We prepare you for a career in retail, residential interior design, and the manufacturing industry. Our expertise ranges from merchandising and interior design to polymer, fiber, and textile science. We offer a variety of experiential learning experiences including internships, education abroad, research, and service learning.

Why choose Textiles, Merchandising, and Interiors?

We have many specialties to choose from:

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Get a leg up on all the latest trends and designs. Intern with retailers, manufacturers, showrooms, design houses, and fashion magazines locally, across the U.S. and abroad. Internships often lead to professional careers within companies that students have interned with.

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Experiential Learning

Acquire skills and knowledge outside of the classroom with experiential learning. Service-learning, field trips, and many class projects will engage you with the community and industry professionals, adding to your educational experience.

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Education Abroad

Stand out to future employers! We offer education abroad and domestic study tours to Ghana, China, Italy, and New York.  You may also choose to study in London and intern in the fashion industry or interior design.

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Research Opportunities

Become part of the cutting edge of new technology in the textile industry. Perform research and testing in state-of-the-art labs; where you will be mentored by professors who are experts in their field.

Graduate Success

Our graduates receive top-notch education and experience so they can excel as leaders in their careers. Here's what some of them are up to:

  • Alexander Jones, Materials/NVH Engineer with Hayashi Telempu North America in Plymouth, MI
  • Brittany Reef, Founder/CEO of Swenslie & Shelda, Inc., a sewing cooperative in Haiti
  • Clarissa Esguerra, Assistant Curator, LACMA, Los Angeles, CA
  • Beth Weigle, Lecturer-Fashion Merchandising, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

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