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Apparel, Merchandising and Design

Iowa State University

48 months
Duration
24862 USD/year
23230 USD/year
8042 USD/year
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About

The Apparel, Merchandising and Design program at Iowa State University offers students a broad understanding of textile and apparel products, merchandising and marketing strategies, technical and creative design, product development, production processes, and business practices leading to a wide range of careers at state, national, and international levels in business and industry.

Overview

Courses in the Apparel, Merchandising and Design program at Iowa State University provide scientific, technical, and humanistic knowledge about textiles, apparel, and related products basic to career preparation.  Courses also provide knowledge applicable to the development and use of apparel and textile products by individuals, families, and institutions.  

The program provides a foundation for graduate study.  Graduates understand the production, distribution, and use of textiles and apparel, aesthetic expression, and communication.  They are prepared to plan, develop, source and present textile and apparel products to meet the needs of consumers.  

Students understand the issues involved in textile and apparel production and marketing, both nationally and internationally.  Graduates appreciate the interdependence of nations and cultures as producers and consumers of textile products.

An option in merchandising prepares students for the planning, development, and presentation of market-oriented product lines and events.  

Career opportunities :

An option in merchandising and retail analytics prepares students for the planning, promotion, and presentation of market-oriented product lines and events.  Career opportunities are in buying, promotion, sales, product development, branding, and management in both manufacturing and retailing sectors with a focus on the textile and apparel industry. 

 An option of fashion communications prepares students for the development and delivery of visual, written, and oral communication.  Career opportunities are in visual merchandising, styling, fashion influencing, social media, and communication. 

 An option in creative and technical design is appropriate for those interested in the aesthetic and creative aspects of design, technical design, costuming, textile design, and product development.  

An option in product development and innovation is appropriate for those interested in developing innovative products for special markets including accessories. footwear, performance wear, smart textiles, functional apparel, and softgoods for home.  Career opportunities include designer, materials testing, quality assurance, and technical design.

  An option in product management and sourcing is appropriate for those interested in both line planning, product development, and merchandising products or lines for consumer groups, sourcing, quality assurance, and manufacturing. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Aesthetics and Brand Image
  • Technical Communication
  • Digital Textile Printing for Apparel Design
  • Fashion Illustration
  • Retail Merchandising
  • Dress, Appearance, and Diversity in Society

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The deadlines are for international students.

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Credits

123 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Other requirements

General requirements

Freshman Academic Requirements:

  • 4 years of English or your native language
  • 3 years of science (including at least two years of laboratory science courses which emphasize elements of biology, chemistry, or physics)
  • 3 years of math (including algebra and geometry)
  • 2 years of social studies
  • SAT or ACT test scores are not required for admission, but providing them will speed up your admission decision. SAT or ACT is required for freshman scholarship consideration.
Transfer Academic Requirements:
  • Minimum cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 2.25 in all transferable courses attempted (note: applicants who have earned an associate’s degree may be admitted with at least a 2.00 GPA)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24862 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12431 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    23230 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11615 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    8042 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4021 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Ames

1158 - 1797 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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