School of Art and Design

Applications accepted for fall only.      NYSED: 87060     CIP: 50.0407 

The Fabric Styling program provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to prepare them as stylists for positions in a number of diverse fields such as fabric styling, photo styling, film styling, fashion publishing, and many others. Curriculum below is for the entering class of fall 2020. 

Semester 5Credits
MAJOR AREAFS 323 - Beginning Digtial Design for Stylists3
FS 331 - Fabric Styling I3
RELATED AREAID 322 - Decorative Arts Survey2
PH 162 - Photographic Styling2
LIBERAL ARTSSC 032 - Color Science Laboratory1
SC 332 - Color and Light3
Semester 6
MAJOR AREAFS 324 - Digital Design and Page Layout3
FS 341 - Role of Fabrics in Fashion: 1860 to Present3
FS 451 - Color Combinations and Repeats3
RELATED AREABE 261 - Starting a Small Business3
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Requirements*: Liberal Arts/History of Art3
Semester 7
MAJOR AREAFS 425 - Advanced Digital Design for Stylists3
FS 434 - Advanced Styling2
FS 461 - Sustainable Knits and Seamless Technology3
RELATED AREAAC 111 - Advertising and Promotion3
VP 211 - Styling, Prop and Set2
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Requirements*3
Semester 8
MAJOR AREAFS 435 - Home Fashion Styling2
FS 454 - Professional Portfolio Presentation3
FS 491 - Internship or choice - see Requirements*/General Elective1.5-2
RELATED AREAFM 228 - The Business of Fashion Styling3
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Requirements*: Liberal Arts/History of Art3
choice - see Requirements*3
 Total Credits: 60.5-61

*Fall 2020 Requirements:  See below.

Liberal Arts: 16 credits

  • 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: 3 credits.  CHOICE of any Foreign Language course (G8)
  • Science: 4 credits. SC 032 and SC 332 
  • General Elective: 1.52 credits. CHOICE of FS 491 or other elective courses (for which prerequisites have been met)

Liberal Arts Elective(s:) 3 credits.
CHOICE of any course (for which prerequisites have been met) in AB (Arabic); CH (Chinese); EN (English); FI (Film and 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 and Cultures); PE (Physical Education and Dance) 215, 216, 217; PL (Philosophy); PO (Portuguese); SC (Science); SP (Spanish); and SS (Social Sciences). 

NOTE: For admission requirements, see program eligibility.

Upon graduating from the Fabric Styling BFA program, students will be able to:

  1. Trend forecast with proficiency.
  2. Construct professional trend presentation boards for a potential client’s needs.
  3. Research trends and use critical thinking to determine future style direction in both home furnishing and apparel fashion forecasting.
  4. Identify and analyze new forecasting trends from publications and cultural events.
  5. Research historical periods and translate this research into current trends.
  6. Communicate ideas clearly in both written and oral form.
  7. Work collaboratively as part of an organization in a professional manner with clients.
  8. Understand and adhere to deadlines.
  9. Use computer technology with ease and evaluate future innovative software for clients in the creation of forecasts and boards.
  10. Demonstrate knowledge of current and innovative manufacturing technology and processes in the field of fabric styling.