You are here

Policy Statement - 16-06 Fashion Design, Minor in

Minor in Fashion Design

This policy statement was recommended by the Academic Senate on March 5, 2016 and approved by the President on May 31, 2016.


Program Description

The mission of the Fashion Merchandising and Design (FMD) Program is “to offer programs of study to develop professionals in apparel design, product development, production, and merchandising. Instruction, research, and service are combined to meet individual, family, and international community textile and apparel needs.” Therefore, the purpose of this new minor in Fashion Design is to provide more opportunities for CSULB students who want to broaden their knowledge in the area of fashion design and seek career opportunities in various fashion industries. Currently, FMD offers minors in Fashion Merchandising and Textiles but not in Fashion Design. This minor serves fashion merchandising majors who are seeking careers in fashion industries (particularly, in fashion manufacturing companies in the LA area). Since students cannot double major anymore (due to unit limits), some fashion merchandising majors have been asking if they can minor in Fashion Design so that they can have more career options in the future. FMD faculty members believe that the new minor in Fashion Design will provide a great opportunity for CSULB students in their career development. The Fashion Design minor will require 19 units.



Students must take the following:


FMD 152 Quick Sketch for Fashion (1)

Prerequisites: None.

FMD 154 Fundamentals of Apparel Production (3)

Prerequisites: None.

FMD 155 Introduction to the Fashion Industry (3)

Prerequisites: None.

FMD 256 Intermediate Apparel Production (3)

Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in FMD 154, 155 or 251.

FMD 257 Introduction to Apparel Flat Pattern (3)

Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in FMD 152, 154, 155 or 251.

FMD 354 Apparel Tailoring (3)

Prerequisites: A grade of “C” or better in FMD 256 and 257.

FMD 357 Advanced Apparel Flat Pattern (3)

Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in FMD 253 and 354.


NOTE: A grade “C” or better in each course is required.


EFFECTIVE: Fall 2017


Campus Code: FCS_UM08U1

College: 15


PS 16-06