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What is Merchandising?
The Merchandising for Design concentration provides a comprehensive studio-based education and prepares students for careers in management, retailing, merchandising and auxiliary fashion and interiors industries. Students learn to identify, research, and creatively problem solve through a series of courses that develop knowledge, skills, ethics, and creativity.
Students will combine this concentration with courses in other areas such as communication, economics, management, marketing, media studies, psychology, or journalism, in consultation with the student’s major advisor.
Graduates of Merchandising for Design have successfully obtained employment with companies such as Nordstrom, Victoria’s Secret, Neiman Marcus, Belk, Macy’s, Crate & Barrel, and Talbot’s.
Please see the Merchandising for Design progress sheet for required courses.