Merchandising or Apparel Design.
You must complete 24 credit hours and have a GPA of 2.5 or above to certify in Merchandising.
Apparel Design requires a portfolio review. To be eligible for the portfolio review you must have completed 24 credit hours and have a GPA of 2.5 or above.
Yes. Most required courses are only offered once per year. It’s critical that students follow the recommended schedule to ensure they have the appropriate pre-requisites and graduate on time.
The AMT 490 course/Internship is required for both the Merchandising and Apparel Design majors. Check with your advisor to determine the number of credits needed for your internship. Prior to participating in an internship you must take AMT 488, the pre-internship class. Students are responsible for finding their internship and must finalize the details with the faculty member teaching the internship class.
Yes, opportunities are available and students are encouraged to participate. If you are interested in this option, you must work with your advisor and begin planning well in advance. The sequencing of courses is important to follow. Summer is a good time to consider this option. Other times may be available depending on your major. Check with your advisor if you have questions about study abroad options.
We have an active student chapter of the International Textiles and Apparel Association and the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists. Both organizations sponsor philanthropic projects, offer students an opportunity to gain industry connections, and through study trips and guest speakers learn firsthand about the textile and apparel industry.
We have great relationships with the industry in Seattle, the forth-largest apparel and design center in the US, and we have alumni placed in fashion related industries internationally including New York and Los Angles. We provide study tours for students (for credit) to Seattle, New York, Europe, and China where they are exposed to the workings of the industry. Each year we have a number of students that participate in international competitions gaining exposure to industry. In addition, we have two student organizations, the International Textiles and Apparel Association and the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists both are affiliated with their respective national organizations, which provide opportunities for students.