<p>I have known since about 8th grade that I was going to major in fashion merchandising. This was because I was interested in design, but didn't think I would be good at it before college and thought I would need to submit a portfolio for application.
But as I'm meeting with people at universities, most schools are telling me that a portfolio isn't required, but if someone from another major in that college wants to switch one is required.
I'm also doing more research on design and think that is what I want to do.
More specifically, I am interested in styling, like for TV shows or plays or the like, and costume design. I have been thinking about costume design because I was a ballet dancer until injuries forced me to stop. Costume design for a ballet company or costume company would be a great way to combine my two greatest passions.
But I also realize that the fashion industry can be very selective, and that it would be wise to minor in something else. People have suggested minoring in marketing for a fashion merchandise major because it helps understand the business aspect of the major. I have always been pretty business-minded, so that could be okay.
But I also like writing, and recently have been talking to my best friend, who is the editor-in-chief of our school paper, about journalism. I've tried writing before, and I can't do fiction, but I write well in school when I am assigned a topic and am reporting facts. This makes me think I could possibly be a good journalist.</p>
<p>So basically, I don't know whether I want to dual major in design and merchandising, or just major in one of them and minor in either journalism or marketing.</p>