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Fashion Design

Fashion Design emphasizes apparel design and production, quality control, and the use of textile science.

Mission statement

The mission of the Fashion Merchandising and Design Program is to offer programs of study to develop professionals in apparel design, product development, production, and merchandising. Instruction, research, and service are combined to meet individual, family, and international community textile and apparel needs. 

Career Opportunities

The Fashion Merchandising or Apparel Design degree prepares students for a career as a:

  • Apparel Designer 
  • Manufacturer’s Representative
  • Pattern Maker
  • Textiles Testing & Evaluation Specialist
  • Fashion Product Developer
  • Costumer

Fashion Study Tours

FMD offers several opportunities for students to learn about the international fashion industry outside of the classroom. 

In each course, seminars are held in a variety of apparel manufacturers, retailers, textile design companies, and apparel design businesses. In addition, students visit museums and other culturally unique sites. Minors are also offered in both Fashion Merchandising, Fashion Design, and Textiles.

Minor in Fashion Design

The requirements for a minor in fashion design are 19 units. Take the following classes:

Choose an advising sheet according to the year you declared Fashion Design as your minor.


Advisors go by your last name :
Letter of Your Last Name Advisor
A-M Dr. Mariné Aghekyan
N-Z Dr. Suzanne Marshall