Kent State University: Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising
Kent, Ohio
Shannon Rodgers & Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design & Merchandising

Kent State University’s Fashion Design & Merchandising program combines an industry-based curriculum with a strong liberal arts program to prepare students for careers in the fashion industry.  Students gain broad perspective and experience through lectures, seminars, study tours in the United States and abroad, and internships.  The program is committed to staying current with fashion technology to better prepare students for the workplace.

What fashion related programs and degrees does Kent State University offer?
As of 2011, Kent State University offers the following degrees:
B.A. Fashion Design, Track I – Conceptual
B.A. Fashion Design, Track II – Technical
B.S. Fashion Merchandising

What’s the school’s contact information?
Kent State University
Shannon Rodgers & Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design & Merchandising
P.O. Box 5190
226 Rockwell Hall
Kent, OH 44242
Phone: 330-672-3010

Type of School? Public

How much is tuition?
Annual tuition: $8,730 (in-state), $16,418 (out-of-state)
Room & Board: $7,940

What’s the typical student profile?
Kent State University total undergraduate students: 39,870
Fashion program students: 1,280

What are the requirements to enter program?
The Fashion Design major requires a 2.75 GPA and a portfolio review after sophomore year.  The Fashion Merchandising major requires a 2.75 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 Kent State University’s Fashion program have?
Faculty members: 33

What career placement services does Kent State University provide?
Students are required to complete an internship in their junior or senior year, where they are typically placed among top retailers and companies.  Semester-long study abroad opportunities are available at Kent State University’s studios in New York City or Florence, as well as Hong Kong and Paris.

All data is as of 2011.