The mission of the fashion department is to provide students with an environment in which they can develop and nurture creativity, gain aesthetic, intellectual, and professional competence in both the knowledge and skills of the fashion field and cultivate a humanistic and ethical understanding of fashion as a business and as an art form.
The fashion program offers major and minor programs in fashion design and fashion merchandising.
Fashion students can also study abroad in all three major European fashion capitals with programs at the Paris American Academy, Milan’s Instituto di Moda Burgo, and Dominican University’s semester in London. In collaboration with Kent State’s NYC Studio, fashion majors have the opportunity to study and complete an internship, for a semester or a summer session, in New York City.
ProgramsUndergraduate ProgramsUndergraduate Minor
CoursesFashion Design and MerchandisingIndependent Undergraduate Research or Creative Investigation
Introductory, Intermediate, Advanced, Senior Thesis Independent Research or Creative Investigation is a course in which students collaborate with faculty mentors on an ongoing faculty research project or conduct an independent project under the guidance of a faculty member. This directed undergraduate research or creative investigation culminates in a conference presentation, journal article, or other creative/scholarly project.