The primary educational goal established by the apparel design major at UA is to prepare students for entry level positions in the fashion and textile industries. Sequential course offerings provide basic and upper level skill development and knowledge of the design field. The experience that students gain during their tenure provides an excellent foundation for professional and educational development. The common body of knowledge is taught not only through studio classes but also in hands on runway shows which feature student designed and constructed garments.
The interior design Program at The University of Alabama is dedicated to providing students with competent, entry level design skills that address the aesthetic, psychological and environmental issues impacting interior space. The location of the program in the College of Human Environmental Science's department of clothing, textiles and interior design ensures that students develop a design philosophy which focuses on users and their changing needs. The program strives to instill in students the motivation for excellence based on the knowledge of the principles and elements of design in appropriate application to the build environment.
The Human Environmental Sciences (M.S.) specialization in clothing, textiles and interior design provides preparation for careers in higher education, business and industry and government services, and for admission to doctoral programs in clothing, textiles and interior design and related fields.
- Foster, Shirley P.
- Koonts, Marcy L.
- Thompson, Amanda
- Davis, Babs
- Faulkner, Cassandra M.
- Lee, Michelle
- Robinson, Paula H.
- Taylor, Brian
- Carol Kendrick
- Silke Suhr
- Darryl Thornton
- Kissinger, Beverly A.
- Peaslee, John E.
- Maki, Kristin
- Tong, Michelle
- Foster, Shirley P.
- Wimberley, Virginia S.
- Sickler, Stephanie
- Donna McGee
Examination of the impact of cultural dynamics on apparel and textile production and marketing.
Study of costume development from prehistoric to modern times; includes cultural forces in relation to the evolution of costume.
Application of behavioral science theories to clothing.
Quality Assurance for Textile offers the opportunity for graduate fashion retailing and apparel design students to develop a deeper and broader understanding of textile materials. Offered during the fall semester only, the class meets with the lectures and labs of CTD 461.
Supervised experience in a business related to the major field of study.
Independent investigation of selected topics in clothing.
Independent investigation of selected topics in interior design.
Independent investigation of selected topics in textiles.
Comprehensive review and critical evaluation of the literature in clothing and textiles.
Comprehensive review and critical evaluation of the literature in interior design.
Discussions emphasizing contemporary issues, trends, relevant research, professional problems, and interests of students.
Survey and evaluation of current research in clothing and textiles.
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