School of Art and Design

Applications accepted for fall only.      NYSED: 00735      HEGIS 1009 

The BFA in Fashion Design's Special Occasion concentration provides students with the knowledge, skills, and hands-on experience needed to excel in the fashion industry in the area of Special Occasion.  Registering for the concentration is based on availability. Curriculum below is for the entering class of Fall 2015. 

Semester 5Credits
MAJOR AREAFD 321 - Computerized Pattern Design1.5
FD 351 - Body Contour1.5
FD 352 - Knitwear Design: Flat Pattern Design and Sewing1.5
FD 353 - Knitwear Design: Machine Knitting2
FF 321 - 20th-Century Style and the Modern Designer2
FF 351 - Knitwear Design I1.5
RELATED AREAFM 301 - Fashion Merchandising for Apparel Designers3
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Liberal Arts/Art History*3
Semester 6
MAJOR AREAFD 231 - Haute Couture Sewing Techniques2
FD 232 - Haute Couture Decorative Techniques and Embellishments2
FD 374 - Flat Pattern Design for Special Occasion1.5
FF 391 - Bridal Design: Portfolio2
RELATED AREAFM 324 - Business of Licensing3
MG 301 - Apparel Production: Labor Analysis2
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Liberal Arts/Foreign Language* 3
Semester 7
MAJOR AREAFD 375 - Textile Lace and Technology I1.5
FD 471 - Foundation Design2
FD 472 - Foundation Fitting Techniques1.5
FD 474 - Bridal Design2
FF 397 - Senior Portfolio: Special Occasion2
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Liberal Arts/Art History*3
choice - see Liberal Arts/Foreign Language*3
Semester 8
MAJOR AREAFD 495 - Senior Collection: Special Occasion3
FF 491 - Internship2
FF 492 - E-Portfolio1
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Liberal Arts elective(s)*3
choice - see Liberal Arts elective(s)*3
ELECTIVE(S)choice - General Elective(s)1.5-3
 Total Credits: 60-61.5

Fall 2015 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).