Dual Enrollment in Fashion,  Merchandising and Design

Get a head start on college credits

Enrich your educational experiences by getting a head start on college credits while you complete your high school diploma. ​Courses are offered in a variety of formats (face-to-face, hybrid, and online) to provide you with flexibility in scheduling and program completion.

Benefits of dual enrollment

  • Take fashion classes that are not available at your high school.
  • Earn credits toward a college degree in fashion
  • Count your earned CMU credits toward both high school graduation requirements and college degree requirements
  • The Fashion Department and the CMU Admissions Office will work with you to enroll in courses that will meet your needs.

Fashion student working on pattern designs on the computer

Sign up for Spring 2023 Classes

  • Pre-Class Orientation Thursday, February 16
  • Classes meet for 12 weeks starting February 20 until May 10
  • Classes are held Monday and Wednesday from 2-3:15 p.m.

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    Dual enrollment fashion program

    You have the opportunity to earn up to 9 credits of Fashion Merchandising & Design coursework in the dual enrollment program.  We deliver these courses in a unique, blended format with mini experiences provided throughout:

    • Visit fashion companies such as Carhartt, Shinola, and John Varvatos.
    • Interact with industry professionals who give you a real-world perspective of your chosen career. 
    • Attend field trips to fashion retailers, apparel manufacturers, and the Detroit Institute of Art, to supplement your classroom learning with real-world experiences.

    Take one or all of our dual-enrollment courses:

    FMD 141Fashion FundamentalsIntroductory design process, thinking, and visual literacy for application to fashion.
    FMD 256Introduction to the Fashion Industry
    The complex of enterprises concerned with the design, production, and distribution of men's, women's, and children's apparel and accessories.
    FMD 326
    Fashion Styling
    Introduction to fashion styling fundamentals, techniques, and applications to digital environments. Understanding the professional roles of fashion stylists.

    Additional dual enrollment options are available.


    • High school GPA of 2.5 or higher
    • Approval from your high school counselor
    • Admission to CMU as a dual-enrolled student