Fashion Course Descriptions

CFAS 210: Principles of Fashion Apparel. Principles of Fashion Industry. 3 credits
Introduction to the fashion industry. Emphasis on fashion design, fashion merchandising and fashion marketing.
Prerequisites: CART 101 and 102.

CFAS 201: Creative Fashion Presentation. 3 credits
Involves the study of the complexity of fashion presentations. Students will learn how to research, analyze, and forecast trends,

CFAS 220: History of Costume. 3 credits
Chronological study of costumes from ancient Egyptian to 20th-century styles. Emphasis on culture, art form, and climates are related to the cause and effect of costumes in each period.
Prerequisites: CART 101 and 102.

CFAS 230: Textiles. 3 credits
Study of fibers, yarns, and weaves, fancy weaves, finishes and dyes. Students develop a familiarity with the application of fabrics in the apparel field.
Prerequisites: CART 101 and 102.

CFAS 237: Fashion Illustration. 3 credits
Fundamentals of rendering to communicate fashion design ideas. Students learn to draw the male and female fashion figure. Students learn to utilize color, proportion, fabric and methods for making quick sketches to illustrate different styles.
Prerequisites: CART 101 Art Foundation I, CART 102 Art Foundation II, CART 201 Drawing

CFAS 240: Apparel Construction I. 3 credits
Fosters the development of professional skills and techniques required for apparel construction.
Prerequisites: CART 101 and 102.

CFAS 250. Visual Merchandising. 3 credits
Facets of visual merchandising including the make-up of a Visual Merchandising department and the associated aspects of visual identity.
Prerequisites: CART 101 and 102.

CFAS 310: Flat Pattern. 3 credits
Fundamentals of basic principles of flat patternmaking are covered, including
slopers for collars, sleeves, bodices, skirts, and pants.
Prerequisite: CFAS 240 or permission of instructor.

CFAS 314: Promotional Planning Strategies. 3 credits
Comprehensive study integrating all phases of fashion marketing channels. Emphasis on the scope and importance of each phase and the necessity of identifying target markets and developing appropriate strategies.
Prerequisites: CFAS 210.

CFAS 320: Draping. 3 credits
The execution of a design from working sketches to a finished garment using draping
techniques of fabric on the dress form.
Prerequisite: CFAS 310 or permission of instructor.

CFAS 325: Wardrobe Styling and Consulting. 3 credits
Development of ideas for personal wardrobe styling including photography, window display, promotion and fashion shows. Students will utilize creativity in the selection of fashion images which are then styled and photographed.

CFAS 340: Apparel Construction II. 3 credits
A continuation of Apparel Construction I with emphasis on design details. Instruction in basic manipulation of commercial patterns to create individual details, construction of fully lined unstructured garments in intermediate level fabrics.
Prerequisites: CFAS 240

CFAS 350: Fashion Accessory Design. 3 credits
A capsulated overview of the field that identifies the industry’s major components, products and processors, manufacturers and designers, retailers and promoters.
Prerequisites: CFAS 210, 220 and 240.

CFAS 360: Fashion Apparel CAD. 3 credits
Development of fashion design in various formats by utilizing computer-aided design software programs. 

CFAS 401: Retail Mathematics. 3 credits
Application of essential concepts, policies, procedures, mathematical calculations and interpretation of figures that relate to the many factors that produce profit in a fashion business.
Prerequisites: CMAT 103 and 104, CFAS 314.

CFAS 402: Fashion Buying and Planning 3 credits 
Examines budgeting, marketing objectives, volume and profit, merchandise assortment planning, expenditure control, and inventory management. Case studies highlight problems of the fashion marketplace.
Prerequisites: CMAT 103 and 104, CFAS 314, and 440.

CFAS 410: Fashion Design Senior Collection. 3 credits
A comprehensive course that allows students to apply skills in the development of a line of merchandise incorporating patternmaking, apparel construction and portfolio preparation.
Prerequisite: CART 101, 102, 201, CFAS 240, 310.

CFAS 420: Fashion Show Production. 3 credits
Involves the production of a full-scale fashion show featuring student designs
and methods of promotion. 
Prerequisites: Must be a Junior or Senior

CFAS 425: Case Studies in Fashion Marketing. 3 credits
Involves the application of fashion marketing to analyze and solve case study problems. Students learn to develop a plan of action.
Prerequisite: CFAS 314, CFAS 401.

CFAS 430: Trend Forecasting. 3 credits
The course provides information on current fashion trends in the market. Students will learn to predict looks of the future, develop reports based on observations of fashion trends and how trends influence the development of individual designs.

CFAS 440: Retail Management. 3 credits
Study of retail industry, emphasizing the interdependence of functional operations of stores, types of merchandising, and the interrelationship of the major facets of the industry and its markets.
Prerequisites: CFAS 210, 220 and 250.

CFAS 450: Fashion Design Portfolio. 3 credits
Development of a design portfolio utilizing various media. Students will develop a fashion portfolio of creative work in a specialized area by creating an original line.
Prerequisites: CART 237, 277, CFAS 360 or permission of the Instructor.

CFAS 480: Internship. 3 – 6 variable credits
Student participation in a supervised fashion industry work experience to increase professional skills. Open only to majors.

CFAS 490: Fashion Merchandising Senior Seminar. 3 credits
Capstone course. Study of problems in various aspects of the purchase of fashion merchandise and the planning involved in marketing merchandise and computer applications in retailing.

CFAS 495 Independent Study
In consultation with a faculty member, upper-division students may select an appropriate subject to explore. The independent study requires each participating student, working with a department faculty member, to develop a proposal outlining the scope of the project and the hourly credit to be assigned.

CFAS 499: Special Topics. 3 credits

Art and Fashion Location
Department of Art and Fashion
Oglethorpe Hall
63 Walnut Street SW
Atlanta, GA 30314

Phone: 404-880-8122