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Fashion Design - B.F.A. Program Requirements PDFDownload to print

Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

Type Course Title Credits
  US 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
II. MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (81 credits) Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
  FDM 10010 Fashion Fundamentals 3
    10020 Fashion Visuals 3
    10030 Fashion Fabrics I 3
    10050 Introduction to Fashion Technology 3
    10140 Foundations of Fashion Drawing 3
    15055 Basics of Apparel Construction 3
    20013 History of Costume 3
    20050 Fashion Technology Applications 3
    20121 Fashion Drawing I 3
    20122 Fashion Drawing II 3
    20153 Flat Pattern 3
    20154 Draping 3
WIC   35010 Contemporary Fashion Designers* 3
    40121 Fashion Portfolio I 3
    40122 Fashion Portfolio II 3
ELR   40099 Senior Fashion Design Thesis I 6
ELR   40199 Senior Fashion Design Thesis II 3
ELR   45292 Internship in Fashion Design 3
    FDM Electives 12
  Choose from the following: 6
  FDM 30161 Fashion Design Studio I (6)  
    30171 Florence Fashion Design Studio I (6)  
    30181 New York City Fashion Design Studio I (6)  
  Choose from the following: 6
  FDM 30162 Fashion Design Studio II (6)  
    30172 Florence Fashion Design Studio II (6)  
    30182 New York City Fashion Design Studio II (6)  
Type Course Title Credits
KFA ARTH 22006 Art History I: Ancient and Medieval Art 3
KFA ARTH 22007 Art History II: Renaissance to Modern Art 3
KSS ECON 22060 Principles of Microeconomics 3
  MKTG 25010 Principles of Marketing 3
  Choose from the following: 3-4
KMC MATH 11009
Modeling Algebra (4)
Algebra for Calculus (3)
Intuitive Calculus (3)
  Kent Core Additional (must be from two categories) 6
  Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory) 6-7
  Kent Core Composition 6-8
  Kent Core Humanities 3
  Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines) 3
  General Electives 3

*A minimum C (2.0) grade must be earned in FDM 30083 to  fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.

Minimum 2.50 GPA in the major and 2.50 GPA overall required for graduation.

Minimum 2.50 GPA overall required for internship.