Fashion AAS - Apparel Design Program

Code: AAS.FD.APR

The Fashion Apparel Design program is designed for those students who desire a comprehensive, two-year, women’s apparel design curriculum.  The program encompasses fashion milestones and current trends, textile science, conceptual design, sewing and garment construction, and collection development.  In their final semester, students will participate in a capstone course that includes construction of garments from start to finish and the creation of a design e-portfolio.  Graduates of the program will be prepared to further their academic studies.  An associate’s degree in Fashion Apparel Design prepares students for careers as designers, technical designers and stylists.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Communicate their ideas through various formats, including oral and visual presentations, written work and design.
  • Identify the milestones of fashion design and how to apply this knowledge, along with consumer behaviors, current trends and future forecasting, to product and line development.
  • Classify the materials of fashion design, and identify the unique attributes of natural and manmade fibers and textiles, within the context of design and sustainability.
  • Construct a garment from start to finish, using techniques such as illustration, flat patternmaking and draping.
  • Employ technology and computer applications to develop their designs from concept to reality.

Career Pathways

Designer  Technical Designer  Patternmaker 
Design Director  Assistant Designer
Sample-room Coordinator
Stylist  Assistant Technical Designer Fashion Entrepreneur 

Recommended Semester Sequence

First Semester

FAB-101Introduction to Fashion Systems

3

FAB-110Sewing Techniques I

3

ART-123Life Drawing I

3

ART-197Computer Imaging

3

WRT-101English Composition I

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Semester

FAB-102Textile Science and Construction

3

FAB-112Flat Pattern Design I

3

FAB-113Draping I

3

FAB-200Fundamentals of Fashion Sketching and Presentation

3

FAB-210Sewing Techniques II

3

WRT-201English Composition II

3

-or

WRT-202Technical Writing

3

Total Credit Hours:18

Third Semester

  Math/Computer Science/Natural Science/Technology Elective * 3-4
  Humanities Elective* 3
FAB-212Flat Pattern Design II

3

FAB-213Draping II

3

FAB-230Trend Analysis and Product Development

3

Total Credit Hours:15-16

Fourth Semester

  Humanities Elective* 3
FAB-231Tech Packs: Digital Flats and Specs

3

FAB-250Design Capstone/E-Portfolio

4

ANT-101Cultural Anthropology

3

COM-100Speech Communication

3

-or

COM-102Public Speaking

3

Total Credit Hours:16

General Education Requirements

Communication

WRT-101English Composition I

3

WRT-201English Composition II

3

-or

WRT-202Technical Writing

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Humanities Electives*

Two general education courses selected from the following Arts (Art [ART], Music [MUS], Theatre Arts [THR], Cinema Studies [CIN]); History (HIS); Literature (LIT); Philosophy and Religion (PHR); World Languages and Cultures (LAN).

Total Credit Hours:6

Social Sciences

ANT-101Cultural Anthropology

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Technology*

One general education course to be selected from the following fields: Mathematics (MAT); Computer Science (CIS), Information Technology (INF); Biology (BIO); Chemistry (CHM); Physics (PHY).

Total Credit Hours:3-4

Additional General Education Course

COM-100Speech Communication

3

-or

COM-102Public Speaking

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Total Credit Hours: 21-22

Program Requirements

FAB-101Introduction to Fashion Systems

3

FAB-102Textile Science and Construction

3

FAB-110Sewing Techniques I

3

FAB-112Flat Pattern Design I

3

FAB-113Draping I

3

ART-123Life Drawing I

3

ART-197Computer Imaging

3

FAB-200Fundamentals of Fashion Sketching and Presentation

3

FAB-210Sewing Techniques II

3

FAB-212Flat Pattern Design II

3

FAB-213Draping II

3

FAB-230Trend Analysis and Product Development

3

FAB-231Tech Packs: Digital Flats and Specs

3

FAB-250Design Capstone/E-Portfolio

4

Total Credit Hours: 42

Total Credit Hours: 64-65

Specific Program Notes

* General Education Elective(s).

Students enrolled in this program ARE REQUIRED to complete a course in basic algebra if indicated by the Basic Skills Placement Test.