Follow fashion trends and use innovation and flexibility to plan promotional campaigns in this exciting global industry.
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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
- 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
- Personal & social responsibility
- 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
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.
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
Start on Your Pathway!
Michael Kaluya, Ph.D.
Updated July 18, 2022