When you study fashion merchandising at TCU, you get a holistic education through the fine arts and liberal arts. Through programs of academic rigor, graduates of the Department of Fashion Merchandising are world-changers living with excellence and an ethical foundation.
The Fashion Merchandising program at TCU is uniquely structured to support a holistic approach to the fashion industry. The program covers fashion design, merchandising and marketing functions of the industry. The program at TCU is not focused on the retail end of the industry or logistics. The following courses are offered in each of the designated areas and some cross over all.
Bachelor of Science in Fashion Merchandising
The BS in fashion merchandising requires 56 semester hours in fashion merchandising courses, including:
- A summer fashion internship between junior and senior year.
- 31 semester hours taken at the upper level.
- A minor is required for this degree program.
See the course catalog for a complete list of course offerings and descriptions.
TCU fashion merchandising majors learn the business behind the fashion industry — supply chain, quality assessment and control, product development, textiles, buying, promotion and the selling of merchandise. You’ll build the creative and analytical thinking skills to deliver products to today’s consumers.
Work through the unique TCU costume collection of more than 2,500 items dating back to the 1850s to experience how economic, social and technological advances have influenced fashion. Live and learn in a major metropolitan market center that allows students to study current and upcoming fashion industry trends and requirements.
At TCU, you’ll learn to think and act as an ethical leader and responsible citizen. You’ll be prepared to use your talent, intelligence and values to make ethical decisions that impact customers and businesses across the fashion industry.
2017 Fashion School Rankings
#49 Nationally (top 40% of schools considered)
#11 Nationally among private schools and colleges (top 25% of schools considered)
#9 in the Southwest
You’ll experience a full-time, 10-week internship with some of the top fashion organizations in the country — from Neiman Marcus, Ralph Lauren and Louis Vuitton to Pier 1 Imports and Fossil.
Job placement for graduates is high because all fashion merchandising majors complete internships before graduation. From brand development to sales management to manufacturing, TCU fashion merchandising graduates are positioned for a variety of positions.
Costing and production analyst
Fabric sourcing trend analyst
Product development manager
Color trends manager
Development and sourcing merchandise
Retail buying and Sales Management
Sales operations analyst
Apparel and Accessories Manufacturing
Color design consultant
International sourcing quality assurance specialist
Fabric sourcing materials
Textile Product Development
Fashion show coordinator
Special events director
Director of promotions
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