The Apparel Design student studies the conceptualization, design and production of textile and apparel product. The Apparel Design program offers exciting opportunities in the design and production of men's, women's, and children's fashion apparel and accessories, protective clothing for industry, functional apparel for special market segments, and theatre costuming. Additional opportunities are found in fashion illustration, journalism, aeronautics, automotive, and home furnishings. The curriculum includes courses in apparel construction, flat pattern, illustration, and computer aided design. State of the art technology guides our curricular process.
A number of opportunities are available to the Apparel Design student to supplement and enhance their curriculum. The faculty regularly offer a summer study tour to New York City. A required internship provides valuable on-site work experience. Students may choose to do part of their program elsewhere. Through a cooperative effort, students are able to substitute selected courses at New York City's Fashion Institute of Technology, the American College in London, and the Paris Fashion Institute for AMD courses. Students are highly encouraged to consider these options as part of their educational experience.
A common core of courses shared with Apparel Merchandising allows students to concentrate in both areas and increases their opportunities for future employment.