Fashion – Design – Associate in Science Degree, Certificate of Achievement

Top Code: 1303.00

The curriculum prepares students for the apparel industry. Instruction is offered in all phases of industrial clothing construction, patternmaking, fashion design, and technical sketch. Computer studies are also part of the required curriculum. Studies include fashion trends, design principles, ethnic costume, color theory, and the understanding of the apparel industry. Marker making, cost sheets, and production sketches are part of the technical skills learned.

The Fashion Design option will prepare the graduate to work in a design room as assistant designer, junior designer, merchandiser, stylist, illustrator, or graphic artist. A design room internship is part of this training program in design. Studies include advanced design and illustration, computer-assisted illustration, historical and ethnic costume studies, along with current color and textile trends in the apparel industry. A portfolio of designs and a fashion collection is part of the final requirements.

A Certificate of Achievement is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

Program Outcomes

  1. Design groups of advanced level fashion garments using external and historical fashion influences and appropriate fabric selection.
  2. Create a professional portfolio and industry marketing materials and production documents.
  3. Utilize current draping and drafting methods to create original well-fitting patterns.
  4. Demonstrate an advanced level proficiency in operating industrial equipment for apparel industry garment construction and fabric selection.

Requirements for the Certificate of Achievement

Semester I
FASH 001AFASHION SURVEY3
FASH 002INTRODUCTION TO FASHION INDUSTRY3
FASH 021PRINCIPLES OF FASHION3
FASH 110FASHION ILLUSTRATION3
Semester II
FASH 005PATTERN DRAFTING3
FASH 009BEGINNING TEXTILES3
FASH 111AINTRODUCTION TO FASHION DESIGN3
FASH 124HISTORY OF COSTUME3
Semester III
FASH 108PATTERNMAKING BY DRAPING3
FASH 111BINTERMEDIATE FASHION DESIGN3
Select two of the following: 5-6
INTERMEDIATE CLOTHING CONSTRUCTION
ADVANCED CLOTHING CONSTRUCTION
COMPUTER AIDED FASHION DESIGN
INTERMEDIATE COMPUTER-ASSISTED FASHION GRAPHICS
Semester IV
Select three of the following:8-9
INTERMEDIATE CLOTHING CONSTRUCTION
ADVANCED CLOTHING CONSTRUCTION
INTERMEDIATE FASHION DRAFTING AND DRAPING
ADVANCED PATTERN DRAFTING AND DRAPING
COMPUTER AIDED FASHION DESIGN
ADVANCED FASHION DESIGN
INTERMEDIATE COMPUTER-ASSISTED FASHION GRAPHICS
FASHION WORKSHOP
Total Units43-45

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General Education Requirements for the Associate in Science Degree