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  Nov 23, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Fashion Design, (B.P.S)


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The Fashion Design program prepares students for careers in Fashion Design for the Apparel Industry. The curriculum fosters creative expression in all aspects of Fashion Design, including fashion sketching, creative design, computer applications, draping, and pattern drafting. With this, students learn to balance hand-making and digital skills with an integrated approach to design. The program is structured to challenge and inspire students by incorporating artistic, technical, and theoretical elements into a realistic approach to the Fashion Design Industry.

University General Education (35-41 hrs)


See Graduation from the University  for the University General Education Program requirements. Students who have completed one year of American History in high school are exempted from the six credit-hour History General Education Program requirement; otherwise, students will have to meet the History requirement.

Guided Electives (18 hours)


Choose any remaining courses not taken from Fashion Design Concentration or appropriate upper division courses from Art, Theater, etc. Courses from other departments should be discussed with your advisor/program coordinator before registering to determine appropriateness.

Senior Year Requirements (6 hours)


The senior collection is a student’s culminating experience or capstone designed to synthesize and integrate the content of a student’s program of study. The senior collection is intended to fuse all the academic areas that comprise the student’s understanding of developing a fashion collection into a relevant example of scholarship to be showcased down the runway. Students will complete a collection of their choice with approval of their senior collection instructor. The senior collection is completed during a student’s final semester.

Thematic Studies (6 hours)


University College thematic studies course(s) are designed to broaden a student’s knowledge of significant themes in social, political, and religious history. Review a complete list of courses: http://www.memphis.edu/univcoll/resources/thematic_studies.php

Senior Project (3 hours)


The senior project is a student’s culminating experience or capstone designed to synthesize and integrate the content of a student’s program of study. The senior project is intended to fuse the two or more academic areas that comprise the student’s coordinated study (major) into an academically-relevant example of scholarship. Students will complete a thesis, task-based, or artistic project on a topic of their choice with approval of their senior project instructor. The senior project is completed during a student’s final semester. ALL sections of UNIV 4995 are taught online. Students will be assigned to a specific section based on the topic they select.

General Electives (10-16 hours)


Electives will be chosen to bring the total number of hours to 120 with a minimum of 42 upper-division hours.

Minimum Requirements for Graduation


• Students must complete at least 60 hours from a 4-year institution.
• Students must complete at least 42 hours of upper-division credit (3000 or 4000-level).
• Students must complete at least 30 of the last 60 hours through the University of Memphis.
• Students must complete at least 9 graded hours in the major at the University of Memphis.

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