Bachelor On Campus

Apparel, Merchandising, Design and Textiles

Washington State University

48 months
27113 USD/year
13156 USD/year
5498 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The apparel, merchandising, and textiles major integrates an understanding of design, textiles, business, and retail merchandising — the necessary components in bringing products from concept to consumer. The Apparel, Merchandising, Design and Textiles program is offered by Washington State University.

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A set of core courses provide a foundation in principles of aesthetics, business, textiles, global markets, apparel production, and retail environments. The apparel, textile and fashion industries operate in a global market, making an understanding of the world economy and cultural diversity essential. Team building, communications, decision-making, and problem-solving skills are emphasized throughout the curriculum.

Majors in apparel, merchandising, and textiles can specialize in merchandising or apparel design.

Careers in apparel, merchandising, design & textiles

The Apparel, Merchandising, Design and Textiles program offered by Washington State University  provides a wide range of career opportunities within design, product development, merchandising, marketing, retailing, and promotion.

Common positions include:

  • Apparel Designer
  • Technical Designer
  • Pattern Maker
  • Fashion Illustrator
  • Visual Merchandiser
  • Brand Identity Specialist
  • Sales Representative
  • Buyer
  • Retail Manager
  • Textile Designer
  • Textiles Specialist
  • Market Analyst
  • Entrepreneur
  • Catalog Developer
  • Wardrobe Consultant
  • Graphic Artist

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Apparel and Textile Product Development
  • Historic Costumes and Textiles
  • Advanced Assembly Techniques
  • Draping and Flat Pattern
  • Fitting the Human Form
  • Fashion Line Pre-development
  • Fashion Line Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • National: The fall semester admission priority application date for first-year students is January 31. You can still apply after this date on a space-available basis
  • International: WSU accepts international undergraduate applications at any time of year and operates on a rolling admission basis.


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be considered for admission to Washington State University as a freshman, a student needs to complete at least 12 years of school, culminating in an appropriate secondary certificate or external examination. (We may consider the first year or two of university in some countries to be secondary level.)
  • Schooling should include preparation in humanities, mathematics, basic sciences, and social sciences.
  • WSU requires a minimum grade point average of 2.70 (on a 4.00 scale) for admission as an international freshman.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27113 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27113 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    13156 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13156 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    5498 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5498 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Pullman

904 - 1507 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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