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Design (Fashion) Apparel Design (A.A.S.) – Qualified students have the opportunity to complete the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in the field of fashion design. Draping, sketching, patternmaking, and garment construction will be taught using techniques and equipment employed in industry. Students will develop the skills necessary to translate their original sketches into finished garments. In addition to their coursework, students are encouraged to participate in industry-sponsored and community events. During the Spring semester, a fashion show is produced showcasing the fourth semester students' projects. Students will participate in an internship program in a design firm studio. The academic and practical experiences attained in this program provide a basis for employment as a designer, assistant designer, stylist, or patternmaker. Graduates may transfer to a four-year college to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. Because of the creative and technical nature of this area of study, applicants are asked to submit a portfolio of their artwork. Guidelines for this informal portfolio interview will be sent to students in a letter requesting they schedule an appointment for portfolio review.

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Design (Fashion) Apparel Design
A.A.S. Program
Hegis Code: 5012

Total Credits: 70-72

First Semester Credits
ART 135 Design Fundamentals 3
ENG 101 Composition I 3
FSD 101 Draping and Design I * 4
FSD 120 Garment Construction ** 3
PED Activity Course (s) 1
Social Science Elective 3
Total Semester Credits 17
Second Semester Credits
ART 136 Fashion Art Techniques I 3
FSD 102 Draping and Design II *** 4
FSD 110 Flat Pattern Design I ** 2
FSD 121 Fashion History 3
HED Health Elective 2-3
RET 115 Textiles 3
Total Semester Credits 17-18
Third Semester Credits
ART 235 Fashion Art Techniques II 3
FSD 103 Draping and Design III *** 4
FSD 111 Flat Pattern Design II *** 2
Laboratory Science Elective 4
PED Activity Course (s) 1
Social Science Elective 3
Total Semester Credits 17
Fourth Semester Credits
ART 236 Fashion Art Techniques III 3
COM 101 Interpersonal Communications or
ENG 102 Composition II
FSD 104 Design Studio *** 4
FSD 122 Fashion Design Business Practices 3
Mathematics Elective 3-4
Total Semester Credits 16-17
Summer Credits
FSD 142 Field Training **** 3
*Prerequisite or co-requisite and permission of instructor.
**Permission of instructor.
****Prerequisites and permission of instructor.