Practicum in Fashion Business Application

  • PRACT-UG 1301, 4 units
  • Wednesday 11:00am-1:45pm (Shira Carmi/Lise Friedman)

Deadline: Applications are due by Monday, October 30 at 5:00pm EST. Students will be notified of their application status by Monday, November 6 at 5:00pm EST. Students should register for a full course load during their assigned registration time in case they are not offered a space in the course this semester.

Course Description

The fashion industry’s need to balance the conflicting demands of specialization and globalization requires innovative approaches that connect creativity, design and business. This course considers the dialogue surrounding ways the fashion business can meet these demands by linking aesthetic goals to financial plans. The course is designed to provide students interested in the fashion industry with an opportunity to develop their understanding of various approaches to bridging the gap between design, branding and business. The course will combine hands-on group projects and case studies with interdisciplinary readings that address business and design history, diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, popular culture, sustainability, consumerism, merchandising, and the business of fashion. The course will be taught by the Guess Distinguished Visiting Professor in Fashion and Fashion Business, and by a member of the Gallatin faculty. Admission is by permission of the Visiting Professor.