Undergraduate Degree - Apparel and Textile Design

Program:
Apparel and Textile Design
Program Code:
5679 Apparel and Textile Design
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Start Term:
FS08
Department:
Department of Art, Art History, and Design
Relevant Excerpt(s) from Academic Programs:


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certification.

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Art, Art History, and Design

Undergraduate Programs
Apparel and Textile Design

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program in Apparel and Textile Design provides professional preparation in apparel and textile design. The core of the program emphasizes aesthetics and creativity; two- and three-dimensional design skills; design technology; textile materials; the historical and cultural aspects of apparel; and the role of apparel and textiles in a global context.

Apparel and Textile Design students are eligible to apply for a one-year visiting student program at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York in their junior year, if they choose. Students who complete a year at FIT receive an associate degree from FIT as well as the baccalaureate degree from Michigan State University.

Admission

Students enrolled at Michigan State University are eligible to apply for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Apparel and Textile Design if they:

  1. have completed or are currently enrolled in Apparel and Textile Design 222 or 323;
  2. are in their second semester or later at Michigan State University or equivalent and have not earned more than 23 credits in apparel and textile design.

To apply, students must submit an application consistent with the process outlined by the department. Applications will include a portfolio of art and design work produced in studio courses taken to date at Michigan State University. Exceptions will be considered for transfer students. Applications are due by the end of the eighth week of the spring semester and decisions will be made in time for annual enrollment. Fall semester applications will be reviewed as warranted. Oral interviews may be requested. Students denied admission may reapply one additional time. For further information, visit www.art.msu.edu.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Apparel and Textile Design

  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 Fine Arts degree in Apparel and Textile Design.

    The University’s Tier II writing requirement for the Apparel and Textile Design major is met by completing Apparel and Textile Design 439.
  2. The requirements of the College of Arts and Letters for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
  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. One of the following courses (3 credits):  
      STA 300 Intermediate Drawing 3
      STA 391 Special Topics in Drawing 3
    c. Complete three additional Studio Art courses. Courses used in fulfillment of item 3. a. and 3. b. may not be used to fulfill this requirement (11 credits):  
    d. 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 Garmets 4
      ATD 231 Textile Materials 4
      ATD 323 Apparel Pattern Design 4
      ATD 439 Portfolio Development and Exhibition (W) 3
    e. Complete five of the following courses including one concurrent enrollment in a corresponding ATD Senior Project course or an approved internship for at least 3 credits (15 to 22 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 491A Special Topics in Apparel 3
      ATD 491T Special Topics in Textiles 3
      ATD Senior Project courses:  
      ATD 423S Senior Project in Design Methods and Approaches 
      ATD 424S Senior Project in Specialized Design 3
      ATD 427S Senior Project in Knitwear Design 3
      ATD 428S Senior Project in Design Studio 3
      ATD 491AS Senior Project in Special Topics: Apparel 3
      ATD 491TS Senior Project in Special Topics: Textiles 3
      ATD Internship course:  
      ATD 493 Internship in Apparel and Textiles 1 to 6
    f. Apparel and Textile Design, or Studio Art electives: Additional credits in Apparel and Textile Design, or Studio Art courses as needed to meet the requirement of at least 65, but not more than 68, credits in the major. Courses in item 3. g. may not be used in fulfillment of this requirement.  
    g. Art History and Visual Culture (a minimum of 12 credits)  
      Complete four courses from the following:  
      (1) The following course (3 credits):  
        ATD

    426

    History of Dress and Textile 3
      (2) One or both of the following courses (3 or 6 credits):  
        ATD

    430

    Dress, Culture and Human Behavior 3
        ATD

    431

    Global Context for Sustainable Design 3
      (3) One or two History of Art courses as approved by the student's academic advisor (3 to 8 credits)  

 


Degree Requirements from Degree Navigator.

NOTE: Degree Navigator is an advising tool only and should not be viewed as a contract with the student. Any questions about the requirements should be directed to an academic advisor.


Apparel and Textile Design, BFA (5679)

Required Credits: 120    Program Version: FS16

Requirement 1: University Tier I Writing
University Tier I Writing: 1 course from WRA101, WRA195H, LB133, MC111, MC112, RCAH111

Requirement 2: University Mathematics
University Mathematics: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
MTH2: 1 course
At least 1 course from LB118, MTH110, MTH116, MTHRQMT, MTHWAIV1, MTHWAIV2, Mathematics Pre-Matriculation, Mathematics Post-Matriculation
MTH1: 2 courses
At least 1 course from MTH103, MTH103WAIV
At least 1 course from MTH112, MTH114, MTH124, MTH132, MTH152H, MTH201, STT200, STT201

Requirement 3: University IAH201 - IAH210
University IAH201 - IAH210: 4 credits from IAH201, IAH202, IAH203, IAH204, IAH205, IAH206, IAH207, IAH208, IAH209, IAH210, RCAH201, ANY IAH BELOW 211

Requirement 4: University IAH211 or higher
University IAH211 or higher: 4 credits from IAH211A, IAH211B, IAH211C, IAH211D, IAH221A, IAH221B, IAH221C, IAH231A, IAH231B, IAH231C, IAH241A, IAH241B, IAH241C, IAH241D, IAH241E, IAH241F, IAH241G, RCAH202, TRANSFER IAH, ANY IAH211 OR HIGHER, approved LB courses

Requirement 5: University ISS200 Series
University ISS200 Series: 4 credits from ISS210, ISS215, ISS220, ISS225, ISS230, ISS235, MC201, TRANSFER ISS 200 LEVEL, ANY ISS 200 LEVEL

Requirement 6: University ISS300 Series
University ISS300 Series: 4 credits from ISS305, ISS308, ISS310, ISS315, ISS318, ISS320, ISS325, ISS327, ISS328, ISS330A, ISS330B, ISS330C, ISS335, ISS336, MC202, ANY ISS 300 LEVEL, approved LB courses

Requirement 7: University ISB
University ISB: 3 credits from ISB200, ISB201, ISB202, ISB204, TRANSFER ISB, ISB ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISB COURSE

Requirement 8: University ISP
University ISP: 3 credits from ISP203A, ISP203B, ISP205, ISP207, ISP209, ISP213H, ISP215, ISP217, ISP220, ISP221, TRANSFER ISP, ISP ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISP COURSE

Requirement 9: University Laboratory Experience
University Laboratory Experience: The required number of credits from 1 of the following sets of courses
Univ Lab: 2 credits
At least 2 credits from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
Alternative: 2 credits
At least 1 credit from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
At least 1 credit from an Alternative Track Lab credit

Requirement 10: University Diversity Distribution
University Diversity Distribution: A total 2 courses
At least 1 course from NationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing national diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
At least 1 course from InternationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing international and multicultural diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
Conditions:
University Diversity Distribution: No more than 1 course from IAH or ISS emphasizing both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity in Requirement(s) 10

Requirement 11: Major - Apparel and Textile Design - Drawing
Major - Apparel and Textile Design - Drawing: 1 course from STA110

Requirement 12: Major - Apparel and Textile Design - Art and Design
Major - Apparel and Textile Design - Art and Design: 1 course from STA112

Requirement 13: Major - Apparel and Textile Design - Color and Design
Major - Apparel and Textile Design - Color and Design: 1 course from STA113

Requirement 14: Major - Apparel and Textile Design - Three-Dimensional Form
Major - Apparel and Textile Design - Three-Dimensional Form: 1 course from STA114

Requirement 15: Major - Apparel and Textile Design - Additional Drawing
Major - Apparel and Textile Design - Additional Drawing: 1 course from STA300, STA391

Requirement 16: Major - Apparel and Textile Design - Studio Art
Major - Apparel and Textile Design - Studio Art: 3 courses from Studio Art courses.

Requirement 17: Major - Apparel and Textile Design - Basic Apparel Structuring
Major - Apparel and Textile Design - Basic Apparel Structuring: 1 course from ATD111

Requirement 18: Major - Apparel and Textile Design - Explorations
Major - Apparel and Textile Design - Explorations: 1 course from ATD121

Requirement 19: Major - Apparel and Textile Design - Structuring
Major - Apparel and Textile Design - Structuring: 1 course from ATD222

Requirement 20: Major - Apparel and Textile Design - Materials
Major - Apparel and Textile Design - Materials: 1 course from ATD231

Requirement 21: Major - Apparel and Textile Design - Pattern Development
Major - Apparel and Textile Design - Pattern Development: 1 course from ATD323

Requirement 22: Major - Apparel and Textile Design - Portfolio - Tier II Writing
Major - Apparel and Textile Design - Portfolio - Tier II Writing: 1 course from ATD439

Requirement 23: Major - Apparel and Textile Design - Design Elective
Major - Apparel and Textile Design - Design Elective: 5 courses from ATD325, ATD332, ATD335, ATD423, ATD424, ATD427, ATD428, ATD491A, ATD491T

Requirement 24: Major - Apparel and Textile Design - Senior Project
Major - Apparel and Textile Design - Senior Project: 1 course from ATD423S, ATD424S, ATD427S, ATD428S, ATD491AS, ATD491TS, ATD493

Requirement 25: Major - Apparel and Textile Design - Major Electives
Major - Apparel and Textile Design - Major Electives: 3 credits from Additional credits in Apparel and Textile Design, or Studio Art courses as needed to meet the requirement of at least 65, but not more than 68, credits in the major.

Requirement 26: Major - Apparel and Textile Design - Art History and Visual Culture
Major - Apparel and Textile Design - Art History and Visual Culture: A total 12 credits
At least 3 credits from ATD426
At least 3 credits from ATD430, ATD431
At least 3 credits from from History of Art Courses at the 100-200 level

Requirement 27: Major - Apparel and Textile Design - Portfolio
Major - Apparel and Textile Design - Portfolio: 1 course from Passed Portfolio Review. Students in the BFA in Apparel and Textile Design must have completed or are currently enrolled in all distribution requirements & in their 2nd semester or later at MSU or equivalent, and not yet earned their 30th credit in ATD.

Requirement 28: College Distribution
College Distribution: 30 credits from courses at the 300 level and above.

Requirement 29: Electives
Electives: 0 credits from Electives at Michigan State University and transfer coursework. This number can change based on the credits of the coursework taken to fulfill University, College, and Major requirements. Please contact your academic advisor with any questions.

Requirement 30: University Residency
University Residency: 30 credits from MSU coursework, 27 credits from MSU courses taken after reaching junior standing, 20 credits from courses offered by MSU while admitted to major & 20 of the last 30 credits must be MSU courses. Please see academic advisor.