The Fashion Studies major is a degree plan that offers breadth rather than depth of study in fashion. This plan will combine both fashion design and fashion management courses. The purpose is to accommodate students who wish to major in fashion but who do not choose to pursue the in-depth four-year programs for either the BA in Fashion Management or the BFA in Fashion Design. Upon completion of this degree, students will be eligible for many, but not all, entry-level positions within the fashion industry.

Bachelors Degree Institutional Requirements

A minimum of 120 hours required for graduation to include: 45 hours of residency, 42 advanced hours (junior/community college courses will not satisfy), 36 of the last 45 hours from UIW, 45 clock hours community service, computer literacy (test or course credit).

University Core Curriculum (46 semester hours)

UNIVERSITY CORE CURRICULUM

HOURS

ENGL 1311 Composition 1

3

ENGL 1312 Composition 2

3

DWHP 1200 Wellness/Health Development

2

PE Activity

1

PHIL 1381 Introduction to Philosophy

3

Religious Studies: Choose 1:

RELS 1310, 1340, 1345, 1355, 1360, 1375, 3330, or 3345

3

Choose 1 upper division class from PHIL or RELS

3

ENGL 2310 World Literature

3

Choose 1:

ARTS 1301, 1311; or ARTH 2361 or 2362

3

MATH 1304 or higher

3

HIST 1311, 1312, 1321, or 1322

3

Natural Science with lab

4

Language (one language—2 courses)

6

ECON 2301 Macro-Economics or GOVT 1315
or GOVT 1316

3

Total Hours

43

Grade of C or better required in ENGL 1311, 1312 and all courses for Major/Minor/Concentration/Specialization

Click on courses below to see syllabi.

FASHION COURSES**

HOURS

FMGT 1111 Seminar in Fashion Management

1

FMGT 1301 Computer Applications in Fashion

3

FMGT 1305 Introduction to Fashion Management

3

FMGT 1310 Apparel Construction 1

3

FMGT 2323 Fashion History 1

3

FMGT 2341 Textiles

3

FMGT 2350 Fashion Promotional Strategies 1

3

FMGT 3340 Textile Product Analysis

3

FMGT 3355 Fashion Operations Management 1 3

FMGT 3383 Fashion Operations Management 2

3

FMGT 4331 Fashion Promotional Strategies 2

3

FMGT 4335 Portfolio, Fashion Management 3
FMGT 4350 Global Fashion Economics 3

Choose one:

FMGT 3323 Fashion History 2

FMGT 4307 Cultural Studies in Fashion

 

3

3

Choose one:

FMGT 4388 Internship, Merchandising

FMGT 4392 Fashion Study Tour

 

3

3

Total Hours in Fashion Management

43

FASHION DESIGN COURSES**

HOURS

FADS 1305 Introduction to Fashion Design

3

FADS 1320 Apparel Construction 2

3

FADS 2331 Flat Pattern

3

FADS 3333 Fashion Illustration

3

FADS 4340 Computer Illustration

3

Fashion Design Electives:

choose 2 classes from the following:

FADS 3312 Patternmaking Methods

FADS 3325 Draping

FADS 3332 Patternmaking Software

FADS 4310 Knitwear

FADS 4320 Couture Embroidery

FADS 4324 Surface Design

6

Total Fashion Design Hours

21

Other:

ACCT 2311 Principles of Accounting I

ACCT 2312 Principles of Accounting II

Open Electives

Total Other Hours

15

**Courses completed at junior/community colleges will not satisfy the advanced hour requirement for the degree.

Minor Requirements

With one additional elective, Fashion Studies students may qualify to minor in Business Management.

What classes must be taken to earn a minor in Management?

(Make sure course prerequisites are met)

  • ACCT 2311 (already required for BA, Fashion Studies)

The courses you must add to the degree plan:

  • MIS 2321 Introduction to Information Systems
  • BMGT 3354 Human Resource Management
  • BMGT 4355 Organizational Behavior & Leadership
  • BMGT 4390 Business Ethics

Is it possible to earn both Business Marketing and Management minors?

Yes. Please work with your advisor to add all of the needed courses to the 4-Year Plan. It will be necessary to take summer school.