Fashion Management with a concentration in Product Development was developed for
students desiring careers in fashion production. This program provides the students
a background in technical design and management of fashion production. It is a hybrid
of skill sets between fashion design and fashion merchandising. The skill sets are
centered on the mass market level of fashion rather than on the designer level of
fashion. Product development students’ skill set development is focused on computer
aided pattern development, line development, and technical package development. Fashion
Product Development replicate brand lines that do not feature an individual as the
“lead designer.” Example the brand, Juicy Couture, does not feature a person’s name.
Bachelors Degree Institutional Requirements
A minimum of 120 hours required for graduation to include: 45 hours of residency,
42 advanced hours (junior/community college courses will not satisfy), 36 of the
last 45 hours from UIW, 45 clock hours community service, computer literacy (test
or course credit).