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
Handbag Construction Techniques I
Footwear Design and Construction I
Fashion Retail Management Experiential Learning
Sketching and Rendering Accessories
Year 1 Level II (Spring)
CAD for Fashion: Advanced Patternmaking
Handbag Construction Techniques II
Line Building for Accessories Experiential Learning
Footwear Design and Construction II
Faces, Facts, and Places in Italian Fashion
Year 2 Level III (Fall)
Accessory Studio I
Accessory Collection Design and Production I Experiential Learning
Teaching Assistantship I
Line Development for Accessories I
Year 2 Level IV (Spring)
Accessories Collection Design and Production II Experiential Learning
Accessory Studio II
Line Development for Accessories II
Portfolio Development IV
Special Project: Experiential Learning in Accessory Design
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: Boot Construction Techniques, Belt Design and Construction, Art Media: Introduction To the Creative Process, Feathers and Experimental Materials, Portfolio Development I.
Optional Level II Seminars: Introduction to Fashion Photography, Scarf, Shawl and Wrap Design, Athletic Footwear Design and Construction, Experimental Handbag Design and Technology, Portfolio Development II.
Optional Level III Seminars: Traditional and Experimental Headwear, Straw Hats and Bags: A Florentine Dynasty, Portfolio Development III.