This minor focuses on communication in the fashion industry. Students connect tools and techniques of communication in design to visual branding, fashion trends and forecasting, fashion culture, styling and imaging, digital illustration, surface exploration, e-portfolio, and fashion publishing. This minor is geared toward areas in fashion such as magazines, social media, styling, PR, creative direction, brand development, and brand management.
The Fashion Communication minor is offered through Parsons'
School of Fashion and requires successful completion of 18 credits across four 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.
A student who has completed this minor should be able to demonstrate:
* Students in need of introductory art/design skills are strongly encouraged to select one of these course options.
Minors are available to undergraduate students across The New School except those students at Lang and in the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students who are completing a self-designed BA or BS in Liberal Arts, who are not permitted to declare minors. For students at Lang or in the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students who are interested in pursuing deeper study of this subject area, opportunities are available through the self-designed major in Liberal Arts. To explore this, contact an academic advisor or read more information about self-designed options for
Lang or the
Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students.
Students majoring in BFA Fashion Design or AAS Fashion Design are also restricted from pursuing a minor in Fashion Communication. The Fashion Communication minor requires an application for admission.
For questions regarding this minor’s curriculum, including requests for course substitutions, please contact Jasonpaul McCarthy, Assistant Professor of Fashion Design, at
School of Fashion
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