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Fashion and Apparel Design – Program of Study

FYE: FIRST-YEAR EXPERIENCE  
Required Major Courses: Fall credits
FYE100: Systems of Drawing
3.0
FYE150: Digital 2D
3.0
Required Major Courses: Spring  
FYE199: IAS: FAD: Beginning Sewing
3.0
Required in fall or spring; completed in first year  
FYE110: Visual Language
3.0
FYE130: Fabrication
3.0
FYE121: RPC:
3.0
FYE151: Digital 4D
3.0
Critical Studies: FYE  
WRTG120: Processes of Inquiry
3.0
ARTH151: Intro to the Practice of Art & Design History
3.0
HUMT121: Intro to Humanities
3.0
Students complete 15 credits each semester first year to complete degree requirements in four years  
SOPHOMORE  
Required Major Courses: Fall credits
FAD260: Patternmaking & Construction I
3.0
FAD262: Process of Apparel Design & Illustration
3.0
FAD264: Survey of Global Textiles
3.0
Required Major Courses: Spring  
FAD261: Patternmaking & Construction II
3.0
FAD263: Digital Apparel Design
3.0
FAD265: Process of Apparel Industry
3.0
Studio Electives  
3cr Studio Elective
3.0
Critical Studies: Sophomore  
WRTG200: Critical and Creative Forms
3.0
NASC220: Patterns in Nature
3.0
ARTH217: History of Global Fashion
3.0
Students complete 15 credits each semester second year to complete degree requirements in four years  
JUNIOR  
Required Major Courses: Fall credits
FAD360: Patternmaking & Construction III
3.0
FAD362: Apparel Design Studio I
3.0
FAD364: Digital Patternmaking & Construction
3.0
Required Major Courses: Spring  
FAD363: Apparel Design Studio II
3.0
FAD365: Junior Apparel Seminar
3.0
FAD307: FAD elective
3.0
Critical Studies: Junior  
WRTG300: The Creative Professional in Context
3.0
NASC320/350/321: NS Elective
3.0
HUMT340: Topic in Humanities
3.0
HUMT380: Service Learning
3.0
Students complete 15 each semester third year to complete degree requirements  
SENIOR  
Required Major Courses: Fall credits
FAD460: Apparel Design Thesis I
3.0
FAD307: FAD elective
3.0
Required Major Courses: Spring  
FAD461: Apparel Design Thesis II
3.0
FAD307: FAD elective
3.0
Studio Electives  
3cr studio elective:
3.0
3cr studio elective
3.0
Critical Studies: Senior  
WRTG400: Senior Writing Seminar
3.0
ARTH318: AH Elect
3.0
ARTH318: AH Elect
3.0
HUMT340: Topic in Humanities
3.0
Students complete 15 credits each semester fourth year to complete degree requirements  
120 credits minimum required to complete degree  

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MIAD Board of Trustees welcomes June 2024 new members

At their June 2024 meeting, the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) Board of Trustees welcomed Sarah Smith Pancheri and Keven Ringgold as new members serving on behalf of MIAD under the leadership of Board Chair Deanna Tillisch and college president Jeff Morin.

Guardian Fine Art Services donates printing press

Students returning to classes in the Printmaking Lab at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) this fall will notice a new addition—an additional printing press donated to the college by Guardian Fine Art Services.

MIAD showcases Layton School of Art alum Lois Ehlert

This summer, the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) is pleased to host an exhibition of work by renowned Wisconsin illustrator and artist Lois Ehlert in “Lois Ehlert: A Creative Life.” Ehelrt’s work is joined by an exhibition of work by MIAD students in their transformative junior years.