Fashion and Textiles Minors

An academic minor is an approved group of courses required for focused study in an academic discipline.  A minimum of eighteen (18) semester credit hours are required for a minor, six (6) of which must be upper-level courses.  In addition, half of the upper-level courses must be completed at TWU.  Minors are offered by Fashion and Textiles in Fashion Merchandising and Fashion Design.

Fashion Merchandising

The minor in Fashion Merchandising is intended to provide students majoring in other disciplines, especially those in marketing, management, human resources management, general business, business administration, accounting, computer science, and family and consumer sciences, with additional knowledge and skills to complement the major program, especially for those interested in pursuing a career in the retailing or manufacturing industries; minor courses will provide a broad scope of relevant industry information.  In addition, those interested in the personal operation of a home-based cottage industry business would benefit from the completion of the minor in Fashion Merchandising.  This program requires the completion of six (6) hours of college math as prerequisite courses to FT 3103 Merchandise Planning and Control and FT 4113 Retail Buying.  Programs in Fashion and Textiles requires the following courses to satisfy the minimum requirement for a minor in Fashion Merchandising:

Freshman
FallTCCNSCHs
FT 1083Fashion Aesthetics, Products, and Industries 3
 SCHs 3
Sophomore
FallTCCN
FT 2033Principles of Fashion Marketing 3
 SCHs 3
SpringTCCN
FT 2703Production Techniques 3
 SCHs 3
Junior
FallTCCN
FT 3103Merchandise Planning and Control 3
 SCHs 3
SpringTCCN
FT 3063Fashion Promotion 3
 SCHs 3
Senior
FallTCCN
FT 4113Retail Buying 3
 SCHs 3
 Total SCHs:  18

Fashion Design

The minor in Fashion Design is intended to provide students majoring in other disciplines, particularly those in drama, visual arts, dance, and family and consumer sciences, with skills that will complement the major program, especially for those interested in pursuing a career in a creative environment; minor courses will provide a working knowledge of a broad scope of relevant, hands-on industry skills, but will not provide the level of skill needed to pursue a career in the field.  In addition, those interested in developing apparel construction, design, and patterning skills purely for personal use would benefit from the completion of the minor in Fashion Design.  This program requires the completion of ART 1303 Drawing Techniques as a prerequisite to all of the courses except FT 1013 Principles and Techniques of Design Construction.  Programs in Fashion and Textiles requires the following courses to satisfy the minimum requirement for a minor in Fashion Design:

Freshman
FallTCCNSCHs
FT 1013Principles and Techniques of Design Construction 3
 SCHs 3
SpringTCCN
FT 2013Fundamentals of Fashion Sketching 3
FT 2113Techniques of Pattern Design 3
 SCHs 6
Sophomore
FallTCCN
FT 2403Mass Production Techniques 3
 SCHs 3
Junior
FallTCCN
FT 3403Draping and Couture Techniques 3
 SCHs 3
Senior
FallTCCN
FT 4033Fashion Portfolio Development 3
 SCHs 3
 Total SCHs:  18