Apparel design majors study the design and pre-production of items for apparel-related industries. Students of apparel design learn how to use technology to plan and develop designs and prepare promotional presentations. Apparel design majors are prepared for positions in the fashion global marketplace as designers, illustrators, pattern makers, textile designers, apparel manufacturers’ managers, retail custom clothiers, and other related positions in the fashion industry.
The following occupations represent some career opportunities available to apparel design majors. Some will require additional education. For more information visit the Career Center in Lucina 220.
Accessory Designer Advertising Specialist Apparel Designer Apparel Product Engineer Artist Assistant Buyer Assistant Store Manager Boutique Owner Bridal Consultant Buyer College Professor Computer-Aided Designer Consultant Consumer Reporter Customer Service Representative Database Manager Department Manager Event Planner Fabric Analyst Fabric Librarian Fashion Consultant Fashion Coordinator Fashion Design Publicist Fashion Designer Fashion Editor Fashion Illustrator Fashion Model Agent Fashion Photographer Fashion Reporter Fashion Writer General Merchandise Manager Graphic Designer Human Resource Specialist Industrial Engineer Jeweler Makeup Artist Manufacturer’s Representative, Wholesale Market Researcher Marketing Assistant Marketing Director Marketing Representative Merchandise Manager Merchandise Planner Merchandising Analyst Merchandising Executive Model Operations Manager Pattern Maker Piece Goods/Trims Buyer Printmaker Product Coordinator Product Demonstrator Public Relations Specialist Purchasing Manager Quality Control Analyst Sales Representative Store Manager Tailor/Dressmaker Teacher Textile Colorist Textile Designer Textile Stylist Textile Merchandising Specialist Visual Merchandiser Visual Merchandising Manager Web Designer Window Designer
Resources available in the Career Center, Lucina 220:
Careers for Color Connoisseurs & Other Visual Types (OCC PT 5.7)Careers for Fashion Plates & Other Trendsetters (OCC PT 18)Careers in Focus: Family and Consumer Sciences (OCC 78)Careers in Focus: Fashion (OCC 80.5)Careers in Focus: Retail (OCC 188.5)Career Opportunities in the Fashion Industry (OCC 80)Career Opportunities in the Retail and Wholesale Industry (OCC 188)Opportunities in Retailing Careers (OCC 189)
BSU Dept. of Family and Consumer Sciences: http://www.bsu.edu/fcs/ Great Links to Explore (BSU Career Center) America ’s Career InfoNet: http://www.acinet.org Employment Outlook: http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0854971.htmlFashion Association: http://www.thefashion.orgIndianaINTERNnet: http://www.indianaintern.net/home.aspInternships.comInternships USA.comVault Career InsiderNational Association of Fashion and Accessory Designers: http://www.nafad.comNational Fashion Accessories Association: http://www.accessoryweb.comO*NET: http://online.onetcenter.orgOccupational Outlook Handbook: http://www.bls.gov/oco/Salary Wizard: http://www.salary.comTextile Careers.com: http://www.textilecareers.comVolunteer Match: http://www.volunteermatch.org
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