Fashion Accessories Design

Fashion Accessories Design Curriculum

Freshman Year

First Semester = 15-16 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
SLP 007CCS First Year Experience1
DFN 101Foundation Drawing I3
Choose One**DFN 1172D Design3
DFN 1183D Design
FAD 101Fashion Accessories Fundamentals3
DEN 108The Art of Argumentation3
DAH 200Art & Culture: Ages of Discovery3
Second Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DFN 112Drawing II: Visualization3
Choose One**DFN 1172D Design3
DFN 1183D Design
DFN 119Digital Fundamentals3
FAD 102Fashion Accessories Processes3
DFS 101Introduction to Interdisciplinary Study3

**Students should alternate DFN 117 and DFN 118 between the Fall/Winter semesters

Sophomore Year

Third Semester = 18 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
FAD 201Accessories Design I3
FAD 205Collection Design3
FAD 207Fashion Accessories Illustration3
DEN 239Survey of World Literature3
ChooseDAH 201Visual Narration: Asia3
OneVisual Narration: Africa/America
DAH 352History of Fashion3
Fourth Semester = 18 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
DFN 1163D Techniques3
FAD 202Accessories Design II3
FAD 204Business Anthropology3
DCR 2523D Digital Craft3
DAS 213Business Practices3
DVC 200Concepts & Methods/Visual Culture3

Junior Year

Fifth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
FAD 301Tech Pack Design3
FAD 303Intermediate Shoe Making3
FAD 309Fashion Brand Management3
DNS 300Natural Science 3
DLE ---Liberal Arts Elective 3
Sixth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
FAD 305Fashion Trends3
FAD - - -Fashion Accessories Design Elective3
DME 245Beginning Casting3
DLE ---Liberal Arts Elective 3
D - - - - - Elective 3

Senior Year

Seventh Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
FAD 401Advanced Collection Design3
FAD 403Advanced Shoe Making3
FAD ---Fashion Accessories Design Elective3
ChooseDAH 400Art History 3
OneDVC 400Visual Culture Elective
DLE ---Liberal Arts Elective 3
Eighth Semester = 15 Credit Hours
EarnedCourse #Course TitleCredits
FAD 402Final Collection Design3
FAD 404Fashion Buying and Merchandising3
FAD ---Fashion Accessories Design Elective3
DET BY PATH*DEN 107Writing Workshop3
DLE ---Liberal Arts Elective
D - - - - - Elective 3
DEN 107 is placed as a liberal arts elective.  English path is determined by ACT/SAT writing scores or the English Placement Exercise (EPE).
Catalog Year 18/19 Total Credits      126-127
Total credits: 127:   First Year Experience=1;   Foundations=18;   Major=60;   Liberal Arts=42;   General Elective=6

Fashion Accessories Design Program Learning Outcomes (PLO)

Upon graduation, students in the BFA Fashion Accessories Design program will be able to:

  1. Design collections by using various manual and digital drawing techniques; illustrate innovative production-ready design
  2. Construct accessories by using professional, state-of-the-art technology, while translating two- dimensional design into three-dimensional
  3. Apply trend research and analysis to innovative accessories design in response to the needs of the consumer and to evolving socio-cultural and global
  4. Collaborate in multidisciplinary project teams and articulate ideas and design concepts verbally and visually to any given
  5. Identify supply chain and fashion business elements, including Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and sustainability
  6. Demonstrate leadership in design, product development, sustainability, and professional practice.