School of Art and Design

Applications accepted for fall only.      NYSED: 27491     HEGIS 1009 

The Accessories Design major offers design, technical, and business skills to prepare students for careers in design, product development, merchandising, and entrepreneurship. Curriculum below is for the entering class of Fall 2015. 

Semester 5Credits
MAJOR AREALD 228 - Accessories CAD2
LD 332 - Theatrical and Character Footwear3
LD 342 - Zippered Handbags Design2.5
RELATED AREAFA 203 - Drawing for Accessories1.5
LIBERAL ARTSHA 344 - History of Western Costume3
SS 376 - Clothing and Society3
Semester 6
MAJOR AREALD 331 - Athletic Footwear Design3
LD 341 - Unconventional Handbag Techniques3
RELATED AREAFF 341 - Computer Art for Accessories Design1.5
FS 341 - Role of Fabrics in Fashion: 1860 to Present3
TD 481 - Screen Printing: Scarves2
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Liberal Arts / Other World Civilization (G9) *3
Semester 7
MAJOR AREALD 333 - Nontraditional Footwear Design and Construction3
LD 451 - Sports-Specific Bags and Carrying Gear3
LD 471 - The Accessories Industry2
RELATED AREAJD 231 - Objects Design and Rendering
  or PK 303 - Packaging Design for Accessories Design
LIBERAL ARTSEN 322 - Writing in the Art and Design Professions3
choice - see Liberal Arts / Foreign Language (G8)*3
Semester 8
MAJOR AREALD 491 - Accessories Design Senior Project3
LD 492 - Portfolio Development2.5
RELATED AREAIC 498 - Senior Internship D: Career Planning4
LIBERAL ARTSchoice: see Liberal Arts / American History (G10)*3
choice: see Liberal Arts / Foreign Language*3
 Total Credits: 61.5-62

Fall 2015 Requirements:  See below.

* Liberal Arts: 21 credits

  • American History: 3 credits.  CHOICE of one (1) course that meets General Education American History requirement (G10). See the list of courses available in American History.
  • English: 3 credits.  EN 322.

  • Foreign Language: 6 credits. Two semesters of the same foreign language, one of which must meet General Education Foreign Language requirement (G8). See the list of courses available in Foreign Languages.
  • History of Art: 6 credits. HA 344 and CHOICE of one (1) additional 3-credit History of Art course that meets General Education Other World Civilizations requirement (G9). See History of Art.

  • Social Sciences: 3 credits.  SS 376.

NOTE: Students accepted into the BFA program who have not received an AAS in Accessories Design must complete LD 133, 134, 143, and 144 prior to semester 5.