TEXAS WOMAN’S UNIVERSITY
PROGRAMS IN FASHION AND TEXTILES
B.A. in Fashion Design
For Catalog Years 2009 – 2010, 2010 – 2011, 2011 – 2012
GENERAL CORE and CORE COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS (45 Credit Hours)
COMPOSITION (6 hrs) NATURAL SCIENCE (6 hrs) MULTICULTURAL
ENG 1013 Composition I 3 credit hours WOMEN’S STUDIES (3 hrs)
ENG 1023 Composition II 3 credit hours 3 credit hours
HISTORY (6 hrs) VISUAL AND PERFORMING SOCIAL SCIENCE (3 hrs)
HIST 1013 U.S., 1492-1865 ARTS (3 hrs) ECO 1013 Microeconomics
HIST 1023 U.S., 1865-present ART 1303 Basic Drawing* or ECO 1023 Macroeconomics*
GOVERNMENT (6 hrs) COMPUTER LITERACY (3 hrs) ORAL COMMUNICATION
GOV 2013 U.S. Government CSCI 2433 Microcomputer App* Completion at TWU of 2 courses
GOV 2023 Texas Government among FT 2403, FT 4033, and FT
MATHEMATICS (6 hrs) 4213 with documented success of
HUMANITIES (3 hrs) MATH 1013 Quantitative Literacy* oral presentations, or SPCH 1013,
3 credit hours MATH 1303 Elementary Analysis I* or BUS 3513
* indicates specific degree requirements
REQUIRED ELECTIVES (9 Credit Hours)
ART 2223 Computer-Based Art ART 2303 Figure Drawing BUS 3113 Principles of Marketing
MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS (66 Credit Hours)
FT 1003 Design Development FT 2403 Production Techniques FT 4033 Fashion Portfolio
FT 1013 Design Construction FT 3013 History of Costume FT 4083 Global Dress
FT 1073 Textiles FT 3023 Career Development FT 4213 Collection Design
FT 1083 Fashion Products FT 3043 Global Production FT 4303 Computers in Design
FT 2013 Fashion Sketching FT 3103 Merchandise Planning FT 4403 Tailored Design
FT 2033 Fashion Marketing FT 3203 Quality Evaluation FT 4603 Event Planning
FT 2113 Pattern Design FT 3403 Draping & Couture Tech. FT 4966 Internship
Information about Bachelor’s Degrees from TWU and the State of Texas
Complete a minimum of 120 semester credit hours with a minimum of 36 advanced hours (courses at 3000 or 4000 level).
Complete a minimum of 25% of overall credit hours and 50% of advanced courses in the major and the minor at TWU.
Thirty-six hours in the major must consist of upper-level courses.
FT 3043 and FT 4083 must be taken to complete the University global perspectives graduation requirement.
For application to the degree plan, a “C” or higher grade is required for all major, business, and math courses.
Complete coursework with an overall GPA, TWU GPA, core curriculum GPA, and major GPA of 2.00 or higher.
General core courses listed in italics must be taken with no substitutions allowed and no fewer hours allowed.
Courses taken for a third time will be subject to out-of-state tuition.
Any student who entered higher education in a Texas public college (a) before Fall 2006 and enrolls in more than 45
hours beyond the degree plan, and (b) in Fall 2006 or thereafter and enrolls in 30 hours beyond the degree plan must pay
additional tuition per credit hour.
Students transferring into TWU “core complete” from a State of Texas public school are not required to complete the
MultiWS requirement or the MATH 1013 requirement, but must complete 6 hours of Math prior to graduation for degree
SUGGESTED COURSE ROTATION, 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 DEGREE PLANS
B.A. in Fashion Design
FALL SPRING SUMMER
FRESHMAN YEAR (30 hours)
FT 1003 Principles of Design Development FT 1073 Textiles
FT 1013 Principles Of Design Construction FT 2013 Fundamentals of Fashion Sketching
ART 1303 Basic Drawing FT 2113 Tech. of Pattern Design
ENG 1013 Composition I ENG 1023 Composition II
MATH 1013 Quantitative Literacy MATH 1303 Elementary Analysis I
SOPHOMORE YEAR (30 hours)
FT 1083 Fashion Products & Industries FT 3103 Mdse Planning & Control
FT 2033 Principles of Fashion Marketing FT 3403 Draping & Couture Techniques
FT 2403 Production Techniques ART 2223 Computer Based Art
ART 2303 Figure Drawing HIST 1013 U.S. History, 1492-1865
CSCI 2433 Microcomputer Applications Humanities 3 credit hours
JUNIOR YEAR (33 hours)
FT 3013 History of Costume FT 3023 Career Development Strategies FT 4966 Internship in Fashion Design
FT 3043 Global Production & Trade FT 4603 Fashion Event Planning & Production
FT 3203 Quality Assurance & Textile Eval. ECO 1013 Microeconomics
FT 4403 Contemporary Tailored Design or 1023 Macroeconomics
GOV 2013 U.S. Government HIST 1023 U.S. History, 1865 to the present
SENIOR YEAR (27 hours)
FT 4033 Portfolio Development FT 4213 Collection Design & Development
FT 4083 Global Perspectives of Dress GOV 2023 Texas Government
FT 4303 Computers in Fashion Design MULTI/WS 3 credit hours
BUS 3113 Principles of Marketing SCI 3 credit hours
SCI 3 credit hours