If you want to put your business skills to use in the fashion industry, a fashion merchandising degree may be perfect for you. Fashion merchandising involves working with designers and retailers to offer a variety of apparel choices to customers.
In Colorado, there are two schools that offer this degree. Both schools have Bachelor’s and Master’s degree options. The average acceptance rate of these schools is 59%, so the admissions process may only be slightly competitive.
The average cost of tuition in Colorado is $20,204. There are many financial aid opportunities; the average scholarship award in Colorado is $5439.
During your four years in school, you may have to take a wide variety of classes in business and fashion. Some of the courses you may have to take include Retail Sales Promotion, Retail Structure, Consumer Textiles, and Merchandise Planning.
On top of your classroom work, you may need to complete field experience or a study tour. Both of these options can give you practical experience in the field of fashion merchandising.
You may want to join a local association, like Fashion Denver. This can help you stay updated on local events, meet other fashion merchandisers, and learn about potential job openings.