Courses of Study 2021-2022 
    
    Mar 04, 2024  
Courses of Study 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Fashion Design and Management


In the College of Human Ecology .


Course Offerings  

The Fashion Design and Management major is unique in the Ivy League, combining a strong liberal arts foundation with excellent training in fashion design and the business of fashion. Students take a broad range of courses from the art of designing apparel, fashion and accessories, to the business of manufacturing and marketing them internationally.

All Fashion Design and Management students explore the basics of textiles and design. Students may complete either a Fashion Design option or a Fashion Design Management option.

Academic course work is further enhanced by field and international experiences and significant opportunities to complete independent projects for credit with individual faculty members. Gallery space provides the setting to display design work. In addition, the Cornell Costume and Textile Collection, housed in the department, provides a valuable resource; items from the collection are made available to students for classroom and special study use.

Faculty


Y. Gowayed, chair (HEB T57, 607-255-3151); A. Netravali, director of graduate studies; F. Kozen, director of undergraduate studies; F. Baytar, M. Conroy, M. Frey, Y. Gowayed, D. Green, J. Hinestroza, T. Lewis, V.D. Lewis, H. Park, J. Reed, L. Shepherd, T. Uyar.

Academic Advising


All Fashion Design and Management majors are matched with a faculty advisor by the director of undergraduate studies, Frances Kozen. Students are strongly urged to discuss their goals, course selection and sequence, electives, and career plans with their faculty advisor. Students are free to change advisors; changes must be recorded with the director of undergraduate studies. It is the student’s responsibility to keep track of their courses and to make sure that the program meets graduation requirements for their major.

Student Work


All apparel design work done as part of the academic program will be held by the department until it has been released by the instructor. Certain exceptional work may be used by the department to exhibit for academic purposes. The department is not responsible for the loss or theft of student work.

Course Fees


No grade will be given in a course unless the course fee has been paid and equipment returned by the last week of classes.

Options


Students may select apparel design or fashion design management. Most transfer students will need at least one extra semester to fulfill the requirements of the major. Transfers in the design option should plan on two additional semesters.

Option I: Fashion Design

The Fashion Design option relates the human need for fashionable and functional clothing and accessories to design principles and to the physical properties of textiles. Students take a sequence of studio courses, focusing on the manipulation by hand, eye, and computer of form, color, and fabric, as well as courses in the social, economic, historical, and cultural aspects of design. Many students participate in design competitions sponsored by the fashion industry.

Option II: Fashion Design Management

The Fashion Design Management option applies management and marketing principles to industry and consumer issues in this sector of the economy. Courses focus on the processes used to develop, manufacture, and distribute apparel and textile products and examine topics such as business organizational structures, globalization, product development, communication, advertising and marketing, sustainability, and entrepreneurship.

Career Opportunities


Graduates of Fashion Design and Management have found meaningful employment within apparel, fashion, and textile industries, including, apparel, shoes, accessories, beauty, media, museum curation, retail, and theater.  In addition, the program prepares students for graduate or professional study in apparel design, apparel or textile marketing, supply chain management, or business.

Graduates design for influential fashion houses and under their own labels. Graduates also do specialized design in fields such as military, athletics, and public safety; create innovative clothing for special populations such as children, senior citizens, and people with physical disabilities; and use their creativity in public-relations firms, theater, publishing, and promotion. Graduates are attractive candidates for leadership positions in fashion and other industries.

Fashion Design and Management Common Requirements


In addition to college requirements, students in the Fashion Design and Management major must complete specific requirements listed here.

The requirements listed below pertain to all students matriculating in August 2021 and January 2022.

These requirements apply to Fashion Design (Option I) and Fashion Design Management (Option II)

Social Science  (3 credits)

This fulfills the college distribution social sciences requirement.
Choose one 3 credit course from Anthropology, Sociology or Development Sociology

Art History (3-4 credits)

This fulfills the college distribution humanities requirement.
Choose one Art History course
Note: May be taken while abroad

Statistics  (3-4 credits)

This fulfills the college distribution quantitative and analytical courses requirement.

Must be taken at Cornell, AP Statistics is not accepted
Choose one of the following:
PAM 2100  Introduction to Statistics
AEM 2100  Introductory Statistics
ILRST 2100 /STSCI 2100  Introductory Statistics
PSYCH 2500  Statistics and Research Design
 

Natural Science I and II


Natural Science I (3-4 credits)

This fulfills the college distribution natural sciences requirement.

One of the following:


Biology
BIOG 1140 
BIOG 1440  or BIOG 1445 
BIOMG 1350 
BIOEE 1610 
AP Biology score of 5

Chemistry
CHEM 1560   or CHEM 2070 
CHEM 2080  
AP Chemistry score of 5

PHYSICS
PHYS 1101  or PHYS 2207 
PHYS 1102  or PHYS 2208 
AP Physics score of 5

Note: If AP isn’t used to satisfy the requirement, then the course must be taken at Cornell.
Note: No lab is required.

Natural Science II (3-4 credits)
Choose any 3 credit course with a PBS, BIOLS-AG, or BIONLS-AG Course Distribution.
Note: No AP credit allowed, course must be taken at Cornell.

Psychology Requirement


Psychology Requirement (3 credits)

This fulfills the college distribution social sciences requirement.
Choose one of the following courses:
HD 1150  Human Development: Infancy and Childhood
HD 1170  Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood
PSYCH 1101  Introduction to Psychology

Ethics-Sustainability


Ethics/Sustainability (3 credits)

Choose from one of the following:
AEM 3205  Ethics in Business and Organizations
BEE 3299  Sustainable Development: A Web-Based Course
BSOC 2061  Ethics and the Environment (also STS 2061 /PHIL 2960 )
COMM 4300  Ethics in New Media, Technology, and Communication
CRP 3011  Ethics, Development, and Globalization
DEA 4220  Ecological Literacy and Design* (also ARCH 4601 )
DSOC 3240  Environmental Sociology

FSAD 3200 
FSAD 4021 /FSAD 6021  Apparel and Textiles in Developing Nations I/Apparel and Textiles in Developing Nations II
INFO 1200  Information Ethics, Law, and Policy

INFO 4270  Ethics and Policy in Data Science
NTRES 3320  Introduction to Ethics and Environment

*If used for DEA Ethics/Sustainability may not be used for DEA Additional Science Sequence

Introductory Economics


Introductory Economics  (3 credits)

This fulfills the college distribution social sciences requirement.


ECON 1110  Introductory Microeconomics

Fashion Design (Option I)


Fashion Design (Option I)

Students in the Fashion Design (Option I) major must complete the requirements below in addition to the Fashion Design and Management Common Requirements.

Fashion Design Core Coures


Fashion Design Core Courses (44 credits)

Take all of the following:
FSAD 1111  Success in FSAD
FSAD 1140  Fashion CAD
FSAD 1170  Fashion Graphics
FSAD 1250  Fashion, Art and Design Thinking
FSAD 1350  Fibers, Fabrics, and Finishes
FSAD 1360  Fiber and Yarn Analysis Laboratory
FSAD 1450  Introduction to Fashion Design
FSAD 2310  Fashion Product Management
FSAD 2370  Structural Fabric Design
FSAD 2640  Fashion Draping
FSAD 2650  Creative Patternmaking for Fashion Design
FSAD 2660  Activewear Design and Product Development
FSAD 3770  Collections for the Fashion Industries
FSAD 4700  Online Fashion Content and Promotion
FSAD 4770  Fashion Collection Thesis

FD Additional Courses


FSAD Additional Courses (6-8 credits)

Take any two FSAD courses at the 3000, 4000, or 6000 level.
Course work from Fashion Design Core Courses cannot count here.

FSAD 4000, 4010, 4020, 4030, 4990 cannot count here.

FD Additional Requirements


Additional Requirements (9 credits)
Any course with the Course Distribution PBS, BIOLS-AG, BIONLS-AG, SBA, KCM, MQR, LA, CA, or HA. Language courses may count here.

Fashion Design Management (Option II)


Fashion Design Management

Students in the Fashion Design Management (Option II) major must complete the requirements below in addition to the Fashion Design and Management Common Requirements.

Fashion Design Management Core Courses


Fashion Design Core Courses (36 credits)
Take all of the following:
FSAD 1111  Success in FSAD
FSAD 1140  Fashion CAD
FSAD 1250  Fashion, Art and Design Thinking
FSAD 1350  Fibers, Fabrics, and Finishes
FSAD 1360  Fiber and Yarn Analysis Laboratory
FSAD 1450  Introduction to Fashion Design
FSAD 2310  Fashion Product Management
FSAD 2370  Structural Fabric Design
FSAD 2660  Activewear Design and Product Development
FSAD 3320  Product Quality Assessment
FSAD 4440  Global Fashion Management
FSAD 4444  Fiber Science & Apparel Design Futures
FSAD 4660  Textiles, Apparel, and Innovation

FDMGT Additional Courses


FSAD Additional Courses (9-12 credits)
Choose any three additional FSAD courses.
FSAD 4000, 4010, 4020, 4030, 4990 cannot count here
 

FDMGT Management Courses


Introduction to Management (3 credits)
Choose one of the following:
AEM 1200   Introduction to Business Management

HADM 1810  Introduction to Management
ILRID 1700   Introduction to Organizations and Management

FDMGT Business Practice


Business Practice (1.5-3 credits)
Choose one of the following:
AEM 2011   Spreadsheet Modeling

HADM 4770  Advanced Business Modeling

ILRID 4699   Advanced Desktop Applications
NBA 6430   Managerial Spreadsheet Modeling

FDMGT Marketing


Marketing (3 credits)
Choose one of the following:
AEM 2400  Marketing
HADM 2410  Marketing Principles
NCC 5530  Marketing Management

FDMGT Communications


Communication (3+ credits)
Take one COMM course* OR
Foreign Language
*COMM 4970, 4980, etc.

FDMGT Organization Leadership


Organization Leadership (3+ credits)
Choose one of the following:
HD 3450  The Nature of Leadership
ILROB 1220  Introduction to Organizational Behavior
NBA 5150  Leadership Theory and Practice
NCC 5540  Managing and Leading in Organizations
 

FDMGT Business Strategy


FDMGT Business Strategy

AEM 3110  Design and Innovation

ILRHR 4640  Business Strategy

ILROB 4260  Managing for Creativity

FDMGT Accounting


FDMGT Accounting

AEM 2210  Financial Accounting

HADM 2230  Financial Accounting Principles

NBA 5530  Accounting and Financial Decision Making

NCC 5500  Financial Accounting

FDMGT Finance


FDMGT Finance

AEM 2241  Finance

AEM 2300  International Trace and Finance

HADM 2250  Finance

FDMGT Calculus


Calculus (3-4 credits)  
Choose one of the following:
MATH 1106  Calculus for the Life and Social Sciences
MATH 1110  Calculus I
MATH 1910  Calculus for Engineers
Note: Calculus AB or BC score of 4 or 5 may be used to satisfy this requirement.