Fashion Design - BS

St. Kate’s fashion design majors have small classes with one-on-one mentorship from expert faculty, learn to transform inspiration into innovative design, and make clothes for real bodies — while balancing sustainable, socially responsible practices.

Students will be prepared for a career in creative design, fashion entrepreneurship, historical costuming, patternmaking, styling, technical design, and CAD. During both junior and senior year, you will present a collection at St. Kate's annual Katwalk fashion show, recognized in Twin Cities fashion circles as an event to spot rising stars. A required internship and real-world course projects provide hands-on rich experiences. Students can take advantage of the opportunity to study for a semester or year at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, London College of Fashion, Acadia Fashion Institute in Florence, or other approved off-campus study programs.

 

See also: Fashion Merchandising.

This major is offered in the College for Women only.

Curriculum

Prerequisite Course
FASH 1000Introduction to Fashion Careers2
Total Credits2
Major Courses
FASH 2050Textiles with Lab4
FASH 2100Apparel Construction and Analysis4
FASH 2150WSociocultural Aspects of Dress4
FASH 3000History of Dress4
FASH 3150Trend Forecasting and Analysis4
FASH 4602Fashion Internship and Leadership2
FASH 4900Fashion Portfolio0
APPD 2500Fashion Illustration and Portfolio Development4
APPD 3050Advanced Construction Methods4
APPD 3150Patternmaking4
APPD 3200Computer Aided Design and Development4
APPD 3400Draping and Creative Design4
APPD 4400Collection Development4
APPD 4800Capstone Collection4
Total Credits50
Required Supporting Courses 1
ART 2250Art and Technology4
ART 2600Figure Drawing4
or ART 1200 Drawing
BUSI 2012Business Analytics2
COMM 1030Speaking to Lead and Influence4
MKTG 2302Introduction to Marketing2
or SALE 2332 Introduction to Selling
MRCH 3200Technical Garment Analysis4
MRCH 3300Omnichannel Retail4
MRCH 4400Sustainable Product Development4
Total Credits28
1

 Second degree students are only required to complete a minimum of four courses from this list of required supporting courses.

Fashion design majors satisfy the Writing Requirement for Majors by completing FASH 2150W Sociocultural Aspects of Dress. They complete the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core Writing Requirement with three other writing intensive courses (CORE 1000W The Reflective WomanCORE 3990W Global Search for Justice, and one other writing intensive course in this or another department).

Fall Term
FASH 1000Introduction to Fashion Careers2
Spring Term
ART 1200Drawing4
or ART 2600 Figure Drawing
COMM 1030Speaking to Lead and Influence4
FASH 2100Apparel Construction and Analysis4
FASH 2150WSociocultural Aspects of Dress4
Fall Term
ART 2250Art and Technology4
BUSI 2012Business Analytics2
FASH 2050Textiles with Lab4
FASH 3000History of Dress4
Spring Term
APPD 2500Fashion Illustration and Portfolio Development4
APPD 3050Advanced Construction Methods4
FASH 3150Trend Forecasting and Analysis4
Fall Term
APPD 3400Draping and Creative Design4
MKTG 2302Introduction to Marketing2
or SALE 2332 Introduction to Selling
MRCH 3200Technical Garment Analysis4
MRCH 3300Omnichannel Retail4
Spring Term
APPD 3150Patternmaking4
APPD 3200Computer Aided Design and Development4
MRCH 4400Sustainable Product Development 14
Summer Term
FASH 4602Fashion Internship and Leadership 22
Fall Term
APPD 4400Collection Development4
Spring Term
APPD 4800Capstone Collection 14
FASH 4900Fashion Portfolio0
Total Credits80
1

Offered every other year.

2

FASH 4602 can be taken any term during the junior or senior year.