Fashion (Co-Major)


No specific degree is designated for this co-major. Students select another major at Miami (receiving the degree designation of that major) and choose Fashion (Co-Major) as a second major.

What is Fashion (Co-Major)?

The co-major in Fashion emphasizes creativity and experimentation, and offers students the opportunity to develop basic skills in product making, fashion business decision-making, historical contexts, materials, design foundations, and the opportunity to build skill depth in one of three option areas: fashion corporate business, fashion design, or fashion entrepreneurship.

What are the features of Miami’s program?

Key content includes an overview of the fashion industry, product making, design foundations, textile materials, historical context, fashion business, and opportunities to build skill in a cognate area, such as fashion design, jewelry design, or buying, planning and forecasting.

Opportunities exist for an applied international fashion experience and a study away in New York City.

What are the special admission requirements, if any?

Admission to the Fashion Co-Major is limited and by application only. You can apply as early as your second semester at Miami. In general, students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 to be considered for admission, but simply having the minimum GPA does not guarantee admission.

What courses would I take?

The co-major core consists of 21 credit hours, including choices in Fashion, Art, Marketing, and Theatre. Each student also chooses one of three option areas: fashion corporate business, fashion design, or fashion entrepreneurship (16-20 credit hours).

Full program requirements for Fashion Co-Major»

What can I do with this major?

These skills are applicable to design, merchandising, marketing, and management careers in the apparel, beauty, and retail industries.

Who can I contact for more information?

Della Reams
Assistant Teaching Professor of Fashion
Department of Art
226 Boyd Hall

Leslie D. Stoel
Farmer School of Business, Department of Marketing and
College of Creative Arts, Fashion
3042 FSB and 224 Boyd Hall

A minor in Fashion is also available.