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Minor in Fashion Studies

Revised 2021-2022.

Students admitted before Fall 2021 may follow this curriculum or the one published in the 2021-2022 Calendar.

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 (1):

FSN 223 Fashion Concepts and Theory

Required Group 1: One (1) course from the following:

FSN 105 Fashion Systems
FSN 123 Intro to Fashion  
FSN 199 Fashion: The Industry

Plus four (4) of the following:

FFS 102 Dress, the Body, and Identity
FFS 110 Art and Historical Change: Revival and Renewal
FFS 402 Fashion and Modernity
FFS 511 Fashion and Material Culture
FFS 702 Fashion and Abject Body
FFS 710 Post-Colonial Perspectives
FSN 101 Discovering Textiles
FSN 132 History of Art
FSN 203 History of Design
FSN 224 Fashion History in Context
FSN 232 History of Art II
FSN 302 Fashion Histories: Ancient to Pre-modern
FSN 400 Fashion in International Markets
FSN 503 Critical Issues in Design
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
FSN 706 Fashion Event Planning 

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