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The Fashion Industry in Texas

This program includes pre-program orientation meetings on the Texas State University campus in the summer 2022 semester. This program will meet for class on the Texas State University campus during the 2022 summer semester, and will also include nine days of field trip to study fashion merchandising in Dallas, San Antonio, and Austin, Texas in July 2022. 


Summer 2022 Term: July 5 - August 5, 2022

Program Travel: July 26 - July 30, 2022

Course Meetings: July 7, 2022

Orientation Meetings:

  • July 5, 2022

Required: Five days of field trips to Dallas, San Antonio, and Austin, Texas

What Students Will Learn

Students will benefit from real experience and practice concepts that are relevant to their Fashion Merchandising degree. Students will get an in-depth look at the fashion industry, learn from industry professionals, and most importantly witness how this multifaceted industry offers exciting opportunities within merchandising, design, wholesale, styling, trend and retail analytics within the state of Texas. This course also give students the opportunity to build upon future partnerships and mentoring relationships, and travel if they otherwise haven't previously.

Admission is selective, and space is limited.

Course Options

FM 4320 The Fashion Merchandising Industry in Texas CRN 52211

Important:  To ensure your place in this program, you must complete the program application and then receive approval from Ms. Malone.

Tuition and Program Fee

3 Hours (1 Course) Undergraduate $922.08


The additional program fee includes lodging, group meals, entrance fees, and on-site transportation: $915

Important Note: Airfare, meals, and personal expenses are not included in the Program Fee. 

The course tuition and program fee is billed and paid through SBS Billing and Payment.


All university policies regarding installments, course drops, and refunds apply to all billed and paid tuition and program fees.

Important COVID-19 Information

All participants in Texas State Study in America programs adhere to the health guidelines in the Texas State University Roadmap, including the Health and Safety Measures and Student Roadmap page. The guidelines provided for protecting health and safety on campus also apply to field locations and travel in this Study in America program.

The field/travel portion of the program is subject to change and/or cancellation. If the field portion of the program is canceled, Study in America, in collaboration with the academic departments and program providers, will make every effort to develop online, virtual field experiences as alternatives to the field/travel experiences. If instruction continues with virtual field experiences, Texas State Study in America will refund or discount the additional program fee (not course tuition).

Texas State will not be able to provide refunds for canceled airline tickets, nor purchase new return airline tickets, should students be required to return home earlier than originally planned. Students are strongly encouraged to purchase flexible and fully refundable tickets as well as Cancellation For Any Reason (CFAR) travel insurance.

Applying to the Program

  1. Complete and submit the program application
  2. Complete and submit the Approval Request to Travel during an Ongoing Pandemic form immediately after submitting the program application
  3. Receive approval from Ms. Malone and the Office of Distance and Extended Learning
  4. Register for your program's courses

Registering for Courses

Once approved and after submitting the required information, register for your course through the Student Information System/CatsWeb during the regular university registration period.

For more information about the content of the program, please contact Maloree Malone.

For questions about applying/registering, please contact the Office of Distance and Extended Learning.