Apparel Design & Product Development

Apparel Design & Product Development


The Apparel Design and Product Development curriculum develops students into professionals that will be successful in both the domestic and international marketplace. Fashion design is the development of apparel, textile, and consumer products that meet the needs of specific consumer markets. Students develop an understanding of these needs through the study of consumer behavior, demographics, and psychographics.  Apparel Design courses are both creative and highly technical.

Education, Creativity, Professionalism

The Apparel Design program at Baylor University provides a diversified educational experience, encompassing academic excellence in a Christian environment that prepares students to succeed in the highly competitive apparel industry.


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Sample Degree Plan for Apparel Design


Sample Degree Plan for Apparel Merchandising

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  Creative apparel design education and application

  Apparel design for specific target markets

  Network opportunities with professionals in the apparel industry

  Diversity of classroom experiences

  Hands-on learning through field trips and internships

  Critical problem solving and application in the apparel design process

  Strong liberal arts education

  Study abroad programs

  National design competitions

  Discipline specific apparel studio and computer lab

  Facilities with 24 hour access for student work

  Industrial equipment modeled after the apparel manufacturing factories

Professional Organizations


   American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences


   Texas Association of Family & Consumer Sciences


   American Association of Textile Colorists and Chemists

●    International Textile and Apparel Association