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Study in one of the fastest growing fashion hubs in the U.S.

Top 10 program for fashion design in the South (2017,
Recognized as one of the top 20 fashion merchandising private programs in the United States (2018,


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Victoria Shields
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Already known as a leader in the music and healthcare industries, Nashville is quickly emerging as a hub for technology and a home for aspiring creatives and entrepreneurs. With the growth of Nashville students have unrivaled access to established fashion businesses in the city and is one of the most exciting markets to intern and pursue a career as an alum.

The Fashion Design and Merchandising BFA programs prepare students to compete successfully in the demanding fashion industry through the practical skills and experiential learning they have gained in our well-rounded program that intertwines design, business and the latest technologies. Graduates use their advanced skills with fortune 500 companies including, but not limited to, VF Corporation, Disney Parks and Resorts, Hanesbrands, Inc., Dollar General and Tractor Supply.

Collaborations are at the core of the fashion program. The fashion program has partnered with organizations ranging from GiGi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Center to Eastman Chemical Company, Atelier & Repairs, New Dialect Dance Company and Olah, Inc.


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Upon completion of the Fashion Design and Merchandising programs, graduates will:

  • Demonstrate an advanced skill level of design that meets professional standards in the fashion industry and specialized markets
  • Attain knowledge of design and how it correlates to successfully producing a quality product to the end consumer
  • Proficiently communicate their ideas through a full range of written, verbal and technological skills
  • Execute decisions in the fashion industry using design thinking to analyze, conceptualize and solve problems
  • Acquire the business acumen necessary to compete in the global world of fashion