Build on your creativity while laying a foundation in technology and business with the Bachelor of Science degree in Textiles and Clothing in Business at the University of Central Missouri. Our unique undergraduate program prepares you for a variety of careers in fashion, including buying, product development, marketing, entrepreneurship and more.
Fashion majors at UCM appreciate our location’s proximity to Kansas City, a growing fashion hub. When it comes to merchandising and fashion design schools, UCM’s flexible learning options and focus on sustainability offer you one of the best educations available.
On campus or online classes from UCM
What is fashion merchandising? Find out via face-to-face instruction or 100% online classes for flexible options not available at all merchandising, business and fashion design colleges.
AAFCS-accredited degree program
95% placement in careers in fashion
Fashion study abroad opportunities
Well-established bachelor’s program
Sell designs in our student-run store
Use 3D-Printing Technology
Our focus on broad study in the fashion industry empowers you to express your creativity, while also fine-tuning practical applications translating to various careers in fashion. For instance:
Unlike many merchandising and fashion design colleges, our Fashion program also focuses on modern and emerging topics in fashion, including sustainability, ethics, branding and technology. Sustainability for Consumer Products is just one example of a course you won’t find at other merchandising and fashion design schools. We also offer Branding and Fashion Technology, which focuses on how to use social media, algorithms and search engine optimization (SEO) as they relate to careers in fashion.
The University of Central Missouri sets itself apart from many merchandising and fashion design schools by offering a personalized, hands-on education for undergraduate students earning bachelor’s degrees in Fashion.
Fashion majors at the University of Central Missouri graduate with a strong grasp of the business skills needed to launch many careers in fashion. UCM alumni of the undergraduate program work at companies such as:
Other graduates with bachelor’s degrees in Fashion from UCM have started their own companies, such as Ivory and Lace, MKT Clothing Co., The Babe Standard and Pink Boss Network.
Outlook on jobs and salaries in fashion
95% of Fashion majors start their careers in fashion within six months of graduation. Explore your opportunities, including salary potential and job outlooks, using the interactive tool below.
Among merchandising and fashion design schools, the University of Central Missouri stands above the rest in terms of affordability. UCM offers a variety of resources to help finance your education, including university-wide scholarships that many fashion design colleges can’t offer.
We also designate the following scholarships specifically for undergraduate students earning undergraduate degrees in Fashion:
You can learn more about program-specific scholarships at the UCM Scholarship Finder.
Take your degree further.
Enhance your education with graduate programs here at UCM.
Make yourself more marketable.
The following minors and undergraduate certificates increase the value of UCM degrees in Fashion.
Explore programs related to fashion.
If you’d like to explore options similar to degrees in Fashion, consider the following undergraduate programs at UCM:
As a student, you obtain knowledge in the classroom and then apply it in real-world projects. Final results of projects are similar to work done in the industry. You will create a digital product line, digital portfolio, store visual plans, social media materials, and other projects using updated software and technology, just like the professionals use. You will have access to WGSN, the top trend forecasting service used by Fortune 500 companies, for trend research, as well as to the newest garment designs, prints, and colors for product development. In addition, you will have access to sewing and embroidery machines, 3D printers, die cutting machines, a computer lab, visual merchandising equipment, and store and product design software.
The fashion program is accredited by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, which holds us accountable for high standards and updated curriculum.
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