Fashion Merchandising and Design Mission, Vision and Goals


We are learner centered, discovery driven and globally engaged program that prepares students with the knowledge and skills needed to become competitive professionals in the fashion industry. We do this through our teaching, scholarship, service, outreach and engagement.


We aspire to be a comprehensive, contemporary and dynamic program that prepares students as professionals for the global fashion industry.


Learner centered

  • Developing outstanding comprehensive education
  • Providing high-quality and accessible student services
  • Developing positive faculty, staff and student relationships

Discovery driven

  • Advancing knowledge and skills through teaching, scholarship, creative works and service

Globally engaged

  • Enhancing students' sense of competence through transformative learning in field experiences, internships, community engagements, field trips and study abroad programs

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