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New York-based art school offers fashion merchandising program

on Thursday,August 19,2010 00:08

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Adults who wish to launch a career in fashion may benefit from enrolling in an art school design program. Employers of professionals in the fashion industry usually seek holders of advanced degrees or certifications, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

In order to prepare more people for careers in the fashion, the Art Institute of New York is launching a program in fashion merchandising and marketing. The program is for those who love fashion, but do not care for certain design subjects, such as garment construction or pattern-making.

Individuals who are interested in the business side of this industry may benefit from this program, which focuses on design and management. Coursework includes a history of fashion, trend forecasting, the history of costumes, sociology of dress and consumer behavior, design concepts and specialty markets, as well as branding.

Graduates can be prepared for an entry-level job in the fashion industry.

The BLS reports that most professionals in this field work in California or New York. These individuals earned an average salary of $61,160 and held approximately 22,700 jobs during the 2008 fiscal year.
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