Design and Merchandising (B.A.)
Curricula in this area provide a liberal education as well as the opportunity for a professional concentration in the fields of apparel design and fashion merchandising.
Admission Requirements for this program are satisfied by the general requirements for undergraduate admission to the University.
Candidates must complete a minimum of 120 credits including satisfaction of the University General Education requirements and all departmental and area requirements as indicated below. A minimum grade of C- must be earned in each required course in the major in order for the course credit to count toward completion of the degree. All course work must be completed in accordance with the regulations of the University and the College governing undergraduate scholarship and degrees.
|AFA 2420||Fashion Design: Basic Construction||3|
|AFA 3400||Clothing and Culture||3|
|AFA 3460||Introduction to Merchandising||3|
|AFA 5430||History of Costume||3|
|Language Requirement: two courses of the same language; any language other than English|
Apparel Design Concentration
Successful completion of this concentration enables students interested in creative aspects of clothing to develop competencies needed for careers in apparel design and related fields. Possible careers include designing, product development, and other related fields of the apparel industry.
|Apparel Design Option Requirements|
|AFA 3410||Textile Performance Analysis||3|
|AFA 4430||Fashion Illustration||3|
|AFA 5422||Fashion Design: Flat Pattern||3|
|AFA 5442||Fashion Design: Draping||3|
|AFA 5452||Fashion Design: Tailoring||3|
|ACO 1200||Surface Studio||3|
|or ACO 1230||Space Studio|
|AFI 2650||Beginning Weaving||3|
|AFI 2660||Introduction to Fabric Printing and Dyeing||3|
|ADR 1050||Drawing I||3|
|Six credit hours of art electives (ACR, ADA, ADR, AFI, AME, APA, APR, APH, ASL)||6|
Fashion Merchandising Concentration
This concentration develops understanding and practical skills related to the planning, buying and selling of fashion merchandise. Students gain insights into the various aspects of the apparel industries including marketing, sales, styling, publicity, advertising, visual presentation, fashion coordination, and merchandising. Possible careers include positions in management, buying, and fashion promotion and sales.
|Fashion Merchandising Option Requirements|
|AFA 3470||Merchandise Information||3|
|AFA 5460||Merchandising II||3|
|AFA 5470||Visual Merchandising: Display||3|
|AFA 5490||Economics of Merchandising||3|
|AFA 5992||Supervised Field Experience||3|
|MKT 2300||Marketing Management||3|
|MKT 5700||Retail Management||3|
|9 credit hours of Business electives from the following areas: Accounting (ACC); Business Administration (BA); Finance (FIN); Global Supply Chain (GSC); Marketing (MKT); Management (MAN)||9|