The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design and Merchandising (BFA) Degree Program at IADT

Do you find inspiration in fashion? Would you like to be able to focus your creativity and showcase your talents in a supportive and engaging learning environment? If so, the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design & Merchandising degree program at the International Academy of Design and Technology may be right for you.

This bachelor-level program offers a balanced curriculum that allows students to develop the design, communication, problem-solving, and marketing skills used by today's fashion designers and merchandisers. The program's innovative training courses offer a hands-on learning experience that can introduce you to theoretical elements of design as well as creative and practical approaches to solving problems. Graduates can go on to pursue a variety of entry-level career opportunities in the fashion, retail and merchandising industries.

Through IADT's Fashion Design & Merchandising degree program, you can dive into a variety of hands-on projects that allow you to gain valuable experience in the areas of business and retail management, merchandise display creation, publicity and promotion. By taking a variety of courses, you can learn to create computer-generated sketches, fashion flats, fabric prints, theme boards, specification sheets, and graphics for clothing and textiles.

Below is a sampling of course topics included in IADT's Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design and Merchandising degree program.* Classes are led by instructors, many 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.

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