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Fashion Design and Merchandising

Explore the many facets of fashion while learning to analyze and identify consumer needs and determine how a dynamic industry meets those needs. Graduates pursue careers in fashion manufacturing, merchandising, management and marketing of products and services.

Career Opportunities

  • Fashion Manufacturer
  • Retail Buyer
  • Luxury Fashion Recruiter
  • Fashion Merchandiser
  • Retail Manager
  • Brand and Marketing Specialist
  • Personal Shopper
  • Fashion Production Manager
  • Retail Display Stylist

Undergraduate Programs

BA in Fashion Design and Merchandising

Focuses on the evolving field and multi-billion dollar industry involved in the design, production, and sale of fashion products. Explore the many facets of fashion while learning to identify consumer needs and how a dynamic industry meets these needs. Students also learn how fashion is branded to appeal to various demographics and forecasting where the industry is headed.

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Minor in Fashion Design

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Minor in Fashion Merchandising

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Makeup Artistry Certificate Program

The Makeup Artistry Certificate Program, with Industry Partner Bobbi Brown, educates and prepares students for productive careers in the broad field of makeup artistry, which includes the cosmetics industry, television, film, theatre, publications, human special effects, and fashion.

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