Asia Study Abroad Program
The College of Merchandising, Hospitality, and Tourism (CMHT) study abroad program offers trips to Hong Kong, Macau, and Mainland China—the fastest growing economic region in the world. Begun in 1993, the program offers exciting opportunities for living and learning experiences. Students and faculty participants meet with factory managers, business executives, and government officials to learn about the apparel supply chain industry and doing business in China, from fiber manufacture and quality testing to merchandising and the shipment of finished garments.
The UNT Texas Fashion Collection is a world renowned resource dedicated to the preservation and documentation of historically significant fashion. Founded by the Neiman Marcus family in 1938, the collection is an educational resource for students, faculty, researchers, and the general public and includes over 15,000 garments and accessories from the 19th and 20th centuries. Fashion on Main, the current exhibition facility of the collection, is dedicated to the presentation and interpretation of fashion history and current cultural topics and creates educational and scholarly activities in conjunction with each show. The Texas Fashion Collection Digital Library, part of the UNT College of Visual Arts and Design, is managed by the UNT Digital Libraries.
College of Merchandising, Hospitality, and Tourism Board of Governors
CMHT boasts a dynamic board of governors—recognized leaders in the field who work diligently as advocates for the school and university. Board members guide program development, fund raising activities, and provide external support in numerous ways. The Apparel Group, Fossil, J.C. Penney, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Pier 1 Imports, Sally Beauty Supply, Sheplers Western Wear, Target, and Tuesday Morning are among the industry names represented.
The J.C. Penney Executive-in-Residence Lecture Series
The series, made possible by an endowment from the J.C. Penney Company, brings top-level executives and experts to campus as guest lecturers in classrooms. Students and faculty gain inside perspectives about the industry on diverse topics, including the development of private apparel brands within the context of a global economy, and digital retail and online shopping trends.
DRC is a research unit that operates as an extension of the UNT College of Visual Arts and Design. Located in the heart of downtown Dallas in the Texas business district, it functions as a laboratory space that supports the endeavors of UNT faculty, staff, and students engaged in design research, and as a classroom space that supports the CVAD curriculum. The center facilitates collaborations and partnerships among groups from different disciplines to advance design research knowledge, practice, and scholarship.
Merchandising Inc. is a university-based organization that facilitates opportunities for students interested in fashion, home furnishings, or digital retailing. Through the organization’s established network of industry professionals and retailers, students gain practice experience and professional development—from styling and management of garments to fashion show planning.
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