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DEPARTMENT AND PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

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

Professor Carolyn Callis, Department Head
Office: 307 Doster Hall

The Department of Clothing, Textiles and Interior Design offers two academic majors: interior design (INTD) and apparel and textiles (AT), with concentrations in fashion retailing and apparel design. Students in both AT 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.

APPAREL AND TEXTILES (AT)

Major in apparel and textiles (AT). The AT 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 AT majorsHours
CTD 102 Applied Design3
CTD 261 Textiles3
CTD 281 Fashion Retailing I3
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 Marketing3
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Total: 21 hours

Apparel design concentration for AT 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 concentrationHours
ART 110 Drawing I3
CTD 217 Fashion Illustration3
CTD 219 Textile Design3
CTD 241 Apparel Construction3
CTD 245 Apparel Production3
CTD 349 Computer-Aided Apparel Design3
CTD 350 Flat Pattern Design3
CTD 351 Apparel Design through Draping3
CTD 320 Visual Merchandising or
    CTD 446 Cultural Dynamics of Apparel and Textiles3
CTD 450 Advanced Apparel Design3
CTD 461 Quality Control for Textile Products3
Art history (FA)6
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Total: 39 hours

SAMPLE CURRICULUM FOR THE APPAREL AND TEXTILES MAJOR WITH AN APPAREL DESIGN CONCENTRATION

FRESHMAN YEAR
CoursesHours
ART 110 3
CTD 1023
CTD 2413
CTD 2613
EN 101 and EN 102 (or EN 103) (FC)6
HES 1003
History1 (HI) and social and behavioral sciences (SB)6
Mathematics (MA)3
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30
SOPHOMORE YEAR
 
CoursesHours
CTD 2173
CTD 2193
CTD 245 3
CTD 2813
Art history (FA)6
EC 110 (SB)3
Humanities2 (HU) and fine arts (FA)6
Natural science (N)4
Sophomore portfolio review0
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31
 
JUNIOR YEAR
 
CoursesHours
CTD 320 or CTD 4463
CTD 3493
CTD 3503
CTD 3513
CTD 448 or CTD 415 (W)3
CTD 4613
Computer science (C) or foreign language (FL)6–8
Writing course (W)3
Junior portfolio review0
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27–29
 
SENIOR YEAR
 
CoursesHours
CTD 447 (W)3
CTD 4503
HES 3103
MKT 3003
Electives11–13
History (H) and social and behavioral sciences (SB)3
Natural science (N)4
Senior portfolio review0
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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 AT 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 concentrationHours
CTD 231 Sewn Products Analysis3
CTD 381 Fashion Retailing Seminar3
CTD 320 Visual Merchandising3
CTD 446 Cultural Dynamics of Apparel and Textiles3
CTD 461 Quality Control for Textile Products3
CTD 481 Fashion Retailing II3
CTD 485 Internship in Fashion Retailing6
ST 260 Statistical Data Analysis or
    EC 111 Principles of Microeconomics (SB)3
MGT 300 Organizational Theory and Behavior3
MKT 313 Buyer Behavior, MKT 337 Personal Selling,
    MKT 444 Promotional Management, or
    MKT 410 Product Development3
MKT 321 Retail Management3
MKT 455 International Marketing or
    MGT 301 Introduction to Human Resources Management or
    MGT 341 Contemporary Ethical Issues and Corporate
    Responsibility or MGT 320 Leadership3
Principles of accounting3–4
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Total: 42–43 hours

SAMPLE CURRICULUM FOR THE APPAREL AND TEXTILES MAJOR WITH A FASHION RETAILING CONCENTRATION

FRESHMAN YEAR
 
CoursesHours
CTD 1023
CTD 2613
EN 101 and EN 102 (or EN 103) (FC)6
HES 1003
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
 
CTD 2313
CTD 2813
EC 110 (SB) 3
ST 260 or EC 111 (SB)3
Accounting33–4
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
 
CTD 3203
CTD 3813
CTD 4463
CTD 447 (W)3
CTD 415 (W) or CTD 4483
HES 3103
MGT 3003
MKT 3003
MKT 313, MKT 337, MKT 444, or MKT 4103
MKT 3213
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30
 
SENIOR YEAR
 
CTD 4613
CTD 4813
CTD 4856
MKT 455, MGT 301, MGT 341, or MGT 3203
Electives1–4
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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