CTFM-CLTHNG/TXTLS/FSHN MRCHDSG

CTFM 178. Fundamentals of Fashion

3 Credits (3)

Survey of the fashion business from fiber to end product.

CTFM 202. Fashion Practicum

1-3 Credits (1-3)

Applied field experience in the related areas of apparel design, fashion merchandising, and textile science. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Restricted to: CTFM majors. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

CTFM 270. Computer Applied Fashion Illustration

3 Credits (1+4P)

This course explores aspects of fashion illustration, from drawing basic fashion figures to producing finished professional illustrations in color. This course provides the opportunity for students to integrate their fashion design development with computer-aided systems. The emphasis is on fashion innovation and concept design exploration enhanced by computer applications. May be repeated up to 3 credits.

Prerequisite(s): CTFM 178, ART 110G.

CTFM 273. Basics of Apparel Construction

3 Credits (1+4P)

Students are introduced to professional standard sewing techniques and apparel construction. The techniques learned are applied to produce finished garments. Restricted to: FCSE,CTFM majors. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

CTFM 289. Fashion Studio I

3 Credits (3)

Applied principles in the criteria of pattern making: flat pattern and draping techniques. Projects will require three dimensional approaches in apparel design. Restricted to: CTFM majors. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

CTFM 300. Special Topics

1-4 Credits

Specific subjects and credits to be announced in the Schedule of Classes. Maximum of 4 credits per semester and a total of 9 credits toward a degree. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

Prerequisite(s): CTFM 178; CTFM 270.

CTFM 365. Apparel Analysis

3 Credits (3)

An in-depth investigation of the development, production and comparison of wearing apparel. Focus on the structural, functional and decorative aspects of apparel. Emphasis on sourcing of companies and materials, costing of the product line, comparing design and manufacturing techniques that affect price, quality, and size of apparel. Restricted to: CTFM majors.

Prerequisite(s): CTFM 178 and CTFM 273.

CTFM 366. Historic Fashion

3 Credits (3)

The study of clothing styles from 3500 BC through the 20th century. Restricted to: CTFM majors.

Prerequisite(s): CTFM 270.

CTFM 371. Textile Science

3 Credits (1+4P)

The study of fiber characteristics, fabric properties and the manufacturing processes that affect the selection, use, and care of textile goods.

Prerequisite(s): CTFM 273.

CTFM 372. Fashion Merchandising

3 Credits (3)

A study of the processes required to bring consumer goods to the marketplace.

Prerequisite(s): CTFM 178.

CTFM 373. Advanced Apparel Construction II

3 Credits (1+4P)

This course builds on Basics of Apparel Construction and explores the application of advanced sewing technology across a range of fashion products. Restricted to: CTFM majors.

Prerequisite(s): CTFM 273.

CTFM 375. Fashion Buying

3 Credits (3)

The application of planning, purchasing and controlling inventories using industry data and analytics. Includes merchandising math with an emphasis on product selection and pricing.

Prerequisite(s): ACCT 221 and CTFM 372.

CTFM 377. Fashion Study Tour

1-3 Credits (1-3)

Study of international/domestic fashion, designers, manufacturers, merchandisers and/or retailers. May be repeated up to 6 credits. Consent of Instructor required.

CTFM 384. Clothing for Special Needs

3 Credits (3)

Selection, adaptation, and design of clothing that is functional and attractive for special needs populations such as for active sportswear, the handicapped, the elderly, and various specialty populations.

Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

CTFM 401. Professional Development

1 Credit (1)

Introduction to the field experience including resume writing, interviewing skills, understanding business ethics and etiquette. Also includes a discussion of career paths and advice from industry guest speakers. Restricted to: CTFM majors.

Prerequisite(s): CTFM 372 and CTFM 375.

CTFM 402. Field Experience

1-3 Credits (1-3)

Practical experience in fashion, clothing design, manufacturing, merchandising, or retailing. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Consent of Instructor required. Restricted to: CTFM majors.

Prerequisite(s): CTFM 401.

CTFM 403. Post-Field Experience

1 Credit (1)

A case based approach to analyzing internship experiences. Students will share their experiences and prepare case studies about specific business issues they encountered during CTFM 402. Restricted to: CTFM majors.

Prerequisite(s): CTFM 402.

CTFM 460. Cultural Perspectives in Dress

3 Credits (3)

Explores the social, psychological and cultural aspects of dress and appearance.

CTFM 473. Flat Pattern for Apparel Design

3 Credits (1+4P)

Applied design principles to flat patterns techniques including bodies, skirts, sleeves, neckline, and bodies-sleeve combinations. Projects will require three-dimensional approaches in apparel design. Restricted to: CTFM majors.

Prerequisite(s): CTFM 270 and CTFM 373.

CTFM 474. Fashion Promotion

3 Credits (3)

A comprehensive examination of promotion in the merchandising environment of fashion related goods. Restricted to: CTFM majors.

Prerequisite(s): CTFM 372.

CTFM 476. Draping for Apparel Design

3 Credits (1+4P)

Development of garment shapes using draping techniques. Emphasis placed on torso development, contouring principles and desgin development on the form. This course exposes the student to the design process, from initial concept and muslin sample development to final execution of the finished garments. Restricted to: CTFM majors.

Prerequisite(s): CTFM 270 and CTFM 373.

CTFM 477. Capstone in Fashion Mechandising

3 Credits (3)

Synthesizes previous coursework. Students apply multi-disciplinary principles to the analysis of fashion merchandising case studies and industry related challenges. Restricted to: CTFM majors.

Prerequisite(s): CTFM 402.

CTFM 492. Special Problems

1-4 Credits

Individual research study in a selected subject area of family and consumer sciences. Maximum of 4 credits per semester and a total of 6 credits toward a degree.

CTFM 571. Textile Science

3 Credits (1+4P)

The study of fiber characteristics, fabric properties and the manufacturing processes that affect the selection, use and care of textile goods. Students will be required to complete additional assignments beyond what is required for CTFM 371.

CTFM 572. Fashion Merchandising

3 Credits (3)

A study of the processes required to bring consumer goods to the marketplace. Students will be required to complete additional assignments beyond what is required for CTFM 372.

CTFM 584. Graduate Study in Clothing for Special Needs

3 Credits (1+4P)

Graduate study in the selection, adaptation, and design of clothing that is functional and attractive for special needs populations such as active sportswear, handicapped, elderly, and various specialty populations.

Prerequisites: CTFM 476.

CTFM 598. Special Research Programs

1-4 Credits

Individual investigations, either analytical or experimental. May be repeated for a maximum of 4 credits per semester and no more than 6 credits toward a degree.