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2015-2016 South University Academic Catalog version II 
2015-2016 South University Academic Catalog version II [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design (BFA)

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Offered at The Art Institute of Dallas  

Program Description

The Fashion Design program explores industry practices from concept to consumer.  Coursework incorporates technical sketching and fashion illustration, flat patternmaking and draping, computer-aided design, garment construction and fit, industry software knowledge, and conceptual and critical thinking. The curriculum offers exposure to global fashion business practices, product development, entrepreneurship and professional presentations.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates should be able to:

  • Basic Skills - Demonstrate knowledge of apparel production processes from concept development through finished product
  • Process Skills - Demonstrate advanced skills in construction, draping, fitting, and patternmaking as well as in specialty textile design, and product and concept development
  • Technology and Production - Demonstrate the ability to use industry software to create, grade, and mark patterns; use software to develop specification sheets; and develop advanced knowledge of technical sketching and computer design
  • Communication - Explain connections between world events and design, color, and forecasting trends in the apparel industry, and apply current events to business trends
  • Professional Practice - Demonstrate ability to apply professional standards and business concepts related to apparel design, including the ability to work collaboratively and to present and articulate concepts

Requirements for graduation

Credit Hours: 180
Number of Weeks: 132 (12 quarters)
Contact Hours: 2,618

Program-Specific Credits: 132

Fashion Design Studio Electives: Select Two

All BFA Fashion Design students should meet with Academic Director/Program Coordinator for selection of Design Studio Electives based on students’ area of interest.

Fashion-Related Electives: Select Four

General Education Credits: 48

General Education Electives:

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