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. AMID offers three degree objectives: Apparel Merchandising B.S., Interior Design B.S., and Fashion Design B.A. These programs 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 program explores the art, process, and product of fashion design within a cultural context.

The IU Center for Art + Design (IUCA+D) is a new addition to the Department of Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design. A unique collaborative initiative of Indiana University and the Columbus, Indiana community, IUCA+D was created to develop and promote the comprehensive integration of art and design. Our mission is to relocate art and design from the periphery of human experience to its center. In this educational model, we teach people to work at the intersection of multiple forms of design practice and to bring design and design thinking to institutions and businesses within the city.

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 Merchandising and Interior Design
Indiana University
Memorial Hall East 226
Bloomington, IN 47405-7005

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