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.

Admission to the co-major is selective; students must have a high school diploma to be considered for admission. 

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 (repeatable)
Apparel Construction Techniques
Draping for Fashion Design
Flat Pattern Drafting for Fashion Design
Costume Fundamentals
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
Electives - select 3 credit hours from the following:3
Problem Solving
Introduction to Figure Drawing
Observational Drawing
Art and Digital Tools I
Arts of West Africa
Fashion Illustration
Fashion and Digital Tools
Advanced Special Topics in Fashion
Foundations in Digital 3-D Modeling and Animation
Introduction to Strategic Communication and Public Relations
Costume Design
Or any class in the co-major core not yet taken
Select one track16-20
Select one option
Option 1: Business Prime (9CH; not open to FSB majors)
Basics of Business I
Basics of Business II
Business Process Integration
Option 2: General Business (9CH)
Select three from the following:
Accounting for the Non-Business Major
Introduction to Financial Accounting
Principles of Microeconomics
Financial Capital
Information Technology and Data Driven Decision Making in Business
Introduction to Business
Introduction to Management for Non-business Majors
Introduction to Management & Leadership
Fashion Business Electives
Select 9 credit hours of courses listed in Fashion Co-Major core (Fashion Business section) to complete Fashion Corporate Business track.
Making (6CH)
Draping for Fashion Design
Flat Pattern Drafting for Fashion Design
Studio (8CH)
Junior Fashion Studio
Senior Fashion Studio
Fashion Portfolio
Design Techniques (6CH)
Fashion Illustration
Fashion and Digital Tools
FASHION ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRACK (not open to Entrepreneurship majors or minors)
Fashion Entrepreneurship Core (10CH)
Entrepreneurship Foundations
Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Business Models
Entrepreneurial Value Creation and Capture
Entrepreneurial Mindset: Creativity and Organization
Fashion Entrepreneurship Elective (3CH)
Select from the following:
Startup Entrepreneurship
Social Entrepreneurship
Creativity in Entrepreneurship
Arts Management Elective (3CH)
Select at least 3 credit hours from the following:
Arts Entrepreneurship
Arts Venture Creation
Strategic Planning for the Arts
Total Credit Hours37-41