Apparel Design

About the Major

An Apparel Design major prepares you for a career designing, producing and marketing apparel products. The curriculum focuses on creativity and the product development process including manual and computerized pattern making and apparel structuring. Read more about the major.

Common Entry Level Job Titles

  • Assistant Designer
  • Colorist
  • Costume Designer
  • Designer
  • Patternmaker
  • Production Coordinator
  • Quality Control Specialist
  • Technical Designer

Types of Employers

  • Apparel & textile manufacturers
  • Retailers with in-house clothing lines
  • Theaters
  • Toy companies

Alumni Internship and Volunteer Contacts

In addition to finding current job and internship openings, use GoldPASS to search info and contacts for students' previously completed internships related to this major (to get ideas and contact information- not to get a list of openings). Select "Job Search"> "Internship Agreement Database."

Salary and Employment Statistics

See the employment and salary page for statistics on the most recent graduates and previous years.

Top Career Resources

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