The Fashion Studies program emphasizes the multi-faceted nature of the apparel industry from pre- design to post-consumer and beyond. Students gain a holistic view of Fashion through required coursework then choose one or more of three Fashion Studies specializations (Merchandising, Design,or Styling and Promotion) based upon their interests, skills, and career goals. Communications, problem solving, group project organization, professional presentation, and analytical and critical thinking skills are incorporated into course content.
Students pursue a minor or track concentration in a complementary subject area of interest to fulfill graduation credit requirements. This could include, but not limited to, minors in Business Administration, Marketing, Economics, Theatre, Studio Art, Communications Media, Sustainability, Small Business Management track or an additional Fashion Studies track.
Graduates of this program are prepared for such positions as an assistant buyer, assistant designer, manufacturer’s sales representative, merchandise manager, custom clothier, costume technician, production assistant, ready-to-wear quality control analyst, textile testing laboratory technician, trend forecaster, store manager, stylist, visual merchandiser, museum curator assistant, personal color consultant, fashion design entrepreneur, personalized shopping specialist, manufacturing manager, internet sales entrepreneur, and social media fashion consultant.