Apparel and Textiles
The AT major prepares students for merchandising, management, design, and production careers in retailing and/or the textile and apparel industry. The major is also appropriate for students who are interested in pursuing a wide variety of entrepreneurial opportunities in fashion retailing, textiles, and/or apparel. Students may concentrate in apparel design or fashion retailing.
The program strives to create student motivation for excellence based in the knowledge of the principles and elements of design and their appropriate application to the built environment. Faculty are committed to providing opportunities for students to develop a multicultural and global awareness of human needs through class projects, lectures, and other opportunities.
Graduate Study in Apparel and Textiles
Students in the graduate area of study may concentrate in the behavioral aspects of clothing; the international aspects of textiles and apparel; or historic costume and textiles. The program prepares students for careers in college teaching, research, extension, education administration, marketing, consumer service, product development/evaluation, and entrepreneurship.
The Department of Clothing, Textiles and Interior Design offers two academic majors: interior design (INTD) and apparel and textiles (AT), with concentrations in fashion retailing and apparel design
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