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School of Art and Design

Applications accepted for fall only.      NYSED: 00735      HEGIS 1009 

Building upon the success of the AAS studies in Fashion Design, courses in the BFA program advance in complexity as students hone their expertise in the knitwear concentration. Through applied experiential learning and the creative application and development of critical problem-solving challenges, students become adept fashion designers.  Students attain a greater understanding of the (fashion) design process, further perfect their conceptual/technical skills, and advance in the development of a personal design aesthetic and their adaptive abilities. This program prepares graduates for success in women's wear careers, related design fields, and other careers not yet imagined. Curriculum below is for the entering class of Fall 2016. 

 
Semester 5Credits
MAJOR AREAFD 357 - Introduction to Knitwear Design3
FD 381 - Stretch Fundamentals2.5
FF 311 - Lifestyle Collection Design2.5
FF 322 - 20th Century Style for the 21st Century Aesthetic ****3
choice - see Major Area Electives**2
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Liberal Arts*3
Semester 6
MAJOR AREAFD 358 - Advanced Knitwear Design: Creative Development and Execution1.5
FD 359 - Advanced Knitwear and Full Fashion Creative Design Development2
FF 353 - Advanced Knitwear Design2.5
FD 342 - CAD for Fashion Design and Development
  or FF 345 - Advanced Digital Fashion Design ****
2
choice - see Major Area Electives**2
RELATED AREATS 368 - Weft Knitting Principles2.5
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Liberal Arts/Foreign Language*3
Semester 7
MAJOR AREAFD 356 - Seamless Knit Design: Stoll M12
FD 453 - Simulated Knitwear Design2
FF 495 - Senior Portfolio: Knitwear Design2.5
RELATED AREATS 461 - Weft Knit Fabrication and Finishing Techniques2.5
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Liberal Arts/Art History*3
choice - see Liberal Arts*3
Semester 8
MAJOR AREAFD 489 - Senior Thesis: Knitwear Design3
FF 491 - Internship2
choice - see Major Area Electives**2
RELATED AREATS 491 - Senior Thesis Planning and Execution1.5
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Liberal Arts/Art History3
choice - see Liberal Arts*3
TOTAL CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
MAJOR AREA36.5
RELATED AREA6.5
LIBERAL ARTS18
 Total Credits: 61
 

Fall 2016 Requirements:  See below

* Liberal Arts: 18 credits

  • Liberal Arts electives: 6 credits. Select Liberal Arts courses from the following subject areas: CH (Chinese), EN (English), FI (Film & Media) - any FI course other than FI 261, 361, 461, 362, and 462, FR (French), HA (History of Art),  HE (Health Education) 201, 301, IT (Italian), JA (Japanese), MU (Music), HI (History), MA (Math), LA (Liberal Arts), MC (Modern Languages & Cultures), PE (Physical Education & Dance) 215, 216, 217, PL (Philosophy), SC (Science), SP (Spanish), and SS (Social Sciences). See Liberal Arts Courses
  • History of Art: 6 credits.
    CHOICE of one (1) HA course that meets General Education Other World Civilizations requirement (G9) and one (1) additional HA course. See the full list of Art/Design History courses under HA: History of Art and Civilization
  • Foreign Language: 6 credits. Two semesters of the same foreign language, one of which must meet General Education Foreign Language requirement (G8)

**Major Area Electives:  6 credit minimum.
CHOICE of major area courses (for which prerequisites have been met) from the following: FD 231FD 281FD 321,FD 341FD 342FD 343FD 364FD 366FD 374FD 383FD 384FD 385FD 386FD 461FD 467FD 475FF 312FF 323FF 324FF 343FF 344FF 345,FF 353FF 372FF 398.  The same course cannot be used to fulfill a required Major Area and a Major Area Elective.

Note:  The assortment of Major Area Elective and Related Area Elective courses available and offered during a given semester is subject to change. All courses will not be available or offered each semester. The list of course options may evolve over time; contact the Fashion Design Department for details.

***NOTE: FF 322 is required and may be taken in either 5th or 6th semester.
                 CHOICE of FD 342 or FF 345 is required and be taken in either 5th or 6th semester.