Apparel Merchandising & Design Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant, MI
Why Study Apparel Merchandising & Design at Central Michigan University?
Where Our Graduates Are Bebe Visual Merchandiser Oak Brook, IL Macy’s Department Manager Boston, MA Johnson Controls International Trim Engineer Plymouth, MI Jantzen Design Director Portland, OR Champion Sports Visual Coordinator Bradenton, FL Cessna Assistant Designer Wichita, KS Hollister CAD Designer Columbus, OH Mervyn’s Technical Designer San Francisco, CA Jockey International Merchandise Coordinator Kenosha, WI Nordstrom’s Department Manager Tampa, FL Seaton Corporation Color/Trend Director for Asia Los Angeles, CA Harstrings Product Coordinator Strafford, PA Jacque Moret Assistant Designer New York City, NY Dillard’s Associate Designer Little Rock, AK JcPenney Product Evaluator Dallas, TX
Internship Experience ALL of our students have the opportunity to complete an internship with leading firms in the apparel design, merchandising, manufacturing or textile industries. DKNY The Gap Nordstrom’s The Buckle Old Navy Cold As Ice Click here to see more about Internships
State of the Art Facilities Real world software including computer-aided-design (CAD), product-data-management (PDM) and visual merchandising applications are integrated throughout the curriculum. Visual Retailing Dreamweaver Graphic Spec Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop U4ia Microsoft Office Suite 2003 Mikalis High Speed Internet Connection Modaris
Textile Testing Laboratory ALL of our students complete a sequence of textile courses that include textile product analysis and textile testing utilizing standard methods in an actual textile testing laboratory. Abrasion Resistance Pilling Colorfastness Dimensional Change Flammability Wrinkle & Soil Resistance Tensile Properties Fabric Appearance & Hand
Textile Testing Laboratory
Apparel Production Room
The Body Scanner
Four laser light sources
Collects 300,000 data points in 12 seconds
Results in 3D image
Results in a set of over 80 body measurements
The Body Scanner After the scan is completed, four views are available to examine simultaneously.
The Thermal Camera Measures the amount of heat emitted from an object or person . Temperature measurements are used to redesign apparel when heat is an issue, such as athletic or cold weather wear.
Environmental Chamber Garments can be tested in a variety of different environmental conditions Temperature ranges from -20F to 200F Humidity ranges from 5% to 95%
Global Focus Our curriculum reflects the global nature of the apparel/textile complex from introductory to senior level courses. Russia London Hong Kong
Industry Collaboration: CAD Design Competitions
Participating companies include:
Abercrombie & Fitch
Industry Collaboration: Reebok Students collaborate with Reebok to design impact resistant sports apparel. Click the Icon above to listen to a radio clip about the collaboration.
Industry Collaboration: Brooks Brothers The Advanced CAD class collaborated with Brooks Brothers to develop a Web site that would allow for customization of women’s professional apparel. Designs were produced using U4ia and Illustrator that could have interchangeable fabrics, colors and styles.
Industry Collaboration: Malden Mills Malden Mills, the makers of PolarTec fabrics, challenged AMD students to develop prototypes utilizing their innovative electric textiles. The HEATME SCARF was developed by students Michele Palmatier and Sarah Bokor. It is a 4-way reversible scarf that can be heated for the wearer's thermal satisfaction.
Service Activities Students in functional apparel design constructed a high fashion dress using 100 % mosquito netting to bring awareness to the global problem of malaria and ways to prevent it.
Fashion Production & Presentation Annually, our students produce a professional level fashion presentation and exhibition of original apparel designs to an audience of over 1300 in Finch on CMU’s campus.
Study Abroad Click here to see more about Study Abroad Paris, London, Leeds, and Hong Kong are some of the destinations for our students who desire to study abroad. In fact, more majors in apparel merchandising and design study abroad than any other major at CMU. London Hong Kong Milan Paris
New York Fashion Field Study Students have the opportunity to participate in an intensive study of the garment district in NYC as well as other regional fashion centers.
5 Years 2 Degrees One Program
Accelerated Master’s program in
Apparel Merchandising and Design
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FAMD (Fashion Association of Merchandising & Design) FAMD is an active student organization that serves as an informal network for students with an interest in design and fashion. FAMD provides leadership opportunities for students and offers professionally related activities outside of the classroom.
Excellent Faculty Teaching is top priority Typically small class sizes Active involvement in career guidance and placement Active involvement in FAMD Engage in joint research projects with students for exhibitions
Campus Founded more than a century ago as a teacher's college, Central Michigan University has evolved into a doctoral / research public university that is ranked among the best in the Midwest. CMU provides its growing student population with modern facilities and technology, faculty who are dedicated to student-centered teaching and research, and a selection of more than 200 programs at the bachelor's, master's, specialist's and doctoral levels. The university's academic reputation is complemented by opportunities for experiential learning and scholarship. As a doctoral / research-intensive university - a distinguished classification made by The Carnegie Foundation - Central Michigan supports knowledge development and active learning at undergraduate, graduate and faculty levels. Students are prepared for careers through internships, real-world research and experiences with advanced technology.
University Activities Clubs, organizations, sororities, fraternities Intramural sports Student Activity Center Leadership Institute Career Services Art, Music, Theatre …… and much more!!!
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