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Fashion Merchandising prepares students for the fast-paced, exciting world of the garment industry. A USDA report indicates there is an unmet demand for professionals in the fashion business, one of the largest and most vital industries in the U.S. today. This relatively young world is expanding rapidly; each day many new job opportunities become available to the person with enthusiasm, dependability, and the specialized training for executive responsibility.

Books are works of art

Books are works of art

Katie Fowler, a student in the Textiles, Merchandising and Design program, displayed her handmade books, “Stitches,” in the James E. Walker Library during the “Artists' Books/Student Works from the MTSU Book Arts Program” exhibit. Fowler and other students used origami-folding techniques and handmade and hand-painted papers, as well as traditional and non-traditional book-making materials. Coffee cans and computer discs were some of the unusual articles included, as well as fabrics.

Class gets real-world experience

Class gets real-world experience

Students in a Fashion Promotion class created a photo array of the 2012 Bon Voyage Fashion Show that was printed in Beladonis Magazine. Models for the show—both male and female—had to meet prescribed height and size criteria. The course offers an overview of the sales promotion process in relation to the fashion industry with an emphasis on advertising, visual merchandising, special events, and fashion show production. Some of the proceeds from the fashion show were donated to the Tennessee Breast Cancer Coalition.

The major in Textiles, Merchandising, and Design with a concentration in Fashion Merchandising leads to entry-level career opportunities in fashion-related industries, such as design, pattern-making, and manufacturing. Examples include

  • Buyer
  • Consultant
  • Fashion forecaster
  • Fashion manufacturer
  • Fashion retailer
  • Fashion wholesaler
  • Personal stylist
  • Sourcing agent
  • Visual merchandiser

Employers of MTSU alumni include

  • Abercrombie
  • Belk
  • Bliss Home
  • Boswell's Music City Harley-Davidson
  • Dillard's
  • DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse
  • Forever 21
  • Francesca's Collections
  • French's Shoes and Boots
  • Fruit of the Loom
  • Genesco
  • Haute Hippie
  • Kirkland's
  • Local Honey
  • Macy's
  • Nordstrom's
  • Penny's Closet
  • Simplicity Creative Group
  • Talbots
  • Textile Fabric Consultants
  • The White Room
  • Two Old Hippies
  • VF Imagewear
  • West Elm
  • Yelo Magazine

Undergraduates in the Textile, Merchandising, and Design major program may pursue a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in one of two concentrations: Apparel Design or Fashion Merchandising.

Those selecting the Fashion Merchandising concentration may choose from the following minors: Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Management, Marketing, and Mass Communication.

Other majors in the Department of Human Sciences leading to a B.S. are Family and Consumer Studies with two concentrations: Child Development and Family Studies and Family and Consumer Science Education; Interior Design; and Nutrition and Food Science, which also has a concentration in Dietetics. Undergraduate minors include Nutrition and Food Sciences; Textiles, Merchandise, and Design; and Human Sciences.

Graduate study includes the Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Human Sciences with concentrations in Child Development and Family Studies. A graduate minor is available in Human Sciences.

Textiles, Merchandising, and Design, Fashion Merchandising Concentration, B.S.

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The major in Textiles, Merchandising, and Design (TXMD) leads to entry-level career opportunities in fashion-related industries and requires the selection of one concentration from the two available: Apparel Design and Fashion Merchandising. Textiles, Merchandising, and Design majors and minors must earn a grade of C or higher in all TXMD courses. Students earning a D or F will be required to repeat the course before being allowed to advance in the program.

The Textiles, Merchandising, and Design program consists of four academic years. Students enter the program as Textiles, Merchandising, and Design majors or minors and must complete the first 30 credit hours of the Textiles, Merchandising, and Design curriculum consisting of General Education courses and Textiles, Merchandising, and Design pre-admission required courses. Students then apply for admission to the Textiles, Merchandising, and Design professional sequence of courses. When a student applies for admission, is accepted, and becomes enrolled, he/she is then classified as a TXMD major or minor admitted to the program and can then progress in required TXMD professional sequence courses.

The number of students accepted into the TXMD program is limited, making the application process competitive.

Textiles, Merchandising, and Design students enrolled in the University and pursuing the first two semesters of the curriculum should maintain a minimum 2.50 cumulative grade point average and are required to earn no less than a C (2.00) in any prerequisite course.

A concentration in Fashion Merchandising emphasizes the business functions of the promotion and sale of fashions in the retail sector and synchronization with the design, production, and retail functions in the manufacturing sector of the fashion industry. In addition to the major and concentration, a minor in one of the following areas is required: Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, French, Management, Marketing, Mass Communication, or Spanish.

Admission and Progression

Curriculum: Textiles, Merchandising, and Design, Fashion Merchandising

Curricular listings include General Education requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

Freshman Fall

  • ENGL 1010 - Expository Writing  3 credit hours  (Comm)

    ENGL 1010 - Expository Writing

    3 credit hours

    The first General Education English course. Emphasis on learning to adapt composing processes to a variety of expository and analytic writing assignments. Minimum grade of C- required for credit.

  • HSC 1010 - Career Orientation  1 credit hour credit hours  

    HSC 1010 - Career Orientation

    1 credit hour credit hours

    Development and scope of Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences as a profession; its wide variety of career opportunities with analysis of interests, aptitudes, proficiency, and education related to success in these areas.

  • TXMD 1110 - Basic Design  3 credit hours  OR

    TXMD 1110 - Basic Design

    3 credit hours

    Studio course that applies the elements and principles of design, aesthetics, and problem solving within the framework of apparel design and fashion merchandising. Basic introductory sewing techniques included to apply design fundamentals to fabric. Meets five hours per week.  

  • TXMD 1170 - Introduction to the Fashion Industry

    3 credit hours

    How the fashion world operates from planning stages to consumer. Emphasis on production and distribution of fashion goods, current trends, and technological developments.  

Subtotal: 14 Hours

Freshman Spring

  • ENGL 1020 - Research and Argumentative Writing

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: ENGL 1010. The second General Education English course. Emphasis on analytic and argumentative writing and on locating, organizing, and using library resource materials in the writing. Minimum grade of C- required for credit.

 

  • NFS 1240 - Principles of Nutrition

    3 credit hours

    Fundamentals of normal nutrition and its relationship to health and physical fitness with emphasis on the scientific, psychological, sociological, and economic aspects of nutrition. (Credit not allowed for Nutrition and Food Sciences major.)

 

  • TXMD 1110 - Basic Design  3 credit hours  OR

    TXMD 1110 - Basic Design

    3 credit hours

    Studio course that applies the elements and principles of design, aesthetics, and problem solving within the framework of apparel design and fashion merchandising. Basic introductory sewing techniques included to apply design fundamentals to fabric. Meets five hours per week.  

  • TXMD 1170 - Introduction to the Fashion Industry

    3 credit hours

    How the fashion world operates from planning stages to consumer. Emphasis on production and distribution of fashion goods, current trends, and technological developments.  

Subtotal: 16 Hours

Sophomore Fall

  • HIST 2010 - Survey of United States History I

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. HIST 2010 discusses the era from the beginning to 1877. HIST 2020 discusses the era from 1877 to the present. These courses are prerequisite for all advanced courses in American history and satisfy the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020.

  • HIST 2020 - Survey of United States History II

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. HIST 2010 discusses the era from the beginning to 1877. HIST 2020 discusses the era from 1877 to the present. These courses are prerequisite for all advanced courses in American history and satisfy the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020.

  • HIST 2030 - Tennessee History  3 credit hours  

    HIST 2030 - Tennessee History

    3 credit hours

    The role of the state in the development of the nation. May be used to satisfy one part of the General Education History requirement.

 

  • COMM 2200 - Fundamentals of Communication

    3 credit hours

    Principles and processes of effective public oral communication including researching, critical thinking, organizing, presenting, listening, and using appropriate language. Emphasis on informative, persuasive, special occasion, and extemporaneous (impromptu) speaking. Counts as part of the General Education Communication requirement.

 

  • TXMD 2180 - Textiles I  3 credit hours   AND

    TXMD 2180 - Textiles I

    3 credit hours

    Corequisite: TXMD 2181. An overview of the textile industry including fibers, yarns, fabric construction, dyeing/printing techniques, and finishes. Emphasis placed on the selection of textile products in relation to end use. Includes labwork involving physical testing. Four contact hours per week.

Subtotal: 15 Hours

Sophomore Spring

  • HIST 2010 - Survey of United States History I

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. HIST 2010 discusses the era from the beginning to 1877. HIST 2020 discusses the era from 1877 to the present. These courses are prerequisite for all advanced courses in American history and satisfy the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020.

  • HIST 2020 - Survey of United States History II

    3 credit hours

    Survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic phases of American life in its regional, national, and international aspects. HIST 2010 discusses the era from the beginning to 1877. HIST 2020 discusses the era from 1877 to the present. These courses are prerequisite for all advanced courses in American history and satisfy the General Education History requirement. HIST 2010 is NOT a prerequisite for HIST 2020.

  • HIST 2030 - Tennessee History  3 credit hours  

    HIST 2030 - Tennessee History

    3 credit hours

    The role of the state in the development of the nation. May be used to satisfy one part of the General Education History requirement.

 

  • ENGL 2020 - Themes in Literature and Culture  3 credit hours  (Hum/FA) OR

    ENGL 2020 - Themes in Literature and Culture

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. Traces a specific theme or idea through a number of literary texts that reflect different historical and cultural contexts. Subject will vary.

  • ENGL 2030 - The Experience of Literature  3 credit hours  (Hum/FA) OR

    ENGL 2030 - The Experience of Literature

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. The reading of a variety of literary types which illuminate themes and experiences common to human existence.

  • HUM 2610 - Foreign Literature in Translation

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020. Representative works of French, German, and Hispanic authors in English translation. No foreign-language proficiency required. Carries General Education credit.

  • TXMD 2200 - History of Fashion  3 credit hours  

    TXMD 2200 - History of Fashion

    3 credit hours

    Survey of clothing and design from ancient to modern periods; consideration given to social, economic, and cultural conditions reflected in dress. Offered once a year.  

  • TXMD 2110 - Fashion Forecasting

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: TXMD 2180 and TXMD 2181. Explores forecasting frameworks and theories for explaining fashion dynamics. Application of forecasting techniques to project future change.

Subtotal: 15 Hours

Junior Fall

  • TXMD 4220 - Computer-Aided Apparel Design I

    3 credit hours

    Uses project-based learning with computer-aided design software applicable to the apparel and textile industries to develop and use visual communication graphics appropriate for merchandising and design applications. Five hours per week. Offered once a year.

  • HSC 4430 - Resource Management  3 credit hours  

    HSC 4430 - Resource Management

    3 credit hours

    Opportunity to identify and integrate the management functions of the Human Sciences areas. Emphasis on management roles and responsibilities of Human Sciences professionals, the relationship of the learning organization concept to the Human Science profession, and the use of quality improvement techniques to solve Human Sciences-related problems.

 

  • TXMD 3120 - Textiles II  3 credit hours  or see list**

    TXMD 3120 - Textiles II

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: TXMD 2110, TXMD 2200, TXMD 2180/TXMD 2181. Studio course including research and discussion of recent developments in the textile industry regarding surface design techniques, material testing, and industry economics (including sustainability issues). Work will be completed focusing on contemporary textile industry problems related to raw materials, sourcing, distribution, retailing, and consumption. Five contact hours per week.

  • TXMD 3170 - Fashion Branding  3 credit hours  

    TXMD 3170 - Fashion Branding

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: TXMD 2180/TXMD 2181. Principles underlying the fashion process and the study of fashion branding. Special emphasis on the dissemination of fashion throughout the world market and to the fashion designers and business leaders in the fashion world today. Offered once a year.

 

  • TXMD 3150 - Apparel Selection and Evaluation

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: TXMD 2180/TXMD 2181. An overview of the apparel industry structure and the functions of each division. Emphasis on recognizing quality in relation to fabrication, construction, and design of garments. No construction involved. Offered once a year.

  • TXMD 3300 - Clothing II  3 credit hours  

    TXMD 3300 - Clothing II

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: TXMD 3200. Advanced fashion problems with an emphasis on fitting and finishing. A series of half-scale sample exercise projects and full-scale garments will be completed. Meets five hours per week. Offered once a year.  

Subtotal: 15 Hours

Junior Spring

  • TXMD 3120 - Textiles II  3 credit hours  or see list**

    TXMD 3120 - Textiles II

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: TXMD 2110, TXMD 2200, TXMD 2180/TXMD 2181. Studio course including research and discussion of recent developments in the textile industry regarding surface design techniques, material testing, and industry economics (including sustainability issues). Work will be completed focusing on contemporary textile industry problems related to raw materials, sourcing, distribution, retailing, and consumption. Five contact hours per week.

  • ACTG 2110 - Principles of Accounting I

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: A college-level math course; ENGL 1010; sophomore standing. Financial accounting for proprietorships and partnerships with emphasis on the accounting cycle for service and merchandising organizations. Additional topics include accounting for receivables; inventories; property, plant, and equipment; and current liabilities. (Not open to students with credit in ACTG 3000.)

  • ACTG 3000 - Survey of Accounting for General Business

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: A college-level math course; ENGL 1010; sophomore standing. Accounting cycle given minor emphasis; financial statement analysis and managerial uses of accounting given major emphasis. May be used for general business minors or M.B.A. candidates who have had no previous accounting courses. (Not open to Accounting majors and students with credit in ACTG 2110 and ACTG 2120.)

Subtotal: 15 Hours

Senior Fall

  • CDFS 3320 - Family Relations  3 credit hours  

    CDFS 3320 - Family Relations

    3 credit hours

    Family systems, giving consideration to interpersonal relationships. The structure, function, and development of families in a changing society and in relation to other social institutions.

  • TXMD 4170 - Social Aspects of Clothing

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: Senior standing (90 credit hours) and completion of Soc/Beh Sci General Education requirements.The interaction of sociological, psychological, economic, and cultural implications of clothing and textiles. Offered once a year.

  • HSC 4410 - Consumer Economics  3 credit hours  

    HSC 4410 - Consumer Economics

    3 credit hours

    Study of the economic system and factors influencing consumer decisions and the marketplace; identifies social, economic, and political forces shaping consumer demands; and analyzes the influence of customs, trends, peer groups, and advertising.

Subtotal: 15 Hours

Senior Spring

  • TXMD 4100 - Fashion Promotion  3 credit hours  

    TXMD 4100 - Fashion Promotion

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisite: TXMD 4170 or TXMD 4320; senior standing (90 credit hours). An overview of the sales promotion process in relation to the fashion industry; emphasis on advertising, visual merchandising, special events, and fashion show production. Offered once per year.

  • TXMD 4150 - Fashion Buying  3 credit hours  

    TXMD 4150 - Fashion Buying

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: TXMD 3170, ACTG 2110 or ACTG 3000, senior standing (90 credit hours). Principles of marketing, retailing, and sales as they apply to the merchandising of fashion goods. Special emphasis on fashion buying, planning, control, and computer applications for apparel businesses. Offered once a year.

  • HSC 4000 - Senior Seminar  1 credit hour credit hours  

    HSC 4000 - Senior Seminar

    1 credit hour credit hours

    Prerequisites: HSC 1010 and junior standing. Examines Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences professions from a global perspective. Identifies skills for success in developing and managing a career. Includes resume and cover letters, leadership, networking, life/work planning, and ethics and professionalism in Human Sciences fields.

 

  • TXMD 4140 - Apparel Manufacturing and Sourcing

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: TXMD 2180/TXMD 2181. Overview of textiles/apparel industry processes from raw material to consumption for apparel and other consumer products. Examines production and marketing of products, technological developments, domestic and global market strategies, and environmental practices via field trips. Offered once a year.

  • TXMD 4400 - Fashion Product Line Development and Merchandising

    3 credit hours

    Prerequisites: TXMD 3320, TXMD 4220, or HSC 4430; senior standing (90 credit hours). Senior capstone course that requires application of skills and knowledge gained in the major coursework in a realistic industry context. Create an original product line in a team environment; design, construct, market and merchandise product line, and enter into a juried design competition and/or sell through a retail outlet. Meets five hours per week. Offered once a year.

Subtotal: 15 Hours

NOTE:

The number of elective hours required depends upon the choice of minors. All students must have a minimum of 120 hours to graduate, so the number of elective hours may vary.
 *Minor may be selected from any of the following: Business Administration - 18 hours; Entrepreneurship - 18 hours; French - 18 hours; Marketing - 15 hours; Management - 15 hours; Mass Communication - 18 hours; or Spanish - 18 hours.
**A total of 9 semester hours must be earned and selected from any of the following courses: TXMD 3120TXMD 3200, TXMD 3220, TXMD 3370TXMD 4140TXMD 4400HSC 4043, HSC 4053HSC 4103; or CDFS 3330.

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Textiles, Merchandising, and Design

TXMD 1110 - Basic Design
3 credit hours

Studio course that applies the elements and principles of design, aesthetics, and problem solving within the framework of apparel design and fashion merchandising. Basic introductory sewing techniques included to apply design fundamentals to fabric. Meets five hours per week.  

TXMD 1170 - Introduction to the Fashion Industry
3 credit hours

How the fashion world operates from planning stages to consumer. Emphasis on production and distribution of fashion goods, current trends, and technological developments.  

TXMD 2110 - Fashion Forecasting
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: TXMD 2180 and TXMD 2181. Explores forecasting frameworks and theories for explaining fashion dynamics. Application of forecasting techniques to project future change.

TXMD 2180 - Textiles I
3 credit hours

Corequisite: TXMD 2181. An overview of the textile industry including fibers, yarns, fabric construction, dyeing/printing techniques, and finishes. Emphasis placed on the selection of textile products in relation to end use. Includes labwork involving physical testing. Four contact hours per week.

TXMD 2181 - Textiles I Laboratory
0 credit hours

Corequisite: TXMD 2180.

TXMD 3110 - Fashion Promotion
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: TXMD 4170 or TXMD 4320; senior standing (90 credit hours). An overview of the sales promotion process in relation to the fashion industry; emphasis on advertising, visual merchandising, special events, and fashion show production. Offered once per year.

TXMD 3120 - Textiles II
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: TXMD 2110, TXMD 4180, TXMD 2180/TXMD 2181. An overview of quality control using state-of-the-art textile testing equipment. Analysis of fibers and fabrics with emphasis on labwork involving chemical and physical testing. Correlation of test results in predicting fabric performance in relation to end use. Five contact hours per week.

TXMD 3150 - Apparel Selection and Evaluation
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: TXMD 2180/TXMD 2181. An overview of the apparel industry structure and the functions of each division. Emphasis on recognizing quality in relation to fabrication, construction, and design of garments. No construction involved. Offered once a year.

TXMD 3170 - Fashion Branding
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: TXMD 2180/TXMD 2181. Principles underlying the fashion process and the study of fashion branding. Special emphasis on the dissemination of fashion throughout the world market and to the fashion designers and business leaders in the fashion world today. Offered once a year.

TXMD 3200 - Clothing I
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:TXMD 2180/TXMD 2181. Fundamental clothing construction processes necessary for advanced work in clothing, including sewing machine operation. Garment construction from a commercial pattern and quality standards. Meets five hours per week. Offered once a year.

TXMD 3220 - Patternmaking I
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: TXMD 3300. Adaptation of commercial sloper patterns to individual proportions, pattern designing and application of principles of design to apparel designing. Five contact hours per week. Offered once a year.

TXMD 3300 - Clothing II
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: TXMD 3200. Advanced fashion problems with an emphasis on fitting and finishing. A series of half-scale sample exercise projects and full-scale garments will be completed. Meets five hours per week. Offered once a year.  

TXMD 3320 - Patternmaking II
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: TXMD 3200 and TXMD 3220. Advanced apparel design techniques including patterning, draping, drafting, grading, and marker development via manual and computerized techniques. Five contact hours per week. Offered once a year.

TXMD 3370 - Fashion Illustration I
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: TXMD 2180/TXMD 2181. An overview of fashion illustration techniques allowing skill development of the fashion croquis and garments using various media techniques to communicate fashion ideas, moods, and details. Meets five hours per week. Offered once a year.

TXMD 4140 - Apparel Manufacturing and Sourcing
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: TXMD 2180/TXMD 2181. Overview of textiles/apparel industry processes from raw material to consumption for apparel and other consumer products. Examines production and marketing of products, technological developments, domestic and global market strategies, and environmental practices via field trips. Offered once a year.

TXMD 4150 - Fashion Buying
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: TXMD 3170, ACTG 2110 or ACTG 3000, senior standing (90 credit hours). Principles of marketing, retailing, and sales as they apply to the merchandising of fashion goods. Special emphasis on fashion buying, planning, control, and computer applications for apparel businesses. Offered once a year.

TXMD 4170 - Social Aspects of Clothing
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: Senior standing (90 credit hours) and completion of Soc/Beh Sci General Education requirements.The interaction of sociological, psychological, economic, and cultural implications of clothing and textiles. Offered once a year.

TXMD 4180 - History of Fashion
3 credit hours

Survey of clothing and design from ancient to modern periods; consideration given to social, economic, and cultural conditions reflected in dress. Offered once a year.  

TXMD 4220 - Computer-Aided Apparel Design I
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: TXMD 2180/TXMD 2181. Introduces computer basics and the Windows operating environment; computer-aided design applications related to the apparel and textile industries, including fashion sketching with stylus and graphics tablet, design evolution and line development; current CAD software utilized. Five hours per week. Offered once a year.  

TXMD 4320 - Computer Aided Apparel Design II
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: TXMD 4220. Provides opportunity to develop advanced skills using state-of-the-art CAD software. Focuses on developing textile and apparel activities applicable within the industry today. Students will investigate career opportunities and develop a portfolio containing applicable design projects and business forms. Five contact hours per week. Offered once a year.

TXMD 4370 - Fashion Illustration II
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: TXMD 3370. Further exploration of the color rendering, markers, colored graphics, and computer graphics to develop compositions depicting garment silhouette, textiles, details, and mood. Five contact hours per week. Offered every other year.

TXMD 4400 - Fashion Product Line Development and Merchandising
3 credit hours

Prerequisites: TXMD 3320, TXMD 4220, or HSC 4430; senior standing (90 credit hours). Senior capstone course that requires application of skills and knowledge gained in the major coursework in a realistic industry context. Create an original product line in a team environment; design, construct, market and merchandise product line, and enter into a juried design competition and/or sell through a retail outlet. Meets five hours per week. Offered once a year.