Business & Marketing
Fashion & Merchandising
The world of fashion and merchandising is exciting, fast paced, and creative. The Fashion and Merchandising program surveys the fashion industry with emphasis in retail, wholesale, manufacturing, and design. Did you ever wonder how the fashion industry works? How are designers inspired to create their clothing lines? What does it take to produce a fashion show?
You will gain practical knowledge creating displays, designing a line of clothing, producing a fashion show, studying the history of fashion and the textile industry. In a professional setting with like-minded classmates, students create and market businesses and clothing lines, run and promote an embroidery and clothing business, plan and execute special events and fashion shows, as well as visit local industries to gain career focus. Learn first hand the skills needed to succeed in the business!
Meet the Instructor
We will study the vibrant fashion industry, history, textiles, and manufacturing fields by first learning about apparel construction details and techniques, moving on to foundational concepts of design and finishing the year with a deep dive into current marketing and merchandising concepts. Throughout the course we will explore the many opportunities that the Pacific Northwest offers for practical applications of our classroom learnings. I look forward to working with you to further support your interests and provide you the foundation from which to pursue your goals in fashion apparel, design, and merchandising.