Fashion Studies: Fashion Merchandising (AA) Theatre Arts & Fashion Total Units: 30.0

Term Effective: Summer 2004

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Term Inactive: Fall 2010

Associate Degree Requirements:

The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:

For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter, a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis, is required for each course applied toward the major.


The Fashion Studies major consists of three options: Fashion Studies - Apparel Design and Production; Fashion Studies - Custom Clothing and Alterations; and Fashion Studies - Fashion Merchandising.

The program is designed for the student who is interested in a career in fashion retail and its many job opportunities, including sales, buying, fashion consulting, fashion coordination, and fashion display.

For Students interested in pursuing a Certificate of Achievement, a certificate program is available.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Fashion Studies: Fashion Merchandising program are:

  • Complete 30.0 units from
    • Fashion Studies: Fashion Merchandising Requirements
    • Information Learning Resources Requirement

Fashion Studies: Fashion Merchandising Requirements - complete 29.00 units
BMK 60Retail Marketing3.00
FASH 8Introductory Textiles for Modern Usage3.00
FASH 50Fashion Careers3.00
FASH 53Fashion Analysis3.00
FASH 57Fashion Buying3.00
FASH 75Alterations of Readymade Clothes1.00
FASH 51Fashion Apparel and Accessories3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 6.00 units from the following:
BAD 53Introduction to Solving Business Problems w/Spreadsheets1.50
CIS 5Computer Literacy3.00
FASH 70AClothing Construction1.50-3.00
FASH 70BClothing Construction1.50-3.00
FASH 99IFashion Studies Occupational Work Experience Internship0.50-8.00
FASH 58Fashion Entrepreneurship3.00
FASH 55.1History of Costume3.00
FASH 55.2Contemporary Fashion Designers3.00
FASH 54Bridal Consultant1.00
INDE 61.1Introduction to Interior Design3.00
Information Learning Resources Requirement - complete 1.00 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 1.00 units from the following:
LIR 10Introduction to Information Literacy1.00
LIR 30Information Literacy for Research Projects1.00
LIR 110Finding and Using Information1.00

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.


All courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

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