University of Bridgeport Fashion Merchandising A.A.Fashion Merchandising offers a two-year Associate’s degree program in Fashion Merchandising and Retailing for those interested in pursuing careers within the diversified fashion field. The programs of study are arranged so that the student, after earning an Associate in Arts degree, may go on to complete the Bachelor of Science degree requirements with the full utilization of all earned semester hours. Refer to the Fashion Merchandising and Retailing four year program in this Catalog.

In addition to formal class work, the student is required to participate in a supervised industry internship program with approved retail organizations that include many prestigious New York City stores. Other important aspects of the Associate’s Degree in Fashion Merchandising program are: fashion show productions; resident buying office workshops; field trips to the New York market, trade shows, museums, manufacturers, and textile plants at a nominal cost to student. On-campus seminars are led by outstanding industry personnel.

All students must fulfill a supervised industry internship between Thanksgiving and Christmas of their sophomore fall semester. The retail organization within which they will work is selected by the faculty of the Fashion Merchandising and Retailing Program. A student must have earned a .5 QPR to obtain junior status in the Program. The degree will not be granted to students who receive less than “C” in Retailing 280. The degree will not be granted to students receiving more than one “D” in any Fashion Merchandising and Retailing course.

Cooperative Education Program

Fashion Merchandising also offers a program combined with a full-time cooperative education program open to those interested in pursuing careers within the diversified retailing and fashion fields. Co-op students graduate in approximately two and one-half years with one year of professional experience. For further information refer to the Fashion Merchandising and Retailing Cooperative Education brochure.

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Patricia Rigia
Mandeville Hall, Room 23
(203) 576-4098
rigia@bridgeport.edu

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An Evening of Theater @ Mertens Theater
Mar 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Presented by University of Bridgeport’s Music & Performing Arts Program

Join us for the first University mainstage theater presentation since 1991!

The evening’s presentation will consist of a group of scenes and excerpts, and a short play, Judgment Call by Fred Stoppel, which explores how umpires look at spring training. Other excerpts include brief selections from the works of playwrights Michael McKeever, David Mamet, David Ives and William Seebring.

The cast includes Pedro Ramos, a senior majoring in International Political Economy and Diplomacy; Sung Woo Moraes and Christian Peterson, seniors in Mass Communication; Isaiah Wilson, senior, and Da’Von Lampley, junior, Music; Phebe Cormier, freshman; and Derve Jean, junior, English; Colleen Volpe, junior, Psychology; Atef Abaza, sophomore, Business Administration; Albert Thien, graduate student, Global Media & Communication; Gaelle Vincent, freshman, School of Arts & Sciences; and David Gant, graduate student in Counseling.

The evening is directed by Kate Katcher, Adjunct Professor of Theater, with technical direction by Ian McDonald, Adjunct Professor of Technical Theater. Jacquelyn Sadowsky, a December graduate of the Music program, is the stage manager.

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Learning Calculus Through Video Games @ Room 129
Mar 31 @ 12:20 pm – 1:20 pm

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