Textile, Apparel, and Merchandising

Apparel Design

This broad based curriculum will give you experience in all areas of fashion as you gain technical and creative knowledge through unique learning opportunities. The Apparel Design concentration will help you apply artistic talents and techniques to the professional design of commercial fashions, apparel, and accessories. You will refine your skills and gain expertise as you conceptualize projects and send them down the runway.

Career Possibilities: apparel designer, costume designer, fashion merchandiser, materials specialist, product development scientist, retail distribution manager, textile scientist, graduate or professional school.


 

Semester 1


CRITICAL: “C” or better in ENGL 1001; MATH 1021.
ENGL 1001 English Composition (3)
MATH 1021 College Algebra (3)
General Education course - Arts (3)
General Education course - Physical or Life Science (3)
TAM 1232 Digital Illustration for Apparel Designers (3)


Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 2


CRITICAL: MATH 1022/MATH 1431 or EXST 2201.
CMST 2060 Public Speaking (3)
MATH 1022 Plane Trigonometry (3) or
MATH 1431 Calculus with Business and Economic Applications (3) or
EXST 2201 Introduction to Statistical Analysis (4)
General Education course - Humanities (3)
TAM 2045 The Fashion Industry (3)
General Education course - Physical or Life Sciences (3)


Total Semester Hours: 15-16

 

Semester 3


CRITICAL: TAM 2040; TAM 2037
TAM 2032 Introductory Apparel Design (3)
TAM 2037 Apparel Structure and Fit (3)
TAM 2040 Textile Science (3)
TAM 2041 Textile Science Laboratory (1)
General Education course - Natural Sciences (3)
Elective (2-1)


Total Semester Hours: 14-15

Semester 4


CRITICAL: ACCT 2000
ACCT 2000 Survey of Accounting (3)
ECON 2030 Economic Principles (3)
ENGL 2000 English Composition (3)
TAM 2038 Apparel Structure and Fit II (3)
General Education course- Humanities (3)


Total Semester Hours: 15

 

Semester 5


CRITICAL: TAM 3022; ECON 2030
TAM 3022 Apparel Quality Analysis (3)
TAM 3037 Intermediate Apparel Product Design (3)
TAM 3045 Visual Merchandising and Promotion Strategies (3)
MGT 3200 Principles of Management (3)
MKT 3401 Principles of Marketing (3)


Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 6


TAM 3032 Textile and Apparel Product Development (3)
TAM 3230 Pattern Design with Computer Application (3)
TAM 3232 Apparel Design Studio (3)
TAM 3030 Field Study in Textiles, Apparel and Retailing (3) or
TAM 4041 History of Textiles (3) or
TAM 4043 Advanced Textiles (3)
Elective (3)


Total Semester Hours: 15

 

Semester 7


TAM 4037 Advanced Apparel Product Design (3)
TAM 4044 Global Textile and Apparel Economics (3)
General Education Course - Social Sciences (3)
TAM 4072 History of Dress and Adornment After 1800 (3)
Elective (3)


Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 8


CRITICAL: TAM 4047 offered in the summer only (three hours required) or TAM 4070.
TAM 4034 Textile and Apparel Product Evaluation (3)
TAM 4045 Synthesis: Textile and Apparel Product Processes (3)
TAM 4047 Internship in Textiles, Apparel and Merch. (3 or 6) or
TAM 4070 Entrepreneurship in Textiles, Apparel & Merch. (3)
TAM 4071 History of Dress and Adornment Prior to 1800 (3)
Elective (3)


Total Semester Hours: 15

 

 

120 TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS