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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 womenswear careers, related design fields and for 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**2.5
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 AREA37
RELATED AREA6.5
LIBERAL ARTS18
 Total Credits: 61.5
 

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 Science). 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:  6.5 credits. CHOICE of any two to four major area courses (for which prerequisites have been met) totaling 6.5 credits from the following: FD 231, FD 281, FD 321, FD 341FD 342, FD 343, FD 364, FD 366, FD 374FD 383, FD 384, FD 385, FD 386, FD 461FD 467, FD 475FF 312, FF 323, FF 324, FF 343, FF 344, FF 345, FF 353FF 372FF 398.  The same course cannot be used to fulfill a Major Area and a Major Area Elective requirement.

****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.