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

Associate of Applied Arts in Fashion Design (AAA)

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Offered at The Art Institute of Dallas  

Program Description

The Fashion Design (AAA) 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.

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: 90
Number of Weeks: 66 (6 quarters)
Contact Hours: 1,232

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