Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design

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Total Semester Credit Hours Required

120 semester credit hours.

Major

66 semester credit hours.

Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design Program of Study

The B.A. in Fashion Design degree program prepares students to work in the apparel and accessory design and production components of the fashion industry to design and develop merchandise for manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers.  In addition to the Core Curriculum Requirements that can be found elsewhere in this catalog, listed below are the Fashion Courses Required and the Additional Program Requirements for completion of the B.A. in Fashion Design.  Also shown below is the Suggested Rotation of Courses for completion of the degree in four years.

Fashion Courses Required

Within the fashion courses required, 39 of the 66 required hours must be upper-level semester hour credits.

FT 1013Principles and Techniques of Design Construction3
FT 1073Textiles3
FT 1083Fashion Products and Industries3
FT 2013Fundamentals of Fashion Sketching3
FT 2033Principles of Fashion Marketing3
FT 2113Techniques of Pattern Design3
FT 2403Mass Production Techniques3
FT 3013History of Costume3
FT 3023Career Development Strategies3
FT 3043Global Production and Trade3
FT 3103Merchandise Planning and Control3
FT 3113Advanced Techniques of Pattern Design3
FT 3203Quality Assurance and Textile Evaluation3
FT 3403Draping and Couture Techniques3
FT 4033Fashion Portfolio Development3
FT 4083Global Perspectives of Dress and Adornment3
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 Hours66

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, and 1703; hours taken substitute for FT 4083 in major requirements)
Financial and Quantitative Literacy
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 course MUST be taken in the first fall semester of enrollment.)Basic Drawing3
ENG 1013Composition I3
UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience1
Wellness/Mathematics CAO Core (Fashion Program-suggested core courses of MATH 1013, MATH 1303, or MATH 1703 are strongly advised)2
 Semester Credit Hours15
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
Mathematics Core (Fashion Program-suggested core courses of MATH 1013, MATH 1303, or MATH 1703 are strongly advised)3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Second Year
Fall
FT 2033Principles of Fashion Marketing3
FT 2403Mass Production Techniques3
ART 2303Figure Drawing3
CSCI 2433Microcomputer Applications3
GOV 2013U.S. National Government3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
FT 3103Merchandise Planning and Control3
FT 3403Draping and Couture Techniques3
ART 2223Introduction to Computer Based Art3
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-18653
Language, Philosophy, and Culture Core3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Third Year
Fall
FT 3043 (GP)Global Production and Trade3
FT 3203Quality Assurance and Textile Evaluation3
FT 4303Computers in Fashion Design3
FT 4403Contemporary Tailored Design3
Creative Arts Core3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
FT 3023Career Development Strategies3
FT 3113Advanced Techniques of Pattern Design3
FT 4603Fashion Event Planning and Production3
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present3
 Semester Credit Hours12
Summer
FT 4966Internship in Fashion Design6
 Semester Credit Hours6
Fourth Year
Fall
FT 3013History of Costume3
FT 4033Fashion Portfolio Development3
FT 4083 (GP)Global Perspectives of Dress and Adornment3
Multicultural Women's Studies CAO Core3
Life/Physical Science Core3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
FT 4213Collection Design and Development3
GOV 2023Texas Government3
Life/Physical Science Core3
Social/Behavioral Science Core (Fashion Program-suggested core courses of ECO 1013 or ECO 1023 are strongly advised)3
 Semester Credit Hours12
 Total Semester Credit Hours: 120

(GP) courses satisfy global perspectives graduation requirement.