Prospective Fashion Students
The Fashion Program features a comprehensive curriculum leading to Bachelor Degree of Science for Fashion Merchandising or a Bachelor Degree of Fine Arts for Fashion Design.
Fashion Merchandising majors may opt for one or more concentrations--Business, Product Development or Fashion Promotion.
Fashion Design majors may opt for a minor in Product Development or Merchandising.
The Fashion Design major trains students to create apparel for various markets considering creative, trend, target customer, technical, and production factors. Students develop skills in design, textiles, draping and flat pattern making, garment construction, and computer-aided design. In their senior year, they design and execute an apparel collection under the guidance of a professional designer to be shown at the school’s annual Silver Needle Fashion Show, as well as a professional portfolio.
In addition to the Marist College Admissions application, a portfolio is required for fashion design applicants who would like to be considered for the Fashion Design Degree. Please see the Required Design Project instructions to apply.
The Fashion Merchandising major concentrates on the planning, procurement, and marketing aspects of the fashion business. Students learn to research target markets, analyze business results, and develop strategies that effectively meet the needs of consumers. In their senior year, Merchandising students create an in-depth project in collaboration with a major fashion company.
In addition to the Marist College Admissions application, an essay is required for fashion merchandising applicants who would like to be considered for the Fashion Merchandising Degree. Please see the Required Merchandising Project instructions to apply.