Learning Goals

The Fashion Design and Retailing Major has two concentrations:  Merchandising (FDM) and Apparel Design (FDA). Our first four learning goals apply to both concentrations; additional learning goals relate to each specific concentration.

Fashion Design and Retailing students enrolled in the Merchandising Concentration (FDM) will:

  1. Apply the principles of design, motives of dress, business cycles, and the soft goods chain to the overall fashion industry.
  2. Investigate and evaluate the interrelationship of textile products, apparel production methods, and product life cycle
  3. Research the major factors that affect the design, purchase, and trade of apparel and textiles to create a well written research project.
  4. Analyze the apparel design and retailing industry in the world marketplace.
  5. (FDM)  Identify and apply the principles of retailing to create a complete business plan including an assortment of merchandise to meet the needs of a specific target market.
  6. (FDM)  Internalize the major strategies of the retailing industry in regards to location, sales, merchandise management, and promotion.
  7. (FDM) Integrate current technologies as they relate to business practices in fashion industries
  8. (FDM)  Present information in an organized and effective manner incorporating written, oral, and visual components.

Fashion Design and Retailing Students enrolled in the Apparel Design Concentration (FDA) will:

  1. Apply the principles of design, motives of dress, business cycles, and the soft goods chain to the overall fashion industry.
  2. Investigate and evaluate the interrelationship of textile products, apparel production methods, and product life cycle
  3. Research the major factors that affect the design, purchase, and trade of apparel and textiles to create a well written research project.
  4. Analyze the apparel design and retailing industry in the world marketplace.
  5. (FDA)  Identify, describe, demonstrate and evaluate apparel construction and production methods.
  6. (FDA)  Create and develop original apparel designs from initial concept to finished garment utilizing flat pattern, draping, tailoring, and couture techniques.
  7. (FDA)  Draw fashion illustrations and flat sketches, by hand and on computerized systems to create an illustrated collection of designs and garment specification/product development materials.
  8. (FDA)  Develop and present orally and visually a professional quality portfolio of original design ideas and concept boards to demonstrate product knowledge and terminology used in the apparel industry.

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