Arizona State University
Senate Motion #2017-23
Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Caroline Harrison, Chair
Date of First Reading: November 28, 2016
Date of Second Reading: January 30, 2017
Title of Motion: Request from the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts – School of Art – for the establishment of an undergraduate degree – BA in Fashion
Action Requested: This curricular proposal has received all college, school, unit and university administrative approvals, and is being presented to the Senate for review and voting decision.
Rationale: The fashion BA at Arizona State University is a trans-disciplinary program that provides a foundation for working across many segments of the industry. Students learn illustration skills; design methodology, traditional techniques and digital
technologies, and prepare for interdisciplinary collaborations through focus tracks. Drawing on the wealth of resources available at this leading research university, the program fosters the opportunity to gain skills that distinguish our students in
the fashion industry. Opportunities for internships and study abroad further advance students' professional goals. Through the leadership of well-known fashion curator, Dennita Sewell, the BA in Fashion at ASU is connected globally to leaders in the industry.