How will I learn about the textile field before I graduate?
The department maintains a close connection to the field through alumni, professional internships, guest speakers and critics, and field trips. In the past several years, students at the junior and senior levels have worked on collaborative projects with companies including DesignTex, BedBath & Beyond, Hanna Andersson, dkny, and Merida Meridian. Additionally, teams of Textiles and Apparel Design students have collaborated on projects, including a project with the Italian Trade Commission. The experience of developing design collections with professional partners and according to industry parameters has proven invaluable for many graduates of the department.