BA - Fashion (Merchandising)

Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
4 years
August January
Total tuition fee (local)
$ 58,384
Total tuition fee (foreign)
$ 143,616

Entry Requirements

Since lectures, laboratory instructions and written and oral examinations at VCU are conducted in English, you must be proficient in the language. All applicants whose native language is not English must sit for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), offered by the Educational Testing Service in countries throughout the world, or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test and arrange for the testing agency to send the results to VCU (code 5570). The required TOEFL score for undergraduate applicants is 80 iBT, 550 PBT or IELTS of 6.0 (academic band score).

Students who have not taken a TOEFL exam or IELTS test or have not achieved the required score may take the VCU English Language Placement exam on arrival. However, please note that students who do not achieve the required level of proficiency will be required to take English courses prior to enrollment in the academic program at an additional expense.


  • Computers for Fashion I
  • Construction Techniques
  • Draping
  • Patternmaking
  • Patternmaking
  • Fashion Drawing I
  • Fashion Drawing I
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Survey of the Fashion Industry I
  • Survey of the Fashion Industry II
  • Computers for Fashion II
  • Concepts of Fashion Merchandising Environment
  • Survey of Luxury Fashion
  • Textiles for the Fashion Industry
  • Design I Studio
  • Design I Studio
  • Contemporary Fashion
  • The Business of Design
  • Merchandise Planning and Control
  • Retail Buying Simulation
  • Fashion Forecasting
  • Computers for Fashion Design: Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Fashion Promotion
  • Design History: 20th and 21st Centuries
  • Fashion Branding
  • Historic and Ethnic Textiles
  • Fashion Workshop
  • Design II Studio
  • Design II Studio
  • Design Theory and Illustration I
  • Design Theory and Illustration II
  • Advanced Show Production
  • Supervision and Management
  • Fashion Entrepreneurship
  • Line Development
  • Importing and Exporting Fashion
  • Fashion Seminar
  • Independent Study in the Fashion Industry
  • Fashion Internship

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