The fashion concentration offers grounding in the history, social context and economics of the contemporary fashion industry. Students also have the option of pursuing more focused classes designed to introduce students to a variety of roles in this important industry: fashion history, fashion industry business practices, and fashion design and production. Among the subjects that may be related to the students' other concentration area are marketing and merchandising, costuming, wearable technology, sustainability, management and leadership, international experience and fashion and culture. Due to the relationship of these subjects to a wide variety of disciplines, students can creat a strong foundation for a variety of careers. Opportunities for internships and study abroad could further advance students' professional goals. Through the leadership of well-known fashion industry professionals, the concentration in fashion at ASU will be connected globally to leaders in the industry.

Prgram Requirements

  • Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours including 12 upper division hours for this concentration.
  • Students must have an overall GPA of 2.50 or higher and achieve a minimum 2.50 GPA in concentration classes.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.
  • Miximum 9 hours of transfer work.

Required Courses -- 9 credit hours

FSH 125 Survey of the Fashion Industry (3) (Required) (Credit is allowed for only FSH 125 or HDA 125)

FSH 201 Textiles Survey (3) (Required) (Credit is allowed for only FSH 201 or ART 294 (Textiles Survey)

FSH 435 Contemporary Fashion (3) (Required)

Fashion Electives (6 credits must be Upper Division) -- 9 credit hours

FSH 300 Global Fashion Industry (3) (Prerequisite(s): FSH 204 or FSH 206 with C or better)

FSH 394 Special Topics (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours)

FSH 484 Internship (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours)

FSH 494 Special Topics (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours)

HDA 311 Work and Careers in the Cultural and Creative Industries (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours)

MKT 390 Essentials of Marketing (3) (Prerequisite(s): Minimum ASU cumulative GPA of 2.00; Minimum 56 hours)

MKT 391 Essentials of Selling (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum ASU cumulative GPA of 2.00, and minimum 56 hours)

MKT 395 Essentials of Advertising and Marketing Communication (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 2.00 GPA; minimum 56 hours, Credit is allowed for only BUA 382 or MKT 395)

THE 430 History of Fashion I (HU) (3) (Prerequisite(s): sophomore standing or higher)

THE 431 History of Fashion II 20th-Century Fashion (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours; Credit is allowed for only THE 431 or THE 494 (History of Fashion II))


All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 12 credit hour core.

BIS 301, BIS 302 and BIS 402 courses require:

  • A meeting with your academic advisor to:
    Ensure both of your concentration areas have been declared
    Are working towards completing (or have completed) 1-2 courses in each declared concentration

  • One course meeting general studies MA requirement
  • ENG 102 or ENG 105 or ENG 108 or First Year Composition Completed
  • Minimum 2.00 GPA

Required Courses (12 credit hours):

BIS 301 Foundations of Interdisciplinary Studies, L (3)

BIS 302 Interdisciplinary Inquiry (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better

BIS 401 Applied Interdisciplinary Studies (3) (requires application)
     Prerequisites: BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better; Minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

BIS 402 Senior Seminar, L (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better

For important information, additional major requirements, course descriptions, and application deadlines: Interdisciplinary Studies Core Courses

For assistance in selecting your concentration areas of study complete the Interdisciplinary Studies concentration workshop: Interdisciplinary Studies Pre-Advising Workshop

Transfer to ASU

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult for verification.









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