Apparel Design and Production What is an Apparel Design and Production Degree Concentration?
You will earn a bachelor of science in Apparel and Merchandising with a concentration on apparel design and production. With this degree, you learn how to design and create textile apparel products with an emphasis on costing, sourcing, and production phases.
Our program includes coursework in:
- Aesthetics and design
- Fashion and trend forecasting
- Fashion illustration and pattern development
- Material selection and apparel construction techniques
- Computer-aided design
- Historic textiles and costume
- Social-psychological aspects of dress
Our program ensures you have a diversity in design experiences. We have national and regional industry collaborations in medical use, menswear, accessories, nonprofit international organizations, and particularly in outdoor and active sportswear. So you get the flexibility to choose internships that align with your specific interests. Our collaborations are what give our graduates a 90% placement record in the textiles and apparel industry.
Our faculty members are award-winning designers. They mentor and encourage our students to submit their design work for juried competitions. Our faculty-student awards range from:
- Best of Show
- Historical Context
- 3D Visual Art
- Excellence in Design Draping
- Design Award for Best Use of Technology
We also regularly feature our student’s work in the Department’s Gustafson Gallery, runway shows, Denver galas, and fashion shows.
Learn more about what it’s like to be a student in the Apparel Design and Production Concentration.
Courses in the Apparel Design and Production concentration focus on developing your knowledge and skills in design, textile, and apparel goods.