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Apparel and Textiles

A textile and apparel student makes an adjustment to a top on a mannequin.

Interested in a textile and apparel degree?

The apparel and textiles program emphasizes creativity and experimentation that mingles design with art. Students combine fine art, couture and technical design to create original garments that reflect an understanding of global issues such as sustainability and cultural dress. 

The core of the textile and apparel program emphasizes aesthetics and creativity, two-and three-dimensional apparel and textile design skills, design technologies, the historical and cultural aspects of dress and textiles, sustainable design, and the role of apparel and textiles in a global context. 


Graduates with a textile and apparel degree pursue careers in a range of industries, excelling in jobs that demand deep knowledge of fashion, art, design and technology. 

Alumni work at: 

  • Alice + Olivia
  • Glamhouse
  • Toyota Motor
  • JLM Couture
  • Teen Vogue
  • Kohl's
  • Fashion Institute of Technology
  • White House + Black Market
  • Scott Group Custom Carpets
  • Marchesa
  • Puma

Alumni work as: 

  • Merchandising planning coordinators
  • Menswear designers
  • Accessories assistants
  • Assistant designers
  • Public relations assistants
  • Stylist and studio coordinators
  • Buying assistants
  • Events coordinators
  • Product development and design coordinators
  • Fabric lab assistants
  • Soft trim engineers

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