Department of Merchandising and Fashion Design

Facilities and Resources

Park Central Office Building and Glass Hall

Equipped and up-to-date classrooms and the University’s wireless network affords additional flexibility and mobility to all fashion students studying within both Park Central Office Building (downtown) and Glass Hall (main campus). Offices in Glass Hall include the Career Center.

Glass Hall

Glass Hall, David D

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Address: 851 S John Q Hammons Pkwy
Springfield, MO, 65897

Building abbreviation: GLAS


Park Central Office Building

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Address: 117 Park Central Square
Springfield, MO, 65897

Building abbreviation: PCOB

Designing your business success

As a program of the College of Business, fashion students benefit from the use of the college’s resources. The College of Business is an area leader in business education with courses and career counseling to help you excel, whether you plan to work for an agency or begin your own company.


Cutting edge in fashion

If you are pursuing a degree in Fashion Merchandising and Design, you will be responsible for completing faculty-supervised projects in the department’s garment construction laboratories.

Students also benefit from the recent addition of Kaledo design software in the state-of-the-art FID computer labs. Kaledo is used by many design houses and increases efficiency in the design process. The software makes design easier by bringing together your fabric, design concepts, and style choices in the system. You can visualize how each element works together and how your changes will be reflected in the collection.

FID Students enjoy the benefits of a diverse and large library

Modern tools and devices aid FID students in their studies

State of the art computer labs keep students ahead of the curve.