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Apparel, Textiles and Design, BS

What will I study?

The Bachelor of Science degree in Apparel, Textile and Design (ATD) is a broad based program preparing students for fashion retail, garment design and construction, as well as home based business and community service. The senior internship gives practical experience for each student in a professional workplace. The ATD Exhibit showcases student projects combining principles of art, design and construction. The Apparel, Textile and Design major supports the University's goal of Christlike character. This major requires 48 credits.

Program Learning Outcomes
The student will ...
-- Professionally construct and alter garments following biblical guidelines of modesty.
-- Design original patterns for garment construction.
-- Apply biblical principles to retail merchandising in the business of fashion.
-- Compile a professional portfolio of Apparel, Textiles and Design artwork.

What classes will I take?

Future Careers

Career fields open to you include:

  • Adult educator
  • Alterations
  • Clothing designer
  • Decorating consultant
  • Department store manager
  • Entrepreneur—clothing construction, home decorating, specialty sewing
  • Fabric store demonstrator
  • Fabric store manager
  • Fashion advisor
  • Fashion consultant/designer
  • Fashion journalist
  • FCS professional for a business or corporation
  • Image/color consultant
  • Interior design seamstress
  • Interior design workroom supervisor
  • Middle school, high school, or college professor
  • Quilter
  • Seamstress
  • Tailor
  • Textiles technician
  • Wedding attire designer and seamstress
  • Window treatment consultant

Students can network with a variety of employers through our online placement service, CareerCentral. A multitude of employment opportunities are posted annually. In addition, over 60 businesses and 150 Christian schools/mission boards/Christian organizations come on campus to recruit students in a variety of majors through on-campus interviews and job/ministry fairs. The Career Services office also helps students by holding seminars on resume preparation and interview techniques.

Career Services can help you prepare for job hunting and networking with employers.

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