Apparel Design and Manufacturing
Bachelor of Science in 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. The curriculum emphasizes creativity, technical skills, knowledge of textiles, apparel product management, custom design for individual consumers, and design for mass production.
Students participate in extracurricular activities that provide additional learning opportunities, including Hi-Tech Fashion Group, fashion tours of major fashion centers, two yearly design competitions, a Senior Fashion Exhibit, and a runway show.
Laptop Computer Requirement. All incoming freshmen and transfer students are required to have a laptop computer.
Equipment Requirements. Irons, sewing machines, serger and dress form requirements are listed here.
Sophomore Portfolio Review. At the end of the third semester, sophomores submit a portfolio with representative work from specific studio courses (ADM 1303, 1304, 2308, and 2310). A consensus of opinion by the faculty is required for determining recommendations for the student. Prior to being admitted to ADM 3308 or 3303, students who received "conditional" evaluations must have met the recommended conditions identified by the reviewers.
Senior Portfolio Review. During the spring semester of the senior year, students are required to present a portfolio to be reviewed by a jury of apparel design professionals. If a "conditional evaluation" is received, the recommendations of the jury must be met prior to graduation.
Program Policies. A minimum grade of C is required in all art and apparel design and manufacturing courses. In addition, students must be registered in ADM 4000 or 4310 to enter the Fashion Group International design competitions in the junior or senior years. One design competition must be entered during the junior or senior years to meet program requirements.
Student Projects Policy. The Department of Design reserves the right to retain, exhibit, and reproduce design projects submitted by students. Work submitted for a grade is the property of the department and remains such until it is returned to the student.