Students choosing to major in fashion merchandising and design with a design concentration must complete 40 hours of core curriculum courses and an additional 21 hours of design courses.

Fashion Merchandising and Design Major with a Design Concentration – 61 hours

Students must take the core curriculum plus additional requirements for the concentration.

Core Curriculum – 40 hours

FCS – 290Foundations in Family and Consumer Sciences (1 cr.)
FMD – 114Apparel Merchandising (3 cr.)
FMD – 115Principles of Clothing Construction (3 cr.)
FMD – 212Visual Merchandising (3 cr.)
FMD – 213Clothing and Society (3 cr.)
FMD – 314Retail Merchandising (4 cr.)
FMD – 315History of Costume (3 cr.)
FMD – 318Apparel Design Development (3 cr.)
FMD – 418Textiles (3 cr.)
FMD – 419Professional Practices (1 cr.)
ART – 180Computer Literacy for Design (3 cr.)
BUS – 360Principles of Marketing (3 cr.)
BUS – 467Advertising and Sales Promotion (3 cr.)
CS – 120Spreadsheets (1 cr.)
ECO – 101Principles of Microeconomics (3 cr.)

Design Concentration Courses – 21 hours

FMD – 227Flat Pattern (3 cr.)
FMD – 325Draping (3 cr.)
FMD – 327Fashion Sketching and Portfolio Development (3 cr.)
FMD – 426Tailoring (3 cr.)
FMD – 428CAD Apparel Design (3 cr.)
ART – 101Drawing I (3 cr.)
ART – 1102D Design Concepts, Color and Composition (3 cr.)

Studying Fashion at Meredith College

The fashion merchandising and design program at Meredith combines academics with industry knowledge and experience.


The fashion merchandising and design program at Meredith combines academics with industry knowledge and experience. 

Contact Information
Alexandra Howell
Fashion Program Coordinator
216 Martin Hall
(919) 760-2897
alhowell@meredith.edu
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