The Fashion Design and Merchandising program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in the fashion design, fashion merchandising and retail industries. The curriculum focuses on both the creative and technical aspects of apparel product development. The curriculum is designed to develop competent multitasking skills, integrating conceptual and creative abilities with technical and sound business practices that can help prepare our students for careers in the fashion industry. This includes recognizing the importance of color, line, texture, function, trends and lifestyle on the development of fashion designs, creating garments for a variety of consumers, sizes, markets and retail price categories, predicting trends and making purchasing decisions and working as a part of a retail design team to create store displays.
Students can receive training in creative design techniques to fabricate garments based upon their original designs. Students will also have the opportunity to explore merchandising principles and practices used to market and sell fashion clothing and accessories.
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