Dec 05, 2022  
2022-2023 SLCC General Catalog 
  
2022-2023 SLCC General Catalog

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


Associate of Applied Science | 67 credits minimum

Program Website
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Program Description
Fashion Designers are involved in all phases of the apparel design process, using creativity and inspiration to oversee their raw ideas from sketches to samples and finally finished products. This program allows students to develop their personal aesthetic through experiential learning and acquire the technical skills necessary to transform two-dimensional drawings into three-dimensional garments.

Students will acquire skills specific to the area of Fashion Design including pattern making, draping, and sample making. Students electing to pursue an AAS degree in Fashion Design prepare for entry level work in a wide range of careers including but not limited to fashion designer, costume designer, and bridal wear designer.

Career Opportunities
Opportunities in the field of Fashion Design are broad and diverse. They include, but are not limited to:

• Accessory Designer
• Apparel Fashion Designer
• Bridal Wear Designer
• Clothing Designer
• Costume Designer
• Custom Clothing Designer
• Dance Costume Designer
• Design Director
• Evening Wear
• Fashion Designer
• Historic Clothing and Costume
• Intimate Apparel
• Knitwear Designer
• Outerwear Products Designer
• Product Developer
• Swimwear Designer
• Wedding Dress Designer

Transfer/Articulation Information
This degree is designed for students to directly enter the workforce. The degree does not transfer, but courses do. Students intending to transfer should contact the Program Manager, Faculty, or Programs Advisors.

Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition and student fees: http://www.slcc.edu/student/financial/tuition-fees.aspx
Course fees: $80
Supplies: $900


Note: Fees vary based upon specific registration and are subject to changes.

General Education Requirements


Complete all General Education courses.  

  

Program Requirements


Elective Courses (9 credits)


Select a minimum of nine (9) credits from the following. It is advised to meet with the Fashion Design academic advisor, program manager or faculty for guidance as to the best selection for the student’s career pathway and/or transfer goals.

Time to Completion & Graduation Map


Additional Program Notes


The Fashion Design degree offers students flexibility in choosing a variety of potential career-pathways, such as costume design, outerwear design, knitwear design, bridal design, tailoring, custom design clothing, casual wear design. Emphasis is on creativity, developing design concepts, and the ability to create commercially salable garments.

Students are required to complete a total of 67 (minimum) credits to receive their degree (including General Education courses). Students must take 44 required program credits, and then choose a minimum of 9 more program elective credits including at least one “emphasis” course and at least one additional elective course.

Note: Students completing a Fashion Design degree are encouraged to complete a 3 credit FASH 2000 Internship in their chosen Fashion Design emphasis.

The following are some suggested tracks that students may want to consider, however, students are not limited to these. Students are encouraged to consult with the program manager, faculty, or program advisor with questions regarding potential pathways:

Bridal Design & Evening Wear
Students interested in pursuing a career pathway in Bridal Wear / Evening Wear Design may want to consider choosing electives from the following list of courses:

Emphasis Course:

Elective Courses (choose two (2) of the following courses):

Costume Design
Students interested in pursuing a career pathway in Costume Design may want to consider choosing electives from the following courses:

Emphasis Course:

Elective Courses (choose two (2) of the following courses):

Knitwear Design
Students interested in pursuing a career pathway in Knitwear Design may want to consider choosing electives from the following courses:

Emphasis Course:

Elective Courses (choose two (2) of the following courses):

Outerwear and Performance Apparel
Students interested in pursuing a career pathway in Outerwear and Performance Apparel Design may want to consider choosing electives from the following courses:

Emphasis Course:

Elective Courses (choose two (2) of the following courses):

Custom Clothing Design/Small Business
Students interested in pursuing a career pathway in Custom Clothing Design/Small Business may want to consider choosing electives from the following courses:

Emphasis Course(s):

Elective Courses (choose two (2) of the following courses):

Casual Wear Design
Students interested in pursuing a career pathway in Casual Wear Design may want to consider choosing electives from the following courses:

Emphasis Course(s):

Elective Courses (choose two (2) of the following courses):

Program Learning Outcomes


Program learning outcome alignment with Student Learning Outcomes  in brackets.

  • Demonstrate creative self-expression and artistic ability through conceptual development of fashion products, from initial concept through pattern drafting and final construction, culminating in a capstone project consisting of the creation of a 10-look fashion collection presented in the SLCC Fashion Institute Senior Show. [1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9]
  • Demonstrate competency and skill in all stages of the apparel design process: including research, concept, design, sample and production. [1,3,4,5,7,8,9]
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply acquired knowledge of costume history to apparel design, development, and construction. [1,2,4,5,6,8]
  • Demonstrate the ability to use domestic and industrial sewing equipment along with various sewing methods and techniques to construct a variety of professionally finished garments. [1,3,4,5]
  • Demonstrate the ability to distinguish, source and select appropriate fabrics and notions suitable for specific garment design, based on the properties of different fabric types and the impact these properties have on fabric hand, construction, pressing, finishing, hang and fit. [1,3,4,5,7,8]
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the elements and principles of design and the ability to analyze and correctly use them in all phases of the design process. [1,2,4,5,8]
  • Demonstrate professional communication and presentation skills, in communicating visual, verbal ideas and concepts, employing the industry standard vocabulary and terminology. [1,2,3,4,5,7,8,9]
  • Demonstrate the ability to work both independently and as a member of a diverse team, exhibiting effective decision making and the ability to resolve conflicts while maintaining mutual cooperation and respect for others. [1,2,4,5,7]
  • Demonstrate competency in apparel design and development through the creation of a fashion design portfolio and self-promotional tools, in order to effectively market themselves in the industry. [1,2,4,5,7,8,9]