This major is designed to train you for a broad range of careers, such as apparel designer, fabric coordinator, apparel/textiles quality control manager, art director, pattern-maker, costume technician for films and plays, curator, and entrepreneur.
- A minimum 77 credits are required for this major, including 25 upper-division credits.
- You may apply to the Apparel Design major upon completion of at least three FCS courses with an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher.
- This major requires completion of the Family and Consumer Sciences Core, which includes:
- FCS 1050 “Introduction to FCS,” completed in your freshman or sophomore year. (If you are a transfer student, you may complete this in your junior year.)
- FCS 3240 “Individual and Family Development,” completed after FCS 1050.
- FCS 4899 “Senior Capstone,” completed after FCS 3240 and during your senior year.
- In FCS 4846 “CAD for Apparel Portfolio,” you will have the opportunity to create a professional apparel design portfolio through CAD.
- A minimum 31 credits in FCS courses are required for this minor, including 18–23 upper-division credits.
This major is designed to train you for a broad range of careers, such as retail buyer, entrepreneur, sales manager, marketing director, fashion coordinator, production manager, visual merchandiser, image consultant, business owner, fashion stylist, and store manager.
Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)
If you are majoring in one of the Clothing and Textiles programs and have maintained a minimum 3.0 GPA, you may select from nine additional specializations if you are accepted into the liaison program with the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.
Specializations offered through the liaison program with FIT include these:
- Accessories design
- Advertising and communication
- Advertising design
- Manufacturing management
- Fashion design
- Fashion buying and merchandising
- Jewelry design
- Textile/surface design
- Textile development and marketing
If you are considering this option, speak with your academic counselor and faculty advisor early in your academic career in order to meet the requirements of both FIT and SPU.