Fashion Merchandising and Design
Experience makes the difference
We are Michigan’s top-ranked fashion merchandising and design program. With a challenging program that integrates design, merchandising, and technology you will be prepared for careers in this $1.2 trillion global industry.
Hands-on experience with industry technology, collaboration with some of our nation’s top brands and interaction with our alums give fashion students the edge when seeking internships and employment. With an over 90% placement rate, our graduates go on to careers in apparel design, buying, styling, visual merchandising, product development, and more.
Explore fashion majors and minors - on campus or online
Fashion Merchandising and Design Major Concentrations:
Fashion Buying (fully online)
Product Development (fully online)
Visual Merchandising (fully online)
Explore our labs
Our spaces provide hands-on creative experiences using CAD technology, fashion design equipment, and 3D virtual merchandising software that will make you a stand-out to future employers.
Fashion merchandising and design program overview
Sustainable clothes for a sustainable future
Designer Spotlight: Jiayu Li
Learn how Jiayu Li is making her mark in the fashion community in Michigan.
Designs Featured in Detroit Month of Design
CMU students, faculty and alumni address questions of what's next in fashion and explore concepts related to diversity, equity, inclusion.
Wilburn Receives Alumni Service Award
Kala Wilburn, a 2007 graduate from the Fashion Merchandising and Design program, has awarded for her service in the community.