The Bachelor of Applied Science in Fashion Design and Merchandising (BAS) Degree Program at IADT

Sometimes diversification is the key to success. In the International Academy of Design and Technology's Bachelor of Applied Science in Fashion Design & Merchandising degree program, you can get multifaceted training and a basic understanding of both fashion design and merchandising.

Through IADT's Fashion Design & Merchandising degree program, you can gain skills in apparel conceptualization, computer graphic illustration, clothing construction and fashion marketing. You also have the opportunity to participate in generating a fashion publicity campaign for retail organizations and manufacturers. Our program allows you to showcase your unique talents and become comfortable experimenting in new areas of fashion design and merchandising.


By taking courses in IADT's Fashion Design & Merchandising program, you can learn to design original garments that demonstrate the appropriate use of cut, grain, seams, pockets, collars and necklines. You can also gain experience analyzing existing apparel collections, using computer drafting software, and developing design strategies around the principles of product differentiation, store positioning and targeted marketing.

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

  • Visual Merchandising
  • Retail Management
  • Electronic Marketing
  • Pricing Strategies
  • Merchandise Planning and Inventory Control
  • Salesmanship
  • Global Sourcing and Product Development
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Fashion Sketching
  • Clothing Construction
  • Evolution of Fashion
  • Textiles for Fashion
  • Computer Graphics for Fashion Design
  • Pattern Drafting
  • Draping
  • Apparel Production
  • Fashion Design
  • Fashion Publicity and Promotion

*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:

  • Fashion Designer
  • Assistant Designer
  • Costume Designer
  • Merchandise Assistant
  • Textile Artist
  • Production Assistant
  • Fashion Stylist
  • Assistant Buyer

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