B.A. On Campus

Fashion Design and Merchandising

Wayne State University

48 months
29754 USD/year
29754 USD/year
13922 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Fashion Design and Merchandising program from Wayne State University offers a professional concentration in the fields of Fashion Design and  Fashion Merchandising.


The curriculum in the Fashion Design and Merchandising program at Wayne State University enables student development in conceptual and technical aspects of clothing design from material testing and ideation to finished garment. Studios and labs are well-equipped to provide students the space and tools necessary to explore materials and forms that fulfill their design goals. 

The Fashion Merchandising option promotes understanding and practical skills related to the buying and selling of fashion products and their development. Instructors bring a range of professional experience to program courses and are active participants in creative fields. 

Guest lecturers share relevant experience with students and offer networking, internship, and other opportunities in design, fashion journalism, and styling, among other career paths.


  • To provide interdisciplinary training that combines skills in fine arts and design with technical training in Apparel Design and Fashion Merchandising fields.
  • To address aesthetic, behavioral, historic, cultural, and marketing aspects of Apparel Design and Fashion Merchandising.
  • To promote professional practices including portfolio development to prepare students for careers in the fashion industry.
  • To engage in critical dialogue about the role of fashion in contemporary culture.
  • To challenge students to consider how they might respond to and positively impact the world of fashion.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Textiles
  • Fashion Design: Basic Construction
  • Clothing and Culture
  • Textile Performance Analysis
  • Fashion Design: Advanced Construction

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • High school or secondary school academic perfomance
  • ACT or SAT score (required for automatic merit scholarship consideration by Undergraduate Admissions
  • Rigor of high school curriculum
  • Meeting Wayne State's English proficiency requirements
  • Any other supporting documentation requested

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29754 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29754 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    29754 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29754 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    13922 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13922 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Detroit

1050 - 1770 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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