Fashion Studies

Who evaluates Fashion Studies transfer courses?
The Academic Manager, Academic Coordinator, or Associate Chair are responsible for Fashion Studies course transfer decisions. The Chair is the arbiter in the case of a dispute.

Lynda Roddy
618 S Michigan Ave, 10th floor

Courses that do not need portfolio review:
Portfolio reviews are not required for the following Columbia College Chicago courses, if you have successfully completed equivalent foundation level courses at another institution:

  • 22-1220 Fundamentals of 2-D Design
  • 22-1230 Fundamentals of 3-D Design
  • 22-1210 Drawing I

Courses that require portfolio review:
All other Fashion Design or Fashion Construction courses require a portfolio review.

Note: In order to ensure the proper placement of transfer students, the Fashion Studies Department does not guarantee the equivalence of any other Fashion Studies course. Both an interview and a portfolio review with a Fashion Studies faculty are required to determine whether or not other Fashion Studies transfer courses will be accepted as equivalent, substitute or waived courses.

Student asked to bring:
Students must provide a transcript, a course description (syllabus preferred) and, if appropriate, a portfolio of work samples. The faculty will evaluate this information in a meeting with the student. Out of town students can provide the information by mail or fax and faculty can respond by phone, letter, or e-mail.

Faculty will respond within 10 business days to the student's request. Faculty will enter their evaluation on a Course Equivalency, Substitution, or Waiver Form online. A copy of entry will be emailed to the student and be part of their Oasis Record. 

Student will receive:
Students are notified via their Columbia email account when an equivalency towards the major is approved.