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)
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.
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.
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).
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.
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
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.
Introduction to industrial pattern manipulations, principles, and techniques.
Prerequisites: FMGT 1310.
Co-Requisite: FADS 1320; instructor’s signature required. Fee.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
Graphic design emphasizing the creative and technical aspects of fabric manipulation.
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.
Use of the computer to render/edit fashion figures, flats, portfolio layouts, and fashion boards.
Prerequisites: FMGT 1301 & FADS 3333.
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)
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.