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
ARHT 106Art in Western Civilization: Renaissance through Modern3
ARTX 122Culture and Appearance3
ARTX 220Textile and Apparel Industry3
ARTX 298Textiles I: Introduction4
ARTX 310Fashion Merchandise Mathematics3
ARTX 320Dress and Fashion History, Prehistory to 18003
ARTX 321Dress and Fashion History, from 1800 to Today3
ARTX 325The Marketing of Fashion3
ARTX 360Consumer Research3
Internship
ARTX 409Internship in Fashion 18
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, or Communication Studies (see below).
Collaterals
ARHT 101Art in Non-Western Societies3
ARHT 105Art in Western Civilization: Ancient Through Medieval3
CHEM 100Introductory Chemistry4
CSIT 100Introduction to Computer Concepts3
ECON 101Applied Macroeconomics3
ECON 102Applied Microeconomics3
MATH 109Statistics3
MGMT 231Management Processes3
MKTG 240Introduction to Marketing3
Select one of the following:3
Drawing, Beginning I
Painting, Beginning I
Photography Beginning I: Contemporary Art Form
Digital Photo and Imaging I
Sculpture, Beginning I
Total Credits85
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COED 401 may be taken with written permission of advisor.

Fashion Studies Electives

Select 18 credits of the following with at least 6 credits at the 300 or 400 level:18
Fundamentals of Accounting
Life Drawing, Beginning I
Foundations I: Concept, Process and Application
Foundations II: 2D Design
Foundations III: Visual Organization - 3D Design
Foundations IV: Figure Drawing
Foundations V: Color, Light and Time
Textile Design, Introduction
Fundamentals of Adobe Creative Suite - Mac
Printmaking, Beginning I
Screen Printing
Introduction to Apparel Design
Advanced Clothing Construction
Fashion Illustration
Evaluating Apparel Quality
Fashion Study Abroad
Development of Fashion Products
Senior Seminar
Fashion Forecasting
Apparel Design: Draping
Apparel Design: Tailoring
Apparel Design: Flat Pattern
Introduction to Communication and Media Arts
Theorizing Communication and Media Arts
Writing for the Media
Public Relations Principles
Organizational Communication
New Media and Participatory Culture
Communication, Media and Gender
Intercultural Communication
Economics and Finance for Business Minors
Introduction to International Business
Export/Import Marketing Process
International Marketing
International Retailing
Business Decision Making
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
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