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Fashion Design and Merchandising

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The Fashion Design and Merchandising (FDM) Bachelor of Science program explores the world of fashion in Hawaii and around the globe. It prepares students for careers in design, retailing, or merchandising.





Specialize in...


Fashion Design

Master the foundations of garment construction using different fabrics, pattern development, and fashion illustration, then move into advanced classes to explore sophisticated methods of apparel construction with design and 2D 3D computer aided design tools (CAD).


Fashion Merchandising

Learn the basics of fashion forecasting, merchandising development and supply chain management, retail store design, entrepreneurship, and trade. Use computer software used in the industry. Minor option available.


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Merchandising Minor

Learn theory and apply skills to understand merchandising and employ techniques that encourage consumers to interface with products and services in Hawai‘i or internationally.


Exciting Careers and Opportunities

  • Costume Curator 
  • Fashion Designer 
  • Merchandiser 
  • Patternmaker 
  • Retail Buyer 
  • Retail Manager 
  • Retail Owner 
  • Specification Engineer 
  • Stylist 
  • Visual Merchandiser


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