Fashion Merchandising
 

Marketing. Merchandising. Buying. Managing.

As a student in the Wood Tobe-Coburn Fashion Merchandising program, you can learn the 4 core areas of Fashion Merchandising: marketing,  merchandising,  managing, and buying. With these skills, you will have a well-rounded fashion education and a marketable portfolio to illustrate your talents.

Through the hands-on curriculum, you will spend time creating displays, producing fashion shows, and developing marketing plans.

Our faculty’s true passion is fashion, just like yours. Because our classes are smaller, students work closely with faculty members who are all fashion veterans.  This one-on-one approach also can give students an edge with access to valuable contacts inside the industry.

Click the buttons below to learn more about our on-time graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information.

 

       

Click the tabs below to learn more about our 12-month diploma and 16-month associate degree in fashion merchandising. 

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Merchandising graduates often pursue careers in: retail buying, management, and planning; product development; and merchandising for apparel manufacturers.

 
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HIGHLIGHTS

The world of fashion is very hands-on. Our courses are designed to prepare you with the same experience. Through our simulated display windows, you can learn to design eye catching displays, style mannequins, and prepare marketing presentations. During the associate degree program, you will complete an 8-week externship!

All of our fashion faculty members have worked in the fashion industry and bring to the program an understanding of what it takes to succeed. Their first love is for fashion and they bring that energy to the classroom.


 

 

With Wood Tobe-Coburn’s 12-16 month Fashion Merchandising programs, you will spend time:

  • Forecasting trends
  • Understanding brand strategy and product development
  • Creating your own merchandise displays using new visual merchandising skills
  • Getting to know the fashion consumer
  • Developing a portfolio of sample work to help illustrate your new skills to future employers
 

CAREERS

As a Wood Tobe-Coburn graduate, our job placement department will help you start your career by finding the right job! Our focus on polishing your professional skills combined with our program-focused classes will help you stand out from the crowd.



 

 

Alumni of the program often work as:

  • Buyers
  • Fashion coordinators or directors
  • Merchandisers
  • Merchandise planners or analysts
  • Promotional coordinators
  • Sales representatives
  • Store managers
  • Visual merchandisers
  • Wholesalers
 

CURRICULUM

The fashion merchandising curriculum is designed so you spend the majority of your time focused on classes that directly relate to your future career.

With our 12 month diploma and 16 month associate degree programs, you can learn the skills that will set you apart when it comes to getting the job.

To read course descriptions, download our school catalog.  


 

 

CONCENTRATION COURSES

  • EVOLUTION OF FASHION
  • FABRIC ANALYSIS
  • TEXTILE SCIENCE
  • SHOWROOM SALES
  • PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
  • FASHION IN NEW YORK
  • PRESENTATION TECHNIQUES
  • FASHION MAGAZINES
  • VISUAL MERCHANDISING I
  • VISUAL MERCHANDISING II
  • MARKETING
  • MATHEMATICS FOR MERCHANDISING
  • THE FASHION CONSUMER
  • RETAILING
  • FASHION BUYING
  • COMPUTERIZED FASHION APPLICATIONS
  • FASHION PROMOTION AND PUBLIC RELATIONS
  • HISTORY OF MODERN FASHION
  • FASHION PRESENTATION I
  • FASHION PRESENTATION II
  • MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS
  • MERCHANDISING EXTERNSHIP
  • FASHION RESEARCH AND REPORTING
 

COSTS

As long as you stay enrolled full-time at Wood Tobe-Coburn, tuition rates will be frozen for you and will never go up from year to year.

Diploma Program
TUITION (for students entering January 1, 2017-December 31, 2017)
 
Tuition Per Semester* $8,460
   
ADMISSIONS FEES (for students entering January 1, 2017-December 31, 2017) 
Application Fee $50
Tuition Deposit** $50
Confirmation Deposit** $50
   
Estimated Books and Supplies (for completing the program) $3,780
  
*Diploma program is 3 semesters long 
**Deposit is credited towards tuition when the student begins classes. It is not refundable after the due date.  


Associate Degree Program
TUITION (for students entering January 1, 2017-December 31, 2017)
 
Tuition Per Semester* $8,460
   
ADMISSIONS FEES (for students entering January 1, 2017-December 31, 2017) 
Application Fee $50
Tuition Deposit** $50
Confirmation Deposit** $50
   
Estimated Books and Supplies (for completing the program)

$4,105

*Associate Degree program is 4 semesters 
**Deposit is credited towards tuition when the student begins classes. It is not refundable after the due date.  

 

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

 

Catalog

Potential applicants may find the following information at  www.woodtobecoburn.edu/catalog.pdf: institutional accreditation; contact information for accrediting agencies and state licensing/approval agencies; admissions policies and practices; policies on transfer of credits to and from the institution; policies and processes for withdrawal and for refunds of tuition/fees; and additional consumer information.

 

Credit Transfer From Another School

Because programs at Wood Tobe-Coburn School are specially tailored to career preparation, course credits from other postsecondary schools, particularly those that emphasize general or liberal arts education, are generally not transferable. However, college graduates and transfer students may be given credit for courses completed at other approved colleges provided the courses are comparable to those required at Wood Tobe-Coburn School and provided the grades received for the courses were "C" or better. Transcripts of work completed may be submitted for review. Credit is not granted for advanced placement or experiential learning.

 

Credit Transfer to Another School

Because programs at Wood Tobe-Coburn School are designed specifically for career preparation, students must assume that credits for courses taken at Wood Tobe-Coburn School are not transferable to other institutions. The acceptance of credits is always at the discretion of the institution to which a student is attempting to transfer credits. There may be articulation agreements in place at the time the student enters that may not be in place when the student graduates or desires to attend a particular school. Neither Wood Tobe-Coburn School nor any of its employees can represent that another institution will accept any courses for credit. If a student is interested in attempting to transfer credits to another institution, Wood Tobe-Coburn School will supply the necessary documentation that may aid the student in receiving credits for the completed course work.