Marketing - Fashion Merchandising Cooperative Program

Are you ready to take on the Big Apple?

You will be! The Fashion Merchandising program at Canisius, in conjunction with the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City, combines marketing and fashion-related courses to provide a solid curriculum for students interested in a career in the fashion industry.  Students accepted into the program spend either their junior or senior years in New York City at FIT, where they complete coursework in fashion design, manufacturing and retailing. Upon graduation, students will receive a B.S. in Marketing from Canisius and an Associate’s degree from FIT – that’s accomplishing a lot in just four years!

Program Overview

This program combines professional fashion-related education with marketing courses to provide a concentration for students interested in a career in the fashion industry. Students accepted into the program spend either their junior or senior year in New York City at the Fashion Institute of Technology, completing practical coursework in fashion design, manufacturing and retailing. Students interested in this program must apply to the program coordinator during their sophomore year. For further information, contact the department chair.

Internships

Here are some of the organizations Fashion Merchandising students have held internships:

•    Glamour Magazine
•    Patricia Field
•    GUESS?, Inc.
•    Michael Kors
•    Club Monaco
•    Vogue Magazine
•    Teen Vogue
•    New Era Cap
•    JLM Couture
•    Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry
•    Jenny Packham
•    Tommy Hilfiger
•    Graphic Controls LLC.
•    Troy and Banks Inc.
•    Kraftworks Ltd.
•    Modell's Sporting Goods
•    NARS Cosmetics

Outside the Classroom

Study Abroad is encouraged. Studying abroad is an integral part of the Fashion Merchandising program, and past students have spent a semester or more in Italy, Spain, and London.

Other extended learning opportunities include:

•    Canisius Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE)
•    Mexi-Canisius Imports Project
•    QuadGear


Distinctions

The Canisius – FIT partnership gives students a unique opportunity to get a degree in a nationally ranked marketing program, and the ability to spend a year in NYC, the fashion capital of the world. Fashion Merchandising students find that their three years at Canisius prepares them for the many opportunities that go along with living and working in NYC, including – building professional relationships, getting internships and careers in the fashion industry, and giving them a much-needed edge in a competitive industry.

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