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Fashion Merchandising and Design

Mission of Fashion Merchandising and Design: to provide a strong, quality undergraduate experience that embraces the competencies necessary for individuals to compete successfully in the domain of a diverse, global fashion industry while seeking academic excellence and Christian integrity.

Clothing is a basic need and necessity of everyday life. The underlying purpose of the fashion industry is to deliver a product to the market that will satisfy the consumer’s needs and wants. To equip the student of fashion with the knowledge necessary to perform effectively in the marketplace, the Fashion Merchandising and Design program at Carson-Newman University encompasses the creation, distribution, and selling of a fashion product.

FMD students study a core of fashion-related courses including, but not limited to: Textiles, Apparel Design, CAD for Apparel, Merchandising I & II, Advertising & Sales Promotion, and Visual Presentation & Store Design. Through a variety of activities and unique learning tools, students develop critical thinking skills while also gaining valuable experience that will benefit them as they transition from students to successful professionals.

Four-Year Curriculum Map for Fashion Merchandising and Design
For more information or to visit the department, contact:

Dr. Amber Roth
Assistant Professor, Family and Consumer Sciences

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