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Fashion Design: Undergraduate Overview

Courses and credits

Studio 72
  • CP 1010 Core Studio Practice I (3)
  • CP 1011 Core Studio Practice II (3)
  • CP 1020 Research Studio I (3)
  • CP 1022 Research Studio II (3)
  • Sophomore Seminar (3)
  • Fashion Design and Construction Core Program (39)
  • Studio Electives (18)
 
Art History 18
  • ARTHI 1001 World Cultures/Civilizations: Pre-History—19th Century Art and Architecture (3)
  • Art History Elective at 1000 level (3)
  • Art History Electives (12)
 
Liberal Arts 30
  • ENGLISH 1001 First Year Seminar I (3)
  • ENGLISH 1005 First Year Seminar II (3)
  • Natural Science (6)
  • Social Science (6)
  • Humanities (6)
  • Liberal Arts Electives (6)
 
General Electives 6
  • Studio, Art History, Liberal Arts, EIS, or AAP
 
Total Credit Hours 126

BFA students must complete at least 6 credit hours in a class designated as "off campus study." These credits can also fulfill any of the requirements listed above and be from any of the divisions (Art History, Studio, Liberal Arts, or General Electives).

BFA With Distinction—SAIC Scholars Program: The SAIC Scholars program is a learning community of BFA students pursuing rigorous study in both their academic coursework and their studio pathways. There are two opportunities for interested students to apply to the SAIC Scholars Program: at the time of admission to the school, and after they have completed 30 credits of study at SAIC. Students pursuing the latter option are required to formally submit an application to the Undergraduate Division. Once admitted to the SAIC Scholars Program, students are required to successfully complete a minimum of six designated scholars courses. Students who complete the program will graduate with distinction.

BFA with Liberal Arts Thesis Program Curriculum

BFA requirements including 9 credits of specific Liberal Arts electives as follows:

  • SOCSCI or HUMANITY 3900 Academic Research and Writing (3)
  • LIBARTS 4800 Undergraduate Thesis: Research/Writing I (3)
  • CAPSTONE 4900 Liberal Arts Undergraduate Thesis: Research/Writing II (3)
  • Participation in Undergraduate Thesis Symposium in Senior Year
  • Completion of thesis, approved by both Thesis II instructor and Chair of Liberal Arts

Total credits required for minimum residency:66

Minimum Studio credit: 42

Courses and credits

Studio 72
  • Maximum Transferrable studio credits (30) (TRANSFER STUDENT)
  • Maximum Transferrable studio credits (36) (PRIOR DEGREE STUDENT)
  • Fashion Design and Construction Core Program (36)
 
Art History 18
  • ARTHI 1001 World Cultures/Civilizations: Pre-History—19th Century Art and Architecture (3)
  • Art History Elective at 1000 level (3)
  • Art History Electives (12)
 
Liberal Arts 30
  • English (6)
    ENGLISH 1001 First Year Seminar I (3)
  • ENGLISH 1005 First Year Seminar II (3)
  • Natural Science (6)
  • Social Science (6)
  • Humanities (6)
  • Liberal Arts Electives (6)
 
General Electives 6
  • Studio, Art History, Liberal Arts, EIS, or AAP
 
Total Credit Hours 126

Maximum Number of Transferable Credits

Transfer Students Total: 60, Studio: 30
Prior Degree Students Total: 81, Studio: 36