Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design

Total Semester Credit Hours (sch): 120   
Major: 66 sch        

FASHDESGN.BA            CIP Code: 50.0407.00

Overview

The B.A. in Fashion Design (2018 - 2019) degree program prepares graduates 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. The Degree Requirements and Plan of Study outlined in this catalog for this degree program are specific only to those students that enter the program in Fall 2018, Spring 2019, or Summer 2019.

Degree Requirements

Texas Core Curriculum

ENG 1013Composition I3
ENG 1023Composition II3
Mathematics3
Life & Physical Sciences6
Language, Philosophy, & Culture3
Creative Arts3
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-18653
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present3
GOV 2013U.S. National Government3
GOV 2023Texas Government3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
CAO: Women's Studies3
CAO: First Year Seminar, Wellness or Mathematics3
Total SCHs42

Courses Required for Major

FT 1013Principles and Techniques of Design Construction3
FT 1073Textiles3
FT 1083Fashion Aesthetics, 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 3303Menswear Design and Production3
FT 3403Draping and Couture Techniques3
FT 4033Fashion Portfolio Development3
FT 4083Global Perspectives of Dress and Adornment (GP)3
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 SCHs66

Additional Program Requirements

ART 1303Basic Drawing3
ART 2223Digital Art Foundations3
ART 2303Figure Drawing3
CSCI 2433Microcomputer Applications3
The Additional Program Requirements listed below apply ONLY if not completed through program-suggested general core requirements.
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 4083 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 SCHs12

(GP) Satisfies global perspectives graduation requirement. 

First Year
FallTCCNSCHs
FT 1013 (This course MUST be taken in the first fall semester of enrollment, and completed with a grade of "C" or higher during the first enrollment.)Principles and Techniques of Design Construction 3
FT 1083Fashion Aesthetics, Products, and Industries 3
ART 1303 (This course MUST be taken in the first fall semester of enrollment.)Basic Drawing ARTS 13163
ENG 1013Composition I ENGL 13013
UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience EDUC 1100, EDUC 1200, EDUC 13001
Wellness/Mathematics CAO Core (Fashion Program-suggested core course of MATH 1013, MATH 1303, or MATH 1703 is strongly advised)2
 SCHs 15
SpringTCCN
FT 1073Textiles 3
FT 2013 (This course MUST be taken in the first academic year of enrollment, and completed with a grade of "C" or higher during the first enrollment.)Fundamentals of Fashion Sketching 3
FT 2113 (This course MUST be taken in the first spring semester of enrollment, and completed with a grade of "C" or higher during the first enrollment.)Techniques of Pattern Design 3
ENG 1023Composition II ENGL 13023
Mathematics Core (Fashion Program-suggested core course of MATH 1013, MATH 1303, or MATH 1703 is strongly advised)3
 SCHs 15
Second Year
FallTCCN
FT 2033Principles of Fashion Marketing 3
FT 2403Mass Production Techniques 3
ART 2303Figure Drawing ARTS 23233
CSCI 2433Microcomputer Applications COSC 13013
Life/Physical Science Core3
 SCHs 15
SpringTCCN
FT 3103Merchandise Planning and Control 3
FT 3403Draping and Couture Techniques 3
ART 2223Digital Art Foundations ARTS 23483
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-1865 HIST 13013
Social/Behavioral Science Core (Fashion Program-suggested core courses of ECO 1013 or ECO 1023 are strongly advised to fulfill fashion course prerequisite requirements)3
 SCHs 15
Third Year
FallTCCN
FT 3043 (GP)Global Production and Trade 3
FT 3303Menswear Design and Production 3
FT 4303Computers in Fashion Design 3
FT 4403Contemporary Tailored Design 3
GOV 2013U.S. National Government GOVT 23053
 SCHs 15
SpringTCCN
FT 3113Advanced Techniques of Pattern Design 3
FT 4603Fashion Event Planning and Production 3
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present HIST 13023
Language, Philosophy, and Culture Core3
Life/Physical Science Core3
 SCHs 15
SummerTCCN
FT 4966Internship in Fashion Design 6
 SCHs 6
Fourth Year
FallTCCN
FT 3013History of Costume 3
FT 4033Fashion Portfolio Development 3
FT 4083 (GP)Global Perspectives of Dress and Adornment 3
Multicultural Women's Studies CAO Core3
 SCHs 12
SpringTCCN
FT 3023Career Development Strategies 3
FT 4213Collection Design and Development 3
GOV 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
Creative Arts Core3
 SCHs 12
 Total SCHs:  120

(GP) courses satisfy global perspectives graduation requirement.