Fashion Merchandising and Apparel Design Program

You can learn the technical, management, scientific and creative skills necessary to launch your own clothing line – and bring your product to millions.

At Georgia Southern, our students explore the process of taking raw materials to finished products in the Fashion Merchandising and Apparel Design degree program. You learn how to produce everything from jewelry to cosmetics to furniture. You also learn how to work with consumers. All of these skills are developed through coursework that focuses on research and development, styling and design, production, and marketing.

Experience a broad liberal education with a focus on diverse career outcomes in areas such as textiles, apparel production and fashion industries. You receive specialized training in:

  •       fashion illustration;
  •       pattern making;
  •       draping design;
  •       manual and computer aided design;
  •       fashion buying; and
  •       promotion and selling fashion items.

Instruction exposes our students to field experiences, internships and study tours to both the Atlanta and New York fashion markets, giving you a well-rounded education.

For more information, contact the program coordinator: Dr. Beth Myers at

Georgia Southern University’s Fashion Merchandising and Apparel Design Program has been named one of the top fashion merchandising schools in the United States by In a review that looked at more than 200 institutions – and their academics, admissions, programs, faculty and other criteria – Georgia Southern ranked among the top 25 percent in the nation, and made the top schools list at 49. Georgia Southern has also ranked ninth on the list of “Top 15 Fashion Schools in the South.”

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