MSU helmetApparel and Textile Design

The apparel and textiles program emphasizes creativity and experimentation that mingles design with art. Students combine fine art, couture and technical design to create original garments that reflect an understanding of global issues such as sustainability and cultural dress.

The core of the program emphasizes aesthetics and creativity, two-and three-dimensional apparel and textile design skills, design technologies, the historical and cultural aspects of dress and textiles, sustainable design, and the role of apparel and textiles in a global context.

What can I do with Apparel and Textile Design?

Graduates pursue careers in a range of industries, excelling in jobs that demand deep knowledge of fashion, art and design.

Alumni work at:

  • Alice + Olivia
  • Puma
  • Toyota Motor
  • Glamhouse
  • Fashion Institute of Technology
  • Teen Vogue
  • JLM Couture

Alumni work as:

  • Soft trim engineers
  • Merchandising planning coordinators
  • Assistant designers
  • Fabric lab assistants
  • Product development coordinators
  • Menswear designers
  • Stylist & studio coordinators


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