Fashion Management

DESIGN

DEGREE PLAN


Bachelors Degree Institutional Requirements

A minimum of 120 hours required for graduation to include: 45 hours of residency, 42 advanced hours (junior/community college courses will not satisfy), 36 of the last 45 hours from UIW, 45 clock hours community service, computer literacy (test or course credit).

Download PDF copy of Design Degree Plan

PDF copy of Design 4-year Degree Plan for catalog ending Summer 2014


GENERAL INFORMATION CONCERNING ADMITTANCE TO
AND REMAINING IN THE DESIGN PROGRAM

Please note that acceptance to the University does not guarantee admission to the Fashion Design major. Because the design concentration requires a specific skills set, all students planning to enter this concentration must pass two skill assessments tests and two portfolio reviews.  Passing the tests and the reviews is required before admittance into the upper level design courses is attempted. The purpose of the skills assessment and the portfolio review process is to ensure that the most qualified students, evidenced by adequate skill and knowledge levels, will advance in the program.

The first skills assessment and portfolio review will occur in the middle of the sophomore year or after 3 full semesters.  The second skills assessment and portfolio review will occur at the end of the junior year prior to enrolling in the Senior Collection I course offered the following fall. Students must keep in mind that a passing grade of a "C" will not guarantee passing the skills assessment or the portfolio review.  

Transfer students must take the skills assessment and submit a portfolio at the scheduled portfolio review time the SPRING semester before they plan to attend. In addition, transfer students will not be allowed to take upper level design courses until the test and review have been successfully completed. Students should consider transferring into the program before meeting all general core requirements. Fashion Design major course requirements require a minimum of eight semesters due to strict sequencing, regardless of other credit hours accumulated.

Students who do not pass a skills assessment test and portfolio review may retake the test and resubmit the portfolio the following year.  Students who plan on retesting and resubmitting should retake some or all design foundation courses to enhance their skills.

It is University policy that students must pass courses in their major with a minimum grade of a C.  Students who make a D or less must re-take their major courses.  In the Fashion Management program, students may attempt each FMGT, FADS or FMER course twice.  If, after two tries, the highest earned grade is less than a C, the student must obtain the permission of the FMGT faculty to continue as a major and attempt the course for a third time.  If, after faculty approval, the third attempt at the course is a grade lower than a C, the student must change majors.

SOPHOMORE REVIEW
STUDENT REQUIREMENTS


 

UNIVERSITY CORE CURRICULUM

University Core Requirements: 46 semester hours

UNIVERSITY CORE CURRICULUM
HOURS
Rhetoric (6)
ENGL 1311 Composition I
3
ENGL 1312 Composition II
3
Wellness Development (3)
DWHP 1200 (3200 Transfer)
2
PE Activity Course _________
1
Philosophy and Religion (9)
3 Hrs from: RELS 1310, 1340, 1345, 1355, 1360, 1375, 3330, 3345
3
PHIL 1381 Introduction to Philosophy
3
3 Hrs RELS/PHIL
3
Literature and the Arts (6)
ENGL 2310 World Literature Studies
3
Fine Arts: 3 Hrs from: ART 1301 1311
3
Mathematics and the Natural Sciences (7)
MATH 1304 or higher
3
Science
4
History and the Behavioral Sciences (6)
3 Hours from: HIST 1311, 1312, 1321, 1322 Social Science: ECON 2301
3
3
Second Language (6)
 
3
3
Community Service (45 Non-Credit Clock Hours)
Community Service Requirement
TOTAL CORE CURRICULUM HOURS
43

Grade of C or better required in ENGL 1311, 1312
and all courses for Major/Minor/Concentration/Specialization.


Concentration in Design

Fashion Management students with a concentration in Design learn to apply the basic principles of design and creativity in developing fashions for the new millennium. Students will be taught the application of artistic and creative design elements, selection and use of fabrics and textiles, and the techniques for transforming design concepts into garments in order to create the final product.

 

FASHION MANAGEMENT**
HOURS
FMGT 1111 SEMINAR IN FASHION MANAGEMENT
1
FMGT 1301 COMPUTER APPLICATIONS
3
FMGT 1305 INTRO TO FASHION MANAGEMENT
3
FMGT 1307 CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES OF DRESS
3
FMGT 1310 APPAREL CONSTRUCTION I
3
FMGT 2341 TEXTILES
3
FMGT 2350 PROMOTIONAL STRATEGIES IN FASHION
3
FMGT 3327 FASHION HISTORY
3
FMGT 3340 TEXTILE PRODUCT ANALYSIS
3
FMGT 4331 FASHION SHOW PRODUCTION
3
FMGT 4350 GLOBAL FASHION ECONOMICS
3
FMGT 4382 PORTFOLIO
3
TOTAL FMGT CURRICULUM HOURS
34

 


 

FASHION DESIGN**
HOURS
FADS 1305 INTRO TO FASHION DESIGN
3
FADS 1320 APPAREL CONSTRUCTION 2
3
FADS 2331 FLAT PATTERN
3
FADS 3320 APPAREL 3
3
FADS 3325 DRAPING
3
FADS 3330 ADVANCED DESIGN
3
FADS 3333 FASHION ILLUSTRATION
3
FADS 4332 PATTERNMAKING METHODS
3
FADS 4340 COMPUTER ILLUSTRATION
3
FADS 4350 SENIOR COLLECTION I
3
FADS 4360 SENIOR COLLECTION II
3

CHOOSE 2:

FADS 4324 SURFACE DESIGN
FADS 4320 COUTURE EMBROIDERY
FADS 43XX KINTS
FMGT 4392

6
2 ELECTIVES
6
TOTAL DESIGN HOURS
39

**Courses completed at junior/community colleges will not satisfy the advanced hour requirement for the degree.

 


 



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