Juren Sullivan Center for Fashion Management

Welcome to the Juren Sullivan Center for Fashion Management at the University of the Incarnate Word. One of five departments in the School of Media and Design, the Fashion Management department prepares students with technical and creative skills and industry insight for a world of career opportunities in the fashion business.


Students seeking a future in fashion – whether as designers, marketers, production managers, forecasters or professionals who fuel and move the fashion industry forward - prepare for success today at UIW. Through a combination of theoretical, historical, contextual and design courses, learners become fluent in the significance and evolving nature of fashion, as well as in the practical techniques of design and the business of merchandising, marketing and management.

Fashion students learn from faculty members who are scholars and industry experts. Working closely with students in small classes, they help them hone their techniques and approaches to design and business. As advisors, faculty guide them through their degree program, supporting their academic journeys.

The department also offers immersive opportunities to learn more about this fast-changing and innovative industry, whether in San Antonio or abroad through the Sister School for Fashion program that introduces students to global trends, practices and the international fashion community.

Throughout their years of study, students have many opportunities to connect with their peers and begin developing key industry contacts.


Bachelor of Science in Fashion Management

The Fashion department offers an industry-driven professional degree preparing students with the scholarly, cultural and practical education they need to enter the workforce upon graduation. Students can further tailor their education by selecting from two specializations:

  • B.S. in Fashion Management with a concentration in Merchandising
  • B.S. in Fashion Management with a concentration in Apparel Production and Design

B.S. in Fashion Management

Fashion Management Program’s Mission Statement.

The mission of the Fashion Management Program is to educate students to become socially responsible, ethical and global professionals within the fashion industry based upon Judeo-Christian values.

Fashion Management Program Goals

  • Match university goal for student retention and graduation in our program.
  • Provide students with access to technology used within the fashion industry.
  • Provide students with opportunities for international experiences.
  • Create more links and partnerships to industry.
  • Train students as professionals who consider sustainability, culture, and global concerns through education and service.
  • Incorporate Catholic Social Justice to understand the need for diversity and inclusion within the fashion industry.