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2017-2018 SLCC General Catalog
Salt Lake Community College
  Feb 25, 2018
2017-2018 SLCC General Catalog 
2017-2018 SLCC General Catalog

Fashion Design & Merchandising: Fashion Design Emphasis: AAS (CTE)

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Associate of Applied Science | 68 credits minimum

Visual Art & Design Department
Library Square Campus
General Information
(801) 957-4073
Program Information (801) 957-2000
Program Website
Academic and Career Advising

Program Faculty
Program Director - Mojdeh Sakaki

Program Description
The Fashion Design curriculum has been developed by a faculty of practicing professionals and advisory boards of industry leaders. It is continually evolving in response to changes in the field, offering the latest trends, skills, and technology students need to succeed in the global economy. It also provides a firm foundation in the liberal arts.

The Fashion Design Program prepares students for careers in fashion design for the apparel industry. The curriculum stimulates creative expression in all aspects of fashion design, including fashion sketching, creative design, computer applications, draping, and pattern drafting. Students will understand the importance of communication and critical reasoning and the effect they have on this diversified and global industry.

Career Opportunities
The Fashion Design Associate of Applied Science degree will prepare students for employment in the fashion industry. In addition, many students study fashion design for personal enrichment as it enables them to design and make their own custom clothing or perform alterations.

Estimated Cost for Students
Approximately $6000 in tuition and $800 in books and supplies.

Estimated Time to Completion
If students follow the suggested semester schedule, time to completion is five semesters.

Program Student Learning Outcomes Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
  1 - Acquire substantive knowledge
2 - Communicate effectively
3 - Develop quantitative literacies
4 - Think critically and creatively
5 - Develop knowledge and skills to be civically engaged
6 - Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner
7 - Develop computer and information literacy
Students demonstrate knowledge in the history of fashion and the basic theoriesof fashion design (color, line, shape, texture, scale, and proportion),  patternmaking, illustration, and construction of garments. 1,2,3,4,5
Students exhibit professionalism through high quality presentations; effective sales techniques; efficient organization; and work cooperatively with clients and co-workers. 3,5
Students demonstrate knowledge of the various employment options available through internships. 3,5
Students demonstrate knowledge of high quality portfolios that can be used for job applications. Portfolios will reflect class work and projects completed during internships. 3,5
Students demonstrate proficiency in examining trends, drawing designs based on their ideas, choosing colors and fabrics, and supervising the production of their designs 2,3,5

General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

Distribution Areas: (3 Credits)

Choose an additional three credits from one of the following distribution areas:

Life Sciences (LS)  3-4
Fine Arts (FA)  3-4
Humanities (HU)  3
Interdisciplinary (ID)  3
Physical Science (PS)  3
Social Science (SS)  3

NOTE: ARTH 2710 , ARTH 2720 , MKTG 1050  and PHIL 1120  are recommended. 

Sample Schedule

Advising Notes:

Students who need to take preparatory classes to meet the requirements of first semester courses should plan on extra time to complete the program. It is the student’s responsibility to examine each course description for details of prerequisite classes. Those prerequisites must be satisfied before class may be taken.

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