FASH 342 [Min Grade: C] or FASH 528 [Min Grade: B] or FASH 628 [Min Grade: B]

FASH 516 Computer Aided Design for Fashion Design 3.0 Credits

Provides an overview of computers in the fashion industry. Develops students' presentation skills using industry software and commercial graphics programs.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FASH 511 [Min Grade: B] or FASH 611 [Min Grade: B]

FASH 517 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
Prerequisites: FASH 528 [Min Grade: B] or FASH 628 [Min Grade: B]

FASH 528 Draping Design 3.0 Credits

Differences in the material properties of fabric require the designer to use a variety of approaches to take a design concept to realization. Building on skills mastered in FASH 341-Flat Pattern Design, students will learn to create garments by combining those skills with draping directly on the dress form.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FASH 341 [Min Grade: B]

FASH 529 Fashion Design I 3.0 Credits

Inspiration and research is essential to the creation of new ideas and the fulfillment of design problems. Fashion Design I examines the use of both unusual and familiar sources of inspiration to develop uniquely creative garments. Resources may include: architecture, film, furniture, historic costume (DHCC), industrial design, interior design, nature, painting, sculpture, transportation, etc. The ability to think on paper is stressed as well as the manipulation of a variety of materials and media through the conceptualization and development of both singular realizations and coordinated groups.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FASH 528 [Min Grade: B] or FASH 628 [Min Grade: B]

FASH 530 Fashion Design II 3.0 Credits

Stresses industrial limitations as they apply to design and creativity. Covers fabrication, costing, market requirements, and specifications for all facets of the industry. Primary areas of concentration include sportswear and swimwear. Includes professional critiques.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FASH 529 [Min Grade: B] or FASH 629 [Min Grade: B]

FASH 531 Fashion Design III 3.0 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
Prerequisites: FASH 530 [Min Grade: B] or FASH 630 [Min Grade: B]

FASH 532 Fashion Drawing for Industry 3.0 Credits

Offers the Fashion student the ability to generate technical renderings of garments along with associated specifications requirements as per industry expectations.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FASH 528 [Min Grade: B] or FASH 628 [Min Grade: B]

FASH 543 Tailoring 3.0 Credits

In this course, building on skills mastered in FASH 341-Flat Pattern Design and FASH 628-Draping Design, the student is instructed in the complex pattern-making, draping, construction and fitting techniques necessary to produce a tailored suit or coat.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FASH 529 [Min Grade: B] or FASH 629 [Min Grade: B]

FASH 550 Fashion Design IV 3.0 Credits

Expands and broadens technical skills and lays the groundwork for development of the graduate collection. Projects include couture eveningwear techniques.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FASH 531 [Min Grade: B] or FASH 631 [Min Grade: B]

FASH 600 Fashion Industry Internship 0.0 Credits

Provides relevant off campus employment for students; they experience design and production processes in an industrial setting.

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

FASH 604 Materials Exploration 3.0 Credits

In this course students experiment with materials, connectors, color, texture and form as they relate to the body. Students will learn how to transform and manipulate fabric by uncovering processes that allow the metamorphosis of planar materials into three-dimensional works.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: (VSST 104 [Min Grade: B] or VSST 101 [Min Grade: B]) and (VSST 105 [Min Grade: B] or VSST 102 [Min Grade: B]) and (VSST 106 [Min Grade: B] or VSST 103 [Min Grade: B]) and VSST 110 [Min Grade: B] and VSST 111 [Min Grade: B]

FASH 610 Presentation Techniques 3.0 Credits

This course is designed to introduce presentation techniques and skills used in the Fashion Industry. Students will learn to prepare presentation boards, portfolios, and brochures via traditional and digital media.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FASH 604 [Min Grade: B]

FASH 611 Textile Design 3.0 Credits

Instructs the student in both traditional and digital techniques and Textile Design. Investigates layout, repeat and co-ordinated fabric groups.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is FASH or major is INTR.
Prerequisites: VSST 102 [Min Grade: D] or VSST 105 [Min Grade: C]

FASH 615 Computer Aided Design for Patternmaking 3.0 Credits

Covers the production, storage, and retrieval of fashion patterns using computer-assisted design software and Macintosh hardware. Requires students to use previously acquired pattern-making and design skills to produce patterns on the computer and plotter.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FASH 342 [Min Grade: C] or FASH 628 [Min Grade: B]

FASH 616 Computer Aided Design for Fashion Design 3.0 Credits

Provides an overview of computers in the fashion industry. Develops students' presentation skills using industry software and commercial graphics programs.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FASH 611 [Min Grade: C]

FASH 617 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.
Prerequisites: FASH 342 [Min Grade: D]

FASH 628 Draping Design 3.0 Credits

Differences in the material properties of fabric require the designer to use a variety of approaches to take a design concept to realization. Building on skills mastered in FASH 341-Flat Pattern Design, students will learn to create garments by combining those skills with draping directly on the dress form.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FASH 341 [Min Grade: B]

FASH 629 Fashion Design I 3.0 Credits

Inspiration and research is essential to the creation of new ideas and the fulfillment of design problems. Fashion Design I examines the use of both unusual and familiar sources of inspiration to develop uniquely creative garments. Resources may include: architecture, film, furniture, historic costume (DHCC), industrial design, interior design, nature, painting, sculpture, transportation, etc. The ability to think on paper is stressed as well as the manipulation of a variety of materials and media through the conceptualization and development of both singular realizations and coordinated groups.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FASH 628 [Min Grade: B]

FASH 630 Fashion Design A 3.0 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
Prerequisites: FASH 251 [Min Grade: C] or FASH 629 [Min Grade: B]

FASH 631 Fashion Design B 3.0 Credits

Stresses industrial limitations as they apply to design and creativity. Covers fabrication, costing, market requirements, and specifications for all facets of the industry. Primary areas of concentration include sportswear and swimwear. Includes professional critiques.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: or FASH 629 [Min Grade: B], FASH 251 [Min Grade: C] or FASH 629 [Min Grade: B]

FASH 632 Drawing for Industry 3.0 Credits

Offers the Fashion student the ability to generate technical renderings of garments along with associated specifications requirements as per industry expectations.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is FASH.
Prerequisites: FASH 342 [Min Grade: C] or FASH 628 [Min Grade: B]

FASH 633 Couture Techniques 3.0 Credits

Emphasizes a particular limit of time, cost, or material and expands development of technical solutions to construction and production problems.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FASH 550 [Min Grade: B] or FASH 730 [Min Grade: B]

FASH 643 Tailoring 3.0 Credits

In this course, building on skills mastered in FASH 341-Flat Pattern Design and FASH 628-Draping Design, the student is instructed in the complex pattern-making, draping, construction and fitting techniques necessary to produce a tailored suit or coat.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FASH 629 [Min Grade: B]

FASH 650 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: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FASH 241 [Min Grade: B] and VSST 112 [Min Grade: B]

FASH 651 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: B]

FASH 653 Intimate Apparel Design 3.0 Credits

This course will offer an introduction to the foundations and sleepwear marketplace. Primary focus will be on the design and execution of two pieces for this market. Students will learn how to construct a bra (molded cups) and how to incorporate these details into their final looks for this market. In addition, students will learn the safe operation of the specialty sewing machines for knit construction.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FASH 629 [Min Grade: B]

FASH 664 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
Prerequisites: FASH 550 [Min Grade: B] or FASH 730 [Min Grade: B]

FASH 666 Business of Fashion 3.0 Credits

Presents the following topics in seminar: fashion merchandising as a link between producer and final consumer, 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 psychographic factors, manufacturing components and processes, and case studies.

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

FASH 685 Collection I 3.0 Credits

Requires proposal, design, and execution of related garments to form a collection. Emphasizes the designer's goals. Includes professional critique.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FASH 550 [Min Grade: B] or FASH 730 [Min Grade: B]

FASH 686 Collection II 3.0 Credits

Continues FASH 685 Collection I. Includes professional critique.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FASH 685 [Min Grade: B] or FASH 865 [Min Grade: B]

FASH 699 Comprehensive Examination in Fashion Design 0.0 Credits

Provides a comprehensive examination in the field of fashion design. Required of candidates for the M.S. degree upon satisfactory completion of the coursework for the degree.

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

FASH 730 Fashion Design C 3.0 Credits

Expands and broadens technical skills and lays the groundwork for development of the graduate collection. Projects include couture eveningwear techniques.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FASH 631 [Min Grade: C]

FASH 731 Fashion Design D 3.0 Credits

Emphasizes a particular limit of time, cost, or material and expands development of technical solutions to construction and production problems.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FASH 730 [Min Grade: C]

FASH 750 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 2 times for 6 credits
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is FASH.
Prerequisites: FASH 241 [Min Grade: C] and VSST 112 [Min Grade: C]

FASH 751 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: C]

FASH 752 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: C]

FASH 765 Fashion Presentation 3.0 Credits

Requires two-dimensional presentation of original collections based on various facets of the industry. Stresses professional skill development in medium of choice.

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

FASH 766 Fashion Business Topics 3.0 Credits

Presents the following topics in seminar: fashion merchandising as a link between producer and final consumer, 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 psychographic factors, manufacturing components and processes, and case studies.

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

FASH 767 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 799 Special Topics in Fashion Design 1.0-4.0 Credit

Provides study in the field of fashion design, interdisciplinary studies, and other areas. May be repeated for credit if topics vary.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

FASH 864 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.
Prerequisites: FASH 765 [Min Grade: C]

FASH 865 Problems in Fashion Design Phase I 3.0 Credits

Requires proposal, design, and execution of related garments to form a collection. Emphasizes the designer's goals. Includes professional critique.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FASH 730 [Min Grade: C]

FASH 866 Problems in Fashion Design Phase II 3.0 Credits

Continues FASH 865. Includes professional critique.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: FASH 865 [Min Grade: C]

FASH 899 Comprehensive Examination in Fashion Design 0.0 Credits

Provides a comprehensive examination in the field of fashion design. Required of candidates for the M.S. degree upon satisfactory completion of the coursework for the degree.

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

FASH I599 Independent Study in Fashion Design 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

FASH I699 Independent Study in Fashion Design 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

FASH I799 Independent Study in Fashion Design 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

FASH I899 Independent Study in Fashion Design 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

FASH I999 Independent Study in Fashion Design 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

FASH T580 Special Topics in Fashion Design 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

FASH T680 Special Topics in Fashion Design 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

FASH T780 Special Topics in Fashion Design 1.0-4.0 Credit

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

FASH T880 Special Topics in Fashion Design 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

FASH T980 Special Topics in Fashion Design 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

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