Product Development

School of Communication & The Arts

Marist’s Product Development program, available to Fashion Design or Fashion Merchandising majors as a minor or as a concentration within the Fashion Merchandising major, is designed to augment and enhance your educational experience in Marist’s renowned Fashion program. Along with your foundations in your chosen Fashion major, the Product Development minor allows you to dig deep into contemporary concepts of the industry to thoroughly prepare for your future career.

A Curriculum Delivered by Industry Experts

Marist’s minor is Product Development is designed to provide our students interested in the industry with a competitive edge when entering the field. The minor provides a foundation in contemporary concepts of apparel industry product development, production, sourcing, branding, licensing, and product data management. You’ll take courses like:

  • Apparel Supply Chain
  • Private Label Development
  • Fashion Branding & Licensing
  • Advanced Fashion PDM Software
  • Merchandising Strategies
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A Curriculum Delivered by Industry Experts

Marist’s minor is Product Development is designed to provide our students interested in the industry with a competitive edge when entering the field. The minor provides a foundation in contemporary concepts of apparel industry product development, production, sourcing, branding, licensing, and product data management. You’ll take courses like:

  • Apparel Supply Chain
  • Private Label Development
  • Fashion Branding & Licensing
  • Advanced Fashion PDM Software
  • Merchandising Strategies
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Hannah Armstrong: Experience Florence, The Birthplace of Fashion

Coming from Ponce, Puerto Rico to study Fashion at Marist, Hannah was not afraid of travel. It’s no wonder, then, that she is spending all four years majoring in Fashion Design at Marist’s branch campus in Florence, Italy. “I have always wanted to study abroad and having the opportunity to do so from the beginning of my Freshman year sounded perfect! I came here to Florence as an FFE and after having a little bit I could not possibly leave! I switched my major from Fashion Merchandising to Fashion Design because who wouldn't want to in the birthplace of fashion?”

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Hannah Armstrong: Experience Florence, The Birthplace of Fashion

Coming from Ponce, Puerto Rico to study Fashion at Marist, Hannah was not afraid of travel. It’s no wonder, then, that she is spending all four years majoring in Fashion Design at Marist’s branch campus in Florence, Italy. “I have always wanted to study abroad and having the opportunity to do so from the beginning of my Freshman year sounded perfect! I came here to Florence as an FFE and after having a little bit I could not possibly leave! I switched my major from Fashion Merchandising to Fashion Design because who wouldn't want to in the birthplace of fashion?”

Read Hannah's Story

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