Bachelor of Science in Fashion Merchandising and Design

Fashion Merchandising and Design is a concentration for people interested in the areas of fashion, retail, manufacturing, wholesaling, visual merchandising, marketing, apparel design, and other areas of creative expression in the business world. You will learn valuable information regarding clothing construction and design, textiles, and getting the product to the ultimate consumer.  Some alumni have found careers in apparel publications, apparel wholesaling, apparel design,  jewelry design, retail management, historic clothing presentation, special events, styling, and visual presentation. Creative alumni have made their way into many different avenues of the business world.

If you have questions or would like to learn more about this exciting concentration, please contact Ms. Laura McKee. You are welcome to visit the Department to see the facility and learn more about these opportunities.

 

 

Laura McKee

Fashion Merchandising and Apparel Design

Department of Visual Arts & Design

Connie D. McKinney Center

205 S. Seminary Street

Office 109

256-765-4875

A1

____ EN 111 – First-Year Composition I (3)

____ EN 112 – First-Year Composition II (3)

 

A2

____ COM 201 – Fundamentals of Speech (3)

____ Fine Arts (3)

____ Literature Option I (3)

____ Literature Option II or Humanities Option (3)

 

A3

____ Math Option (3)

____ Natural Science Option I (4)

____ Natural Science Option II (4)

 

A4

____ History Option I (3)

____ History Option II (3)

____ Social & Behavioral Science Option I (3)

____ Social & Behavioral Science Option II (3)

Fashion Merchandising and Design CORE                                               27 credit hours

 

____ FASH 241 - Textile Product Analysis (3) (FALL)

____ FASH 320 - History of Dress and Adornment (3) (FALL odd years)

____ FASH 340 - Textile Global Sourcing (3) (SPRING odd years)

____ FASH 341W - Textiles and Materials (3) (SPRING even years)

____ FASH 350 - Advanced Apparel Construction (3) (SPRING)

____ FASH 440 - Sustainability in Fashion (3) (FALL)

____ FASH 470 - Senior Prep/Capstone (3) (SPRING)

____ FASH 475 - Internship (6) (SUMMER)

 

Fashion Merchandising Track                                                                   15 credit hours

 

_____ FASH 321 - Merchandising (3) (FALL)

_____ FASH 322 - Visual Presentation (3) (SPRING)

_____ FASH 325 - Social & Cultural Aspects of Dress (3) (FALL even years)

_____ FASH 450 - Retail Buying (3) (SPRING)

_____ FASH elective – (3) (Apparel Design course, NYC trip, Fashion show)

 

A5 – Fashion Merchandising Track                                                                  

­­­____ FYE 101  - First Year Experience (1)

____ CIS 125  - Business Applications of Microcomputer Software (3)

____ AR 221 - Drawing I (3)

____ AR 231 - Design I (3)

____ Electives 3 hours (Advisor approved)

____ Electives 3 hours (Advisor approved)

____ Electives 3 hours (Advisor approved)

 

 

Minor Required:  __________________________________                                 18 hours

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TOTAL

Fashion Merchandising Track                                                                               120 hours