The Fashion Merchandising program allows students to grow professionally in their knowledge in the world of retail while developing advanced creative skills in fashion design. Possible careers include, but are not limited to: retail management and/or entrepreneurship, textile and apparel product development, fashion design, styling, buying, fashion journalism and visual merchandising. Students will explore the dynamic world of fashion through courses in Fashion Buying, Visual Merchandising, Clothing Construction, Retail Mathematics, History of Costume, Cultural Aspects of Fashion and many more. Students also complete a Minor in Marketing as part of the curriculum.
Fashion Merchandising major curriculum guide
Fashion Merchandising minor curriculum guide
FMD 4275 Internship is an individually-planned work experience in a business or agency related to a career path within Fashion Merchandising.
The objectives of the internship are to 1) simulate a job search as you identify and secure an internship site appropriate to your professional goals, 2) provide a relevant professional experience equivalent to an entry-level position, and 3) allow for professional self-reflection.
In order to apply for FMD 4275 Internship you must:
This pre-professional experience gives you the opportunity to put to practical use the knowledge and skills acquired as a student. It is expected that you will gain an understanding of the philosophy, organization, and “inner workings” of your site and become familiar with the roles, responsibilities, and limitations within your field of study.
Dues dates for the internship application (all paperwork will be submitted online):
Upon approval of the internship application, you will be administratively added to the correct section of FMD 4275. If you are not enrolled in a section of FMD 4275 by the end of finals week contact Deborah Reifsteck (Art & FMD Advisor) at email@example.com.
Internship Site Supervisor Information - LINK coming soon
Internship Information Packet - LINK coming soon
If you have questions about the FMD Internship or the application process, please contact Dr. Katherine Shaw at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mrs. Deborah Reifsteck at email@example.com
|Accessories Product Technician||Museum Curator - Costume Collection|
|Assistant Fabric Specialist||Pattern Maker|
|Account representative||Print Designer|
|Apparel Import/Export Specialists||Product Development Team|
|Apparel Manufacturer’s Representative||Property Manager|
|Assistant Buyer||Productions & Operations Manager|
|Brand Inventory Planner||Print Technologist|
|Customer Relations||Product Development Technical Support|
|Comparison Shopper/ratings||Production Inventory Planner|
|Commercial Lighting Sales||Purchasing Agent|
|Career Wear Consultant||Product Review|
|Catalog Layout Assistant Designer||Regulatory Assurance Manager|
|CAD Designer, Men's Woven Shirts||Regional Sales Manager|
|Color specialist team||Retail Sales Associate-Apparel/Footwear|
|District Sales Manager||Retail Store Manager|
|Distribution Director||Retail Sales Associate-Accessories|
|Embroidery Work Order Coordinator||Sourcing Specialist-Accessories|
|Exhibit Booth Account Representative||Sample Maker|
|Facilities Manager||Sourcing Specialist-Trim|
|Fashion Copywriter||Textile Quality Manager|
|Fabric Planning Assistant||Textile Print Designer|
|Footwear Designer||Technical Development Team|
|Furniture & Floor Sales||Technical Specifications|
|Interior Design Sales||Technical Sales Representative|
|Inventory Allocation||Trim Sourcer|
|Home Shopping Network Team||Textile Laboratory Assistant|
|Jewelry Merchandise Planner||Visual and Store Design|
|Licensing Director||Web Site Sales|
|Loss Prevention Operations||Wall Coverings Designer|
|Mall Manager||Web Site Design Team|
Doudna Fine Arts Center
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920