Fashion Design & Merchandising

The Ohio Board of Regents has endorsed the Fashion School as a "Center of Excellence" at Kent State University and in the State of Ohio. As a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), we are also recognized as one of the top Fashion Schools in the United States. We aspire to be the best American fashion school, by providing a comprehensive American university experience, a forward looking and rigorous curriculum in fashion, an aggressive approach to the use of digital technologies, and access to a broad range of international and study away experiences.

The Fashion School also has its own satellite campus in New York City, a campus in Florence Italy, and a partnership with the Paris American Academy in France, in which our students can take courses near Luxembourg Gardens. These programs extend the experience of our undergraduates as well as the School of Fashion's recognition on a national and international level.