Colorado State University: Design & Merchandising Apparel Design and Production/ Merchandising/ Apparel and Merchandising.
Fort Collins, Colorado
Department of Design & Merchandising

The fashion program curriculum at Colorado State University is structured to give students a concentrated course of study in apparel design, production, or merchandising. Sustainability and social consciousness are an integral part of all courses in the fashion department. Colorado State University gives students the opportunity to enrich their fashion studies by attending an international fashion tour of Guatemala, Hong Kong, Thailand, India, or within the US in New York.

What fashion related programs and degrees does Colorado State University offer?
As of 2011, Colorado State University offers the following degrees:
B.S. Design & Merchandising: Apparel Design and Production
B.S. Design & Merchandising: Merchandising

What’s the school’s contact information?
Colorado State University
Department of Design & Merchandising
1574 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523
Phone: 970-491-1629

Type of school? Public

How much is tuition?
Tuition (in-state): $6,500
Room & Board: $8,318

What is the typical student profile?
Colorado State University total undergraduate students: 21,204
Fashion program students: 400

What are the requirements to enter program?
The apparel design and production program requires a GPA of 2.5 with a portfolio review at the end of the fall semester to select the 25 students who will continue the program. The merchandising program has the same requirements as entry into Colorado State 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 Colorado State University’s Design & Merchandising Apparel Design and Production/ Merchandising program have?
Faculty members: 17

What career placement services does Colorado State University provide?
All fashion majors at the Junior or Senior level, with a minimum GPA of 2.5, are required to participate in an internship program. Past interns have worked at major national retail chains and apparel manufacturers, in advertising and promotion companies, and in publication firms in various locations across the US including Denver, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Dallas. Fashion Students can also take advantage of Colorado State University’s study abroad program, which offers semester long programs in Great Britain, France, and Italy.