Associate of Science in Fashion Design and Merchandising

* An Associate of Science degree is considered a terminal degree. The decision on course transferability rests with the receiving institution.

Program Description
Keiser University’s Associate of Science degree in Fashion Design and Merchandising prepares students for a career in the apparel industry. The program is designed to combine the creative and business-oriented training necessary for entry-level employment in the field. Students are provided a hands-on collaborative learning curriculum and instructed in facilities that are equipped with industrial-quality sewing machines, pressing units, dress forms and cutting tables.

Program Objectives
The following objectives are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and its objectives.

  • To introduce students to fundamentals of fashion, its trends, cycles, business and careers
  • To develop students’ abilities in fundamental techniques of fashion design and merchandising
  • To assist students in developing a collection of clothing and sample work to be used in portfolios
  • To prepare students for employment in the fields of fashion design, apparel merchandising and fashion retailing

Prerequisite for Major Courses:
None

Program Outline
To prepare students for employment in the fields of fashon design, apparel merchandising and fashion retailing. Program requirements are as follows.

Fashion Design and Merchandising Major Courses (60.0 credit hours)

Fundamentals of Apparel Construction

4.0 credit hours

Textiles: Fabric Study

4.0 credit hours

Fashion History

4.0 credit hours

Technical Drawing for Fashion

4.0 credit hours

Fashion Illustration

4.0 credit hours

Fundamentals of Apparel Patternmaking

4.0 credit hours

Construction Sewing Technique

4.0 credit hours

Commercial Fashion Design

4.0 credit hours

Fashion Studio: Apparel Design Collections

4.0 credit hours

Apparel Pattern Details

4.0 credit hours

Apparel Product Development

4.0 credit hours

Computer-Assisted Fashion Design

4.0 credit hours

Fashion Retailing

4.0 credit hours

Fashion Promotion

4.0 credit hours

Fashion Portfolio and Presentation

4.0 credit hours

Lower Division General Education Courses (24.0 credit hours) (pdf file)
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* An Associate of Science Degree is considered a terminal degree and is not transferable.

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