Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design

Overview

The objectives of the Elie Saab Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design are to provide for the development of inspiring artifacts in various fashion fields, and in response to different cultural settings. The program offers a comprehensive range of courses that foster creativity and expand the educational, cultural and artistic knowledge and skills of students. The program also aims to develop students’ practical training in design, in addition to developing their knowledge of management of design products in a globalized world.

The curriculum of the Elie Saab Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design is composed of the common Foundation year, the Core Curriculum, and the Liberal Arts (LAC) requirements. The total number of credits required for the Bachelor of Science in Fashion Design is 130 credits.

Mission

The mission of the Elie Saab Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design is to educate designers to engage various fashion design tasks with versatility, to develop their conceptual skills as synthesizers of different influences and cultural trends, and to cater to the fashion needs of evolving contexts, with social and environmental awareness.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design will acquire the following skills, including the ability to:

  1. Research, analyze and interpret fashion trends to design and produce successful fashion products in a constantly evolving field;
  2. Engage in aesthetic experiments that negotiate between abstract concepts and critical inquiry;
  3. Propose innovative fashion products of diverse types for various contexts, and especially for regional markets;
  4. Operate in multidisciplinary environments that bring together consultancy, manufacture, production and business expertise;
  5. Design with ecological awareness in a world of limited resources; and
  6. Serve the community as sensitive leaders guided by ethical, social and moral values.

Admission Requirements

To enter the major, students must meet the general university requirements and the fashion design program specific requirements.

Graduation Requirements

A total of 130 credits are required to graduate, based on:

Foundation Requirements 25 credits
Major Core Requirements 66 credits
Fashion Design Elective 6 credits
Art Elective 3 credits
Liberal Arts Core (LAC) Curriculum 12 credits
LAC Electives  18 credits
Total: 130 credits

Program Requirements

A Senior Project is required of all students in addition to successful completion of the course of study.

Foundation Requirements (25 credits):

Major Core Requirements (66 credits):

  • ART222 / Drawing II (3 cr.)
  • ART332 / History of Art II (3 cr.)
  • ART431 / Modern Art (3 cr.)
  • FAS331 / Fashion Design I (5 cr.)
  • FAS332 / Fashion Design II (5 cr.)
  • FAS341 / Construction I (3 cr.)
  • FAS342 / Construction II (3 cr.)
  • FAS351 / Digital Studio I (2 cr.)
  • FAS352 / Digital Studio II (2 cr.)
  • FAS371 / History of Fashion Design I (2 cr.)
  • FAS372 / History of Fashion Design II (2 cr.)
  • FAS431 / Fashion Design III (5 cr.)
  • FAS432 / Fashion Design IV (4 cr.)
  • FAS441 / Fashion Illustration (3 cr.)
  • FAS461 / Final Project Seminar (2 cr.)
  • FAS481 / Fashion Apprenticeship (2 cr.)
  • FAS482 / Fashion Workshop I (2 cr.)
  • FAS531 / Fashion Design V (4 cr.)
  • FAS532 / Fashion Design VI (4 cr.)
  • FAS561 / Fashion Business Seminar (2 cr.)
  • FAS581 / Internship (2 cr.)
  • FAS582 / Fashion Workshop II (2 cr.)
  • MKT201 / Introduction to Marketing (3 cr.)
  • FAS— / Introduction to Practice and Process (3 cr.)
  • FAS— / Thematic Workshop I (1 cr.)

Fashion Apprenticeship

Choose any course of the following (2 credits):

  • FAS481A / Shoe Design (2 cr.)
  • FAS481B / Accessory Design (2 cr.)
  • FAS481C / Millinery Design (2 cr.)
  • FAS481D / Hair & Make-up Design (2 cr.)
  • FAS481E / Bridal Wear Design (2 cr.)

Fashion Design Electives

Choose any two courses of the following (6 credits):

  • FAS421 / Lingerie & Swimwear (3 cr.)
  • FAS422 / Textile Design (3 cr.)
  • FAS423 / Leatherwear Design (3 cr.)
  • FAS424 / Sportswear Design (3 cr.)

Art Elective

Choose any course of the following (3 credits):

  • ART211 / Ceramics I (3 cr.)
  • ART334 / Graphics (3 cr.)
  • ART341 / Painting I (3 cr.)
  • ART351 / Sculpture I (3 cr.)
  • COM222 / Introduction to Radio/TV/Film (3 cr.)
  • COM244 / Introduction to Technical Stagecraft (3 cr.)
  • COM247 / Theater in Performance (3 cr.)
  • MUS201 / Fundamentals of Music (3 cr.)
  • PHO212 / Photography II (3 cr.)
  • PHO222 / Digital Photography I (3 cr.)

Sample Study Plan

Year One

Fall

Spring

Summer (7 credits)

  • FAS— /Thematic Workshop I (1 cr.)
  • FAS— /Intro. to Practice & Process (3 cr.)
  • LAC (3 cr.)

Year Two

Fall (15 credits)

  • FAS331 / Fashion Design I (5 cr.)
  • FAS341 / Construction I (3 cr.)
  • FAS351 / Digital Studio I (2 cr.)
  • FAS371 / History of Fashion Design I (2 cr.)
  • LAC (3 cr.)

Spring (15 credits)

  • ART222 / Drawing II (3 cr.)
  • FAS332 / Fashion Design II (5 cr.)
  • FAS342 / Construction II (3 cr.)
  • FAS352 / Digital Studio II (2 cr.)
  • FAS372 / History of Fashion Design II (2 cr.)

Summer (6 credits)

  • MKT201 / Introduction to Marketing (3 cr.)
  • LAC (3 cr.)

Year Three

Fall (13 credits)

  • FAS431 / Fashion Design III (5 cr.)
  • FAS441 / Fashion Illustration (3 cr.)
  • FAS481 / Fashion Apprenticeship (2 cr.)
  • Fashion Design Elective (3 cr.)

Spring (14 credits)

  • FAS432 /Fashion Design IV (4 cr.)
  • FAS461 /Final Project Seminar (2 cr.)
  • FAS482 /Fashion Workshop I (2 cr.)
  • Fashion Design Elective (3 cr.)
  • Art Elective (3 cr.)

Summer (8 credits)

  • FAS581 /Internship (2 cr.)
  • LAC (3 cr.)
  • LAC (3 cr.)

Year Four

Fall (12 credits)

  • FAS531 / Fashion Design V (4 cr.)
  • FAS582 / Fashion Workshop II (2 cr.)
  • LAC (3 cr.)
  • LAC (3 cr.)

Spring (12 credits)

  • FAS521 / Fashion Business Seminar (2 cr.)
  • FAS532 / Fashion Design VI (4 cr.)
  • LAC (3 cr.)
  • LAC (3 cr.)

Last modified: September 30, 2014