The following are the required courses for this major. Students who attend Orientation and meet with the Education Department can obtain personalized academic counseling to complete the program. Transfer credits, changes in curriculum, and other factors may affect the academic plan for individual students. The FIDM Education Department can provide additional information.
FIDM degree in Fashion Design.
One-on-one advisement is available to students from other FIDM Majors to consider eligibility for special admissions to this program. Contact the appropriate department chairperson.
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
This course examines the merchandising of menswear from dual perspectives: the development of a product line for a brand and the retailers need for proper product presentation of menswear in their store.
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.
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 mens sportswear styling.
This advanced course in manual patternmaking focuses on menswear patterns and blocks based on sizing specifications for the different menswear markets; (mens, young mens, big and tall). Includes a three (3) hour lab.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Students research the different menswear accessory categories and then apply design principles in creating a group of casual mens accessories for a specific market.
This capstone course focuses on the development of a menswear collection. The course synthesizes design and construction skills in creating a cohesive line.
This capstone course focuses on the development of a menswear collection. The course synthesizes design, marketing, and operational functions in creating a cohesive line. Students present their complete analysis to industry experts.
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 todays competitive marketplace.
The course explores the new organizational models and channels of distribution that reflects todays cyber lifestyle as used in the menswear industry to reach target customers reflecting todays 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
**Elective Art History course options:
- GNST 1180 History of Costume
- GNST 2020 Survey of Western Art I
- GNST 2380 World Art
- GNST 2420 Survey of Western Art II
- GNST 2750 Seminar in the Arts
- GNST 2780 Major Art Movements
- GNST 1200 20th Century Designers (Apparel Industry Management students only)
This program starts in the spring, summer, and fall on the Los Angeles campus.