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Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design

Minor in Fashion Design (Minors)

Students on Summer 2019, Fall 2019, or Spring 2020 requirements FSDSMIN


The minor requires at least 21 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.
  1. Introductory Courses.
    1. SOAD Pathways. One (1) course:
      • SOAD-A 100 Pathways: Introduction to Art, Design and Merchandising
    2. Materials. One (1) course:
      • SOAD-F 203 Materials for Merchandising and Fashion Design
    3. Research and Illustration. One (1) course:
      • SOAD-F 213 Fashion Design I: Research and Illustration
    4. Introductory Elective. One (1) course:
      • SOAD-F 207 Fashion Studio I
  2. Advanced Courses.
    1. History of Fashion. One (1) course:
      • SOAD-F 340 History of Fashion
    2. Design Studies Electives. Two (2) courses:
      • SOAD-F 301 Dress Studies: Topics in Cultural Analysis
      • SOAD-F 311 History of Dress
      • SOAD-F 312 Dress Studies: Autobiographies of Dress
      • SOAD-F 328 Experimental Fashion Studio: Digital Applications
      • SOAD-F 352 Dress Studies: Aesthetics Analysis
      • SOAD-F 402 Collection Management for Historic Textiles and Costumes
      • SOAD-F 406 Dress Studies: Theory and Analysis
      • SOAD-F 411 Dress Studies: Behavioral Analysis
      • SOAD-F 485 Advanced Special Topics in Fashion Design
  3. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. 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.
    2. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the minor.
    4. 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.
    5. Exceptions to minor requirements may be made with the approval of the department's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.