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Fashion Design and Merchandising, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Atlanta, GA, United States
The Fashion Design and Merchandising program at Clark Atlanta University prepares students through structured learning processes to understand industry innovations, challenging careers, current trends, and the impact of globalization, technological advances and the expansion of designers into new and broader categories
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Overview

The Fashion Design and Merchandising program at Clark Atlanta University covers both the retailers and manufacturers needs for merchandisers and product developers. Merchandising reflects the planning, organizational, and sales aspects of the fashion business. Students learn how to merchandise apparel products and how to develop planning modules. They will understand target markets and how to develop promotional plans for various products and events to meet the goals of a successful business.

Career:

The opportunities for employment are varied and depend upon the student’s interests and abilities. Careers are available in retailing as buyer, planner, manager, fashion coordinator, market researcher; in promotion ad display coordinator, public relations director, advertising manager; in wholesaling as manufacturing representative, showroom sales associate, and in apparel and textile manufacturing as sales associate, piece goods buyer, merchandising manager, market research; in publications as Fashion Stylist, advertising manager, fashion editor.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computer Imaging Basics
  • Principles of Fashion Industry
  • History of Costume
  • Textiles
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Promotional Planning Strategies
  • Retail Management
  • Fashion Show Production
  • Internship

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    32

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    4.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Application for Admission: either The Common Application, Clark Atlanta Application, OR the Common Black College Application
  • Non-refundable $35 application fee 
  • Official high school transcript(s) or GED certificate
  • Test score results from the SAT or ACT. International students from non-English speaking secondary schools may submit the TOEFL or IELTS instead of the ACT or SAT.
  • One letter of recommendation from a high school counselor
  • Guidance Counselor Recommendation Form
  • One letter of recommendation from a high school teacher
  • Teacher Recommendation Form
  • Resume (optional)
  • Essay Topics: Students using the Common App may use any of the essay prompts provided. Students submitting an essay separately from their application should write 500 words or less on ONE of the following topics: 
  • How do you feel Clark Atlanta University would prepare you for future leadership?
  • Who has had the greatest influence in your life thus far, and why?

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18990 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18990 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    18990 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18990 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    18990 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18990 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Atlanta

  • 1213 - 2210 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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