Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design
Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design
Students on Summer 2022, Fall 2022, or Spring 2023 requirements FSDSBA1
Requirements
The major requires at least 40 credit hours (54 with the Addenda requirements), including the requirements listed below.
 Introductory Courses.
 SOAD Pathways. One (1) course:
 SOADA 100 Pathways: Introduction to Art, Design and Merchandising
SOADA 100 Pathways: Introduction to Art, Design and Merchandising
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 None
 Description
 Explores the fields of art, design, and merchandising within the contemporary landscape of creating and making. Identifies where these disciplines have mutually reinforcing values and opportunities for interdisciplinary study. Provides a common experience for art, design and merchandising students.
 Spring 2025CASE AHcourseFall 2024CASE AHcourse
 Textile Science. One (1) course:
 SOADF 202 Introductory Textile Science: Laboratory
SOADF 202 Introductory Textile Science: Laboratory
 Credits
 1
 Prerequisites
 SOADA 100, SOADM 109, SOADM 209, or AMIDR 100 with a grade of C or higher
 Description
 Analysis and application of concepts learned in lecture: fibers, fabrications, finishes, and properties. Special attention paid to aesthetics of textiles and materials for fashion design. Laboratory course. Course fee required.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of AMIDF 202 or SOADF 202.
 Materials for Fashion Design. One (1) course:
 SOADF 203 Materials for Merchandising and Fashion Design
SOADF 203 Materials for Merchandising and Fashion Design
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 SOADA 100, SOADM 109, SOADM 209, or AMIDR 100 with a grade of C or higher
 Notes
 Lecture plus laboratory. Course fee required
 Description
 Textile fibers, yarns, fabrication, and finishes, textile processing and properties; selection and care of textiles for human use.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of AMIDF 203 or SOADF 203.
 SOAD Pathways. One (1) course:
 Fashion Design Foundations.
 Fashion Studio I. One (1) course:
 SOADF 207 Fashion Studio I
SOADF 207 Fashion Studio I
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 None
 Notes
 P or C: SOADF 203
 Description
 Introduction to pattern development, fitting, fabric manipulation, and construction of original fashion designs.
 Fashion Design I. One (1) course:
 SOADF 213 Fashion Design I: Research and Illustration
SOADF 213 Fashion Design I: Research and Illustration
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 SOADA 100; and SOADF 203; and Fashion Design Major or Minor
 Notes
 Studio class. Course fee required
 Description
 Exploration of design inspiration and precedent research methods. Use of various media to communicate fashion design through technical drawing and illustration.
 Fashion Design II. One (1) course:
 SOADF 317 Fashion Design Research
SOADF 317 Fashion Design Research
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 Grade of C or higher in SOADF 303 and SOADF 328
 Notes
 Studio class. Course fee required
 Description
 Application of design research (historical, cultural, aesthetic, technological, marketdriven, etc.) in the process of developing new fashion designs, drawing on both creative and critical thinking. Prior knowledge of materials, clothing construction methods, and tools for visual communication is essential.
 Fashion Studio II. One (1) course:
 SOADF 303 Fashion Studio II
SOADF 303 Fashion Studio II
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 Grade of C or higher in SOADF 203, SOADF 207, and SOADF 213; and Fashion Design Major or permission of instructor
 Notes
 Studio class. Course fee required
 Description
 Intermediate pattern development, fitting, fabric manipulation, and construction of original fashion designs.
 Repeatability
 May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.
 Fashion Studio III. One (1) course:
 SOADF 305 Fashion Studio III
SOADF 305 Fashion Studio III
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 Grade of C or higher in SOADF 217 or AMIDF 217; and SOADF 303 or AMIDF 303; and MATHD 116 and MATHD 117, MATHJ 113, MATHM 106, MATHM 118, MATHM 119, MATHM 211, MATHS 118, MATHS 211, MATHV 118, or MATHV 119.
 Notes
 Studio class. Course fee required
 Description
 Advanced pattern development, fitting, fabric manipulation, and construction of original fashion designs.
 Repeatability
 May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours in AMIDF 305 and SOADF 305.
 Experimental Fashion Studio. One (1) course:
 SOADF 328 Experimental Fashion Studio: Digital Applications
SOADF 328 Experimental Fashion Studio: Digital Applications
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 SOADF 213 or AMIDF 213
 Notes
 Course fee required
 Description
 CAD applications used to create digital fashion fabrics, fashion lines, and fashion portfolios for the apparel and textile industries. Studio class.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of AMIDF 328 or SOADF 328.
 History of Fashion. One (1) course:
 SOADF 340 History of Fashion
SOADF 340 History of Fashion
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 SOADF 203 or AMIDF 203
 Description
 Dress in Western civilization relating to social, economic, political, and religious events in the eighteenth through twentyfirst centuries; emphasis on the emergence and evolution of haute couture.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of AMIDF 340 or SOADF 340.
 Spring 2025CASE SHcourseFall 2024CASE SHcourse
 Fashion Design III. One (1) course:
 SOADF 417 Fashion Design III: Presentation and Analysis
SOADF 417 Fashion Design III: Presentation and Analysis
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 SOADF 305 or AMIDF 305 with a grade of C or higher
 Notes
 Course fee required
 Description
 Planning and presenting a fashion line, development of accompanying research, and preparation of portfolio. Studio class.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of AMIDF 417 or SOADF 417.
 Fashion Studio I. One (1) course:
 Advanced Courses. Nine (9) credit hours:
 Experimental Fashion Studio. One (1) course:
 SOADF 306 Experimental Fashion Studio: Tailoring
 SOADF 325 Experimental Fashion Studio: Shape and Foundation
 SOADF 326 Experimental Fashion Studio: Accessories
 SOADF 408 Experimental Fashion Studio: Draping
SOADF 306 Experimental Fashion Studio: Tailoring
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 Grade of C or higher in SOADF 217 or AMIDF 217; and in SOADF 303 or AMIDF 303
 Notes
 Studio class. Course fee required
 Description
 Techniques in contemporary and traditional tailoring.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of AMIDF 306 or SOADF 306.
SOADF 325 Experimental Fashion Studio: Shape and Foundation
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 Grade of C or higher in SOADF 217 or AMIDF 217; and in SOADF 303 or AMIDF 303
 Notes
 Course fee required
 Description
 Fundamental principles of design for innershaping and foundation; manipulation of a variety of materials and techniques to produce original designs featuring complex superstructures. Studio class.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of AMIDF 325 or SOADF 325.
SOADF 326 Experimental Fashion Studio: Accessories
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 None
 Notes
 Course fee required
 Description
 Fundamental principles and techniques for design of accessories including gloves, hats, handbags, jewelry, and masks; manipulation of a variety of materials to produce original accessory design. Studio class.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of AMIDF 326 or SOADF 326.
SOADF 408 Experimental Fashion Studio: Draping
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 Grade of C or higher in SOADF 217 or AMIDF 217; and in SOADF 303 or AMIDF 303
 Notes
 Course fee required
 Description
 Fashion design through the use of fundamental principles and processes of draping; manipulation of a variety of materials to produce original draped designs. Studio class.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of AMIDF 408 or SOADF 408.
 Dress Studies. One (1) course:
 SOADF 301 Fashion Studies: Topics in Cultural Analysis
 SOADF 311 History of Dress
 SOADF 312 Dress Studies: Autobiographies of Dress
 SOADF 352 Fashion Studies: Aesthetic Analysis
 SOADF 401 Fashion Studies: Fashion and Social Issues
 SOADF 402 Collection Management for Historic Textiles and Costumes
 SOADF 406 Fashion Studies: Fashion Theory
 SOADF 411 Fashion Studies: Behavioral Analysis
 SOADF 485 Advanced Special Topics in Fashion Design
SOADF 301 Fashion Studies: Topics in Cultural Analysis
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 None
 Description
 Dress as a reflection of the physical, social, psychological, and aesthetic environment of various nonUS cultures; responses to and uses of dress as an aspect of global culture and individual behavior. Topics vary.
 Repeatability
 May be repeated with a different topic for a maximum of 6 credit hours.
 Spring 2025CASE GCCcourseFall 2024CASE GCCcourse
SOADF 311 History of Dress
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 SOADF 203 or AMIDF 203
 Description
 Dress in Western civilization relating to social, economic, political, and religious events from early civilization through seventeenth century.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of AMIDF 311 or SOADF 311.
 Spring 2025CASE SHcourseFall 2024CASE SHcourse
SOADF 312 Dress Studies: Autobiographies of Dress
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 at least junior standing or consent of instructor
 Description
 Critical reading of autobiographies from diverse perspectives (race, class, gender, religion, disability, etc.) in order to develop empathy for the values and needs of diverse fashion consumers. Includes reflection/discussion about the practice of reading and writing autobiographies.
 Spring 2025CASE AHcourseFall 2024CASE AHcourse
SOADF 352 Fashion Studies: Aesthetic Analysis
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 At least junior standing; or consent of instructor
 Description
 Aesthetics of dress as a medium of visual communication. Considerations include aesthetic norms, color psychology, elements and principles of design, appearance management strategies, and design process.
SOADF 401 Fashion Studies: Fashion and Social Issues
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 At least junior standing
 Description
 Explores aspects of contemporary fashion and how societal issues manifest in fashion phenomena of the 20th and 21st centuries. Areas to be explored may include diversity and inclusivity, the effects of media on body image, the impact of new technologies on fashion and lifestyle trends, future fashion, and gender fluidity.
SOADF 402 Collection Management for Historic Textiles and Costumes
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 SOADF 203 or AMIDF 203
 Description
 Curatorial methods and procedures in museum collection management specifically related to historic textiles and costumes. Topics may vary to include accessioning, cataloging, artifact research and identification, exhibition, conservation, computer utilization.
 Repeatability
 May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours in AMIDF 402 and SOADF 402.
SOADF 406 Fashion Studies: Fashion Theory
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 At least junior standing; or consent of instructor
 Description
 Survey of methodologies and research techniques for analysis of fashion diffusion and change.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of AMIDF 406 or SOADF 406.
 Spring 2025CASE SHcourseFall 2024CASE SHcourse
SOADF 411 Fashion Studies: Behavioral Analysis
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 At least junior standing; or consent of instructor
 Description
 Basic concepts and theories from social psychology are used to study how clothing affects the self and others.
 Spring 2025CASE SHcourseFall 2024CASE SHcourse
SOADF 485 Advanced Special Topics in Fashion Design
 Credits
 1–3 credit hours
 Prerequisites
 Consent of instructor
 Description
 Advanced selected topics in an area of fashion design. Topics will vary.
 Repeatability
 May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours in AMIDF 485, AMIDF 490, and SOADF 485.
 Elective. One (1) course:
 Additional course from the Experimental Fashion Studio list
 Additional course from the Dress Studies list
 Experimental Fashion Studio. One (1) course:
 Addenda Requirements*.
 Mathematics. One (1) course:
 MATHD 117 Introduction to Finite Mathematics II
 MATHJ 113 Introduction to Calculus with Applications
 MATHM 106
 MATHM 118 Finite Mathematics
 MATHM 119 Brief Survey of Calculus I
 MATHM 211 Calculus I
 MATHM 213
 MATHS 118 Honors Finite Mathematics
 MATHS 211
 MATHV 118 Finite Mathematics with Applications (Approved topics: "FINITE & CONSUMER MATHEMATICS" (TPC 2); "FINITE MATH FOR SOCIAL & BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES" (TPC 1); "FINITE MATH IN ACTION" (TPC 3))
 MATHV 119 Applied Brief Calculus I (Approved topics: "BRIEF CALCULUS FOR THE LIFE SCIENCES" (TPC 1))
MATHD 117 Introduction to Finite Mathematics II
 Credits
 2
 Prerequisites
 MATHD 116 or consent of the department
 Notes
 MATHD 116 and MATHD 117 is a twocourse sequence
 Description
 Topics for the course are taken from MATHM 118. Credit for the College of Arts and Sciences Foundations requirement in Mathematical Modeling or the College's N&M Breadth of Inquiry requirement will be given only upon completion of both MATHD 116 and MATHD 117 with a passing grade.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of MATHA 118, MATHM 118, MATHS 118, MATHV 118; or MATHD 116 and MATHD 117.
 Spring 2025CASE MMcourseFall 2024CASE MMcourse
 Spring 2025CASE NMcourseFall 2024CASE NMcourse
MATHJ 113 Introduction to Calculus with Applications
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 MATHJ 112 with a grade of C or higher; or consent of department
 Notes
 For Groups students only. MATHJ 113 can count toward the College of Arts and Sciences Foundations requirement in mathematical modeling and the College of Arts and Sciences natural and mathematical sciences Breadth of Inquiry requirement for Groups studentsï»¿
 Description
 A survey of calculus.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of MATHJ 113, MATHM 119, MATHV 119, MATHM 211, or MATHS 211.
 Spring 2025CASE MMcourseFall 2024CASE MMcourse
 Spring 2025CASE NMcourseFall 2024CASE NMcourse
MATHM 118 Finite Mathematics
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 None
 Notes
 R: To be successful, students will demonstrate mastery of two years of high school algebra as indicated by an appropriate ALEKS score or completion of MATHM 014, MATHM 018, or MATHJ 111
 Description
 Sets, counting, basic probability, including random variables and expected values. Linear systems, matrices, linear programming, and applications.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of MATHA 118, MATHM 118, MATHS 118, MATHV 118; or MATHD 116 and MATHD 117.
 Spring 2025CASE MMcourseFall 2024CASE MMcourse
 Spring 2025CASE NMcourseFall 2024CASE NMcourse
MATHM 119 Brief Survey of Calculus I
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 None
 Notes
 R: To be successful, students will demonstrate mastery of two years of high school algebra, one year of high school geometry, and precalculus as indicated by an appropriate ALEKS score or completion of MATHM 025 or MATHM 027
 Description
 Introduction to calculus. Primarily for students from business and the social sciences.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of MATHJ 113, MATHM 119, MATHV 119, MATHM 211, or MATHS 211.
 Spring 2025CASE MMcourseFall 2024CASE MMcourse
 Spring 2025CASE NMcourseFall 2024CASE NMcourse
MATHM 211 Calculus I
 Credits
 4
 Prerequisites
 None
 Notes
 R: To be successful, students will demonstrate mastery of two years of high school algebra, one year of high school geometry, and precalculus, and trigonometry as indicated by an appropriate ALEKS score or completion of MATHM 027
 Description
 Limits, continuity, derivatives, definite and indefinite integrals, applications.
 Repeatability
 A student may receive credit for only one of the following: MATHJ 113, MATHM 119, MATHV 119, MATHM 211, or MATHS 211.
 Spring 2025CASE MMcourseFall 2024CASE MMcourse
 Spring 2025CASE NMcourseFall 2024CASE NMcourse
MATHS 118 Honors Finite Mathematics
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 Hutton Honors College membership
 Notes
 R: To be successful students will demonstrate mastery of two years of high school algebra as indicated by an appropriate ALEKS score or completion of MATHM 014, MATHM 018, or MATHJ 111
 Description
 Designed for students of outstanding ability in mathematics. Covers all material of MATHM 118 and additional topics from statistics and game theory. Computers may be used in this course, but no previous experience is assumed.
 Spring 2025CASE MMcourseFall 2024CASE MMcourse
 Spring 2025CASE NMcourseFall 2024CASE NMcourse
MATHV 118 Finite Mathematics with Applications
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 None
 Notes
 R: To be successful, students will demonstrate mastery of two years of high school algebra as indicated by an appropriate ALEKS score or completion of MATHM 014, MATHM 018, or MATHJ 111
 Description
 Sets, counting, basic probability, linear modelling, and other discrete topics. Applications to various areas depending on topic. Possibilities include social and biological sciences and consumer mathematics.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of MATHA 118, MATHM 118, MATHS 118, MATHV 118; or MATHD 116 and MATHD 117.
 Spring 2025CASE NMcourseFall 2024CASE NMcourse
MATHV 119 Applied Brief Calculus I
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 None
 Notes
 R: To be successful, students will demonstrate mastery of two years of high school algebra, one year of high school geometry, and precalculus as indicated by an appropriate ALEKS score or completion of MATHM 025 or MATHM 027
 Description
 Introduction to calculus. Variable topic course with emphasis on nonbusiness topics and applications. The topic(s) will be listed in the Schedule of Classes each semester.
 Repeatability
 A student may receive credit for only one of the following: MATHJ 113, MATHM 119, MATHM 211, MATHS 211, or MATHV 119.
 Spring 2025CASE NMcourseFall 2024CASE NMcourse
 Studio Art Courses. Six (6) credit hours:
 SOADA 101 Creative Core: Color
 SOADA 102 Creative Core: Drawing
 SOADA 103 Creative Core: 3D Design
 SOADA 211 CrossDisciplinary Workshops in Art, Design, and Merchandising
 Any SOADS 100–499
SOADA 101 Creative Core: Color
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 None
 Description
 Explores color's fundamental principles and formal elements; its contextual meanings and sociological connotations; and its significance within the fields of art, design and merchandising. Cultivates visual sensitivity, develops aesthetic knowledge and the production of creative work through studio practices.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of SOADA 101 or FINAF 102.
 Spring 2025CASE AHcourseFall 2024CASE AHcourse
SOADA 102 Creative Core: Drawing
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 None
 Description
 Development of visual awareness and coordination of perceptual and manual skills; seeing, representing, and inventing on an experimental, exploratory level in two dimensions. Includes placement, scale, volume, light, formal articulation, and investigation of graphic tools and media.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of FINAF 100 or SOADA 102.
 Spring 2025CASE AHcourseFall 2024CASE AHcourse
SOADA 103 Creative Core: 3D Design
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 None
 Description
 Volume, space, material, and physical force studies provide the basis for exploration of threedimensional form; includes carving, construction, modeling, and casting using wood, plaster, Styrofoam, clay, etc.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of FINAF 101 or SOADA 103.
 Spring 2025CASE AHcourseFall 2024CASE AHcourse
SOADA 211 CrossDisciplinary Workshops in Art, Design, and Merchandising
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 None
 Description
 A variable topic studio course that focuses on skill development and technical manipulation of materials within the specific traditions of a particular discipline. Emphasizes fundamental principles of art and design within a discipline. Designed around a variable topic such as image, time, narrative, space, materials, and markets.
 Repeatability
 May be repeated with a different topic for a maximum total of 12 credit hours in SOADA 111 and SOADA 211.
 Spring 2025CASE AHcourseFall 2024CASE AHcourse
 Art History Courses. Six (6) credit hours:
 Any ARTHA 100–499
 Mathematics. One (1) course:
 Major GPA, Hours, and Minimum Grade Requirements.
 Major GPA. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the major—including those where a grade lower than C is earned—is required.
 Major Minimum Grade. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the major.
 Major Upper Division Credit Hours. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed at the 300–499 level.
 Major Residency. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IUadministered or IU cosponsored Overseas Study program.
 College Breadth. At least 58 credit hours must be completed in courses from College of Arts and Sciences disciplines outside of the major area.
Notes
Major Area Courses

Unless otherwise noted below, the following courses are considered in the academic program and will count toward academic program requirements as appropriate:
 Any course at the 100–499 level with the
SOADF
subject area prefix—as well as any other subject areas that are deemed functionally equivalent  Any course contained on the course lists for the academic program requirements at the time the course is taken—as well as any other courses that are deemed functionally equivalent—except for those listed only under Addenda Requirements
 Any course directed to a nonAddenda requirement through an approved exception
 Any course at the 100–499 level with the
This program of study cannot be combined with the following:
 Minor in Fashion Design (FSDSMIN)
Exceptions to and substitutions for major requirements may be made with the approval of the unit's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.
The Bachelor of Arts degree requires at least 120 credit hours, to include the following:
 College of Arts and Sciences Credit Hours. At least 100 credit hours must come from College of Arts and Sciences disciplines.
 Upper Division Courses. At least 42 credit hours (of the 120) must be at the 300–499 level.
 College Residency. Following completion of the 60th credit hour toward degree, at least 36 credit hours of College of Arts and Sciences coursework must be completed through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IUadministered or IU cosponsored Overseas Study program.
 College GPA. A College grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.000 is required.
 CASE Requirements. The following College of Arts and Sciences Education (CASE) requirements must be completed:
 CASE Foundations
 CASE Breadth of Inquiry
 CASE Culture Studies
 CASE Critical Approaches: 1 course
 CASE Foreign Language: Proficiency in a single foreign language through the second semester of the second year of collegelevel coursework
 CASE Intensive Writing: 1 course
 CASE Public Oral Communication: 1 course
 Major. Completion of the major as outlined in the Major Requirements section above.
Most students must also successfully complete the Indiana University Bloomington General Education program.