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Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Fashion Design and Marketing with a Specialization in Fashion Marketing

Fashion Marketing Degree

AIU offers a professionally-focused fashion marketing degree through our BFA in Fashion Design and Marketing program with a specialization in Fashion Marketing at our Atlanta campus. The fashion marketing program is designed to challenge you to become an innovative, visionary marketer with an understanding of fashion marketing and confident communication skills.

You have the opportunity to develop the ability to work autonomously on a wide range of fashion marketing promotions.

Next Start Date:
November 02, 2022
Total Credits:
180
Offered:
Atlanta
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Fashion Marketing Degree Program Details

Fashion Marketing Program Outline

The AIU Fashion Marketing degree program combines the required General Education courses that can provide a liberal arts foundation with specialized coursework designed to provide a professional education in the diverse and creative field of fashion marketing. Particular emphasis is placed on retailing, promotion, trend, styling, and product development.

Learn How To:

  • Demonstrate how to apply the skills and tools of fashion to design and marketing projects creatively and confidently
  • Create original fashion designs either by hand or with computer-aided design software, which demonstrate creativity with design elements
  • Demonstrate knowledge of contemporary fashion, and key theoretical issues relevant to fashion, and at the forefront of the discipline
  • Analyze fashion trends, consumer needs, and preferences that are used to forecast, plan, develop, and promote clothing lines
  • Critically evaluate and articulate your understanding of your own and others’ work, and be able to devise and sustain a reasoned argument in relation to contemporary fashion

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Fashion Marketing Courses

Degree Requirements

Courses

General Education
Credits
ENGL106 English Composition I 4.5
ENGL107 English Composition II 4.5
FASH212 Historical & Contextual Studies 4.5
HUMA215 Topics in Cultural Studies 4.5
MATH125 General College Mathematics 4.5
SCIE208 Cells, Clones, Clots and Cocaine: The Secrets of Life Science 4.5
SCIE210 Environmental Science 4.5
SSCI206 Aspects of Psychology 4.5
SSCI210 Sociology 4.5
UNIV103 Academic and Professional Success 4.5
UNIV106 Technology and Information Literacy 4.5
UNIV109 Interpersonal Communication 4.5
General Education Electives (1) 4.5
Total Credit Hours: 58.5

General Electives
Credits
General Elective 4.5
Internship/General Elective 4.5
Total Credit Hours: 9

Lower Division Core
Credits
FASH201 Design Process 4.5
FASH202 Drawing and Design Principles 4.5
FASH206 Marketing for Fashion 4.5
FASH209 The Fashion Cycle 4.5
FASH221 Fashion Portfolio I 4.5
FASH227 Sewing Techniques 4.5
Total Credit Hours: 27
Upper Division Core
Credits
FASH300 Creative Drape 4.5
FASH301 Fashion Trends 4.5
FASH303 Womenswear I 4.5
FASH311 3D Form III 4.5
FASH340 Computer Applications for Fashion 4.5
FASH343 Textiles 4.5
FASH403 Final Fashion Portfolio 4.5
Total Credit Hours: 31.5
Fashion Marketing
Credits
FASH205 3D Form I 4.5
FASH207 3D Form II 4.5
FASH208 Promoting Fashion 4.5
FASH214 Targeting Customers 4.5
FASH304 Fashion Product Development 4.5
FASH306 Fashion Branding 4.5
FASH308 Media & PR 4.5
FASH310 Fashion Buying 4.5
FASH312 CAD for Fashion Marketing 4.5
or
FASH412 CAD for Fashion II 4.5
FASH408 Professional Development 4.5
FASH309 Styling Fashion 4.5
or
FASH409 Visual Merchandising 4.5
FASH411 Final Fashion Marketing Project I 4.5
Total Credit Hours: 54

Total Credit Hours : 180

Fashion Marketing Classes Overview

In this specialized fashion marketing degree curriculum, study the fashion industry and how consumer needs and characteristics affect areas such as production, management, sourcing, marketing, and merchandising. The fashion marketing major's objective is to learn what it takes to be a creative, design-focused, fashion marketing professional, with a basic knowledge of fashion design and construction. Coursework is structured to help you acquire focused knowledge and skillsets common in the field of fashion marketing. For example:

Targeting Customers: Study consumer buyer behavior, analyzing its relationship to how consumers purchase fashion products and brands.

Fashion Branding: Explore contemporary fashion brands and examine the strategies they use to create a unique personality, generate appeal and generally develop a “desirability factor” for potential consumers.

Fashion Trends: Explore how to identify, track and analyze trends in the areas of business and fashion with respect to merchandise and assortment planning.

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FAQ

What is a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Fashion Design and Marketing with a Specialization in Fashion Marketing degree?

AIU’s BFA in Fashion Design and Marketing with a Specialization in Fashion Marketing degree will provide you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities relevant for pursuing potential career opportunities in the fashion and retail industries. This degree program is designed to develop innovative skills in marketing techniques and methodologies for the fashion space. You will work independently on a wide range of fashion marketing promotions.

How long does it take to earn a BFA in Fashion Design and Marketing with a Specialization in fashion marketing degree?

Our bachelor’s degree programs are designed as 48-month programs. However, many factors can impact your time to completion. The time it may take you to earn your BFA in Fashion Design and Marketing degree can be influenced by course loads proficiency and/or transfer credits, and breaks.

What kind of courses will I take to earn a BFA in Fashion Design and Marketing degree?

As you work to complete your degree in Fashion Design and Marketing with a Specialization in Fashion Marketing, you will be immersed in courses such as: Drawing and Design Principles; CAD for Fashion Marketing, Fashion Brand Development; Visual Merchandizing; Promoting Fashion; and Media and PR.

When and where can I begin my fashion marketing classes?

Courses for the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design and Marketing with a Specialization in Fashion Marketing start approximately every five weeks, exclusively on our Atlanta campus. Your actual start date is based on several factors, including receiving academic and financial documentation. To schedule a tour of our campus, visit us at https://www.aiuniv.edu/campus-locations/atlanta. For a virtual tour of the Atlanta campus design studios and labs, including our apparel design and merchandizing facilities, click here: https://youtu.be/B76TcRrt89M.

How many credits will I need to graduate with a BFA in Fashion Design and Marketing degree?

The BFA in Fashion Design and Marketing degree program consists of 180 credits. You may be eligible for transfer credit, which is evaluated on an individual basis. Not all credits are eligible to transfer. Please see the University Catalog for transfer credit policies.

What will I study in the BFA in Fashion Design and Marketing with a Specialization in Fashion Marketing degree program?

By studying key topics in Fashion Design and Marketing you can learn how to:

  • Develop and execute fashion marketing strategies across different media channels.
  • Analyze fashion and consumer behavior to develop and market fashion lines.
  • Design and construct clothes and accessories.
  • Produce buying assortment plans and merchandizing calendars.
  • Appraise your own and others’ works with an informed industry opinion.

What creative and technical abilities will I be able to work to develop in the BFA in Fashion Design and Marketing with a Specialization in Fashion Marketing?

Upon earning your degree, you should understand how the global fashion industry works. Through your studies in consumer needs and characteristics, buying habits, branding, marketing, and merchandising, you can explore what it takes to be a creative, design-focused, fashion marketing professional.

Graduates from the program are able to: create original fashion designs either by hand or with computer-aided design software; and have the knowledge to analyze consumer trends used to forecast, plan, develop, brand and promote clothing lines through creative fashion marketing campaigns.

Who I will be learning from?

In addition to a quality curriculum based on industry-relevant standards, AIU’s BFA in Fashion Design and Marketing with a Specialization in Fashion Marketing is taught by faculty of active industry professionals who understand the skills sought in today’s marketplace and have a range of knowledge and perspectives. Studying in this program is an opportunity to learn from professionals with years of experience in their field who can share their understanding of the qualities and skills sought in today’s competitive marketplace for creative professionals in the fashion and retail industries.

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