Fashion Merchandising/Interior Design

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Fashion Merchandising/Interior Design Concentration

The fields of fashion merchandising and interior design share a common base of knowledge grounded in family and consumer sciences and business. A background in apparel construction and design, merchandising marketing, and market analysis prepares you for careers in fashion merchandising. Residential architecture, kitchen and bath planning, and a variety of interior design classes prepare students for positions as interior designers.

Career opportunities include:

  • Merchandise buying
  • Design display
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Apparel design
  • Textile design
  • Fashion analysis
  • Interior design
  • Housing and home planning
  • Kitchen and bath design
  • Equipment promotion demonstration
  • Energy conservation management in the home
  • Furniture sales
  • Business management and administration

A field experience or internship in the Portland metropolitan area puts you in the workplace before graduation, giving you valuable business experience.

The following courses, totaling 44 or 45 semester hours, are required for a concentration in fashion merchandising and interior design:

BUSN 110 Introduction to Business (3)
FCSC 120 Apparel Construction (3)
FCSC 220 Fashion and Society (2)
FCSC 230 Textiles Science (3)
FCSC 320 Fashion Merchandising (3)
FCSC 330 Residential Architecture (2)
FCSC 350 Resource Management (2)
FCSC 351 Interior Design I (3)
FCSC 354 Kitchen and Bath Planning (3)
FCSC 360 Consumer Buying (3)
FCSC 370 Pattern Drafting and Apparel Design (3)
FCSC 475 Field Experience (3)
FCSC 490 Senior Seminar (3)

Students must choose one of the following courses:
MGMT 260 Principles of Management (3)
MKTG 260 Principles of Marketing (3)

Students must choose 2 of the following courses:
FCSC 352 Interior Design II (2)
FCSC 353 Interior CAD (3)
FCSC 378 Apparel CAD (3)
FCSC 460 Apparel Market Analysis (3)

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