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What will I learn?

Our bachelor’s degree in apparel design explores the foundations of outstanding clothing design and the fundamentals of business in this industry. As a student, you will develop skills in the design and construction of apparel using various techniques such as flat pattern, draping, computer-aided design, fashion illustration, and textile properties. Your course of study which will be hands-on, filled with practical assignments, and taught by outstanding faculty in small class sizes empowers you to pursue a variety of challenging and rewarding career paths within the fashion industry.

Major Requirements

As an apparel design major, you will combine classes from the University Core Curriculum with a unique curriculum that will prepare you for a variety of challenging careers in the apparel industry.

Credits

Total: 120

  • University Core Curriculum
  • 67 to 70 credits of courses specializing in apparel design
  • general electives to round out your major

Classes You Will Take

A few of the classes you will take include:

  • Elementary Microeconomics
  • Dimensions of Clothing
  • Fundamentals of Apparel Construction
  • Fashion Illustration
  • Textiles for Apparel

What Can You Do with a Degree in Apparel Design?

Graduates of our apparel design program find many opportunities for rewarding careers in the global fashion marketplace.

Common job titles include:

  • illustrator
  • pattern maker
  • textile designer
  • fabric and notions buyer
  • sample maker
  • apparel manufacturers’ manager
  • sewer
  • retail custom clothier

Which department am I in?

Miller College of Business

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$25,518.00 per year
Tuition (12-18 credits per semester)
Start date

10 January 2022

Venue

Miller College of Business

Whitinger Business Building, room 100,

MUNCIE,

Indiana,

47306, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

You should apply as a freshman undergraduate student if: you have completed or will complete high school or secondary school before the semester you apply to start; you have not attended a university, college, or other postsecondary institution; you wish to earn a bachelor’s degree.

For international students

Students should apply as a freshman undergraduate student if:

Students have completed or will complete high school or secondary school before the semester you apply to start

Students have not attended a university, college, or other postsecondary institution

Students wish to earn a bachelor’s degree

Required Scores to demonstrate English Proficiency: TOEFL iBT 79; IELTS 6.5 Band; Pearson's PTE 53

Dates and Deadlines - International Admissions must receive all your application materials by these dates for consideration for a specific term

Fall Term - application materials due by June 15th

Spring Term - application materials due by November 15th

Priority application date for fall enrollment: March 1; priority application date for spring enrollment: December 1.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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