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Fashion Merchandising and Design Major: Fashion Design and Fashion Merchandising Concentrations, B.A.; B.A.A.; B.S.

Fashion Merchandising and Design Major: Fashion Design and Fashion Merchandising Concentrations

B.A. degree; B.S. degree; B.A.A. degree
Major Map: FMD Major: Fashion Design
Major Map: FMD Major: Fashion Merchandising

The purpose of the major is to study textiles, fashion design, and merchandising. The major is planned to prepare students for a variety of professional careers in the fashion and textile industry.

Career possibilities are available in the design, production, and distribution of fashion and textile products. The major includes a fashion merchandising and design core, plus additional required courses in each of the concentrations of fashion design or fashion merchandising.

In addition to the required courses in the cores, students are required to choose a concentration.

Admission Requirements, Retention & Termination Standards

  1. Student must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 to declare a major.
  2. Student must have a minimum program GPA of 2.7 in order to graduate with this major.
  3. Student must achieve a grade of C or better in all major courses in order to graduate with this major.
  4. In order to enroll in a major course, student must have achieved a C or better in the required major prerequisite course(s).
  5. Upon receipt of the third C- or lower in a major course, student will not be allowed to complete the major.

Program Requirements

Core Courses (35 hours)

FMD 141Apparel Design Analysis

3(2-2)

FMD 155Introduction to Textiles

3(2-2)

FMD 246CAD for Fashion Design and Merchandising

3(0-4)

FMD 250History of Western Dress

3(3-0)

FMD 252Dress and Culture

3(3-0)

FMD 256Introduction to Fashion Industry

3(3-0)

FMD 258Fashion Retail Management

3(3-0)

FMD 330Preprofessional Seminar in Fashion Merchandising and Design

2(2-0)

FMD 346Advanced CAD for Apparel

3(0-4)

FMD 355QRTextile Analysis

3(2-2)

FMD 401Internship in Fashion Merchandising and Design

3(Spec)

FMD 560Apparel Product Development

3(1-3)

Concentrations

Select one of the following concentrations:

Fashion Design Concentration

Required Courses (21 hours)
FMD 140Introduction to Clothing Construction and Design

3(0-6)

FMD 241Fashion Design: Illustration

3(0-4)

FMD 245Fashion Design Methods

3(0-6)

FMD 345Draping Fundamentals

3(0-6)

FMD 347Digital Pattern Development and Virtual Fit

3(0-6)

FMD 437Digital Technologies and Craftsmanship for Apparel Design

3(0-6)

FMD 447Collection Development

3(0-6)

Total: 56 semester hours

Fashion Merchandising Concentration

Required Courses (16 hours)
CPS 106Spreadsheet Concepts

1(1-0)

FMD 200Apparel Quality Analysis

3(2-2)

FMD 332Fashion Buying

3(3-0)

FMD 356Visual Merchandising

3(1-3)

FMD 410Fashion Advertising and Promotion

3(3-0)

FMD 510Luxury Fashion Brand Management

3(3-0)

Electives (6 hours)

Select two of the following:

FMD 280/WGS 280Queer Fashion

3(3-0)

FMD 350Professional Study Tour

3(Spec)

FMD 357Fashion Show Production and Promotion

3-6(Spec)

FMD 456CAD for Visual Merchandising and Presentation

3(0-4)

FMD 556Advanced Visual Merchandising

3(1-3)

FMD 5653D Printing and Fashion

3(1-3)

FMD 570The Business and Design of European Fashion

3(Spec)

Total: 57 semester hours

International Experience: Students may substitute up to 12 credit hours on the major through participation in a study abroad or an international internship experience subject to the pre-approval of the major advisor. Students who substitute major course requirements must receive a C or better.