Fashion Design and Merchandising
The Business Side of Fashion
Have you always had an eye for the latest fashion trends? Do you catch yourself admiring in-store fashion displays and advertisements? Learn what it takes to translate your love for fashion into a rewarding business career.
Turn Runway Fashions Into Retail Sales
The fashion industry depends on the vision of fashion merchandising professionals who recognize fashion trends and develop visual displays that are appealing to customers. Fashion Merchandisers must constantly remain current with what's in, and use their business savvy to quickly convert these trends into profit.
The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design and Merchandising prepares students for entry-level positions in fashion, retail, and merchandising. This interdisciplinary program allows students the opportunity to develop skills in market and trend research, apparel design, pattern drafting and draping, and clothing construction. Students will further develop basic skills in business and retail management, merchandise displays, and publicity and promotion.
Interested in finding out more about our Fashion Design and Merchandising degree program?
Through Bachelor's Degree in Fashion Design and Merchandising, you will have the opportunity to develop such career skills as
* Predicting trends and making purchasing decisions
* Quality management of design materials and construction
* Working as a part of a retail design team to create store displays
* Creating computer generated sketches, fashion flats, fabric prints and theme boards, and then designing original garments with attention to cut, grain, seams, pockets, collars, and necklines;
* Utilizing fashion technologies for pattern making, apparel design and more
Upon completion of your fashion merchandising training, you can confidently begin searching for career opportunities as a…
* Apparel Designer
* Fashion Illustrator
* Retail Store Manager
* Visual Merchandiser
* Trend Analyst
* Pattern Designer/Grader
* Textile Designer
* Fashion Stylist
* Wardrobe Consultant
* Merchandise Coordinator
* Merchandise Buyer
* Showroom supervisor
* Fashion merchandiser
* Assistant buyer
Apply now, to join the Academy--a career-oriented school that offers a Fashion Design degree program in the Detroit area. Start working towards a career you love!