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College of the Arts
School of Fashion Design and Merchandising
226 Rockwell Hall
Students in fashion merchandising acquire a thorough background in the business aspects of the fashion industry, developing competencies in fashion theory; development and marketing of fashion goods; merchandising for apparel manufacturing; retail operations, management and buying; fashion forecasting and promotion.
Fashion merchandising careers require a blend of fashion sense and business expertise. Loving to “shop” and “style” alone won't lead to a successful career in this field. Strategy and marketing know-how are an integral part of fashion merchandising.
Essential skills for a successful career in fashion merchandising include analytical, critical thinking, communication, and computational skills.
Freshman Students: Applicants must have at least a 3.000 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) AND a minimum ACT composite score of 21 (or an SAT combined critical reading and math score of 980).
Minimum 120 total credit hours, minimum 39 upper-division hours. Minimum 2.500 GPA overall and 2.500 GPA in major required for graduation. Minimum 2.500 GPA overall required for internship.
Study Abroad/Away Opportunities
The School of Fashion Design and Merchandising supports multiple Study Abroad/Away Opportunities, including opportunities to study for a semester at its NYC studio and Florence campus, as well as through collaborative partnership programs with the Paris American Academy, Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Regent's University in London. For more information visit the School of Fashion Design and Merchandising website or contact the Office of Global Education.
National Association of Schools of Art and Design
Fashion Student Organization (FSO); Modista: Minority Fashion Group
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