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Special Departmental Requirements for Fashion and Textiles

All students majoring or minoring in Fashion Merchandising or Fashion Design are required to earn a grade of C or better in all Fashion, Business, and Math courses applied toward the degree, including transferred courses. 

Three-Year Fashion Course Rotation Schedule

To see in which semester specific courses are offered, refer to the Fashion Course Rotation Schedule.

Fashion and Textiles Program Courses

 

FT 1013.  Principles and Techniques of Design Construction.
Comprehensive study of apparel design construction and assembly techniques.
One lecture and four laboratory hours a week.
Credit: Three hours.

FT 1073.  Textiles.
Properties of textile structures, including examinations of fibers, fabrics, dyes, and finishes.
Two lecture and two laboratory hours a week.
Credit: Three hours.

FT 1083.  Fashion Products and Industries.
A detailed study of the design, production, and distribution of fashion products and related industries. Focus will be on the apparel, accessory, and home segments of the fashion industry.
Three lecture hours a week.
Credit: Three hours.

FT 2013.  Fundamentals of Fashion Sketching.
Exploration of techniques of quick sketching using various media and professional materials to communicate original design ideas. Basic proportions of the female fashion figure are emphasized with an introduction to male figures.
Prerequisite: ART 1303 or permission from the instructor.
One lecture and four laboratory hours a week.
Credit: Three hours.

FT 2033.  Principles of Fashion Marketing.
Basic marketing and merchandising principles, concepts, and practices utilized in the operation of fashion-oriented businesses.
Three lecture hours a week.
Credit: Three hours.

FT 2113.  Techniques of Pattern Design.
An introductory course of basic principles of flat pattern drafting. Scientific development of the master block and its use in drafting patterns according to professional standards. Adaptation of master block into basic styles for the fashion industry.
Prerequisites: FT 1013 or equivalent.
One lecture and four laboratory hours a week.
Credit: Three hours.

FT 2403.  Mass Production Techniques.
Identification, analysis, and application of production processes and techniques included in the design and production of diverse, mass marketable fashion products, including creating specifications and costing.  Included design and production of a children’s wear line. 
Prerequisites: FT 1013, FT 2013, and FT 2113.
One lecture and four laboratory hours a week.
Credit: Three hours. 
 

FT 2703.  Production Techniques.
Identification, analysis, and application of production processes and techniques included in the design and production of diverse, mass marketable fashion products, including creating specifications and costing.
Prerequisite:  FT 1083 and FT 2033
Two lecture and two laboratory hours a week.
Credit:  Three hours

FT 3013.  History of Costume.
A study of clothing for women, men, and children in the Western hemisphere from prehistoric times to the present. Social, economic, technological, and cultural contexts examined for the evolution and succession of styles.
Three lecture hours a week.
Credit: Three hours.

FT 3023.  Career Development Strategies.
Career development assessment with a focus on successful employment and managerial strategies. Course objectives lead to providing information necessary for individuals aspiring to management and leadership positions in businesses.
Prerequisites: FT 1073, FT 2033, FT 2403 for Fashion Design majors or FT 2703 for Fashion Merchandising majors, and junior standing.
Three lecture hours a week.
Credit: Three hours.

FT 3043.  Global Production and Trade.
National and global patterns of production and trade in the textile and apparel industries. Emphasis is on the manufacture, marketing, and distribution activities used in developing competitive strategies of textiles and apparel. Satisfies global perspectives requirement for graduation.
Prerequisite: FT 2033, FT 2403 for Fashion Design majors or FT 2703 for Fashion Merchandising majors, and junior standing.
Three lecture hours a week.
Credit: Three hours.

FT 3063.  Fashion Promotion.
Function, principles, methods, and evaluation of visual merchandising, advertising, special events, and public relations.
Prerequisite: FT 2033.
Three lecture hours a week.
Credit: Three hours.

FT 3103.  Merchandise Planning and Control (Same as BUS 4363).
Techniques for profitable merchandise planning and control; managing merchandise through numerical concepts and calculations.
Prerequisites: FT 2033, BUS 2043, MATH 1013 or advisor-approved substitute, and MATH 1303 or 1703 for Fashion Merchandising majors; FT 2033, MATH 1013 or advisor-approved substitute, and MATH 1303 or 1703 for Fashion Design majors and all majors outside the program.
Three lecture hours a week.
Credit: Three hours.

FT 3113.  Advanced Techniques of Pattern Design.
Advanced flat pattern design using industry standards, methods, and computer software packages. Techniques taught include advanced drafting, grading, digitizing, and marker-making as per professional industry standards.
Prerequisites: FT 2113 and CSCI 2433 or advisor-approved substitute.
May be repeated for additional credit.
One lecture and four laboratory hours a week.
Credit: Three hours.

FT 3173.  Global Fashion Study.
A professional study experience which provides students with an overview of the fashion industry. May include tours of manufacturing facilities, manufacturing-related companies, design facilities, retail stores, shopping centers, manufacturer’s showrooms, trade associations, and auxiliary enterprises.
Initial commitment to the study tour and subsequent enrollment must be approved by the instructor.
May be repeated twice for additional credit.
One lecture and six laboratory hours a week.
Credit: Three hours.

FT 3203.  Quality Assurance and Textile Evaluation.
Analysis and evaluation of the quality and performance of textile-based products. Specific topics include understanding quality assurance, materials testing, product specifications and analysis, and data analysis.
Prerequisites: FT 1073 and FT 2403.
Three lecture hours a week.
Credit: Three hours.

FT 3403.  Draping and Couture Techniques.
Drafting and draping techniques applied to complex design problems. Advanced pattern drafting and construction using couture techniques. Original design sketches translated from muslin drape to finished garment using contemporary and couture production methods.
May be repeated twice for additional credit.
Prerequisite: FT 2403.
One lecture and four laboratory hours a week.
Credit: Three hours.
 

FT 4033.  Fashion Portfolio Development.
Developing a portfolio containing original design work, flats and specifications, photographs, and trend resources. Finished illustration techniques are emphasized using various media. Focus on professional layout and production of work for design presentations.
May be repeated once for additional credit.
Prerequisites: FT 2013 and FT 3403.
One lecture and four laboratory hours a week.
Credit: Three hours.

FT 4083.  Global Perspectives of Dress and Adornment.
Examines personal appearance practices, beliefs, and attitudes of diverse cultures throughout the world specifically focused on dress and adornment. Includes review of Western and Eastern dress. Focus on understanding appearance as a universal non-verbal form of communication.
Satisfies global perspectives requirement for graduation.
Three lecture hours a week.
Credit: Three hours.

FT 4103.  Advanced Merchandise Planning and Control.
Advanced techniques for profitable merchandise planning and control. Focus is on advanced concepts of planning, inventory management, and measures of performance. Interrelated functions of planning and control examined through case study. Includes learning to use computerized spreadsheets as decision-making tools.
Prerequisites: FT 3103, BUS 2043, CSCI 2433 or approved equivalent, and six hours of instructor-approved math.
Three lecture hours a week.
Credit: Three hours.

FT 4113.  Retail Buying.
An introduction to retail buying, including an examination of the fundamentals of effective buying and the responsibilities of buyers employed at different types of retail formats.
Prerequisites: FT 3063, FT 3103, BUS 2043, and six hours of instructor-approved math.
Three lecture hours a week.
Credit: Three hours.

FT 4123.  Retail Product Management and Information Analysis. 
The application of planning, purchasing, distributing, selling, and controlling retail products with emphasis on the analysis, synthesis, and interpretation of internal and external information needed to make effective retail decisions.
Prerequisites:  FT 3103, BUS 2043, CSCI 2433 or approved equivalent, ECO 1013 or 1023, and six hours of instructor-approved math.
Three lecture hours a week.
Credit:  Three hours.

FT 4213.  Collection Design and Development.
A capstone course emphasizing the synthesis of design concepts, construction methods, and market forecasting in line and collection development for the fashion industry. Focus on creating original, marketable design concepts translated through illustrations and construction of designs. May be repeated once for additional credit.
Prerequisites: FT 3403 and FT 4403.
One lecture and four laboratory hours a week.
Credit: Three hours.

FT 4303.  Computers in Fashion Design.
Focus on the use of computer-based technologies for the development and production of advanced fashion designs and patterns.
May be repeated once for additional credit.
Prerequisite: FT 2113 and CSCI 2433.
One lecture and four laboratory hours a week.
Credit: Three hours.
 

FT 4403.  Contemporary Tailored Design.
Overview of current industry tailoring production methods. Application of methods and techniques used in mass production and traditional tailoring for women’s and men’s suiting and outerwear.
Prerequisite: FT 2403.
May be repeated once for additional credit.
One lecture and four laboratory hours a week.
Credit: Three hours.
 

FT 4603.  Fashion Event Planning and Production.
Development and production of promotional and special fashion events including fashion shows, exhibitions, displays, and other activities. Teaching and application focus on professional presentation styles and industry-driven approaches to promotion. Concepts of time and resource management are taught and applied.
Prerequisites: FT 1003, FT 2033, and Junior standing.
May be repeated once for additional credit.
One lecture and four laboratory hours a week.
Credit: Three hours.
 

FT 4921.  Independent Study in Fashion Design.
Intensive study of topic of individual or professional interest.
May be repeated once for additional credit.
Enrollment must be approved by the instructor.
Credit: One hour.

FT 4923.  Independent Study in Fashion Design.
Intensive study of topic of individual or professional interest.
May be repeated once for additional credit.
Enrollment must be approved by the instructor.
Credit: Three hours.

FT 4931.  Independent Study in Fashion Merchandising.
Intensive study of topic of individual or professional interest.
May be repeated once for additional credit.
Enrollment must be approved by the instructor.
Credit: One hour.

FT 4933.  Independent Study in Fashion Merchandising.
Intensive study of topic of individual or professional interest.
May be repeated once for additional credit.
Enrollment must be approved by the instructor.
Credit: Three hours.

FT 4943.  Externship in Fashion Merchandising.
Intensive unpaid, place-based direct industry contact learning experience of at least 60 hours arranged between the University; a student; and a business, agency, organization, or association.  Allows for synergistic transactions between the student and the environment to assimilate new experiences into existing concepts through participation, interaction, and application.
Prerequisites:  FT 3063, FT 3103, and 60 credit hours with an overall GPA of 3.00
May be repeated once for additional credit.
Enrollment and learning experience must be approved by the instructor.
Credit:  Three hours.

FT 4963.  Internship in Fashion Design.
Work-study experience arranged between the University; a student; and a business, government agency, organization, or association. Transfers knowledge and skill from the classroom into abilities required for a career. Enrollment in the course and employment position must be approved by the instructor. Students must work a minimum of 200 hours throughout the entire semester.
May be repeated three times for additional credit.
Prerequisites: FT 3403, FT 4403, and 75 credit hours with an overall GPA of 2.00.
Credit: Three hours.

FT 4966.  Internship in Fashion Design.
Work-study experience arranged between the University; a student; and a business, government agency, organization, or association. Transfers knowledge and skill from the classroom into abilities required for a career. Enrollment in the course and employment position must be approved by the instructor. Students must work a minimum of 400 hours throughout the entire semester.
May be repeated once for additional credit.
Prerequisites: FT 3403, FT 4403, and 75 credit hours with an overall GPA of 2.00.
Credit: Six hours.

FT 4973.  Internship in Fashion Merchandising.
Work-study experience arranged between the University; a student; and a business, government agency, organization, or association. Transfers knowledge and skill from the classroom into abilities required for a career. Enrollment in the course and employment position must be approved by the instructor. Students must work a minimum of 200 hours throughout the entire semester.
May be repeated three times for additional credit.
Prerequisites: FT 3063, FT 3103, and 75 credit hours with an overall GPA of 2.00.
Credit: Three hours.

FT 4976.  Internship in Fashion Merchandising.
Work-study experience arranged between the University; a student; and a business, government agency, organization, or association. Transfers knowledge and skill from the classroom into abilities required for a career. Enrollment in the course and employment position must be approved by the instructor. Students must work a minimum of 400 hours throughout the entire semester.
May be repeated once for additional credit.
Prerequisites: FT 3063, FT 3103, and 75 credit hours with an overall GPA of 2.00.
Credit: Six hours.

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