Apparel design graduates will be professionally competent to:

  • Identify, define and describe relevant aspects of a design problem (goals, objectives).
  • Create a technical package that incorporates technical illustration, construction details, measurement specifications, and material, trim, prints, coloration, and finish details.
  • Explain how social, environmental, political, cultural and economic systems as well as geography relate to the planning, creation, production, merchandising, distribution and consumption of textile, apparel and footwear products, and resulting company performance.
  • Create a technical package that incorporates technical illustration, construction details, measurement specifications, and material, trim, prints, coloration, and finish details.
  • Develop logical product creation strategies regarding materials, trims, construction, print, coloration and finishes for a specific end use.
  • Evaluate the prototype in terms of fit, construction, aesthetics and marketability, and make revisions to improve the design.
  • Recognize and apply design thinking and visual thinking processes to understand the framework of problem solving.
  • Identify, define and describe design management practice in relation to various types of businesses and business models.