Fashion (Minor)

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With strong industry connections, excellent facilities and a world-class program of study, ASU's fashion program is one of the best in the nation.

The minor program in fashion offers grounding in the history, social context and economics of the contemporary fashion industry. Students also have the option of pursuing more focused classes designed to introduce them to a variety of roles in this important industry: fashion history, fashion industry business practices, and fashion production.

Among the subjects that may be related to students' majors are marketing and merchandising, costuming, wearable technology, sustainability, management and leadership, international experience, and fashion and culture. Due to the relationship of these subjects to a wide variety of disciplines taught at ASU, many students throughout the university may supplement their major with closely related fashion minor classes, creating a strong foundation for a variety of careers. Opportunities for study abroad could further advance students' professional goals.

Taught by well-known fashion industry professionals, students enrolled in the minor in fashion at ASU develop connections to leaders in the field.

At A Glance

Fashion (Minor)

Application requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:

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Program requirements

Courses selected must satisfy the minimum requirement of 18 credit hours for the minor; nine of the credit hours must be upper-division (300 or 400-level) coursework.
Required Courses -- 9 credit hours
Notes: Please complete either FSH 201 or FSH 325 before enrolling in Contemporary Fashion (FSH 435).
Fashion and Related Studies Electives -- 6 credit hours
Upper Division Fashion Electives -- 3 credit hours
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.

Enrollment requirements

GPA Requirement: 2.50

Incompatible Majors: BA in fashion

Other Enrollment Requirements: None

Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Students interested in pursuing a minor should consult their academic advisor to declare the minor and to ensure that an appropriate set of courses is taken. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and the minor. Students should contact their academic advisor for more information.

Career outlook

A minor can help students enhance the marketable skills they acquire in their major program and help them develop new skills apart from it, though most career areas do require more training than a minor alone can provide. A minor in fashion can help students as they pursue careers in fashion history, fashion industry business practices and fashion production.

Example careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Career*growth*median salary
Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 12%$66,930
Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers-16.1%$40,460
Fashion Designers2.6%$67,420
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 5.2%$56,970
Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products -2.5%

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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