Fashion Design Diploma
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UFV's unique two-year Fashion Design diploma combines just the right balance between fashion design, production, textiles and leading–edge computer technology required for a career in the fashion industry.  Students develop the artistic vision and technical knowledge to create garments for a wide range of markets such as swimwear, lingerie, eveningwear, outerwear, tailored jackets and children’s wear while exploring each stage of the fashion industry.

Studies include a variety of core courses in design, pattern drafting, construction, textiles, history of fashion and computer aided design. The program offers a diverse curriculum enabling students to select from three options; Textiles, Technology and Marketing. Most electives are taken in the senior year but some students may take the electives in an order that best suits their schedules. Part-time studies are also an available to students who are unable to attend full time.

Program Outline: (Based on full-time)

1st Year Fall     

1st Year Winter  

 FD 113 Fashion Drawing l **    FD 115 Computer Applications for Fashion **
 FD 163 Fundamentals of Fashion *     FD 164 Business of Fashion * 
 FD 171 Textiles ** FD 182 Garment Construction ll *
 FD 180 Drafting & Construction * FD 192 Pattern Drafting ll *
 English Requirement FD 193 History of Fashion **

 2nd Year Fall

 2nd Year Winter

 FD 263 Apparel Design & Illustration * FD 364 Collection & Portfolio Development *
 FD 281 Advanced Construction l * FD 382 Advanced Construction ll *
 FD 283 Advanced Pattern Drafting l * FD 384 Advanced Drafting ll * 
  FD 360 Professional Practice *
 Two electives from chosen option Two electives from chosen option

 Textile Option Fall

 Textile Option Winter  

 FD 174 Weaving Fashion Fabrics ** FD 172 Machine Knitting **
 FD 271 Surface Design l ** FD 371 Surface Design ll **

 Technology Option Fall

 Technology Option Winter

 FD 290 Drafting Technology * FD 291 Draping **
 FD 292 Grading & Prod.  Processes *  One elective from the Textile or Marketing Option

 Marketing Option
Fall / Winter / Summer

Marketing Option
Fall / Winter / Summer

BUS 100 Introduction to Business ** BUS 223 Advertising **
BUS 120 Essentials of Marketing ** BUS 328 Retail Management **


* Fashion & BFA students only
** Some seats available for non program students

For more information select Program Options on the homepage.


Outline subject to change.



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