Merchandising Training Courses and Workshops

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Wax Carving & Casting

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

After learning the techniques, materials, and principles of wax carving by hand and casting, students in this course produce wax models and cast their designs to produce finished jewelry settings.

Metalsmithing

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

In this course, students apply jewelry fabrication techniques necessary to create and produce jewelry designs.

Material & Methods for Jewelry Manufacturing

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 students to the jewelers bench, tools, and basic manufacturing methods used in jewelry making. Students learn the terminology of the jewelry trade, and develop an understanding of appropriate materials and methods used for specific applications.

Gemology

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 study of gemstones from their origins in nature to their use in jewelry. Students learn basic identification of natural, imitation, and lab-grown gems as well as the history of and criteria for evaluating diamonds, colored gems, and pearls.

Jewelry 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
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Jewelry Design is a multi-billion dollar industry and growing every day. The global jewelry design field is wide open for Designers with the expertise to execute aesthetically appealing designs for a wide range of markets, from private clientele to major accessories brands.

What Our Students Learn

In our program students learn the skills to:
•Research and utilize current and historical design trends.
•Select metals and other material to meet functional and aesthetic requirements.
•Create illustrations using proper rendering techniques.
•Research and develop jewelry designs.
•Analyze trends and meet the needs of target customers.
•Communicate concepts visually and verbally.
•Understand the jewelry manufacturing process.
•Design, market, and produce functional and wearable jewelry.

Why FIDM?

FIDM&,#146,s Jewelry Design Program is uniquely positioned to link jewelry design to fashion and has the benefit of FIDM&,#146,s incredible network of fashion industry connections.

FIDM&,#146,s custom-designed, state-of-the-industry Jewelry Design Studio is located in the hea... [Read More]

Global Finance & Business 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

International business and finance strategies are evaluated through an investigation of financial documentation and contractual agreements. Students identify business planning techniques and determine appropriate international practices for the apparel industry.

Merchandise Sourcing & Production

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, United States
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This thesis course examines global sourcing strategies with emphasis on full value cost, labor issues, assembly procedures, fit evaluations, quality control, customs clearance, and warehousing and shipping of finished products. This program includes field research in Asia to gain understanding of the global production cycle from the raw material stage to the finished product. Emphasis is placed on the sourcing and manufacturing of goods for a specific market. Final project is comprised of a global sourcing and manufacturing strategy with completed samples and an industry thesis presentation.

Consumer Fit & Sample Analysis

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 study of preproduction samples with an emphasis placed on fit for individual body types. Samples assessed to identify appropriate modifications for global manufacturing.

Product Development Marketing Research Strategies

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

International merchandising strategies are used to develop an exclusive product line geared toward the lifestyles of the target market. Students meet with the industry partner for initial product line presentation, critique, and approval. This course requires technical research to understand Product Life Cycle Management &, Product Data Management. Advanced training on browser based PDM where technical specification packages are created and applied.

Sourcing Textiles for Import/Export

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

The course examines the process of sourcing textiles in the global marketplace. Emphasis is placed on methods used to research new fabric trends and their development.

Garment Construction & Cost

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 evaluates the correlation between garment construction and garment cost. Students construct and deconstruct a garment. Through a hands-on simulation students determine the appropriate product price.

Global Entrepreneurship

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 advanced class in global management concepts and entrepreneurship that focuses on business management techniques, financing, long range strategic planning, budgeting, organizational structure, and labor issues. This course also provides exposure to global management strategies.

International Merchandising Strategies

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 current fabric, color, retail, and style trends to forecast timely commercial conclusions for specific consumer markets. The students analyze potentials of global markets, and understand and identify consumer competition and brand positioning. Course includes a directed study tour to Europe to complete this research.

Global Relations & Negotiations

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 comprehensive course focuses on negotiation tactics in the context of global business transactions. Students use skill building exercises to negotiate and communicate with an emphasis on cross-cultural conflicts. This course is designed to enhance students ability to identify problems, create solutions, innovate, and improve current practices and resolutions in a constantly changing global environment.

Strategies for Import/Export

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 overview of marketing strategies for both foreign and domestic environments. This course covers aspects including cultural, political, and economic differences, as well as government and trade regulations affecting the international marketer.

International Manufacturing & Product 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

If global fashion is your passion, then grab your passport. Our International Manufacturing &, Product Development students journey around the world, networking with top companies and learning how to analyze trends and compete in the global marketplace.

What Our Students Learn

In our program students learn the skills to:
•Manage all facets of the product development process.
•Generate detailed specs for products using state-of-the industry technology.
•Resolve conflicts, negotiate, and evaluate risks involved in developing globally manufactured products.
•Synthesize knowledge of marketing, product development, textiles, strategic sourcing, and global manufacturing to create a product line based on industry partner requirements.
•Make legal, political, and ethical sourcing and manufacturing decisions.
•Develop customer profiles using consumer research, sales, history, and trend forecasting.
•Create a cohesive product line.

Why FIDM?

No other college has a similar degree that pairs students with an industry partner throughout the program.

Our highly specialized 3-quarter progr... [Read More]

Materials for Interior 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

Students are introduced to materials, finishes, and furnishings, with methods for understanding appropriate application, estimating, and specifications as they apply to residential and non-residential interior environments.

Lighting 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

Use and comprehend the technical and aesthetic principles of lighting design for commercial and residential applications. Understand basic properties of light as used in rendering, photography, and computer-generated visualizations.

Technical Drawing

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 introduction to the principles and techniques of architectural drafting. Students learn to create plans, elevations, sections, and detailed views of objects and spaces to produce construction documents to meet standard conventions.

Interior 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

From boutique hotels and restaurants to offices, community areas, and private homes, Interior Designers create the spaces where we live, work, and play. Learn to think first as a designer, then get hands-on experience developing skills that will help you succeed as a working professional in this incredibly exciting field.

What Our Students Learn

In our program students learn the skills to:
•Navigate all aspects of the design process.
•Apply elements and principles of design.
•Communicate and critically reason.
•Research historical influences and current trends.
•Create visuals including sketches, floor plans, and rendered presentation drawings.
•Utilize state-of-the-industry technology to produce documentation and visuals.
•Create functionally appropriate, aesthetically pleasing, and safe environments.
•Conduct business in a professional and ethical manner.

Why FIDM?

FIDM Interior Design Students have designed Downtown Los Angeles lofts, helped to renovate the Boys &, Girls Club of Venice, and designed unique playhouses that were auctioned off for Orange County&,#146,s Project P... [Read More]

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