Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University: Merchandising
Flagstaff, Arizona
School of Communication   

North Arizona University offers an in-depth curriculum designed to give students a solid background in all aspects of product merchandising and services. The School of Communication offers courses that help students improve their communication skills. The merchandising industry entails a host of strategic challenges including product selection, scheduling, merchandise quantity, and pricing. To prepare students for these challenges, the Merchandising program prepares individuals to be qualified in analyzing products and consumer trends, purchasing merchandise from different apparel markets, and executing successful advertising and promotional events campaigns.

Academy of Art University San Francisco

Academy of Art University: Fashion Design, Knitwear, Merchandising, Textile Design, Visual Merchandising/ Specialty Tracks: Textiles & Menswear.  
San Francisco, California
School of Fashion

The School of Fashion offers an up-to-date curriculum taught in different settings to promote student success, including traditional classroom instruction, personalized studies programs, in the studio, and online courses. Academy of Art University supports students in fostering connections with fashion-related companies, where they can collaborate on industry projects, competitions, and sponsorships. The School of Fashion offers networking possibilities with recruiters who help students find internships and jobs. For students interested in pursuing a fashion degree online, Academy of Art University offers the online School of Fashion, which accommodates more personalized directed-studies.

The Art Institute of California—Inland Empire

The Art Institute of California—Inland Empire: Fashion & Retail Management/ Fashion Design.
San Bernardino, California
Department of Fashion Design & Fashion Retail Management

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Fashion and Retail Management are exposed to a variety of fields in the fashion industry including business, design, and other aspects of fashion. The Fashion program’s curriculum offers experience in many fashion-related areas of study to prepare students for jobs beyond common fashion design roles; graduates will be qualified to enter the workforce in manufacturing, design, and retailing. Fashion Design students take courses that emphasize creativity and ingenuity, and which are designed to give them the skills they need to successfully carry out an idea from the planning stages through the finished product. An aim of the Fashion Design program is to give students a solid background in theoretical and applied components of creative design, draping, sewing, illustration, and pattern drafting.

The Art Institute of California—San Francisco

The Art Institute of California—San Francisco: Fashion Design/ Fashion Marketing/ Fashion Marketing & Management.
Department of Fashion Design & Department of Fashion Marketing & Management

The Art Institute of California—San Francisco places heavy emphasis on giving students the knowledge and resources they need to find employment in the fashion industry. The Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing, and Fashion Marketing & Management curriculums are also structured to allow individuals to develop good communications skills for fashion-related positions. As a technically focused school, The Art Institute of California grants students access to state of the art equipment and software, giving them experience with the same technical resources used by professionals.

The Art Institute of California—Sunnyvale

The Art Institute of California—Sunnyvale: Fashion Marketing & Management
Sunnyvale, California
Department of Fashion Marketing & Management

The Fashion Marketing and Management program offers an integrative approach to fashion-related business practices and ingenuity to prepare students for entry-level jobs in management. To gain practical experience, and improve their marketability in the workforce, students can participate in both individual and group projects, which are designed to teach them current industry standards as well as professional and ethical standards in the fashion industry.

California College of the Arts

California College of the Arts: Fashion Design  
California College of the Arts

The Fashion Design Program at California College of the Arts is home to an interdisciplinary course of study designed to support innovation in the fashion industry. The fashion program features sustainable design practices and a creative approach to its development strategies.

Fresno State University

Fresno State University: Family & Consumer Sciences Fashion Merchandising
Fresno, California
Department of Child, Family & Consumer Sciences

The Fresno State University Fashion Merchandising program aims to equip students with the core knowledge and skills they need to be marketable in various careers associated with fashion design and fashion commerce.

Delta State University

Delta State University: Family & Consumer Sciences
Cleveland, Mississippi
Division of Family & Consumer Sciences

Students who choose the Fashion Merchandising concentration at Delta State University take classes from three departments: the Division of Family & Consumer Sciences, the Department of Art, and the Division of Management.  This interdisciplinary approach prepares students for a variety of careers within the fashion industry. 

 East Carolina University

East Carolina University: Merchandising
Greenville, North Carolina
Department of Interior Design & Merchandising

The merchandising program at East Carolina University provides students with the guidance and resources they need to develop diverse career paths in the fashion or interior design industries, based on students’ unique strengths and interests.  The program features a dedicated faculty that provides high levels of attention and direction for students.  Students also receive guidance and instruction from the program’s Merchandising Advisory Board, made up of leaders from various sectors of the fashion industry.

Mars Hill College

Mars Hill College: Fashion and Interior Merchandising
Mars Hill, North Carolina
Fashion & Interior Merchandising

The Fashion and Interior Merchandising program at Mars Hill College features a broad-based curriculum with a focus on fashion, business, technology, and design in the apparel and interiors industry.  Classes emphasize critical and analytical thinking, problem solving, and creative development.  By helping students develop skills and abilities for success, the program’s instruction prepares students for active careers in fashion.

Missouri State University

Missouri State University: Fashion Design & Product Development, Fashion Merchandising & Management
Springfield, Missouri
Department of Fashion & Interior Design

Missouri State University’s Fashion and Interior Design program focuses on providing students with a balanced curriculum and the knowledge and training they will need to succeed in the fashion industry.  Students participate in formal classes to develop a strong general education foundation and complete faculty-supervised projects to develop their personal, professional, and technical skills. 

North Carolina State University,

North Carolina State University: Fashion & Textile Management, Fashion Development and Product Management/Brand Management and Marketing/Retail and Supply Chain, Textile Technology Design
Raleigh, North Carolina
Department of Textile & Apparel Technology & Management, College of Textiles

North Carolina State University’s Department of Textile and Apparel Technology & Management prepares students for careers in the fiber, textile, apparel, and retail industries.  Students learn the fundamental scientific, technological, and management principles that they will need to succeed, as well as the ability to solve difficult managerial and technological problems.  The program also features a focus on research and the transfer of new knowledge to the industry and society.

North Dakota State University

North Dakota State University: Apparel & Textiles, Apparel Studies/Retail Merchandising: Textile Product Merchandising/Retail Merchandising: Interior Merchandising
Fargo, North Dakota
Department of Apparel, Design, & Hospitality Management

North Dakota State University’s Apparel & Textiles program provides students with a strong general education background and “real life” projects to prepare them for their future careers.  The program’s curriculums combine design, technology, and management to help students develop professionally.  Students have opportunities to work with the school and community on projects to create design solutions.

Stephens College

Stephens College: Fashion Communication, Fashion Design & Product Development, Fashion Marketing and Management
Columbia, Missouri
School of Design & Fashion

The School of Design and Fashion at Stephens College focuses on developing students’ technical skills, problem solving, marketable creativity, communication, and critical thinking abilities to prepare them for careers as fashion professionals.  Students complete industry-assessed projects as well as a required internship and a final senior project to develop their technical and creative abilities.  Students can choose between a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Communication or Fashion Design & Product Development, or a Bachelor of Science in Fashion Marketing and Management.

Stevens Institute of Business and Arts

Stevens Institute of Business and Arts: Retail Management/Fashion Merchandising
Saint Louis, Missouri
Department of Retail Management & Fashion Merchandising

The Retail Management/Fashion Merchandising program at Stevens Institute of Business and Arts provides students with small classes and individualized attention to enhance their educational experience.  Hands-on experience prepares students for future careers as retail and fashion professionals.

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

University of North Carolina at Greensboro: Consumer, Apparel, & Retail Studies, Apparel Product Design/Retailing & Consumer Studies/Global Apparel & Related Industries Studies
Greensboro, North Carolina
Department of Consumer, Apparel, & Retail Studies

The Consumer, Apparel, & Retail Studies program at University of North Carolina at Greensboro prepares students for global careers with practical learning experiences and community involvement.  Qualified faculty members work closely with students, advising and acting as mentors in their academic studies.  Students can choose between three concentrations in the program: Apparel Product Design, Retailing & Consumer Studies, or Global Apparel & Related Industries Studies.

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