Basic information of the minor
Extent: 20-30 ECTS credits (24-30 ECTS for BIZ students)
Organizing department: Department of Design
Teachers in charge: Pirjo Hirvonen (ARTS) and Henri Weijo (BIZ)
Administrative contact: Planning Officer Mari Partanen
Target group: MA students of Fashion, Clothing and Textile Design (Aalto ARTS Department of Design) and MSc students of Marketing’ (Aalto BIZ Department of Marketing) in priority
Application in spring and autumn.
Students of other Finnish universities apply for the minor during the JOO application period in the JOOPAS system.
Upon application students must include to their application material their official Personal Study Plan (from their own major programme) and Letter of Intent (with the two preferred courses and their alternatives). This material can be attached directly in eAge online system.
In the Letter of Intent the student is asked to identify the preferred courses, along with some alternative choices, and to justify these choices in relation to their earlier studies and their official Personal Study Plan.
Selection is done according to Personal Study Plan and Letter of Intent and overall suitableness of the student.
Prerequisites: Please see application procedure and quotas and restrictions.
Content and structure of the minor
Students taking this minor will acquire necessary knowledge and skills to build successful careers in the field of fashion. The learning outcomes will also support those looking to build careers in fast-moving consumer goods markets or in the creative and culture industries. Students will be able to decipher cultural trends in the world of fashion to produce insights that will inform marketing decisions.
The multidisciplinary networking and the developing of the communication between the different professionals are also an essential part of studies.
The minor consists of courses in fashion marketing, fashion communication, custom behavior and trend forecasting. The teaching responsibilities are divided between Aalto ARTS Department of Design and Aalto BIZ Department of Marketing.
Structure of the minor
- Students from BIZ choose at least 10 ECTS from ARTS courses. Students from ARTS choose primarily from BIZ courses.
- Other students from AALTO or other universities can personalize their minor with tutoring teacher
BIZ students choose at least 10 credits :
Design Driven Foresight
Fashion Studies: Key Ideas
5 or 10
Muodin historia / History of Fashion
|MUO-C1050||Fashion in Society||3||IV|
Fashion, Clothing and Textile Design students choose primarily from following courses:
|23E76050||Creativity in Marketing||6||IV|
Customer Experience Management *) **)
Sociology of Consumption and Fashion
*) Replaces 23C72000 Customer Relationship Management.
**) Reading Packages ‘MARK-E0001 Contemporary Marketing Issues Reading Package’ or ‘MARK-C0001 Contemporary Marketing Issues Reading Package’ can replace course ‘23C72050 Customer Experience Management’ this needs to be agreed with responsible teacher