Bachelor of Fine Arts-in Fashion Design and Merchandising

Do you find inspiration in fashion? Would you like to be able to focus your creativity and showcase your talents in a supportive and engaging learning environment? If so, the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design & Merchandising degree program at Sanford-Brown may be right for you.

This bachelor-level program offers a balanced curriculum that allows students to develop the design, communication, problem-solving, and marketing skills used by today's fashion designers and merchandisers. The program's innovative training courses offer a hands-on learning experience that can introduce you to theoretical elements of design as well as creative and practical approaches to solving problems. Graduates can go on to pursue a variety of entry-level career opportunities in the fashion, retail and merchandising industries.

Through Sanford-Brown's Fashion Design & Merchandising degree program, you can dive into a variety of hands-on projects that allow you to gain valuable experience in the areas of business and retail management, merchandise display creation, publicity and promotion. By taking a variety of courses, you can learn to create computer-generated sketches, fashion flats, fabric prints, theme boards, specification sheets, and graphics for clothing and textiles.

Below is a sampling of course topics included in Sanford-Brown's Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design and Merchandising degree program.* Classes are led by instructors, many with relevant career experience.

  • Visual Merchandising
  • Retail Management
  • Electronic Marketing
  • Pricing Strategies
  • Merchandise Planning and Inventory Control
  • Salesmanship
  • Global Sourcing and Product Development
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Fashion Sketching
  • Clothing Construction
  • Evolution of Fashion
  • Textiles for Fashion
  • Computer Graphics for Fashion Design
  • Pattern Drafting
  • Draping
  • Apparel Production
  • Fashion Design
  • Fashion Publicity and Promotion

*Course curriculum is subject to change.

Prospective entry-level career opportunities for students who successfully complete the Sanford-Brown Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design and Merchandising degree program can include:

If you already know this is the program for you, you can click here to apply now!

If you have additional questions about this or other Sanford-Brown programs please complete and submit the Request Info form below.

Terms and Conditions

By providing your mobile number, you agree to receive text messages from Sanford-Brown via its mobile text message provider.  You may opt out of receiving messages by texting the word STOP to 94576, or simply reply with the word STOP to any text message you receive from Sanford-Brown.

While CEC or its mobile text message provider will not charge end users for receiving/responding to promotional messages, depending on the terms of your mobile phone plan, you may incur a cost from your mobile service carrier to receive and respond to any promotional text messages (standard messaging and data rates/fees and other charges may apply).  Charges will appear on your mobile phone bill or will be deducted from pre-paid amounts.  Current participating/supported carriers are: Alltel, AT&T, Boost, Cellcom, Cellular One, Cellular South, Cincinnati Bell, Cricket, Element Wireless, Golden State Cellular, iWireless, Metro PCS, Nextel, nTelos, Plateau Wireless, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular, Verizon Wireless, Viaero Wireless, Virgin, and more.

Request More Info!

Tell us more about yourself and specify your campus and program of interest. An admissions representative will contact you to provide you with more information.

* = required fields

Step 1 of 2

Thank you!

Gainful Employment and Other Student Disclosures

Below you can find placement rates and other information tailored to your chosen campus and program. Certain disclosures are published on this website to assist students in understanding the facts about their programs.

Program Disclosure Information for:
-- Select Campus above --


Employment Rates:

Select a campus for rate information.


- Graduation Rate

Select a campus for rate information.

Learn More