Fashion in the Media - 35080 (3 Credits):
Analysis of key fashion magazines and in-depth examination of how they are created. Students learn the fundamentals of different forms of communication and the contributions editors, writers, stylists and photographers make toward the finished product. Exploration of how various media interrelate and contribute to the fashion industry is included. Different forms of writing, editing and interviewing as well as the roles of photography, design and styling are examined. Online outlets, television commentary, fashion advertising and Public Relations are discussed. Prerequisite: none.
Internship in Fashion Design and Merchandising - 45192 & 45292 (3 Credits):
(Repeatable for credit) Supervised practical experience in the fashion industry. Eligibility requirements available from the school of fashion design and merchandising field studies coordinator. Prerequisites: FDM 30083, junior standing and special approval.
NY Study Tour - 45492 (3 Credits): *Required*
Required of all students. Guided site visits each week to domestic or foreign fashion markets, including design and fabric houses or showrooms, retail stores, buying offices and other areas of the fashion industry.
Visual Merchandising and Display - 35063 (3 Credits):
Theory and practice of merchandise presentation for the purpose of promotion and sales. In this course students will articulate the importance, organization, and function of visual merchandising including use of design principles, fixtures and lighting, effective signage, implementation of mannequins and display techniques as well as understanding budget and retail traffic patterns. Prerequisite: Fashion merchandising major.