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Design & Merchandising students develop an appreciation for style and product quality, learn to communicate verbally and visually about design, and gain the business knowledge and skills required to promote an aesthetically grounded point of view in the marketplace.

From their first to their last days as Design & Merchandising majors, students enhance their educational and professional development by participating in field trips and activities in Philadelphia, New York and across the world. Our program's very active guest speaker program is an integral part of student learning and offers students an opportunity to network with industry leaders early in their college careers.

Major and Sequence Sheets

The following plans of study are linked to the Course Catalog and are for review purposes only. Several factors influence the sequencing of those courses including: transfer credits, AP credits, academic year entering the program and programmatic changes. Students should refer to their individualized DegreeWorks account and consult with their Academic Advisor to ensure they meet all degree requirements in a timely manner.

Design and Merchandising Curriculum

Click here to access DegreeWorks.

Academic Advisors can be reached at the Westphal College Office of Student Services

Featured Student Project

DM MAG 2016

Recent News

Drexel in Iceland

Apr 24, 2017


Iceland has harnessed the business of design to create a strong and sustainable economy leading to a recovery from the economic downturn of 2008. Earlier this year, twenty-two students from across the University along with Design & Merchandising Professors Anne Cecil and Alphonso McClendon visited Reykjavik, Iceland and participated in Design Talks and the Reykjavik Fashion Festival, all part of Iceland’s weeklong Design March festival. 

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D&M Store Windows

Apr 24, 2017

Last term Design & Merchandising students partnered with SEAMAAC, an organization whose mission is to support immigrants, refugees, and their families as they seek access to opportunities that will advance the condition of their lives in the United States. 

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