Design and Merchandising About Our Department Designing for the Human Experience
Our programs share a common focus on thoughtful design, business practices, and the needs of the client. These programs lead to exciting professional careers and are not found in any other four-year university program in Colorado.
Design and Merchandising Our Mission
The Department of Design and Merchandising’s mission is to achieve excellence in education and scholarship through community engagement, industry collaboration, creative exploration, and scientific inquiry. As a department, we are committed to advancing and fostering understanding of socially responsible conceptualization, design, adoption, and evaluation of processes, products, and environments that responsively enhance the human experience.
Get Involved Student Organizations and Involvement
Build your leadership skills and make connections to the industry in the Design and Merchandising graduate and undergraduate student organizations.
Gallery Spaces Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising
Located in the University Center for the Arts complex, the Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising houses CSU’s historic textiles and clothing collection. Under the umbrella of the Avenir Museum are four gallery spaces, three within the museum building, and the Gustafson Gallery, located on the third floor of the Gifford Building. The Gustafson Gallery features rotating exhibits of student and faculty work.