Are you excited by fashion? Do you watch fashion shows or movies? Do you follow your favorite streetwear designers? Do you sketch whenever you can and imagine your brand on garments you help to create? If you answer yes to any of these questions, there is a minor, actually two, here for you!
The Collins College of Professional Studies at St. John’s University offers many professional programs in exciting, in-demand fields. Among these is Fashion Studies which at St. John’s Collins’ College focuses on global fashion and its many opportunities for employment. The College knows that often students want to combine their interests in more than one academic field; so, in Fashion Studies, it offers two minor area programs for students majoring in a non-fashion field; the Fashion Studies Minor and the Fashion Industry Sustainability Minor. The minors are open to students in any major at the University. Students studying in diverse majors can add a Fashion Studies minor to their preparation, becoming more specialized; as a student majoring in Risk Management and Insurance said when his professor asked him why he had chosen a fashion studies minor: “someone has to sell insurance to the fashion industry, and it might as well be me.” And as one of our fashion industry speakers said to her student audience, “There is a place in the fashion industry for students in every major!”
Campus: Q and SI
Division of Administration and Economics, CCPSLevel: Undergraduate; Open to all students, all majors, all years.Credits Needed: 15 credits
The Fashion Studies Minor focuses on the fashion industry, particularly its business and its ethical aspects. Many of those who produce garments globally share little in the wealth they produce. How can this be changed to reward these poor more fairly? Students may shape this minor according to their personal interests in Fashion and can choose to complete any 15 credits or 5 Fashion Studies courses (except for internship courses.) The list of courses available to minors is extensive and includes almost all the courses open to FAS majors. This minor permits our minors pursuing any major at the University to choose the fashion courses that best complement his or her major.
Campus: Q and SI
Division of Administration and Economics, CCPSLevel: Undergraduate; Open to all students, all majors, all years.Credits Needed: 18 credits.
The Fashion Industry Sustainability Minor was designed by Collins’ College with support courses from St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the home of the University’s environmental science programs. This minor requires 18 credits or 6 courses for completion. Its focus is at the forefront of where the fashion industry is today; examining ways in which fashion can be both successful and sustainable; producing fashion while safeguarding our global environment for the future, reducing waste and recycling fabric more. Fashion’s focus on sustainability and on protecting the environment is a feature of Fashion Week shows this February 2020; St. John’s is proud to offer its students this important area of study. Students in the minor should choose courses as follows:
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