Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design and Bachelor of Science in Fashion Merchandising

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Total Semester Credit Hours Required

156 semester credit hours.

Major

81 semester credit hours.

Minor (required)

21 semester credit hours.

Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design and Bachelor of Science in Fashion Merchandising - Dual Degree Program of Study

The B.A. in Fashion Design and B.S. in Fashion Merchandising dual degree program provides graduates with the broadest knowledge of the fashion industry among all fashion degrees by preparing students to work in design, manufacturing, production, wholesale, and retail environments.  In addition to the Core Curriculum Requirements that can be found elsewhere in this catalog, listed below are the Fashion Design Courses Required, Fashion Merchandising Courses Required, Business Courses Required, and the Additional Program Requirements for completion of the B.A. in Fashion Design and B.S. in Fashion Merchandising dual degree program.  Also shown below is the Suggested Rotation of Courses for completion of the dual degree program in four years.

Fashion Design Courses Required

Within the fashion design courses required, 24 of the 42 required hours must be upper-level semester credit hours.

FT 1013Principles and Techniques of Design Construction3
FT 2013Fundamentals of Fashion Sketching3
FT 2113Techniques of Pattern Design3
FT 2403Mass Production Techniques3
FT 3013History of Costume3
FT 3113Advanced Techniques of Pattern Design3
FT 3403Draping and Couture Techniques3
FT 4033Fashion Portfolio Development3
FT 4213Collection Design and Development3
FT 4303Computers in Fashion Design3
FT 4403Contemporary Tailored Design3
FT 4603Fashion Event Planning and Production3
FT 4966Internship in Fashion Design6
Total Semester Credit Hours42

Fashion Merchandising Courses Required

Within the fashion merchandising courses required, 24 of the 39 required hours must be upper-level semester credit hours.

FT 1073Textiles3
FT 1083Fashion Products and Industries3
FT 2033Principles of Fashion Marketing3
FT 3023Career Development Strategies3
FT 3043Global Production and Trade3
FT 3063Fashion Promotion3
FT 3103Merchandise Planning and Control3
FT 3203Quality Assurance and Textile Evaluation3
FT 4103Advanced Merchandise Planning and Control3
FT 4113Retail Buying3
FT 4123Retail Product Management and Information Analysis3
FT 4976Internship in Fashion Merchandising6
Total Semester Credit Hours39

Business Courses Required

Within the business courses required, 12 of the 21 required hours must be upper-level semester credit hours.

BUS 2043Fundamentals of Accounting I3
BUS 3003Principles of Management3
BUS 3113Principles of Marketing3
BUS 3513Professional Presentation Strategies3
BUS 4063Retailing3
BUS 4093Principles of Selling3
BUS 4213Consumer Behavior3
Total Semester Credit Hours21

Additional Program Requirements

ART 1303Basic Drawing3
ART 2223Introduction to Computer Based Art3
ART 2303Figure Drawing3
CSCI 2433Microcomputer Applications3
Principles of Microeconomics (if not completed through general core requirements; the degree requires the completion of 3 hours of Economics from among ECO 1013 and ECO 1023; hours taken substitute for FT 3203 in major requirements)
Principles of Macroeconomics
Elementary Statistics I (if not completed through core requirements; the degree requires the completion of 6 hours of Math from among MATH 1013, 1303, 1703, and 2203; hours taken substitute for BUS 3513 in minor requirements)
Elementary Analysis I
Total Semester Credit Hours12

Suggested Rotation of Courses

First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
FT 1013 (This course MUST be taken in the first fall semester of enrollment.)Principles and Techniques of Design Construction3
FT 1083Fashion Products and Industries3
ART 1303 (This courses MUST be taken in the first fall semester of enrollment.)Basic Drawing3
ENG 1013Composition I3
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-18653
UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience1
Wellness/Mathematics CAO Core (Fashion Program-suggested courses of MATH 1013, MATH 1303, or MATH 1703 are strongly advised)2
 Semester Credit Hours18
Spring
FT 1073Textiles3
FT 2013 (This course MUST be taken in the first academic year of enrollment.)Fundamentals of Fashion Sketching3
FT 2113 (This course MUST be taken in the first spring semester of enrollment.)Techniques of Pattern Design3
ENG 1023Composition II3
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present3
Mathematics Core (Fashion Program-suggested core courses of MATH 1013, MATH 1013, or MATH 1703 are strongly advised)3
 Semester Credit Hours18
Second Year
Fall
FT 2033Principles of Fashion Marketing3
FT 2403Mass Production Techniques3
ART 2303Figure Drawing3
BUS 2043Fundamentals of Accounting I3
CSCI 2433Microcomputer Applications3
Life / Physical Science Core3
 Semester Credit Hours18
Spring
FT 3103Merchandise Planning and Control3
FT 3403Draping and Couture Techniques3
ART 2223Introduction to Computer Based Art3
BUS 3003Principles of Management3
GOV 2013U.S. National Government3
Social/Behavioral Science Core (Fashion Program-suggested core courses of ECO 1013 or ECO 1023 are strongly advised)3
 Semester Credit Hours18
Third Year
Fall
FT 3013History of Costume3
FT 3063Fashion Promotion3
FT 4303Computers in Fashion Design3
FT 4403Contemporary Tailored Design3
BUS 3113Principles of Marketing3
Creative Arts Core3
 Semester Credit Hours18
Spring
FT 3023Career Development Strategies3
FT 3113Advanced Techniques of Pattern Design3
FT 4123Retail Product Management and Information Analysis3
FT 4603Fashion Event Planning and Production3
GOV 2023Texas Government3
Life/Physical Science Core3
 Semester Credit Hours18
Summer
FT 4976Internship in Fashion Merchandising6
 Semester Credit Hours6
Fourth Year
Fall
FT 3043 (GP)Global Production and Trade3
FT 3203Quality Assurance and Textile Evaluation3
FT 4033Fashion Portfolio Development3
BUS 4093Principles of Selling3
BUS 4213Consumer Behavior3
Language, Philosophy, and Culture Core3
 Semester Credit Hours18
Spring
FT 4103Advanced Merchandise Planning and Control3
FT 4113Retail Buying3
FT 4213Collection Design and Development3
BUS 3513Professional Presentation Strategies3
BUS 4063Retailing3
Multicultural Women's Studies CAO Core3
 Semester Credit Hours18
Summer
FT 4966Internship in Fashion Design6
 Semester Credit Hours6
 Total Semester Credit Hours: 156

(GP) courses satisfy global perspectives graduation requirement.