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Fashion Merchandising and Design

Courses - FMD 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: GE Foundation requirements.
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)

255. Fashion Industry Ethics and Social Responsibility (3)

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in FMD 155.
Ethical issues within the fashion industry. Focus will be on decision-making processes which lead to outcomes that have ethical implications as well as potential consequences or benefits.
Letter grades only (A-F).

256. Intermediate Apparel Production (3)

Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in 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: A grade of "C" or better in 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)

Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in 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)