Degree Options: Minor Only
Location: Lincoln Center
Visit the Fashion Studies Program
There’s a fashion show every day on the streets of New York City, a fashion capital of the world.
Fashion is much more than the trends of the season. Fashion is a cultural language, economic powerhouse, and artistic force felt throughout the world. Nowhere is this more apparent than in New York City, a global fashion capital and home to Fordham University.
Fordham’s fashion studies minor offers a unique take on fashion education. We don’t want to just teach you about how the fashion industry works today—we want to give you the tools to shape its tomorrow.
The minor’s foundational courses are shaped by the University’s mission to foster the habits of careful observation, critical thinking, creativity, moral reflection, articulate expression, and reverence for all cultures. They explore fashion from a variety of perspectives: cultural, commercial, and visual. These courses prepare students to face the multitude of new challenges facing the fashion industry today, including growth in emerging markets, the rise of new media and social networks, and increasing pressure to develop merchandise that is produced and marketed ethically and sustainably.
In the context of Fordham’s curriculum and your major of choice, the fashion studies minor will prepare you to excel in your field—and as a human being. Because of course, you’ll learn more than fashion studies here. You’ll also study philosophy, theology, economics, mathematics, languages, science, and the performing arts through Fordham’s common core curriculum, the centerpiece of our liberal arts education.