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Fashion Merchandising

Quick Facts

Follow fashion trends and use innovation and flexibility to plan promotional campaigns in this exciting global industry.

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Our Program

Why choose Fashion Merchandising?

  • Study these specialized fashion topics:
    • Introduction to fashion
    • Trends & forecasting
    • Fashion collection
    • Merchandising & design
    • Textile fundamentals
  • Learn about the multiple levels of fashion marketing & design, including:
    • Design principles
    • Fashion marketing
    • Manufacturing
    • Wholesale buying
    • Retail operations
  • Participate in field experiences & tours
  • Be involved in Career Day, our annual event that features fashion marketing & design competitions at the Dallas World Trade Mart

Prepare for what you will do at work

  • Identify appropriate characteristics of textiles for construction
  • Identify & forecast trends through conceptualization
  • Promote sales through campaigns that build interest in clothing lines
  • Create original clothing, accessories, or shoes
  • Advise customers on clothing choices & help them find the apparel they seek

Marketable skills you will learn

  • Critical thinking
  • Reasoning
  • Communication
  • Personal & social responsibility
  • Teamwork
  • Computer literacy

Before you enroll, think about:

  • You will learn fashion marketing and design skills that you can use in multiple settings.
  • Fashion professionals at all levels may work long hours when meeting production deadlines or during peak sales periods.
  • Travel is often involved—for example, to meet with clients, to attend fashion show, or to meet with suppliers.

Need a boost to get ready for college?

Talk to your advisor about Developmental Studies if your TSI scores say you need some help in math or reading and writing.

Degrees & Certificates



Level 1

Level 2

Occupational Skills Award

How Much Time & Money to Finish?

2022–2023 Academic Year

Degree or Certificate Program Title Hours Total Tuition & Fees
AAS Business Administration—Fashion Merchandising 60 $3,840
CRT1 Fashion Merchandising I 21 $1,344
CRT2 Fashion Merchandising II 45 $2,880
OSA Fashion Sales Associate 12 $768


  • Tuition is based on in-state, in-county rates.
  • Totals do not include textbooks and other materials.

Non-Credit Programs

Time commitments and fees vary depending on the course.

Earn More Choices & More Money

Transfer to a college or university to continue your studies. Earning a bachelor’s degree opens the door to career and promotion opportunities.

For example, you will be ready to work toward:

  • Bachelor of Science in Fashion Merchandising
  • Bachelor of Science in Textile & Apparel
  • Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design
  • Bachelor of Business Administration Fashion Marketing & Management

Next steps

Start on Your Pathway!


Northeast Campus

Michael Kaluya, Ph.D.

Call 817-515-6073


Northeast Campus

Alicia Thomas
Academic Advisor

Call 817-515-6612


Updated July 18, 2022