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Fashion Merchandising and Design, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Jefferson City, TN, United States
The mission of Fashion Merchandising and Design at Carson-Newman University is to provide a high quality academic curriculum with an integrated, generalist approach that enables students to successfully function in the competitive fashion marketplace upon graduation while seeking academic excellence and Christian integrity.
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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 students 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.

Learning outcomes

Fashion Merchandising and Design students at Carson-Newman University study a core of fashion-related courses including, but not limited to: Textiles, Apparel Design I and II, Presentation Techniques for Fashion, Merchandising I & II, and Fashion Advertising & Promotion. 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.

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:

  •  Merchandising
  • Fashion History 
  • Apparel Design
  • Human Development
  • Textiles
  • Clothing Construction
  • Interior Design Fundamentals
  • Nutrition 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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
  • After you apply, please submit $100.00 application through your application portal at
  • Official Transcripts from high school or secondary school and diploma or National Examination Result slip (One in original native language, one translated into English)- A professional Evaluation is required for the admission process

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14100 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    28200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14100 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Jefferson City

  • 1005 - 1870 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


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