As the largest and most comprehensive 4-year apparel and textiles program that offers a full Apparel Design program and an in-depth Merchandising program in Washington, we offer students all of the tools necessary to succeed in the fashion, textile and apparel industries. We have state of the art classroom equipment, fully equipped apparel design studios and visual merchandising studio, computer-aided design lab, advanced computer lab, textile and material testing center,  a program with curriculum aligned to the industry, and both nationally and internationally recognized faculty.

Students are challenged to understand all aspects of the textile, apparel, and fashion industry. For a more in-depth focus, students have a choice between Apparel Design Option or Merchandising Option. Students are expected to graduate with a thorough understanding of the apparel and textile industry, from concept to consumer. Students can take part in various activities such as the fashion show production or design classinternships, study toursstudent clubs, and undergraduate research opportunities.

Where can a degree from AMDT take you?

The textile and apparel industry is fast-paced, creative, and energetic. Learn about fields and careers in the industry here »

Tailor your major to fit your interests.

Choose an emphasis in apparel design or merchandising, and individualize your expertise by exploring minors in business, marketing, entrepreneurship, communication or fine arts.

Network and gain industry experience!

Get involved in our student club or gain a competitive edge by doing an internship.