Departments & Programs

Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design


The Department of Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design (AMID) consists of programs that examine consumer-oriented and aesthetic components of the near environment. The two B.S. degrees—in Apparel Merchandising and in Interior Design—integrate knowledge from the arts and the physical, social, and business sciences with behavioral and technical studies in textiles, apparel, furniture, and interior design. In the apparel merchandising program, students are exposed to every aspect of the retail cycle, allowing them to develop their creative and analytical skills into a progressive retail perspective. The interior design program is a CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation) accredited program that addresses the multidisciplinary design process used in the creation of interior space. The Fashion Design Certificate explores the fashion arts in a studio environment.

The Department of Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design is home to The Elizabeth Sage Historic Costume Collection, which consists of more than 24,000 objects of women's, men's, and children's clothing, dating from the late eighteenth century to the present day. The Sage Collection is used in the study of the history and preservation of costume and textiles.

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Contact Information

Apparel Merchandizing and Interior Design
Indiana University
#233, Memorial Hall East
Bloomington, IN 47405

(812) 855-5223
amid [at] indiana [dot] edu