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Fashion Design and Merchandising

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Express your creativity. The Fashion Design and Merchandising (FDM) Bachelor of Science program explores the world of fashion in Hawai‘i and around the globe. It prepares students for careers in design, retailing, or merchandising. Students use analytical methods to understand trends, master practices to create products, and learn techniques to effectively move goods into the retail environment.





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Fashion Design

Master the foundations of sewing, pattern development, and illustration, then move into advanced classes to explore sophisticated methods of apparel construction with design and 2D-3D computer-aided design tools (CAD). Complete your program by creating a collection showcased in the college's annual fashion show.


Fashion Merchandising

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








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

FDM graduates work in a variety of fields in Hawai‘i, U.S., and around the world. Career opportunities include positions as a fashion designer, costume designer, retail manager, retail owner, merchandiser, stylist, visual merchandiser, and pattern maker.


Visit the Family and Consumer Sciences Department for more information.