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  Nov 17, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Fashion Design, BFA


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Through the Bachelor of Fine Arts with a major in fashion design, you will discover the skills necessary to conceptualize, present and develop finished garments from your original designs. We also provide you a thorough understanding of the fashion design industry from historical and present day perspectives.


Entering students interested in majoring in the College of Visual Arts and Design will be classified as pre-majors.

Admission requirements


In addition to the university admission requirements, applicants to the College of Visual Arts and Design must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Freshman applicants must have a verbal SAT score of 450 or higher, or an English ACT score of 18 or higher.
  • Transfer applicants (including those transferring from another major within the university) must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Students who do not meet the minimum requirements listed above may submit a one-page support document/images that may be taken into consideration during the admission process. At the time of the application, this optional document/images should be submitted to https://cvadforms.unt.edu/cvad-entry-requirements. Applicants admitted under these circumstances will be admitted on a conditional basis. They will be required to earn a GPA of 2.5 during their first semester to continue as a major or pre-major in the college.

Fashion Design admission and pre-major requirements


Entering students interested in majoring in the College of Visual Arts and Design are classified as pre-majors.

To be admitted to the fashion design major (and to be eligible to enroll in advanced art courses), a pre-major must meet all of the following requirements:

30 hours of college courses


Complete a minimum of 30 hours of college courses (including the following).

Complete with a grade of C or better


Portfolio review


Submit and pass the portfolio to the Fashion Design Entry Portfolio Review at the end of ADES 2550 .

GPA requirements


  • Have at least a 2.50 GPA on required art courses.
  • Have a minimum 2.25 UNT grade point average.

Degree requirements


The following requirements must be satisfied for a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a major in fashion design.

Hours required and general/college requirements


A minimum of 120 total semester hours of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree as specified in the “University Core Curriculum ” in the Academics section of this catalog and the College of Visual Arts and Design  requirements.

Major requirements


Completion of at least 78 hours of art, including an 18-hour art core (required for all design majors):

Fashion Design major


Minor requirements


No minor is required.

Electives


Hours required for electives may vary based on course selection and the University Core Curriculum Requirements. Electives may be required to satisfy the advanced hour requirement (42) and/or the minimum total hours required for the degree. For specific information see an academic advisor in the College of Visual Arts and Design Student Services Office, Art Building, Room 111.

Other requirements


  • 24 advanced hours must be completed at UNT.
  • 36 hours of art (including at least 12 advanced hours) must be completed at UNT.
  • Transfer course work substituted for required UNT art courses must be approved by a student’s faculty advisor during the degree audit process.
  • A 2.5 grade point average must be maintained in all art courses; only a grade of C (2.0) or better in art courses will count toward degree requirements.
     

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