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Fashion Merchandising in New York

This class met on the Texas State University campus during the 2019 Summer I semester and included a field trip to New York City to study fashion merchandising.

2017 program students at Vince Camuto offices


2019 Summer Term: May 20 - June 21, 2019

Program Travel: June 2 - 7, 2019

Orientation Meetings: April 18, 2019, April 25, 2019, May 9, 2019

Program Objectives and Details

2017 program students on a site visit As part of the program experience, students got an in-depth look at the fashion industry, learned from industry professionals, and witnessed how this multifaceted industry offers exciting careers within merchandising, wholesale, styling, trend, and retail analytics. Students had the opportunity to incorporate real-world situations into experience and witness and practiced key concepts that are relevant to their Fashion Merchandising degree.

Assignments and seminars focused on the key forces driving change in the retail industry with a focus on trends that will matter most. Students also had the opportunity to build upon future partnerships and mentoring relationships, as well as explored internship opportunities for the future.

Program included:

  • 6 day/5 night visit in a Deluxe Hotel with shuttle service to/from airport
  • 6 days of visits with Key Industry Leaders in the Fashion Industry
  • Internship Seminar
  • NYC Educational Shopping Tour
  • Assortment Planning Seminar
  • Lunch at Tommy Hilfiger Corporate Office
  • 1 Group Dinner
  • Ticket to Popular Show
  • Ticket to Current Fashion Exhibit at NYC Museum

Admission was selective, and space was limited.

Course Options

FM 4320 Fashion Merchandising in Domestic Markets CRN 51842

Students registered for three (3) credit hours during this program.

Pre-trip orientation meetings took place on the Texas State campus in San Marcos.

Online coursework was also required.

Tuition and Program Fee

Tuition for three hours of undergraduate university credit (one course): $833.46

Additional Program Fee, which covered housing, travel in New York City, one group dinner, theatre ticket, fashion exhibit ticket, fashion industry site visits, educational shopping trip, and additional on-site programming: $2,409

Important Note: Airfare to/from NYC and personal expenses, including meals, were not included in the Program Fee. 

The course tuition and program fee was billed and paid through SBS Billing and Payment.

Drops and Refunds

All university policies regarding installments, course drops, and refunds apply to all billed and paid tuition and program fees.

Applying to the Program

Applications are now closed.

Texas State University required completion of the Texas State University Study in America Program Application, as well as approval of the Program Director, Ms. Kasia Romo, prior to registering for courses.

Registering for the Course

Once approved and after submitting the required information, students registered for their course through the Student Information System/Catsweb during the regular university registration period.

For more information about future course/program offerings, please contact Kasia Romo.

For questions about applying/registering, please contact the Office of Distance and Extended Learning.