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Fashion Merchandising and Design Major

​​ Fashion Merchandising and Design (FMD) students study aesthetic and functional design, marketing and retailing of apparel and textiles in preparation for a variety of professional careers in the fashion industry. Through challenging courses that integrate design and merchandising in a way that closely reflects industry trends, students position themselves for jobs in the design, production and distribution of apparel and textile products.

Fashion Merchandising Concentration
Consider enhancing your eye for fashion while building your business sense with a concentration in Fashion Merchandising. Our graduates go on to careers in buying, store management, visual merchandising, product development and more. Young alumni have recently landed such jobs at TargetForever 21Louis Vuitton and Nordstrom's

Requi​red courses include
  • FMD 332: Fashion Buying
  • FMD 356Visual Merchandising 
  • FMD 410: Fashion Advertising and Promotion 
  • FMD 510: Luxury Fashion Brand Management
**Full list of fashion merchandising and design major courses.​

Fashion Design Concentration ​
Imagine matching your great fashion sensibility with high-tech ability in our concentration in Fashion Design. Career opportunities abound as a fashion designer, CAD designer, stylist, fashion trend coordinator, color analyst and beyond. Design graduates have stepped into the industry at Abercrombie and FitchEspiritRocawear and True Religion. ​

Required courses include
  • FMD 140: Introduction to Clothing Construction and Design
  • FMD 245: Fashion Design Methods
  • FMD 241: Apparel Design: Illustration 
  • FMD 345: Apparel Design Methods  
**Full list of fashion merchandising and design major courses.​

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