Apparel, Textiles & Design, B.S.F.C.S.
Designing Clothing, Knowing Business
As the second largest employer in the world, the apparel industry offers many opportunities, from creating an original clothing line to buying for major retailers. Faculty strive to maintain consistent student access to industry standard equipment (i.e. industrial sewing machines and dress forms). The program adopted a “one student to one piece of equipment” allocation to ensure all students are able to follow course instruction and have continued access to equipment during open lab times. This provides students practical experience using apparel industry equipment while ensuring that students are able to complete individual work in a timely manner.
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- Study the Leila Old Historic Costume Collection, with more than 8,000 pieces
- Assist a real-world client
- Study abroad in fashion capitals like Paris, London or Florence
- Learn and apply problem-based learning approaches both in coursework and in independent research projects
- Join the FCS Club to attend the annual state conference and meet professionals