Virginia Commonwealth University: Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising
Richmond, Virginia
Department of Fashion Design & Merchandising

The Fashion Design and Merchandising program at Virginia Commonwealth University provides students with the skills to succeed in the fashion industry. Students develop a global perspective and critical thinking skills to analyze and solve fashion merchandising problems. The curriculum is project and simulation driven to allow for hands-on experience that addresses contemporary issues discussed by critics and clients.

What fashion related programs and degrees does Virginia Commonwealth University offer?
As of 2011, Virginia Commonwealth University offers the following degrees:
BFA Fashion Design
B.A. Fashion Merchandising

What’s the school’s contact information?
Virginia Commonwealth University
Department of Fashion Design & Merchandising
325 N. Harrison St.
Richmond, VA 23284-3087
Phone: 804-828-1699

Type of School? Public

How much is tuition?
Annual tuition: $7,500
Room & Board: $7,000

What’s the typical student profile?
Virginia Commonwealth University total undergraduate students: not available
Fashion program students: 365

What are the requirements to enter program?
Fashion Design major requires a portfolio and completion into Art Foundation program. Fashion Merchandising major requires an SAT score of 1,000 and 3.0 GPA.

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 Virginia Commonwealth University’s Fashion program have?
Faculty members: 20

What career placement services does Virginia Commonwealth University provide?
Students who choose to complete an internship may do so in their junior year, where they are usually placed among top fashion companies. Study abroad opportunities are available in cities around the world. Field trips in Europe, Asia, and New York City provide further opportunity for professional growth and networking.

All data is as of 2011.