Writing for Fashion
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Level: Undergraduate, Graduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Art and Design History and Theory
Department: Art and Design History
Course Number: PGHT 5554
Course Format: Lecture
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Fashion
  • Fashion Studies
  • Fashion Design History, Theory & Criticism
This course examines a wide variety of venues for writing about fashion. Viewing writing as an essential component of research, we work to develop an understanding of writing as a tool for thinking about and reflecting on fashion, whether in narrative, journalistic, or academic form. Utilizing case studies, guest speakers, and workshop-style writing exercises, this course familiarizes students with writing conventions for numerous media, including academic journals, magazines, newspapers, and blogs. Through an understanding of what makes a given piece of writing effective, developed through in-class activities and independent research, students will work to implement similar techniques in their own written pieces. The goal is for students to develop the tools to find their unique voice and style and to think creatively about fashion writing.
Open to: All university grade degree students
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions


Open to Graduate students.