The Fashion Communication minor is offered through Parsons School of Design.
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 requires successful completion of 18 credits across four subject areas, as outlined in the chart below.
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.
Students who declared this minor before 2020 can reference this chart.
*Students in need of introductory art/design skills are strongly encouraged to select one of these course options.
*For BBA students only: Please note that you are allowed only one core BBA course to apply to the minor; the rest of the credits must come from your electives.
A student who has completed this minor should be able to demonstrate
- Strength in his or her visual communication skills: the ability to articulate concepts within an appropriate and defined design context through a process of selection and editing and through selected projects and applied creative practice
- Competence in the visual development, communication, and resolution of fashion design concepts using appropriate technical and technological processes in order to develop work through digital and analog methods
- Competence in developing innovative 2D resolutions in relation to fashion branding and marketing
- An understanding of fashion history and theory: the ability to choose appropriate visual and theoretical research methods for the resolution of design communication projects
The Fashion Communication minor is available to undergraduate students across The New School, with the exception of students enrolled in the AAS in Fashion Marketing and Communication.
For questions regarding this minor's curriculum, including requests for course substitutions, please contact Geoffry Gertz at [email protected].
How to Declare or Change a Minor
General guidelines for declaring a minor are available here. Current students can declare or change a minor by logging in to my.newschool.edu, clicking
on the Academics tab, and then clicking on the link to Major/Minor Declarations.