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Fashion Merchandising Classes & Curriculum


Fashion Merchandising

The Virginia Marti College of Art & Design’s Fashion Merchandising degree embraces the global perspective that fashion is a cultural phenomenon. As such, fashion integrates consumer and trade and commerce with the politics and economics of an area, region or country.

With a focus on business skills and professional responsibility, the Fashion Merchandising student is able to set priorities, manage their workload and understand the realities, as well as the subtleties of multi-tasking.

With an eye toward design, the Fashion Merchandising student is able to critically analyze situations, problem solve and innovate, so that the rigorous demands of fashion merchandising are met.

 

 

 

Program Outline

First Quarter

Math I – G143 – 3 credits

English I – G101 – 3 credits

Basic Color Theory – B103 – 3 credits

Introduction to Fashion – FM141 – 3 credits

 

 

Second Quarter

Principles of Retailing – FM171 – 3 credits

English II – G102 – 3 credits

Photography – B144 – 3 credits

Excel for Fashion Merch. I – FM161 – 3 credits

Design Principles and Application – FM152 – 3 credits

 

 

Third Quarter

History of Art I – G160 – 3 credits

Bible History: Old Testament – G163 – 3 credits

Social Science I – G221 – 3 credits

Excel for Fashion Merch. II – FM163 – 3 credits

Textiles – FM102 – 3 credits

Fashion Product Analysis – FM165 – 3 credits

 

 

Fourth Quarter

History of Art II – G161 – 3 credits

Bible History: New Testament – G164 – 3 credits

Business Law – B210 – 3 credits

Accessories, Beauty & Home Fashion – FM182 – 3 credits

Entrepreneurship – B224 – 3 credits

Planning and Allocation – FM198 – 3 credits

 

 

Fifth Quarter

History of Costume I – FM127 – 3 credits

Economics – G260 – 3 credits

Fashion Writing – FM200 – 3 credits

Domestic and Global Sourcing – FM235 – 3 credits

Fashion Buying and Merchandising – FM205 – 3 credits

 

 

Sixth Quarter

History of Costume II – FM128 – 3 credits

Fashion Show Production – FM214 – 3 credits

Social Science II – G222 – 3 credits

Visual Merchandising I – FM274 – 3 credits

 

 

Seventh Quarter

Visual Merchandising II – FM275 – 3 credits

Advertising and Promotion – FM181 – 3 credits

Management Strategy – FM222 – 3 credits

Marketing – FM201 – 3 credits

 

 

Eighth Quarter

Internship – FM299 – 5 credits

Professional Development – FM298 – 3 credit

Fashion Product Development – FM280 – 3 credits

Retail Store Planning and Design – FM261 – 3 credit


WHAT YOU CAN LEARN AT VMCAD

FASHION MERCH SUCCESS STORIES

“The Fashion Merchandising program was able to prepare me for my current career in Visual Merchandising because of the thorough teachings and dedication from my teachers. The undivided attention and support that I received really paved the way for my success. I would recommend VMCAD and the Fashion Merchandising program to anyone who had the drive and passion to be prosperous not only financially but wholeheartedly. “

Alissa Dawson, 2012 Fashion Merchandising Visual Merchandiser, Tilly’s , Curl
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