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As an interior design or fashion merchandising major, you will have unique opportunities to gain first-hand professional experiences in some of the most important cities in the industry — Paris, London, Florence and New York City. From semester study abroad and departmental travel programs to international internship opportunities, you can merge real-world experience with an international education.

Choose from specializations in interior design or fashion merchandising and a minor in architectural lighting design.

Interior design majors develop fundamental skills in the principles and elements of design, drafting, concept development and visual presentation skills. Fashion merchandising majors develop skills in buying, product development, apparel production, fibers and fabrics, computer-aided design, quality assessment and control. Architectural lighting design minors strengthen their studio design knowledge and gain hands-on lighting experience.


When you study interior design or fashion merchandising at TCU, you get the highest quality artistic education in a liberal arts environment.


You’ll develop your analytical thinking, clarity in written and spoken expression, collaboration and creativity to adapt to whatever the future might bring and elevate your talent, intelligence and values.

Choose from the following undergraduate courses of study:

Areas of Study

In addition to TCU’s semester, summer and short-term programs, interior design and fashion merchandising students explore the world through global courses.

Study Abroad

At TCU, you’ll grow intellectually and personally, and you’ll also gain professional knowledge and skills for a successful career. Interior design and fashion merchandising students are required to complete an internship.


Job placement for graduates in the Department of Interior Design and Fashion Merchandising is high because all interior design and fashion merchandising majors complete internships before graduation.

Career Preparation