Overview

Complement a solid foundation of general business skills with specialized training in the fashion industry. Gain knowledge from product design and production to consumer research marketing and retail buying to secure employment as a store manager, assistant buyer or merchandise planner.

Completion Award
Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences
Length of Study
93 Credits
Starting Quarter
Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Location
On Campus
Tuition & Fees

College Tuition & Fees

Per Quarter 
2019-2020
WA-Resident Non-WA resident, US citizen
Online Only
Non-WA resident,
US citizen, &
Eligible non-citizen

On Campus
Non-WA resident
Non-US citizen¹
1 credit $152.13 $166.72 $243.46  $330.00
5 credits $624.65 $697.60 $1,081.30  $1,514.00
12 credits (full-time) $1,331.78 $1,523.22 $2,252.72  $3,124.98
15 credits  $1,493.30 $1,687.05 $2,425.70 $3,308.25

*Amounts above are estimated tuition & fee costs and do not include additional program or course fees, books, or supply costs.
¹ Includes all International Students, both on campus and overseas online

Additional Fees
Approximately $20 - $120 per quarter, depending on courses selected

Ways to pay for school

Federal aid, scholarships, grants, and more are available to help you pay for school.

What You'll Learn

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the fashion and merchandising industry
  2. Understand the history of textiles, costumes and designs
  3. Identify fashion and merchandising trends
  4. Develop buying plans and effectively display merchandise
  5. Understand general business operations and principles, including marketing and sales, planning and buying, management and supervision, business law and professional communications

Careers & Opportunities

From merchandise and store managers to assistant buyers, merchandise planners, marketing specialists and sales representatives, fashion merchandising graduates develop knowledge and skills to work in a variety of positions in the fashion industry, as well as any other business sector. Salaries vary depending on the type and size of the business and the level of job responsibilities. Entry-level salaries generally average $35,200 to $51,100.

Potential employers include: Apparel, retail and/or department stores such as REI, Eddie Bauer, Macy's, Union Bay and many others. Students develop general business skills that can provide opportunities for careers in any business sector.