Arkansas

List of Arkansas area schools offering degree programs in fashion design, fashion marketing, fashion merchandising, and more.

Fashion-Schools.org is excited to bring you our 2018 Fashion Merchandising School rankings.

Fashion-Schools.org is excited to bring you our 2018 Fashion Design School rankings. Each year, we compile a list of the top list of the Top Fashion Design Schools and Colleges in the United States.

Our 2016 rankings of the top 10 fashion merchandising schools in the South. 

We define the South as Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas.

For an explanation of our ranking criteria, click here.

1. Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama

Established in 1856, Auburn University is home to a population of 27,287 enrolled in more than 140 degree options across 13 colleges and schools. The College of Human Sciences is home to the Department of Consumer & Design Sciences (CADS), which offers several programs for aspiring fashion merchandisers. 

Our 2016 rankings of the top fashion design schools in the South. 

We define the South as Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas.

For an explanation of our ranking criteria, click here.

1. Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia

Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) was founded in 1978. The school, which is home to more than 12,000 students, offers 40 areas of study and 70-plus minors and certificate programs. With campuses in Savannah, Atlanta, and Hong Kong, SCAD offers a variety of programs for aspiring fashion designers. Offerings include BFA, MA, and MFA degrees in Accessory Design, Fashion, Fibers, and Jewelry. The Fashion BFA, MA and MFA are offered at both the Savannah and Atlanta campuses, and the BFA is also offered at SCAD’s Hong Kong campus. 

Our 2017 rankings of the top 10 fashion merchandising schools in the South. 

We define the South as Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas.

Our 2015 rankings of the top 10 fashion merchandising schools in the South. 

We define the South as Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas.

For an explanation of our ranking criteria, click here.

Our 2015 rankings of the top fashion design schools in the South. 

We define the South as Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas.

For an explanation of our ranking criteria, click here.

Our 2014 rankings of the top 15 fashion merchandising schools in the South. 

We define the South as Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas.

For an explanation of our ranking criteria, click here.

Arkansas

At Fashion-Schools.org we have profiled colleges across the US that offer fashion design and fashion merchandising related programs. Below is a list of profiles of Arkansas colleges:

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

University of Arkansas

University of Arkansas: Apparel Studies
Fayetteville, Arkansas
School of Human Environmental Sciences

The Apparel Studies program at the University of Arkansas is one of the few programs that integrates both product development and merchandisng in the same degree.  This approach gives the students the ability to see the apparel industry as a whole entity and not just through a design or a merchandising view. A bachelor's degree emphasizing Apparel Studies opens the door for your career in fashion merchandising, product development, brand management, quality assurance and general clothing and textiles. The Apparel Studies faculty routinely schedule guest lecturers from the apparel and textile industries to give you professional insight into today's career fields. Senior level coursework also includes real world project experience from supporting apparel companies. This supplements a dynamic academic program that includes coursework in science, marketing, social science and liberal arts, as well as human environmental sciences and specialized areas of business and art.

Each day we receive emails from aspiring fashion designers asking us for advice as to which fashion design schools are the “best” in the US, a given state, or in a particular area of the country.  As such advice is difficult to provide on an individual basis, we have instead created this list of the Top 15 Fashion School Programs in the South. For the record, we define the South as Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas. 

Harding University

Harding University: Fashion Merchandising/ Interiors Merchandising.
Searcy, Arkansas
Family and Consumer Sciences Department

The fashion merchandising/interiors merchandising programs at Harding University are structured to give Christian students the skills and knowledge they need to take leadership roles in the merchandising industry. Graduates are trained to provide effective design service at their place of work, while helping companies achieve their merchandising objectives and goals. The fashion department uses the latest teaching methods in conjunction with hands on experience to create the most effective learning environment possible in fashion and interiors merchandising.

Arkansas

Overview

The fashion industry in Arkansas is growing, so there’s no better time than now to become a part of the scene. Several things happened in Arkansas over the past several years that changed the way outsiders may look at the fashion scene here. For starters, Little Rock Fashion Week launched in 2009. Since then, this fashion extravaganza has become one of the fastest growing fashion weeks in America. The event is now a major avenue for emerging designers and models to showcase their talents and build their brands. Next, several health agencies have selected Arkansas as a place to spread their message. Easter Seals, for example, sponsored a fashion show to benefit the organization.