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You have a passion for fashion, and you want it all—creativity and business expertise. In the Fashion Studies minor, you don’t have to choose—you can combine your interests in both arts and business, alongside your major in the liberal or performing arts.
Why Study Fashion Studies at MMC?
Take your knowledge of fashion beyond runway shows and seasonal collections. Glean the inner workings of the fashion industry in our interdisciplinary minor combining business, arts, media, and culture. You’ll take courses like Fashion Marketing and Branding, Visual Merchandising, The Social Psychology of Dress—and maybe you’ll even study in Paris with your Global Fashion Business classmates. There’s no better place than NYC, the global fashion capital of the decade, for you to confront fashion’s social, economic, cultural, psychological, and historical elements.
What You Will Learn
- Identify target markets and develop strategies and business plans for fashion-related goods and services.
- Analyze the effect of media on consumer and fashion trends.
- Leverage your artistic talents to develop your own fashion business or help fashion businesses succeed in a globalized, highly competitive environment.
As a junior, I interned at an online magazine, The Stylish Sophisticate, as a Stylist and Editorial Assistant where my team and I partnered with a fashion house called Bene Rialto to run a fashion contest with them on our website. It was a great time to be involved with the magazine because I was able to see the inner workings of what it takes to set up a fashion contest and use social media for advertising.Alyssa Amato ’16
As part of my Fashion Studies minor in the Business Division, I interned with the company Vestiare Collective where I truly enjoyed a professional experience. I have learned and fine-tuned many new skills. So far, my learning includes information and formulas for excel spreadsheets, new approaches to outreach, and new research and recruiting methods.Eboni Rodgers ’21
In my senior year, I gained experience as a Buying Intern for a company called Steven Alan. I interned in the Women’s Wear division, where I created and revised purchase orders for 24 locations nationwide. I have long wanted to pursue a career in fashion buying, and so this was the perfect opportunity for me!Katelyn Kelly ’17
The professors at MMC are what really made my experience enjoyable. The passion, dedication, and expertise that they projected created an environment where everyone wanted to succeed.Brooke Czoski ’15
2015, BS Marketing
Minor: Fashion Studies
Bring It to the Runway
The business department and the Fashion Marketing Student Association host an annual fashion show. A recent show was produced alongside the Asian Students Association and it celebrated and honored the wide range of cultures in our campus community.