Tarleton State University adds minor program in fashion studies

New Fashion Design Minor

New Fashion Design Minor

Friday, August 26, 2016

STEPHENVILLE—Tarleton State University adds a new minor program in fashion studies to its 2016 fall semester lineup, providing opportunities for students to create their own design portfolio and expand career choices.

Open to all students regardless of their major degree plan, the 18-hour minor includes classes on fabric fundamentals and apparel development as well as an overview of the fashion industry and fashion history.

“Fashion studies fosters creativity and complements many major degree programs,” said Dr. Karol Blaylock, associate professor in Tarleton’s Department of Fine Arts. “A minor in fashion studies coupled with almost any major opens doors to career opportunities that many students never consider.

“Math and business majors can expand their career opportunities to include retail buying and merchandising management; communications students can become fashion journalists, and there’s always room in the industry for marketing and product development,” she explained.

For more information about the new minor in fashion studies, call Blaylock at 254-968-9194 or email her at [email protected].

Tarleton, a member of The Texas A&M University System, provides a student-focused, value-driven educational experience marked by academic innovation and exemplary service, and dedicated to transforming students into tomorrow’s professional leaders. With campuses in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian and online, Tarleton engages with its communities to provide real-world learning experiences and to address societal needs while maintaining its core values of integrity, leadership, tradition, civility, excellence and service.


Contact: Dr. Karol Blaylock
[email protected]

A founding member of The Texas A&M University System, Tarleton is breaking records — in enrollment, research, scholarship, athletics, philanthropy and engagement — while transforming the lives of more than 15,000 students in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, A&M RELLIS at Bryan and online. True to Tarleton’s values of excellence, integrity, and respect, academic programs emphasize real world learning and address regional, state and national needs.