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  FASHION DESIGN AND MERCHANDISING
- one year certificate and two year diploma
- starts in September and January

 

The Fashion Design and Merchandising one-year certificate program has been developed to provide graduates with basic knowledge and skills that leads to entry level employment in the fashion industry. The diploma program then continues to allow students to specialize in a focused area. Practical application, theory and philosophy are incorporated into courses through lecture and laboratory formats. To become a fashion specialist, students must develop their talent and master skills.

The Fashion Design and Merchandising program stimulates the development of individual talent allowing students an opportunity to express creative ideas as they relate to the fashion industry.

IMPORTANT DATES

 
Fall

Winter

Fees Due August 4, 1999 Nov. 29, 1999
Lectures Begin Sep. 1, 1999 Jan. 4, 2000
Add/Drop Period Sep. 1-9, 1999 Jan. 4-11, 2000
Last day to Withdraw Nov. 17, 1999 March 28, 2000
Last Day of Lectures December 13, 1999 April 20, 2000
No Classes Sep.6, Oct.11, Nov.11 Feb. 21-25, 2000
Field Trips n/a n/a
Practicum Placement n/a n/a
Final Exams Dec. 14-17, 1999 April 24-27, 2000

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

New students are accepted into the Fashion Design and Merchandising program for the Fall and Winter terms.

  1. Fashion Design and Merchandising is a cost recovery program and requires a minimum enrollment to be offered. Please contact the Admissions Office regarding program status.

Academic Requirements (Certificate)
Applicants are required to have an Alberta High School Diploma or equivalent.

Academic Requirements (Diploma)
Students wishing admission to the diploma program are required to have completed the Fashion Design and Merchandising Certificate or equivalent.

PROGRAM FEES

 
YEAR I
YEAR II
Tuition
$3762
$3762
Studentsı Association
$84
$84
Books and Supplies
$1592
$1178
TOTAL FEES
$5438
$5013

All fees are approximate and are based on a full credit load for each program (the number of credits may depend upon the elective courses selected) and is subject to change. Costs of books and supplies are estimated. Supply costs include only the specialized materials and equipment needed for the program and not basic stationery supplies. The LCC Studentsı Association fees are subject to change. For more detailed information on tuition fee calculation and other fees, students are advised to consult the FEES section of this Calendar.

PRIOR LEARNING ASSESSMENT

Students accepted into this program have the opportunity to apply related employment, volunteer, educational or training experiences toward the completion of the program. For information on Prior Learning Assessment, students should contact the Registrarıs Office.

GRADUATION

Students must successfully complete 44 credits before a Certificate in Fashion Design and Merchandising is granted. Students must successfully complete 88 credits before a diploma in Fashion Design and Merchandising is granted.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

This program offers qualified students the opportunity to prepare for positions as: fashion specialist, stylist, assistant designers, production coordinators, pattern makers, display artists, entry level retail managers, home based business owners, entrepreneurs, factory production managers, and costume designers and producers.

TRANSFER AGREEMENTS

None available at this time.

CURRICULUM

Year I Fall Term Hours/Week Credits
BUS 173 Information Management and Applications (0-5) 5
FDM 140 Foundations of Fashion Design (1-2) 3
FDM 155 Textiles and Fabric Design I (1-2) 3

Electives
DES 140 Drapery Production (0-3) 3
FDM 101 Industrial Sewing (0-1) 1
FDM 102 Perfect Pants (0-1) 1
FDM 103 Basic Blouse (0-1) 1
FDM 104 Casual Dress (0-1) 1
FDM 105 Casual Jacket (0-1) 1
MKT 156 Merchandising (5-0) 5
MKT 279 Applied Sales (3-0) 3
or any 200 level course without prerequisites
Total 22 credits

Year I (Core) Winter Term Hours/Week Credits
BUS 158 Small Business Management (5-0) 5
FDM 153 Fashion Design Professional (3-0) 3
FDM 156 Textiles and Fabric Design II (1-2) 3
FDM 187 Visual Display (2-1) 3

Electives
FDM 106 Advanced Lined Skirt (0-1) 1
FDM 107 Pants and Vest (0-1) 1
FDM 108 Underlining and Lining (0-1) 1
FDM 109 Evening Wear (0-1) 1
FDM 110 Tailored Jacket (0-1) 1
FDM 162 Surface Design (1-2) 3
FDM 173 Apparel Production (1-2) 3
or any 200 level course without prerequisite
Total 22 credits

NOTE: Not all electives are offered every year.

Year II (Core) Fall Term Hours/Week Credits
DES 250 History of Design (3-0) 3
FDM 201 Fashion Drawing (1-2) 3
FDM 265 Pattern Drafting I (2-4) 6

Electives
FDM 260 Tailoring (1-2) 3
FDM 266 Pattern Drafting II (2-4) 6
FDM 268 Grading, Marking and Cutting (1-2) 3
MKT 277 Merchandise Administration (5-0) 5
MKT 279 Applied Sales (3-0) 3
MKT 283 Advertising (5-0) 5
Total 22 credits

Year II (Core) Winter Term Hours/Week Credits
ACC 126 Basic Accounting (3-0) 3
FDM 256 Factory Management (3-0) 3
FDM 258 Fashion Promotion (1-2) 3
FDM 281 Fashion Photography and Layout (1-2) 3

Electives
FDM 251 Costume Making (1-2) 3
FDM 255 Haute Couture (1-2) 3
FDM 266 Pattern Drafting II (2-4) 6
FDM 267 Pattern Drafting III (2-1) 3
FDM 270 Retail Buying (0-3) 3
FDM 295 Practicum (0-3) 3
FDM 296 Industry Career Studies (0-3) 3
Total 22 credits

NOTE: Not all electives are offered every year.

ELECTIVES
Suggested electives for diploma program focus on:
1) Retail Business Management
FDM 270 Retail Buying
FDM 295 Practicum
FDM 296 Industry Career Studies
MKT 156 Merchandising
MKT 277 Merchandise Administration
MKT 279 Applied Sales
MKT 283 Advertising

2) Entrepreneurship
FDM 106 Advanced Lined Skirt
FDM 107 Pants and Vest
FDM 108 Underlining and Lining
FDM 109 Evening Wear
FDM 110 Tailored Jacket
FDM 173 Apparel Production
FDM 266 Pattern Drafting II
FDM 270 Retail Buying
FDM 295 Practicum
FDM 296 Industry Career Studies
MKT 156 Merchandising
MKT 279 Applied Sales
MKT 283 Advertising

3) Factory Production Management
FDM 106 Advanced Lined Skirt
FDM 107 Pants and Vest
FDM 108 Underlining and Lining
FDM 109 Evening Wear
FDM 110 Tailored Jacket
FDM 173 Apparel Production
FDM 260 Tailoring
FDM 266 Pattern Drafting II
FDM 267 Pattern Drafting III
FDM 268 Grading, Marking and Cutting
FDM 295 Practicum
MKT 156 Merchandising
MKT 277 Merchandise Administration

4) Costume Design and Production
DES 140 Drapery Production
FDM 162 Surface Design
FDM 106 Advanced Lined Skirt
FDM 107 Pants and Vest
FDM 108 Underlining and Lining
FDM 109 Evening Wear
FDM 110 Tailored Jacket
FDM 251 Costume Making
FDM 255 Haute Couture
FDM 260 Tailoring
FDM 266 Pattern Drafting II

5) Fashion Design
DES 140 Drapery Production
FDM 162 Surface Design
FDM 106 Advanced Lined Skirt
FDM 107 Pants and Vest
FDM 108 Underlining and Lining
FDM 109 Evening Wear
FDM 110 Tailored Jacket
FDM 255 Haute Couture
FDM 260 Tailoring
FDM 266 Pattern Drafting II

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