LSU Junior Katie Brunet
BATON ROUGE - Fashion was front and center in New York City last week, and LSU junior
Katie Brunet experienced it like a celebrity. Brunet, an apparel design major from
Baton Rouge, earned the trip to New York Fashion Week after she was selected by LSU
Textiles, Apparel Design and Merchandising faculty. The immersive experience in New
York City, hosted by IMG College Licensing and IMG’s fashion events division, included
fashion shows and networking events at companies like Victoria’s Secret Pink.
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Interested in a career in the Textiles, Apparel Design, or Merchandising fields? Check out our available courses below.
Applications for Graduate and Undergraduate scholarships
- Incoming freshman and transfer students: 02/01/2019
- Continuing Students: 03/01/2019
Department Head Message
Welcome to the Department of Textiles, Apparel Design and Merchandising at Louisiana State University. If you are interested in fibers, fabrics, color and design; have a creative flair, or enjoy the retail and business atmosphere; we have a program for you. The textile and apparel industry is a diverse, highly competitive, global industry.
Our department curriculum offers concentrations in:
- Textile Science – textile scientists work with fibers, yarns, and fabrics; exciting
developments in these areas have an impact on all of our lives and the apparel products
- Apparel Design - apparel designers focus on creative and technical skills; many of
our graduates have succeeded in fashion centers such as New York City, Dallas and
- Merchandising - the retailing of products is a dynamic and challenging career; our graduates in this concentration hold positions with most of the major retailers in the country
The common theme among all of our concentrations is the textile/apparel complex, the third largest industry in the country and a major global industry. Continuous change and challenging environments are the benchmarks of this industry.
If you are up to the challenge, we provide one of the best programs in the country!
The national job market for Textiles, Apparel Design and Merchandising graduates is excellent. Potential employment opportunities include:
- Visual Merchandiser
- Store manager
- Department manager
- Personnel manager
- Apparel designer
- Fashion coordinator
- Pattern maker
- Sales representative
- Home furnishings consultant
- Theatre costumer
- Retail executive
- Fashion editor
- Textile researcher
- Museum curator
- Product development
- Trend forecasting
- Inventory planner
Bruce A. Cameron
Department Head and Professor