Students with Hairy Dawg

Fashion Merchandising

Our program prepares you to be the next leader in the fashion industry through hands-on and real-life focused education, as well as studying abroad in New York City, London, Italy, Ghana, and Peru.

Highlights

  • Intern with fashion companies
  • Meet corporate executives
  • Talk with fashion designers
  • Study abroad
  • Participate in a student-run business
  • Ranked #8 in the USA at All Fashion Schools (2022)

Areas of Emphasis

Fashion Brand Management

The Fashion Brand Management (FBM) emphasis provides expertise in both the creative and analytical aspects of the fashion business. With specialized courses in FBM curriculum, students will learn the knowledge and skills necessary in fashion business management.

The curriculum give emphasis on:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Promotion and Visual Merchandising
  • Product and Brand Management
  • Retail Buying and Planning
  • Trend Analysis and Forecasting
  • Global Sourcing
  • Product Development
  • Global Retailing

Fashion Design

The Product Development and Design emphasis takes creative students and gives them the tools to succeed in apparel and textile careers.

The curriculum give emphasis on:

  • Creativity
  • Digital Presentations and Portfolio
  • Product Development
  • Technical Spec Sheets
  • Apparel and Surface Design Processes
  • Pattern Making
  • Computer-Aided Design
  • Draping
  • Manufacturing
  • Sewing
  • Apparel Line Development

Education Abroad

Careers

Think you can't get a job with Fashion Merchandising or that this isn't a serious major? Learn more.

Students are prepared for careers in management, merchandising, retail, sales promotion, trend analysis, product development, design and more.

Professional Support

The program is endorsed by the American Apparel and Footwear Association/YMA and the department is a member of the National Retail Federation. Both professional organizations provide scholarship competition opportunities for students majoring in Fashion Merchandising and Product Development and Design.

The Georgia Soft Goods Education Foundation, a group of industry professionals governed by a membership board, provide valuable input to curriculum, equipment and instructional support as well as funding for student internships and study abroad.

Networking

Join a student group so you can network with industrial professionals, develop skills in fashion show production, design, and fashion magazine production.

Want your own clothing line?

Supplement your Fashion Merchandising degree with an Entrepreneurship Certificate so you can successfully run your own business.

Student Project

Students in the Digital Design class designed original graphic artwork that they sublimated in the Maker's Space.

Faculty Members

Faculty Members 

Gajanan Bhat

Gajanan Bhat

Department Head

Jewon Lyu

Jewon Lyu

Asst. Professor

Laura McAndrews

Laura McAndrews

Asst. Professor

Clair McClure

Clair McClure

Senior Lecturer; Undergrad Coordinator

Katalin Medvedev

Katalin Medvedev

Professor

Sergiy Minko

Sergiy Minko

Professor

Vladimir Reukov

Vladimir Reukov

Assistant Professor

Yoo-Kyoung Seock

Yoo-Kyoung Seock

Professor; Graduate Coordinator

Suraj Sharma

Suraj Sharma

Professor

Monica Sklar

Monica Sklar

Asst. Professor; Director of Historic Clothing & Textiles Collection

Greg Vessels

Greg Vessels

Professor

Sha'mira Covington

Sha'mira Covington

Assistant Professor

Jeyeon Jo

Jeyeon Jo

Assistant Professor

Meet a Student: Lillian

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