Learning Outcomes

Program learning outcomes are statements by faculty members that describe the most important things students will know and be able to do when they graduate from a program.

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Students who successfully complete the Footwear and Accessories Design AAS degree will be able to:

  • demonstrate the ability to identify, analyze, and elect appropriate materials for fabricating accessories;
  • identify the anatomy of the foot and hand and apply ergonomics to the design of handbags and footwear;
  • illustrate technical specification for handbags, footwear, and belts;
  • construct innovative designs in handbags, footwear, and belts from concept to finished sample;
  • develop critical thinking skills through research projects, design exploration, and presentations; and
  • illustrate total design concepts from ideation to finished rendering, by hand and by computer.

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree

Students who successfully complete the Footwear and Accessories Design BFA degree will be able to:

  • research, analyze, and creatively illustrate the historical relevance of fashion evolution, innovation, and trends;
  • design and create accessories that address a need in the current market using learned assembly techniques, inventive materials, and trend research;
  • develop an accessories business plan and deliver a coherent, articulate oral presentation;
  • identify technology and apply, either digitally or manually, to the creation of fashion, theatrical, and athletic accessories; and
  • prepare, organize, and present a professional-level portfolio for internship and employment opportunities.