Fashion Design

 

*** Financial Aid is NOT AVAILABLE to Fashion Design majors until Spring 2020 ***
To receive Financial Aid, students may declare a similar major, such as Fashion Marketing, then switch to Fashion Design in Spring 2020.

 

Fashion Design

The Fashion Design curriculum provides students with an understanding of how the fashion design industry operates. The curriculum includes courses in Fashion Marketing, Fashion Design, and Marketing area. These courses prepare will prepare students for a career in the Fashion Design field. Students will study fashion design history, textiles, design fundamentals, fashion analysis, and sketching along with technical training in draping, pattern making, pattern grading, and clothing construction.

Program Map

In 2016, ACC began restructuring programs and services to support "guided pathways," a strategy embraced by community colleges nationwide to help students finish college on time, prepare for employment, career advancement, or university transfer. Students are encouraged to download and retain this Fashion Design Program Map. Students can use this fillable PDF form to track their progress by checking off completed courses, by adding course notes when discussing with an academic advisor or when planning their class schedules.

 

Award Plans - Approved for Fall 2019

Fashion Design - Certificate Level I

Semester ICredit Hours
  FSHD 1302 Introduction to Fashion          3
  FSHN 1301 Textiles          3
  FSHD 1324 Ready-To-Wear Construction          3
  FSHD 1322 Fashion Sketching          3
        -----
         12
Semester II
  FSHD 2306 Draping          3
+FSHD 1328 Flat Pattern Design I          3
+FSHD 1351 Design Construction Techniques          3
  FSHD 1311 Fashion History          3
        -----
         12
Total Hours
         24
+Prerequisites: See Course Descriptions

 

Fashion Design - Associate of Applied Science

Semester ICredit Hours
  EDUC 1300 Effective Learning: Strategies for College Success1          3
  FSHD 1302 Introduction to Fashion          3
  FSHN 1301 Textiles          3
  FSHD 1324 Ready-To-Wear Construction          3
+ENGL 1301 English Composition I          3
        -----
         15
Semester II
  FSHD 1322 Fashion Sketching          3
  FSHD 2306 Draping          3
+FSHD 1328 Flat Pattern Design I          3
+FSHD 1351 Design Construction Techniques          3
  FSHD 1311 Fashion History          3
        -----
         15
Semester III
+MATH 1332 College Mathematics          3
  FSHD 1346 Fashion Illustration Media          3
                      Language, Philosophy, and Culture or Creative Arts2          3
+FSHD 1355 Flat Pattern Design II          3
+FSHD 2343 Fashion Collection Design          3
        -----
         15
Semester IV
                        Social and Behavioral Sciences2          3
    FSHD 1318 Apparel Computer Systems          3
+  FSHD 2341 Pattern Grading          3
                        Restricted Elective3          3
+#FSHD 2344 Fashion Collection Production          3
        -----
         15
Total Hours
         60
+Prerequisites: See Course Descriptions
#Capstone Course


1All first-time Austin Community College (ACC) students with fewer that 12 SCH of successful college credit must take the EDUC 1300 in their first semester at ACC. All other students can choose a three-credit hour course from the Component Area Option of the Core Curriculum Course List.
2Select from the appropriate section of the Core Curriculum Course List.
3Choose restricted elective from the following courses: FSHN 2388, MRKG 1391, BUSG 1304, BUSG 2309.

 

Course Descriptions

FSHD 1322 - Fashion Sketching

FSHD 1324 - Ready-To-Wear Construction

FSHD 2306 - Draping