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:

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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:
SBC - Orlando - Bachelor of Fine Arts-in Fashion Design and Merchandising

 
 

Employment Rates:

Given the fact that all of the rates reflected below are based on historical data and were subject to varying levels of audit and re-interpretation, students should not rely on them as an implicit or explicit representation or promise of future outcomes or employability following completion of a program of study. Indeed, there are numerous factors that affect a student’s ability to graduate and secure employment over which we have little or no control. Therefore, our school cannot and does not guarantee or estimate the likelihood of on-time completion, graduation, or employment for any student.

  • 67%
    Campus Rate
  • NA
    Program Rate
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS):

Reporting Period: 7/1/2013 through 6/30/2014

Date Submitted: 11/2014

RATE CALCULATION 

The scope of ACICS recognition by the Secretary of Education is defined as accreditation of private postsecondary institutions offering certificates or diplomas, and postsecondary institutions offering associate, bachelor’s, or master’s degrees in programs designed to educate students for professional, technical, or occupational careers, including those that offer those programs via distance education.

Rate Calculation

Graduates and Completers placed
Divided By /
Completers and Graduates (less) – Not Available for Placement

"Graduates and Completers Placed" include those:

  • Placed based upon job titles included in the list of job titles published by the institution for which the program prepares students.
  • Placed based upon the required use of skills learned in the student’s program as a predominant component of the job.
  • Placed based upon the benefit of the training received from the program in obtaining a new position or maintaining a current position, supporting promotion or improving job related skills.

A "graduate" is (all of the following):

  • Achieved a GPA of 2.0 or greater at graduation.
  • Successfully passed all courses in the program or substitute courses permitted by the institution.
  • Attained required competencies or speed levels in all courses.
  • Met all clinical, internship, and externship requirements.
  • Satisfied all other academic requirements for graduation.
  • Satisfied all non-academic requirements for graduation, such as payment of tuition and fees, return of books, etc.
  • Received the appropriate credential.
  • Ceased enrollment in the program at the campus, unless currently enrolled or reenrolled as a new start in a different program.

A "completer" is a student who is no longer enrolled in the institution and who has either completed the time allowed or attempted the maximum allowable number of credits for the program of study but did not accomplish one of the following graduation requirements:

  • Achieve a GPA of at least 2.0.
  • Attain required competencies or speed skills.
  • Satisfy non-academic requirements (e.g., outstanding financial obligations).

"Not Available for Placement" includes graduates and completers who are unavailable to seek employment due to one of the following reasons: pregnancy; death; health-related situations of the graduate or completer, or a direct family member that requires care; continuing education; military service; ineligible for employment in the United States because of visa restrictions; and completers and graduates of a stand-alone English as a Second Language program.

 
 

SBC - Orlando - Graduation Rate

The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
7/1/2008 and 10/15/2008 who completed within 150% of the normal time period: 24%

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Graduation Rate

A first-time student has no prior postsecondary experience before enrolling at this campus. This means that a student who attended another college, university or other postsecondary school before enrolling at this school is not included in the calculation. The rate also does not include students initially enrolled part-time, taking individual classes (as compared to enrolling in a full program), or only auditing classes. These rates are calculated using the Student Right-to-Know formula in order to comply with U.S. Department of Education requirements. The statistics track all first-time, full-time and certificate or degree-seeking undergraduate students who began school during the date range and have completed within 150% of the normal program length. For example, for a two-year program, the graduation rate would include students who had completed within three years of beginning the program. This statistic is not specific to one program alone; rather, all applicable undergraduate programs are included in this overall rate. Information pertaining to the Graduation Rates of all postsecondary institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be found on the College Navigator website. http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/