Fashion Merchandising FAQ’s

What is Fashion Merchandising?

Fashion merchandising is a very broad field that involves the manufacturing, promotion, buying and selling of fashion products.

What courses would I take?

The required fashion courses are Fashion Industry, Retailing, Merchandise Buying, Fashion Textiles, Apparel Evaluation, Merchandise Promotion, History of Fashion, Professional Development, Merchandising Portfolio Review, Practicum and Internship. You would, also, take courses in Business, Art & Design, and Liberal Education.

What types of jobs have your graduates taken?

In recent years, Brenau’s Fashion graduates have been offered positions as Brand Manager, Buyer of Women’s Apparel, Assistant Store Manager, Assistant Human Resource Manager, Marketing Assistant, and Merchandising Team Associate.

What types of internships have fashion students had?

Our fashion students have had opportunities to work in product development and marketing with clothing manufacturers, in sales at apparel showrooms at AmericasMart, in the buying and merchandising office of a catalog company, as a photography assistant, and in visual merchandising, sales and management at retail stores.

How does your college differ from a fashion school?

Fashion schools have a narrower, more technical curriculum and tend to be located in urban areas. Brenau is a traditional university and offers a variety of different majors in a small town campus setting.  Unlike most fashion schools Brenau has sororities, collegiate sports teams and many extracurricular activities.