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College of the Arts
School of Fashion Design and Merchandising

226 Rockwell Hall
Tel: 330-672-3010
Fax: 330-672-3772

School of Journalism and Mass Communication

201 Franklin Hall
Tel: 330-672-2572

This minor is open to Journalism and Mass Communication and Fashion Merchandising majors. It is a two track minor. Fashion students take the Media Track to learn about the fashion media and better prepare them to understand this industry. Journalism and Mass Communication students take the Fashion Track to learn about the fashion publishing industry to better prepare them for work in this business. The fashion track includes a trip to New York City to study Fashion Media. The Media Track has a New York City trip as a requirement.

Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

Type Course Title Credits
  FDM 10010 Fashion Fundamentals 3
  JMC 41111 Fashion Publishing 3
  Choose from the following: 3
  ENTR 27056 Introduction to Entrepreneurship (3)  
  FDM 35280 Fashion Entrepreneurship (3)  
  Choose from the Fashion Track or Media Track: 15
  Media Track for Fashion Merchandising Majors (15 credit hours)  
  JMC 20005 Fundamentals of Media Messages (3)  
    20006 Multimedia Techniques (3)  
    21008 Social Media Strategies (3)  
  VCD 37000 Visual Design for Media Advanced (3)  
  Choose from the following:  
  FDM 35080 Fashion in the Media (3) (New York only)  
  JMC 46020 Magazine Design (3)  
    46056 Cybermedia Production (3)  
  Fashion Track for Journalism and Mass Communication Majors (15 credit hours)  
  FDM 25011 Fashion Branding (3)  
    35010 Contemporary Fashion Designers (3)  
    35011 Fashion Forecasting (3)  
    35080 Fashion in the Media (3) (New York only)  
  Choose from the following:  
 ELR FDM 45492 Field Study Tour for NYC Studio Students (3)  
  JMC 46091 New York Media Seminar (3)  

Requirement to declare minor: Minimum 2.000 cumulative Kent State University GPA; or, if a first semester freshman or transfer student admitted in good standing, no established Kent State University GPA is needed. This minor is open to Fashion Merchandising  and Journalism and Mass Communication majors only.

Minimum 2.700 GPA in the minor is required for graduation.