May 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Department of Interior Design and Merchandising

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Amanda Muhammad, Chair

The Department of Interior Design and Merchandising (IDMR) consists of two distinct disciplines: interior design and fashion merchandising and consumer studies. Within these two disciplines are offered undergraduate degrees and minor programs of study. Students in these programs experience working with industry professionals through community development projects, student organization activities, and the professional internship. IDMR facilities contain a number of physical resources to enhance student learning experiences. These resources include a textile lab, resource room, and hand process and computer-aided design labs. 

Interior Design Program Purpose - Unit Mission

Our shared value of design for human needs provides a common purpose connecting the practice of interior design to the consequential issues of society (e.g., environmental degradation, human health and well-being, cultural diversity, social justice, and sustainable community). As such, the program is a catalyst for fostering connections with communities while preparing students for assuming diverse roles in professional practice. The mission of the ECU interior design program is to prepare students to be creative problem-solvers with a strong sense of social responsibility. Our program integrates aesthetics and creativity with technology and an interdisciplinary knowledge base in addressing the human condition in interior environments.

Merchandising Program Purpose - Unit Mission

The program is designed to prepare students in all areas of merchandising professional skills and knowledge to contribute to the profession in apparel and textile related industries. This includes, critical thinking, analytical problem solving, leadership, global readiness, and merchandising competency in the core body of industry knowledge. The mission of the ECU merchandising program is to prepare students to be critical thinkers and leaders with merchandising competencies in products, consumers, marketing, globalization and apparel industry. 





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