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Fashion: Textiles and Clothing in Business

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Bachelor of Science Degree

The Fashion: Textiles and Clothing in Business program at UCM prepares students for a business-related career in the fashion/textile industry. 

Why choose Fashion at UCM?

  • UCM's Fashion and Apparel Merchandising program teaches students a unique combination of technology and business/marketing and they apply to the fashion industry. This program is nationally accredited by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.
  • Students use the same resources as industry professionals including the WGSN trend forecasting database, computer software, and social media tools.
  • The fashion program operates its own online business and has 2 custom textile designs created by students that are sold on products such as tee's, ties, and scarves. See more at our fashion website.
  • Each year, fashion students get the opportunity to design outfits made completely out of recycled materials and show them off in the annual Haute Trash Fashion Show; students also plan and produce this campus wide fashion show. Other fashion shows are done throughout the year as well.
  • Every February, students have the opportunity to take a trip to Las Vegas to go to the MAGIC tradeshow, which is the largest global marketplaces for apparel, footwear and accessories for buyers and brands.
  • A variety of international and domestic study tours are offered, all of which are based on student interests. UCM's students have visited Paris, Italy, London, Spain, New York and Dallas.

What will I study?
This program provides students with a background in various aspects of the fashion industry that includes many hands-on projects and experiences. Students also choose a minor in marketing or business administration to further build their business expertise. Area specific fashion courses place in emphasis on technology, global markets, social responsibility and business as tehy apply to the fashion industry; an internship is required.

Courses include:

  • Product Development
  • Fashion Buying
  • Fashion Promotin and Visual Merchandising
  • Global Soucing

What can I do with a degree in Fashion?

  • Product Development
  • Merchandise Buyer
  • Wholesale Sales Representative
  • Stylist
  • Visual Merchandiser
  • Business owner/manager

How can I get involved outside the classroom?
At UCM, we value an engaging learning experience that includes student involvement and service-learning projects.

In Fashion, there is the opportunity to be involved in the Fashion Business Association.

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About our Faculty:
The student to faculty ratio at UCM is 19 to 1, which allows professors to get to know students and provide personalized attention.

Highly qualified faculty members who have practical and educational backgrounds in apparel and textiles merchandising teach the Fashion courses. In addition, all of the faculty members possess current industry experience.

Learn more about Fashion: Textiles and Clothing in Business at UCM
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