Department of Merchandising and Fashion Design

Student Opportunities and Services

Student organizations

As a student in fashion, you are welcome to join any of the many active student organizations in the department. In addition to great student organizations, the department hosts a variety of programs that showcase your talent and services to develop your skills.

Association of Fashion and Design

As a student-run organization, Association of Fashion and Design brings together fashion design and fashion merchandising majors. Collaboration like this between all these creative and strategic thinkers results in events like the MSU Fashion Show, design and merchandising competitions, and Dallas Career Day. aFAD also hosts regular meetings each month.

Missouri State Fashion Show

The MSU Fashion Show, held each spring, is a pinnacle event featuring both senior collections and original designs from the FID program. More than 1,000 guests attend this annual event at the Springfield Expo Center. VIP invitees are offered exclusive incentives, like a behind-the-scenes look prior to the show, and are invited to browse vendor booths and network.

Career Center

You can learn more about career and internship opportunities in these creative areas through the Career Center located in the College of Business in Glass Hall.

Study away

Study fashion in Paris, or take architectural and historical tours of China, Italy or Greece! These are opportunities of a lifetime, and the merchandising and fashion design department tries to offer at least one study tour each year to various European and domestic locations. Read more about our department’s study away program.

Project Puppy Fashion Show


FID Students show off their designs to each other

Fashion Show