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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: Fashion Design (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. Fashion Strategies for Consumers (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, FMD 155 or FMD 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, FMD 154, and FMD 155 or FMD 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 FMD 252, FMD 155, FMD 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)

296. Computer Applications for Professionals (3)

Prerequisites: Fashion Merchandising majors and minors: A grade of "C" or better in FMD 155, 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.
Use of computer paint-style, illustration/processing software and scanners to develop proficiency in drawing and designing for the workplace. Work with clip art, make technical drawings, storyboards, and color/fabric cards.
Letter grade only (A-F). (1 hour lecture-discussion, 4 hours activity) Not open to students with credit in FCSE 296


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