Students in Apparel, Textiles and Merchandising gain through knowledge in the business aspects of the apparel industry including merchandising, management and buying, fashion forecasting and promotion, consumer behavior, manufacturing, entrepreneurship, and sustainability. Small class sizes with rigorous learning experiences supplemented with industry field trips and internships assures students are industry ready. Study abroad opportunities in Milan and Paris are highly encouraged.
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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Three Accepted Into International Textile And Apparel Competition
Three CWU designers have had their entries accepted to the 2014 International Textile and Apparel A