Academic Programs Catalog

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Art, Art History, and Design

Undergraduate Programs
Apparel and Textiles

The Bachelor of Arts degree program in Apparel and Textiles provides students with a foundation in art; art history and visual culture; design technology; textile materials; the historical and cultural aspects of dress and textiles; and their context within the global economy.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Apparel and Textiles

  1. The University requirements for bachelor’s degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog, 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Apparel and Textiles.

    The University’s Tier II writing requirement for the Apparel and Textiles major is met by completing Apparel and Textile Design 439.
  2. The requirements of the College of Arts and Letters for the Bachelor of Arts degree.

    The completion of requirement 3. a. below satisfies one of the cognate requirements for the College of Arts and Letters.
  3. The following requirements for the major:
                 
  a. All of the following courses (12 credits):  
    STA 110 Drawing I     3
    STA 112 Art and Design: Concepts and Practices 3
    STA 113 Color and Design 3
    STA 114 Three-Dimensional Form 3
  b. All of the following courses (19 credits):  
    ATD 111 Basic Apparel Structuring 1
    ATD 121 Explorations in Apparel and Textile Design 3
    ATD 222 Structuring, Couture and Tailored Garments 4
    ATD 231 Textile Materials 4
    ATD 323 Apparel Pattern Design 4
    ATD 439 Portfolio Development and Exhibition (W) 3
  c. Apparel and Textile Design electives: Additional credits in Apparel and Textile Design courses as needed to meet the requirement of at least 36, but not more than 40, credits in the major. Electives may be chosen from the following (8 to 12 credits):  
    ATD 325 Design by Draping 4
    ATD 332 Textile Design 4
    ATD 335 Design Development and Presentation 4
    ATD 423 Design Methods and Approaches 4
    ATD 424 Specialized Design 4
    ATD 427 Knitwear Design 4
    ATD 428 Design Studio 4
    ATD 490 Independent Study 1 to 6
    ATD 491A Special Topics in Apparel 1 to 3
    ATD 491T Special Topics in Textiles 1 to 3
    ATD 493 Internship in Apparel and Textiles 1 to 6
  d. Art History and Visual Culture    
    Complete three courses from the following (9 credits):  
    (1) The following course (3 credits):  
      ATD 426 History of Dress and Textiles 3
    (2) One of the following courses (3 credits):  
      ATD 430 Dress, Culture and Human Behavior 3
      ATD 431 Global Context for Sustainable Design 3
    (3) One History of Art course at the 100-200 level.