Create an App for a Top Fashion Museum in JOUR 4991: GMD App

This fall, students from a number of departments around the University of Minnesota -- from journalism to art history and design -- will work to create an iPad app for the Goldstein Museum of Design. Located on the University of Minnesota's St. Paul campus, the Goldstein is one of the best-known fashion museums in the world and spans collections in all facets of design, including fashion, textile, architecture, furniture and conceptual design.

The class is a great fit for students interested in fashion writing, videography, graphic design, app development and storytelling.

The app will allow the museum to further grow and for visitors of a new generation to explore the museum.

The class runs in the fall and spring semester and students may enroll in one semester or both. The fall semester class will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:45 a.m. - 11 a.m. Spots are still available for fall term.

In the fall semester, students will be finalizing the app's design, wireframes and initial content.

Throughout the year, students will research and conceptualize app features, explore the museum's rich history and create content for the app -- from words to video and photography to design and navigation. Students are also charged with creating a user manual for the app.

Students are given iPads throughout the length of the course and leave the class with a portfolio piece ready to show employers.

Spots are still available for fall semester. Email instructor Camille LeFevre ( for permission number.

LeFevre is an arts journalist and longtime adjunct with the University of Minnesota's School of Journalism and Mass Communication. In the 2012-2013 school year, LeFevre led a that created an app for the Weisman Art Museum. To see that app in action, watch the video below.

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