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Apparel Construction and Patternmaking (Minor)

About the Program

The 18-credit minor consists of six classes focusing on the techniques and skills required to draft and create original garment designs. This program will introduce students to the processes and technology associated with fashion design as well as the creative and technical considerations of the apparel industry. Students will have the opportunity to design and create their own apparel using different equipment and software programs.

The apparel construction and patternmaking minor creates opportunities for interdisciplinary specialization. For instance, a theater major could look into a career in costume design and development, a fiber arts major could learn how to express their designs in wearable art.

This minor is open to all students not majoring in fashion and textile technology who have completed at least one semester of full-time study at Buffalo State and who are in good academic standing at this institution (2.00 or better G.P.A.). The curriculum is composed of 18 credit hours taken from the fashion and textile technology program and will provide a basic background in the subject area. All of the hours are normally taken at Buffalo State with a maximum of 6 semester hours at the lower division level. A maximum of three courses of transfer credit will be permitted.

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 18 cr
Required Courses (18 cr)

FTT 109 Fundamentals of Apparel Construction
FTT 224 Pattern Drafting and Grading for Industry
FTT 324 Industrial Apparel Assembly
FTT 326 Traditional/Computer Flat Pattern
FTT 327 2D/3D Computer Patternmaking
FTT 328 Apparel Design III: Draping

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