Fashion Marketing Associate's Degree

Check the typical curriculum for an associate's degree program in fashion marketing, and find out what you'd learn and what skills you'd gain. Get career info for the fashion marketing field, including job options, the employment outlook and the salary potential. Schools offering Fashion Design & Merchandising degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

What Can an Associate's Degree Program in Fashion Marketing Teach Me?

Associate's degree programs in fashion marketing can teach you how to advertise and promote all types of retail fashion items and accessories. An associate's degree program focuses on both general and fashion-specific business practices, as well as ways to develop promotional campaigns for products. Concepts you may learn about include buying and selling, merchandising, marketing, public relations and sales.

Degree LevelAssociate's degree
Online AvailabilityFully online programs are available
Common CoursesSelling principles, apparel marketing, visual merchandising, accounting, retail management
Possible CareersWholesale or retail buyer, product developer, retail manager, fashion marketer

What Kinds of Classes Can I Take?

Your fashion marketing education can cover a wide range of topics in both business and fashion. Communication is also an important component of your education, since fashion marketers must sell products successfully and develop visual means of communication to promote items. You may learn technical skills like CAD (computer-aided design) and Photoshop. Some examples of classes you may take include:

  • Selling principles
  • Apparel marketing
  • Visual merchandising
  • Accounting
  • Retail management

Online programs in fashion marketing are available if you require a more flexible schedule. During your remote classes, you might watch lecture videos or log on to live podcasts. Some schools may want you to complete an internship during the program. Other colleges might require you to earn several of your general education credits before starting your online fashion marketing coursework.

What Can I Do After Completing the Program?

Upon finishing an associate's degree program in fashion marketing, you might work in fashion marketing, buying, publishing, product development or retail management. Wholesale and retail buyers, excluding those who buy farm products, made a median annual wage of $52,270 as of May 2014, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

There are also career opportunities available within the marketing side of fashion; the BLS reported that marketing, promotions and advertising manager positions were expected to grow by 9% from 2014-2024. The median annual wage for advertising and promotional managers was $96,720 as of May 2014.

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