Merchandising Training Courses and Workshops

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Visual Merchandising

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: American River College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Sacramento, United States
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This course introduces current visual merchandising techniques,
including equipment, lighting, and materials. The application
of principles and practices in arranging and displaying fashion
merchandise are covered. This practical experience with showcases,
windows, and on-floor displays provides familiarity with professional
fashion promotional presentations. Field trips may be required.

Fashion Merchandising (Certificate)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: American River College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Sacramento, United States
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Fashion Merchandising provides training for jobs in fashion coordinating, promotion, visual presentation, management, merchandising or ready-to-wear.

Fashion Merchandising Degree and Certificate

The associate degree in Fashion Merchandising develops the skills necessary for jobs in fashion coordinating, promotion, visual presentation, management, merchandising, retail buying, and entrepreneurial opportunities.

Fashion Merchandising Career Opportunites

This program prepares students for entry-level jobs in retail merchandising, such as Department Store Buyers, Small Boutique Buyers, Visual Merchandisers, Sales Associates, Management Trainees, Product Developers and Wholesalers. This program also prepares students for self-employment or entrepreneurship.

Retailing and Merchandising for the Small Business

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: American River College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Sacramento, United States
  V

This course emphasizes retailing concepts, such as inventory
control and turnover rates, selecting merchandise sources,
using trade and cash discounts, pricing, markup and markdown,
and shrinkage control. It also includes how to develop a
merchandising plan, inventory control system, and assessing
consumer behavior and demographics.

Entrepreneurship for Visual Presentation

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, United States

Students understand the financial data essential to making informed business decisions. Basic financial statements and their interpretation, cost analysis, and relationship to the visual communications industry are included.

Fashion Styling & Coordination

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, United States

A course which explores job options and the process for both finding work and preparing for a shoot or event. Students survey the work of important contemporary designers, photographers, and stylists. The class culminates in a themed fashion shoot.

Entertainment & Fashion PR

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, United States
  V

Students design campaigns and plan strategies, incorporating the use of social media, to create and maintain favorable public images for individuals, businesses, and organizations engaged in entertainment, fashion, and music. Through press releases, seeding, product placement, and relationship building, students develop media, publicity, and public relations skills essential to the industry.

Lifestyle Presentation

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, United States

This is an advanced course where students discover innovative and environmentally sensitive ways to solve home product retailing, design, and merchandising challenges.

Event Marketing

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, United States
  V

An introduction to event planning and marketing, and the strategies and skills used to ensure a successful event. Students explore the challenges and opportunities offered in this field, including leadership strengths and skills, research and strategy in planning, operations analysis, execution, and evaluation. This course examines how special events are produced to generate sales, gain favorable media attention, convey a specific message, or secure the image and reputation of a company, organization, product, or program.

Design for Social Media Branding

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, United States

Using design principles and technology, students develop brand campaigns for online and social media formats. Existing brands are evaluated to determine effectiveness of brand messages, research will provide critical analysis for creating new brand campaigns in specific markets.

Layout & Design

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, United States

This course introduces the formal elements of line, shape, color, texture, and composition as well as the principles of design balance, scale, emphasis, repetition, and unity. This course integrates image and type use to communicate meaningful concepts for visual presentation.

Social Media Marketing

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, United States
  V

Students examine the strategies, tactics, and impact of social media in the marketing and retail industries. Students develop blogs and evaluate current industry websites to understand the importance of social media as a marketing tool. Case studies and projects are applied to create a marketing plan specific to online customers.

Visual Communications

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, United States
  V

In our program students learn the skills to:
•Coordinate and style a broad range of projects.
•Produce sketches and floor plans.
•Research and analyze trends.
•Apply knowledge of color and design principles and elements to convey a visual message.
•Create visual window presentations for stores, exhibits, and more.
•Utilize industry-related technology, including Photoshop and Illustrator.
•Organize and lead a team.

Why FIDM?

No other college on the West Coast has a specialized major in this field. Students collaborate on real-world projects with industry professionals from companies like Saks Fifth Avenue and Disney Stores North America. Anthropologie, Giorgio Armani, Warner Bros., and Richemont (which encompasses Cartier, Chloé, and Van Cleef &, Arpels) have partnered with FIDM to create internships for students in the program.

Students leave the program proficient not only in their hard skills like quick sketching and Photoshop, but also with a full understanding of attention to detail, problem solving, and what goes on in the world of art and culture and how it applies to their work.

Wardrobing for Film & TV

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, United States
  V

This course investigates script breakdown and research techniques unique to wardrobing for film and television. Guest speakers from the industry introduce pertinent issues and practical techniques. Field trips familiarize students with the intricacies and requirements of successful wardrobe design for film and television.

Theatre Costume Design

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, United States
  V

In our program students learn the skills to:
•Apply principles and elements of design to create the appropriate costumes for venues and characters.
•Analyze a script to develop character costumes.
•Illustrate character faces and characteristic poses for the theatre.
•Research historical costume and décor.
•Design and construct costumes.

Why FIDM?

FIDM is uniquely poised at the heart of the West Coast&,#146,s Entertainment and Fashion industries to provide students with specialized skills and opportunities for building a successful career in Theatre Costume Design.

Each year students in this Advanced Study program design a collection, which is then presented at the annual DEBUT Runway Show &, LA Fashion Gala to an audience of thousands, including industry notables. Past themes have included Moulin Rouge, the circus, and Dancing with the Stars.

The Advanced Study Program allows students who have already completed a Fashion Degree at FIDM to learn this specialized craft.

Textile Production & Development

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, United States
  V

Creativity, craftsmanship, and sustainability come together in this hands-on major focusing on advanced textile production, from fiber conception to finished marketable consumer products. If you&,#146,re ready to immerse yourself in the latest innovative, globally relevant techniques and processes, including trends and industry sustainability, this could be the major for you.

What Our Students Learn

In our program students learn the skills to:
•Navigate the regulations governing textile production.
•Understand how sustainability initiatives affect the global textile industry.
•Develop knowledge in textile processes.
•Select the best fabrics for a specific garment or product.
•Recognize how a fiber&,#146,s properties affect performance and cost.
•Apply research to decisions regarding textile choices through product development.
•Negotiate and communicate effectively with textile suppliers.

Why FIDM?

Students train in certified industry facilities and have access to the latest innovative techniques and processes. The program includes Study Tours to agricultural sites, textiles mills, and fi... [Read More]

Print & Dye

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, United States

This studio course introduces students to the fundamentals of the screen printing process as used in textiles. Students use techniques demonstrated in the classroom by designing and printing repeat patterns, including establishing correct registration for printing yardage.

Textile Design

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, United States
  V

In our program students learn the skills to:
•Research and incorporate current and historic fabric trends in color, texture and print for a variety of markets.
•Understand the production and application of textiles for various markets.
•Utliize traditional painting techniques with state of the industry technology to execute textile designs.
•Collaborate creatively as part of a design team.
•Design and create printed and woven textiles.
•Conceptualize and style a textile line.
•Develop and present a professional portfolio.
•Communicate effectively and present ideas professionally.

Why FIDM?

If you&,#146,re interested in running or launching a fashion apparel company, there is no better place to learn the nuts and bolts than FIDM, where students get hands-on experience in the heart of the Fashion District.

FIDM&,#146,s classrooms simulate an apparel production facility, so students learn in an environment and with technology that is true to the industry.

The program teaches all phases of product innovation and line development.

Product Lifecycle Planning

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, United States
  V

This course examines the planning process necessary to ensure on-time delivery of a product to the consumer. Students use PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) software to plan, schedule, and coordinate all phases of research, line planning, line creation, sample development, and production. Differences between the fast fashion cycle and 5-season collections and between product categories and classifications are explored.

Brand Portfolio Development

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, United States
  V

Students research and illustrate original designs for two brands and two distinct market segments of their choice to expand the content of their portfolio. Consideration is given to the use of technology as a means to expose and promote the students&,#146, skill level to the global job market. Personal branding of the students&,#146, portfolio is encouraged along with effective presentation techniques and formatting.

Assortment Planning & Purchasing

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, United States

An in-depth look at the financial planning process used by apparel buyers and planners. Students develop a seasonal merchandise plan and create a unit plan both at cost and retail. Students learn methods of business analysis and the purchasing process.

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