Textiles, Merchandising, & Design

Textiles, Merchandising, & Design

TXMD Course Projects

TXMD 1110 - Basic Design
Analysis, experiments and application of the elements and principles of design

Click to see "Textures Projects" from Fall 2012

Click to see "Styling & Color" group project from Spring 2012

TXMD 3120 / 2180 Textiles II
Offers an overview of quality control, analysis of fibers and fabrics  involving chemical and physical testing.

Click to see designs from Spring 2012 Final Projects

Click to see felting projects from Spring 2012

Click to see felting project. (2010)

TXMD 3110 - Fashion Promotion
Offers an overview of the sales promotion process in relation to the fashion industry; emphasis on advertising, visual merchandising, special events and fashion show production.

Click to see images from the 2014 TXMD Runway Show "Machines of Motion" by Murfreesboro Magazine

Click to see images from the 2013 "Dear McQueen: Walking into Wonderland" by Murfreesboro Magazine.

Click to see a slideshow of the 2012 "Bon Voyage" Fashion Show
Beladonis Magazine images of the "Bon Voyage"

TXMD 3220 - Pattern Making I

Click to see Fall 2012 Inspiration Boards

TXMD 3300 Clothing II
Explores us of and development of wearable art as an aid in developing design concepts.

Click to see "Personal Inspiration Boards" from Spring 2012 class.

Click to view Garments from Spring 2012

TXMD 3370 & 4370 - Fashion Illustration and Advanced Fash. Illustration
TXMD 3370 explores skill development using various techniques. TXMD 4370 further explores the color rendering techniques using markers and colored pencils.

Click to see Spring 2014 Wedding Dress Sketches by students
Click to see Spring 2014 Board Designs based of Historic Designs

Click to see Spring 2012 Final Project Boards
Click to see Spring 2012 Historic Influence Boards

Click to see Spring 2011 designs

Click to see 2010 designs.

TXMD 4320 - CAD II
nD Festival 2011 Design Competition Entries

TXMD 4220 - Computer-Aided Apparel Design I
Students create projects using computer-aided software relating to apparel and textile designs.

Click to see 2010 designs
Program Events

"Bras for a Cause" Annual Event
The Textiles, Merchandising & Design students have been helping to promote Breast Cancer Awareness with local business Penny's Closet, owned by Penny Bolton. The Introduction to Fashion classes are given the charge to combine the fashion industry with social learning responsibility. TXMD students have participated in "Bras for a Cause" the past three years designing unique garments to reflect and highlight the importance of cancer awareness.

Click to see 2013 designs
IDES students at the event

Click to see 2012 designs

Click to see 2010 designs

Click to see 2008-09 designs

"Art is Essential"
Click below to see the video that the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce: Arts in Rutherford Committee have produced to promote the arts in Rutherford County. Felting work by TXMD faculty, Ms. Nancy Oxford, is shown in the video at 5:33.

Art is Essential video by Rutherford Country Chamber of Commerce

Peace Felt 2010
Textile, Merchandising & Design students participated in Peace Felt 2010 with the guidance of Ms. Nancy Oxford. Each student felted individual pieces that were combined together to form a wall hanging symbolizing peace in other countries. Each student chose a country to research symbols that represented peace for that country. Russia, China, the Netherlands, Japan, Ireland and Scotland were only a few of the countries presented

Click to see felting project 2011.

Click to See Pictures from 2010

Arts for Education
"Arts for Education" is sponsored by Business Education Partnership to support and promote training programs for Murfreesboro City and Rutherford County students entering the business world. Funding is received from local businesses in the area.

"Little Black Book"
Various TXMD student projects from Spring and Fall 2010 semesters.

Fiber in the Boro
The "Fiber in the Boro" festival brings together knitters, spinners and other textile arts vendors. Click to see images from the 2011 festival

Fleece on the Duck (river) Fiber Guild
Ms. Nancy Oxford and TXMD students joined the April 2012 meeting, sharing items they had made from felting. Click to see the newsletter covering the event.

ECOuture 2012. Click to see recycled designs by TXMD students.

Alycia Gillaspie, an apparel design major, won the "Project OR- Cycle 10" challenge at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market held in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Faculty Achievements

Felting work by Ms. Nancy Oxford was exhibited in The Best of Tennessee Craft: The 2012 TACA Biennial. Click to see her "Dizzy Dottie" work that was displayed.

Dr. Lauren Rudd is presented the 2011 Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Technology by Dr. Bartel, Provost.



Degree Programs
Nutrition and Food Science
Interior Design
Textiles, Merchandising & Design
    Apparel Design
    Fashion Merchandising
Family & Consumer Studies
    Child Development & Family Studies
    Family & Consumer Sciences Ed.

Human Sciences
Nutrition & Food Science
Textiles, Merchandising & Design

Interior Design Application Packet

Interior Design Entrance Packet
IDES Application Packet
IDES Application - DUE March 15th

Textiles, Merchandising, & Design Application Packet
TXMD Entrance Application Packet
TXMD Application - DUE March 1st & October 1st

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