Fashion Studies Major (B.A.)

Program Overview

The Fashion Studies Major focuses on the multi-billion dollar industry centered on the production and sale of fashion products. Students analyze consumer needs and learn how these needs are met by a complex and dynamic fashion industry, preparing for careers in apparel manufacturing, merchandising, management and/or marketing of fashion products and services. The program is based in the Department of Art and Design. For further information, go to: Fashion Studies (BA).

Program Requirements

Students must complete 42 credits of General Education requirements and 3-9 credits of World Languages and Cultures Requirements.

Core Requirements
ARFD 100Perceptual Drawing3
ARFD 101Process and Media I - Surface3
ARFD 102Drawing as Research3
ARFD 103Color and Light3
ARFD 104Process and Media II—Space3
Program Core Requirements
ARFD 200Process and Media III—Time3
ARHT 102Visual Culture3
ARHT 106Art in Western Civilization: Renaissance through Modern3
Required Collaterals
ECON 101Applied Macroeconomics3
or ECON 102 Applied Microeconomics
MATH 109Statistics3
MGMT 231Management Processes3
MKTG 240Introduction to Marketing3
Major Requirements
ARTX 201Culture and Appearance3
ARTX 298Textiles I: Introduction3
ARTX 220Textile and Apparel Industry3
ARTX 310Fashion Merchandise Mathematics3
ARTX 320Dress and Fashion History, Prehistory to 18003
ARTX 321Dress and Fashion History, from 1800 to Today3
ARTX 360Fashion Consumer Research3
ARTX 409Fashion Internship3
Research Project or Internship
ARTX 400Fashion Senior Research Project3
or ARTX 409 Fashion Internship
Electives
Select 18 credits from the following options:18
Fashion Studies Electives
Select 18 credits of the following with at least 6 credits at the 300 or 400 level (see below).
Complete a Minor
Complete a minor in Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, Business, Entrepreneurship, or Communication Studies (see below).
Total Credits81

Fashion Studies Electives

Select 18 credits of the following with at least 6 credits at the 300 or 400 level:18
Art and Design Forum
Accessory Design
Painting
Photography
Printmaking
Screen Printing
Introduction to Apparel Design
Textile Design
Advanced Clothing Construction
Fashion Illustration
The Marketing of Fashion
Evaluating Apparel Quality
Fashion Study Abroad
Fashion Branding
Development of Fashion Products
Fashion Forecasting
Apparel Design: Draping
Apparel Design: Tailoring
Apparel Design: Flat Pattern
The Entrepreneurial Mindset and Innovation
Creating Your Startup Business Model
Preparing to Pitch and Launch Your Startup
Introduction to International Business
Export/Import Marketing Process
International Marketing
International Retailing
Human Resource Management
Retail Marketing and Management
Buying and Distribution Strategies
E-Tailing and Multi-Channel Retailing
Consumer Behavior
Integrated Marketing Communications
Introduction to the Theatrical Medium
Costume Construction I
Production Costumes
Introduction to Communication and Media Arts
Magazine Journalism
Total Credits18

Business Minor Requirements

ACCT 204Fundamentals of Accounting3
ECON 202Economics and Finance for Business Minors3
INBS 250Introduction to International Business3
INFO 301Business Decision Making3
MGMT 231Management Processes3
MKTG 240Introduction to Marketing3
Total Credits18

Communication Studies Minor Requirements 

CMDA 110Introduction to Communication and Media Arts3
CMDA 210Theorizing Communication and Media Arts3
CMDA 220Writing for the Media3
Select three of the following:9
Public Relations Principles
Introduction to Health Communication
Organizational Communication
Listening
Media History and Form
New Media and Participatory Culture
Communication, Media and Gender
Interpersonal Communication I
Democracy and Communication
Building Bridges through Dialogue
Intercultural Communication
Nonverbal Communication
Communication and Media Arts Activity
Total Credits18

Fashion Design Minor Requirements

Required Courses
ARTX 230Fashion Illustration3
ARTX 355Fashion Branding3
ARTX 422Apparel Design: Draping3
ARTX 426Apparel Design: Flat Pattern3
Electives
Select two of the following:6
Fundamentals of Accounting
Fundamentals of Adobe Creative Suite - Mac
Advanced Clothing Construction
Evaluating Apparel Quality
Development of Fashion Products
Introduction to International Business
Export/Import Marketing Process
International Marketing
Total Credits18

Fashion Merchandising Minor Requirements

Required Courses
ARTX 355Fashion Branding3
ARTX 398Development of Fashion Products3
ARTX 410Fashion Forecasting3
Electives
Select three of the following:9
Fundamentals of Accounting
Fundamentals of Adobe Creative Suite - Mac
Introduction to International Business
Export/Import Marketing Process
International Marketing
Family Business
Retail Marketing and Management
Buying and Distribution Strategies
Integrated Marketing Communications
Independent Owned and Franchised Retailing
Total Credits18

Entrepreneurship Minor Requirements

Required Courses
ENTR 201The Entrepreneurial Mindset and Innovation3
ENTR 301Creating Your Startup Business Model3
ENTR 302Preparing to Pitch and Launch Your Startup3
ENTR 320Marketing for Entrepreneurs3
or MKTG 300 Integrated Core: Marketing
Select one of the following:3-6
Entrepreneurial Accounting and Finance
Fundamentals of Accounting
and Integrated Core: Finance
Select one of the following:3
Selected Topics in Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship Cooperative Education
Small Business Management
Total Credits18-21