Department of Merchandising and Fashion Design


Fashion Merchandising and Management student Michaela Lee discusses the benefits of being part of the College of Business

Designing, a most unique career path

As a Merchandising, Fashion and Design major, you will be prepared to lead in one of the most unique professional careers:

  • Develop creative, analytical, technical and innovative abilities
  • Apply the latest in industry-based technology to clothing design and production
  • Gain a global perspective, with a focus on both design and business

Get creative in a diverse environment

Through the Missouri State MFD programs, you will experience a culturally diverse environment and a department proud to offer programs leading to your success. You will be prepared to excel in a number of situations, and be able to provide creative leadership.

In a supportive, hands-on environment, you will learn about culture, art, theory, and process and product development in a program specially designed for you.

A fashion degree from Missouri State University provides you with the tools to be a creative, passionate, diverse and socially responsible professional.

An education in Merchandising, Fashion and Design offers you a wide array of career opportunities. Positions range from historic preservation, merchandising specialist, to owning a design firm.

The Department of Merchandising and Fashion Design is a member of the College of Business.

Spring 2016 Fashion Show Information

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The Merchandising and Fashion Design Department will be hosting their first annual Senior Showcase on May 12, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Old Glass Place.  The evening will start off with live mannequin modeling featuring underclassmen original designs from Draping, Flat Pattern and Design Challenges; as well as showcasing Merchandising Seniors through course displays of accomplishments from Product Development, Visual Merchandising, Merchandise Planning, and Entrepreneurship during Social Hour from 6-7 PM.  The runway show from 7-8 PM will showcase fashion collections from 15 senior collection designers.  Each designer will be featured on the runway as they reveal their five to seven original collection looks. We invite you to join the Fashion Department for an evening of fun and glamour to honor our 2016 graduating seniors.