Fashion Co-Major

For information, please contact Prof. Della Reams, 226 Boyd Hall or, or Prof. Leslie Stoel, 3042 FSB/224 Boyd Hall or 

The co-major in Fashion emphasizes creativity and experimentation, and offers students the opportunity to develop basic skills in product-making, fashion business decision-making, historical contexts, materials, design foundations, and the opportunity to build skill depth in one of three option areas: fashion corporate business, fashion design, or fashion entrepreneurship.

Program Requirements

37-41 semester hours

Core Requirements
Introduction to the Fashion Industry
Making - select 3 credit hours from the following:3
Beginning Metals
Jewelry Design and Metals I
Fashion Sprint Special Topics
Apparel Construction Techniques
Draping for Fashion Design
Flat Pattern Drafting for Fashion Design
Special Topics in Theatre Design and Technology
Fashion Business - select from the following:3
Fashion Retail Planning and Buying
Fashion Trend Forecasting
Principles of Marketing
Principles of Retailing
History - select from the following:3
History of Western Dress
Global Perspectives on Dress
Contemporary Fashion History of 20th-21st Century
Textiles for the Fashion Industry
Design Foundations3
The Elements and Principles of Fashion Design, including Color Theory
Problem Solving
Introduction to Figure Drawing
Observational Drawing
Arts of West Africa
Art and Digital Tools I
Art and Digital Tools I
Fashion Illustration
Fashion and Digital Tools
Advanced Special Topics in Fashion
Foundations in Digital 3-D Modeling and Animation
Introduction to Journalism
Introduction to Strategic Communication and Public Relations
Or any class in the co-major core not yet taken
Select one track16-20
Select one option
Option 1: Business Prime (not open to FSB majors)
Macro Concepts in Contemporary Business
Micro Concepts in Contemporary Business
Business Process Integration
Option 2: General Business (FSB majors only)
Select three from the following:
Introduction to Financial Accounting
Introduction to Business
Principles of Microeconomics
Introduction to Management & Leadership
Option 3: Fashion Business
Select 9 hours of courses listed in Fashion Co-Major core (Fashion Business section).
Draping for Fashion Design
Flat Pattern Drafting for Fashion Design
Junior Fashion Studio
Senior Fashion Studio
Fashion Portfolio
Design Techniques
Fashion Illustration
Fashion and Digital Tools
FASHION ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRACK (not open to Entrepreneurship minors)
Fashion Entrepreneurship Core
Entrepreneurship Foundations
Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Business Models
Entrepreneurial Value Creation and Capture
Entrepreneurial Mindset: Creativity and Organization
Fashion Entrepreneurship Elective
Select from the following:
Startup Entrepreneurship
Social Entrepreneurship
Creativity in Entrepreneurship
Arts Management Elective
Select at least 3 credit hours from the following:
Arts Entrepreneurship
Arts Venture Creation
Advanced Topics in the Creative Arts
Total Credit Hours37-41