Marketing, Retailing, Fashion Buying and Merchandise, Fashion Design and Interior
Fashion Buying and Merchandising
OFFICE: Cluster B, Room 2037, 516.572.7588
CHAIRPERSON: Pat Lupino, Pat.Lupino@ncc.edu.
FACULTY: G. Arend, R. Battle, S. Beganskas, N. Bloom, A. Bruno, R. Casciola, J. de la Lastra,
D. Hope, J. Mandel, M. McNamara, H. O’Connell, J. Pescatore, S. Rose, T. Sands, R.
Scarpelli, S. Wolfe.
TECHNICAL ASSISTANTS: S. Buto, D. Rosenthal.
COURSES OFFERED: Fashion Buying and Merchandising (FBM), Fashion Design (FSD), Marketing (MKT), Retail
Business Management (RET), Interior Design (INT)
The following curricula are offered by this Department:
Fashion Buying and Merchandising (A.A.S.) – Students have the opportunity to specialize in a concentration of applied fashion
merchandising courses. Specialized courses include: Fashion Advertising and Promotion,
Introduction to Menswear, Fashion Apparel, Introduction to Import Buying, Fashion
and Home Accessories, Fashion Coordination and Publicity, and Interior Design. As
part of the program, students will study textiles, visual merchandising, retailing,
and retail buying. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in an internship
program, gaining valuable on-the-job experience. The degree prepares students for
positions in resident buying offices, fashion manufacturers, designers’ showrooms,
retail stores, fashion publications, and other firms associated with the fashion industry.
Fashion Design (A.A.S.) – Qualified students have the opportunity to complete the Associate in Applied Science
(A.A.S.) degree in the field of fashion design. Draping, sketching, patternmaking,
and garment construction will be taught using techniques and equipment employed in
industry. Students will develop the skills necessary to translate their original sketches
into finished garments. In addition to their coursework, students are encouraged to
participate in industry-sponsored and community events. During the Spring semester,
a fashion show is produced showcasing the fourth semester students' projects. Students
will participate in an internship program in a design firm studio. The academic and
practical experiences attained in this program provide a basis for employment as a
designer, assistant designer, stylist, or patternmaker. Graduates may transfer to
a four-year college to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts or Bachelor of Science degree.
Because of the creative and technical nature of this area of study, applicants are
asked to submit a portfolio of their artwork. Guidelines for this informal portfolio
interview will be sent to students in a letter requesting they schedule an appointment
for portfolio review.
Interior Design/Home Furnishing (A.A.S.) – This program is designed to prepare students for immediate job placement in the
interior design and decorating fields as design assistants, stylists, showroom representatives,
design sales associates, Computer Aided Design (CAD) assistants, assistant colorists,
or trainees for design publications. The program consists of a liberal arts component
and technical courses developed in accordance with current industry standards. Students
are provided with the required skills to work and grow in the field. The liberal arts
background aids in the pursuit of a four-year degree. This program consists of technical
courses developed in accordance with industry standards.
Interior Design/Home Furnishing (Certificate) – This certificate program is designed to prepare students for immediate placement
in the interior design and decorating fields as design assistants, stylists, showroom
representatives, design sales associates, assistant colorists, or retail home furnishing
and decorating sales positions. Technical courses are developed in accordance with
current industry standards.
Marketing (A.A.S.) – This degree is designed to satisfy the requirements of marketing and management
organizations that seek competent personnel for positions of responsibility in business.
Graduates of this program secure positions as entry level marketing and management
trainees. The Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree serves as the foundation
for a business career upon graduation or continued education at a four-year institution.
Retailing Business Management (A.A.S.) – Students in retail business management are prepared for merchandising and management
careers in such retail enterprises as department and specialty stores, resident buying
offices, chain organizations, and small businesses. The program includes an on-the-job
work assignments in department stores and other firms. The Associate in Applied Science
(A.A.S.) degree provides students with positions in the retailing industry upon graduation
or continued education at a four-year institution.