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

Textiles Merchandising and Design

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

The Apparel Design Concentration is part of the Bachelor of Science in Textiles, Merchandising, and Design at MTSU.

Apparel Design blends a flair for fashion with practical knowledge of all aspects of the business. Students who have a talent for design and creating clothes, for themselves or others, can apply their creativity in classes designed to expand their knowledge of the practical side of the multibillion-dollar fashion industry. MTSU, with the only apparel design program at a state university in Tennessee, boasts one of the relatively few such programs in the Southeast and one of the best. The major in Textiles, Merchandising, and Design (TXMD) leads to entry-level career opportunities in various fashion-related industries. Textiles, Merchandising, and Design majors and minors must earn a grade of C (2.0) or higher in all TXMD courses. 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.

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MTSU becomes National Retail Federation member

MTSU becomes National Retail Federation member

Selected students in the TXMD program attended the 2024 NRF Foundation Student Program in New York City, where  they connect retailers with talent from across the country. Students had an opportunity to attend the career fair, receive mentoring, apply for scholarships, and attend events at the conference. This event allows students to explore career paths and other opportunities in retail before graduating. There are still several interviews pending however, 66% of the MTSU students in attendance secured interviews with retailers, and one-third secured employment after graduation.

See https://nrffoundation.org/campus

Take a backstage look at MTSU student-led annual TXMD runway show [+VIDEO]

Middle Tennessee State University Textiles, Merchandising and Design Program students set their sights on an “Unstoppable Future” as this year’s annual fashion show recently stepped onto the runway.[ Read More ]

January ‘Out of the Blue’ features psychology program, student-veteran profile, TXMD program [WATCH]

A new year begins with the latest informative episode of “Out of the Blue,” the television magazine program for Middle Tennessee State University.  On this January 2024 episode, host Andrew Oppmann explores an in-demand program and concentration in the Psychology Department, hears about how the Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center helped [ Read More ]

News Briefs

MTSU becomes National Retail Federation member

Selected students in the TXMD program attended the 2024 NRF Foundation Student Program in New York City, where  they connect retailers with talent from across the country. Students had an opportunity to attend the career fair, receive mentoring, apply for scholarships, and attend events at the conference. This event allows students to explore career paths and other opportunities in retail before graduating. There are still several interviews pending however, 66% of the MTSU students in attendance secured interviews with retailers, and one-third secured employment after graduation.

See https://nrffoundation.org/campus

Take a backstage look at MTSU student-led annual TXMD runway show [+VIDEO]

Middle Tennessee State University Textiles, Merchandising and Design Program students set their sights on an “Unstoppable Future” as this year’s annual fashion show recently stepped onto the runway.[ Read More ]

January ‘Out of the Blue’ features psychology program, student-veteran profile, TXMD program [WATCH]

A new year begins with the latest informative episode of “Out of the Blue,” the television magazine program for Middle Tennessee State University.  On this January 2024 episode, host Andrew Oppmann explores an in-demand program and concentration in the Psychology Department, hears about how the Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center helped [ Read More ]

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CAREERS

Fashion designers work in wholesale or manufacturing establishments, apparel companies, retailers, theater or dance companies, and design firms. Entry-level career opportunities include:

  • Assistant Apparel Designer
  • Fashion Designer
  • Fashion Forecaster
  • Fit Specialist
  • Patternmaker
  • Personal Stylist
  • Product Development Specialist
  • Sourcing Agent
  • Technical Designer

Employers of MTSU alumni include:

  • Abercrombie
  • Cracker Barrel
  • David’s Bridal
  • Ceri Hoover Bags
  • DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse
  • e-Allen Boutique
  • Effortless Style
  • Fruit of the Loom
  • Genesco
  • Haute Hippie
  • Johnston and Murphy
  • Juicy Couture
  • Julianna Bass
  • Los Angeles Opera
  • Lula Roe
  • Manufacture New York
  • Singer Viking Pfaff Worldwide
  • TSC
  • Under Armour
  • U.S. Patent and Trademarks Office
  • Workwear
  • Zulily

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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.

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