Global Fashion Studies, Minor

The international scope of this multidisciplinary minor is on the context, culture, practices, and trends in the fashion industry. It is designed for students especially interested in fashion marketing, retailing, media, and technology.

As a prominent global industry, fashion offers employment opportunities in a wide variety of areas. This new minor allows Northeastern students to identify, analyze, demonstrate, and communicate how the evolving and highly competitive fashion industry functions artistically, socially, historically, economically, ethically, and culturally in a global market. Courses in this minor include opportunity for design thinking and collaborative maker activities as well as the development of innovation and entrepreneurship.

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Co-op Opportunities

Rose Brand

Costume Works

Huntington Theatre Company

OBO Global

NARS Cosmetics

Donna Morgan

TJMaxx and HomeGoods


New Balance

Central Square Theatre



PVH (formerly Phillips-Van Heusen)

J McLaughlin


Career Opportunities

Fashion Marketer

Fashion Merchandiser

Fashion Retailer

Fashion Designer

Fashion Blogger

Fashion Photographer

Fashion Influencer

Fashion Writer

Fashion Journalist

Fashion Historian

Multidisciplinary Skills
  • Fashion design
  • Fashion construction
  • Pattern making
  • Photography
  • Blogging
  • Writing
  • Trend analysis
  • Industry analysis
  • Observation
Learning Outcomes

1. Apply a broad and deep knowledge of theatre as an art form to their work, including:
• Foundational skills in performance, design, and production
• Comprehensive understanding of theatre history, theory, and literature
• Oral, visual, written expression of ideas with clarity and originality
2. Make theatre with integrity
• Create or interpret a play
• Collaborate generously
• Apply a personalized technique to the process of making imaginative, innovative theatre
3. Make informed choices as theatrical entrepreneurs through professional readiness
4. Reflect on the cultural, social, and ethical impact and contributions that theatre has made to societies and communities