2017-2018 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:

IDFM 10243Introduction to the Fashion Industry

3

IDFM 20243Consumers in the Marketplace

3

IDFM 20253Textile Fundamentals

3

IDFM 20263Fashion Drawing Fundamentals

3

IDFM 20273Apparel Construction

3

IDFM 20283Fashion Communications

3

IDFM 20291MS Excel for Merchandising

1

IDFM 30233History of Modern Dress and Culture

3

IDFM 30253Merchandise Buying

3

IDFM 30263Product Development

3

IDFM 30273Digital Design

3

IDFM 30291Career Development for Merchandising

1

IDFM 40013Entrepreneurship in Merchandising

3

IDFM 40203Appearance and Dress

3

IDFM 40243Global Trade of Textiles and Apparel

3

IDFM 40253Textile Testing and Analysis

3

IDFM 40263Merchandise Planning and Analysis

3

IDFM 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.

Other

TCU Core Requirements and electives to total 124 semester hours

Suggested Courses for Freshman Year

Fall or Spring (12 hours)

ARGD 20453Introduction to Computer Graphics

3

IDFM 10243Introduction to the Fashion Industry

3

IDFM 20263Fashion Drawing Fundamentals

3

IDFM 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)