In the major of Fashion Merchandising, students interested in declaring the Area of Emphasis in Product Development and Design (PDD) must complete an application, provide examples of work, and submit for review and acceptance to the area of emphasis. Applications are accepted in September and February.

Please indicate that you have taken the following courses and which letter grade was received for each

In the space below please provide a Statement of Purpose (250 – 300 words) which addresses:

  • Interest in the Product Development and Design emphasis
  • Describe past experiences that have prepared you for the PDD emphasis
  • State career goals with the PDD emphasis and fashion merchandising degree
  • Statement should be concise and provide appropriate clarity on interest, experience, and future goals

To this application form please submit a single PDF document of 5 of your best pieces of work and attach here. Examples could include any of the following:

  • Mood/Inspiration Board with Color Palette
  • Trend Board
  • Drawings/Paintings
  • Croquis/Fashion Illustrations
  • Photos of styling looks
  • Photos of retail visual merchandising displays
  • Photos of garments created
  • Scans/Photos from TXMI 2010 Design Journal
  • Resume
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