Human Environmental Studies - Fashion Merchandising
Fashion merchandising is the promotion of apparel sales and involves all of the tasks necessary to deliver the clothing requests and meet the needs of potential customers and designers. Developing campaigns, displays and advertisements, directing manufacturing and marketing, and creating sales strategies are all part of the job.
As a fashion merchandising student, you receive real-world experience through local and regional retailers, plus the opportunity for summer trips to apparel and textile businesses in Europe. You can gain real-world experience and course credit through the fashion merchandising internship program.
Several of Southeast’s fashion merchandising courses have a lab component. You will examine fibers and yarns, conduct burn tests on fabrics and take clothes apart to see how they are made. In addition, Southeast has a collection of clothes for students to use as learning tools and examples of various types of construction.