Message from the Director of Merchandising

Jane Wilson - Chair, Department of Human Environmental SciencesLaura McKee
Instructor of Merchandising
Phone: 256.765.4875

A concentration in Merchandising prepares students for many career opportunities in the fashion industry. Students have the opportunity to gain an understanding of textiles and clothing construction to prepare them to make knowledgeable purchasing decisions. The fashion industry is surveyed to give the student an idea of its history and the numerous industries involved in the fashion world. Students learn the importance of visual presentation and have the opportunity to apply the elements and principles of design. Students learn a fashion design technique and express themselves in an original design project.

If any of these areas appeal to you, Merchandising may be the concentration for you. Please contact me to discuss the program and your future career possibilities.