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First Semester = 15-16 Credit Hours
 Course #Course TitleCredits
SLP 007CCS First Year Experience1
DFN 101Foundation Drawing I3
Choose One** DFN 117 or DFN 1182D Design 3D Design 3
FAD 101Fashion Fundamentals: Apparel3
DET BY PATH* DEN 107 DLE ---Composition I General Education Elective3
DAH 200Western Art History/Visual Culture3
Second Semester = 15 Credit Hours
 Course #Course TitleCredits
DFN 112Drawing II: Visualization3
Choose One** DFN 117 2D Design 3
DFN 118 3D Design 3
DFN 119Digital Techniques3
FAD 102Fashion Fundamentals: Accessories3
DEN 108Composition II3
Third Semester = 15 Credit Hours
 Course #Course TitleCredits
FAD 200Sophomore Studio3
FAD 204Fashion Anthropology3
FAD 207Fashion Illustration3
FAD 221Introduction to Sustainability3
DFS 101 Introduction to Interdisciplinary Study 3
Choose OneDAH 201Visual Narration: Asia or Visual Narration: Africa/America3
Fourth Semester = 18 Credit Hours
Course #Course TitleCredits
DFD 119 Embellished Surfaces3
FAD 205Collection Design 3
DCR 252 Introduction to Digital Fabrication3
DAS 213Business Practices3
DEN 239Survey of World Literature3
DAH 352History of Fashion3
Fifth Semester = 18 Credit Hours
Course #Course TitleCredits
FAD 300Junior Studio 3
FAD 301Tech Pack Design 3
FAD 309Fashion Brand Management3
DNS 300Natural Science3
DVC 200Concepts & Methods/Visual Culture3
Sixth Semester = 18 Credit Hours
Course #Course TitleCredits
FAD 302Fashion Portfolio3
FAD 305Fashion Trends3
FAD ---Fashion Design Elective3
DLE ---General Education Elective3
D - - - - -Elective3
Seventh Semester = 15 Credit Hours
 Course #Course TitleCredits
FAD 400Senior Studio - Pre-Collection3
FAD 401Advanced Collection Design3
FAD ---Fashion Design Elective3
Choose OneDAH** --- or DVC*** ---Art History or Visual Culture Elective3
DLE ---General Education Elective 3
Eighth Semester = 12 Credit Hours
Course #Course TitleCredits
FAD 402The Collection3
FAD 403Masterpiece Collection Studio3
FAD ---Fashion Design Elective3
DLE ---General Education Elective
D-- ---Elective3

**DAH/DVC must be taken at the 200 level or higher

*DEN 107 is placed as a Gen Ed elective. English path is determined by High School English scores or the English Placement Exercise (EPE).

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

Catalog Year: 20/21 Total Credits: 126-127

Total credits: 127 – First Year Experience=1; Foundations=15; Major=63; Gen Ed=42; Elective=6

Fashion Design Program Learning Outcomes (PLO)

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

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