Fashion and Textile Management (BS): Fashion Development and Product Management Concentration

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The Fashion Development and Product Management concentration of the Fashion and Textile Management degree focuses on the design and manufacture of apparel and textile products for both functional and fashion end uses. Courses cover the fundamentals of product development for apparel and textiles, with a strong emphasis on technology. This concentration provides students with knowledge of sewing, flat pattern making and draping, computer-aided design, and apparel line development and production. Students work actively with industry to address timely challenges in product design and development for textiles and apparel. 

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Department of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management
North Carolina State University
Campus Box 8301
Raleigh, NC 27695-8301

Contact

For answers to questions about the admissions process, please contact:

Heather M. Lyerly
Director of Academic Services
Wilson College of Textiles
919.515.1177
hemurphy@ncsu.edu

Meggie Metcalf
Academic Advisor
Wilson College of Textiles
919.515.0596
meggie_metcalf@ncsu.edu

Plan Requirements

Orientation
T 101Strategies for Success in the Wilson College of Textiles1
Mathematics and Sciences
MA 131Calculus for Life and Management Sciences A3
or MA 141 Calculus I
MA 231Calculus for Life and Management Sciences B3
or MA 114 Introduction to Finite Mathematics with Applications
or MA 241 Calculus II
CH 101Chemistry - A Molecular Science3
CH 102General Chemistry Laboratory1
PY 211College Physics I4
or PY 205
PY 206
Physics for Engineers and Scientists I
and Physics for Engineers and Scientists I Laboratory
Major Requirements
ACC 210Concepts of Financial Reporting3
BUS 320Financial Management3
FTM 217The Textile Industry3
FTM 220Principles of Retailing and Supply Chain Management in Textiles3
FTM 282Marketing Fundamentals in Textiles and Apparel3
FTM 310Entrepreneurship & New Product Development in Textiles3
FTM 382Brand Management in Textiles and Apparel3
FTM 385Fashion and the Consumer3
FTM 416The Fashion Industry3
TMS 211Introduction to Fiber Science3
PCC 302Technology of Textile Wet Processing4
TT 105Introduction to Textile Technology3
TTM 106Yarn Formation, Classification and Numbering Systems1
TT 252Formation and Structure of Textile Fabrics4
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Agricultural & Resource Economics
Introduction to Agricultural & Resource Economics
Principles of Microeconomics
EC 202Principles of Macroeconomics3
ST 311Introduction to Statistics3
or ST 370 Probability and Statistics for Engineers
ENG 332Communication for Business and Management3
or ENG 331 Communication for Engineering and Technology
or ENG 333 Communication for Science and Research
Concentration Requirements
FTM 219Fashion Product Analysis3
FTM 271Computer-Aided Textile Design3
FTM 315Fashion Product Design3
FTM 317Computer Aided Fashion Design 3
FTM 318Fashion Development Processes3
FTM 415Fashion Product Development3
FD & PM Electives9
GEP Courses
Acad Writing Research 14
GEP Humanities6
GEP Social Sciences3
GEP Health and Exercise Studies2
GEP Additional Breadth (Humanities/Social Sciences/Visual and Performing Arts)3
GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives5
GEP U.S. Diversity (verify requirement)
GEP Global Knowledge (verify requirement)
Foreign Language Proficiency (verify requirement)
Free Electives
Free Elective 21
Total Hours120

FD & PM Electives

ADN 111Introduction to Two-Dimensional Design3
ADN 112Introduction to Three-Dimensional Design3
ADN 414Color and Light3
FTM 320Retail Merchandising in Fashion and Textiles3
FTM 380Management and Control of Textile and Apparel Systems3
FTM 387Textile Brand Communications & Promotions3
FTM 400Major Fashion Designers3
FTM 420Retail Buying in Fashion and Textiles3
FTM 431Quality Management and Control In Textile Manufacturing3
FTM 480Operations Management Decisions for Textiles3
FTM 481Product Costing in the Textile and Apparel Industry3
FTM 484Strategic Planning and Decision Making in the Textile and Fashion Industries3
FTM 485Textile Computer Integrated Enterprise3
FTM 486Supply Chain Management in the Textile Industry3
FTM 497Senior Fashion Collection Studio6
MT 323Introduction to Theory and Practice of Medical Fiber and Yarn Formation3
MT 366Biotextile Product Development3
MT 381Medical Textile and the Regulatory Environment3
PCC 201Impact of Industry on the Environment and Society3
TT 331Performance Evaluation of Textile Materials4
TT 380Management and Control of Textile and Apparel Systems3
TT 431Quality Management and Control In Textile Manufacturing3
TT 480Operations Management Decisions for Textiles3
TT 485Textile Computer Integrated Enterprise3
TT 486Supply Chain Management in the Textile Industry3

Acad Writing Research

Acad Writing Research
ENG 101Academic Writing and Research4
FLE 101Academic Writing and Research4
Transfer Sequence
ENG 202Disciplinary Perspectives in Writing
ENG 1GEP100 Level English Composition3

Semester Sequence

This is a sample.

Critical Path Courses: Identify using the code (CP) which courses are considered critical path courses which represent specific major requirements that are predictive of student success in a given program/plan. 

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterHours
EC/ARE 201 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ENG 101 Academic Writing and Research 4
MA 131 Calculus for Life and Management Sciences A 3
TT 105 Introduction to Textile Technology 3
T 101 Strategies for Success in the Wilson College of Textiles 1
GEP Health and Exercise Studies 1
 Hours15
Spring Semester
CH 101 Chemistry - A Molecular Science 3
CH 102 General Chemistry Laboratory 1
MA 231 Calculus for Life and Management Sciences B 3
FTM 217 The Textile Industry (CP) 3
TMS 211 Introduction to Fiber Science 3
FTM 220 Principles of Retailing and Supply Chain Management in Textiles 3
 Hours16
Second Year
Fall Semester
ACC 210 Concepts of Financial Reporting 3
EC 202 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
PY 211 College Physics I 4
TTM 106 Yarn Formation, Classification and Numbering Systems 1
FTM 219 Fashion Product Analysis (CP) 3
GEP Health and Exercise Studies 1
 Hours15
Spring Semester
BUS 320 Financial Management 3
TT 252 Formation and Structure of Textile Fabrics 4
FTM 271 Computer-Aided Textile Design 3
FTM 282 Marketing Fundamentals in Textiles and Apparel (CP) 3
FTM 315 Fashion Product Design (CP) 3
 Hours16
Third Year
Fall Semester
PCC 302 Technology of Textile Wet Processing 4
ST 311 Introduction to Statistics 3
FTM 385 Fashion and the Consumer 3
FTM 317 Computer Aided Fashion Design (CP) 3
FTM 310 Entrepreneurship & New Product Development in Textiles 3
 Hours16
Spring Semester
GEP Humanities 3
GEP Additional Breadth (Humanities/Social Sciences/Visual and Performing Arts) 3
FTM 318 Fashion Development Processes (CP) 3
ENG 332 Communication for Business and Management 3
FTM 382 Brand Management in Textiles and Apparel 3
 Hours15
Fourth Year
Fall Semester
FTM 416 The Fashion Industry 3
FTM 415 Fashion Product Development 3
GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives 3
FD & PM Electives 3
GEP Humanities 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
FTM 497 Senior Fashion Collection Studio 6
GEP Social Sciences 3
GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives 2
Free Elective 1
 Hours12
 Total Hours120