Undergraduate students can focus on one of these program areas for a Bachelor of Arts Degree:
Emphasizes all aspects of product development and merchandising textile and apparel products in an international environment.
Apparel Design (Textiles & Clothing):
Emphasizes apparel design and production, quality control, and textile science.
Double Major (Fashion Merchandising and Textiles & Clothing) :
(code: FCS_BA04 and FCS_BA05)
Allows students to become proficient in all aspects of the fashion industry taking courses in both Fashion Merchandising and Apparel Design.
The mission of the Fashion Merchandising and Design Program is to offer programs of study to develop professionals in apparel design, product development, production, and merchandising. Instruction, research, and service are combined to meet individual, family, and international community textile and apparel needs.
A program highlight is the annual Spring Fashion Show. Coordinated by the merchandising students and featuring over 100 designs created by the design students, this show is always a hit. Attracting industry professionals, professors, CSULB students, and guests, the show serves as a network for future career opportunities for students.
The Fashion Merchandising or Apparel Design degree prepares students for a career as a:
- Retail Buyer
- Manufacturer’s Representative
- Product Designer / Pattern Maker
- Store Operations Manager
- Stylist / Fashion Coordinator / Fashion Director
- Textiles Testing & Evaluation Specialist
- Fashion Product Developer
- Visual Display Manager / Merchandiser
- Many, many more…
FMD offers several opportunities for students to learn about the fashion industry outside of the classroom.
- Tours of New York City are offered every January.
- Tours of Europe and the Los Angeles fashion industries are offered on alternating summers.
In each tour, seminars are held in a variety of apparel manufacturers, retailers, textile design companies, and apparel design businesses. In addition, students visit museums and other culturally unique sites.
Minors are also offered in both Fashion Merchandising and Textiles. Graduate programs are offered for students interested in a Master’s degree
Choose an advising sheet according to the year you declared Fashion Merchandising as your major:
Choose an advising sheet according to the year you declared Textiles and Clothing as your major:
|Letter of Your Last Name||Advisor|
|A-I|| Aghekyan, M.
|All Design Majors||Kim, D.|
|Issues/Study Abroad||Marshall, S.|