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|Fashion Studies: Fashion Merchandising (AA)
||Theatre Arts & Fashion
Total Units: 30
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 Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this major, the student will be able to:
- Utilize effective sales techniques in a retail setting;
- identify and discuss various "fashion cycles" and trends to recommend pricing structure and retail merchandising strategies;
- identify and discuss the major categories on accessories important to the apparel lines;
- describe how the cosmetics and fragrance industry relate to the ready-to-wear industry;
- demonstrate the ability to recognize and select materials appropriate in fashion apparel and accessories;
- analyze garment features to interpret pricing and recommend appropriate purchases to customers;
- discuss the advantages and disadvantages of fashion apparel and accessories with customers in a retail settings;
- produce a fashion show;
- produce a visual merchandising display window; and
- use critical thinking skills to analyze fashion retail merchandising methods and applications.
The requirements for the Fashion Studies: Fashion Merchandising (AA) program are:
Complete 30 units from
- Fashion Studies: Fashion Merchandising Requirements
- Information Learning Resources Requirement
|Fashion Studies: Fashion Merchandising Requirements - complete 29.00 units|
|BMK 60||Retail Merchandising Management||3.00|
|FASH 8||Introductory Textiles||3.00|
|FASH 50||Fashion Careers||3.00|
|FASH 52.2||Visual Merchandising||2.00|
|FASH 53||Fashion Analysis||3.00|
|FASH 57||Fashion Buying||3.00|
|FASH 106||Alterations of Readymade Clothes||1.00|
|FASH 151||Fashion Apparel and Accessories||3.00|
|FASH 152||Fashion Show||2.00|
|Complete any combination totaling at least 6.00 units from the following:|
|BAD 53||Introduction to Solving Business Problems w/Spreadsheets||1.50|
|CS 5||Computer Literacy||3.00|
|FASH 70A||Clothing Construction 1||1.50-3.00|
|FASH 70B||Clothing Construction 2||1.50-3.00|
|FASH 99I||Fashion Studies Occupational Work Experience Internship||0.50-8.00|
|FASH 139||Fashion Entrepreneurship||3.00|
|FASH 140||History of Costume||3.00|
|FASH 141||Contemporary Fashion Designers||3.00|
|FASH 154||Bridal Consultant||1.00|
|INDE 20||Introduction to Interior Design||3.00|
|Information Learning Resources Requirement - complete 1.00 units|
|Complete any combination totaling at least 1.00 units from the following:|
|LIR 10||Introduction to Information Literacy||1.00|
|LIR 30||Introduction to Information Literacy for Research Projects||1.00|
|LIR 110||Finding and Using Information||1.00|
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.
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.
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.