Courses of Study 2023-2024 
    
    May 26, 2024  
Courses of Study 2023-2024

Fashion Design and Management


In the College of Human Ecology .


Course Offerings  

The Fashion Design and Management major is unique in the Ivy League, combining a strong liberal arts foundation with excellent training in fashion design and the business of fashion. Students take a broad range of courses from the art of designing apparel, fashion and accessories, to the business of manufacturing and marketing them internationally.

All Fashion Design and Management students explore the basics of textiles and design. Students may complete either a Fashion Design option or a Fashion Design Management option.

Academic course work is further enhanced by field and international experiences and significant opportunities to complete independent projects for credit with individual faculty members. Gallery space provides the setting to display design work. In addition, the Cornell Costume and Textile Collection, housed in the department, provides a valuable resource; items from the collection are made available to students for classroom and special study use.

Faculty


Y. Gowayed, Chair (HEB T57); F. Baytar, C. Blumenkamp, M. Conroy, M. Frey, D. Green, J. Hinestroza, F. Kozen, T. Lewis, V.D. Lewis, H. Park, K. Phoenix, J. Reed, L. Shepherd, T. Uyar.

Academic Advising


All Fashion Design and Management majors are matched with a faculty advisor by the Director of Undergraduate Studies. Students are strongly urged to discuss their goals, course selection and sequence, electives, and career plans with their faculty advisor. Students are free to change advisors; changes must be recorded with the Director of Undergraduate Studies. It is the student’s responsibility to keep track of their courses and to make sure that the program meets graduation requirements for their major.

Student Work


All apparel design work done as part of the academic program will be held by the department until it has been released by the instructor. Certain exceptional work may be used by the department to exhibit for academic purposes. The department is not responsible for the loss or theft of student work.

Options


Students may select apparel design or fashion design management. Most transfer students will need at least one extra semester to fulfill the requirements of the major. Transfers in the design option should plan on two additional semesters.

Option I: Fashion Design

The Fashion Design option relates the human need for fashionable and functional clothing and accessories to design principles and to the physical properties of textiles. Students take a sequence of studio courses, focusing on the manipulation by hand, eye, and computer of form, color, and fabric, as well as courses in the social, economic, historical, and cultural aspects of design. Many students participate in design competitions sponsored by the fashion industry.

Option II: Fashion Design Management

The Fashion Design Management option applies management and marketing principles to industry and consumer issues in this sector of the economy. Courses focus on the processes used to develop, manufacture, and distribute apparel and textile products and examine topics such as business organizational structures, business strategies, globalization, communication, marketing, sustainability, and entrepreneurship.

Career Opportunities


Graduates of Fashion Design and Management have found meaningful employment within apparel, fashion, and textile industries, including, apparel, shoes, accessories, beauty, media, museum curation, retail, and theater.  In addition, the program prepares students for graduate or professional study in apparel design, apparel or textile marketing, supply chain management, or business.

Graduates design for influential fashion houses and under their own labels. Graduates also pursue specialized design such as protective and athletic performance apparel, clothing for special populations such as children, senior citizens, and people with physical disabilities. They may use their creativity in positions in public-relations, theater or film, publishing, and promotion. Graduates are attractive candidates for leadership positions in fashion and other industries.

Fashion Design and Management Common Requirements


In addition to college requirements, students in the Fashion Design and Management major must complete specific requirements listed here.

The requirements listed below pertain to all students matriculating in August 2023 and January 2024.

These requirements apply to Fashion Design (Option I) and Fashion Design Management (Option II)

Social Science  (3 credits)

This fulfills the college distribution social sciences requirement.
Choose one 3 credit course from Anthropology, Sociology or Global Development

Art History (3-4 credits)

This fulfills the college distribution humanities requirement.
Choose one Art History course
Note: May be taken while abroad

Statistics  (3-4 credits)

This fulfills the college distribution quantitative and analytical courses requirement.

Must be taken at Cornell, AP Statistics is not accepted

Choose one of the following:
PUBPOL 2100 - Introduction to Statistics 
AEM 2100 - Introductory Statistics 
ILRST 2100 - Introductory Statistics /STSCI 2100 - Introductory Statistics 
PSYCH 2500 - Statistics and Research Design  

Psychology Requirement


Psychology Requirement (3 credits)

This fulfills the college distribution social sciences requirement.

Choose one of the following courses:
HD 1130 - Introduction to Human Development  
PSYCH 1101 - Introduction to Psychology *

*HD 1120  and PSYCH 1101  are forbidden overlaps.  You may only take one of these courses.

Introductory Economics


Introductory Economics  (3 credits)

This fulfills the college distribution social sciences requirement.

ECON 1110 - Introductory Microeconomics  

Natural Science I and II


Natural Science I (3-4 credits)

This fulfills the college distribution natural sciences requirement.

One of the following:

Biology

BIOG 1140 - Foundations of Biology 
BIOG 1440 - Introductory Biology: Comparative Physiology  or BIOG 1445 - Introduction to Comparative Anatomy and Physiology, Individualized Instruction 
BIOMG 1350 - Introductory Biology: Cell and Developmental Biology 
BIOEE 1610 - Introductory Biology: Ecology and the Environment 
AP Biology score of 5

Chemistry

CHEM 1560 - Introduction to General Chemistry  or CHEM 2070 - General Chemistry I 
CHEM 2080 - General Chemistry II 
AP Chemistry score of 5

Physics

PHYS 1101 - General Physics I  or PHYS 2207 - Fundamentals of Physics I 
PHYS 1102 - General Physics II  or PHYS 2208 - Fundamentals of Physics II 
AP Physics score of 5

Note: If AP isn’t used to satisfy the requirement, then the course must be taken at Cornell.
Note: No lab is required.

Natural Science II (3-4 credits)

Choose any 3 credit course with a PBS, BIOLS-AG, or BIONLS-AG Course Distribution.

Note: No AP credit allowed, course must be taken at Cornell.

Fashion Design (Option I)


Fashion Design (Option I)

Students in the Fashion Design (Option I) major must complete the requirements below in addition to the Fashion Design and Management Common Requirements.

FD Additional Courses


FSAD Additional Courses (6-8 credits)

Take any two FSAD courses at the 3000, 4000, or 6000 level.*

*Course work from Fashion Design Core Courses cannot count here. FSAD 4000, 4010, 4020, 4030, 4990 cannot count here.

FD Additional Distribution Coursework


Additional Distribution Coursework (9 credits)

Any course with the Course Distribution PBS, BIOLS-AG, BIONLS-AG, SBA, KCM, MQR, LA, CA, or HA.*

*Language courses may count here.

Fashion Design Management (Option II)


Fashion Design Management

Students in the Fashion Design Management (Option II) major must complete the requirements below in addition to the Fashion Design and Management Common Requirements.

FDMGT Additional Courses


FSAD Additional Courses (9-12 credits)

Choose any three additional FSAD courses.*

*FSAD 4000, 4010, 4020, 4030, 4990 cannot count here.
 

FDMGT Management Courses


Introduction to Management (3 credits)

Choose one of the following:
AEM 1200 - Introduction to Business Management 
HADM 1810 - Introduction to Management 
ILRID 1700 - Introduction to Organizations and Management  

FDMGT Business Practice


Business Practice (1.5-3 credits)

Choose one of the following:
AEM 2011 - Spreadsheet Modeling for Non-Dyson Majors 
HADM 4770 - Advanced Business Modeling 
ILRID 4699 - Advanced Desktop Applications  

FDMGT Marketing


Marketing (3 credits)

Choose one of the following:
AEM 2400 - Marketing 
HADM 2410 - Marketing Principles 
NCC 5530 - Marketing Management  

FDMGT Communications


Communication (3+ credits)

Take one COMM course* OR Foreign Language

*COMM 4970, 4980, and 4990 cannot count here.

FDMGT Organization Leadership


Organization Leadership (3+ credits)

Choose one of the following:
HD 3450 - The Nature of Leadership 
ILROB 1220 - Introduction to Organizational Behavior 
NBA 5150 - Leadership Theory and Practice 
NCC 5540 - Managing and Leading in Organizations 

FDMGT Business Strategy


FDMGT Business Strategy

Choose one of the following:
AEM 3110 - Design and Innovation 
ILRHR 4640 - Business Strategy 
ILROB 4260 - [Managing for Creativity]  

FDMGT Finance


FDMGT Finance

Choose one of the following:
AEM 2241 - Finance 
AEM 2300 - International Trade and Finance 
HADM 2250 - Finance