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. 


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

Choose a requirements sheet according to the year you declared Fashion Design as your minor:

2023-2024 (PDF)
2022-2023 (PDF)
2021-2022 (PDF)
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

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

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. 



Suzanne Marshall
Suzanne Marshall, Ph.D.
Associate Professor 
Area Coordinator 
Fashion Merchandising and Design 
Courses: Paris Study Abroad, New York Fashion Study Tour, Fashion Promotion and Sales, Fashion Merchandising & Design Practicum
Internship in Fashion Merchandising & Design
Interests: travel, networking, decorating
Other: Lead author: Individuality in Clothing Selection and Personal Appearance 


Marie Botkin
Marie Botkin, Ph.D.
Rank: Associate Professor
Courses: FMD 353 Intermediate Textiles, FMD 450 Cultural Perspectives of Dress, FMD 456 Historical Perspectives of Fashion
Service: SIF Student Club Advisor; FCS Library Representative 
Research Interests: Sustainability and Historical Fashion
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Dr. Young Ha
Courses: Teaches upper division Fashion Merchandising courses including Fashion Buying and Fashion Customer Behavior.
Research Interests: Current research interest focuses on how new technology influences mobile/online shopping behaviors, consumer online socialization, and student learning through online interactivity.


Jung Mee Mun
Jung Mee Mun, Ph.D.
Associate Professor,
Fashion Merchandising and Design
FMD255 Fashion Industry Ethics and Social Responsibility
FMD356 Fashion Retail Management
Research Interests: Sustainability, Technology and Consumer Behavior
Hobbies: Travel, Painting, Playing Guitar
Tae Im Han
Tae Im Han, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Fashion Merchandising and Design
Courses: FMD 350 Fashion Forecasting, FMD 358 E-Commerce & Social Media in Fashion
Research Interests: Socially Responsible Consumer Behavior, Social Media Marketing in Fashion Industry, Cross-Cultural Consumer Behavior, Body Image
Interests: Travel, Classical Music
Nubia Arribeno
Nubia Natalie Arribeno, MBA
Lecturer, Fashion Merchandising & Design 
Courses:  Fashion Merchandising Courses
FMD 251: Fashion Strategies for Consumers
FMD 252: Analysis Evaluation Ready-to-Wear
FMD 253: Introduction to Textiles FMD 258: Fashion Merchandising and Design Practicum
Research Interest: Entrepreneurship; Latinos in fashion 
Other: Founder and Designer of Nubia Natalie, an eco-friendly active wear fashion. 
Nichole Dwyer 2
Nichole Dwyer 
Adjunct Lecturer
Courses: FMD 253, FMD 458
Research interests: Merchandising, Business, Supply Chain
Other interests: Involved with FGILA, CFA, and regularly attend MAGIC and other industry field related events. Hobbies: cooking and traveling
Jessica Hansen
Jessica Hansen, MFA
Lecturer, Fashion Design
Courses: Quick Sketch for Fashion, Apparel Tailoring, Apparel Draping, Experimental Apparel Design, Advanced Computer Applications for Fashion
Interests: Costume Design for Entertainment
Other: Co-Author of Navigating a Career in Technical Entertainment: Your Creative Career Guidebook 
Jacquelyn Morell
Jacquelyn Morell (MA Fashion Merchandising)
Lecturer: Fashion Merchandising
Courses: Introduction to Fashion, Fashion Promotion and Sales, The Fashion Customer, Fashion Merchandising and Design Practicum 
Fashion Interests: Consumer Behavior, Marketing, Sustainability, Sales and Promotion
Hobbies: Travel, Hiking, Bird Watching, Hanging out with my Olde English Pocket Beagle Lemon