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Students in the department of Interior Design and Fashion Studies experience close relationships with faculty, one-on-one advising, frequent exposure to professionals and opportunities for mentoring and shadowing. Our students are prepared to meet the present and future challenges in their fields throughout their careers. We are committed to enhancing human wellbeing through research and education in the disciplines of fashion and interior design.

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Mission

The Department of Interior Design and Fashion Studies improves human wellbeing through education, scholarship, service, engagement and outreach in the disciplines we represent.

Vision

The Department of Interior Design and Fashion Studies aspires to change the world through a focus on the human ecological framework in our teaching, scholarship, service, engagement and outreach. We believe the human ecological framework drives us toward a shared concern for sustainability. We hope that through our teaching and scholarship we will improve the human condition and be part of the solution to the social and ecological problems we face. Our educational goal is to prepare students with the knowledge and skills needed to live and work in diverse societies, improving the lives of individuals throughout the world. We value the potential of our students and commit our effort to enhancing their lives and the quality of all human life.

IDFS News

K-State professor receives NIH funding for to improve dementia care environments for residents and workers

Thursday, September 3rd, 2020

Migette Kaup, professor in the Department of Interior Design and Fashion Studies, and her co-PI, Margaret Calkins of the IDEAs Institute, have been awarded a $246,000 research grant from the National Institute on Health, NIH, to validate a newly developed tool, the Environmental Audit Screening Evaluation, EASE. The EASE is an evidence-based instrument designed to […]

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