Textiles, Merchandising, and Design, B.S.

The Textiles, Merchandising, and Design curriculum at Middle Tennessee State University is designed to give students in-depth knowledge and skills necessary for a variety of professional careers in the fashion industry. A major in Textiles, Merchandising, and Design with a concentration in fashion merchandising may lead to employment in areas of retailing, visual merchandising, promotion, wholesaling, or consulting. The demand for graduates with such skills continues to grow. A USDA report indicates that there is a large unmet demand for professionals in the fashion business in the USA and that this demand will escalate during the coming years.

Students selecting the apparel design concentration may be employed in some of the same areas or may have careers as fashion designers or patternmakers with apparel manufacturers. The apparel design concentration is a result of routine requests from potential employers as well as requests from current and potential students. Since relatively few design programs exist in the Southeast where many apparel manufacturers have moved in the last few years, the Department of Human Sciences at MTSU added the design emphasis to take advantage of this potential market.

B.S., Textiles, Merchandising, and Design is accredited by AAFCS. In the spirit of sharing information related to program performance with the public, the following data is provided.

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  • Total Credit Hours Required for Degree: 120
  • Total Time to Graduate (14-17 Credit Hours Each Term): 8 Semesters or 4 years (if attending only fall and spring terms)
    *The time to graduation is for students beginning the program with no prior college credit. 

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