Course of Study - Core Courses
The Academic Catalog with course descriptions, the detailed Career Programs brochure, and current/upcoming schedules for core courses and optional seminars may be consulted at the Academics area of the FUA site. Please consult the program brochure for prerequisites to non-beginning levels of this program. For enrollment please visit the Admissions page.
Year 1 Level I (Fall)
Introduction to Photoshop
Fashion Design Studio I
Sewing and Construction Techniques I
Fashion Retail Management Experiential Learning
Year 1 Level II (Spring)
CAD for Fashion: Advanced Patternmaking
Fashion Design Studio II Experiential Learning
Sewing and Construction Techniques II
Faces, Facts, and Places in Italian Fashion
Year 2 Level III (Fall)
Haute Couture Sewing Techniques
Fashion Collection Design and Production I Experiential Learning
Teaching Assistantship I
Line Development for Fashion I
Year 2 Level IV (Spring)
Fashion Collection Design and Production II Experiential Learning
Decoration and Embellishment Techniques in Haute Couture
Line Development for Fashion II
Portfolio Development IV
Fashion Forecasting for Merchandisers
Seminar selections will depend on the period. Please refer to the Career Program introduction and the Admissions area for information on the Italian language, seminars, and internship/Experiential Learning Special Projects program options and their additional costs.
Optional Level I Seminars: Draping, Knitwear I, Art Media: Introduction to the Creative Process, Feathers and Experimental Materials, Portfolio Development I.
Optional Level II Seminars: Scarf, Shawl and Wrap Design; Knitwear II, Eco-Sustainable Fabrics and Fashion Design, Sport And Swimwear Design, Portfolio Development II.
Optional Level III Seminars: Fabric Design And Decoration, Bridal Design Techniques and Construction, Portfolio Development III.