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Natasha Andrews, Fashion Design alumnus

Fashion Merchandising

Cultivate Your Design Vision

Learn the Business of Fashion in One of the Fastest Growing Design Hubs in the U.S.

At Belmont, we know that design has the power to transform. Our students are critical thinkers who are socially, historically, and culturally aware, enabling them to solve complex problems through great design.

Our BFA program in Fashion Merchandising prepares you for a management, merchandising, management, marketing or public relations position within the fashion industry. You’ll learn skills in fashion forecasting, retail buying, fashion technology, merchandising planning and more. To compete with graduates from other top programs, you’ll also learn digital design skills. Small classes and personalized attention facilitate exceptional learning opportunities in fashion merchandising.

Next Classes Start: January 5

Format: Full-Term, Some Online

Admissions: Transfer as many as 96 Hours

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  • Our faculty is a combination of experienced educators and practicing professionals with industry connections and an understanding of current trends and technologies.
  • Opportunity to work with annual O’More Fashion Show.
  • BFA programs in Design and Merchandising with focus on business, apparel construction, and latest technologies such as Optitex pattern drafting software.
  • Students intern in Nashville, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Austin, and London.
  • Annual sponsor of Nashville Design Week, which seeks to unite, celebrate, challenge, and elevate the design community.
  • Classmates with common goals: your adult student peers, average age 31, are motivated, experienced professionals balancing the demands of family, work and school.  


In addition to the expertise of our Adult Degree Program staff, you will also have access to expertise of faculty in the O'More College of Architecture & Design, which has provided high-quality design education for more than 50 years. Check out the virtual tour of Hitch Hall, where students have access to cutting-edge equipment such as 3D printers, laser cutter, high-speed plotters, EFI/Optitex computerized pattern-drafting and 3D virtual fit software and hardware, and industry-standard manufacturing equipment. 

A faculty advisor will meet with you regularly to discuss your academic, fashion and career interests, and you will be supported by the Belmont's Center for Career & Professional Development  while you are here and after you graduate! Check out some of our fashion alumni success stories. 


Given the outstanding professional opportunities you'll experience in our Fashion Merchandising program, there are a wide variety of career opportunities available for fashion merchandising graduates, including positions as Merchandising Coordinators, E-commerce Managers, Fashion Forecasters, Retail Buyers, Merchandise Planners, Visual Merchandisers. Our alumni are employed in a wide variety of companies, including: Fossil, Disney Parks and Resorts, Johnathan Kayne, Family Dollar, Natural Life, Ballet Memphis, Carter’s-OshKosh B’gosh, Dillard’s, Inc., Dollar General and Banded.


Belmont University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Belmont University.