Apparel Design & Product Development majors study the art of design. They also study the discipline of specific apparel construction. Students learn a variety of skills, including design, trend tracking, apparel production operations and textile performance. Courses include:
Costume History and Design
Introduction to Fashion Industry
As part of the degree, students complete an internship. Past students have interned in New York, Paris, London, Los Angeles, Dallas and other locations. Student also earn credit through study tours that take place each summer, alternating between a European and North American destination.
Alumni find jobs as fashion designers, wholesale buyers and textile designers.
Each spring, students apply concepts learned in the classroom to plan the departmental fashion show. Students oversee the public relations, ticket sales, commentary, programs, and training of models. Student designers provide the garments for the show.