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Fashion Merchandising and Design

The Fashion Merchandising and Design major prepares students who want to design, develop, and merchandise products in the exciting and fast paced global fashion industry. Through a cutting-edge curriculum, students gain skills in digital technologies, product knowledge, creative processes, and marketing and retail strategies. Courses in textiles, apparel construction, quality analysis, fashion promotions, and merchandising prepare students for a wide range of industry positions. Graduates work for companies such as Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Belk, Amazon, J.Crew, Target, US Navy, Kohl’s, Sephora, Louis Vitton, Tahari, Hanes, Rue 21, Lord and Taylor’s, Macy’s, HomeGoods, Haute Look, Victoria’s Secret, and Kate Spade.

Career Options

  • Buyer
  • Store manager
  • Social media manager
  • Digital Marketer
  • Visual merchandiser
  • Creative designer
  • Technical designer
  • Product developer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Fashion editor
  • Account executive

Interesting Fact: On our New York Fashion Study Tour, you can participate in a week-long trip to the Big Apple where you'll get the chance to network with New York fashion retailers, merchandisers, and alumni.