Scranton, PA (PRWEB) June 30, 2012
Stratford Career Institute has expanded their distance learning Fashion Merchandising and Design course by adding two brand new learning modules, titled, “From Runway to Retail, Part 1 & 2.”
Part one of the new modules first offers an in-depth overview of fashion industry in general, including lessons about the basics of fashion design, fashion aptitude, key designers, stylists, top fashion directors in print and TV, and fashion photography.
The course work in part two provides a fundamental overview of multiple aspects of the fashion business, including how to critique a piece of work, internet fashion, sellers, designer labels, advertising, retail management, art and commerce, and more. This module also goes over how to get started in the fashion business.
The curriculum of the remaining three modules becomes increasingly detailed as it covers specifics of the clothing and textile industries, including all the types of textile fibers, color, value, and quality. The final lessons cover the variety of fashion career options ranging from internships to professional designing and how they fit and function in today’s business world.
Overall, Stratford says that at the end of the course, students will have gained a more thorough understanding of creative, technical, business, and career focused aspects of the fashion merchandising and design business.
“Stratford’s Fashion Merchandising and Design course is not only a serious business course, but is also a lot of fun for individuals with a sincere interest in fashion,” said Dr. Claude Major, Director of Education for Stratford Career Institute.
“Whether they are looking to go into business for themselves or want to take the first step toward a career in fashion, students will certainly gain valuable career skills upon completion of this course,” added Dr. Major.
Individuals interested in learning more about the Stratford Career Institute’s Fashion Merchandising and Design course can request a free career information packet by calling 1-800-363-0058 ext 9980 or by visiting the school’s website scitraining.com.
Similar to Stratford’s popular high school diploma program, the Fashion Merchandising and Design course is completed through guided, independent study. Students complete lessons at home on their own time, and submit exams online, through the mail, or in combination. Instructors are available via e-mail and toll-free phone and students have access to an online student center.
About Stratford Career Institute
Stratford Career Institute is a distance learning correspondence school that employs a distinct educational training method allowing students to complete their studies and earn their career diploma at home rather than spending hours in a classroom. Contemporary online tools combined with traditional correspondence education give students the flexibility to study when it is convenient for them. Stratford Career Institute offers more than 60 distance learning courses in a variety of contemporary career fields.