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FMGT 1111 Seminar in Fashion Management
An introduction to university procedures, the Fashion Management Program and an overview of the fashion industry. This course is offered as part of a learning community in conjunction with FADS 1305: Introduction to Fashion Design or FMGT 1305: Introduction to Fashion Management; and with FMGT 1310: Apparel Construction.

FMGT 1301 Computer Applications for Fashion Marketing
Hands-on computer use with Adobe Creative Suite software to explore graphic skills.

FMGT 1305 Intro to Fashion Design
This basic design course encompasses the fashion design process from inspiration through production. Focus is on terminology, design elements and principles, the creative process of inspiration documentation and design experimentation. May not be repeated for credit. Fee (as needed)

FMGT 1310 Apparel Construction 1
The purpose of this course is to study the application of construction techniques and the principles of pattern design. Instruction will emphasize the correct use of patterns and guide sheets, sewing tools, sewing equipment and pressing techniques. Application of design elements and clothing silhouettes will also be introduced.

FMGT 2323 Fashion History 1
This course is a chronological study of Western dress and its relationship to society and culture from ancient times to the start of haute couture in the late 1800s.

FMGT 2341 Textiles
An introduction to textiles that provides a broad view of the development, production and utilization of fabrics and the impact they have on design and construction. The characteristics of different fibers, yarns, fabrics, and finishes are investigated. Prerequisites: Seminar FMGT 1111 and Intro to FMGT 1305 or FMER 2381 and Apparel I FMGT 1310 or 1332 or 1432 or 1121. Fee. (Summer and Fall)

FMGT 2350 Fashion Promotional Strategies 1
The study of promotional strategies unique to the fashion industry. Special emphasis is placed on visual merchandising techniques relevant to the wholesale or retail level of the industry.

FMGT 3323 Fashion History 2
This course is a chronological study of dress through and its relationship to society and culture from the beginning of couture until the present day.

FMGT 3340 Textile Product Analysis
Application of information and skills covered in previous courses (textiles and construction) to the examination and evaluation of textile products’ quality level related to manufacturing methods and costs.

FMGT 3355 Fashion Operations Management 1
Introduction to the sales techniques used to monitor sales goals and production for both manufacturing and retail operations. Managerial perspectives are introduced through use of labor laws, employee productivity, mission statements, philanthropy, and vendor/retailer relations. Prerequisites: FMGT 1305; ACCT 2312. Fee.

FMGT 3383 Fashion Operations Management 2
A study of the roles and responsibilities of fashion merchandising buyers. Emphasis on retail buying functions, including developing merchandise plans, selecting products, negotiating terms, and monitoring performance.

FMGT 4307 Cultural Studies in Fashion
Dimensions of individuality are explored in regard to the cultural, psychological, and sociological influences of world dress. Both historical and contemporary aspects of dress are studied by region.

FMGT 4331 Fashion Promotional Strategies 2
Introduce individuals to various forms of advertising and methods of public relations to promote a business or event. Instruct individuals on the process of planning and presenting a fashion show event and how to outline the steps necessary for the organization of a successful event. Prerequisites: FMGT 2350 and/or instructor permission. Degree Plan: Fashion Design, Product Development, Merchandising; Undergraduate; May be repeated for credit. Fee. (Spring/Fall).

FMGT 4335 Portfolio, Fashion Management

FMGT 4350 Global Fashion Economics
Study of foreign textile and apparel manufacturing and retailing and its impact on domestic manufacturers and retailers; import program development, tariffs, quotas, financing, transportation, and other trade-related aspects. Prerequisites: ECON 2301.

FMGT 4392 Study Tour
An on-site study of the regional fashion marketing center for Fashion Management students. Course examines the design, production, distribution, and retailing of fashion goods from high fashion to mass markets. Course includes a seven day field study in London. Prerequisite: 2.25 G.P.A., 12 hours of Fashion Management courses, includes FMGT1305 or FMER2381

 

FADS 1305 Introduction to Fashion Design
This basic design course encompasses the fashion design process from inspiration through production. Focus is on terminology, design elements and principles, the creative process of inspiration documentation and design experimentation.  May not be repeated for credit. Fee (as needed).

FADS 1320 Apparel Construction 2
Course content focused upon the development of intermediate level skills in apparel construction and fitting methods. Course projects require the use of industrial sewing equipment. Prerequisites: FMGT 1305; FMGT 1310. Co-Requisite: FADS 2331; instructor’s signature required. Fee.

FADS 2331 Flat Pattern
Introduction to industrial pattern manipulations, principles, and techniques. Prerequisites: FMGT 1310. Co-Requisite: FADS 1320; instructor’s signature required. Fee.

FADS 3312 Patternmaking Methods
Study and application of intermediate techniques of patternmaking using flat pattern, draping, and the computer. Undergraduate Course. Cannot be repeated for credit. Required Course for Fashion Design Students. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Skills Assessment/Portfolio Review I and Flat Pattern FADS 2331 or FMGT 3331 Draping FADS 3325 or FMGT 4325

FADS 3320 Apparel Construction 3
The purpose of this course is to prepare students to develop and apply advanced industry construction techniques and couture sewing methods to new projects. Development of fitting techniques, how to operate industry sewing equipment, and difficult fabrics will be covered.

FADS 3325 Draping
Principles of apparel design through the three dimensional manipulation of fabric on a dress form; application of design principles to the development of ideas for apparel. Prerequisites: FADS 1320 or FMGT 1332, FADS 2331 and successful completion of skills assessment.

FADS 3330 Advanced Design
This course encompasses the design process from inspiration through production. Focus is on the creative process of inspiration documentation and design experimentation, as well as the apparel production process as practiced in the apparel industry. Fee. (Spring). Degree Plan: Fashion design; Prerequisites: FADS 3320 and Instructor's Signature Required; Undergraduate Course; Course may not be repeated for credit.

FADS 3333 Fashion Illustration
Illustration techniques for the rendering of fashion figures, clothing, fabrics, and flats using various mediums and surfaces and beginning portfolio development.Prerequisites: FMGT 1111, 2341, and FMGT 1310 or FMGT 1332 or FMGT 1432 or FMGT 1121, and FMGT 1305 or FMGT 2381

FADS 3335 Technical Line Development
Study and application of process for creating mass-market private-label apparel lines. This includes the use of industry-appropriate computer applications and will combine merchandising and design techniques in order to gain a more complete understanding of the apparel industry.

FADS 4310 Knitwear
Study and application of beginning to intermediate techniques of patternmaking and construction methods for stretch fabric garments and/or sweaters. May be repeated for credit up to 3 times. Fee (as needed). Prerequisite: Instructor’s Signature.

FADS 4320 Couture Embroidery
This course covers the basic techniques of French couture embroidery, including beading, application of sequins, use of various threads, and use of the tambour hook. Undergraduate Course. CAN be repeated for credit. Elective Course for Fashion Design Students. Costume Design Students welcome. Prerequisites: Undergraduate level FADS 1320 Minimum Grade of C or Undergraduate level FADS 3333 Minimum Grade of C or Undergraduate level FMGT 1322 Minimum Grade of C or Undergraduate level FMGT 3321 Minimum Grade of C

FADS 4324 Surface Design
Graphic design emphasizing the creative and technical aspects of fabric manipulation.

FADS 4330 Product Development 1
The application of both design and merchandising perspectives to simulate fashion product line methods for the mass market. Students will focus up on manufacturing processes for pre-production. Such work could include pattern making, style modifications, planning multiples, specification packages, quality assessments, and costing evaluations. May not be repeated for credit. Instructor signature required. Fee. Prerequisites: FADS 3335, with a grade of B- or higher.

FADS 4337 Product Development 2

FADS 4340 Computer Illustration
Use of the computer to render/edit fashion figures, flats, portfolio layouts, and fashion boards. Prerequisites: FMGT 1301 & FADS 3333.

FADS 4350 Senior Collections 1
Creative experience in the research, design, development, and execution of samples in preparation for
Senior Collection II. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Skills Assessment/Portfolio Review II and permission of instructor. Fee. (Fall)

FADS 4360 Senior Collections 2
Primary focus is the execution of a collection of garments for public exhibition. In addition, materials developed for this course will be added to the portfolio in preparation for exit review. Prerequisites: FADS 4350 and permission of instructor. Fee. (Spring). Degree Plan: Fashion Design; Undergraduate; Course may not be repeated for credit.

FADS 4382 Portfolio, Fashion Design
Process of developing a design portfolio collection for a career in fashion design, or other career options in the fashion industry. A variety of interview techniques and resume/portfolio styles will be discussed.