Local Academy Offers New Bachelor Degree Program

March 1, 2010

Fashion Design and Merchandising Program Raises the Bar at IADT-Detroit

TROY, Mich. (March 1, 2010) – The International Academy of Design & Technology (IADT-Detroit), announced today it will offer a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Fashion Design and Merchandising. The new program broadly focuses on providing students the opportunity to develop and expand skills in the area of business and retail management.

"We are enhancing our programming and providing our students an opportunity to prepare for their futures," said Program Chair of Fashion Design Julie Ann Patterson. "Our new bachelor degree programs allow us to provide more extensive and in-depth knowledge of fashion and merchandising for these creative minds."

The Fashion Design and Merchandising Program will prepare students for entry-level opportunities in fashion, retail, and merchandising. This interdisciplinary program allows students the opportunity to develop skills in market and trend research, apparel design, pattern drafting and draping, and clothing construction. Students will further develop basic skills in business and retail management, merchandise displays, and publicity and promotion.

About the International Academy of Design & Technology – Detroit
The International Academy of Design & Technology (IADT-Detroit), was originally founded in Chicago in 1977. The Troy campus was established in 2003 to help Michigan students develop their skills and abilities needed for success in the fields of design and technology. The career-oriented degree programs provide hands-on training and real-world insights, taught by industry professionals who work in the fields in which they teach. IADT-Detroit does not guarantee employment or salary. IADT-Detroit is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to award associate and bachelor's degrees. The school currently offers degree programs in Fashion Design, Fashion Design and Merchandising, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Construction Management Design, Game Production and Digital Media Production. IADT-Detroit is part of the Career Education Corporation network of schools (NASDAQ: CECO).

For more information about IADT Detroit, please visit www.iadtdetroit.com or call 888.838.2111.