Apparel Product Design and Merchandising (APDM)
The minimum required grade for prerequisites is a grade of D or better.
APDM 101 Introduction to the Fashion Industry (3) Introduction to the fields of apparel design and merchandising including theories of fashion change, apparel industry operations, current industry issues, literature of the field, professional competencies, careers in apparel and related businesses. A-F only.
APDM 111 Design Aesthetics (3) Introduction to design elements, quality features and other factors influencing sensory experiences evoked by fashion-related products. Strategic uses of design in marketing.
APDM 200 Culture, Gender, and Appearance (3) Social construction of gender within culture and its visual expression through appearance. Analysis of role, identity, conformity, and deviance in human appearance. Open to nonmajors. (Cross-listed as WS 200) DS
APDM 201 Fashion Promotion (3) Principles and practices in fashion advertising, visual merchandising, publicity and public relations, and fashion show production in apparel and related businesses.
APDM 205 Basic Apparel Construction (4) (3 Lec, 1 3-hr Lab) Principles, concepts, and procedures for quality construction and custom fitting of clothing.
APDM 215 Block Pattern Designing (3) (2 Lec, 1 3-hr Lab) Principles of pattern making for women's apparel through manipulation of pattern blocks. Pre: 205 or consent.
APDM 216 Fashion Illustration I (3) (2 Lec, 1 3-hr Lab) Principles and techniques of sketching the fashion figure including garment details and fabric drape. Development of a personal style of illustration. Introduction to use of computers for illustration. Pre: 111 or consent. DA
APDM 221 Textiles I (3) Introduction to fibers, fabric structure, and finishes related to selection and care. Interrelationship between textile characteristics, properties, and end uses. Open to non-majors. A-F only. Pre: 101 or 111. DP
APDM 237 Pattern Grading (3) Principles of proportionally increasing or decreasing a master pattern according to a prescribed set of body measurements. Application includes basic, intermediate, and advanced designs. Use of computerized grading program. Pre: 215 and 221.
APDM 301 Fashion Forecasting/Marketing (3) Principles and practices in fashion trend forecasting and their role in apparel company marketing strategies. Adapting fashion trend forecasts to apparel lines. Restricted to APDM majors. Pre: 101, 111, 216, and 221.
APDM 310 Western World Fashion History (3) Historic study of dress as related to customs and cultures in the Western world, in socio-historical and contemporary contexts. Emphasis on 19th and 20th centuries. Pre: 200, 221, two FG courses; or consent.
APDM 315 Draping (3) Principles of pattern making through draping muslin models on standard garment forms. Pre: 215 or 221, or consent.
APDM 316 Advanced Pattern Design (3) (Further study of flat pattern methods and industrial practices for fashion design majors. Use of CAD. Pre: 315.
APDM 318 Fashion Illustration II (3) (2 Lec, 1 3-hr Lab) Advanced study in the illustration of the fashion figure. Personal interpretation of the techniques of fashion illustration. Use of CAD. Pre: 216 or ART 214. DA
APDM 321 Textiles II (3) (2 Lec, 1 3-hr Lab) Chemical nature and structure of fibers and fabrics, their properties and finishes. APDM majors only. A-F only. Pre: 221 or consent. Co-requisite: 321L. DP
APDM 321L Textiles II Laboratory (1) Examination of textile properties through standardized textiles testing laboratory equipment. APDM majors only. A-F only. Pre: 221 or consent. Co-requisite: 321. DY
APDM 330 Advanced Apparel Construction (3) Principles of advanced techniques for garment construction with emphasis on new, difficult-to-handle fabrics. Pre: 205 or consent.
APDM 337 Computerized Pattern Grading (3) Gerber Technology (GT) AccuMark System Management. The system is designed to use CAD for specific apparel industry applications in grading patterns into different sizes and making production markers. Pre: 237 or knowledge and ability to grade patterns, or consent. Computer skills are helpful.
APDM 338 Computerized Pattern Design (3) Learn the capabilities of Gerber Technology (GT) Pattern Design System-PDS 2000 and Silhouette. The system is designed to use CAD for specific apparel industry applications in pattern designing. Pre: 215, 221, and 337.
APDM 350 Embellishments (3) Emphasis on design principles as applied to stitchery using a variety of techniques and raw materials. Processes and problems experienced and critiqued in a group environment. Repeatable nine times. Pre: 205 and 221, or consent. DA
APDM 370 Interior Design Fundamentals (3) Aesthetic, social, and functional aspects of selection, layout, and furnishing of home interiors; application of principles of design to family living situations.
APDM 371 Retail Buying and Merchandising (3) Theories and procedures in selecting, buying and selling apparel and textiles. Types of merchandising organizations, analysis of consumer demand, brick-and-click opportunities and challenges, development of an image, operation location, store and floor layout. APDM majors only. Pre: 101, 111, 216, and 221.
APDM 375 Merchandise Planning and Control (3) Theories, problems, and procedures of financial and assortment planning and control of merchandise inventories. APDM majors only. Pre: 371.
APDM 411 Product Lifecycle Management (3) Application of principles of apparel production management, including methods engineering (detail construction for ordering), story boards and color tables, production measurements, costing, and PLM computer applications. A-F only. (Once a year)
APDM 416 Costumes/Cultures of East Asia (3) Development of traditional dress as visual manifestation of culture. Ethnic and national dress of China, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Okinawa, Tibet, and Vietnam. Pre: 200, 221, two FG courses; or consent.
APDM 418 Costumes of South and Southeast Asia (3) Development of traditional dress as visual manifestation of culture. Ethnic and national dress of Afghanistan, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Thailand and Saudi Arabia. Pre: 200, 221, two FG courses; or consent.
APDM 419 Apparel Design Studio I (3) Development of independent expression through creative designing for a ready-to-wear collection. Problem solving in the design process; includes sketching, draping, blocking, muslin proofs, complete garments, and portfolio. Studio courses must be taken in sequence. Pre: 221, 301, 310, 316, 330, and either 416 or 418; or consent.
APDM 420 Apparel Design Studio II (V) Continuation of 419.
APDM 430 Fashion Show Production (V) Application of principles and procedures related to the promotion of fashion apparel. Preparation and presentation of fashion information through shows, displays, media, and written communications. Repeatable one time. Pre: consent.
APDM 437 Small Business Start-up (3) Application of principles, procedures and techniques of organizing a small retail business in a brick-and-click world. Creative use of low and high tech resources. Students plan, write and evaluate small retail business plans. Pre: 375.
APDM 460 Costume Collections Management (3) Investigation of skills and techniques needed for handling textile and apparel artifacts in museums and other collections. Active involvement in documenting, researching, interpreting, and exhibiting costumes and textiles. Repeatable three times. APDM majors only. A-F only. Pre: 310, 416, or 418.
APDM 471 International Apparel Trade Issues (3) Theories, concepts, problems of international trade of textile and apparel products. Issues of importing and exporting apparel products globally. Social, political and economic factors affecting textile and apparel trade.
APDM 482 Pre-Internship (1) Examination of issues and opportunities associated with careers in fashion and related businesses and industries. Topics include interpersonal skills development, job search and interview strategies, and ethical issues in the workplace. APDM majors only. A-F only. Pre: 321 and 371, senior standing; no waiver.
APDM 491 Topics in Fashion (V) Study and discussion of special topics, problems. Offered by staff and visiting faculty. Repeatable nine times.
APDM 492 Internship (4) Integration and application of academic knowledge and critical skills emphasizing professional development. Placement with an approved cooperating supervisor/employer. Pre: 482 and senior standing.
APDM 496 Field Study in the Fashion Industry (V) Study tours to various centers of the world to examine historical and modern apparel and textiles. Merchandising and design methods and operations examined. Repeatable two times. Pre: consent.
APDM 499 Directed Reading and Research (V) Pre: consent.
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