William Rainey Harper College: Fashion Design/ Fashion Merchandising.
Palatine, Illinois
Fashion Department

Fashion design and merchandising students are trained in both the creative and technical aspect of the fashion industry. The design curriculum emphasizes industrial sewing methods, weaving, patternmaking, illustration, CAD, Textiles, and Fashion Arts. Merchandising majors gain a solid understanding of several subjects in their field including promotions, forecasting, visual merchandising, marketing, and retail merchandising.

What fashion related programs and degrees does William Rainey Harper College offer?
As of 2011, William Rainey Harper College offers the following degrees:
A.A. Fashion Design
A.A. Fashion Merchandising

What’s the school’s contact information?
William Rainey Harper College
Fashion Department
1200 W. Algonquin Rd., H119
Palatine, IL 60067
Phone: 847-925-6788

Type of school? Public

How much is tuition?
Tuition (in-district): $3,000
Room & Board: Not reported

What is the typical student profile?
William Rainey Harper College total undergraduate students: 15,711
Fashion program students: Not reported

What are the requirements to enter program?
Not reported

How long does it take to complete program?
It usually takes four years to complete a B.S. degree, two years to complete a M.S. degree and
two or more years to complete a Ph D program.

How many faculty members does William Rainey Harper College’s Fashion Design/ Fashion Merchandising program have?
Faculty members: 853

What career placement services does William Rainey Harper College provide?
Students may participate in a study abroad program through American Intercontinental University and on individualized trips. Fashion design and merchandising students are required to complete an internship program in order to receive their degree. Past interns have typically placed at manufacturing and design companies in the Chicago area. William Rainey Harper College fashion design and merchandising graduates frequently advance towards bachelor’s programs at public and private universities, or enter the job market.

All data is as of 2011.