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Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design

Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design

Students on Summer 2021, Fall 2021, or Spring 2022 requirements FSDSBA1

The Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design educates students in the art, philosophy, theory, process, and product of fashion design in the 21st Century. The curriculum provides an artistic and intellectual approach to the design process, focusing on the interaction of technique, function, technology, and individual creative expression. Coursework concentrates on traditional and experimental techniques, as well as the history and theory of fashion as a significant aesthetic language. The program builds on the essential foundations of the arts and sciences, and encourages students to be multidisciplinary thinkers and skilled communicators. Career opportunities are available in the areas of apparel design, accessories design, technical design, pattern making, product design, computer-aided and technical drawing, merchandising, theatrical costuming, and wardrobe management.

Requirements

The major requires at least 40 credit hours (54 with the Addenda requirements), 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. Textile Science. One (1) course:
      • SOAD-F 202 Introductory Textile Science: Laboratory
    3. Materials for Fashion Design. One (1) course:
      • SOAD-F 203 Materials for Merchandising and Fashion Design
  2. Fashion Design Foundations.
    1. Fashion Studio I. One (1) course:
      • SOAD-F 207 Fashion Studio I
    2. Fashion Design I. One (1) course:
      • SOAD-F 213 Fashion Design I: Research and Illustration
    3. Fashion Design II. One (1) course:
      • SOAD-F 217 Fashion Design II: Ideation
    4. Fashion Studio II. One (1) course:
      • SOAD-F 303 Fashion Studio II
    5. Fashion Studio III. One (1) course:
      • SOAD-F 305 Fashion Studio III
    6. Experimental Fashion Studio. One (1) course:
      • SOAD-F 328 Experimental Fashion Studio: Digital Applications
    7. History of Fashion. One (1) course:
      • SOAD-F 340 History of Fashion
    8. Fashion Design III. One (1) course:
      • SOAD-F 417 Fashion Design III: Presentation and Analysis
  3. Advanced Courses. Nine (9) credit hours:
    1. Experimental Fashion Studio. One (1) course:
      • SOAD-F 306 Experimental Fashion Studio: Tailoring
      • SOAD-F 325 Experimental Fashion Studio: Shape and Foundation
      • SOAD-F 326 Experimental Fashion Studio: Accessories
      • SOAD-F 408 Experimental Fashion Studio: Draping
    2. Dress Studies. One (1) course:
      • 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 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. Elective. One (1) course:
      • Additional course from the Experimental Fashion Studio list
      • Additional course from the Dress Studies list
  4. Addenda Requirements*.
    1. Mathematics. One (1) course:
      • MATH-D 117 Introduction to Finite Mathematics II
      • MATH-J 113 Introduction to Calculus with Applications
      • MATH-M 106 The Mathematics of Decision and Beauty
      • MATH-M 118 Finite Mathematics
      • MATH-M 119 Brief Survey of Calculus I
      • MATH-M 211 Calculus I
      • MATH-M 213
      • MATH-S 118 Honors Finite Mathematics
      • MATH-S 211 Honors Calculus I
      • MATH-V 118 Finite Mathematics with Applications (approved topics: "Finite Math in Action"; "Finite Mathematics for the Social and Biological Sciences"; "Finite and Consumer Mathematics")
      • MATH-V 119 Applied Brief Calculus I (approved topic: "Applied Brief Calculus I for the Life Sciences")
    2. Studio Art Courses. Six (6) credit hours:
      • SOAD-A 101 Creative Core: Color
      • SOAD-A 102 Creative Core: Drawing
      • SOAD-A 103 Creative Core: 3D Design
      • SOAD-A 211 Cross-Disciplinary Workshops in Art, Design, and Merchandising
      • SOAD-S 200 Drawing I
      • SOAD-S 201 Figure Drawing and Anatomy
      • SOAD-S 210 Digital Art: Survey and Practice
      • SOAD-S 220 Fibers I
      • SOAD-S 230 Painting I
      • SOAD-S 240 Basic Printmaking Media
      • SOAD-S 250 Graphic Design I
      • SOAD-S 260 Ceramics I
      • SOAD-S 270 Sculpture I
      • SOAD-S 271 Introduction to Figurative Sculpture
      • SOAD-S 280 Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design I
      • SOAD-S 290 Fundamentals of Photography
      • SOAD-S 300 Drawing II
      • SOAD-S 310 Interactive Multimedia
      • SOAD-S 311 Video Art
      • SOAD-S 313 3D Computer Graphics
      • SOAD-S 320 Fibers II
      • SOAD-S 330 Painting II
      • SOAD-S 341 Printmaking II Intaglio
      • SOAD-S 343 Printmaking II Lithography
      • SOAD-S 344 Printmaking II Silkscreen
      • SOAD-S 345 Printmaking II Relief Media
      • SOAD-S 351 Typography I
      • SOAD-S 352 Production for the Graphic Designer
      • SOAD-S 360 Ceramics II
      • SOAD-S 370 Sculpture II
      • SOAD-S 380 Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design II
      • SOAD-S 390 Intermediate Photography
      • SOAD-S 400 Drawing III
      • SOAD-S 402 BFA Drawing
      • SOAD-S 403 Anatomy for the Artist
      • SOAD-S 410 Advanced Multimedia
      • SOAD-S 411 Digital Video
      • SOAD-S 412 BFA Digital Art
      • SOAD-S 413 Computer Graphical Environments
      • SOAD-S 419 BFA Digital Art Seminar
      • SOAD-S 420 Fibers III
      • SOAD-S 422 BFA Fibers
      • SOAD-S 429 BFA Fibers Seminar
      • SOAD-S 430 Painting III
      • SOAD-S 432 BFA Painting
      • SOAD-S 439 BFA Painting Seminar
      • SOAD-S 441 Printmaking III Intaglio
      • SOAD-S 442 BFA Printmaking
      • SOAD-S 443 Printmaking III Lithography
      • SOAD-S 444 Printmaking III Silk Screen
      • SOAD-S 445 Relief Printmaking Media
      • SOAD-S 449 BFA Printmaking Seminar
      • SOAD-S 450 Graphic Design Problem Solving
      • SOAD-S 452 BFA Graphic Design
      • SOAD-S 459 BFA Graphic Design Seminar
      • SOAD-S 460 Ceramics III
      • SOAD-S 462 BFA Ceramics
      • SOAD-S 464 Basic Glaze Composition
      • SOAD-S 468 History of Ceramics
      • SOAD-S 469 BFA Ceramics Seminar
      • SOAD-S 470 Sculpture III
      • SOAD-S 472 BFA Sculpture
      • SOAD-S 479 BFA Sculpture Seminar
      • SOAD-S 480 Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design III
      • SOAD-S 482 BFA Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design
      • SOAD-S 489 BFA Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design Seminar
      • SOAD-S 490 Advanced Photography
      • SOAD-S 492 BFA Photography
      • SOAD-S 499 BFA Photography Seminar
    3. Art History Courses. Six (6) credit hours:
      • ARTH-A 101 Ancient and Medieval Art
      • ARTH-A 102 Renaissance through Modern Art
      • ARTH-A 150 African, New World, and Oceanic Art
      • ARTH-A 155 Introduction to African Art
      • ARTH-A 156 Introduction to Art of the African Diaspora
      • ARTH-A 160 Introduction to East Asian Art
      • ARTH-A 200 Topics in Art History
      • ARTH-A 201 Art and Culture of Southern Italy
      • ARTH-A 203 Machine Age Modern: European Modernism, 1848-1939
      • ARTH-A 204 Buddha and Beyond: Keywords for the Study of East Asian Buddhist Art
      • ARTH-A 205 Baroque Art in Europe: From Caravaggio to Rembrandt
      • ARTH-A 206 Classical Art and Archaeology
      • ARTH-A 207 Introduction to Contemporary Art and Its Discontents, 1960 to the Present
      • ARTH-A 210 Topics in Ancient Art
      • ARTH-A 214 Art and Life in Ancient Rome
      • ARTH-A 220 American Arts/American Identities, 1776-1945
      • ARTH-A 224 The Gothic Cathedral
      • ARTH-A 226 Envisioning the Sacred: Survey of Medieval Art
      • ARTH-A 231 The Age of Giants: Art in the Time of Leonardo and Michelangelo
      • ARTH-A 233 Renaissance and Baroque Art in Italy 1250-1700
      • ARTH-A 234 Renaissance Florence
      • ARTH-A 240 Rococo, Revolution, Romance
      • ARTH-A 243 History of Photography: An Introduction
      • ARTH-A 245 Jewish Art
      • ARTH-A 255 Topics in African Art History
      • ARTH-A 260 1968 and Its Material Legacies
      • ARTH-A 262 Introduction to Japanese Art and Culture
      • ARTH-A 276 Eye of the Beholder: Art and Perception
      • ARTH-A 280 The Art of the Comic Strip
      • ARTH-A 281 Introduction to Islamic Art and Visual Culture
      • ARTH-A 282 The Art of the Comic Book
      • ARTH-A 290 How Architecture Works: The University as Machine
      • ARTH-A 300 Topics in Art History
      • ARTH-A 303 The Art and Ideas of Eighteenth-Century Europe and America
      • ARTH-A 304 Made in Barcelona: From Gaudi to Dali and Everything in Between
      • ARTH-A 310 Topics in Ancient Art
      • ARTH-A 311 Art of the Classical Age of Greece
      • ARTH-A 312 Art of the Roman Empire
      • ARTH-A 313 Greek Pottery and Painting
      • ARTH-A 314 History of Greek Sculpture
      • ARTH-A 315 The Body in Classical Art
      • ARTH-A 316 Ancient Art from Alexander the Great to Augustus
      • ARTH-A 321 Romans and Barbarians: Early Medieval Art
      • ARTH-A 322 Romanesque and Gothic Art
      • ARTH-A 323 Illuminated Manuscripts in the Middle Ages: Form, Function, and Audience
      • ARTH-A 326 The Golden Age of Justinian: Art in the Sixth Century Mediterranean
      • ARTH-A 327 Survey of Modern and Contemporary Islamic Art
      • ARTH-A 329 Topics in Medieval Art
      • ARTH-A 330 Art of Renaissance and Baroque
      • ARTH-A 331 Fourteenth- and Fifteenth-Century Art in Italy
      • ARTH-A 332 Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Art in Southern Europe
      • ARTH-A 333 From Van Eyck to Vermeer
      • ARTH-A 335 Baroque Art in Italy, 1580-1700
      • ARTH-A 336 The Graphic Novel
      • ARTH-A 337 Age of Rubens and Rembrandt
      • ARTH-A 340 Topics in Modern Art
      • ARTH-A 341 Nineteenth-Century European Art
      • ARTH-A 342 Twentieth-Century Art
      • ARTH-A 345 American Art to 1913
      • ARTH-A 347 Picasso
      • ARTH-A 348 American Architecture
      • ARTH-A 349 Dada and Surrealism
      • ARTH-A 350 Topics in African, Oceanic, and Pre-Columbian American Art
      • ARTH-A 351 Art of the South Pacific
      • ARTH-A 352 Art of Eastern and Southern Africa
      • ARTH-A 353 Art in America: 1945 to the Present
      • ARTH-A 354 Contemporary Art: 1960 to the Present
      • ARTH-A 355 Art, Craft, and Technology in Sub-Saharan Africa
      • ARTH-A 356 Art of Central Africa
      • ARTH-A 358 Women Artists
      • ARTH-A 360 Topics in East Asian Art
      • ARTH-A 372 History of Portraiture
      • ARTH-A 375 Topics in Art Theory
      • ARTH-A 390 Museum Studies I: Methods, History, Issues
      • ARTH-A 391 Museum Studies II: Museum Exhibitions
      • ARTH-A 393 Museums: The Display of Culture
      • ARTH-A 396 Foreign Study in History of Art
      • ARTH-A 400 Senior Seminar
      • ARTH-A 404 Imaging Race: Photography and the Archive
      • ARTH-A 409 Hellenistic and Roman Portraits
      • ARTH-A 410 Topics in Ancient Art
      • ARTH-A 411 Art and Archaeology of Anatolia
      • ARTH-A 412 The Art and Archaeology of the Aegean
      • ARTH-A 413 The Art and Archaeology of Greece
      • ARTH-A 414 Art & Archaeology of the Roman World
      • ARTH-A 415 Roman Painting
      • ARTH-A 416 Greek Architecture
      • ARTH-A 417 Roman Sculpture
      • ARTH-A 418 Roman Architecture
      • ARTH-A 421 Pagans and Christians: Christian Art in the Roman Empire
      • ARTH-A 423 Romanesque Art
      • ARTH-A 425 Heaven on Earth: Art and the Church in Byzantium
      • ARTH-A 426 The Medieval City
      • ARTH-A 428 Comics and the Art World
      • ARTH-A 432 Italian Art of the Sixteenth Century
      • ARTH-A 434 Visual Culture of the Interwar Years
      • ARTH-A 435 Beyond Kitsch and Colonialism: Islamic Art in the Nineteenth Century
      • ARTH-A 436 Italian Art of the Fifteenth Century
      • ARTH-A 437 Playing with Pictures in the Fifteenth-Century Netherlands
      • ARTH-A 439 The Art Historian as Sherlock Holmes: Objects and Materiality in the Digital Age
      • ARTH-A 440 Nineteenth-Century Painting I
      • ARTH-A 441 Nineteenth-Century Painting II
      • ARTH-A 442 Twentieth-Century Art, 1900-1945
      • ARTH-A 443 History of Twentieth-Century Photography
      • ARTH-A 445 American Art to 1865
      • ARTH-A 446 American Art, 1865-1945
      • ARTH-A 447 Modernism and Anti-Modernism in American Art, 1900-1945
      • ARTH-A 449 Twentieth-Century Art, 1925-Present
      • ARTH-A 450 History of Photography
      • ARTH-A 452 Art of Pre-Columbian America
      • ARTH-A 453 Art of Sub-Saharan Africa I: Arts of Africa's Western Sudan
      • ARTH-A 454 Art of Sub-Saharan Africa II: Arts of the West African Coast
      • ARTH-A 455 Modern Architecture and Design
      • ARTH-A 456 The Arabesque from Kant to Comics
      • ARTH-A 458 Topics in the Ethnographic Arts
      • ARTH-A 459 The Painted Image in the Islamic World
      • ARTH-A 464 Art and Archaeology of Early China
      • ARTH-A 465 Later Chinese Art
      • ARTH-A 466 Early Chinese Painting
      • ARTH-A 467 Later Chinese Painting
      • ARTH-A 469 Installation Art
      • ARTH-A 476 Print and the Origins of the Modern Medium
      • ARTH-A 480 Russian Art
      • ARTH-A 481 The Worlds of Art History: Academic, Museum, Commercial
      • ARTH-A 482 Sixteenth-Century Visual Culture in Northern Europe
      • ARTH-A 483 Visual and Material Cultures of Play
      • ARTH-A 484 Experience/Experiment: Modern and Contemporary Intersections of Art and Science
      • ARTH-A 486 Spanish Art of the Golden Age
      • ARTH-A 487 Caribbean and Latin American Art: Empire, Identity, and Society
      • ARTH-A 489 Topics in Islamic Art
      • ARTH-A 490 Topics in Art History
      • ARTH-A 499 Senior Honors Thesis
  5. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. Major Residency. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. Major Upper Division Courses. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. 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.
    4. 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.
    5. College Breadth. At least 58 credit hours must be completed in courses from College of Arts and Sciences disciplines outside of the major area.

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 SOAD-F 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 non-Addenda requirement through an approved exception

The above courses cannot be applied toward the College Breadth requirement in the major.

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.