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College of the Arts
School of Fashion Design and Merchandising
226 Rockwell Hall
Students in fashion merchandising acquire a thorough background in the business aspects of the fashion industry, developing competencies in fashion theory; development and marketing of fashion goods; merchandising for apparel manufacturing; retail operations, management and buying; fashion forecasting and promotion.
Fashion merchandising careers require a blend of fashion sense and business expertise. Loving to “shop” and “style” alone won't lead to a successful career in this field. Strategy and marketing know-how are an integral part of fashion merchandising.
Essential skills for a successful career in fashion merchandising include analytical, critical thinking, communication, and computational skills.
Freshman Students: Applicants must have at least a 2.75 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) AND a minimum ACT composite score of 21 (or an SAT combined critical reading and math score of 980).
Minimum 121 total credit hours, minimum 39 upper-division hours. Minimum 2.500 GPA overall and 2.500 GPA in major required for graduation. Minimum 2.500 GPA overall required for internship.
Study Abroad/Away Opportunities
The School of Fashion Design and Merchandising supports multiple Study Abroad/Away Opportunities, including opportunities to study for a semester at its NYC studio and Florence campus, as well as through collaborative partnership programs with the Paris American Academy, Hong Kong Polytechnic University and American Intercontinental University in London. For more information visit the School of Fashion Design and Merchandising website or contact the Office of Global Education.
National Association of Schools of Art and Design
Fashion Student Organization (FSO); Modista: Minority Fashion Group
Advanced Degree Programs
Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive
*Minimum C (2.000) grade must be earned in either FDM 30083 or FDM 40291 to fulfills the writing-intensive requirement.
**Maximum 6 credit hours of FDM 45093 can be used toward FDM electives.
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