Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design / Communications

Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design / Communications Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

The Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design Communications option combines a background in textiles and fashion with advertisting or another area of media communications. The program prepares you for a rewarding career in the fast-paced, deadline-driven environment of textiles and fashion communications. You will work closely with both Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design faculty and faculty in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications.

Careers in communications demand a global perspective and a solid understanding of the economic, aesthetic, sociological and cultural factors that influence both product innovation and consumer response. Branding, trend-forecasting, promotion and networking skills must all be highly refined and strongly grounded in an understanding of the marketplace and of consumer behavior.

Careers

  • Marketing / promotion
  • Fashion journalism
  • Retail promotion
  • Small business development
  • Merchandising

Application to this program

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Bachelor of Science 4-Year Plan

Year 1

Semester 1 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
JOMC 101 Principles of Mass Media 3 cr
MATH 101 College Algebra 3 cr
TMFD 112 Product Development I: Garment Assembly 3 cr
TMFD 123 Clothing and Human Behavior 3 cr
JOMC 130 1 cr
JOMC 131 1 cr
Total Credits 14
Semester 2 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
ADPR 151 Introduction to Advertising and Public Relations 3 cr
AHIS 101 Cave Paintings to Cathedrals 3 cr
TMFD 104 Computer Basics for TMFD 1 cr
TMFD 144 Introduction to Design Theory and Criticism 3 cr
TMFD 145 Color Studio: Theory and Practice 3 cr
JOMC 133 1 cr
JOMC 132 1 cr
Total Credits 15

Year 2

Semester 3 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
ADPR 283 Strategy Development for Advertising and Public Relations 3 cr
TMFD 146 Visualization Studio 3 cr
CHEM 105 Chemistry in Context I 4 cr
ECON 200 Economic Essentials and Issues 3 cr
TMFD 212 Product Development II: Apparel Analysis and Development 3 cr
Total Credits 16
Semester 4 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
AHIS 102 Renaissance to Modern Art 3 cr
PSYC 181 Introduction to Psychology 4 cr
TMFD 206 Textiles 3 cr
TMFD 213 Merchandising I: Textile and Apparel Industry 3 cr
JOMC 134 2 cr
Total Credits 15

Year 3

Semester 5 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
Select any Journalism course 3 cr
Select any Journalism course 3 cr
TMFD 405/805 Advanced Textiles 3 cr
STAT 218 Introduction to Statistics 3 cr
Select 3 hrs: TMFD 216, TMFD 313, TMFD 410, TMFD 425, TMFD 428, TMFD 492, TMFD 493, TMFD 498 3 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 6 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
ADPR 489/889 Advertising and Public Relations Campaigns 3 cr
Elective 4 cr
JOMC 486/886 Mass Media Law 3 cr
TMFD 312 Product Development III: Fashion Analysis and Presentation 3 cr
TMFD 314 Textiles and Apparel Merchandising and Promotion 3 cr
Total Credits 16
Summer Sessions
Course Credit Hours
TMFD 498 or TMFD 492 2 cr
Total Credits 2

Year 4

Semester 7 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
Select any Journalism course 3 cr
JOMC 487/887 Mass Media and Society 3 cr
TMFD 407/807 History of Costume 3 cr
TMFD 412/812 Product Development IV: Trend Analysis and Product Conceptualization 3 cr
TMFD 422/822 International Textile and Apparel Sourcing 3 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 8 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
Select any Journalism course 3 cr
TMFD 406/806 Textile Testing and Evaluation 3 cr
TMFD 408/808 History of Textiles 3 cr
Elective 6 cr
Total Credits 15
PLEASE NOTE

This document represents a sample 4-year plan for degree completion with this major. Actual course selection and sequence may vary and should be discussed individually with your college or department academic adviser. Advisers also can help you plan other experiences to enrich your undergraduate education such as internships, education abroad, undergraduate research, learning communities, and service learning and community-based learning.