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Welcome to the

Department of Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design

The Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design Department (TMD) offers two programs leading to the Bachelor of Science degree - one in Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design and the other in Textile Marketing. Students come to this department from far and near to study fashion in a university setting. Program highlights include internships, study abroad, and dual degrees with a "fashion" language (Italian or French). Students in a variety of other majors choose to minor in TMD.

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TMD also offers a Master of Science degree and a post-baccalaureate Certificate in Fashion Merchandising. We have an internationally known faculty, as well as faculty with international connections ranging from England, Iceland, and Greece to China and Honduras.

A unique feature of the department is the Historic Textile and Costume Collection, one of the largest of its kind in the country. Selections from the Collection are featured in the Textile Gallery, located on the first floor of Quinn Hall.

Our graduates enjoy a wide variety of careers throughout the textile and fashion supply chain.


Campus Visits
We regularly host vists from prospective students. Check the schedule at the Admissions page
Spring Splash 2014 was April 11th!
Visit the Textile Gallery in Quinn Hall

Current Exhibit: "The Other White Dress"

The 2014 URI Cotton Summit will be held 22 September

Follow the TMD Department on Facebook

We have a post-baccalaureate Certificate in Fashion Merchandising

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International Study Opportunities

Student Advising Guide

Master Seamstress Program

TMD Advisory Board

Graduates and Careers