Fashion Design Minor

For information, contact Della Reams, 226 Boyd Hall, 513-529-3490 (Fashion Design) or Leslie Stoel, 3042 FSB, 513-529-3985 (Fashion Business).

The minor in Fashion emphasizes creativity and experimentation via the fusion of art and business.  It offers students the opportunity to develop a broad set of basic skills in design language, technical skills, and fashion business; these skills are fundamental for employment in the fashion industry. Key content includes an overview of the fashion industry, basic garment construction, design foundations, textile materials, historical context, fashion business, and opportunities to build skill in a cognate area, such as fashion design, jewelry design, or buying, planning, and forecasting. Opportunities exist for an applied international fashion design experience and a study away in New York City. The minor is administered through the College of Creative Arts Dean's Office.

Program Requirements

(19 credit hours)

Design Concentration Core
ART 233Global Perspectives on Dress3
or ART 189 History of Western Dress
MKT 291Principles of Marketing3
Select one of the following:4
Costume Fundamentals
and Costume Construction Laboratory
Beginning Sewing I
and Beginning Sewing II
Select one of the following design courses:3
Beginning Design Studio
Beginning Design Studio
Introduction to Architecture
Methods of Presentation, Representation and Re-Presentation
Methods of Presentation, Representation and Re-Presentation
Color Theory and Practice
Creative Practices in New Technology
Problem Solving
Introduction to Figure Drawing
Design and Composition
Observational Drawing
FAS 444Fashion Runway0
Select 6 or more hours of the following:6
Beginning Metals
Jewelry Design and Metals I
Illustration (maimum 6)
International Fashion Workshop
Costume Design
Total Credit Hours19