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FAME 1400 Principles of Fashion Merchandising (3)
Students will explore all segments of the fashion industry and identify careers within each area. An overview of fashion products from concept to consumer is covered with an emphasis on consumer demand and trend cycles for wholesale and retail markets.
FAME 1445 Freshmen Seminar in Fashion (1)
Students will start to develop leadership skills, relationships with peers and faculty and a plan for a successful career at UCM and beyond. Participation in committee work, professional organizations, and service learning will help students learn to communicate effectively, analyze situations and make informed decisions. Prerequisite: freshman standing.
FAME 1450 Fundamentals of Apparel Design and Construction (3)
An introductory course with an emphasis on the construction of apparel goods using computerized equipment and software. Students will apply the elements and principles of design to basic garment components and fit. Students will create projects that exhibit creativity and quality workmanship in a laboratory setting.
FAME 2425 Apparel Quality Analysis (3)
Students will learn the importance of quality assurance, product standards, tolerances, and specifications in producing quality apparel products. Based on current industry standards and terminology, students will compare and evaluate commercially-produced apparel products.
FAME 2440 Professional Work Experience (1-3)
Supervised work experience in an approved business establishment with an emphasis on textile, apparel and/or accessory merchandise. Students broaden their knowledge base and develop skills that apply to career interests within a fashion-related business. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 semester hours.
FAME 2442 Textile Science (3)
This class explores the characteristics of fibers, yarns, fabric construction, and finishing processes. Textile behavior, performance and maintenance as they relate to end products and consumer use will be addressed. An additional fee is associated with this course.
FAME 2445 Sophomore Seminar in Fashion (1)
Students will continue to develop leadership skills, relationships with peers and faculty and a plan for a successful career at UCM and beyond. Continued participation in committee work, professional organizations, and service learning will help students learn to communicate effectively, analyze situations and make informed decisions. Prerequisite: sophomore standing.
FAME 2450 Textile and Apparel Fabrications II (3)
Application of technological skills, problem solving techniques and creativity through the use of computerized equipment and software as it relates to apparel production and merchandising. Prerequisite: FAME 1450. An additional fee is associated with this course.
FAME 3415 Product Development for Consumers (3)
Students will study diverse target markets and their fashion needs as related to price and product segments. Apparel products that meet consumer needs will be developed using current computer software. Prerequisite: FAME 2425.
FAME 3430 Professional Image Management (3)
Image management is designed for individual professional development in a respective career field. This course is designed to prepare students for internships and career paths with an emphasis on resume development, best business dress practices, interviewing techniques, and appropriate etiquette rules. This course will also challenge individual decision-making processes through written representation and oral presentation for total image management.
FAME 3434 Fashion History of Costume (3)
This class will follow the evolution of dress from the earliest beginnings through the twenty-first century with an emphasis on western civilizations. The impact of social, economic, political, environmental, and religious customs associated with dress will be analyzed.
FAME 3435 Fashion Buying (3)
Through a buying simulation, students will apply market research to create merchandising, mark-up, mark-down, and sales plans using wholesale mathematic formulas. Current computer software will be utilized to create appropriate documents used by buyers. Prerequisites: FAME 2425, ACCT 2101.
FAME 3440 Fashion Promotion and Visual Merchandising (3)
Students will evaluate and design visual displays in real-world and virtual settings. Students will also use current technology to create different promotional items to be used in the fashion industry, such as websites, fliers, print ads, branding packages, and signage.
FAME 3445 Junior Seminar in Fashion (1)
Students will continue to develop leadership skills, building relationships with peers and faculty, and a plan for a successful career. Continued participation in committee work, professional organizations, and service learning will help students practice communicating effectively, analyzing situations and make informed decisions. Prerequisite: junior standing.
FAME 4410 Materials for Interior Furnishings (3)
A concentrated study of materials used for residential and commercial environments that include window and wall coverings, upholstered furniture, floor coverings, linens and accessories. Textile fabrics appropriate for
FAME 4414 Advanced Technical Problems in Fashion (3)<
Individual or group work on advanced technical problems in Fashion/Apparel Merchandising. Provide exploration of content not available through normal course offerings. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 semester hours. Prerequisites: minimum 2.5 Cumulative GPA, written contract/proposal with objectives/learning competency and written department consent. An additional fee is associated with this course.
FAME 4424 Pattern Design (3)
The design and construction of garments from a basic pattern, using the principles of art as applied to dress design. Prerequisites: FAME 3430 and 3 semester hours of clothing construction. An additional fee is associated with this course.
FAME 4425 Fashion Entrepreneurship (3)
Students will create a business plan based on fashion industry trends and consumer needs. Current computer software will be used to create retail sales plans and analyze profit/loss statements. Fashion retail personnel needs and store operations and management strategies will also be addressed. Prerequisite: FAME 3435.
FAME 4430 Merchandising Applications (3)
Builds upon the necessary understanding, knowledge, and working applications of the basics for profitable fashion merchandising. Prerequisite: ACCT 2101. Corequisite: FAME 4444.
FAME 4433 International Apparel Technology (3)
An analysis of economic, political, and cultural systems affecting international textile and apparel trade. An emphasis on how technology has influenced importing and exporting in the global fashion marketplace.
FAME 4440 Sustainability for Consumer Products (3)
Students will gain knowledge about sustainable practices and an awareness of how companies can reduce their environmental impact while increasing profits. This class will also address the production and sale of sustainable textile products used by consumers.
FAME 4442 Advanced Textiles (3)
Comparative study of factors influencing the properties of fibers and fabrics as well as the performance of textile and apparel products. Lab period is used to test textile performance with standardized test procedures. Prerequisites: CHEM 1104 or equivalent and FAME 2442. An additional fee is associated with this course.
FAME 4444 Fashion Merchandising (3)
Principles and practices of fashion manufacturing and merchandising. Prerequisites: FAME 3415, MKT 3410. Corequisite: FAME 4430.
FAME 4445 Senior Seminar in Fashion and Apparel Merchandising (3)
Philosophy, current issues and trends in fashion and apparel merchandising will be covered. Focus on problem-solving styles leading to group and individual research problems. Prerequisites: senior standing. An additional fee is associated with this course.
FAME 4450 Special Problems in Textiles and Clothing (2‑3)
Recent trends. Group and individual problems which will include reports, discussions, bibliographies, research, and experiments. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 semester hours. Prerequisite: FAME 2442.
FAME 4490 Internship in Fashion and Apparel Merchandising (1-3)
Students will participate in a management training program to broaden intellectual awareness while gaining practical fashion industry experience. Performance-based goals and learning experiences will be evaluated by a company supervisor in coordination with the faculty instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 semester hours. Prerequisite: FAME 2440.