Venture Out!

Study tours are offered Fall and Summer semesters each year.  One study tour is required for Apparel, Retail Merchandising, and Design majors.  This is an opportunity for students to learn about the industry beyond the classroom. 

Fall 2018 Study Tour to Minneapolis, Minnesota

In October, ARMD students traveled to Minneapolis for their fall study tour to learn about the apparel industry in the Twin Cities. During the three-day tour, they visited AM Retail Group, Coolibar, Target, Clothier Design Source, Made for Retail, Evereve, and Anthropoligie. The students also attended a dinner with alumni from the ARMD program who live and work in Minneapolis. They learned first-hand about product development and design, visual merchandising, retail store leadership, buying, and much more. In their free time, the class attended the show Beautiful – The Carole King Story at the Orpheum and did a shopping assignment at the Galleria Mall in Edina. 


“It was a worthwhile tour overall for me. The best parts for me was hearing from the NDSU Alumni, visiting with Target's PD&D and VM teams, and touring the smaller companies like Coolibar, Clothier Design Source, and Made for Retail.”

- Janet Tumanai



Upcoming Study Tours

Past Study Tours

2018 Minneapolis 

2017 Chicago

2017 Minneapolis

2016 Los Angeles 

2016 Minneapolis 

2015 Chicago 

2014 Minneapolis 

2013 New York 

2015 New York 



Grow your spark into a flame!

Apparel, Retail Merchandising, and Design Program Coordinator
Jaeha Lee
E. Morrow Lebedeff Hall 308D
Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Phone: 701-231-8220
Fax: 701-231-5273

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