The Apparel, Textiles and Merchandising program is designed to help you gain the knowledge you need to recognize industry trends, analyze market and consumer behavior, and evaluate retail needs in the diverse, fast-paced, and ever changing fashion industry. Students will build a well-rounded base of knowledge about textile and apparel products, merchandising strategies, product development, production processes, trends, consumers and sustainability. Field experiences allow students to network with industry professionals and study abroad opportunities in Milan and Paris are highly encouraged. Students gain additional hands-on professional experience during summer internships.
Students receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Apparel, Textiles and Merchandising. Quarterly meetings with the faculty advisor assures the student is academically on track to achieve their professional goals. An Apparel, Textiles and Merchandising minor is also available.
Besides extensive coursework in apparel and textiles, students study accounting, promotions & advertising, applied research, leadership and computing.
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A minor in Apparel Design is administered jointly by the Apparel, Textiles and Merchandising Program and Theatre Arts department. It is designed to enable students with career interests in this field to gain experience in the competency areas expected of apparel designers. This minor allows the student to learn to apply the basic principles of design and creativity in developing apparel. Students will study the application of artistic and creative design elements, selection, and use of fabrics and textiles, and the techniques for transforming design concepts into garments in order to create a final saleable product for a target market.
To be admitted as a major to the Apparel, Textiles, and Merchandising major the following process is required: There are no courses prerequisites for admission to the ATM major.
• Meet with a program advisor
• Complete the FCS Major Application Form (see above)
• Freshmen are encouraged to apply however all students must hold a 2.3 cumulative GPA upon attaining Sophomore standing (45 credits)
• Apparel, Textiles, and Merchandising applicants please complete this survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Apparel_Entry_Assessment
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