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DEPARTMENT AND PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

DEPARTMENT OF CLOTHING, TEXTILES, AND INTERIOR DESIGN (CTD)

Professor Shirley Foster, Interim Department Head
Office: 307 Doster Hall

The Department of Clothing, Textiles and Interior Design offers two academic majors: interior design (INTD) and clothing and textiles (CT), with concentrations in fashion retailing and apparel design. Students in both CT concentrations take 21 hours of common courses.. Each student takes 39 additional hours of coursework for the concentration in apparel design and 42 or 43 additional hours of coursework for the concentration in fashion retailing. University Core Curriculum designations are noted in bold type.

CLOTHING AND TEXTILES (CT)

Major in clothing and textiles (CT). The CT major is planned for students interested in preparing for merchandising, management, design, and production careers in retailing and/or the textile and apparel industry. This major is also appropriate for students who are interested in pursuing a wide variety of entrepreneurial opportunities in fashion retailing, textiles, and/or apparel.

Required courses for all CT majors Hours
CTD 102 Applied Design 3
CTD 261 Textiles 3
CTD 281 Fashion Retailing I 3
CTD 447 Textiles and Apparel in International Trade (W) 3
CTD 448 History of Costume or CTD 415 History of Textile Design (W) 3
EC 110 Principles of Microeconomics (SB) 3
MKT 300 Marketing 3
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  Total: 21 hours

Apparel design concentration for CT majors. The concentration in apparel design is planned for students interested in preparing for design, production, and management careers in the textile and apparel industry. Students may enhance their career preparation by choosing coursework from such areas as art, business, and communication, and by completing an internship in textile/apparel production or design. Accreditation by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design was awarded in 1998.

All students interested in transferring to The University of Alabama into the apparel design concentration should contact the Department of Clothing, Textiles, and Interior Design one year prior to enrollment, if possible, to verify transfer credits and plan for a required portfolio review.

Transcripts, student work, project assignments, and course syllabi are required at the time of the portfolio review. CTD 241 is a prerequisite for CTD 245, which is offered spring semester only. CTD 245, CTD 349, CTD 350, CTD 351, and CTD 450 are not offered in summer school and must be completed in that sequence. Each student will be assigned an academic advisor who will help develop the plan of study.

Required courses for apparel design concentration Hours
ART 110 Drawing I 3
CTD 217 Fashion Illustration 3
CTD 219 Textile Design 3
CTD 241 Apparel Construction 3
CTD 245 Apparel Production 3
CTD 349 Computer-Aided Apparel Design 3
CTD 350 Flat Pattern Design 3
CTD 351 Apparel Design through Draping 3
CTD 320 Visual Merchandising or
CTD 446 Cultural Dynamics of Apparel and Textiles
3
CTD 450 Advanced Apparel Design 3
CTD 461 Quality Control for Textile Products 3
Art history (FA) 6
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  Total: 39 hours

Sample Curriculum for the CLOTHING and
Textiles Major with an Apparel Design Concentration

FRESHMAN YEAR
Courses Hours
ART 110 3
CTD 102 3
CTD 241 3
CTD 261 3
EN 101 and EN 102 (or EN 103) (FC) 6
HES 100 3
History¹ (HI) and social and behavioral sciences (SB) 6
Mathematics (MA) 3
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  30
   
SOPHOMORE YEAR
   
Courses Hours
CTD 217 3
CTD 219 3
CTD 245 3
CTD 281 3
Art history (FA) 6
EC 110 (SB) 3
Humanities2 (HU) and fine arts (FA) 6
Natural science (N) 4
Sophomore portfolio review 0
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  31
   
JUNIOR YEAR
   
Courses Hours
CTD 320 or CTD 446 3
CTD 349 3
CTD 350 3
CTD 351 3
CTD 448 or CTD 415 (W) 3
CTD 461 3
Computer science (C) or foreign language (FL) 6–8
Writing course (W) 3
Junior portfolio review 0
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  27–29
   
SENIOR YEAR
   
Courses Hours
CTD 447 (W) 3
CTD 450 3
HES 310 3
MKT 300 3
Electives 11–13
History (H) and social and behavioral sciences (SB) 3
Natural science (N) 4
Senior portfolio review 0
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  30–32
   
1 Each student must take either a 6-hour sequence in history or a 6-hour sequence in literature.
2 Each student who completes a 6-hour history sequence must take a 3-hour literature course.

Fashion retailing concentration for CT majors. The fashion retailing concentration is planned for students interested in preparing for merchandising and management careers in retailing and related fashion fields. Supervised internships are offered during the senior year for students who have successfully completed 86 semester hours. The 86 hours must include the following group of professional courses completed with a grade point average of 2.5 or higher prior to enrollment in CTD 461, CTD 481 and CTD 485: CTD 102; CTD 231; CTD 261; CTD 281; CTD 320; CTD 381; CTD 447; MKT 300; MKT 321; MKT 313, MKT 337, MKT 444, or MKT 410; EC 110; EC 111 or ST 260; and accounting. The first half of the internship consists of class meetings on campus; during the second half of the internship, the student participates in an approved work experience. A student interested in an international retailing focus should consult with his or her advisor early in the sequence to plan coursework and internship experience. Through careful planning with the advisor, a general business minor may be completed.

Required courses for fashion retailing concentration Hours
CTD 231 Sewn Products Analysis 3
CTD 381 Fashion Retailing Seminar 3
CTD 320 Visual Merchandising 3
CTD 446 Cultural Dynamics of Apparel and Textiles 3
CTD 461 Quality Control for Textile Products 3
CTD 481 Fashion Retailing II 3
CTD 485 Internship in Fashion Retailing 6
ST 260 Statistical Data Analysis or
EC 111 Principles of Microeconomics (SB)
3
MGT 300 Organizational Theory and Behavior 3
MKT 313 Buyer Behavior, MKT 337 Personal Selling,
MKT 444 Promotional Management, or
MKT 410 Product Development
3
MKT 321 Retail Management 3
MKT 455 International Marketing or
MGT 301 Introduction to Human Resources Management or
MGT 341 Contemporary Ethical Issues and Corporate
Responsibility or MGT 320 Leadership
3
Principles of accounting 3–4
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  Total: 42–43 hours

Sample Curriculum for the CLOTHING and
Textiles Major with a FASHION RETAILING Concentration

FRESHMAN YEAR
Courses Hours
CTD 102 3
CTD 261 3
EN 101 and EN 102 (or EN 103) (FC) 6
HES 100 3
Humanities2 (HU) or fine arts (FA) 6
History¹ (HI) and social and behavioral sciences (SB) 6
Mathematics (MA) 3
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  30
   
SOPHOMORE YEAR
   
Courses Hours
CTD 231 3
CTD 281 3
EC 110 (SB) 3
ST 260 or EC 111 (SB) 3
Accounting³ 3–4
Computer science (C) or foreign language (FL ) 6–8
Humanities (HU) and fine arts (FA) 3
History (HI) or social and behavioral sciences (SB) 3
Natural science (N) 4
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  31–34
   
JUNIOR YEAR
   
Courses Hours
CTD 320 3
CTD 381 3
CTD 446 3
CTD 447 (W) 3
CTD 415 (W) or CTD 448 3
CTD 448 or CTD 415 (W) 3
HES 310 3
MGT 300 3
MKT 300 3
MKT 313, MKT 337, MKT 444, or MKT 410 3
MKT 321 3
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  30
   
SENIOR YEAR
   
Courses Hours
CTD 461 3
CTD 481 3
CTD 485 6
MKT 455, MGT 301, MGT 341, or MGT 320 3
Electives 1–4
Humanities (HU) and fine arts (FA) 3
Natural science (N) 4
Writing course (W) 3
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  26–29
   
1 Each student must take either a 6-hour sequence in history or a 6-hour sequence in literature.
2 Each student who completes a 6-hour history sequence must take a 3-hour literature course.
3 A four-hour accounting course is required for the general business minor.

 

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