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Fashion Merchandising students

College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies

 

Discover the World of Fashion Business

 

Think fashion is only about looking good? Think again. The fashion industry is fast-paced, dynamic and global. Fashion professionals need to be prepared in a variety of skills and areas of study in order to be successful in a creative industry that is always pushing for change.

As a student in this program, you will gain competencies in various aspects of the industry including merchandise and assortment planning, product development, consumer behavior, sourcing, distribution channels, communication and sustainability. Industry complexities offer fertile ground for impactful research, critical thinking applications within the classroom and collaborations with corporate partners. Understanding the global platform on which the apparel industry is based is central to our program content.

Areas of study

  • Product Development
  • Textile Science
  • Buying and Planning
  • Brand Management
  • Consumer Behavior and Retailing
  • Apparel Industry
     

Career Options

  • Buying/Planning
  • Product Development
  • Marketing/Public Relations
  • Sourcing
  • Textiles/Raw Materials
  • Stylist/Visual Merchandising
  • Quality Control
     

Graduate Programs

  • MS Fashion and Apparel Studies
  • MS 4+1 Program 
  • Certificate in Socially Responsible and Sustainable Apparel Business

What’s special about this program?

 

A strong foundation in business layered with courses specific to the apparel and fashion industry is core to the fashion merchandising curriculum. The depth and breadth of course options give students a holistic program from which to build. Communication skills, retail math, textiles, product development, consumer behavior and global business are key areas that students will explore. Many courses are project-based cultivating strong teamwork and collaboration skills central to career success. Our program will prepare students to be uniquely equipped for the diverse career paths that the apparel industry offers.

Get involved

 

Fashion Merchandising Club

Global Study Abroad

Synergy Fashion Group 

Hong Kong Internship Program

Hong Kong Polytechnic Semester Exchange Program

AATCC

Internships

UDress 

Summer Scholar Program

Independent Study  

Industry Scholarships and Competitions

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Sample curriculum

CHEM101

General Chemistry

 

ECON100

 

Economic Issues & Policies

ENGL110

 

Seminar in Composition

 

FASH133 

 

Foundations for Fashion Innovation

FASH165  

 

Fashion and Apparel Studies Seminar

FASH180

Intro to Apparel Prod Dev & Mgt
FASH218

Intro to Fashion Business

 

MATH114

College Mathematics and Statistics or higher

 

SOCI201

 

Intro to Sociology

STAT200

 

Basic Statistical Practice
FASH210

Seminar on Fash and Sustain

 

FASH215

Fund of Textiles I

 

FINC200

 

Fundamentals of Finance

MISY160

 

Business Computing
PSYC100

General Psychology

 

 

University Breadth Course

 

 

Foreign Language Course

 

 

Costume History

 

 

Elective

 

ACCT200/207

Accounting

 

ACCT352

Law & Social Issues in Business

 

BUAD301

Intro to Marketing

 

BUAD309

Mgt and Org Behavior

 

COMM212

Oral Comm in Business

 

FASH220

Fund of Textiles II

 

FASH330

Merch Planning

 

FASH355

Int'l Fash Consumers & Retailers

 

 

2nd Writing Course

 

  Foreign Language Course

FASH419

 

Soc/Psyc Aspects of Clothing

FASH420

 

Asst. Plan and Buying

FASH455

 

Glob App/Tex Trade & Sourcing

FASH490

 

Strategic Fash Mgt
FASH433

Adv. Prod Dev & Mgt

 

FASH430

Apparel Brand Mgt & Mktg

 

BUAD306

Intro to Service & Operations Mgt

 

 

University Breadth Course

 

  Elective/Multicultural Courses

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