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B.S. in Apparel and Merchandising, Apparel Design and Production

The Apparel and Merchandising – Apparel Design and Production major at Colorado State University focuses on the development of knowledge and skills necessary to engage in the design and creation of textile and apparel goods for an identified target market.

Quick Facts

 
Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: January, August
Tuition Fee: $31,712 per year
Location: Fort Collins, CO, United States

Students applying to the Apparel and Merchandising – Apparel Design and Production major at Colorado State University are accepted first into the Apparel and Merchandising major.

Full acceptance into the Apparel Design and Production concentration requires passing the portfolio review held in the spring semester and a minimum 2.500 GPA. Industry professionals in the field of apparel design and manufacturing evaluate student portfolios. Each year, the 20 to 25 students who receive the highest scores on the portfolio evaluation are accepted into the Apparel Design and Production concentration, and they become eligible to enroll in apparel design and production courses.

Potential Occupations

Career options for Apparel Design and Production graduates include, but are not limited to: apparel and fashion designer, computer-aided design (CAD) manager, creative director, design director, fashion illustrator, fashion magazine editorial contributor, fashion stylist, pattern-maker, technical designer, and trend/fashion forecaster.

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Courses included

  • Patternmaking – Flat Pattern
  • Fashion Illustration
  • Clothing, Adornment and Human Behavior (GT-SS3)
  • Merchandising Processes
  • Product Development
  • Patternmaking – Draping
  • Textiles
  • Consumers in the Marketplace
  • Public Speaking

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