Fashion Design and Merchandising
The Fashion Design and Merchandising (FDM) major in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences is a competitive admission program. The major prepares students for employment in the forecasting, product development, promotion, distribution, wholesale, and retail sectors of the global textile and apparel industries. Students study the flow of apparel through trend analysis, design and product development, production, marketing, and retail.
Point of Pride
Every year students in the Fashion Design and Merchandising program plan their own fashion show to showcase their work.
Why study Fashion Design and Merchandising?
The Fashion Design and Merchandising major within Family and Consumer Science prepares students for employment in the product development, distribution and retail sectors of the textile and apparel bus iness industries. Students study the flow of apparel from production to sales with a focus on apparel design, merchandising, and product development and analysis, as well as business skills that employers find attractive.
Applying to Illinois State
Illinois State's preferred filing period for freshman students for the fall semester is September 1-November 15. Applying early is encouraged, as the University must limit enrollment due to space at the University and in specific majors/programs. Visit the Office of Admissions to apply today!