Fashion


3 Credit Hours

Provides an overview of the fashion industry and its global reach. This course familiarizes students with fashion history and key milestones. Students learn about business categories including women's, men's, and children's ready-to-wear, accessories, shoes, innerwear, and outerwear. Further topics include consumer behaviors, marketing, product development, and sales.

 


3 Credit Hours

Provides an overview of key business categories within fashion, including women's, men's, and children's ready-to-wear, accessories, shoes, innerwear, and outerwear. This course focuses on consumer behaviors, needs, technology, marketing, and sales. Students are also introduced to the basics of home furnishings, beauty, and cosmetics. 

 


3 Credit Hours

Provides an overview of the textiles industry. Students acquire the basic knowledge of fibers, yarns, cloth construction, finishes, and embellishments necessary to determine quality and to make appropriate fabric choices for contemporary fashion apparel and home furnishings. Students learn principles of sustainability as they relate to textile development, manufacturing, and reuse.

 


3 Credit Hours

Examines the ways in which visual presentation is used in a variety of settings. Students learn color theory and principles of visual design and apply this knowledge in venues that include department and specialty stores, malls, and restaurants. 

 


3 Credit Hours

Provides an overview of contemporary inventory control systems, sales records, and projections. Students learn the retail method of inventory, how to read operating statements, techniques for planning, and formulas to determine mark-ups, markdowns, open-to-buys, and terms of sales.

 


3 Credit Hours

Provides an introduction to supply chain management and sourcing in a global fashion environment. This course focuses on sustainable business models and practices. Students learn about various cloud-based technologies and utilize software programs.

Prerequisites: CIS1115, FAS2245

 


3 Credit Hours

Provides an overview of how color, fiber, and style trends are determined, researched, and analyzed to develop fashion products appropriate to a brand’s unique selling proposition and target market. Students examine the product development process, learn product lifecycle management fundamentals, develop a product line, and apply strategies to achieve profitability. 

Prerequisites: FAS1101, FAS2230, MKT2220

 


1 to 3 Credit Hours

Involves readings and discussions organized around selected topics in fashion. Themes will vary each semester.

 


3 Credit Hours

Provides an overview of the major art movements and their relationship and influence on fashion. This course explores art's historic and present-day influence on fashion. Students learn how art can inspire and communicate fashion in a variety of ways by studying different art forms, including painting, music, sculpture, film, and performance art.

Prerequisite: FAS1101

 


3 Credit Hours

Examines the aesthetics of major fashion designers from the 19th to the 21st centuries through lecture and study of museum clothing collections.  Students will gain knowledge of historic fashion influences with application to contemporary and future fashion apparel.

Prerequisite: FAS1101

 


3 Credit Hours

Provides an in-depth analysis of omni-channel retailing. Students learn to develop and manage a layered, digitally connected, and coordinated shopping experience across multiple channels, including brick and mortar, catalog, ecommerce, and mobile, with a focus on a customer-centric experience.

Prerequisites: FAS2261, MKT2220

 


3 Credit Hours

Provides an overview of fashion public relations. Students learn skills and techniques to develop and present a fashion brand and collection to a target audience, with a focus on media communications, advertising, and sponsorship.

Prerequisites: FAS1101, FAS2261

 


3 Credit Hours

Provides an overview on communicating a consistent fashion brand across multiple channels to a target consumer. Students will learn how to develop and create engaging brand experiences, promotions, and content through writing, photography, video, 3D displays, and brand partnerships.

Prerequisites: MKT2220, FAS2261

 


3 Credit Hours

Working within the framework of omni-channel retailing, this course focuses on the development and management of an online retail operation. This course covers design, back-end services, operations, distribution, customer service, and global scalability. Students learn to build effective interactive media marketing strategies, including social media and search engine optimization.

Prerequisite: FAS3335

 


1 to 3 Credit Hours

Involves readings and discussions organized around selected topics in fashion.

Prerequisite: Any 200-level course in Fashion

 


3 Credit Hours

Utilizes skills learned in previous courses to develop a successful fashion business.  Students analyze current market trends and activities, assess consumer needs, and develop sustainable products/services that will meet market demand. Students develop strategies to sell and promote their products/services competitively across multiple distribution and marketing channels. 

Prerequisites: FAS2245, FAS2261, FAS3335