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University of Hawaii at Manoa
University of Hawaii System
College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
Students FDM Courses
Fashion Design and Merchandising (FDM) Course Descriptions
101 Introduction to the Fashion Industry (3) Introduction to the fields of apparel design and merchandising including theories of fashion change, apparel industry operations, literature of the field, professional competencies, careers in apparel and related businesses.

200 Culture, Gender & Appearance (3) Social construction of gender within culture and its visual expression through appearance. Analysis of role, identity, conformity, and deviance in human appearance. Open to non-majors. (Cross-listed as WS 200). (DS)

205 Basic Apparel Construction (4) (3 Lec, 1 3-hr Lab) Principles, concepts, and procedures for quality construction and custom fitting of clothing. (Must attend first day of instruction) Substitutions: Honolulu Community College Fashion Technology 205 or Maui Community College Fashion Technology 205.

210 Western World Fashion History (3) Historic study of dress as related to customs and cultures in the Western World, in socio-historical and contemporary contexts. Emphasis on 19th and 20th centuries. Pre: 200, 221, two (2) Global/Multicultural Perspective courses, or consent.

215 Block Pattern Designing (3) (2 Lec, 1 3-hr Lab) Principles of pattern making for women’s apparel through manipulation of pattern blocks. Pre: 205 or consent.

216 Fashion Illustration I (3) (2 Lec, 1 3-hr Lab) Principles and techniques of sketching the fashion figure including garment details and fabric drape. Development of a personal style of illustration. Introduction to use of computers for illustration. Pre: 111 or consent. (DA)

221 Textiles I (3) Introduction to fibers, fabric structure, and finishes related to selection and care. Interrelationship between textile characteristics, properties, and end uses. Pre: 101 or 111. (DP) Students must take 321 the semester immediately following 221/320. Failure to do so will result in a placement exam.

237 Pattern Grading (3) FALL ONLY Principles of proportionally increasing or decreasing a master pattern according to a prescribed set of body measurements. Application includes basic, intermediate, and advanced designs. Use of computerized grading program. Pre: 215, 221/320)

301 Fashion Forecasting/Marketing (3) Principles and practices in fashion trend forecasting. Fashion elements in apparel company marketing strategies. Adapting trend forecasts to apparel lines. Pre: 101, 111, 216, and 221/320. Restricted to FDM majors.

315 Draping (3) (2 Lec, 1 3-hr Lab) FALL ONLY Principles of pattern making through draping muslin models on standard garment forms. Pre: 215, 221/320, or consent.

316 Advanced Pattern Design (3) (2 Lec, 1 3-hr Lab) SPRING ONLY Further study of flat pattern methods and industrial practices for fashion design majors. Use of CAD. Pre: 315

321 Textiles II (3) (3 Lec) SPRING ONLY Chemical nature and structure of fibers and fabrics, their properties and finishes. Pre: 221/320. (DP, DY) Students must take 321 the semester immediately following 221/320. Failure to do so will result in a placement exam.

321L Textiles II Lab (1) (3-hr Lab) SPRING ONLY Textiles and Apparel performance test and evaluation. A total of 20 industry standard test methods will be used to evaluated fabrics performances. Co-requisite: FDM 321.

330 Advanced Apparel Construction (3) (Practicum: 2 Lec, 1 3-hr Lab) SPRING ONLY Principles of advanced techniques for garment construction with emphasis on new, difficult-to-handle fabrics. Pre: 205, 221/320, or consent.

338 2D/3D Computer-Aided Design (3) (Practicum: 2 Lec, 1 3-hr Lab) FALL ONLY CAD applications, from 2D design to 3D pattern-making/virtual garment design processes: (a) use of Optitex PDS pattern design software featuring 3D virtual garments and (b) use of Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop for 2D flats and fashion illustrations.                                                                                                                                          

339 3D Retail Store Design (3) SPRING ONLY Visual merchandising concepts and planning; use of a virtual 3D store modeling software package Visual Retailing/Mockshop to design store interiors, layouts, fixtures, lighting, signs, merchandising planograms, and 3D virtual garments.

350 Embellishments (V) FALL ONLY Emphasis on design principles as applied to stitchery using a variety of techniques and raw materials. Processes and problems experienced and critiqued in a group environment. Pre: 205, 221/320, or consent. Repeatable. (DA)

371 Retail Buying & Merchandising (3) Theories and procedures in selecting, buying and selling apparel and textiles. Types of merchandising organizations, analysis of consumer demand, brick-and-click opportunities and challenges, development of an image, operation location, store and floor layout. Pre: 101, 111, 216, 221.

375 Merchandise Planning & Control (3) Theories, problems, and procedures of financial and assortment planning and control of merchandise inventories. Pre: 371 and MATH 100 (or equivalent).

411 Product Lifecycle Management (3) FALL ONLY Application of principles of apparel production management, including methods engineering (detail construction for ordering), story boards and color tables, production measurement, costing, and PDM computer applications. Pre: 205, 221/320 or consent. (O)

416 Costumes/Cultures of East Asia (3) Development of traditional dress as visual manifestation of culture. Ethnic and national dress of China, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Okinawa, Tibet, and Vietnam. Pre: 200, 221/320, two (2) Global/Multicultural Perspective courses, or consent.

418 Costumes/Cultures of South and Southeast Asia (3) Development of traditional dress as visual manifestation of culture. Ethnic and national dress of Afghanistan, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Thailand, and Saudi Arabia. Pre: 200, 221/320, two (2) Global/Multicultural Perspective courses, or consent.

419-420 Apparel Design Studio I & II (V-V) FALL (3) – SPRING (6) Development of independent expression through creative designing for a ready-to-wear collection. Problem solving in the design process; includes sketching, draping, blocking, muslin proofs, complete garments, and portfolio. Studio courses must be taken in sequence. Pre: 221/320, 310, 316, 330, and 416 or 418; or consent.

430 Fashion Show Production (V) SPRING ONLY Application of principles and procedures related to the promotion of fashion apparel. Preparation and presentation of fashion information through shows, displays, media, and written communications. Pre: consent. Repeatable

437 Small Business Start Up (3) Application of principles, procedures and techniques of organizing a small retail business in a brick-and click world. Creative use of low and high tech resources. Students plan, write, and evaluate small business plans and start a business. Pre: 375. (W)

460 Costume Collections Management (3) Investigation of skills/techniques for handling textile and apparel artifacts in museums. Students will document, research, interpret, and exhibit costumes and textiles. Hands-on management and policy-making experience. Pre: 310, 416 or 418. Restricted to FDM majors. (O,W)

471 International Trade Issues (3)
Theories, concepts, problems of international trade of textiles and apparel products. Issues of importing and exporting apparel products globally. Social, political and economic factors affecting textile and apparel trade. Pre: junior or senior standing.

491 Topics in Fashion (V) Study and discussion of special topics, problems. Repeatable.

492 Internship (4) Integration and application of academic knowledge and critical skills emphasizing professional development. Placement with an approved cooperating supervisor or employer. Pre: 482 and senior standing. Restricted to FDM majors. (W)

496 Field Study in Fashion (V) Study tours to various fashion centers of the world to examining historical and modern apparel and textiles. Merchandising and design methods and operations examined. Repeatable. Pre: consent.

499 Directed Reading & Research (V) Pre: consent. (Note: This is a “course” whose syllabus is arranged by agreement between the instructor and the student.)

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