Menswear

Curriculum

The following are the required courses for this major. Students meet with the Education Department to provide personalized academic counseling. Transfer credits, changes in curriculum, and other factors may affect the academic plan for individual students. The FIDM Education Department can provide additional information.

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BUMT 4250
Supply Chain Management
UNITS: 3
In this course, students acquire a basic overview of the legal import and export strategies, structures and responsibilities of being in business, with emphasis on principles and practical applications of contract negotiations, business activity, and commercial liability. Prerequisite: BUMT 3720
BUMT 4840
Studies in Leadership
UNITS: 3
Students explore leadership theories, the characteristics that define effective leaders, and develop the ability to navigate corporate culture as a follower and as a leader. They explore the processes whereby an individual empowers or influences a group of people for the purpose of achieving a (common) goal. They analyze the characteristics of leadership vs. management, and develop an awareness of how diversity impacts leadership.
IMPD 3150
Global Relations & Negotiations
UNITS: 3
This comprehensive course focuses on negotiation tactics in the context of global business transactions. Students use skill building exercises to negotiate and communicate with an emphasis on cross-cultural conflicts. This course is designed to enhance students ability to identify problems, create solutions, innovate, and improve current practices and resolutions in a constantly changing global environment. Prerequisites: A.A. in Apparel Industry Management, Merchandise Product Development, or Fashion Design
MNWR 3050
Merchandising Menswear
UNITS: 3
This course examines the merchandising of menswear from dual perspectives: the development of a product line for a brand and the retailer’s need for proper product presentation of menswear in their store.
MNWR 3080
Textiles for Menswear
UNITS: 3
This course explores fabrics and finishes for appropriate use in menswear including suiting, denim, knits, and performance fabrics. Importance of weight in fabric choice is discussed in relation to the requirements of the season and the styling features.
MNWR 3120
Digital Design for Menswear
UNITS: 3
This course is an advanced course in Illustrator and Photoshop focused on sketching menswear in correct proportion and details. The course puts emphasis on graphic design and graphic placement on apparel as required by men’s sportswear styling.
MNWR 3160
Men's Apparel Process (6 hours)*
UNITS: 3
This advanced course in manual patternmaking focuses on menswear patterns and blocks based on sizing specifications for the different menswear markets; (men’s, young men’s, big and tall). Includes a three (3) hour lab.
MNWR 3350
Men's Tailoring
UNITS: 3
Students apply detailed construction techniques in the development of suits and sport-tailored apparel. Additional emphasis is placed on development of pockets and the waists of trousers.
MNWR 3450
Men's Fit Analysis
UNITS: 3
This is an advanced course based on the principles of fit as applied to menswear. Students apply their knowledge by completing fit corrections to patterns and actual garments.
MNWR 3500
CAD for Menswear
UNITS: 3
An advanced course in designing menswear using computer technology. Emphasis is placed on designing apparel graphics and techniques synthesizing the use of Gerber pattern drafting software.
MNWR 3550
Collection Design for Menswear
UNITS: 6
Students engage in researching and designing collections for specific menswear markets. The importance of costing and achieving a proper balance of design categories is examined. Students travel to Central America to experience the development and production of menswear apparel.
MNWR 3650
Designing Men’s Accessories
UNITS: 3
Students research the different menswear accessory categories and then apply design principles in creating a group of casual men’s accessories for a specific market.
MNWR 3680
Marketing & Collection Analysis (6 hours)*
UNITS: 3
This capstone course focuses on the development of a menswear collection. Students synthesizes design and construction skills in creating a cohesive line.
MNWR 3780
Marketing Communication for Menswear
UNITS: 3
This course provides a framework for the student to apply marketing communication methodology in developing a strategy that supports the promotion of a menswear line in today’s competitive marketplace.
MNWR 3820
Distribution Strategies for Menswear
UNITS: 3
The course explores the new organizational models and channels of distribution that reflects today’s cyber lifestyle as used in the menswear industry to reach target customers reflecting today’s cyber lifestyle. Physical distribution/logistics are analyzed for their appropriateness in the current marketplace.
Total Units of Credit: 48

*Three (3)-hour lab included in 6 hours

This program starts in the spring, summer, and fall on the Los Angeles campus.

Prerequisite:

  1. FIDM degree in Apparel Industry Management, Fashion Design, or Merchandise Product Development
  2. Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
  3. (MFTG 2330) Computer Grading, Marking & Cutting