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 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. 

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 Semester Credit Hours42

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 Semester Credit Hours66

Additional Program Requirements

ART 1303Basic Drawing3
ART 2223Introduction to Computer Based Art3
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 Semester Credit Hours12

(GP) Satisfies global perspectives graduation requirement. 

First Year
FallTCCNSemester Credit Hours
FT 1013 (This course MUST be taken in the first fall semester of 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
 Semester Credit Hours 15
SpringTCCN
FT 1073Textiles 3
FT 2013 (This course MUST be taken in the first academic year of enrollment.)Fundamentals of Fashion Sketching 3
FT 2113 (This course MUST be taken in the first spring semester of 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
 Semester Credit Hours 15
Second Year
FallTCCN
FT 2033Principles of Fashion Marketing HECO 23113
FT 2403Mass Production Techniques 3
ART 2303Figure Drawing ARTS 23233
CSCI 2433Microcomputer Applications BCIS 1301, COSC 13013
GOV 2013U.S. National Government GOVT 23053
 Semester Credit Hours 15
SpringTCCN
FT 3103Merchandise Planning and Control 3
FT 3403Draping and Couture Techniques 3
ART 2223Introduction to Computer Based Art 3
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-1865 HIST 13013
Language, Philosophy, and Culture Core3
 Semester Credit Hours 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
Creative Arts Core3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
SpringTCCN
FT 3023Career Development Strategies 3
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
 Semester Credit Hours 12
SummerTCCN
FT 4966Internship in Fashion Design 6
 Semester Credit Hours 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
Life/Physical Science Core3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
SpringTCCN
FT 4213Collection Design and Development 3
GOV 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
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 Hours 12
 Total Semester Credit Hours:  120

(GP) courses satisfy global perspectives graduation requirement.