The major in Fashion and Textiles focuses of the relationship of textiles and clothing to the physical, aesthetic, psychological, cultural, economic and social needs of individuals and families. Students may concentrate in either merchandising or fashion design. Fashion merchandising courses focus on marketing, merchandising, retailing, promotions, economy analysis, and fashion journalism. Design courses include apparel construction, apparel design, Illustration, Pattern making, Computer Assisted Design and wearable art. Emphasis is placed on problem solving, analytical skills, technical skills and creativity. Students are encouraged to complete an internship or study abroad.
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