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Minor in Fashion Media (Minors)

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The Fashion Media minor is a perfect choice for students fascinated by the world of fashion media. This minor combines courses from The Media School and the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture and Design to provide students a unique window into the world of fashion, beauty, and lifestyle media, while also providing an inside perspective of the apparel and fashion industry.


The minor requires at least 15 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.
  1. Fashion Core. One (1) course:
    • SOAD-M 109 Apparel Industries
  2. Media Core. One (1) course:
    • MSCH-C 250 Story Lab I
  3. Media Skills. One (1) course:
    • MSCH-J 326 Fashion, Beauty, and Lifestyle Media
  4. Fashion Media Advanced Courses. Two (2) courses:
    • MSCH-J 426 Reporting on Fashion, Beauty, and Lifestyle
    • MSCH-R 350 PR Strategies for Fashion, Beauty, and Lifestyle Communication
    • MSCH-X 478 Field Experience in Media (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
    • SOAD-F 406 Fashion Studies: Fashion Theory
    • SOAD-F 411 Fashion Studies: Behavioral Analysis
    • SOAD-M 308 Brand Management and Advertising
    • SOAD-M 350 Omnichannel Innovation
  5. Minor GPA, Hours, and Minimum Grade Requirements.
    1. Minor GPA. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the minor—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    2. Minor 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 minor.
    3. Minor Upper Division Credit Hours. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    4. Minor Residency. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.

Minor 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 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 non-Addenda requirement through an approved exception

The following courses cannot be applied toward minor requirements:

  • CMCL-C 121
  • CMCL-C 122
  • CMCL-C 228
  • CMCL-C 339
  • CMCL-C 427
  • CMCL-C 430

This program of study cannot be combined with the following:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Journalism (JOURBAJ)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Media (MEDIABA)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Cinematic Arts (CINEARTBFA)
  • Bachelor of Science in Game Design (GAMEDSGNBS)
  • Certificate in Journalism (JOURUGACR1)

Exceptions to and substitutions for minor 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.