Textiles, Merchandising, Fashion Design

Merchandising Option

The merchandising program option emphasizes textiles, basic design and fashion theory, as well as basic skills and techniques in production and distribution of textiles and apparel. You will also complete a business minor through the College of Business to help you prepare for careers in product development, promotion, visual merchandising and the buying and selling of textiles and apparel products.

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Program Features

Hands-On Experience

Gain practical experience through an internship. Students have completed internships with organizations such as Soybu Active Fashion Group, Home Shopping Network and The Buckle.


Prepare for a career in a technology-dominated workplace by gaining experience with state-of-the-art industry software, including inventory control information systems, spreadsheet analysis and 3D Visual Merchant.

Professional Guidance

Expand your professional network by engaging with industry professionals on the Professional Advisory Council.

Global Experiences

Explore culture, design and fashion in Germany or gain insights into the apparel industry and fashion design in Korea during faculty-led global experiences.

Notable Courses

TMFD 112: Product Development I: Garment Assembly

Technical experience in stitch applications, garment construction and finishes and fundamental fit. Experiences in diverse disciplines within the department and their relation to global industries.

TMFD 145: Color Studio: Theory and Practice

Explore color concepts in two- and three-dimensional formats. Emphasis on applications to visual merchandising, product development and fashion design.

TMFD 314: Textile and Apparel Merchandising and Promotion

Store and non-store visual merchandising and promotion for textiles and apparel. Includes strategies for branding and target market in both real and virtual platforms.

TMFD 406: Textile Testing and Evaluation

Physical and chemical analysis of textiles using standard testing procedures. The calculation, interpretation and evaluation of test results.

TMFD 410: Body, Dress and Identity

Theories and research findings about the social, cultural and psychological aspects of clothing and appearance in relation to the self and others.

ACCT 200: Accounting for Business Decisions

This course is designed to introduce financial and managerial accounting concepts to students who are not business majors but who will use such information in future careers.

Huskers Do Big Things


  • Vera Wang
  • Target
  • Sassi's Bridal
  • The Buckle


  • Owner/Operator, Stella Boutique
  • Management Trainee, Abercrombie & Fitch Co.
  • Assistant Buyer, Saks Fifth Avenue
  • Merchandising Manager, J.Crew Corporate
  • Assistant Technical Designer, Tomboy, Inc.

Graduate Schools

  • M.A., Apparel Design, Nebraska
  • M.S. Textile Science, Nebraska
  • MBA@Nebraska

Have Questions? We're Here to Help

If you have questions about the Merchandising option within the Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design major, contact us.

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