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Course Sequence

All Fashion Design Certificate students take six required Foundation courses that cover fashion fundamentals. The Elective courses offer options for either a Specialty or Technical Track in Fashion Design Certificate. All students must complete a Professional Portfolio course before receiving a certificate.

Each course is on a rotating schedule, allowing students to complete the Fashion Design Certificate in two years and one summer.

Required Foundation CoursesSemester Offered
Introduction to Pattern DraftingFall
TailoringFall
Couture DesignSpring
Fashion & Art in the 20th CenturySpring
Introduction to Creative FashionSpring
Fashion IllustrationSummer
Professional Portfolio 
Electives: Must Complete 3 
Digital Tools for Textile DesignFall
Textile Design IFall
Textile HistoryFall
Fashion Industry ProductionSpring
(Pattern Drafting II – Gerber software)Spring
Millinery DesignSpring
Creative Textile Design (Textile Design II)Spring
Fashion Trend ForecastingSpring
Introduction to Costume DesignSummer
Digital Tools for Fashion DesignSummer
Handbag DesignSummer
Sustainable FashionSummer

course sequence scenarios 

The following grid is just a sampling of possible scenarios. Electives can be taken any semester. Required courses are only offered during the semesters as listed.

scenario a - fall start
SemesterYear 1Year 2
FallPattern Drafting
Elective
Tailoring
Elective
SpringCreative Fashion
Fashion and Art or
Fashion History II
Couture Design
Professional Portfolio
SummerFashion Illustration
Elective
 
scenario b - spring start
SemesterYear 1Year 2Year 3
SpringCreative Fashion
Fashion and Art or
Fashion History II
Couture Design
Elective
Professional Portfolio
SummerFashion Illustration 
FallPattern Drafting
Elective
Tailoring
Elective
scenario C - summer start
SemesterYear 1Year 2
SummerFashion IllustrationElective
FallPattern Drafting
Elective
Tailoring
Elective
SpringCreative Fashion
Fashion and Art or
Fashion History II
Couture Design
Professional Portfolio