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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 children's wear 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 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 Aesthetic3
choice - see Major Area Electives**2
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Liberal Arts/Foreign Language*3
Semester 6
MAJOR AREAFD 365 - Explorations in Childrenswear Design2
FD 366 - Fundamentals of Childrenswear Design2
FF 342 - Digital Childrenswear Design2
FF 343 - Childrenswear Design2.5
choice - see Major Area Electives**2
RELATED AREAchoice - see Related Area Electives***2
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Liberal Arts/Foreign Language*3
Semester 7
MAJOR AREAFD 467 - Childrenswear Niche Market2
FD 498 - Childrenswear Practicum1.5
FF 493 - Senior Portfolio: Childrenswear Design2.5
RELATED AREAchoice - see Related Area Electives***2
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Liberal Arts/Art History*3
choice - see Liberal Arts Requirements*3
Semester 8
MAJOR AREAFD 488 - Senior Thesis: Childrenswear Design3
FF 491 - Internship2
choice - see Major Area Electives**2
RELATED AREAchoice - see Related Area Electives***2
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Liberal Arts*3
choice - see Liberal Arts/Art History*3
 Total Credits: 60.5

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

***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 268FM 301, FM 324IC 496, IN 322, IN 443, LD 112, LD 136, MG 301, PH 162, TD 101, TD 183, TD 227, TS 368, TD 481

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.