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Fashion Merchandising and Design

College of Health and Human Services

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Fashion Merchandising and Design - FMD Courses

LOWER DIVISION

152. Quick Sketch for Fashion (1)

Technical drawings of garments and their design features.
Letter grade only (A-F). (3 hours activity)

154. Fundamentals of Apparel Production (3)

Analysis of the interrelationship of garment design and apparel construction. Application of theories and methods of apparel design to garment construction.
Letter grade only (A-F). Only open to these majors: Textiles and Clothing (FCS_BA05); Fashion Merchandising (FCS_BA04); and Family and Consumer Sciences Education (FCS_BA02).
(Lecture-discussion 2 hours, Laboratory 3 hours)

155. Introduction to the Fashion Industry (3)

Organization, structure and interrelationship of industries and services that comprise the business of fashion: terminology, designers, trade organizations and publications. Professional opportunities explored.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-discussion 3 hours)

251. Professional and Personal Apparel Selection (3)

Prerequisites: Completion of G.E. Foundation courses.
Apparel selection for professional and personal needs based on design, culture and fashion. Wardrobe analysis and coordination; consumer clothing guidelines.
(Lecture-discussion 3 hours)

252. Analysis, Evaluation and Comparison of Ready-to-Wear (3)

Analysis of the quality of materials, design and construction in ready-to-wear garments and accessories; comparison of processes involved in manufacturing, concepts of sizing, principles of fit; aids in buying and selling.
(Lecture-discussion 3 hours)

253. Introductory Textiles (3)

A consumer-oriented approach to textile selection, use, and care. Provides a basis for a logical, consistent rationale in choosing apparel and interior textiles. Explores careers within the international textile industry.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-discussion 3 hours)

256. Intermediate Apparel Production (3)

Prerequisites: FMD 154, 155 or 251.
Continuation of construction techniques used in apparel production with concentration on current fabrics and techniques used in contemporary ready-to-wear.
(1 hour discussion, 6 hours laboratory).

257. Introduction to Apparel Flat Pattern (3)

Prerequisites: FMD 152, 154, 155 or 251.
Introduction to the design concept as it applies to flat pattern manipulation.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Discussion 2 hours, Laboratory 3 hours)

258. Fashion Merchandising and Design Practicum (3)

Prerequisite: FMD 154 or 252, 155, 251.
Structured fashion retail work/learning experience designed to develop competencies in retail management or related fields. Students must obtain fashion retail sales position by first class period.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-activity 3 hours)

UPPER DIVISION

351. Fashion Promotion and Sales (3)

Prerequisites: FMD 258, FCSE 296.
Concepts, practices and procedures related to fashion promotion. Includes planning, directing and evaluating promotion activities such as visual merchandising, special events, publicity, and personal and non-personal selling.
(Discussion 3 hours)

352. Computerized Apparel Flat Pattern (3)

Prerequisites: FMD 357, 359.
Use of computer aided design software for apparel pattern development.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Laboratory 6 hours)

353. Intermediate Textiles (3)

Prerequisites: CHEM 100 or 111A; FMD 253, FCSE 296.
Interrelationship of fiber, yarn, structure, fabric geometry and finishing treatments to the textile’s appearance, comfort, durability and maintenance.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-discussion 2 hours, Laboratory 3 hours)

354. Analysis of Apparel Design and Tailoring (3)

Prerequisites: FMD 256 and 257.
Analysis of traditional and contemporary processes in the design and production of tailored apparel. Application of apparel design and production process for couture, ready-to-wear, and individually produced garments.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Discussion 2 hours, Laboratory 3 hours)

355. Fashion Buying 1: Planning and Buying Fundamentals (3)

Prerequisites: ELM Passage, ACCT 201, FMD 155, IS 233, FMD 258
Concepts, practices and procedures as well as calculations and computer applications as they relate to apparel retail profit. Includes inventory methods, operating statements and purchase planning procedures.
Letter grade only (A-F). (3 hours lecture activity )

356. Fashion Buying 2: Planning and Buying Applications (3)

Prerequisites: FMD 355
Emphasis on developing a strategy for buying using concepts and skills developed in Fashion Buying 1. Buying tasks covered include: identifying and understanding potential customers, developing assortment plans, creating a six-month plan, and developing sales forecasts.
Letter grade only (A-F). (3 hours seminar)

357. Advanced Apparel Flat Pattern (3)

Prerequisites: ELM passage, FMD 253, 354.
Exploration of the total design concept as it applies to pattern manipulation.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Discussion 2 hours, Laboratory 3 hours)

359. Advanced Computer Applications for Fashion (2)

Prerequisites: FCSE 296
Students refine their proficiency in drawing and designing apparel garments and fashion illustrations using computer paint-style and illustration software.
Letter grade only (A-F). (6 hours activity)

450. Cultural Perspectives of Dress (3)

Prerequisites: Completion of G.E. Foundation courses; ANTH 120 or SOC 100 or 142 and upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Factors influencing design of textiles and apparel, techniques of textile and apparel production, and human behavior in the selection of dress in societies and cultural groups. Emphasis on symbolism of textiles and clothing designs as a communicative device for expressing social and cultural values. Impact of other cultures on western dress and impact of western dress on other apparel systems.
This course may be used to satisfy the GWAR. (Seminar 3 hours)

451. The Fashion Customer (3)

Prerequisites: FMD 351
Overview of theories on behavior of fashion customers and impact on fashion marketing strategies. Practical application on how to identify specific needs of fashion customers. Examination of impact of marketplace on fashion customers and of laws which protect them.
Letter grade only (A-F). (3 hours lecture discussion)

452. Apparel Draping (3)

Prerequisites: FMD 353, 357, 359 or consent of instructor.
Exploration of the total design concept as it applies to fabric manipulation.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Discussion 2 hours, Laboratory 3 hours)

454. Experimental Apparel Design (3)

Prerequisites: FMD 452.
Exploration of clothing design and production through the experimental process. Individual investigation of the creative design process; evaluation of equipment; experiences with a variety of fabrics and techniques.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Discussion 2 hours, Laboratory 3 hours)

455. Global Perspectives in Fashion Merchandising (3)

Prerequisites: FMD 351, 355, and MKTG 300, senior standing or consent of instructor.
Application of merchandising concepts for the budgeting, buying, promoting, and selling of fashion goods and apparel in global retail organizations.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Discussion 3 hours)

456. Historic Perspectives of Fashion (3)

Prerequisites: FMD 251, 253, HIST 131 or AH 111A.
Social, political, economic, geographic and religious forces that affect styles of fashion from antiquity to the present day. Emphasis is on the relationship of historic styles to current fashion. Primary focus is on the fashion influences of the western world.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Seminar 3 hours)

457. International Textiles and Apparel (3)

Prerequisites: ECON 100 and 101 or 300, FMD 353, senior standing, or consent of instructor.
Provides a framework whereby students critically examine the global textiles and apparel industry with emphasis on acquiring basic concepts of global trade. Historical, current, and future processes of globalization are analyzed including the importance of ethics and social responsibility.
Letter grade only (A-F). (3 hours lecture activity)

458. Fashion Product Development (3)

Prerequisites: FMD 353, senior standing, or consent of instructor.
The process of designing and engineering fashion products to be serviceable, producible, salable and profitable for various consumer market segments.
(Discussion 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

492E. Internship in Fashion Merchandising (3)

Prerequisites: Student must be a major in Family and Consumer Sciences in the option of Fashion Merchandising; have senior standing; have a 2.5 overall GPA or a 3.0 major GPA; have approval of a faculty advisor in Fashion Merchandising and Design; consent of the instructor; and FMD 451 or 455 or 457. Each prerequisite course must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. A course in which a grade lower than “C” is received must be retaken and successfully completed prior to enrolling in any course for which it is a prerequisite. A student receiving a grade lower than a “C” may proceed with other courses with approval of the Area Coordinator.
Field experience in which student assumes a preprofessional role in a professional setting. Objectives developed by student with supervisor must be approved by major advisor and form the basis for evaluation.
May be repeated for 6 units maximum. (Seminar 3 hours)

492M. Internship in Apparel Design (3)

Prerequisites: Student must be a major in Family and Consumer Sciences in the option of Textiles and Clothing; have senior standing; have a 2.5 overall GPA or a 3.0 major GPA; have approval of a faculty advisor in Fashion Merchandising and Design; have consent of the instructor; and FMD 452 or 454. Each prerequisite course must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. A course in which a grade lower than “C” is received must be retaken and successfully completed prior to enrolling in any course for which it is a prerequisite. A student receiving a grade lower than a “C” may proceed with other courses with approval of the Area Coordinator.
Field experience in which student assumes a preprofessional role in a professional setting. Objectives developed by student with supervisor must be approved by major advisor and form the basis for evaluation.
May be repeated for 6 units maximum. Letter grade only (A-F). (Seminar 3 hours)