Apparel Design and Manufacturing
Enter the Glamorous World of Fashion
The Apparel Design and Manufacturing (ADM) program at Texas Tech University provides the key to entering the glamorous world of fashion. The mission of the ADM program is to provide a quality education for students preparing for professions in areas related to apparel design and manufacturing. This program offers a comprehensive curriculum that prepares students for entry-level positions in the apparel industry or for continued study in graduate schools.
Students learn to create and produce their own designs, research, and apply the latest trends, manage product development, apparel design, or design and construct costumes or stage. A variety of opportunities and jobs are possible with a degree in Apparel Design and Manufacturing.
- Department of Design Faculty Create Sensory Clothing
- Cotton University is the leading textile resource for professionals ranging from manufacturers to merchandisers and everyone in between.
- Congratulations to ADM Alumna Kinsey (McCabe) Tolley for her feature article on her lingerie line, Exes and Oh’s, in Women’s Wear Daily!
Congratulations to Tiffany Girard for winning the Fashion Group International Design Competition Paris American Academy Scholarship for 2014!
PCCA Denim Runway Project- Sponsoring ADM Program
International/ National Design ADM Winners
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Dr. Robin Robinson
Director of ADM Program
Phone: (806) 834-8049
Office: HS 104
Apparel Design and Manufacturing students have a number of special opportunities
Depending on your interest, you can choose a minor from such areas as art, business, retailing, mass communications or theater.
- Career Development
Career opportunities for graduates include designing couture or mass-produced apparel, pattern making, pattern grading and marking, fashion illustration, product development, trend analysis, and knitwear design and production. The Apparel Design and Manufacturing program prepares you to enter numerous positions in the apparel industry. Texas Tech is the university of choice for study related to fashion.
Another important part of the Apparel Design and Manufacturing program is the senior internship, a time when you can gain practical experience prior to graduation.
- Design Competition and Senior Fashion Show
Apparel Design and Manufacturing students may also enter two annual apparel design contests where they may see their creations on the runway in a professional fashion show.
- Computer Applications
Students have access to well-equipped design and production laboratories and a computer laboratory that features state-of-the-art apparel design, pattern making, and 3D body scan technology.
- Undergraduate Research
Undergraduate students have opportunity for research experiences about apparel manufacturing and design.
An annual fashion tour of New York or Los Angeles is available to students in the Apparel Design and Manufacturing program.