Top 25In the World
#6 In USAFashion School
#5 In USAFashion Graduate Program

At the School of Fashion, design and merchandising majors showcase their talent and innovation in real-world settings. This energized atmosphere has earned the school a consistent ranking among the best fashion programs nationally and globally. Students are required to complete both an approved internship and study-away experience before graduating, and more than 3,000 alumni can be found throughout the industry working for the world’s most recognized brands.

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60+ scholarship opportunities available for current freshmen through senior-level students in design and merchandising. View our entire list of scholarships and criteria!

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  • Fashion/Tech Hackathon

    Fashion/Tech Hackathon

    The annual Fashion/Tech Hackathon is a dynamic, cross-circular event allowing teams of students from all across the U.S. and Canada, to learn new skills and create innovative technology that will help define the future of fashion.

  • Annual Fashion Show

    Annual Fashion Show

    Watch Fashion Show 2.0, a completely virtual showcase highlighting the creativity, craftsmanship and resiliency of our seniors! The show embodies an eclectic assortment of styles, materials and concepts. It offers a bright, fast-paced, revealing look at each student's unique, personal style, creativity and inspiration. You can watch the show on the  Kent State Fashion YouTube Channel.



  • Summer Fashion Academy

    Summer Fashion Academy

    The 2021 Summer Fashion Academy has been canceled due to COVID-19.

    The academy is a one-week program that introduces high school students to key areas in fashion design and merchandising. The Summer Fashion Academy will allow creative, motivated teens to explore their passion for fashion in a pre-college, summer residence program. Our mission is to inspire creative and resourceful fashion leaders.

    Learn more about the Academy