FIDM Student: Jacqueline Schumann

Students give an inside look at their college experience

Jacqueline Schumann

Merchandise Product Development

Tell us a bit about yourself.
Well, my husband and I will be married two years this August! We met our senior year at our high school and both decided to move to California after we got a job offer. I love fashion, sewing, animals, shopping, and riding my scooter. I also have a love for film. Both my husband and I have helped with various shorts, screenwriting, script supervision, and acting.

What are your proudest accomplishments so far?
I am very proud to say that I designed my wedding dress. While being engaged, I just couldn't find anything I loved at the bridal stores and decided to take my prom dress, from the dance he took me to, and change it up! I found a very talented lady, Cheryl McCarther, who shared my vision of what I wanted and sewed it better than I could have asked! One of my other proudest accomplishments is moving to CA. Leaving our friends and family was very very hard, but we have had so much support and love from our families.

What made FIDM right for you?
There are a lot of aspects that make FIDM right for me: the overall program/classes, the majors they provide, and the cozy OC campus. I wouldn't have chosen any other school to go to for fashion.

Describe your entrance project.
I made a type of book out of cork board. I had to take five pictures and modify the garments/outfits to look like they would sell at a particular store. I chose Urban Outfitters and five photos from the 1950s. I love women used to wear high heels, skirts, gloves, and hats with ribbon around them. I tried to update the looks so they were still feminine, but had a touch of the Urban Outfitters look.

What are your career goals?
I want to have my own store and line of clothing one day.

What do you expect to learn at FIDM?
I expect to learn exactly what is needed for being a Merchandise Product Developer -- and how to successfully survive pulling an all-nighter!

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