The goal of the Fashion Merchandising major is to prepare students to acquire entry-level positions in the fashion retail sector, including jobs in retail management, merchandising, and buying, en route to a career that could include merchandise allocation and planning, international sourcing, branding, and marketing within the fashion industry.
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Dean of the David R Hayworth School of Arts and Design and Professor of Interior Design
Administrative Assistant, School of Arts and Design
Assistant Professor of Visual Arts and Director of Sechrest Gallery
Department Chair and Associate Professor of Visual Art

The goal of the Fashion Merchandising major within HPU’s School of Arts & Design is to prepare students to acquire entry-level positions in the fashion retail sector, including jobs in retail management, merchandising, and buying, en route to a career that could include merchandise allocation and planning, international sourcing, branding, and marketing within the fashion industry.

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Course Requirements 2020/2021
Bachelor of Science in Fashion Merchandising
Minor in Fashion Merchandising
Bachelor of Science in Fashion Merchandising
Degree Requirements Credits
Major Requirements 62
University Core Requirements 50
Electives 16
Total 128
Minor in Fashion Merchandising
Minor Requirements Credits
Course Requirements 22
Total 22
Requirements for B.S. in Fashion Merchandising
Requirements for Minor in Fashion Merchandising
Requirements for B.S. in Fashion Merchandising
Course Course Title Credits
ART 1150 Digital Art and Design 4
FMD 1100 Introduction to Fashion Merchandising 4
FMD 2100 Social Constructs in Fashion 4
FMD 3650 Digital Merchandising in the Fashion Industry 4
FMD/GBS 3800 Global Strategies in the Fashion Industry 4
FMD 4300 Senior Capstone 4
FMD 4811 Internship 4
MKT 2110 Principles of Marketing and Personal Selling 4
MKT 3200 Consumer Behavior 4
MKT 3180 Marketing Communication 4
VMD 2235 History of Fashion and Merchandising 4
VMD 2300 Materials and Textiles 4
VMD 3100 Visual Merchandising Studio I 4
VMD 3200 Special Topics Studio 4
VMD 4100 Merchandise Planning and Control 2
One additional elective course in the major (4)
FPM 2610 Furnishings/Product Fundamentals 2
FPM 3620 Furnishings/Product Marketing 4
FPM 3650 Furnishings/Product Merchandising 4
INT 1100 Design and Society 3
INT 1220 Design Communication I: Visual Ideation 3
INT 1280 Studio I: Interior Form and Space 4
INT 2120 Design Communication II: Visual Abstractions 3
INT 2140 History of Interiors I: Western Foundations 2
INT 2180 Studio II: Plane and Pattern 4
INT 2220 Design Communication III: Visual Presentation 3
INT 2260 Building Technologies I: Construction Systems 2
INT 2280 Studio III: The Human Interface 5
INT/VMD/FPM 3000 NIP Practicum 1-2
INT 3040 History of Interiors II: Classical Interpretations and Modern Experimentation 4
INT 3160 Building Technologies II: Materials, Finishes & Furnishings 2
INT 3180 Studio IV: Programming 5
INT/GBS 3240 Global Issues and the Built Environment 4
INT 3285 Studio V: Special Topics 4
INT/VMD 3500 A Tale of 3 Cities: Retail Design & Merchandising in NY, London, & Paris 4
INT 4120 Design Communication V: Building Information Modeling 3
INT 4160 Building techniques III: Building Systems 2
INT 4180 Studio VI: Health, Safety and Welfare 5
INT 4200 Professionalism and Business Practices 2
INT 4220 Design Communication V: Construction Documents 3
INT 4285 Studio VII: Capstone 5
INT 4444 Independent Study 1-4
INT 4810-4815 Student Internship Variable Credit.
Course Descriptions
Requirements for Minor in Fashion Merchandising
Course Course Title Credits
FMD 1100 Introduction to Fashion Merchandising 4
FMD 2100 Social Constructs in Fashion 4
VMD 2235 History of Fashion & Visual Merchandising 4
VMD 2300 Materials & Textiles 4
VMD 4100 Merchandising Planning & Control 2
FPM 3650, MKT 3180 Product Merchandising or Marketing Communication 4
Course Descriptions
Career Opportunities
Alumni from High Point University with degrees in visual merchandising design have a wide range of career opportunities that include:
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