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Fashion Merchandising Concentration


Students choosing to major in fashion merchandising and design with a merchandising concentration must complete 40 hours of core curriculum courses and an additional 11 hours of merchandising specific courses. A minor in business is strongly recommended.


Fashion Merchandising and Design Major with a Merchandising Concentration - 51 hoursStudents must take the core curriculum plus additional requirements for the concentration.

Core Curriculum - 40 hoursFCS - 290: Foundations in Family and Consumer Sciences (1 cr.)
FMD - 114: Apparel Merchandising (3 cr.)
FMD - 115: Principles of Clothing Construction (3 cr.)
FMD - 212: Visual Merchandising (3 cr.)
FMD - 213: Clothing and Society (3 cr.)
FMD - 314: Retail Merchandising (4 cr.)
FMD - 315: History of Costume (3 cr.)
FMD - 318: Apparel Design Development (3 cr.)
FMD - 418: Textiles (3 cr.)
FMD - 419: Professional Practices (1 cr.)
ART - 180: Computer Literacy for Design (3 cr.)
BUS - 360: Principles of Marketing (3 cr.)
BUS - 467: Advertising and Sales Promotion (3 cr.)
CS - 120: Spreadsheets (1 cr.)
ECO - 101: Principles of Microeconomics (3 cr.)

Merchandising Concentration Courses - 11 hoursA minor in business is strongly recommended.
FMD - 442: Retail Buying (3 cr.)
FMD - 443: Retail Case Studies (2 cr.)
BUS - 303: Management and Organizational Behavior (3 cr.)
BUS - 361: Consumer Behavior (3 cr.)


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video of Fashion at Meredith College

The fashion merchandising and design program at Meredith combines academics with industry knowledge and experience. Students acquire a strong foundation in the theories and practices used in the fashion industry and have many opportunities to apply what they learn -- including through a well-established internship program in Paris, France. Meredith’s fashion program prepares graduates for successful careers in retail, wholesale, and design.

Studying Fashion at Meredith College

The fashion merchandising and design program at Meredith combines academics with industry knowledge and experience. Students acquire a strong foundation in the theories and practices used in the fashion industry and have many opportunities to apply what they learn -- including through a well-established internship program in Paris, France. Meredith’s fashion program prepares graduates for successful careers in retail, wholesale, and design.


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Diane Ellis
Fashion Program Coordinator
204 Martin Hall
(919) 760-8412
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