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Level: Undergraduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Fashion
Department: Fashion Marketing
Course Number: PAFM 1080
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus, Online
Permission Required: No
This course is an overview of the merchandising principles and techniques necessary to operate a successful fashion apparel company. The course enables students to examine the role of a merchandiser within a fashion company. The students learn about the merchandiser's planning, editing, and pricing strategies. They learn first hand what it takes for a merchandiser to cost fashion apparel profitably through garment costing exercises. The student gains an appreciation of the core nature of merchandising in fashion and its dynamic character.
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Online sections open to Associate Degree in Fashion Design and Fashion Marketing majors only.


Open to Lang/Parsons BA/BFA students.

Open to Parsons School of Design students.


Open to Undergraduate students.


Open to Fashion Marketing students.

Open to Fashion Design students.