Dominican University: Apparel Design/ Fashion Development/ Surface Design/ Dress and Textile Studies/ Apparel Merchandising.
River Forest, Illinois
Family and Consumer Sciences Department

A main goal of the apparel and merchandising department is to assist students in cultivating creative thinking skills while giving them the opportunity to learn about aesthetics and theoretical aspects of fashion and apparel. The fashion program strives to instill a sense of ethics and humanism in students to prepare them to be conscientious professionals in the fashion work force. Dominican University offers a wide selection of courses to promote a multidisciplinary approach to the fashion field.

What fashion related programs and degrees does Dominican University offer?
As of 2011, Dominican University offers the following degrees:
B.A. Apparel Design: Fashion Development/ Surface Design/ Dress and Textile Studies Option
B.A. Apparel Merchandising

What’s the school’s contact information?
Dominican University
Department of Apparel Design & Merchandising
7900 W. Division St.
River Forest, IL 60305
Phone: 708-524-6633

Type of school? Private

How much is tuition?
Tuition: $25,000
Room & Board: $8,000

What is the typical student profile?
Dominican University total undergraduate students: 1,904
Fashion program students: 100

What are the requirements to enter program?
Program requires admission to Dominican University.

How long does it take to complete program?
It usually takes four years to complete a B.S. degree, two years to complete a M.S. degree and two or more years to complete a Ph D program.

How many faculty members does Dominican University’s Apparel Design/ Apparel
Merchandising program have?
Faculty members: 7

What career placement services does Dominican University provide?
All students at the Senior or Junior level are required to complete an internship program. Interns usually place at major national retail chains. Students may advance their knowledge of fashion design and apparel by participating in a study abroad program in Paris, London, Ghana, Rome, Milan, Florence, or China. On campus networking is available with professional faculty members with specializations in areas such as creativity in apparel design, cultural aspects of dress and textiles, and artisan sustainability.

All data is as of 2011.