We prepare you for a career in retail, residential design, and the manufacturing industry. Our expertise ranges from merchandising and residential design to polymer, fiber, and textile science. We offer a variety of experiential learning experiences including internships, education abroad, research, and service learning.
- Kitchen and Bath Design
- Merchandising and International Trade
- Residential Design
- Historic/Cultural Dress and Textiles
- Product Development and Design
- Polymer, Fiber, and Textile Sciences
- International Merchandising
The Historic Clothing and Textile Collection is a study collection of over 3000 accessories, garments and textiles dating from the 1800s to now. It includes women's, men's, and children's clothing and accessories as well as quilts and coverlets from the 19th century.
Get a leg up on all the latest trends and designs. Intern with retailers, manufacturers, showrooms, design houses, and fashion magazines locally, across the U.S. and abroad. Internships often lead to professional careers within companies that students have interned with.
Acquire skills and knowledge outside of the classroom with experiential learning. Service-learning, field trips, and many class projects will engage you with the community and industry professionals, adding to your educational experience.
Stand out to future employers! We offer education abroad and domestic study tours to Ghana, Italy, and New York. You may also choose to study in London and intern in the fashion industry or residential design.
Become part of the cutting edge of new technology in the textile industry. Perform research and testing in state-of-the-art labs; where you will be mentored by professors who are experts in their field.