Degree Plans - Fashion Design - Pattern Design AAS
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(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)
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Degree Plan Code: AAS.FASHION.PATTERN
The pattern designer converts the fashion sketch or original garment into an industrial paper pattern used in the mass production of clothing. Drafting is the skill of developing a flat pattern with measurements. Draping is the skill of developing a pattern by placing cloth over a dress form. Upon completion of the program, the student enters a women's wear or children's wear manufacturing company as an assistant in the pattern department. Students must complete all FSHN and FSHD courses with a "C" or better to be awarded this degree.
The Fashion design student is provided a program curriculum of study related to the fashion industry. Fashion classes along with the general core education courses enables the student to enter a specialized track of either Apparel Design or Pattern Design in the second year of studies. Upon completion of the 32-semester hour core, students should select one of two specialties: Apparel Design or Pattern Design.
SEMESTERS I AND II (Program Core Curriculum)
+Student must make a "C" or better to continue on to FSHN 1418 Pattern Drafting II.
NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four year institution of their choice.