Apparel Merchandising

Exercise your passion for retail and trend

Behind every good product is a business and a team of creatives. Apparel merchandising at IU prepares you for a creative career in the fashion and product design industry, with courses that explore merchandising through various channels, product development, sourcing, branding, and consumer engagement.

Choose from two dynamic degree paths:

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Shared spaces for merchandising + design

The newly renovated Kirkwood Hall is home to apparel merchandising, comprehensive design, interior design, and fashion design, with some shared space for studio art areas. The 1894 building in the Old Crescent is also home to a unique student technology center Kirkwood Hall 016, a collaborative cutting-edge technological, instructional, and study environment for students.

Center for Innovative Merchandising

As an apparel merchandising student, you will have opportunities to engage with leading edge merchants and industry innovators through the IU Center for Innovative Merchandising.

Learn more about the center
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Sage Fashion Collection

The Sage Fashion Collection serves as a resource for students, professionals, and the public. Its holdings encompass a museum-quality collection spanning more than 250 years, as well as a hands-on study collection used in classrooms and fashion design studios.

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