Feb 22, 2024
Upon successful completion of the Apparel Design Associate in Arts degree, the student demonstrates the skills, training, and knowledge to succeed in the apparel design industry or to pursue further education in apparel design or related fields. Students who complete the degree demonstrate apparel construction and pattern making skills used in the fashion industry and obtain knowledge, skills and abilities to work in careers as industrial sewers, pattern makers, production room managers, fashion illustrators, designers and design assistants.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Design and produce original garments and collections to industry standards.
- Analyze and evaluate the effects of changing demographics and psychographics on consumer behavior in relation to fashion and related products in today’s market.
- Analyze characteristics of various fibers and fabrics in relation to finished apparel goods.
- Demonstrate an understanding of current fashion industry production techniques.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the origins and history of textiles and fashion.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the fashion design process, using flat pattern, custom clothing and industrial sewing techniques.
- Demonstrate the skills and knowledge to use the tools and equipment used in apparel production in today’s industry.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between current fashion trends and cultural, social, political, technological and environment issues.
Major Requirements - Core
Complete 28 units
Major Requirements - Restricted Electives
Complete 3 units selected from:
Complete the following general education pattern:
Students are advised to double-count courses in the major or area of emphasis to also satisfy general education when possible. Course subject credit will be awarded in satisfaction of both major/area of emphasis and lower division general education requirements, but the units will only be counted once in computing the total number of units for the degree.
Minimum Major Units Required: 31
Minimum Degree Units Required: 60
Complete all courses with a grade of “C” or better.