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pieces. The course is intended to give incoming fashion graduates an opportunity to assess their understand- ing of the fashion industry in relation to design and technical ability.


FASH 502 Fashion and Accessory Sketching and Illustration This course both explores and evaluates the student’s understanding of how sketching is used to commu- nicate ideas, concepts and details of garments and accessories by visual interpretation through drawing and illustration. It includes proportion, fit, technical representation, fabric and surface rendering, and pro- fessional portfolio development, as used in the fashion apparel and accessory design industries. Students work in various media and explore communication and drawing techniques.


FASH 503 Forecasting and Business Trends This course is directed towards the commercial and international markets. Students are expected to ana- lyze market trends and how they relate to their own personal design area. Aspects of marketing and mer- chandising within the fashion industry are explored.


FASH 710 Fashion Design Technology This course introduces students to fashion materi- als, processes and the working relationship between fashion design and related technology. The course provides an opportunity for students to assess their skills and identify personal strengths and weaknesses at the conclusion of the graduate program.


FASH 713 Drawing and Illustration for Fashion I This course develops students’ skills in depicting the clothed fashion figure as it is used in advertising, editorial art, pattern books and other fashion publica- tions. Students work in various media and explore graphic concerns and techniques such as layout and use of type.


FASH 715 Drawing and Illustration for Fashion II The course incorporates skills and techniques devel- oped in FASH 713 Drawing and Illustration for Fash- ion I into subject specific assignments targeted to address the student’s portfolio needs. Through the use of professional practices, promotion, and market- ing skills, students examine and analyze the criteria used by industry professionals to evaluate portfolios. Prerequisite(s): FASH 713.


FASH 716 Fashion Studio Practice I In this intensive studio course, students design and produce a collection based on their individual style. Emphasis is placed on the development of students’ technical and creative skills. Prerequisite(s): FASH 710.


FASH 721 Computer-enhanced Fashion Design This course provides students the opportunity to inte- grate computer-aided design tools and applications in their design process to develop fashion collections and visual presentations. Emphasis is placed on both technical and aesthetic mastery of the computer applications that are specific to the fashion industry.


FASH 725 Fashion Studio Practice II Students design and produce a collection in an area of their choice that demonstrates the mastery of both technical and aesthetic skills. Prerequisite(s): FASH 716.


FASH 730 Classic Tailoring This course introduces students to advanced tailoring techniques specific to classic tailoring. Students gain knowledge and acquire necessary skills with regards to working properties of fabrics, construction processes, assembly procedures, hand stitching, detailing and fin- ishing techniques for tailored garments. Prerequisite(s): FASH 710.


FASH 749 Fashion M.A. Final Project Fashion M.A. students are required to develop and complete a final project that represents the culmination of their academic program. Prerequisite(s): FASH 716.


FASH 752 Directed Studies in Fashion I Students pursue an extensive analysis of a fashion- related area of their choice. Students must present a


body of research with a proposal approved by faculty. The course involves group instruction and individual projects.


FASH 753 Life Drawing for Fashion This course builds on traditional exploration of the male and female forms to focus on the anatomical exag- geration and stylization that are part of the fashion figure. Students work from a model using traditional drawing media.


FASH 761 Professional Business Development This course explores the professional aspects of the fashion marketplace. The course addresses the design function, as well as operational and decision-making processes of the business. Students gain an under- standing of fashion business practices, including the fiscal and organizational structures that comprise effective business entities. Students are expected to formulate a business plan in preparation for entry into the international garment industry.


FASH 763 Fashion Promotion Students explore this expanding area of the fashion industry through a series of modular workshops. These include, but are not limited to, visual merchan- dising, fashion advertising and professional practices in marketing.


FASH 773 Directed Studies in Fashion II Students formulate an advanced project brief based on a specific area of interest, refining their design methodology and conceptual skills. Students acquire extensive knowledge of their chosen topic through concentrated research and active project development. Prerequisite(s): FASH 752.


FASH 779F Graduate Field Internship Students in this course undertake a field assign- ment under the supervision of a faculty member. Prerequisite(s): 15 graduate credit hours, good aca- demic standing.


FASH 779T Graduate Teaching Internship Students in this course undertake a teaching assign- ment under the supervision of a faculty member. Prerequisite(s): 15 graduate credit hours, good aca- demic standing.


FASH 782 Fashion Theory This course is an advanced study of the mechanisms that promote fashion change. Topics include color, textile and style forecasting. The course promotes dis- cussion of fashion as a psychological and sociological phenomenon of temporary style preferences. Through methods of consumer research and sales forecasting, students identify and analyze the connection between consumer preferences and product. Prerequisite(s): ARTH 701.


FASH 790 Fashion M.F.A. Thesis All fashion M.F.A. candidates are required to develop and prepare an original exhibition/show and portfolio, accompanied by a supporting written component.


Fashion Marketing and Management (Undergraduate)


FASM 215 Fashion Aesthetics and Style This course introduces students to the theories of dress, aesthetic norms, color, perceptions, body con- cerns, personality expression, and context. Students will demonstrate the ability to effectively combine design elements and principles through creative design projects. Prerequisite(s): FASH 110.


FASM 220 Fashion Merchandising, Planning and Control Through an understanding of the concepts and cal- culations necessary for successful merchandising, this course introduces students to the terminology of oper- ating statements, retail method of inventory, planning seasonal purchases, methods of calculating markups, turnover, stock-sales ratios, open-to-buy, markdowns, and terms of sale. Prerequisite(s): BUSI 101.


FASM 245 Retail Buying Simulation Students analyze the buying function and the differ- ences of buyers’ responsibilities in various types of merchandising organizations as a means of studying the principles, procedures and techniques practiced by merchandisers of fashion goods in determining what assortments to buy and which resources to select. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 123, FASM 220.


FASM 310 Private Label Product Development This course introduces the concepts and methods by which retailers create special, store-branded merchan- dise for targeted customer segments. The process of product development, from research to production to distribution, is studied. Prerequisite(s): CMPA 100, FASH 219.


FASM 400 Contemporary Issues in Fashion Merchandising This course concentrates on industry issues in retail apparel. Discussion will focus on product develop- ment, manufacturing, promotion, visual merchandising, special events marketing and the general consumer lifestyle. Students will understand contemporary issues in fashion and gain the experience and leadership skills necessary to make merchandising and marketing decisions through both competitive classes and guest speakers’ lectures. Prerequisite(s): FASM 245.


FASM 410 Retail Management This course addresses the principles of personal selling techniques, presentation skills, the art of persuasion, negotiating, and account-building in the wholesale markets. These concepts are developed through lec- tures and workshops. Students also learn the effects of an organization’s culture on the management process, including decision-making, planning, structure, leader- ship, and defining control, and how these are viewed from a global perspective. Prerequisite(s): BUSI 265, FASM 245.


FASM 415 Nontraditional Retailing This course presents a comprehensive overview of the direct marketing industry. Through the use of case and/or assignments, students learn about strategic merchandising plans. Students are also introduced to the various electronic vehicles currently used in this ever-changing industry. A comprehensive study of the growing Internet business and its dramatic impact on the retail industry is presented. Prerequisite(s): BUSI 265, FASM 310.


FASM 420 Global Sourcing and Import Buying for Fashion Students in this course analyze important factors in developing import programs, distribution of products, market sources, financing, and aspects associated with apparel and other imported products. The impact of imports on domestic apparel businesses is examined. Prerequisite(s): BUSI 265, FASM 245.


FASM 425 Visual Merchandising Communication for Fashion This course investigates merchandise presentation, analysis, experimentation, and field research. Through in-depth investigation, technological advances in exhi- bition design will be introduced and utilized to produce a visual outcome for exhibition purposes. Theory and practical applications of visual merchandising tech- niques in the fashion industry are studied. The course examines the development of design concepts, fixture, layout and presentation for retail. Prerequisite(s): BUSI 265, FASH 219, FASM 310.


Fibers (Undergraduate)


FIBR 101 Introduction to Fibers Using a variety of fiber arts and processes, students explore pattern systems, 2-D and 3-D construction, and the way images and ideas develop. Prerequisite(s): DSGN 100.


FIBR 201 Introduction to Weaving This course introduces the floor loom as a tool for design and personal expression. By weaving samples and finished fabrics, students gain experience select-


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