Southern Illinois University - Fashion Design

Glow-up Your Wardrobe


Fashion changes at a moment's notice.

Let our fast-paced Fashion Design & Merchandising program prepare you for a career in the fashion industry. Our three specializations help you define your career goals as you manage multiple projects and deadlines.

You’ll showcase your final collection in a professional-quality senior fashion show!

Design Your Future at SIU

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We are the only public university in Illinois that offers a Bachelor of Science in Fashion Design & Merchandising with the ability to gain one or more specializations in:

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“SIU’s fashion department is made up of faculty with experience making clothes. The ability to do everything from sketching to pattern-drafting to constructing and tailoring is a skill set a surprising number of people in the industry lack. I am able to do what I do, because of SIU’s well-rounded program.”
-Emily Harris, alumna 2008
Indie designer

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