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Fashion Design (Minor)

About the Program

The 21-credit minor consists of seven courses that focus on the creativity, technology, and techniques required to design and construct apparel. This program introduces students to the processes and technology associated with designing and creating apparel, as well as the creative and technical considerations in the fashion industry. Students have the opportunity to design and create their own apparel using different equipment and software programs.

The fashion design minor creates opportunities for interdisciplinary specialization. For instance, a communication major could combine fields for a career in fashion public relations, or a theater major could delve into costume design.

The minor is available to any student who is not currently majoring in the fashion and textile technology program.

About the Fashion and Textile Technology Department

303 Technology Building
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-3478
Fax: (716) 878-3033

Program Requirements

Total Required Credit Hours 21 cr
Required Courses (21 cr)
FTT 109 Fundamentals of Apparel Construction
FTT 208 Introduction to Fashion Technologies
FTT 224 Pattern Drafting and Grading for Industry
FTT 303 Fashion Illustration
FTT 308 Fashion Computer Aided Design
FTT 324 Industrial Apparel Assembly
FTT 328 Apparel Design III: Draping

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