Costume & Fashion Design

Costume & Fashion Design Minor

This interdisciplinary minor is intended for students interested in developing skills and abilities in the areas of costume and fashion design and to prepare them for careers and/or further professional development in these highly desireable fields of employment.

Using hands-on and computer-aided design & illustration techniques, students will create garments & accessories and learn the basics of textile design & production.

The core courses cover aesthetics, technology and basic skills development in textiles , costume and fashion design. The elective courses cover more specialized areas related to costume and fashion history and pattern making techniques.


The Costume & Fashion Design minor consists of a minimum of 18 credits, distributed among 4 core required courses ( 12 credits), and 2 electives (6 credits).

Required Core Courses
ART214Fashion Design & Illustration3
ART216Textile Design for Fashion3
THE278Introduction to Costuming & Make-Up3
THE378Costume Design3
Elective Courses (6 credits; select two courses from)
THE279Costume History3
THE379Pattern Making3
ART418Printing for Textiles3
THE480Independent Study3
ART480Independent Study3

Please note:

The Costume and Fashion Design Minor is undergoing a modification process.  Please contact Anya Sokolovskaya ( or Ann Dawson ( for information about the minor.