The Apparel Design and Merchandising program at San Francisco State University creates an educational and experiential foundation for diverse professional careers in the globally interdependent apparel industry. Students explore human behavior, social problems, and environmental concerns, interpreting influences and outcomes through apparel design and merchandising.
Two concentrations are offered: 1) Design 2) Merchandising.
Opportunities to study abroad in New York, Milan, and others are available. Students create collections and produce an annual runway show celebrating diversity and sustainability. The dynamic and diverse city of San Francisco has opportunities for internships with global fashion brands and small start-up companies. Students earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Apparel Design and Merchandising are equipped to engage in a diverse category of jobs within the apparel industry from product development and sourcing to styling and merchandising.