An Immersive Fashion Merchandising Program
At Marist, Fashion Merchandising is much more than a major – it’s a hands-on, immersive learning experience. Our Fashion Merchandising students achieve high levels of success because they enter the fashion industry with years of experience under their belts even before graduation.
A Diverse Curriculum To Prepare For Your Career
The Business concentration focuses on the planning, procurement, and marketing aspects of the fashion business and includes courses such as:
- Retailing Principles and Practices
- Merchandise Planning and Control
- Buying, Planning & Allocation
Product Development Concentration
The Product Development concentration explores the development of private label or branded merchandise, supply chain management, and the use of product data management techniques. It includes such courses as:
- Supply Chain Management
- Private Label Development
- Branding & Licensing
- Advanced PDM Software
Fashion Promotion Concentration
The Fashion Promotion concentration explores the relationship between brand, product and consumer behavior, and the dynamic role it plays. Students engage in course work focusing on trend, branding, creative marketing and communication, social media, e-commerce, event planning and production, and digital media creation. It includes such courses as:
- Event Planning
- Fashion Show Production
- Fashion Social Media
- Fashion Ecommerce
- Retail Entrepreneurship
Fashion Merchandising Minor
Front Row and Backstage at Milan Fashion Week
Marist students got a front-row seat and backstage access to one of the most exclusive fashion events in the world — Milan Fashion Week. Nearly two dozen students studying fashion design, fashion merchandising, and global marketing communications were immersed in what’s considered one of the "big four" global fashion events. Through the College’s partnership with Italian designer Francesca Liberatore, hands-on learning at premiere industry events has helped make Marist’s Fashion Program among the best in higher education.
Hands-on Fashion Merchandising Experience
A balanced education at Marist combines rigorous classroom experience with practical application in the desired field, and the Fashion Merchandising major is no exception. Fashion Merchandising students engage in a wide range of real-world learning opportunities, including running MPorium, our on-campus retail boutique, creating the next issue of Measure Magazine, Marist’s fashion magazine, and producing the Silver Needle Runway Fashion Show, the largest event production presented by Marist annually.
Explore the most recent volumes of the magazine below.
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Cutting-Edge Fashion Facilities
At Marist, we’re determined to provide not only the educational but the physical tools to promote your success and preparedness to enter to fashion industry. Along with our Textile Design Lab and Fashion Makerspace, Fashion Merchandising students perhaps get the most use and experience out of MPorium: our on-campus entrepreneurial boutique stocked and operated by our Fashion Merchandising students. Functioning as a retail laboratory, MPorium gives you the opportunity to delve into the nuances required for running and maintaining a fashion enterprise, including Human Resource Management/Staffing, Customer Service, Marketing, Visual Merchandising, and Merchandise Planning & Control.
Career Success in the Fashion Industry
As a Fashion Design student at Marist who has completed industry experience long before graduation, you’ll have a competitive edge unlike any other student entering the field. And our students have landed the jobs to prove it. Below are only a few examples of the major fashion institutions that proudly employ Marist Fashion alumni today:
Develop The Skills You Need To Succeed
Gain a foundational-level understanding of fashion trend theories; begin to effectively anticipate, understand, and utilize basic terminology used to describe fashion, garments and textiles; and explain the process of apparel production from concept.
Fashion Trend Forecasting & Analysis
Understanding of Textile Science
Digital Fashion Design
Marist Named "Best Colleges That Are Shaping The Future Of Fashion" by Forbes
"Just north of NYC, the Marist campus overlooks the Hudson River providing a more serene setting to focus on your creative process. How serious is the college about its commitment to fashion? A brand-new, dedicated Digital Arts & Fashion Building opened in January 2019 with all the state-of-the-art tech at the students’ thimble-topped fingertips. You can catch the 35th anniversary Silver Needle Runway presentation of fashion graduates to experience the Marist style for yourself."
The Value of a Marist Education
At Marist, we pride ourselves on our dedication to providing our students with a well-rounded liberal arts education that prepares them for practical experience and profound success in their field. But don't just take our word for it - the numbers speak for themselves.
Of current students are satisfied with their Marist Experience
Graduation rate, higher than the average for public and private colleges
Employed or attending grad school 6 months after graduation
Top 50 "Colleges That Create Futures"
Top Regional Universities-North
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