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​Apparel design students collaborating with students in Honduras

As an Apparel Design student, you will study the conceptualization, design and pre-production of products for apparel-related industries that meet the functional, expressive, and aesthetic needs and desires of consumers.

  • Research, analyze and forecast trends
  • Evaluate consumer markets
  • Translate inspiration into tangible products — wearable art and mass market
  • Conceptualize, design, and develop apparel products
  • Specify materials, fit and assembly quality standards
  • Understand fabric and fiber properties for managing fabric decisions
  • Utilize color and styling to enhance fashion products
  • Create technical and fashion illustrations
  • Prepare visual and verbal presentations - storyboard development, portfolios
  • Use technology to design apparel concepts
  • Develop solutions to real-world design and development problems. Senior apparel design students work with an apparel firm to solve an industry problem

To view the Apparel Design  curriculum, please refer to the course catalog for additional information.

Careers Tracks

Alterations Manager | Apparel Designer | Assistant Technical Designer | Computer-Aided Design System Manager | Creative Direction Manager | Design Assistant | Design Associate  | Design Consultant | Design Development Coordinator | Design Management | Fashion Design Director | Fashion Forecaster | Interior Design Consultant | Pattern Maker | Product Development Director | Production Manager | Style Coordinator | Technical Designer | Textile Design and Production | Textile Innovator | Trim Coordinator


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  • Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies
  • 211 Alison Hall West
  • University of Delaware
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-8714
  • United States Fashion Industry Association