Student Learning Outcomes

The fashion merchandising faculty has collaboratively developed eight broad-based learning outcomes that serve as the foundation and guiding force behind our program’s curriculum. 

Upon completion of the Fashion Merchandising program, graduates will be able to:

1. Demonstrate data gathering, synthesis, problem solving, and decision-making. 


2. Demonstrate written and oral presentation skills appropriate to the field of fashion.

3. Identify the manner in which historic, cultural, and cyclical environmental factors impact the  

    fashion industry.

4. Distinguish the intrinsic and extrinsic characteristics of all segments within the textile

    complex, following the progression from fibers to end products.

5. Demonstrate basic planning, production, promotion, and distribution techniques for the men’s,

    women’s and children’s wear markets.

6. Demonstrate knowledge of mathematical concepts and financial statements related to

    merchandise buying and planning.

7. Compare and contrast the organization and structure of the domestic and foreign textile and  

    apparel industries.

8. Identify the variety of career opportunities within the fashion industry, the inter-relationships

    between them, and the methods to gain entry therein. 


Cummings Gallery
Art Faculty Show

Dates: Aug 21-Sep 28, 2014

Location: Cummings Gallery

William Close and The Earth Harp Collective
William Close and The Earth Harp Collective

Dates: Sep 5

Location: Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center

Anais Mitchell
Anaïs Mitchell

Dates: Sep 30

Location: Erie Art Museum

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