Ball State University: Fashion Merchandising/ Fashion Design/ Fashion Minor
Muncie, Indiana
Fashion Merchandising, Department of Family & Consumer Sciences

The fashion merchandising program concentrates on training students to be both marketable and adaptable in a dynamic fashion industry, which includes retail, manufacturing, and distribution. Merchandising majors take courses in several areas of fashion such as dimensions of clothing, textiles, clothing construction, CAD, buying, and promotion. Design students will learn the knowledge and skills they need to be competitive in the global market place as designers, illustrators, pattern makers, textile designers, apparel manufacturers, clothiers, among many other roles.

What fashion related programs and degrees does Ball State University offer?
As of 2011, Ball State University offers the following degrees:
B.S. Fashion Merchandising
B.A. Fashion Merchandising
B.S. Fashion Design
B.A. Fashion Design

What’s the school’s contact information?
Ball State University
Fashion Merchandising, Department of Family & Consumer Sciences
150 AT Building
Muncie, IN 47306
Phone: 765-285-5931

Type of school? Public

How much is tuition?
Tuition (in-state): $7,508
(out-of-state): $20,960
Room & Board: $7,932

What is the typical student profile?
Ball State University total undergraduate students: 17,737
Fashion program students: 773

What are the requirements to enter program?
Program requires 2.0 GPA.

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 Ball State University’s Fashion Design/ Fashion Design program have?
Faculty members: 10

What career placement services does Ball State University provide?
Internships are required of all majors at the Junior and Senior Levels. Typically, interns place at several major national retail chains in Indiana and throughout the US. Students who wish to enrich their studies with international experience may choose to participate Ball State University’s study abroad program in fashion. Opportunities are available in London, Italy, and other countries.

All data is as of 2011.