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Textiles, Apparel, and Merchandising (TAM)

The Textiles, Apparel, and Merchandising program offers students the skills, knowledge, and hands-on experience needed for successful careers in textiles, apparel, and the retail industry. Students in the program study apparel design, product development, history of costume, merchandising and buying, fashion marketing strategies, forecasting, and fashion business practices.

Students have opportunities to:

  • Participate in the annual events such as the Fashion Show and the Market Trip
  • Attend retail conferences, tour retail facilities, hear guest speakers from retail industries, and visit relevant museum exhibits
  • Access facilities including apparel design laboratory, textile laboratory, and embroidery studio
  • Experience technologies in the textiles, apparel, and retail industry

Other opportunities include the University's Honors Program and study abroad programs, which range from summer programs to a single semester or a full academic year in over 56 countries.

Students may also become members of the student organizations: Fashion Merchandising Association (FMA) and Lights, Camera, Fashion (LCF).

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Students have many sources of financial support for their studies, including financial aid, work-study programs, veterans' benefits, and special scholarships for entering freshmen and transfer students