Program Overview

Covering all facets of the fashion industry, the C-N fashion merchandising and design program stands out from other programs and gives you a competitive edge in the job market. Inclusive of both design and merchandising, the program covers textiles, computer-aided design and fashion illustration, fashion history, patternmaking and draping, merchandising, advertising, visual presentation and more. Because our program explores the process all the way from creation to distribution of products, you’ll have a holistic understanding of the market. If your passion is in creating products, you’ll become a stronger designer, because you’ll also understand the selling process. And if your interest is in buying and distribution, you’ll be better positioned because of your understanding of the design and manufacturing process.

  • The small class sizes in the fashion merchandising and design program really allowed me to focus on my future and allowed the professors to help me grow professionally and personally.
    Hannah Shull, 2018 / Retail Store Manager / Southern Tide Asheville at Biltmore Village
Fashion Merchandising and Design Careers

• Fashion retail manager
• Fashion retail buyer
• Visual merchandiser
• Product developer
• Fashion and accessory designer
• Costume designer/manager
• Museum curator/interpreter
• Event manager
• Entrepreneur/small business owner
• Fashion journalist

Fashion Merchandising and Design Internships

C-N students have completed internships and work experiences in places like:
• Altar’D State corporate headquarters and Knoxville store location
• Dolly’s Closet at Dollywood
• Nordstrom store locations
• San Destin Resort and Spa

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