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If you enjoy the field of fashion, then your enrollment in the Family & Consumer Sciences Department's Fashion program could be the first step to a rewarding career. VU’s FASHION program leads to the Associate's degree and is designed to meet the needs of individuals entering the industry or transferring to a four-year school to continue their studies.
This program allows students to begin study in family and consumer sciences with an emphasis in Fashion. Depending upon educational attainment and experience, graduates in the field can expect employment in such positions as department managers, merchandise managers, buyers, or as manufacturers’ sales representatives. Numerous other fashion professionals work as personal shoppers, fashion/image consultants, visual display artists or small business owners. This program also provides a good foundation for continuing study in the field of fashion design.
Career opportunities in the field of fashion are diverse and can include positions such as these:
- Retail Store Manager
- Sales Representative
- Fashion Buyer
- Marketing/Advertising Director
- Personal Shopper
- Visual Display Artist
- Fashion Consultant
- Small Business Owner
- Fashion Journalist
- Fashion Designer
THE VU ADVANTAGE
VU is Indiana’s First College and continues to be Indiana’s most affordable residential college. At Vincennes University you will have the advantage of small classes and labs, free tutoring and excellent course transferability. Hands-on instructional activities in clothing construction, visual merchandising and fashion buying are provided. If you are contemplating a career in FASHION, Vincennes University is a great place to start!