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Fashion Merchandising and Design Program

Fashion Merchandising and Design (FMD) students study aesthetic and functional design, marketing and retailing of apparel and textiles in preparation for a variety of professional careers in the fashion industry. Through challenging courses that integrate design and merchandising in a way that closely reflects industry trends, students position themselves for jobs in the design, production and distribution of apparel and textile products. Consider enhancing your eye for fashion while building your business sense with a concentration in Fashion Merchandising Imagine matching your great fashion sensibility with high-tech ability in our concentration in Fashion Design.

​ ​ Check out a few of our 2017 summer interns!
Paige Zubok
Design Internship
New York City, NY
Harley Barnett
Visual Merchandising Internship
Chicago, IL

​Program News
  • Cecilia Alfaro was selected as the first place winner for her creative work in collaboration with the exhibit (dis)ABLED BEAUTY: the evolution of beauty, disability, and ability. For the juried design competition, fashion merchandising & design students added surface designs to prosthetic legs. The exhibit was hosted by the Clarke Historical Library and is a celebration of highly designed assistive devices, adaptive devices, and apparel for those living with disabilities. View the designs and listen to an interview with two of the student designers:
  • Dr. Michael Mamp was invited to attend a global symposium focused on IT and Retail at Seoul National University, the #1 ranked university in South Korea.
  • Faculty member Jennifer Mower has been awarded the Costume Society of America's Travel Research Grant for 2017.
  • FMD students have published the 2nd edition of RAW Magazine, a student produced fashion magazine. Check it out!
  • FMD student Alexis Jones took 1st place in the 2017 AATCC Concept to Consumer Student Merchandising Competition. Check out her winning design!

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