• Degree: Bachelor
  • Campus: Debbieh
  • Faculty: Architecture - Design & Built Environment
  • Department: Architecture - Design And Built Environment

Program Description

  • UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENT (18 Credit Hours)
  • COMMON FOUNDATION REQUIREMENTS (22 Credit Hours)
  • MANDATORY CORE COURSES (59 Credit Hours)
  • MAJOR ELECTIVE COURSES (9 Credit Hours)

The mission of the Fashion Design Program at Beirut Arab University is to provide learning opportunities that integrates critical thinking skills with a wide variety of creative experiences in the field of Fashion Design. Very broadly, the Fashion Design Program seeks to provide students with the highest professional standards to advance a human-centered practice of Fashion design that contributes positively to the health, safety and well-being of people in local, regional and global contexts.

The broad aim of Fashion design program is to provide a variety of transformative learning opportunities to shape creative, rational, socially and environmentally responsible Fashion design professionals. This thorough goal is supported through the following objectives:

  • To develop the intellectual and practical skills of the student in the concepts, principles, development and realization of costumes design for the fashion industry, with a solid background of design theories, histories, environmental responsiveness, and standards; along with creative and critical thinking skills.
  • To foster the development of an open minded and creative attitude, balanced with organizational skills and responsiveness to the rapidly changing needs of the fashion industry and to achieve users’ needs in various environments.
  • To develop effective communication skills in relation to written, oral and visual language, including proficient knowledge of information technologies.
  • To prepare the students with a range of professional and transferable skills for interacting with multiple disciplines in collaborative environments.
  • Develop an understanding of business and marketing practices, creating ethical and responsible industry professionals.

Graduates of this program will acquire the essential knowledge and hands-on skills of successful practitioners in the field of Fashion Design. Six critical outcomes are identified as essentials for students to achieve the above mentioned aim. Graduates will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive, human-centered, socially, economically and environmentally responsive design through the application of critical and analytical problem-solving methods within the fashion design process.
  • Formulate a complete understanding of the historical and theoretical fundamentals and universal principles of Fashion design.
  • Demonstrate professional technical competence in a range of pattern cutting and garment construction methods and all aspects of fashion production.
  • Communicate effectively and express ideas in writing, orally and employ a range of information technologies applications to visualize, articulate and promote outcomes and ideas.
  • Acquire the necessary knowledge required for professional practice.
  • Demonstrate consistent development of transferable skills in collaborating effectively in teams, and working with professional designers.

Fashion designer, Clothing/textile technologist, Retail buyer, Retail manager, Retail merchandiser Textile designer, Visual merchandiser, Event organizer.

Study Plan:

Course Code Course Title Credits Hours Distribution Course Type
First Semester
ARTD201 DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS 4 1 LEC; 6 STU PCC
ARTD203 PHOTOGRAPHY 3 2 LEC; 2 SEC PCC
ARTD205 HISTORY OF ARTS I 3 3 LEC PCC
ARTD207 COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING AND DESIGN I 3 2 LEC; 2 LAB PCC
ARTD209 FREEHAND DRAWING 3 1 LEC; 4 STU PCC
Second Semester
ARTD206 HISTORY OF ARTS II 3 3 LEC PCC
FASD202 FASHION DESIGN STUDIO I 4 1 LEC; 6 STU PCC
FASD204 PATTERN MAKING 3 2 LEC; 2 STU PCC
FASD208 COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN FOR FASHION DESIGN 3 2 LEC; 2 LAB PCC
FASD210 FASHION ILLUSTRATION 3 2 LEC; 2 SEC PCC
Third Semester
ARTD309 ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY 3 3 LEC PCC
FASD301 FASHION DESIGN STUDIO II 4 0 LEC; 8 STU PCC
FASD303 SEWING TECHNIQUES 3 1 LEC; 4 STU PCC
FASD305 HISTORY OF COSTUME AND FASHION DESIGN 3 3 LEC PCC
FASD307 DRAPING I 3 2 LEC; 2 STU PCC
Fourth Semester
FASD302 FASHION DESIGN STUDIO III 4 0 LEC; 8 STU PCC
FASD304 TEXTILE DESIGN 3 2 LEC; 2 STU PCC
FASD306 ACCESSORIES DESIGN 3 2 LEC; 2 STU PCC
FASD308 DRAPING II 3 2 LEC; 2 STU PCC
Fifth Semester
FASD401 FASHION DESIGN STUDIO IV 4 0 LEC; 8 STU PCC
FASD403 GRADING 3 2LEC; 2 STU PCC
FASD405 FASHION PORTFOLIO 3 1 LEC; 4 STU PCC
FASD407 INTERNSHIP IN FASHION DESIGN 1 1 LEC PCC
Sixth Semester
FASD402 FASHION DESIGN SENIOR PROJECT 6 0 LEC; 12STU PCC
FASD404 FASHION DESIGN PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE AND ETHICS 3 3 LEC PCC

Program Elective Course (PEC)

Course Code Course Title Credits Hours Distribution Course Type
FASD220 SEMIOTICS 3 3 LEC PEC
FASD221 ADVANCED COLOR THEORY 3 2LEC; 2 STU PEC
FASD222 SPECIAL TOPICS IN FASHION DESIGN 3 1 LEC PEC
FASD223 SUSTAINABILITY IN FASHION 3 3 LEC PEC
FASD224 FASHION EVENT PLANNING 3 3 LEC PEC
FASD225 FASHION AND LOCAL IDENTITY 3 3 LEC PEC