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Fashion Design

Fashion Design trains students to create apparel for various markets considering creative, technical, and cost factors. Students develop skills in design, textiles, draping and flat pattern making, garment construction, and computer-aided design. In their senior year, they design and execute and apparel collection to be shown at the school's annual Campus Couture Runway Show.

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. 

Minor in Fashion Design

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

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

2020-2021 (PDF)
2019-2020 (PDF)
2018-2019 (PDF)

Mentors go by your last name:

Letter of Your Last Name Mentor
A-M Dr. Mariné Aghekyan
N-Z Dr. Suzanne Marshall

Career Opportunities

The Fashion Merchandising or Fashion 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.