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Department of Fashion and Design

Lead the fashion industry.

Fashion isn’t just about individual style. It’s about how you can help others. At Lipscomb’s Department of Fashion & Design, we focus on inspiration, creation and renovation as a means to serve others. We train the next generation of designers, managers and merchandisers to change the world. Our personal, faith-focused community will help you live out your potential. Receive quality materials and tools, connections with the Nashville retail community, access to our historic archive featuring pieces from the world-renowned designer Halston, and much more that will equip you for success in this highly competitive industry.

Study fashion in the heart of Nashville, the country’s fastest growing hub for fashion. Third only to New York and Los Angeles, Nashville has the highest concentration of fashion companies per capita. At Lipscomb, you’ll be right in the center of all the action surrounded by Nashville’s inspiring and diverse neighborhoods. Here, you will learn to communicate your ideas, bring forth your unique vision and have a lasting influence on this industry.

Lipscomb University Fashion Department

Fashion Design

Fashion Design

Receive an educational experience that prepares you for success. Our fashion design program places a strong emphasis on textiles, whether for apparel or interior design. With in-depth knowledge and skills, and the personal growth that comes with a faith-based community, you’ll graduate ready to make a difference in the industry. Study clothing construction, textile chemistry, pattern design and fundamentals of fashion for today’s consumers.

About Fashion & Design
Halston Collection

Fashion & Interior Merchandising

As a student in our Fashion Merchandising program, you will experience an interdisciplinary approach which includes design and business. You will receive training in all areas of the fashion and apparel industry, including selection, design, construction, dress history, current trends, manufacturing, and retail merchandising along with necessary business skills to succeed. Choose from our corporate and entrepreneurial tracks.

About Fashion & Interior Merchandising

Fashion Merchandising School in the South


Most Fashion-Forward City in the United States


Fashion Designers in Nashville earning $30 hourly

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Internships & Interdisciplinary Studies

Our internship requirement helps you get connected and provides you with essential experience in the industry. You can also work hands-on with events in the College of Entertainment and the Arts, providing you with great opportunities to develop contacts or to fill your portfolio with creative projects.

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Career Opportunities

There are endless possibilities when it comes to careers in the fashion industry, but here are some of the most common routes our graduates take: clothing pattern maker, fashion sales representative, costume designer, fashion editor, fashion buyer or an apparel business owner.