The Fashion, Dress & Merchandising program at WVU is an exciting major in the School of Design & Community Development. Students may choose a track in either Fashion Design or Fashion Merchandising. Our courses are designed to provide the broadest possible view of the fashion industry and all the career opportunities it has to offer. From textile production, product design sourcing and manufacturing to retail merchandising and consumer behavior, we help students appreciate and understand the complexity and dynamism of the modern fashion supply chain. Additionally, we help students look to the future, incorporating technological innovation and discussion of sustainability issues in the industry throughout the curriculum.

Students also complete an internship between their junior and senior year to prepare them for future careers. The internship often takes students to major fashion hubs, such as New York City, Miami, Chicago or Los Angeles…and everywhere in between. In addition to their course work in the Fashion, Dress & Merchandising program, students complete their general education foundations (GEF) courses to fulfill the requirements set forth by WVU. Extra-Curricular opportunities available to students include membership in the Fashion Business Association, study abroad courses, and off-campus study tours.

All data is as of 2020.