Parsons Paris

Fashion Studies

  • Parsons Paris Minors Fashion-Studies 2015 750x422Overview

    Fashion Studies addresses the cultural significance of fashion with reference to self-fashioning, embodiment, modernity, and globalization through the study of visual and material culture and written texts. Interpretation of fashion as visual and material culture enables students to gain a broad understanding and critical awareness of its meanings as objects, images, and cultural practices that position people in time and space. Introductory-level courses encourage a lifelong understanding of fashion, while upper-level courses offer more advanced and specialized knowledge.

    The minor in Fashion Studies requires successful completion of 18 credits across six subject areas, as outlined in the chart below.

    Note: Course availability may vary from semester to semester. Some courses may be in development and offered at a later time. Students seeking to pursue alternative coursework to fulfill the minor should consult with their advisors.

    Eligibility

    All students should contact their advisors regarding their options before pursuing a minor.

    Subject Area Course Options Requirements
    Fashion History 3 credits
    Methodology 3 credits
    2000-level
    • Students should select a course with the course subject code PLFS at the 2000 level.
    3 credits
    3000-level
    • Students should select a course with the course subject code PLFS at the 3000 level.
    3 credits
    4000-level
    • Students should select a course with the course subject code PLFS at the 4000 level.
    3 credits
    Studio
    • Students should select a studio course or courses appropriate to their studio skill and experience. Qualifying courses can be found within subject codes beginning PSxx or PUxx.

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