The Associate of Applied Science in Fashion Design and Merchandising (AAS) Degree Program at IADT

Do you have creative flair and an eye for fashion? The Associate of Applied Science in Fashion Design & Merchandising degree program at the International Academy of Design and Technology is a great place to cultivate your talents. By combining a hands-on education in apparel design with courses in market and trend research, our training program can help you gain a comprehensive understanding of the fashion design industry.

Through IADT's Fashion Design & Merchandising degree program, you can learn how to create original garments, design visually appealing displays and generate effective publicity campaigns. This associate-level program is designed to challenge you to think creatively and learn how to communicate your ideas effectively.


IADT's Fashion Design & Merchandising degree program can help you expand your talents as you learn the fundamentals of apparel design, pattern drafting and clothing construction. Through industry-current classes you also can gain an understanding of basic theories and practices used in retail management, merchandising, publicity and promotion. This innovative training program can help you gain important skill sets used in both the fashion design and fashion merchandising industries.

Below is a sampling of course topics included in IADT's Associate of Applied Science in Fashion Design and Merchandising degree program.* Classes are led by instructors with relevant career experience.

  • Visual Merchandising
  • Introduction To Business
  • Retail Management
  • Salesmanship
  • Introduction To Fashion
  • Fashion Sketching I
  • Clothing Construction I
  • Evolution Of Fashion
  • Textiles For Fashion
  • Fashion Sketching II
  • Clothing Construction II
  • Computer Graphics For Fashion Design
  • Pattern Drafting I
  • Draping I
  • Fashion Design I

*Course curriculum is subject to change.

These are some of the exciting careers in the fashion world. With the right education and your own initiative, one of them could be in your future:

  • Assistant Apparel Technical Designer
  • Production Assistant
  • Assistant Designer
  • Fashion Consultant
  • Wardrobe Attendant
  • Seamstress
  • Sales Representative
  • Fashion Event Coordinator

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