The associate degree and certificate curriculum in fashion merchandising is designed to prepare professionally trained students for a career in the fashion industry or to transfer to a university program. The program places emphasis on developing a student’s fashion sense and analytical abilities in such areas as sales, distribution, buying, merchandising, promotion and coordination of fashion items.
It's best to take the following Core Fashion Classes, as they are also required for the Fashioin Design Degree in case you decide to switch majors later:
- FDM 100 Introduction to Fashion
- FDM 103 Fashion Selection (also a GE course)
- FDM 104 Texties
- FDM 105A Beginning Sewing
- FDM 111A Fashion Illustration