Fashion Design

Bachelor of Science Degree: 183.0 quarter credits

About the Program

The Fashion Design Program at Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design educates and trains visionary designers to use an integrated approach toward the creation of contemporary fashion within the context of an expanding, yet converging global economy and society. The fusion of art, design, science and technology serves as a springboard for the production of unique apparel for the 21st century, and represents a trans-disciplinary approach that requires flexibility and focus. Over the past two decades, Drexel’s Fashion Design program has developed a stellar, international reputation and is ranked in the top five nationally and 16th worldwide. That is due in part, to a passionate and experienced faculty, novel approaches to pedagogy, and participation in national and international competitions. Faculty and alumni connections to industry leaders strongly augment and catalyze the program, the strength of which is closely linked to the philosophy that each student has a distinct vision and a unique aesthetic that must be cultivated on an individual basis. 

Within the beautiful new studios and specialized labs in the URBN Center, students learn to master skills and push the boundaries using those skills. Students can engage in collaborative University wide research through the use of the exCITe Center located next door and the Hybrid Making Lab located on the URBN Center’s first floor. They acquire detailed knowledge about industrial productions, advanced technologies in design, collaborative design, materials and processes, and the marketing and merchandising of clothing. Accordingly, our future fashion designers, both undergraduates and graduates alike, develop an intuitive and practical understanding of design through a fine arts foundation, while studying the psychological, social and historical contexts of fashion through the world-renowned Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection (FHCC). Importantly, the students are provided with commercial studio/ atelier training that goes hand-in-hand with classroom instruction through the University’s cooperative education program. Cooperative education offers invaluable opportunities for students to observe and participate in the fashion industry at the ground level. Critiques by visiting professionals are included in all upper level courses and provide valuable “real world” input, as well as future career connections. A large percentage of students spend a term studying abroad in the world’s great fashion capitals, including London, England and Florence, Italy. Upon graduation, students show their collections in the annual fashion show.   

For more information about this major, visit the College's Fashion Design page.

Degree Requirements 

General education requirements
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: The Craft of Persuasion3.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Thematic Analysis Across Genres3.0
MATH 119Mathematical Foundations for Design4.0
PHYS 121Physical Science for Design I4.0
PHYS 122Physical Science for Design II4.0
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
UNIV A101The Drexel Experience2.0
Arts and humanities electives9.0
Social science electives9.0
Free electives24.0
Visual studies requirements
ARTH 101History of Art I: Ancient to Medieval3.0
ARTH 102History of Art II: High Renaissance to Modern3.0
ARTH 103History of Art: Early to Late Modern3.0
VSST 101Design I4.0
VSST 102Design II4.0
VSST 103Design III4.0
VSST 110Introductory Drawing3.0
VSST 111Figure Drawing I3.0
VSST 204Materials Exploration4.0
VSST 301Painting I4.0
Select one of the following Multimedia courses:4.0
Multimedia: Performance
Multimedia: Space
Multimedia: Materials
Fashion design requirements
ARTH 335 [WI] History of Costume I: Preclassical to Directoire3.0
ARTH 336 [WI] History of Costume II: Directoire to World War I3.0
FASH 201Survey of the Fashion Industry3.0
FASH 210Presentation Techniques in Fashion3.0
FASH 211Fashion Drawing I3.0
FASH 212Fashion Drawing II3.0
FASH 220Textile Design3.0
FASH 230Textiles for Fashion Design3.0
FASH 241Construction Skills4.0
FASH 251Fashion Design I4.0
FASH 252Fashion Design II4.0
FASH 313Fashion Drawing for Industry3.0
FASH 314Fashion Presentation Drawing3.0
FASH 315Computer Aided Design for Patternmaking3.0
or FASH 316 Computer Aided Design for Fashion Design
FASH 341Flat Pattern Design4.0
FASH 342Draping Design4.0
FASH 343Tailoring and Design4.0
FASH 351Fashion Design III4.0
FASH 352Fashion Design IV4.0
FASH 464Professional Portfolio3.0
FASH 491Senior Problem in Fashion Design I4.0
FASH 492Senior Problem in Fashion Design II3.0
VSST 112Figure Drawing II3.0
Total Credits183.0


Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Center. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.


Sample Plans of Study 

Standard Plan

(See below for Study Abroad plan of study)

Term 1Credits
FASH 201Survey of the Fashion Industry3.0
PHYS 121Physical Science for Design I4.0
UNIV A101The Drexel Experience1.0
VSST 101Design I4.0
VSST 110Introductory Drawing3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 2
FASH 241Construction Skills4.0
PHYS 122Physical Science for Design II4.0
UNIV A101The Drexel Experience1.0
VSST 102Design II4.0
VSST 111Figure Drawing I3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 3
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
FASH 341Flat Pattern Design4.0
MATH 119Mathematical Foundations for Design4.0
VSST 103Design III4.0
VSST 112Figure Drawing II3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 4
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
FASH 210Presentation Techniques in Fashion3.0
FASH 211Fashion Drawing I3.0
FASH 342Draping Design4.0
VSST 204Materials Exploration4.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 5
ARTH 101History of Art I: Ancient to Medieval3.0
COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development0.0
FASH 212Fashion Drawing II3.0
FASH 220Textile Design3.0
FASH 230Textiles for Fashion Design3.0
FASH 251Fashion Design I4.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 6
ARTH 102History of Art II: High Renaissance to Modern3.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: The Craft of Persuasion3.0
FASH 252Fashion Design II4.0
FASH 313Fashion Drawing for Industry3.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 7
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Thematic Analysis Across Genres3.0
VSST 301Painting I4.0
Select one of the following:4.0
Multimedia: Performance 
Multimedia: Materials 
Multimedia: Space 
Social science elective3.0
 Term Credits14.0
Term 8
ARTH 103History of Art: Early to Late Modern3.0
ARTH 335 [WI] History of Costume I: Preclassical to Directoire3.0
FASH 343Tailoring and Design4.0
Arts and Humanities elective3.0
FASH 315Computer Aided Design for Patternmaking (or elective)3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 9
ARTH 336 [WI] History of Costume II: Directoire to World War I3.0
FASH 314Fashion Presentation Drawing3.0
FASH 351Fashion Design III4.0
Arts and Humanities elective3.0
 Term Credits13.0
Term 10
FASH 352Fashion Design IV4.0
FASH 464Professional Portfolio3.0
Free elective 3.0
Arts and Humanities elective3.0
Social science elective 3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 11
FASH 491Senior Problem in Fashion Design I4.0
FASH 316Computer Aided Design for Fashion Design (or elective)3.0
Free elective 3.0
Social science elective 3.0
 Term Credits13.0
Term 12
FASH 492Senior Problem in Fashion Design II3.0
Free electives 12.0
 Term Credits15.0
Total Credit: 183.0

 

Study Abroad

Term 1Credits
FASH 201Survey of the Fashion Industry3.0
PHYS 121Physical Science for Design I4.0
UNIV A101The Drexel Experience1.0
VSST 101Design I4.0
VSST 110Introductory Drawing3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 2
FASH 241Construction Skills4.0
PHYS 122Physical Science for Design II4.0
UNIV A101The Drexel Experience1.0
VSST 102Design II4.0
VSST 111Figure Drawing I3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 3
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
FASH 341Flat Pattern Design4.0
MATH 119Mathematical Foundations for Design4.0
VSST 103Design III4.0
VSST 112Figure Drawing II3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 4
COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development0.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
FASH 211Fashion Drawing I3.0
FASH 220Textile Design3.0
FASH 342Draping Design4.0
VSST 204Materials Exploration4.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 5
Free electives 12.0
 Term Credits12.0
Term 6
ARTH 102History of Art II: High Renaissance to Modern3.0
FASH 210Presentation Techniques in Fashion3.0
FASH 212Fashion Drawing II3.0
FASH 230Textiles for Fashion Design3.0
FASH 251Fashion Design I4.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 7
ARTH 101History of Art I: Ancient to Medieval3.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: The Craft of Persuasion3.0
FASH 252Fashion Design II4.0
FASH 313Fashion Drawing for Industry3.0
Free elective 3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 8
ARTH 103History of Art: Early to Late Modern3.0
ARTH 335 [WI] History of Costume I: Preclassical to Directoire3.0
FASH 343Tailoring and Design4.0
Select one of the following:4.0
Multimedia: Performance 
Multimedia: Materials 
Multimedia: Space 
FASH 315Computer Aided Design for Patternmaking (or elective)3.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 9
ARTH 336 [WI] History of Costume II: Directoire to World War I3.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Thematic Analysis Across Genres3.0
FASH 314Fashion Presentation Drawing3.0
FASH 351Fashion Design III4.0
Social science elective 3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 10
FASH 352Fashion Design IV4.0
FASH 464Professional Portfolio3.0
Social science elective3.0
Arts and Humanities elective 3.0
Free elective 3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 11
FASH 491Senior Problem in Fashion Design I4.0
VSST 301Painting I4.0
FASH 316Computer Aided Design for Fashion Design (or elective)3.0
Arts and Humanities elective3.0
 Term Credits14.0
Term 12
FASH 492Senior Problem in Fashion Design II3.0
Arts and Humanities elective 3.0
Social science elective 3.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits12.0
Total Credit: 183.0


Co-op/Career Opportunities

Drexel Co-op is a renowned collegiate program. Students spend a minimum of 6 months either in the US or abroad where they can apply their skills in the challenging and exciting fashion industry. Areas of opportunity include garment design, concept design, product development, production, textile design, costume design, technical design, CAD, publishing, curatorial work, promotion and marketing. During the cooperative education program students apply their industry knowledge and gain experience in the diverse, fast paced global world of fashion. Students forge long lasting relationships with alumni and other industry professionals.

Co-Op Experiences

Some past co-op employers of fashion design students include: 

  • A Wish Come True, Greater Philadelphia Area
  • Abercrombie & Fitch, Ohio
  • Althea Harper, New York
  • Amsale, New York
  • BCBG Max Azria, California
  • Bioko Biodiversity Protection Program, Equatorial Guinea
  • Blazina International, Philadelphia
  • Calvin Klein, New York
  • Carole Hochman Design Group, New York
  • Charlotte Ronson, New York
  • Dennis Basso/Stallion Inc., New York
  • Derek Lam, New York
  • Destination Maternity Corporation, Philadelphia, PA
  • Elie Tahari, New York
  • Jordache Enterprises, New York
  • Lilly Pulitzer, Greater Philadelphia Area
  • Michael Kors, New York
  • Milly LLC, New York
  • Nanette Lepore,  New York
  • Priscilla Costa, Greater Philadelphia Area
  • Shehu, Philadelphia, PA
  • Shima Seiki USA, Inc., South New Jersey
  • Urban Outfitters, Philadelphia, PA

 Visit the Drexel Steinbright Career Development Center page for more detailed information on co-op and post-graduate opportunities.

Facilities

Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design is located in the new URBN Center at 3501 Market Street in Philadelphia. The URBN Center is a 140,000 square foot state-of-the art facility where the Fashion Design studios are located on the 3rd floor.

Classes are held in fully equipped studios for design and construction, pattern drafting, CAD design, and textile design including a dedicated senior and graduate design studio. Other studios on the 3rd floor include a specialty equipment lab, computer lab, knitwear studio, a fabric dying and research lab, fashion drawing studio, and the Charles Evans Library. The Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection (FHCC), currently estimated to hold more than 12,000 objects, is located on the first floor and is an invaluable library, archive and educational tool for our students as well as scholars, historians, artists and designers in the national and international community. Also located on the first floor is the Hybrid Making Lab. This lab provides collaborative design and research opportunities both within Westphal College and University wide. The exCITe Center (Expressive and Creative Interaction Technologies), located next door at 3401 Market Street, welcomes students and faculty from across the University as well as the community.

The open environment of the URBN Center provides opportunity for collaboration with all of the programs at the Westphal College. Design & Merchandising is on the first floor, opposite the main lobby where work from all of the College’s students is regularly displayed. Digital Media, Animation & Visual Effects, Game Art & Production, Web Development & Interaction Design, Product Design, Graphic Design, Interiors, and Architecture’s studios and labs are also located in the URBN Center. The Center encourages anyone interested to schedule a visit to experience the creativity, technology, innovation and resulting excitement.   

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]

Fashion, Product Design & Merchandising Faculty

Kristen Ainscoe, BS (Drexel University). Assistant Teaching Professor. Visual merchandiser; merchandise management.
Catherine Byers, MA (American University). Assistant Teaching Professor. Journalism; marketing and communications.
Nick Cassway, BFA (Tyler School of Art). Assistant Teaching Professor. Curating; experimental portraiture; computer design.
Anne C. Cecil, MA (University of the Arts) Program Director, Design & Merchandising. Associate Teaching Professor. Web designer, product designer, merchandising and artist.
Renee Weiss Chase, MS (Drexel University). Professor. Fashion designer; computer-aided design systems for the fashion curriculum.
Anita Dennis, AST (Art Institute of Philadelphia) Fashion Laboratory Technician. Assistant Teaching Professor. Fashion designer and technician; construction skills.
Genevieve Dion, MFA (University of the Arts). Assistant Professor. Industrial designer, wearable artist, new materials technology research.
Michael Glaser, MFA (Ohio State University) Program Director for Product Design. Assistant Professor. Quantifying the designer's intuition; the interplay between digital and physical forms; human desire to shape our surroundings.
Cynthia Golembuski, MS (Drexel University) Associate Program Director, Fashion Design. Assistant Teaching Professor. Fashion designer, illustrator, computer aided design.
Roberta Hochberger Gruber, MS (Drexel University) Head of the Fashion and Product Design & Merchandising Department. Associate Professor. Fashion designer and illustrator; wearable artist, merchandiser, special events.
Joseph H. Hancock, II, PhD (Ohio State University). Associate Professor. Apparel merchandising, textiles and clothing, culture and marketing strategies.
Lisa L. Hayes, BFA (Syracuse University) Program Director, Fashion Design. Associate Professor. Fashion designer, product designer, pattern design.
Jan Marshall, BA (Long Island University). Assistant Teaching Professor. Fashion designer, knitwear, product development, fashion analysis.
Kathi Martin, MSIS (Drexel University) Associate Director of the Graduate Program in Fashion Design. Associate Professor. Fashion and textile designer; textile artist; computer-aided design, best practices online databases and graphic interfaces for fashion and historic costume, virtual characters for fashion design.
Alphonso McClendon, MS (Drexel University). Assistant Professor. Fashion designer, textile designer, computer aided design.
Beth Phillips, MS (Georgetown University). Associate Teaching Professor. Business and international marketing, linguist, analysis of products.
Juanita Phillips, BS (Drexel University). Assistant Teaching Professor. Fashion designer and educator.
Clare Sauro, MA (Fashion Institute of Technology) Curator of the Robert and Penny vox Historic Costume Collection. Assistant Teaching Professor. Curatorial studies, collection management, art history and fashion.
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