School of Art and Design

Applications accepted for fall only.      NYSED: 27491     HEGIS 1009 

The Accessories Design major offers design, technical, and business skills to prepare students for careers in design, product development, merchandising, and entrepreneurship. Curriculum below is for the entering class of Fall 2019. 

Semester 5Credits
MAJOR AREALD 332 - Theatrical and Character Footwear3
LD 342 - Zippered Handbags Design2.5
LD 371 - Accessories that have Changed Fashion2.5
RELATED AREAJD 138 - Introduction to CAD Modeling for Designers2
LIBERAL ARTSHA 344 - History of Western Costume3
choice - see Liberal Arts Requirements*3
Semester 6
MAJOR AREALD 331 - Athletic Footwear Design3
LD 451 - Sports-Specific Bags and Carrying Gear2.5
RELATED AREAJD 237 - 3D Digital Object Design2
TD 362 - Screen Printing for Accessories Design2
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see History of Art3
choice -see Foreign Language*3
PE/HEALTHchoice - PE/Health1
Semester 7
MAJOR AREALD 333 - Nontraditional Footwear Design2.5
LD 341 - Unconventional Handbag Techniques2.5
LD 471 - The Accessories Industry2.5
LD 492 - Portfolio Development3
RELATED AREAchoice - see Related Area Elective**3
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Foreign Language*3
Semester 8
MAJOR AREALD 491 - Accessories Design Senior Project3
RELATED AREAIC 497 - Senior Internship C: Career Planning3
choice - see Related Area Elective**3
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Requirements*3
 Total Credits: 61

Fall 2019 Requirements:  see below

* Liberal Arts: 18 credits

  • Liberal Arts elective: 6 credits. Select Liberal Arts course, (for which prerequisites have been met) from the following subject areas: AB (Arabic), CH (Chinese), EN (English), FI (Film & Media) - any FI course other than FI 205, 261, 361, 461, 362, and 462FR (French), HA (History of Art),  HE (Health Education) 201, 301, IT (Italian), JA (Japanese), MU (Music), HI (History), MA (Math), MC (Modern Languages & Cultures), PE (Physical Education & Dance) 215, 216, 217, PL (Philosophy), PO (Portuguese), SC (Science), SP (Spanish), and SS (Social Science). See Liberal Arts Courses
  • Foreign Language: 6 credits. Two semesters of the same foreign language, one of which must meet General Education Foreign Language requirement (G8). 
  • History of Art: 6 credits. HA 344 and CHOICE of one (1) additional 3-credit History of Art course that meets General Education Other World Civilizations requirement (G9). See History of Art

**Related Area Electives:  6 credits 
CHOICE of any elective courses in Art and Design (for which prerequisites have been met) totaling 6 credits.  

NOTE:  Students accepted into the BFA program who have not received an AAS in Accessories Design must complete LD 133LD 134LD 143, and LD 144 prior to semester 5.

Students who successfully complete the Accessories Design BFA degree will be able to: 1. Research, analyze, and creatively illustrate the historical relevance of fashion evolution, innovation, and trends. 2. Design and create accessories that address a need in the current market using learned assembly techniques, inventive materials, and trend research. 3. Develop an accessories business plan and deliver a coherent, articulate oral presentation. 4. Identify technology and apply, either digitally or manually, to the creation of fashion, theatrical, and athletic accessories. 5. Prepare, organize, and present a professional-level portfolio for internship and employment opportunities.