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

Are you looking for a way to partner your talent for fashion with your interest of business? Consider enrolling in the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Merchandising degree program at the International Academy of Design and Technology. Our bachelor-level degree program can help you develop the key business competencies and fashion-savvy skills that are important in today's competitive fashion industry.

IADT's Fashion Merchandising degree program offers a dynamic educational approach. You can develop fundamental skills in merchandising, management, marketing, and buying while also exploring the evolution of fashion trend forecasting, fashion media and fashion promotion. At IADT, you can cultivate your talents and develop essential industry knowledge in an atmosphere that allows you to interact with students who share your passions.


IADT's Fashion Merchandising courses feature a variety of hands-on learning opportunities and promote a supportive environment that encourages creativity and personal growth. By taking career-focused courses, you can learn how to analyze market research; evaluate vendors; get comfortable with planning, pricing, promoting and distributing fashion products; create visual merchandising displays; and much more.

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

  • Marketing Communication
  • Merchandising Principles and Practices
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Retail Management
  • Electronic Marketing
  • Principles of Finance
  • Pricing Strategies
  • Merchandise Planning and Inventory Control
  • Salesmanship
  • Fashion Marketing and Consumer Behavior
  • International Business
  • Project Management in Merchandising
  • Global Sourcing and Product Development
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Introduction to Fashion
  • Fashion Sketching
  • Evolution of Fashion
  • Textiles for Fashion
  • Computer Graphics for Fashion Design
  • Trend Forecasting
  • Fashion Product Development
  • Fashion Media

*Course curriculum is subject to change.

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

  • Visual Merchandiser
  • Assistant Fashion Buyer
  • Product Developer
  • Merchandiser
  • Account Manager
  • etail Sales Manager
  • Associate Merchandise Planner
  • Fashion Trend Analyst

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