Fashion Design trains students to create apparel for various markets considering creative, technical, and cost factors. Students develop skills in design, textiles, draping and flat pattern making, garment construction, and computer-aided design. In their senior year, they design and execute and apparel collection to be shown at the school's annual Campus Couture Runway Show.
The mission of the Fashion Merchandising and Design Program is to offer programs of study to develop professionals in apparel design, product development, production, and merchandising. Instruction, research, and service are combined to meet individual, family, and international community textile and apparel needs.
Minor in Fashion Design
The requirements for a minor in fashion design are 19 units. Take the following classes:
- FMD 152 - Quick Sketch for Fashion (1 unit)
- FMD 154 - Fundamentals of Apparel Production (3 units)
- FMD 155 - Introduction to the Fashion Industry (3 units)
- FMD 256 - Intermediate Apparel Production (3 units)
- FMD 257 - Introduction to Apparel Flat Pattern (3 units)
- FMD 354 - Apparel Tailoring (3 units)
- FMD 357 - Advanced Apparel Flat Pattern (3 units)
Choose an advising sheet according to the year you declared Fashion Design as your minor.
Advisors go by your last name:
|Letter of Your Last Name||Advisor|
|A-M||Dr. Mariné Aghekyan|
|N-Z||Dr. Suzanne Marshall
The Fashion Merchandising or Fashion Design degree prepares students for a career as a:
- Apparel Designer
- Manufacturer’s Representative
- Pattern Maker
- Textiles Testing & Evaluation Specialist
- Fashion Product Developer
Fashion Study Tours
FMD offers several opportunities for students to learn about the international fashion industry outside of the classroom.
- Study tours of New York City are offered every January and July.
Contact Dr. Marshall: Suzanne.Marshall@csulb.edu
- Study tours of Paris luxury fashion industries are offered each June.
Contact Dr. Marshall: Suzanne.Marshall@csub.edu
- Study tours of Italy are offered in Winter Session.
Contact Dr. Aghekyan: Marine.Aghekyan@csulb.edu
In each course, seminars are held in a variety of apparel manufacturers, retailers, textile design companies, and apparel design businesses. In addition, students visit museums and other culturally unique sites. Minors are also offered.