Minor in Apparel Design

About the Apparel Design Minor

The Apparel Design Minor at CWU is more than just a program—we are a creative community that fosters your personal and professional growth. With mentoring from experienced faculty, you’ll learn the application of creative expression, fashion sketching, concept communication, draping, pattern drafting, Adobe Creative Suite, specification packs, theoretical and practical design, textile development, and trend analysis to create a final saleable product for a target market.

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Why Study Apparel Design at CWU?

Fashion design allows you to express your creativity.

Through the application of artistic and creative design elements, selection and use of textiles, and the techniques of transforming design concepts into garments, you’ll develop skills to create an original collection, as well as knowledge of the fashion industry, which will help you pursue a rewarding career.

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How much does this program cost?

Explore information on Cost, Aid, and Value to make an informed decision about investing in your education at CWU.

Where can I find more information?

Please visit the CWU Academic Catalog for current information about admission requirements, course descriptions, learner outcomes, and credit information.


Fashion Show

Our Annual Fashion Show is a student-led event where you will apply and rely on your creative thinking, negotiation, teamwork, delegation, and communication skills.The Apparel Design students take charge of creating and executing their own collections, from the initial concept to the final realization.

 Professor Andrea Eklund working with a student

Learn more about our Annual Fashion Show.

Outstanding Educators

Professor Andrea Eklund, Professor, and Director of the Apparel, Textiles, and Merchandising program, received the College of Education and Professional Studies Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award in 2022.

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