AMM 101 Fashion Industry (4)
Introduction to development and scope of the global fashion pipeline: textile and apparel production, design, retail merchandising, marketing, distribution channels, and promotion. Understanding of fashion products and apparel business. Introduction to career pathways. Oral and written reports on current topics relevant to the fashion industry. 4 lectures/problem-solving.
AMM 112L Digital Illustration for Fashion (1)
Introduction to computer-aided design and graphics in the fashion context. Use of vector based computer program to draw apparel flats. Creation of surface designs for fabrics. Illustration of shading and tonal value in fashion figure drawing and to illustrate figure in proper scale and proportion. Face to face lab - requires no work outside of class.
AMM 120 US Demographics & Lifestyles (4)
An introduction to demographic issues related to family and consumer dynamics. Topics include social, economic, and housing characteristics. Development of critical thinking skills which address changes to populations, ethnicities, and lifestyles. Lecture/discussion, case studies, analysis of data sets, and a student project related to a current issue. 4 lectures/problem solving hours.
AMM 160/160L Introduction to Textile Science (3/1)
Introductory study of the physical and chemical properties of textiles. Textile fiber production, classification, properties and identification. Textile coloration and finishing processes. Relationship of fiber characteristics, coloration and finishing processes to fabric properties, performance, legislation and care. 3 lectures/ problem-solving. One 3 hour laboratory.
AMM 180L Apparel Construction Lab (1)
Basic clothing construction techniques used in the apparel industry. Appropriate methods for quality construction using varying fabrics. Optional credit/no credit grading basis at the student’s request. 1 three hour laboratory. Face to face lab - requires no work outside of class.
AMM 210/210A Apparel Design Analysis (2/1)
Analysis of apparel designs for formal, expressive, and symbolic qualities. Use of design elements and principles as applied to clothing design. Understanding human body forms through body scanning. Written and computer illustration projects. Projects applying design elements and principles. Mastery of body proportion and types, and how the garment falls in relation to the body. Written and computer illustration projects. Two lectures/problem solving, 1 two-hour activity. Concurrent enrollment required. Prerequisite: AMM 112L.
AMM 214/ 214A Introduction to Patternmaking (1/2)
Drafting basic pattern blocks for standardized dress forms. Introduction to Pattern making through the flat pattern design method for RTW garments. Construction of basic pattern blocks and selected samples using industrial equipment. Analysis of fit problems and solutions for RTW garments. Prerequisite AMM 180L or equivalent. 1 lecture, two 2-hour activity.
AMM 230 Fashion Promotion (3)
Principles and techniques of advertising and promoting apparel wholesale and retail products. Emphasis placed on promotional mix, trend and forecast research, branding, special events, integrated marketing, promotional media and communication strategy. Written analysis and presentation. 3 lectures/problem-solving.
AMM 251/ 251A Apparel Retail Buying (3/1)
Understand the role of the retail buyer. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the principles and techniques of merchandising math. Articulate how to apply these fundamentals to real world retail operations. Define and calculate essential merchandising related figures, including costs, profits, open to buy, mark-up, mark-down and inventory turnover. Written exam, MS Excel assignments and class projects. 3 hour lecture/ problem-solving and 2 hour computer lab activity.
AMM 260/ 260L Textile Fabrication (3/1)
Study of yarn and fabric structures and their production processes. Identification and analysis of yarn and fabric structures. Evaluation of textile properties that impact product quality, cost and end use selection. 3 lectures/problem solving, 1 two hour lab. Pre-requisites: AMM 160/160L
AMM 271/271A Visual Merchandising/Store Design (2/2)
Understanding of design principles, color theory, space, and lighting in relation to display areas and interior design of stores. Analysis of their use in merchandising of goods and customer appeal. Written and oral projects. Application of a computer graphics program. Concurrent enrollment required. 2 lectures/problem-solving, 1 two-hour activity. Prerequisite AMM 210/210A or equivalent.
AMM 299 - Statistics for the Fashion Industry (4)
Theory and application of managerial statistics: data collection, confidence interval estimation of mean and proportion, one and two-sample hypothesis testing of mean and proportion, one-way and two-way Chi-square testing, simple regression, and multiple regression. Use of computers. 4 lecture/problem-solving.
AMM 301/301L Apparel Product Analysis (2/1)
Analysis and comparison of features in ready-to-wear apparel construction that make a difference in quality and price. Use of industrial equipment to analyze construction methods and problems. Creation of specifications/technical packages using CAD and spreadsheet programs. Visual and written projects. Concurrent enrollment required. 2 lectures/problem solving, 1 three-hour laboratory.
AMM 310/310A Design and Merchandising Strategies (2/1)
Planning, developing, and presenting apparel product lines. Analysis of goals, merchandising strategies and product line constraints. Interrelationship of fashion information between fashion services, apparel suppliers and consumers to developing apparel products. Application of computer-aided illustration program. Written and oral projects. 2 lectures/problem solving, 1 two-hour activity. Concurrent enrollment required. Prerequisite: AMM 301/ 301L
AMM 314/314A Apparel Technical Design (2/2)
Principles and methods of developing apparel technical designs. Evaluation of patterns and ready-to-wear garments for style variations and garment construction. Creation of technical packages including scaled drawings, pattern card, fit analysis and specifications. Selection of wholesale materials and packaging. Calculation of wholesale garment cost. Introduction to product data management. Concurrent enrollment required. 2 lectures/problem solving, 2-two hour activities. Prerequisite AMM 310/310A
AMM 330 Apparel Retailing (3)
An introduction to apparel retailing, a review of the organization, development and management practices of the apparel retail sector. Topics include types of apparel retailing, multi-channel retailing, store location, apparel consumer behavior, retail marketing strategies, and retail operations management. Case studies in apparel retailing. 3 lectures.
AMM 350 Apparel Retail Buying 2 (4)
Advanced study of apparel buying processes, strategic positioning, assortment and seasonal plans, and purchase order management for multiple apparel retail tiers. Develop strong analytical skills. Written analysis of competition market share strategy and sales forecasting. Written, computer, and oral analysis projects. 4 lecture-problem solving hours. Prerequisite: AMM 250 or equivalent.
AMM 357 Apparel Importing and Exporting (3)
Fundamentals of apparel importing and exporting processes. Industry and product classification systems used in international trade, US Trade Administration and US trade agreements in textiles and apparel. Political-legal, cultural and financial issues related to apparel importing and exporting. Overview of apparel transportation and logistics services. Written and oral reports required. 3 lectures/problem solving.
AMM 360/360A Textile Specification Testing (2/2)
Principles and practices in specification buying of textiles, trim, and findings. Product performance and appearance testing, labeling and certification requirements. Introduction to color measurement, management, and communication. Concurrent enrollment required. 2 lectures/problem-solving, 2 two-hour activities. Prerequisites: AMM 160/160L, CHM 121/121L or PHY 102; AMM 301/301L.
AMM 381/381L Apparel Production (3/1)
Introduction to apparel manufacturing from cut order planning through spreading, cutting, garment assembly, and finishing. Introduction to garment quality, costing, production sourcing, and work study. Use of industrial apparel production equipment to learn primary production processes. Site visits to apparel manufacturers. Concurrent enrollment required. 3 lectures/problem-solving, 1 three-hour laboratory. Prerequisites AMM 301/301L.
AMM 410/410A Apparel Product Development I (2/2)
Development of patterns, prototypes, and samples. Use of CAD technology in development of pattern blocks and first patterns. Application of pattern theory for fit and pattern verification. Application of apparel industry pattern marking and assembly. Evaluation of standard and custom fit. Concurrent enrollment required. 2 hours lecture/problem solving. 2 two-hour activities. Prerequisites: AMM 300, AMM 314/314A, AMM 360, and AMM 381.
AMM 414/414A Apparel Product Development II (2/2)
Synthesis of product development courses to develop an apparel line. Develop apparel product line including design, technical package, sewn prototype, and implement line review. Revise first patterns and prototypes to create optimal specifications. Written, computer, and oral projects. Concurrent enrollment required. 2 lectures/problem-solving, 2 two-hour activities.
AMM 420: International Apparel Marketing Research (4)
Investigation and reporting of international market and industry developments affecting the apparel production and fashion retail sectors. Course combines classroom instruction in market research methods with a live project working with a client company to design and implement a real business research project. Course includes business research methods, involving problem identification, information search and collection; collation and analysis of information; project management and client liaison; and development of written and oral presentations.
AMM 453 Apparel Sourcing and Supply Chain Management (4)
Beginning of the senior retail capstone experience. Analysis of how fashion retailers source product from multiple vendors. Vendor identification, evaluation, selection, and negotiation. Supply chain management for the apparel and textile complex. Understanding management of soft goods related to inventory and logistics from factory to stores. Case studies of sourcing and supply chain management policies of major apparel producers and retailers. Use of related software programs for planning, forecasting, replenishment, and consumer response. Written, computer, and oral projects. 3 lectures/problem-solving. Prerequisites: AMM 300, AMM 350, and AMM 357.
AMM 457 Dynamics of the Global Apparel Complex (4)
The economic, competitive, technological and market dynamics of the international apparel production and distribution sectors. Evolutionary patterns at the global, regional, national, and company level are explained with reference to models from the economics and business policy literature. The outlook for the apparel complex is considered. Discussion papers and case studies. Prerequisites: AMM 300 and AMM 357.
AMM 463/463A Apparel Research Project (2/2)
Selection and completion of a team research project. Topics are typical of problems which may confront graduates in future employment or graduate study. Formal report and oral presentation required.
AMM 471 Apparel Wholesale Operations (3)
Continuing retail capstone experience focusing on apparel wholesale sales. Understanding the complete apparel wholesale process of order entry, invoicing of purchase orders, customer service, and order management. Calculation of retail discounts and terms. Use of apparel industry computer software program. Written and oral projects. Concurrent enrollment required. 2 lecture-problem solving hours, 1 two-hour activity. Prerequisite: AMM 453.
AMM 481/481L Advanced Apparel Production (3/1)
Synthesis of apparel production management. Process evaluation to improve spreading, cutting, assembly, and methods engineering. Analysis of advanced technologies including product life cycle management, body scanning, mass customization, and virtual environments. Use of apparel information management systems. 3 lectures, problem solving written and computer projects. 1 three-hour laboratory. Concurrent enrollment required. Prerequisites: AMM 180L and AMM 381/381L.
AMM 496 Issues in Apparel Retail Management (3)
The capstone course in the senior retail experience. Case analysis and discussion of problems in apparel retail store operations, including: the retail store environment, experiential retailing, retail category management, customer relationship management, human resource management, intellectual property, retail pricing and profit analysis. Written and computer projects. 3 lecture-problem solving hours. Prerequisites: AMM 330.
AMM 499-01 Apparel Operations Management (4)
An introduction to the concepts, methods and technologies used in operations management for the apparel industry. The fundamentals of operations management are examined, as they apply to the apparel business, including: supply chain management, MRP, project management, forecasting, resource allocation, decision theory, capacity planning, quality control, and inventory management. Emphasis will be given to production control. 4 lectures/problem-solving.
AMM 499-02: Advanced Technologies in Fibers, Textiles and Apparel (4)
A comprehensive overview of current advances in textile and apparel materials, and processes. Application of innovative textile materials in apparel and related end-uses. Emerging technologies used in the fashion industry are explored. The course consists of a combination of lecture, discussion of readings, and a research paper.