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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 special occasion 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/Foreign Language*3
Semester 6
MAJOR AREAFD 368 - Special Occasion Bridal Design3
FD 342 - CAD for Fashion Design and Development
  or FF 345 - Advanced Digital Fashion Design ****
2
FF 373 - Special Occasion Bridal Design2.5
choice - see Major Area Electives**2
RELATED AREAchoice - see Related Area Electives***2
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - Liberal Arts/Foreign Language*3
Semester 7
MAJOR AREAFD 383 - Haute Couture Embellishments2.5
FD 481 - Structural Design2.5
FF 496 - Senior Portfolio: Special Occasion Design2.5
RELATED AREAchoice - see Related Area Electives***2
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Liberal Arts/Art History3
choice - see Liberal Arts3
Semester 8
MAJOR AREAFD 486 - Senior Thesis: Special Occasion Design3
FF 491 - Internship2
choice - see Major Area Electives**2
RELATED AREAchoice - see Related Area Electives***2
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Liberal Arts/Art History3
choice - see Liberal Arts*3
TOTAL CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
MAJOR AREA37
RELATED AREA6
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 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 credits. CHOICE of any two to four major area courses (for which prerequisites have been met) totaling 6 credits from the following: FD 231FD 281FD 321FD 341FD 342FD 343FD 364FD 366FD 374FD 383FD 384, FD 385FD 386FD 461FD 467FD 475 FF 312FF 323,
 FF 324FF 343FF 344FF 345 , FF 353FF 372FF 398.  The same course cannot be used to fulfill a Major Area and a Major Area Elective requirement. 

***Related Area Electives:  6 credits. CHOICE of any two to four elective courses (for which prerequisites have been met) totaling 6 credits from the following: AC 114, BE 261, CD 123, DE 102, DE 143, EP 311, EP 321, FA 101, FA 103, FA 104, FA 105, FM 268, FM 301, FM 324, IC 496, IN 322, IN 443, LD 112, LD 136, MG 301, PH 162, TD 101, TD 183, TD 227, TD 481TS 368.

****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 may be taken in either 5th or 6th semester.