Department of Clothing, Textiles, and Interior Design

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.

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Programs

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.

Faculty

Chair
  • Foster, Shirley P.
Associate Professor
  • Koonts, Marcy L.
  • Thompson, Amanda
Instructors
  • Davis, Babs
  • Faulkner, Cassandra M.
  • Lee, Michelle
  • Robinson, Paula H.
  • Taylor, Brian
Adjuncts
  • Carol Kendrick
  • Silke Suhr
  • Darryl Thornton
Assistant Professors
  • Kissinger, Beverly A.
  • Peaslee, John E.
  • Maki, Kristin
  • Tong, Michelle
  • Foster, Shirley P.
  • Wimberley, Virginia S.
  • Sickler, Stephanie
Office Staff
  • Donna McGee

Courses

CTD
546
Hours
3
Cult Dynam Apparel Text

Examination of the impact of cultural dynamics on apparel and textile production and marketing.

CTD
548
Hours
3
History Of Costumes

Study of costume development from prehistoric to modern times; includes cultural forces in relation to the evolution of costume.

CTD
549
Hours
3
Social Psychological Aspects of Clothing

Application of behavioral science theories to clothing.

CTD
561
Hours
3
Quality Control for Textiles

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.

Prerequisite(s): CTD 261
CTD
581
Hours
1-3
Practicum Cloth & Text

Supervised experience in a business related to the major field of study.

CTD
590
Hours
1-4
Spec Prob Clothing

Independent investigation of selected topics in clothing.

CTD
591
Hours
1-4
Spec Prob Interior Desgn

Independent investigation of selected topics in interior design.

CTD
592
Hours
1-4
Spec Prob In Textiles

Independent investigation of selected topics in textiles.

CTD
593
Hours
3
Readings Cloth Textiles

Comprehensive review and critical evaluation of the literature in clothing and textiles.

CTD
594
Hours
1-4
Readings Interior Design

Comprehensive review and critical evaluation of the literature in interior design.

CTD
595
Hours
3
Ctd Research I

Discussions emphasizing contemporary issues, trends, relevant research, professional problems, and interests of students.

CTD
596
Hours
3
Research II Clothing & Textile

Survey and evaluation of current research in clothing and textiles.

CTD
599
Hours
1-6
Thesis Research

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