Associate of Arts in Fashion Merchandising Enter the Fashion Industry


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Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total

Liberty University’s online Associate of Arts (AA) in Fashion Merchandising is a dynamic program designed to help prepare you for a career in the fashion industry. If you are interested in entry-level fashion, merchandising, or similar fields, our program offers a blend of business and fashion courses that can enable you to engage with every step of the fashion process. Key elements of the curriculum include digital drafting, fabric analysis, fashion psychology, and retail merchandising, aiming to provide a well-rounded exposure to the field.

In addition to a robust curriculum, the fashion merchandising degree online at Liberty University emphasizes practical industry engagement. The program helps students like you become familiar with current industry practices and learn how to innovate and adapt to future trends in fashion merchandising.

Our fashion merchandising online courses can help equip you with creative skills and practical tools that may be applied to entry-level jobs in the industry as a buyer assistant, assistant manager, or assistant merchandiser in fashion companies, stores, and boutiques. Additionally, graduates of the AA can later apply to the BS in Fashion Merchandising program to continue their education!

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  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

Choosing Liberty University for your studies in fashion merchandising means opting for an institution recognized for its academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. At Liberty University, the online learning environment is designed to maximize student engagement and learning outcomes. We use utilizes advanced educational technologies to deliver your courses, ensuring that you have access to the best resources and support systems. This commitment to high-quality online education is reflected in the detailed attention to your academic needs, including technical support and access to a wealth of resources through our online library.

Furthermore, Liberty’s commitment to Christian values provides a unique ethical framework that informs all aspects of the program, including business practices and interpersonal relationships within the fashion industry. You can graduate with a strong moral foundation, prepared to make ethical decisions in your professional life. This distinctive blend of ethical education and industry-relevant training makes Liberty University a standout choice for students seeking a comprehensive education in fashion merchandising.

Our program seeks to produce highly capable, biblically minded, and creative graduates who will serve the fashion industry well. Graduates pursuing employment in the field can bring the light of the Gospel as well as excellent knowledge and creative skills to their workplace.

Learn foundational skills for a career in the fashion industry, fashion influencing, and fashion design. Begin the creative process by developing design skills as well as entrepreneurial techniques that can help you pursue a job as a fashion designer or merchandiser.

The Associate of Arts in Fashion Merchandising at Liberty University covers an extensive range of topics to help prepare you for the fashion industry. You will begin with foundational courses like Survey of Accounting and Finance to ensure a solid grounding in critical financial knowledge. The program also includes specialized courses such as Principles of Microeconomics or Principles of Macroeconomics, providing insights into economic factors affecting the fashion industry.

Additionally, courses cover topics in digital drafting and Adobe InDesign that can equip you with essential digital design skills. Other courses such as Elements of Fabric and Psychology of Fashion delve into the material and psychological aspects of fashion that influence consumer choices. Promotions and Aesthetics and Retail Merchandising are geared toward understanding the marketing and commercial presentation of fashion products. This comprehensive curriculum aims to produce graduates who are well prepared to enter various roles within the fashion industry, from styling to retail management.

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Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are provided for all undergraduate courses at no cost to you. As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800-2,000 per year on textbooks!

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Undergraduate Part Time $455/Credit
Military Undergraduate $250/Credit

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