2018 UHM Fashion Show

2018 UHM Fashion Show

Created by Kaimi Kajiyama (Left & Center) and Kaycee Yoshioka (Right)

2018 UHM Fashion Show

2018 UHM Fashion Show

Created by Michelle Nino (left) and Jayme Pisciotto (right)

2017 UHM fashion show

2017 UHM fashion show

Created by Franie Wong

3D Printing

3D Printing

Created by Yuyu Liu and Kaimi Kajiyama

UHM Costume Collection Exhibition

UHM Costume Collection Exhibition

2017 UHM Fashion Show

2017 UHM Fashion Show

Created by Lory Wong (right) and Danika Hazard (left)

3D Retail Store Design

3D Retail Store Design

Created by Cheryl lshii

2017 UHM fashion show

2017 UHM fashion show

Created by Lory Wong, Breanne McCleary,Yuyu Liu, and Darcy Shindo

Retail Business Plan Contest

Retail Business Plan Contest

Presented by Victoria Prince

ITAA Design Awards

ITAA Design Awards

Gabrielle Sanehira won two design awards at the 2015 ITAA conference.

Fashion Design and Merchandising Program

Fashion Design and Merchandising Program


 

Fashion Design and Merchandising Degree Program

 

The mission of the instruction program in FDM is to provide students with appropriate knowledge and skills for career positions in apparel and fashion-related industries; to promote understanding of the effects of global social, economic, and political issues on apparel and fashion-related industries and on modes of dress; to foster appreciation of the role of dress and appearance as these reflect and shape individual behavior, social and economic exchange, and cultural conditions; to nurture intellectual growth and creativity, and to support the mission of the College of Tropical Agriculture & Human Resources by fostering student acquisition of problem-solving, analytic, and communication skills.

 

The FDM curriculum provides students with the knowledge and skills needed for career positions in apparel- and fashion-related fields. Students learn fashion industry operating methods; develop buying and merchandising plans; study textile fibers and fabrics; create fashion apparel lines; examine Hawaiian, Asian, and western costume artifacts; analyze the effects of social, political, and economic conditions on local, national, and global industry operations and consumer needs; and study current concerns relating to social responsibility, ethical issues, and environmental impacts as these relate to fashion businesses and consumers.

Courses cover these and related topics:

  • Fashion sketching
  • Textile properties
  • Apparel design and construction
  • Retail buying and merchandise management
  • Fashion promotion and fashion show production
  • Costume history
  • Social and cultural aspects of dress
  • Fashion computer-aided design
  • Fashion forecasting and marketing
  • Branding
  • International trade issues. 




Admission—New Students

New students who apply to the University of Hawaii as first-year students may apply directly to the program specifying Fashion Design and Merchandising(FDM) as their major on their application form. Students transferring from another institution who have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or better may apply directly to the program by specifying Fashion Design and Merchandising (FDM) as their major on their application form.


Transferring From Within UH System

Students who wish to transfer from another UHM program may be admitted with a GPA of 2.0 or better and should meet with an FDM advisor who will assist them in completing an application to transfer. An advisor will also assist interested students whose GPAs are below 2.0. 
Students who have taken courses at a UH system campus prior to attending UHM do not need to request that their transcripts be sent to UHM. However, if they want the credits to be evaluated for transfer, they will need to request an evaluation by completing a form at the UHM Admissions and Records Office.


Transferring From Other Universities

Applicants from colleges or universities not in the UH system: Students who have taken courses at another university or community college that is not part of the UH system must arrange to have official transcripts sent to UHM Admissions and Records Office for evaluation of transfer credits. Courses not meeting university core requirements, but which are acceptable academically, will also be transferred and will count as elective credits.





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Honolulu, HI 96822

phone: 808-956-8105

fax: 808-956-2239


fcs@ctahr.hawaii.edu

 

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