Major in Fashion Design

Following is one suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see an adviser each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment.

BFA with a Major in Fashion Design (.pdf)

BFA with a Major in Fashion Design

Note: The order of semesters and summer terms has been changed from the print version to accommodate the one-column format of HTML publishing. A conventional Four-Year Plan is available in the .pdf file.

FRESHMAN YEAR

FALL HOURS
ART 1200, Art Appreciation 3

ART 1440, Design I 3

ART 1500, Drawing I 3

ENGL 1310, College Writing I 3

ART 2000, Introduction to Fashion Design1 3

Total 15

FRESHMAN YEAR

SUMMER I HOURS
Free Elective or Computer Competence Requirement6 3

ECON 1110, Principles of Macroeconomics 3

Total 6

SOPHOMORE YEAR

FALL HOURS
ART 2350, Art History Survey I2 3

ART 2240, Fabric Design I or ART 2950, Weaving I 3

ART 3160, Fashion Drawing I 3

ENGL 2210, World Literature I 3

ART 2120, Fashion Design I1 3

Total 15

JUNIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS
ART 3120, Fashion Design III1 3

ART 3140, History of Fashion1 3

SMHM 2650, Textiles 3

Minor17 3

Laboratory Science9 3-4

Total 15-16

JUNIOR YEAR

SUMMER I HOURS
Free Elective16 (advanced) 3

Total 3

SENIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS
ART 4440, Fashion Design V1 3

HIST 2610, United States History to 186531,17 3

Minor17 3

Understanding of Ideas and Values9, 17 3

Free Elective (3 hours advanced)14 3

Total 15

FRESHMAN YEAR

SPRING HOURS
ART 1450, Design II 3

ART 1510, Drawing II 3

ENGL 1320, College Writing II 3

PSCI 1040, American Government 3

ART 1140, Introduction to Industrial Sewing 3

Wellness5 2-3

Total 17-18

FRESHMAN YEAR

SUMMER II HOURS
ART 2100, Figure Drawing I 3

MATH 1100, College Algebra 3

Total 6

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SPRING HOURS
ART 2360, Art History Survey II3 3

ART 2140, Fashion Design: Advanced Industrial Sewing Techniques15 3

ART 2130, Fashion Design II15 3

ENGL 2220, World Literature II 3

PSCI 1050, American Government 3

Total 15

JUNIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS
ART 3130, Fashion Design IV15 3

ART 3150, 20th Century Fashion History15 3

Laboratory Science9 3-4

ART 3180, Market Research15 3

Minor (advanced) 3

Total 15-16

SENIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS
ART 4441, Fashion Design VI15 3

HIST 2620, United States HistorySince 186531,17 3

Minor17 3

Free Elective or Oral Communication Requirement9 3

GNET 3230, Apparel Manufacturing II15 3

Total 15

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester.
Some courses may require prerequisites not listed.
See Visual Arts folding key (#6) after page 384 for footnotes.

Summary of Degree Requirements:

Art: 66

Minor (6 advanced): 18

Core:

English 12

History 6

Political Science 6

Wellness 2

Laboratory Science 6-8

Economics 3

Mathematics 3

Understanding of Ideas and Values 3

Free Electives (6 advanced): 11-13

Note:

36 hours of art must be taken at UNT.

42 hours must be advanced; 24 of the 42 must be taken at UNT. To reach 42 advanced hours, 6 hours of free electives plus 12 hours of minor or core curriculum requirements must be advanced.

24 of the last 30 hours must be completed at UNT.

Supplemental Information for BFA with a Major in Fashion Design

Portfolio Reviews for Fashion Design Majors

Mid-Point Review

Prior to enrolling in upper-level fashion design classes, students will be required to submit a portfolio of their work for review by a panel of faculty. Work presented should include:

construction sampler

garment analysis

figure/fashion drawings

Faculty will assess strengths and weaknesses of student responses to class assignments and suggest areas of focus for improvement. Students will be advised regarding their ability to complete the remainder of the program.

Senior Review

A senior exhibition called ARTWEAR is held annually. All students enrolled in ART 4441, Fashion Design VI, develop a collection of garments and submit them for judging by a panel of six fashion industry professionals. Garments are judged by the panel in the following manner:

34% originality/creativity

33% construction and fit

20% textile utilization

13% marketability

Grades from class projects assigned in ART 4441 and evaluations from ARTWEAR determine if the student has developed competencies required for graduation. Students are expected to present work that demonstrates competencies in the following areas:

garment design

garment construction

patternmaking (flat pattern, draping and CAD)

textile analysis and design

historic costume research

merchandising/cost factors

fashion illustration

Failure to participate in ARTWEAR or presentation of unsatisfactory work will result in a grade of F or I in ART 4441 and delay graduation.

Results

Record of success in passing the fashion design reviews will be furnished to the student and recorded for the School of Visual Arts.

Minor

GNET 3230, Apparel Manufacturing II; SMHM 2650, Textiles; plus 12 hours (3 advanced) from one of the following options:

Option 1: Fashion Merchandising

SMHM 2490, Fashion Merchandising

SMHM 4010, Textile and Apparel Industries

SMHM 4450, Fashion Promotion

SMHM 4660 or MKTG 4660, Retail Buying

MKTG 3650, Principles of Marketing

MKTG 4120, Consumer Behavior

MKTG 4600, Retailing

GNET 3210, Apparel Manufacturing Process I

Option 2: Costume Design

THEA 1043, Introduction to Costuming

THEA 1340, Aesthetics of the Theatre

THEA 2150, History of Theatrical Costume and Decor

THEA 2340, Theatre Appreciation

THEA 3150, History of Theatrical Costuming

THEA 3180, Theatrical Costume Design and Construction

THEA 3280, Stage Management

THEA 3340, Play Analysis

THEA 3920, Dramatic Production

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