The NYC Studio program provides Kent State students the opportunity for full semester study in New York City during the Fall and Spring terms.
All participants are required to sign up for NY Study Tour; which includes visits to fashion, arts, and cultural-related sites; presents guest speakers from the industry; and provides students with a general orientation to the city.
Classroom experiences will vary each semester. In many cases, pre-requisites apply. Examples include:
- Computer-Aided-Design (CAD) for Fashion Applications
- Computer Applications in Retailing
- Contemporary Fashion Designers
- Fashion Technology
- Fashion Entrepreneurship
- Fashion in the Media
- Fashion Merchandise Planning and Buying
- NY Fashion Design
- NY Fashion Studio
- NY Study Tour (Required)
- Product Development in the Fashion Industry
- Professional Seminar
- The Luxury Market
*All NYC Studio courses are 3 credit hours.
**All Students are required to maintain enrollment in at least 12 credit hours, this does not include enrollment in, 45092, Internship in Fashion Design & Merchandising.
Academic Year 2013 - 2014 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
30050 - FASHION TECHNOLOGY (3 Credits):
The use of Computer Integrated Design tools to produce textile prints, wovens, and knits for professional presentation scenarios. Prerequisite: FDM 10050.
30083 - PROFESSIONAL SEMINAR (3 Credits):
Professional development strategies for fashion and related careers. Emphasis is on verbal and written communication skills. Prerequisite: FDM 20020 or 20142; and junior or senior standing.
30123 - CAD FOR FASHION APPLICATIONS (3 Credits):
The use of CAD to produce technical drawings, sketches, color stories and textile prints for design and merchandising presentations. Prerequisite: Fashion design and merchandising (FDM) major and junior standing.
30260 - PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY (3 Credits):
Researching, planning, developing and presenting a fashion product line for an identified target market with regard to prices, styling and timing. Prerequisite: FDM 20030 and fashion merchandising (FM) major.
30262 - FASHION MERCHANDISE PLANNING AND BUYING (3 Credits):
Study of market sources, fashion buying techniques, assortment planning and allocation and quantitative calculations needed in the fashion industry. Prerequisite: FDM 20263; and MATH 11009 or MATH 11010 or MATH 11012.
35010 - CONTEMPORARY FASHION DESIGNERS (3 Credits):
Examine and analyze international fashion design and designers of the 20th and 21st centuries. Focuses on the history, development and present context of fashion. Students assemble a portfolio of fashion designers studied to include their biographies, clippings of their work and design inspirations. Prerequisites: FDM 20013.
35070 - THE LUXURY MARKET (3 Credits):
Purpose is to learn, understand, and perceive the luxury market and its parameters. Students gain an understanding of the marketing power of luxury brands and the organization of a luxury products company. Prerequisite: none.
35080 - FASHION IN THE MEDIA (3 Credits):
Analysis of key fashion magazines and in-depth examination of how they are created. Students learn the fundamentals of different forms of communication and the contributions editors, writers, stylists and photographers make toward the finished product. Exploration of how various media interrelate and contribute to the fashion industry is included. Different forms of writing, editing and interviewing as well as the roles of photography, design and styling are examined. Online outlets, television commentary, fashion advertising and Public Relations are discussed. Prerequisite: none.
35270- COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN RETAILING (3 Credits):
The application and use of the microcomputer to solve problems in assortment planning, merchandise management, trading area and site analysis, store planning, plano-gramming and media planning. Prerequisite: FDM 20263; and MATH 11009 or MATH 11010 or MATH 11012.
35280- FASHION ENTREPRENEURSHIP (3 Credits):
In-depth study of entrepreneurship contents as applied to manufacturers and retailers of apparel including product development, accounting and control merchandising and buying operation and management advertising and promotion. Prerequisite: junior or senior standing.
45092- INTERNSHIP IN FASHION DESIGN AND MERCHANDISING (3 Credits):
(Repeatable for credit) Supervised practical experience in the fashion industry. Eligibility requirements available from the school of fashion design and merchandising field studies coordinator. Prerequisite: FDM 30083 and junior standing and special approval.
45492 - NY STUDY TOUR (3 credits): ***REQUIRED****
(Repeatable for credit) Required of all students. Guided site visits each week to domestic or foreign fashion market, including design and fabric houses or showrooms, retail stores, buying offices, and other areas of the fashion industry.
45095- ST: NY Fashion Design I & II (This course will sub for 30121,30124):
Research and theoretical development of fashion lines for specialized markets. Development of drawing and rendering skills. Introduction to computerized product data management systems. Creating technical packets with detailed drawings and assembly instructions. Measuring garment prototypes for quality assessment.
4509- ST: NY Fashion Studio I & II (This course will sub for 30141, 30152):
Advanced patternmaking and construction techniques are used to create original garments designed in ST: NY Fashion Design I. An emphasis is placed on the design, pattern making & consturction techniques commonly used in menswear. Suits, outerwear and cut/sew knits are covered, as well. Students make patterns by traditional methods as well as by computer.
INTENT TO PARTICIPATE FORM AVAILABLE OCTOBER 15, 2012for Fall 2013/Spring 2014
Starting Oct. 15, 2012 at 12:01AM (EST), KSU FDM students may complete and submit the online Intent to Participate form. Submitting this form will hold a spot in the program for the term requested. THE FORM WILL NOT BE VISIBLE UNTIL Oct. 15, 2012 at 12:01AM (EST).
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