Missouri State University

Fashion Design and Product Development Three-Year Graduation Plan

This is a model three year graduation plan. Your path to graduation may vary slightly based on factors such as college credit you earned while in high school, your choice of general education electives, and placement in English and Mathematics.

This degree program can be completed in eight semesters which includes two summer semesters.

First Semester (Fall)

First semester courses Credit hours
GEP 101 or UHC 1102
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
MTH 130 or Higher3
ART 115 Drawing I3
FMD 101 Introduction to Fashion1
FMD 103 Introduction to Fashion Construction3
FMD 210 Computer Imagery in the Fashion Industry3
Total hours17

Second Semester (Spring)

Second semester courses Credit hours
ENG 110 Writing I3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship3
FMD 201 History of Fashion3
FMD 202 Fashion Textiles3
FMD 301 Introduction to Product Development3
FMD 270 Advanced Fashion Construction3
Total hours18

Third Semester (Summer)

Third semester courses Credit hours
ENG 221 Writing II: Writing for the Professions3
Natural World4
Total hours7

Fourth Semester (Fall)

Fourth semester courses Credit hours
Natural World4
General Education3
FMD 201 History of Fashion3
FMD 306 Merchandising Mathematics3
FMD 370 Flat Pattern3
Total hours16-18

Fifth Semester (Spring)

Fifth semester courses Credit hours
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology3
ECO 155 Principles of Macroeconomics3
Self-Understanding: Creativity & Vision Perspective3
FMD 301 Introduction to Product Development3
FMD 303 Evaluation of Product Quality3
FMD 371 Draping3
Total hours18

Sixth Semester (Fall)

Seventh semester courses Credit hours
Elective(s)18
FMD 304 Application of Product Development3
FMD 305 Pre-Internship Seminar1
FMD 306 Merchandising Mathematics3
FMD 372 Fashion Illustration3
FMD 470 Design Challenges3
MKT 350 Principles of Marketing3
Total hours16

Seventh Semester (Spring)

Eighth semester courses Credit hours
HST 121 or HST 1223
MKT 351 Consumer Market Behavior3
FMD 570 Senior Collection3
Elective(s)9
Total hours18

Eighth Semester (Summer)

Ninth semester courses Credit hours
FMD 402 Internship in Fashion Design4-6
FMD 403 Post-Internship2
Elective(s)3
Total hours9-11

Special course notices

Summer semesters over 10 hours require overload permission from the Dean of COB.