Apparel Design

About the program

Apparel Design is a rigorous program of study. You’ll gain design skills and knowledge in areas of the fashion industry from the concept of the product, through development and production, to marketing. Following are some of the areas included in this program:

  • Design fundamentals
  • Oral, written, and graphic communication
  • Illustration and presentation methods
  • Computer aided design
  • Garment construction techniques
  • Tailoring
  • Draping
  • Flat-Pattern
  • Technical Design
  • Textiles
  • Fashion Forecasting
  • Merchandising – Visual
  • History of Costume and Textiles
  • Textile and Apparel international trade, forecasting and business

Major Requirements

You are admitted to the apparel design option once you notify the department of your intended major.

To remain in the major, you must complete a portfolio review process during the spring semester of your second year.

If you are a transfer student and have have completed two years of college, you may submit an application during the summer prior to the first semester of attendance at WSU for consideration.

To complete this degree, you must maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and receive a C or better grade in all AMDT courses. A course may only be repeated once. Courses required in these programs cannot be taken on a pass, fail basis.

Required Course Work

First Year

For a full description of courses, refer to the WSU course catalog.

First Term

AMDT 1051
AMDT 1083
History 105 [ROOT]3
Quantitative Reasoning [QUAN]3
UCORE Inquiry3
Total Credits13

Second Term

AMDT 2683
Engl 101 [WRTG]3
H D 205 [COMM]4
UCORE Inquiry3
Total credits17

Second Year

First Term

AMDT 210 [PSCI]4
AMDT 2113
AMDT 2203
UCORE Inquiry3
Total Credits16

Second Term

AMDT 2123
AMDT 2213
AMDT 2503
AMDT 3113
Total Credits15

Third Year

First Term

First TermHours
AMDT 3104
AMDT 3143
AMDT 315 [M]3
AMDT 3183
AMDT 4881
Total Credits14

Second Term

AMDT 3083
AMDT 3123
AMDT 317 [DIVR] [M]3
AMDT 4923
AMDT Electives3
Total Credits15

Fourth Year

First Term

AMDT 4093
AMDT 4113
AMDT Electives3
Total Credits15

Second Term

AMDT 4123
AMDT 413 [CAPS]3
AMDT Electives3
Total Credits12