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The Fashion Studies Minor will allow students to pursue a primarily lecture-based overview of the fashion industry, including history, design, textiles, and marketing. The Minor is of interest to students not enrolled in the School of Fashion who wish to understand the various components of the fashion industry.

Required courses include a focus on both design and commercial aspects which explores the use of trend information and appropriate material selection for different segments of the fashion marketplace.

Administered by: School of Fashion

Exclusions: This minor is not available to students in the following programs:


To receive this Minor, students must complete six (6) courses from the following curriculum:

Required courses (3):

FSN 101 Textiles I
FSN 199 Fashion: The Industry
FSN 223 Fashion Concepts and Theory

Plus three (3) of the following:

FSN 302 History of Costume I
FSN 503 Design, Text and Ideas
FSN 504 Fashion Culture - Suffragettes to CEO's
FSN 508 World Fashion: Contemporary Perspectives
FSN 509 Topics in Fashion History and Theory
FSN 510 Fashion Film, Cinema and New Media
FSN 555 History of Fashion Illustration
FSN 556 Design and Cultural Diversity
FSN 704 Dress-Cultural Transformation

Please see Senate Policy 2, Section 7.4 for further information about Minors.