2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog


Fashion Merchandising, BS (56 hours)

The fashion merchandising program involves all activities related to the development, buying and selling of merchandise. This major is for students planning a career in retail buying, product development, management, wholesale or retail sales, public relations, event planning or visual merchandising. A supervised internship is required during the senior year.

Major Requirements:

FAME 10243Introduction to the Fashion Industry

3

FAME 20243Consumers in the Marketplace

3

FAME 20253Textile Fundamentals

3

FAME 20263Fashion Drawing Fundamentals

3

FAME 20273Apparel Construction

3

FAME 20283Fashion Communications

3

FAME 20291MS Excel for Merchandising

1

FAME 30233History of Modern Dress and Culture

3

FAME 30253Merchandise Buying

3

FAME 30263Product Development

3

FAME 30273Digital Design

3

FAME 30291Career Development for Merchandising

1

FAME 40013Entrepreneurship in Merchandising

3

FAME 40203Appearance and Dress

3

FAME 40243Global Trade of Textiles and Apparel

3

FAME 40253Textile Testing and Analysis

3

FAME 40263Merchandise Planning and Analysis

3

FAME 40283Fashion Internship

3

**Additional 6 hours of electives in the major

Related Requirement

ECON 10223Introductory Microeconomics

3

OR

ECON 10233Introductory Macroeconomics

3

 

PSYC 10213General Psychology

3

OR

PSYC 10514Principles of Behavior I

4

OR

PSYC 10524Principles of Behavior II

4

Associated Requirement

ARGD 20453Introduction to Computer Graphics

3

Minor Requirement

General business, journalism, art, foreign language, communication, writing (English), architectural lighting design or other approved minor.

University Requirements

Undergraduate degree (124 hours minimum)
Upper-level coursework taken at TCU (42 hours minimum)

TCU Core Curriculum requirements

Suggested Courses for Freshman Year

Fall or Spring (12 hours)

ARGD 20453Introduction to Computer Graphics

3

FAME 10243Introduction to the Fashion Industry

3

FAME 20263Fashion Drawing Fundamentals

3

FAME 20273Apparel Construction

3

Spring (6-7 hours)

ECON 10223Introductory Microeconomics

3

OR

ECON 10233Introductory Macroeconomics

3

 

PSYC 10213General Psychology

3

OR

PSYC 10514Principles of Behavior I

4

TCU Core Curriculum (6-9 hours/semester)