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Abby Lillethun

Associate Professor, Art and Design

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BFA, University of Georgia
MFA, Florida State University
PhD, The Ohio State University
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NOTE for students at MSU seeking to become Fashion Studies (FASH) Majors:
*A 2.75 GPA earned at MSU is required to become a a FASH major. An appointment with the Program Coordinator Susan Eid is also required.

NOTE for students at MSU seeking to declare a Fashion Design (FADS) or Fashion Merchandising )FAME) minor: .
*The Fashion Minors require a 3.00 GPA earned at MSU. If you are not a FASH major, note that ALL PREREQUISITES for the courses in the minors are required and thus will take more than 18 semester hours for non-FASH majors. Some (ARTX 201 [old ARTX 122 and ARHT 106) of these prereqs are applicable to GER categories.An appointment with the Program Coordinator Susan Eid is also required.


Research and scholarship:
Fashion theory
Dress and textile history with focus on:
*global fashion history
*fashion history pedagogy
*the Aegean Bronze Age
*Asian-Western design exchange,1880s—1935, esp. Am. Arts and Crafts style

Teaching at MSU:
ARTX 120: Introduction to Apparel Design
ARTX 201(prior ARTX 122): Culture and Appearance
ARTX 230: Fashion Illustration
ARTX 320: Dress and Fashion History: Prehistory to 1800
ARTX 321: Dress and Fashion History: 1800 to Today
ARTX 345: Fashion Study Abroad (2015: Paris; 2014: Florence; 2013: London; 2012: Paris & Antwerp; 2011: Rome, Florence, Milan; 2010: London & Paris)
ARTX 400: Senior Seminar—Fashion Promotion and Fashion Show Production
ARTX 410: Fashion Forecasting

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