Global Fashion Studies, Minor

This program of study has grown from steadily increasing student enthusiasm in fashion history and costume design courses offered by the Department of Theatre. The primary focus of this new minor is on the context, culture, and practices of the fashion industry. This minor will appeal to students whose interests lie in fashion marketing, fashion journalism, fashion photography, and fashion and textile technology.

As a prominent global industry, fashion offers employment opportunities in a wide variety of areas. This new minor allows Northeastern students to identify, analyze, demonstrate, and communicate how the evolving and highly competitive fashion industry functions artistically, socially, historically, economically, ethically, and culturally in a global market. Courses in this minor include opportunities for design thinking and collaborative maker activities as well as the development of innovation and entrepreneurship.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated.

Required Courses

Complete one of the following:4
Introduction to Global Fashion Studies: History, Theory, and Contemporary Practice
Introduction to Global Fashion Studies Abroad: History, Theory, and Contemporary Practice


Complete two of the following: 8
Special Topics in Art and Design Studio
The Evolution of Fashion and Costume
19th- and 20th-Century Fashion in Europe
Fashion and Costume Design in Film and Television
Fashion Industry and Trend Forecasting in Europe
Fashion Retailing
Fashion Construction and Pattern Making
Mass Media and the Fashion Industry in Europe
Fashion Marketing and Merchandising in Europe
Complete one of the following:4
Photo Basics for Nonmajors
Design Process Context and Systems
Programming Basics
Public Relations Principles
Advertising Practices
Public Relations Principles
Costume Design

GPA Requirement

2.000 GPA required in the minor