Diploma in Apparel Merchandising

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Madras university
Bharathiar University
Tamilndu open university
  • Mr. M. Manikandan BS AFD (2007 – 2010)


    MFT College is not merely an institute for me. It is a Gurukul. In a city like Chennai thi ...


  • Mr. M. Manikandan BS AFD (2007 – 2010)


    I completed my fashion designing Degree through MFT. Now I am working as a Designer in Mum ...


Diploma in Apparel Merchandising

The apparel industry is rapidly growing, as brands and retailers are in the continuous process of expanding their market. Apparel merchandising is the core of the apparel and style company, that helps them understand the growing trends and respond effectively with successful seasonal collections. In simple words, Apparel merchandising acts as an interface between the marketing and production department. It has become a necessity for the apparel companies to have a good Merchandiser to thrive in the market. This has led to the increasing demand for skilled Apparel Merchandisers and ultimately, a multitude of apparel merchandising courses.

MFT being a leading institute for fashion designing courses in Chennai offers students an exclusive Diploma in Apparel Merchandising course. Our diploma in apparel merchandising provides students with specialized knowledge of the apparel industry and equip them with job-ready skills. The course emphasizes both practical and theory subjects. This enables students to handle apparel merchandising with technical expertise. If you dream about getting into the retail side of the fashion and clothing industry, this course is for you.

Diploma in Apparel Merchandising Curriculum

Our apparel merchandising curriculum emphasizes customer-oriented and aesthetic components of the retail fashion industry. The curriculum is designed to impart students with in-depth knowledge and expertise in subjects such as merchandising, costing, textile and clothing science as well as apparel quality control. In addition to the regular course work, we also train the students on necessary skills like computer fundamentals and business English to help the students gain an extra edge and prepare them to face the challenges in the competitive industry.

The course curriculum includes innovative teaching methodologies, and practical learning opportunities like study tours, seminars with industry experts, internships, etc. Combining theory with a practical approach to the subject ensures that students understand apparel merchandising and other concepts related to the field. The curriculum also prepares students for graduate study in merchandising and textiles programs.

PaperSubjectNo of Hours per Week / Total Marks
1Apparel Quality Control5 / 100
2Textile & Clothing Science5 / 100
3Apparel Merchandising & Costing5 / 100
4Computer Fundamentals & Business English5 / 100
5Pattern Making & Garment Construction (Practical)4 / 100

Diploma in Apparel Merchandising Course Details

MFT’s Diploma course in Apparel Merchandising is a comprehensive course specially designed for those who want to pursue their career as Merchandisers.

The course aims to equip students with professional and creative skills that the apparel and fashion industry demands. The strength of the course is its close interaction with the textile discipline, which enables students to develop sensitivity to the very nature of cloth. Our course includes all the subjects that help students acquire the required knowledge and skills that entail the job of a Merchandiser. The program prepares students for challenging and promising careers in the field.

Course Duration

The course duration of the Diploma in Apparel Merchandising is 1 year.

Course Eligibility

The basic eligibility criteria for pursuing a Diploma in Apparel Merchandising course is a pass in Higher Secondary Examination from any recognized board or council or a pass in a 3-year Diploma.

Lateral Entry

A pass in H.Sc + 3yrs Diploma in Textiles will be eligible for lateral entry.

Getting admission for Diploma in Apparel Merchandising at MFT opens many career opportunities after you complete the course.

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