What UGA Offers to Students of Fashion Merchandising Degrees
The UGA undergraduate program for the 4-year fashion merchandising degree covers all aspects of fashion merchandising plus the development of research knowledge as sound basis for their liberal arts education. The course is handled by UGA’s College of Family and Consumer Sciences under the Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors.
The faculty members are equipped with both teaching and research expertise for a diverse undergraduate program in fashion merchandising. They are well-known publishers of journals in reputable fashion merchandising publications like Clothing and Textile Research Journal, International Journal of Consumer Studies, Colorado Technology: Dress, Dye and Research, just to name a few.
For Fashion Merchandising majors, the prerequisite courses in Statistics, Elementary Chemistry & Lab, Economics, Psychology, Sociology, Computer Science and Accounting, should have been completed during the general or preparatory levels of the 4-year fashion merchandising degree program.
The regular courses for the undergraduate’s major curriculum, includes Retail Planning and Buying, Global Retailing, Textiles including Textile Testing and Textile Economics, while courses for apparel know-how includes Dress, Society and Culture, History of Dress and Fashion, Apparel Line Development and Presentation.
Additional courses offered aside from the regular areas of discipline, is the Global Soft Goods program, which provides the student the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience in global sourcing, production and logistics. Learning about globally appealing soft goods includes courses on Product Development, Computer Aided Apparel Design and Production, International Textile and Apparel Quality Analysis.
A study abroad program is included as a curriculum for this optional syllabus, which provides both undergraduate and graduate students of UGA, actual learning experience about fashion merchandising in China, London and Tokyo. This international offering is on a rotational basis and the 2009-2011 study-abroad course is in China-Hong Kong, while a 6-week internship program is being offered in London during the summer.
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