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Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017

Fashion and Textile Technology (B.S.)

BS-SP FTT

Fashion and Textile Technology Department

Bachelor of Science (HEGIS 1303)

Technology Building, 303 (716) 878-3478

The fashion and textile technology department at Buffalo State is the only baccalaureate department in Western New York that offers a variety of career preparation options for the multifaceted, global fashion industry. Faculty expertise, continuous updating of technology-based curriculum, and industry partnerships contribute to the strength of the program. Class sizes are small, allowing individual attention. Students are encouraged to participate in extracurricular programmatic activities and regional and national competitions. Students have achieved top honors in national apparel and textile design competitions. Internships are available in the Buffalo area and elsewhere in the United States. Affiliations with industry and professional organizations include the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA), which has endorsed the department; the Costume Society of America (CSA); the American Collegiate Retailing Association (ACRA); and the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA).

The fashion and textile technology department is designed to prepare students for employment in the apparel, textile, and fashion industries. Employment opportunities exist in textiles, retail management, CAD design for textiles and apparel, apparel production, product development, textile testing/quality control, home furnishings, and government agencies. Examples of available positions include technicians in testing labs to set safety and performance standards, CAD (print, weave, knit, technical, or fashion graphic) apparel designers, trend and design specialists, private label costing and sourcing, CAM production, stylists, colorists, entrepreneurs, fashion/visual merchandisers, merchandiser representatives, fashion journalists, logistics specialists, U.S. customs agents, and theater costuming.

Graduates have been employed by most major apparel and textile companies, including, but not limited to: Abercrombie & Fitch, Calvin Klein, Dior, Ralph Lauren, Macy’s, Fisher-Price, New Era, Eastman Machine Co., AccuMED Technologies Inc., GAP and GAP Kids, Lord & Taylor, Bureau Veritas testing labs, Limited, Oxford Industries, Swavelle/Mill Creek, Tony Walker & Co., Tobin Home Fashions, Toppers, Tommy Hilfiger, Graco Home Fashions International, Park B. Smith, Appollo Patio Furniture Design, Target, Dillards, and Victoria’s Secret.

Department Information: The curriculum for the fashion and textile technology department is divided into two parts: the required 21 credit hours of core coursework; and one or more specialized concentrations: fashion merchandising, apparel design, apparel product development, or fashion/textile design. Individuals who have extensive work experience in the fashion field are encouraged to explore earning college credit by course challenge or experiential learning.

Fashion and textile technology majors may spend their senior year studying a specialty topic at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City in a "three-one" program, earning a B.S. from Buffalo State and an associate’s degree from FIT. North Carolina State University and other institutions have exchange programs. Study abroad opportunities are available in several countries.

Scholarships and Financial Aid: Students may apply for departmental scholarships. Financial assistance through the college is also available. Buffalo State is one of a select group of institutions whose students compete for the annual YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund which offers competitive $5000 scholarships to approximately 125 students nationally every year.

Intellectual Foundations Requirements

33-39 cr

Total Required Credit Hours in Fashion Technology

51 cr

A. Required Core Courses (21 cr)

FTT 110

Survey of Fashion/Textile Industry

FTT 206

Introduction to Textiles

FTT 208

Introduction to Fashion Technologies

FTT 306

Textile Evaluation

FTT 310

Sewn Products Industry

FTT 358

Fashion Forecasting and Consumer Issues

FTT 450

Issues in Fashion/Textile Industry

B. Concentration Courses (30 cr)

Select one concentration:

Fashion Merchandising Concentration

BUS 320

Principles of Marketing

FTT 150

Introduction to Fashion Merchandising

FTT 250

Fashion Buying and Merchandising Principles

FTT 350

Fashion Merchandising Applications

FTT 455

Issues in Merchandising and Fashion Retailing

FTT 475

Sr. Seminar in Fashion Merchandising & Marketing

FTT 488

Internship

Select three courses from the following:

BUS 325

Human Resource Management

BUS 212

Introduction to Accounting

BUS 360

Principles of Management

COM 215

Introduction to Visual Communication

FTT 109**

Fundamentals of Apparel Construction

FTT 308

Fashion CAD (Computer Aided Design)

FTT 355

Research in Fashion Merchandising

FTT 359

Visual Merchandising

FTT 410

Advanced Product Development

Apparel Design Concentration1

FTT 109

Fundamentals of Apparel Construction

FTT 224

Pattern Drafting and Grading For Industry

FTT/THA 303

Fashion Illustration

FTT 324

Industrial Apparel Assembly

FTT 326

Apparel Design I: Flat Pattern

FTT 327

Apparel Design II: Computerized Flat Pattern

FTT 328

Apparel Design III: Draping

FTT 451 or FTT 488

Senior Project or Internship

Select two courses from the following:

FTT 304

Pattern Development for Industry

FTT 308

Fashion CAD (Computer Aided Design)

FTT 329

Designing Knit Apparel

FTT 410

Advanced Product Development

FTT 412

CAD: Apparel/Textile Design for Industry

FTT 413

CAD Weave for Industry

FTT 461

Sr. Seminar in Product Development

Apparel Product Development Concentration

FTT 109

Fundamentals of Apparel Construction

FTT 224

Pattern Drafting and Grading for Industry

FTT 324

Industrial Apparel Assembly

FTT 326

Apparel Design I: Flat Pattern

FTT 327

2D/3D Computer Pattern Making

FTT 410

Advanced Product Development

FTT 451 or FTT 488 or

FTT 461

Senior Project

Internship

Sr. Seminar in Product Development

Select three courses from the following:

FTT 304

Pattern Development for Industry

FTT 308

Fashion CAD (Computer Aided Design)

FTT 309

Technical Fashion Specs

FTT 329*

Designing Knit Apparel

FTT 412

CAD: Apparel/Textile Design for Industry

FTT 413

CAD Weave for Industry

FTT 461

Sr. Seminar in Product Development

Fashion/Textile Design Technologies Concentration1

DES 242

Fibers I

FTT 303 or FAR 101

Fashion Illustration or Drawing I

FTT 304

Pattern Development for Industry

FTT 308

Fashion CAD (Computer Aided Design)

FTT 412

CAD: Apparel/Textile Design for Industry

FTT 413

CAD Weave for Industry

FTT 451 or FTT 488 or

FTT 495

Senior Project or Internship or Special Project

Select one course from the following:

DES 215

Design History

FTT 348

History of Costume

FTT 349

History of Textiles

THA 332

Period Styles

Select two courses from the following:

AED 100

Essentials of Visual Arts

DES 307*

Color Theory

DES 342*

Fibers II

FAR 210*

Introduction to Painting

FTT 150

Introduction to Merchandising

FTT 200

Introduction to Hand Knitting

FTT 309

Technical Fashion Specs

FTT 410*

Advanced Product Development

C. Recommended All College Electives

DES 101

Introduction to Design: Two Dimensional I

DES 102*

Introduction to Design: Two Dimensional II

DES 307*

Color Theory

FTT 109

Fundamentals of Apparel Construction

FTT 150

Introduction to Merchandising

FTT 200

Introduction to Hand Knitting

FTT 304

Pattern Development for Industry

FTT 308

Fashion CAD (Computer Aided Design)

FTT 309

Technical Fashion Drawing

FTT 329*

Technical Fashion Specs

FTT 348

History of Costume

FTT 349

History of Textiles

FTT 355*

Research in Fashion Merchandising

FTT 359

Visual Merchandising

FTT 410*

Advanced Product Development

FTT 412

CAD: Apparel/Textile Design for Industry

FTT 413

CAD Weave for Industry

FTT 452

Fashion Show Production

*Courses that may have additional prerequisites.

** Course is strongly recommended.

1 A minor in design is strongly recommended.

All College Electives

30-36 cr

Total Required Credit Hours

120 cr

Academic Road Map for Fashion and Textile Technology, B.S.

Student Learning Outcomes for Fashion and Textile Technology, B.S.

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Undergraduate Minor Programs at a Glance

Anthropology (B.A.)

Art (B.A.)

Art Education (PK–12, B.F.A.)

Art Education (PK–12, B.S.)

Art Education (PK–12, PTCP)

Art History (B.A.)

Arts and Letters (B.A.)

Biology (B.A.)

Business Administration (B.S.)

Business and Marketing Education (B.S.)

Business and Marketing Education (PTCP)

Career and Technical Education (B.S.)*

Career and Technical Education (PTCP)*

Ceramics (B.F.A.)

Ceramics (B.S.)

Chemistry (B.S.)

Childhood Education (Grades 1–6, B.S.)

Childhood Education and English Extension (Grades 1–6 and English 7-9, B.S.)

Childhood Education and French Extension (Grades 1–6 and French 7-9, B.S.)

Childhood Education and Italian Extension (Grades 1–6 and Italian 7-9, B.S.)

Childhood Education and Mathematics Extension (Grades 1–6 and Mathematics 7-9, B.S.)

Childhood Education and Social Studies Extension (Grades 1–6 Social Studies and 7-9, B.S.)

Childhood Education and Spanish Extension (Grades 1–6 and Spanish 7-9, B.S.)

Communication Programs

Communication Design (B.F.A.)

Communication Studies (B.A.)

Computer Information Systems (B.S.)*

Criminal Justice (B.S.)

Design

Dietitian Education Program (B.S.)

Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics (B.S.)

Early Childhood and Childhood Education (Birth - Grade 6, Combined Program)

Early Childhood Education (Birth - Grade 2, B.S.)

Earth Sciences (B.S.)

Economics (B.A.)

Economics (B.S.)

Electrical Engineering Technology (Electronics) (B.S.)*

Electrical Engineering Technology (Smart Grid) (B.S.)*

English Programs

English (B.A.)

English Education (7–12, B.S.)

English Education (7–12, PTCP)

Exceptional Education and Childhood Education (B.S.Ed.)

Family and Consumer Sciences Education (B.S.)

Fashion and Textile Technology (B.S.)

Fibers (B.F.A.)

Fibers (B.S.)

Fine Arts

Forensic Chemistry (B.S.)

French Education (7–12, PTCP)

French (B.A.)

Geography (B.A.)

Geology (B.A.)

Health and Wellness (B.S.)

History (B.A.)

Hospitality Administration (B.S.)

Individualized Studies (B.S.)*

Industrial Technology (B.S.)*

Interior Design (B.F.A.)

International Relations (B.A.)

Journalism (B.A.)

Mathematics (B.A.)

Mathematics—Applied (B.S.)

Mathematics Education (7–12, B.S.)

Mathematics Education (7–12, 5–6 Extension, B.S.)

Mathematics Education (7–12, PTCP)

Mathematics Education (7–12, 5 – 6 Extension; PTCP)

Mechanical Engineering Technology (B.S.)*

Media Production (B.A.)

Metals/Jewelry (B.F.A.)

Metals/Jewelry (B.S.)

Music (B.A.)

Music Education (Pre-K–12, B.Mus.)

Painting (B.F.A.)

Philosophy (B.A.)

Photography (B.F.A.)

Physics (B.A.)

Physics (B.S.)

Physics Education (7–12, B.S.)

Physics Education (7–12, 5–6 Extension, B.S.)

Political Science (B.A.)

Printmaking (B.F.A.)

Psychology (B.A.)

Psychology (B.S.)

Public Communication (B.A.)

Sculpture (B.F.A.)

Social Studies Education (7–12, B.S.)

Social Studies Education (7–12, 5–6 Extension, B.S.)

Social Studies Education (7–12, PTCP)

Social Studies Education (7–12, 5–6 Extension, PTCP)

Social Work (B.S.)*

Sociology (B.A.)

Spanish Education (7–12, PTCP)

Spanish (B.A.)

Speech-Language Pathology (B.S.)

Technology Education (B.S.)

Technology Education (PTCP)

Television and Film Arts (B.A.)

Theater (B.A.)

Urban and Regional Planning (B.S.)*

Wood/Furniture (B.F.A.)

Wood/Furniture (B.S.)

Writing (B.A.)

Undergraduate Major and Minor Programs

Course Listings

AAS - African and African American Studies

AED - Art Education

ALT - Arts and Letters

AMT - Applied Mathematics

ANT - Anthropology

ARA - Arabic

ATS - Art Therapy Studies

BIO - Biology

BME - Business and Marketing Education

BSC - University College

BUS - Business

CEL - Community Engaged Learning

CHE - Chemistry

CHI - Chinese

CIS - Computer Information System

COM - Communication

CRJ - Criminal Justice

CRS - International Center for Studies in Creativity

CTE - Career and Technical Education

CWP - College Writing Program

DAN - Dance

DES - Design

DMP - Digital Music Production

ECO - Economics

EDU - Education

ELS - English Language Secondary

ENG - English

ENS - Environmental Science

ENT - Engineering Technology

ESL - English Second Language

EWS - Education Workshops

EXE - Exceptional Education

FAR - Fine Arts

FCS - Family and Consumer Sciences Education

FIN - Finance

FLE - Foreign Language Education

FOR - Forensic Science

FRE - French

FTT - Fashion and Textile Technology

GEG - Geography

GER - German

GES - Geosciences

GRK - Greek

GST - Global Studies

HEW - Health and Wellness

HIS - History

HON - All College Honors Program

HPR - Coaching and Physical Education

HTR - Hospitality and Tourism

HUM - Humanities

IDE - Interior Design

INS - Individualized Studies

ITA - Italian

LAT - Latin

LIB - Library

MAT - Mathematics

MCL - Modern and Classical Languages

MED - Mathematics Education

MST - Museum Studies

MUS - Music

NFS - Dietetics and Nutrition

PAD - Public Administration

PHI - Philosophy

PHY - Physics

PLN - Planning

PSC - Political Science

PSY - Psychology

REL - Religious Studies

SAF - Safety Studies

SCI - Science

SED - Science Education

SLP - Speech Language Pathology

SOC - Sociology

SPA - Spanish

SPC - Speech Communication

SPF - Social Psychological Foundations

SSE - Social Studies Education

SWK - Social Work

TEC - Technology

TED - Technology Education

TFA - Television and Film Arts

THA - Theater Arts

UNC - University College

WGS - Women and Gender Studies

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