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Department of Fashion and Design

Lead the fashion industry.

The Lipscomb Fashion program curriculum is designed to prepare students for success in the ever changing fashion industry through transformative experiences. Our three core principles, Sustainability, Philanthropy, and Collaboration, inform and direct planned activities both in and outside of the classroom. With a holistic approach to the design process and an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the business of fashion, we are dedicated to challenging students academically, spiritually, and as global community citizens. 

As a student of Lipscomb Fashion, you have the opportunity to study fashion in the heart of Nashville, the country’s fastest-growing community of independent designers. The culture of our department encourages personal relationships among students, and the Fashion faculty takes personal interest in helping you realize your goals and dreams by tailoring educational content, encouraging personal growth, and connecting you to the industry at large.

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Programs

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
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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
16th

Fashion Merchandising School in the South

3rd

Most Fashion-Forward City in the United States

282

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.