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Fashion Design and Merchandising

Illinois State University

48 months
27069 USD/year
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The Fashion Design and Merchandising program at Illinois State University puts your designs on the runway, connects you with professionals nationwide, teaches courses in all areas of design and merchandising through industry-level Design Studio and Textile Lab facilities, and inspires you with the 2,000 piece Lois Jett Historic Costume Collection.


INTO helps you apply for free to your undergraduate degree. If you meet the programme application requirements (including English language scores) you can benefit from Undergraduate Direct Entry for your desired university. They will assist you with multiple university application. The application does not cost you anything. Another great advantage is that you will receive a Form I-20 to get more easily through the student visa process for the United States.

Why study Fashion Design and Merchandising program at Illinois State University

The Fashion Design and Merchandising major within Family and Consumer Science prepares students for employment in the product development, distribution and retail sectors of the textile and apparel business industries. 

Students study the flow of apparel from production to sales with a focus on apparel design, merchandising, and product development and analysis, as well as business skills that employers find attractive.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Family & Consumer Sciences
  • Apparel Product Development
  • Problem Solving & Research Methods in Family & Consumer Sciences
  • Textiles
  • Fashion Trend & Industry Analysis
  • Professional Leadership in Family & Consumer Sciences 
  •  Advanced Textiles
  • Clothing & Behavior

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • All information is provided as a guide and does not guarantee entry. Admissions decisions are at the discretion of the university.

  • High School Diploma. Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Tuition Fee

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    27069 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27069 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Normal

1100 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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