Apparel Design and Merchandising

College of Health Sciences
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Degree Options

B.S. in Apparel Design and Merchandising

Who Would be Interested in Apparel Design and Merchandising?

  • If you are highly motivated and like a challenge in a fast-paced environment
  • If you understand the implications of new information, and are able to analyze and interpret numbers
  • If you are articulate and able to communicate well with others
  • If you are a careful listener who is interested in working with others

Why Apparel Design and Merchandising?

  • Excellent career opportunities exist for people who have knowledge of the fast-paced world of fashion, who understand textile product development, and who also possess keen business skills.
  • As the only apparel design program in the Commonwealth, EKU ADM balances classroom experience with real-life application through numerous opportunities in cooperative education and internship.
  • You learn theories of fashion diffusion, individual development, and consumer behavior to better understand the client and customer.
  • You learn the specifics of textile performance, evaluate apparel quality, create displays, produce a fashion show, plan merchandise assortment, develop original designs, and create a full apparel line.
  • You learn in small hands-on classes.

Where Are Recent Graduates Employed?

  • Macy's
  • Lucky Magazine
  • Magic (world's largest apparel trade show)
  • White House/Black Market
  • Chico's
  • Tianhai Lace Company, Ltd

How Do I Get More Information?

Contact Dr. Amber Chatelain, Program Coordinator

Contact Dr. Dana Bush, Department Chair (859) 622-3445

Are There Scholarship Opportunities?

Burrier Freshman Scholarship