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How can I become fashion merchandiser ? Is there any short term course for it?

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RE: How can I become fashion merchandiser ? Is there any short term course for it?

Prathamesh Kapote
Prathamesh Kapote
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  • Nasik

Hello Aspirant,
Good to hear that you are thinking to get into such an industry which is directly or indirectly connected to glamour industry.



Fashion Merchandising is rather a very broad term Which can be used to describe the business side of the fashion industry. Professionals with Fashion Merchandising career must still have an eye for style,but they should also have a head for business as well.
The field involves various aspects like buying,pricing,marketing,displaying and selling certain types of garments and accessories. Fashion Merchandiser have several duties to be performed.They should be able to predict future fashion and market trends for this one must have his own research and market trend reports.
A degree in Fashion Merchandising usually helps to have a blend in Fashion Industry. Many Traditional Colleges and Universities,as well as arts schools offers Fashion Merchandising degree courses as well as Short Term courses in Fashion Merchandising. Definitely having a degree or some course in Fashion Merchandising will always help you to have a first step in this industry.If you do such short term courses from recognised college or arts school is always good. NIFT (National Institute of Fashion Technology) offers various such courses. So here are some details of the respective course :
Course Name: Apparel Costing & Fashion Merchandising Management
Award: Certificate
Duration: 6 Months
Seats:20
Eligibility:10+2
Centre:Mumbai
Course Fee: Rs.50,000
Course Co-ordinator: Mr.Ranjan. K. Saha
Mobile No.:9029534500
Email Id: ranjan77in@yahoo.com
OR
Ms.Aboli Naik
Mob .No.9923027227
Email Id:ranjan77@yahoo.com
Course Details:
The Programme conducted by Deprartment of Fashion technology aims to impart knowledge in the areas of apparel costing,fashion marketing,retail management,apparel production,merchandising and export operation procedures for professional in domestic and export fashion business as well as for entrepreneurs.
Course Contents:
Areas of Study include overview of fashion,apparel and textile industry,fashion marketing,garment costing and consumption,garment manufacturing technology,production planning,retail management and import and export procedure.
Careers:
The programme prepares professionals for the garment industry market,fashion retail industry and garment export industry to pursue careers as merchandising manager,production manager,sampling manager,quality control manager,buying agent and entrepreneur.
Hope you find this information helpful.
Wish You GOOD LUCK.
Feel free to get in touch.
Thank you
Warm regards,
Prathamesh K.

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