Fashion Design & Merchandising

During the 20th century, dressmaking evolved into product development, variety stores gave way to mass merchandisers, and textile production shifted from the use of natural fibers to microfibers. Through it all, the Division of Fashion Design & Merchandising at Texas Woman's University has maintained its reputation for academic, creative and technical excellence by offering first-rate programs in fashion design and fashion merchandising.

Today, we continue our legacy of excellence by offering:

  • Degree programs designed to provide you with the knowledge, skills and professional networks necessary for success in today’s fast-paced global textile and apparel industry.
  • Professional, full-time internships that provide practical experience and networking opportunities in fashion-oriented fields.
  • Laboratories and facilities specially designed to simulate industry standards and conveniently located just north of the Dallas fashion market.
  • Faculty mentors with industry experience and educational background in merchandising, fashion design or textiles who actively teach, publish, present and conduct research on the national and international level.
  • Industry partnerships in the form of field trips, guest speakers and lecturers, design critiques, technique workshops and industry events.

Which program is right for you?

Our undergraduate degrees in fashion design and fashion merchandising emphasize an industry viewpoint, preparing you for a professional career in the global fashion marketplace. Explore individual degree programs by selecting an option from the menu below, or go directly to our Degree Programs page to see an overview of all degrees offered by TWU Fashion Design & Merchandising.


A female designer works on a dress she has designed.

Are you seeking an industry position in fashion design or production? Students in our fashion design programs gain experience designing, developing, and constructing apparel and related products, while learning about product development, apparel construction, fashion sketching, textiles, computer-aided design, pattern making, tailoring, draping, and portfolio and collection development through hands-on projects.


Clothing store with shirts and accessories on display.

Are you seeking a career in fashion or retail management, selling, or buying? Students in our fashion merchandising programs study merchandising, retailing, planning and control, consumer behavior, retail buying, product analysis and fashion promotion through a variety of fashion and business courses that emphasize hands-on experiential learning projects, as well as group and team activities.

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