The following are the required courses for this major. Students meet with the Education Department to provide personalized academic counseling to complete the program. Transfer credits, placement tests, 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.

BUMT 4250
Supply Chain Management
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
GNST 1200
20th Century Designers
An exploration of major designers who have had a sustained impact, in both couture and ready-to-wear, on todays fashion. Students analyze how key figures in fashion design have influenced the styles and trends in line development of each decade since 1850, with emphasis on the last 30 years.
MNWR 3050
Merchandising Menswear
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.
MNWR 3080
Textiles for Menswear
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
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.
MNWR 3160
Men's Apparel Process (6 hours)*
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.
MNWR 3350
Men's Tailoring
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
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
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
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 Mens Accessories
Students research the different menswear accessory categories and then apply design principles in creating a group of casual mens accessories for a specific market.
MNWR 3680A
Marketing & Collection Analysis Preparation
This capstone course focuses on the development of a menswear collection. The course synthesizes design and construction skills in creating a cohesive line.
MNWR 3680B
Marketing & Collection Analysis Presentation
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.
MNWR 3780
Marketing Communication for Menswear
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.
MNWR 3820
Distribution Strategies for Menswear
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

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