In this major, you will learn the historical and social context of clothing, including how it defines our individual and group identities. You will also learn the business of product sourcing, merchandising and marketing.
Graduates are involved in the apparel industry in many capacities from positions in major clothing manufacturers to independent business owners.
Choose from two emphases: apparel design or fashion merchandising.
In class, you will design actual garments, explore the history of specific types of garments and practice product development. Your senior year, you will draw on everything you’ve learned when you and your classmates take on a service project, assessing the needs of a real-world client and a product that meets client specifications.
Students are encouraged to complete an internship the summer between their junior and senior year.