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Fashion 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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Fashion Design
A.A.S. Program
Hegis Code: 5012

Total Credits: 63

First Semester Credits
FSD 135 Design Fundamentals 3
ENG 100 Enhanced Composition I or
ENG 101 Composition I or
ENG 108 The Craft of Composition / Honors English I (1)
FSD 101 Draping and Design I (2) 4
FSD 120 Garment Construction 3
Social Science Elective 3
Total Semester Credits 16
Second Semester Credits
FSD 136 Fashion Art Techniques I 3
FSD 102 Draping and Design II (4) 4
FSD 110 Flat Pattern Design I (3) 2
FSD 121 Fashion History 3
RET 115 Textiles 3
Total Semester Credits 15
Third Semester Credits
FSD 235 Fashion Art Techniques II 3
FSD 103 Draping and Design III (4) 4
FSD 111 Flat Pattern Design II (4) 2
Laboratory Science Elective 4
Total Semester Credits 13
Fourth Semester Credits
FSD 236 Fashion Art Techniques III 3
COM 101 Interpersonal Communications or
ENG 102 Composition  II or
ENG 109 The Art of Analysis / Honors English II
FSD 104 Design Studio  (4) 4
FSD 122 Fashion Design Business Practices 3
MAT 102 Introduction to Statistics 3
Total Semester Credits 16
Summer Credits
FSD 142 Field Training (5) 3
Total Semester Credits 3

1. Depending on placement.

2. Prerequisite or co-requisite and permission of instructor.

3. Permission of instructor.

4. Prerequisite.

5. Prerequisites and permission of instructor.