Online Fashion Merchandising Degrees

Associate's and bachelor's degree programs in fashion merchandising can be completed through distance learning. Read on to learn about content covered in these programs of study, how the online programs are structured and potential careers you could enter upon graduating. Schools offering Fashion Design & Merchandising degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

What Levels of Fashion Merchandising Degrees Are Available Online?

You can pursue an associate's or bachelor's degree online. And while you might worry that completing a fashion merchandising degree via distance education could eliminate some of the experiences of an on-campus program, you can still gain hands-on experience online by using industry-specific computer programs. You may even have the opportunity to complete an internship.

Online Degree Levels Associate's and bachelor's degrees
Online Course RequirementsMay need to pay for school-specific class materials and may need a digital camera for projects
Topics CoveredFashion cycles, trends, color theory, target markets, marketing
Career OptionsProduct developer, fashion buyer, retail manager, fashion forecaster, marketing representative

How Will My Online Program Work?

As a distance education student in fashion merchandising, you'll 'attend' classes by logging in to your school's online course management system. You also may be required to post comments on discussion boards and submit assignments via e-mail. Fashion merchandising students sometimes have to pay extra fees for class materials, and you may need a digital camera to complete certain assignments.

What Might I Study?

An associate's degree is generally required for entry-level positions. During an associate's program, you'll usually study the fashion cycle, learning to manage quickly emerging trends and to recognize when trends are 'over.' You're also likely to take classes in topics like color theory and design, in addition to learning how to market to retail outlets and consumers.

Your bachelor's program might be titled fashion merchandising, fashion merchandising management or business administration with an emphasis in fashion merchandising and management. In addition to examining fashion cycles, you might learn how a fashion line is created from start to finish. This includes analyzing market trends, defining a target market, estimating purchasing and production needs and marketing the line.

What Kinds of Careers Can I Pursue?

With your degree in hand, you should find a range of fashion-related careers available to you. Some will focus on the business side of the industry and others on the fashion side. You also could choose to use your knowledge to start your own clothing line or retail store. Job titles might include:

  • Fashion buyer or coordinator
  • Product developer
  • Marketing representative
  • Retail manager or assistant manager
  • Fashion forecaster

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