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Fashion Studies

This is an interdisciplinary minor combining business, arts, media and culture. Students will take 6 courses, including four required courses and two electives. The minor will introduce students to the social, economic, cultural, psychological and historical aspects of fashion.


Requirements for the Minor in Fashion Studies (18 credits)

Required courses:
Bus 225 The Business of Fashion
Bus 207 Entrepreneurship
AIP 342 Fashion, History and Society
Comm 333 Fashion, Media and Culture

Electives: Choose any 2 courses
Art 210 Digital Imaging I
Art 237 Graphic Design I
Bus 210 Marketing
Bus/Comm 232 Advertising
Bus/ Comm 293 Public Relations
Bus/Comm 306 Advertising and Society
Bus 335 Digital Marketing
Bus 345 Marketing Research
Bus 352 International Marketing
Bus 378 Consumer Behavior
Comm 225 Web Design
Comm 391 Gender, Sexuality and Media
Jour 316  Fashion Journalism
Thtr 266 Costume Construction
Art/Thtr 299/399/499 Internship (in Fashion)
Bus 299/399/499 Internship (in Fashion)
Comm 299/ 399/499 Internship (in Fashion)

Note: Since some of the courses in this program have pre-requisites, the specific program should be arranged in close collaboration with a faculty advisor. 


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