Majors, minors + certificates

Minor in Fashion Design (Minors) (FSDSMIN)Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design

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

Minor requirements

The minor requires at least 21 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.

  1. Introductory Courses.
    1. SOAD Pathways. One (1) course from the .
      • 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. (3 credit hours.)
    2. Materials. One (1) course from the .
      • P: Grade of C- or higher in one of AMID-R 100, SOAD-A 100, or SOAD-M 209.. Lecture plus laboratory. Course fee required. Textile fibers, yarns, fabrication, and finishes, textile processing and properties; selection and care of textiles for human use. Credit given for only one of AMID-F 203 or SOAD-F 203. (3 credit hours.)
    3. Research and Illustration. One (1) course from the .
      • P: SOAD-A 100; and major or minor in Fashion Design. Studio class. Course fee required. Exploration of design inspiration and precedent research methods. Use of various media to communicate fashion design through technical drawing and illustration. Credit given for only one of AMID-F 213 or SOAD-F 213. (3 credit hours.)
    4. Introductory Elective. One (1) course from the .
      • P or C: AMID-F 203 or SOAD-F 203. Studio class. Course fee required. Introduction to pattern development, fitting, fabric manipulation, and construction of original fashion designs. Credit given for only one of AMID-F 207 or SOAD-F 207. (3 credit hours.)
  2. Advanced Courses.
    1. History of Fashion. One (1) course from the .
      • P: AMID-F 203 or SOAD-F 203. Dress in Western civilization relating to social, economic, political, and religious events in the eighteenth through twenty-first centuries; emphasis on the emergence and evolution of haute couture. Credit given for only one of AMID-F 340 or SOAD-F 340. (3 credit hours.)
    2. Design Studies Electives. Two (2) courses from the .
      • Dress as a reflection of the physical, social, psychological, and aesthetic environment of various non-US cultures; responses to and uses of dress as an aspect of global culture and individual behavior. Topics vary. May be repeated with a different topic for a maximum of 6 credit hours in AMID-F 301 and SOAD-F 301. (3 credit hours.)
      • P: AMID-F 203 or SOAD-F 203. Dress in Western civilization relating to social, economic, political, and religious events from early civilization through seventeenth century. Credit given for only one of AMID-F 311 or SOAD-F 311. (3 credit hours.)
      • P: AMID-F 213 or SOAD-F 213. Course fee required. CAD applications used to create digital fashion fabrics, fashion lines, and fashion portfolios for the apparel and textile industries. Studio class. Credit given for only one of AMID-F 328 or SOAD-F 328. (3 credit hours.)
      • P: Junior standing or consent of instructor. 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. Credit given for only one of AMID-F 352 or SOAD-F 352. (3 credit hours.)
      • P: AMID-F 203 or SOAD-F 203. 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. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours in AMID-F 402 and SOAD-F 402. (3 credit hours.)
      • P: Junior standing. Survey of methodologies and research techniques for analysis of fashion diffusion and change. Credit given for only one of AMID-F 406 or SOAD-F 406. (3 credit hours.)
      • P: Junior standing. Basic concepts and theories from social psychology are used to study how clothing affects the self and others. Credit given for only one of AMID-F 411 or SOAD-F 411. (3 credit hours.)
  3. GPA, Minimum Grade, and Other Requirements. Each of the following:
    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.