O’More School of Design at Belmont University’s Fashion Merchandising Program was recently named as one of the Top 20 Private Fashion Merchandising Programs in the U.S. by fashion-schools.org. The program continues to be the only Tennessee fashion program in the national rankings.
Currently undergoing transition, O’More will begin its time on Belmont’s campus in the Fall. Courses in the BFA Fashion Design and Merchandising programs including textiles, fashion forecasting, digital design, portfolio development, entrepreneurship, marketing and technical design. In addition to completing industry-specific classes, senior students present their fashion theses to industry professionals and for select projects, at the annual Fashion Show.
Director of the O’More School of Design Shari Fox said, “This has been a season of exciting news for O’More. Our move to Belmont University places us firmly in the middle of the burgeoning Nashville fashion industry, and these recent rankings mark us as the premier fashion school for the entire region. We are educating the future leaders of the fashion industry right here at O’More.”
“The O’More College of Design is a wonderful addition to the creative community within Belmont’s College of Visual and Performing Arts,” said Dr. Stephen Eaves, Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts. “The Fashion Merchandising program’s Top 20 rating, and being the only rated program in the state of Tennessee, is just another example of the excellence all our students are encouraged to achieve. We celebrate this accomplishment and know that others will follow.
Fashion design and merchandising alumni are employed with companies that include Fossil, Disney Parks and Resorts, Fruit of the Loom, Natural Life, Hanes, Inc., Ballet Memphis, Carter’s-OshKosh B’gosh, Dillard’s, Inc., Dollar General, Kirklands, Guess, Inc., ABLE, Genesco, Inc., Tractor Supply, Taos Footwear, Ulta Beauty and VF Corporation, among others.
The School also offers programs in Interior Design.
For a complete listing of the ranking, click here.
*Belmont’s O’More School of Design has received preliminary approval from the University’s regional accreditor (SACSCOC), and full approval is anticipated by the end of the year.*