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AHS Fashion Merchandising

Please visit the Fashion Merchandising faculty webpages

Carrie Cox

Cindy Jones

Deborah Shivel

The Fashion Merchandising concentration at WKU is comprised of 76 hours in the major. The following chart shows course requirements for this major:

PROGRAM FOCUS: The central purpose of this program is to prepare graduates who can successfully fulfill focal roles as managers, merchandisers, and problem solvers in the textile and apparel industry.


Comprehensive Major--No Minor Required

Fashion Merchandising Concentration

IDFM 120 Visual Design I

IDFM  131 Basic Apparel Construction

IDFM  132 Perspectives of Dress

IDFM  221 Visual Design II

IDFM  222 CAD in Human Environment

IDFM  223 Textiles

IDFM 231 Textiles and Apparel Quality Analysis

FACS 311 Family Relations

IDFM  321 Professional Ethics and Issues Seminar

IDFM  322 Merchandising I for IDFM

IDFM  332 History of Twentieth Century Fashion

IDFM  333 Fashion Fundamentals

IDFM  335 Apparel Design Production

IDFM  410 Internship

IDFM 421 Portfolio Design

IDFM 422 Textile Design and Performance

IDFM 427  Advanced Presentation Technology

IDFM 431 Clothing and Human Behavior

IDFM 432 Visual Merchandising & Promotion

IDFM 433 Fashion Synthesis

IDFM 436 Global Apparel Merchandising

IDFM 438 Merchandising for IDFM

IDFM (FM Elective)

MGT 210 Organization and Management

MKT 220 Basic Marketing Concepts

IDFM Elective (Chosen with Advisor)

Fashion Merchandising Electives:

IDFM 226 Fashion Illustration

 IDFM 313 Practicum

FACS 411 Special Topics in FACS

IDFM 423 Human Environment Study Tour

IDFM 424 Historic Textiles

IDFM 426 Fashion Design Market Trends

IDFM 434 History of Costume

For more information, please contact the department by phone (270-745-4352) or e-mail (lauri.warden@wku.edu).

Accreditations achieved within the Applied Human Sciences Department

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) - Nutrition & Dietetic Undergraduate and Graduate programs

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) - Early Childhood Education Associate Degree

National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) - Interior Design program

Department of Applied Human Sciences, Academic Complex 302 , phone 270-745-4352


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 Last Modified 10/17/18