AAB Fashion Design Program

VMCAD’s Fashion Design program is for the student interested in developing the various skills required to execute original designs from concept to consumer. The curriculum combines an artistic approach with current technology and intellectual skills. It is designed to provide students the expertise needed to be successful in a career in the global fashion industry.

Students are encouraged to develop their individual design voice through a balance of construction and design education combined with creative, innovative knowledge and practices. A strong emphasis is placed on both ready-to-wear as well as haute couture practices in sewing and pattern making, and design development in studio classes. A small student-to-teacher ratio allows students to receive individualized instruction as needed.

VMCAD’s Associate of Applied Business in Fashion Design program features 108 credits and can be completed in eight quarters or 24 months. (Students who lack sewing fundamentals must take a developmental sewing course, which is not part of the intended eight-quarter program.)

AAB Fashion Design Program Outline

108 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

Quarter 1

Credits

ENG101English Writing3
ART103Basic Color Theory3
FD198Fashion Illustration I3
FD141Introduction to Fashion3
CD119Career Development Seminar I3
Total15
 

Quarter 2

Credits

ENG102Verbal Communications of Visual Concepts3
MATH143Foundations of Quantitative Literacy3
HUM160History of Art I3
FD131Integrative Design Studio I - Fitting6
Total15

 

Quarter 3

Credits

SS121Emotional Intelligence3
PHIL144The Power of Critical Thinking3
FD132Integrative Design Studio II - Haute Couture6
FD102Textiles3
Total15
 
 

Quarter 4

Credits

ENG201Principles of Rhetoric3
HUM260History of Art II3
BUS200Developing Entrepreneurial Opportunities3
FD233Integrative Design Studio III - Mass Production6
Total15
 

 

Quarter 5

Credits

SS210General Principles of Law3
FD204Fashion Illustration II3
FD234Integrative Design Studio IV - Construction & Costing6
FD235Techniques of Tailoring3
Total15

 

Quarter 6

Credits

SS260Principles of Economics3
FD241Fabric Manipulation I3
FDElective3
FD223Illustrator & Photoshop for Fashion Design3
FD227History of Costume I3
Total15
 

Quarter 7

Credits

CUL300Idea Generation and Applied Creativity3
CUL301Design Principles: Theory and Practice3
FD342Fabric Manipulation II3
FD386Fashion Product Development3
Total12
 

Quarter 8

Credits

CD290Career Development Internship3
FD352Research & Design Development I3
Total6

Required for all FM Students:

X017 Developmental Sewing - 4 credits

X040 Intro to Computers - 2 credits

X050 Art Fundamentals - 2 credits

Fashion Design Electives

FM314Fashion Show Production 
FM204Fashion Styling 
FD303Sustainable Fashion 
BUS201Design Thinking 
FM336Social Responsibility in the Global Market 
FM207Fashion Writing Blogging and Criticism 
FMK410Fashion Branding 
FM300Consumer Behavior 

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