The Degree of Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design


Mission
The mission of the Bachelor of Art (B.A.) in Fashion Design is to train students in critical and creative thinking through visual communication in fashion design illustrations, studio, and patternmaking, and to expand student awareness of research, history, trends, concepts, and marketing in fashion design.

Learning Objectives
The B.A. in Fashion Design offered at the Faculty of Architecture, Art and Design (FAAD) aims at:

  • Providing the learner with the exposure to reflective approaches to design and critical and creative thinking;
  • Developing the intellectual and theoretical backgrounds through study of history, trends, concepts, and marketing in fashion design;
  • Develop the technical skills in professional fashion design, such as patternmaking, visual communication, and analysis; and
  • Preparing the student for professional and post‐graduate studies.

Program Learning Outcome
Fashion Design graduates will:

  • Develop visual communication skills, such as professional illustrations and technical drawings;
  • Practice critical and creative thinking in fashion design;
  • Relate history and cultural knowledge to fashion design, and communicate the ways fashion reflects cultural, political, and humanistic issues;
  • Relate silhouettes, color, fabric, details, and styling to the design concept; and
  • Propose appropriate marketing plans guided by research, market trends, and marketing concepts.

Admission Requirements
In addition to the University admission requirements, prospective candidates must complete any remedial English course(s) during their first year of enrollment. Students who fail to meet these requirements will not be allowed to proceed to the Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design and other majors in the Design Department of the Faculty of Architecture, Art & Design.

Graduation Requirements
To receive the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design, a student must complete a total of 102 credits with an overall grade-point average of at least 2.0/4.0 and a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.3/4.0 in all Core and Major Courses. All major courses with a grade of less than C- must be repeated. The 102 credits necessary for graduation are divided as follows:

General Education Requirements (GER) (30 cr.)

The GER are distributed as follows:

Communication Skills in English: ENL 213 & ENL 223 or ENL 230 (6 cr.)
Communication Skills in Arabic: One course from: ARB 211, ARB 212, ARB 224, ARB 231, ARB 317 (3 cr.)
Religion: One course from REG 212, REG 213, REG 313, REG 314, REG 215 (3 cr.)
Philosophy: One course from ENS 205, PHL 211, PHL 311, POS 345 (3 cr.)
Cultural Studies: Two courses from ARP 215, BAD 201, COA 315, COA 359, ECN 200, ECN 211, ECN 212, FAP 215, HUT 305, HUT 306, MUS 210, PSL 201, SOL 201, SOL 301, SOL 313, NTR 215 (6 cr.)
Citizenship: One course from HIT 211, IAF 301, POS 201, POS 210, POS 240, POS 319, POS 337 (3 cr.)
Science and Technology: two courses from AST 201, BIO 201, BIO 202, BIO 203, CHM 211, CSC 201, CSC 202, GIS 211, MIS 201, ENS 201, ENS 202, ENS 206, HEA 201, MAT 201, MAT 202, MAT 204, MAT 211, NTR 201, PHS 211, STA 202, STA 210, PHS 207 (6 cr.)

Core Requirements (3 cr.)

FAP 211.

Major Requirements (63 cr.)

FTP 214, FTP 212, FTP 224, FTP 222, FTP 326, FTP 229, FTP 314, FTP 315, FTP 318, FTP 319, FTP 326, FTP 325, FTP 328, FTP 329, FTP 415, FTP 418, FTP 419, FTP 423, FTP 425, FTP 428, FTP 438.

Free Electives (6 cr.)

Suggested Program

Year I
Fall Semester (12 credits)

FAP

211

Drawing I

3 cr.

FTP

224

History of Fashion Design (NEW PLACEMENT in the curriculum)

3 cr.

FTP

214

Textile Technology

3 cr.

FTP

212

Fashion Illustration I

3 cr.

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Remedial

 

       
Spring Semester (15 credits)

FTP

228

Patternmaking I

3 cr.

FTP

222

Fashion Illustration II

3 cr.

FTP

229

Fashion Design I

3 cr.

FTP

226

Digital Fashion Design

3 cr.

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GER

3 cr.

       
Summer Session I (6 credits)  
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    GER 3 cr.
Year II
Fall Semester (15 credits)

FTP

314

Contemporary Issues in Fashion Design

3 cr.

FTP

315

Fashion Studio I

3 cr.

FTP

328

Patternmaking II

3 cr.

FTP

319

Fashion Design II

3 cr.

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GER

3 cr.

       
Spring Semester (15 credits)

FTP

326

Fashion Trends and New Concepts

3 cr.

FTP

325

Fashion Studio II

3 cr.

FTP

418

Pattennmaking III

3 cr.

FTP

329

Fashion Design III

3 cr.

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GER

3 cr.

       
Summer Semester II (6 credits)
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Year III
Fall Semester (15 credits)

FTP

415

Fashion Studio III

3 cr.

FTP

428

Patternmarking IV

3 cr.

FTP

419

Fashion Design IV

3 cr.

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GER

3 cr.

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Free Electives

3 cr.

       
Spring Semester (15 Credits)

FTP

423

Professional Pratice & Marketing

3 cr.

FTP

425

Fashion Studio IV

3 cr.

FTP

438

Senior Collection

3 cr.

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GER

3 cr.

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Free Electives

3 cr.