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Bachelor of Arts in Family and Consumer Sciences - Option in Fashion Design (120 units)

Take all of the following courses:

  • CAFF 321 Family and Consumer Resource
    Management (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements, one or more Exploration courses, and upper division standing.
  • CHEM 100 Chemistry and Today's World (4)
    Prerequisites: One GE Foundation course (GE categories A1, A2, A3 or B2).
  • ECON 300 Fundamentals of Economics (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements.
  • FCS 299 Intro to Family and Consumer Sciences (1)
    Prerequisites: None.
    Not open for credit to students with credit in FCSE 299.
  • FCS 499 Professionalism and Leadership in Family and Consumer Sciences (1)
    Prerequisites: FCS 299, CAFF 321, 12 units of upper division course work in Family and Consumer Sciences. Must be taken in one of the last two semesters prior to graduation.
    Not open for credit to students with credit in FCSE 499.
  • FMD 152 Quick Sketch for Fashion (1)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • FMD 154 Fundamentals of Apparel Production (3)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • FMD 155 Introduction to the Fashion Industry (3)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • FMD 251 Fashion Strategies for Consumers (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements.
  • FMD 253 Introductory Textiles (3)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • FMD 256 Intermediate Apparel Production (3)
    Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in FMD 154, FMD 155 or FMD 251.
  • FMD 257 Introduction to Apparel Flat Pattern (3)
    Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in FMD 152, FMD 154, and FMD 155 or FMD 251.
  • FMD 258 Fashion Merchandising and Design Practicum (3)
    Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in FMD 154 or FMD 252, FMD 155, FMD 251.
  • FMD 296 Computer Applications for Professionals (3)
    Prerequisites: Fashion Merchandising majors and minors: A grade of "C" or better in FMD 155 and Computer Proficiency Exam (CPE) passage; Fashion Design majors or Textiles minors: a grade of "C" or better in FMD 152 and FMD 155, Computer Proficiency Exam (CPE) passage. Non-Fashion Merchandising majors or minors and non-Fashion Design majors or Textiles minors: Computer Proficiency Exam (CPE) Passage.
  • FMD 353 Intermediate Textiles (3)
    Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in CHEM 100, FMD 253, and FMD 296.
  • FMD 354 Apparel Tailoring (3)
    Prerequisites: FMD 256 and FMD 257.
  • FMD 357 Advanced Apparel Flat Pattern (3)
    Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in FMD 253 and FMD 354.
  • FMD 359 Advanced Computer Applications for Fashion (2)
    Prerequisites: FMD 296 and FMD 152 which must be completed with a grade of "C" or better in each. Open only to Fashion Design majors.
  • FMD 452 Apparel Draping (3)
    Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in FMD 353, FMD 357 and FMD 359.
  • FMD 454 Experimental Apparel Design (3)
    Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in FMD 452.
  • FMD 456 Historic Perspectives of Fashion (3)
    Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in FMD 251, FMD 253 and in AH 111A or HIST 131; senior standing.
  • FMD 457 Global Sourcing for the Fashion Industry (3)
    Prerequisites: Open only to Fashion Merchandising majors, Fashion Design majors, and Textiles minors. For Fashion Merchandising majors: A grade of "C" or better in FMD 355, ECON 300 and senior standing; for Fashion Design majors and Textiles minors: ECON 300 and Senior standing.
  • FMD 458 Fashion Product Development (3)
    Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in FMD 296 and FMD 353; senior standing. Only open to Fashion Design majors and Textiles minors. Open to Fashion Merchandising majors by permit only.
  • FMD 459 Compterized Apparel Flat Pattern (3)
    Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in FMD 357, FMD 359.
  • FMD 492M Internship in Apparel Design (3)
    Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in FMD 452 or FMD 454. Student must be a major in Family and Consumer Sciences in the option of Fashion Design; have senior standing, a 2.5 overall GPA or a 3.0 major GPA, approval of a faculty advisor in Fashion Merchandising and Design.

Take one of the following courses:

  • HIST 131 Early Western Civilization (3)
    Corequisite: ENGL 100.
  • AH 111A Foundation Art History I (3)
    Prerequisites: One GE Foundation course.

Each course on the student's program planner must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. In addition, a course in which a grade lower than "C" is received must be retaken and successfully completed prior to enrolling in a 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.


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