Juren Sullivan Center For Fashion Management

BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS DEGREE IN FASHION DESIGN

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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).


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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

ENGL 1311 Composition 1

3

ENGL 1312 Composition 2

3

DWHP 1200 Wellness/Health Development

2

PE Activity

1

PHIL 1381 Introduction to Philosophy

3

Religious Studies: Choose 1:

RELS 1310, 1340, 1345, 1355, 1360, 1375, 3330, or 3345

3

Fashion Merchandising & Product Development Majors:

Choose 1 upper division class from PHIL or RELS

 

Fashion Design Majors must take PHIL 3375 Art & Aesthetics

3

ENGL 2310 World Literature

3

Choose 1:

ARTS 1301, 1311; or ARTH 2361 or 2362

3

MATH 1304 or higher

3

HIST 1311, 1312, 1321, or 1322

3

Natural Science with lab

4

Language (one language—2 courses)

6

ECON 2301 Macro-Economics

3

Total Hours

43

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

 


BFA in Fashion Design

 

Students majoring with a Bachelors of Fine Arts 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.

Click on courses below to see syllabi.

 

FASHION COURSES**

 HOURS

FMGT 1111 Seminar in Fashion Management

1

FMGT 1301 Computer Applications in Fashion

3

FMGT 1305 Introduction to Fashion Management

3

FMGT 1310 Apparel Construction 1

3

FMGT 2341 Textiles

3

FMGT 3340 Textile Product Analysis

3

FMGT 4331 Fashion Promotional Strategies 2

3

FMGT 4392 Study Tour

3

FMGT 2323 Fashion History 1
FMGT 3323 Fashion History 2
FMGT 43XX Cultural Studies in Fashion

3
3
3

FADS 1305 Introduction to Fashion Design

3

FADS 1320 Apparel Construction 2

3

FADS 2331 Flat Pattern

3

FADS 3312 Patternmaking Methods

3

FADS 3325 Draping

3

FADS 3320 Apparel Construction 3

3

FADS 3330 Advanced Design

3

FADS 3333 Fashion Illustration

3

FADS 4324 Surface Design

3

FADS 4340 Computer Illustration

3

FADS 4350 Senior Collections 1

3

FADS 4360 Senior Collections 2

3

Choose one:
FADS 4320 Couture Embroidery

FADS 43XX Knitwear

 


3

FADS 4382 Portfolio, Fashion Design

3

FADS 4388 Internship

3

Total Hours in Fashion

 73

 ART COURSES

 HOURS

ARTS 1301 or 1311; or ARTH 2361 or 2362

3

ARTS 1301 Drawing

3

ARTS 1311 2-Dimensional Design

3

Choose one:
ARTH 2361 or 2362 (Art History)


3

Choose one:
ARTS 2301 Drawing 2

ARTS 2320 Painting 1
INTD 2364 Color Theory




3

Total Hours in ART

 12

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