Apparel Design College of Design

Portfolio Review

Portfolio review is a way to evaluate a student's design ability and knowledge of design concepts based on work from the foundation level courses. Portfolio review assures that students have acquired an understanding of essential design knowledge and are prepared to move on to more advanced coursework.


Design is a competitive and demanding professional discipline. Future professionals need to gain experience in presenting their work to others and in having their work reviewed.


To participate in portfolio review, a student must be a Pre-Apparel Design major in the College of Design with a minimum grade of C- in required courses and an overall GPA of at least 2.50. The following courses must also be complete or in progress:

  • Demonstration of proficiency in garment assembly through successfully completing ADes 1221 Clothing Assembly Fundamentals
  • Des 1101: Introduction to Design Thinking
  • RM 1201: Fashion, Ethics, and Consumption
  • GDes 1312: Foundations II: Color and Design in Two and Three Dimensions
  • ADes 2211: Illustration for Apparel Design
  • ADes 2221: Apparel Design Studio I
  • DES 2101: Design and Visual Communication



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