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Fashion Business (Online) Certificate

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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 10

What you'll learn in this fashion business class:

Transform yourself from fashion connoisseur to entrepreneur. This program offers the basics in business practices for anyone interested in the fashion industry, providing practical and theoretical foundations for industry or entrepreneurial careers. Course topics include, the most recent developments and history of merchandising and retail buying, the ongoing changes and evolution in global marketing, insights and experience in the NYC fashion industry, and basic fashion history.

Timeline to Completion: Most courses last nine weeks or more. Courses meeting for fewer than nine sessions count as half of an elective and need to be combined to fulfill one elective requirement. Most students take two courses per semester. Certificate must be completed in two years.

Enrollment Type: Noncredit

Number of Courses: 8 total courses (including 2 electives)

Format: Online

Course Sequence: To earn this certificate students must complete all required courses below. If you purchase this certificate, you will be able to decide which semester you want to take the following classes. 

If desired, you can also purchase these courses individually using the links below:

1) Consumer Behavior

Today’s competitive marketing climate has led many companies to explore theories of consumer behavior. This course focuses on the profile of the consumer—psychographics and demographics—and consumer interests, with an emphasis on generational marketing. Segmented and niche markets and their development are also discussed. 

Prerequisites: none.


2) Fashion Merchandising

Study the fundamentals of fashion merchandising principles and the techniques you need to operate as a merchandiser in a successful fashion apparel company or as an entrepreneurial boutique owner. Analyze case studies outlining merchandising strategies used by manufacturers and retailers.

Study the impact of consumer behavior and how it leads to forecasting. Learn about "global merchandising", where it's effective, and how to determine when it's a good fit.

Prerequisite: none.


3) Medium of Fashion: Textiles

In this course, you learn about the practical application of the materials, elements, and techniques used in the fabrication of modern apparel within the fashion industry. Aimed at students of fashion design or design professionals interested in understanding the “how” as well as the “why” of textiles, this course covers the components involved in the design and manufacture of apparel and accessories.

Topics covered include the study of natural and man-made fibers, yarns, and textile structures such as knits and woven fabrics, garment structure, decorative trims, and surface design and applications (printing, dyeing, and embellishment). Multiple field trips will be taken throughout the course.

Prerequisites: None


4) Worth to Westwood: Fashion History

In this course, we explore fashion beginning with the father of haute couture and concluding with the designer who brought punk and new wave fashion into the mainstream. We discuss fashion in its historical context, examining economic and technological influences, as well as those from the world of arts and artists. Broad thematic considerations include the nature of fashion (what it is and what it does) and its relationship to modernity, production and consumption, art, and globalization and customization, as well as identity and the body.

We assess the relationship of key designers, events, and movements to these broad themes, covering fashion and art from Charles Worth’s haute couture to the designs of the woman who dressed the Sex Pistols, Vivienne Westwood.


5) Retail Buying

Learn to work with a retail buyer or become one yourself. This course is essential for managers, retail business owners, and manufacturers’ account representatives. Topics covered include profitability scrutiny, open to buys, initial and cumulative markup, shortages, sell-through, and sales to stock analysis. Students learn how to buy or communicate with buyers and complete practical and realistic assignments.

Prerequisites: None.


6) Fashion Marketing Global Environment

This course examines fundamental marketing concepts in the global fashion marketing environment. Students explore consumer insights, positioning, competitive advantage, and channel decisions using both theoretical and practical approaches.

Students analyze and identify target markets and become aware of key marketing decisions as they develop a global marketing plan for a fashion company.

Prerequisites:
None

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The New School utilizes the Canvas Learning Management System and, occasionally, the Zoom video-conferencing platform for online classes. For further technical requirements in a specific course, instructors will provide relevant information in course syllabi.

Since flexibility is key to our online courses, all that students will need to access coursework is a modern computer with webcam and a stable internet connection. With these, students may participate fully in a course wherever in the world they may be. Many course elements may even be engaged from a smart-phone. 

To view specific technical requirements please reference these pages: 

Canvas Technical Requirements 

Zoom Technical Requirements



School Notes:

How to Get Your Newcard:

The Newcard will provide students with a host of additional benefits.In order to claim your New School ID, please visit our office, located at 72 Fifth Avenue, lower level. You will have to present another valid form of photo ID, like a driver's license or passport. Your name must be spelled the same way on your driver's license (or other form of ID) as it is in the New School database; any discrepancy will result in delays in issuing a card.

You may not receive your ID card in time before class. You can print a copy of your registration from my.newschool.edu (Academics Tab -> View Class Schedule and Locations) and present it to security with a photo ID in lieu of the ID card.

Once you receive your ID card you should go to accounts.newschool.edu to obtain your NetID using your N# which is on the ID card. Once you have your NetID you can reset your password. Then using your Net ID + Password, you can log into my.newschool.edu to view your class location, course schedule, and New School announcements.

Alternatively you can call the Reg office (212.229.5620) and they will give the N# to you over the phone after you answer some identifying questions.

Course locations may change up into the first week of classes.Students are usually asked to check their room location the day of or night before their first class. Usually when there is a location change after the first day of class the instructor will send out an email notifying all students on the roster. This is less likely to happen though.

You can also check a location by going to Class Meeting Locations (on www.newschool.edu/registrar, under the Related Links section on the lower right side of the page). You will need to know your subject's subject code or select all subject codes to search.

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Refund Policy

All refunds are subject to a $40 non-negotiable cancellation fee. You will then be reafunded based on the remainder of the course fees paid & the following refund schedule:

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Below is a simplified Refund Schedule for Open Campus courses:


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Withdrawal 2/4/2020 | 2/9/2020 | 75% refund

Withdrawal 2/10/2020 | 2/16/2020 | 50% refund

Withdrawal 2/17/2020 | 2/23/2020 | 25% refund

Withdrawal 02/24/2020 | 5/11/2020 | 0% refund

 

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Drop 10/31/2019 | 2/9/2020 | 100% refund

Withdrawal 2/10/2020 | 2/16/2020 | 75% refund

Withdrawal 2/17/2020 | 2/23/2020 | 50% refund

Withdrawal 02/24/2020 | 3/1/2020 | 25% refund

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