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Fashion Design and Merchandising

Program Overview

Do you have an appreciation for fashion and the popular and unique trends we see across the internet and in fashion magazines? Do you have an artistic eye when putting together an outfit? If you want to turn your passion into a career and get a fashion degree, our Fashion Design and Merchandising program can help you start off on the right foot. Upon completing this program, you can enter the exciting world of fashion merchandising as a wholesale and retail buyer, sales rep, online merchant, merchandise displayer, window trimmer, and more! With continued education, you’ll be qualified to become a purchasing or supply chain manager.

This Fashion Design and Merchandising program strategically places you at the intersection of fashion, business, and marketing. Our experienced instructors will provide you with the foundation of fashion theory, the societal and technological aspects of the textile and apparel industry, and the creation, promotion, distribution, and retailing of consumer goods in a global environment. Our curriculum stresses the importance of leadership, teamwork, creativity, and effective communication throughout the product life cycle process.

Make it happen today! Enroll in the Fashion Design and Merchandising program.

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

Why Phoenix College?

Fashion Design

Phoenix College’s Fashion Design program offers courses covering fashion illustration, pattern drafting, and constructing original designs. Graduates may go on to work as an alterations specialist, costume designer, fashion illustrator, sewing instructor, and more

PC offers an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Fashion Design as well as a Certificate of Completion (CCL) in first-level Fashion Design. CCLs are also offered in second-tier fashion design, entrepreneurial fashion design, apparel construction, costuming, fashion illustration, and two levels of pattern design.

Next Steps

Discuss your course load with an academic advisor inside the Hannelly Enrollment Center (HC) at our historic, centrally located campus. Future students may contact the program director, Char Brandom, for more information.

Fashion Merchandising

Those with an eye for fashion and a head for business and marketing may turn to the Fashion Merchandising Program at Phoenix College. PC offers fashion merchandise courses covering display and visual merchandising, retail buying, textiles, and even the cultural aspects of clothing.

PC offers an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) as well as a Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Fashion Merchandising. Graduates may go on to work in the fields of retail purchasing, clothing store planning, vignettes and visual display arrangements, and wholesale merchandising.

Next Steps

Discuss your course load with an academic advisor inside the Hannelly Enrollment Center (HC) at our historic, centrally located campus. Future students may contact the program director, Brenda Maynard, for more information.