Graduate Student Funding Opportunity

diversity graduate assistantship


The LSU College of Agriculture has established The Vice President’s Diversity Graduate Assistantship for African American students.

Undergraduate Student Worker Openings

TAM Student Worker positions are funded by the Work-study and Presidents Student Aid programs and you MUST have accepted the award.

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Apparel Design Student

Kaleb Duncan

Kaleb Duncan, a senior in the Apparel Design program, has been busy making appearances in fashion shows across the country. He has been on hiatus from courses to focus on his designs, but plans to be back in the classroom for Fall of 2023. 

Full Highlight

Available Majors

Apparel Design

Textile Science


Graduate StuDies

Course Catalog and Strategic Plan 

Interested in a career in the Textiles, Apparel Design, or Merchandising fields? Check out our available courses.

Course Catalog

Interested in our five year departmental strategic plan? Follow the link below.

Strategic Plan

Social Media



LSU Textile and Costume Museum

Museum details can be found here.



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:

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!

Mission:  To provide focused academic programs of excellence that generate, disseminate, apply, and preserve knowledge and the arts in the area of textiles, apparel design, and merchandising, for the benefit of the people of the state, the nation, and the global community.

Vision: The Department of Textiles, Apparel Design and Merchandising prepares students to achieve the highest levels of intellectual and personal development for meeting today’s and tomorrow’s challenges.

The national job market for Textiles, Apparel Design and Merchandising graduates is excellent.  Potential employment opportunities include: 

Career Opportunities:

  • Visual Merchandiser
  • Store manager
  • Department manager
  • Personnel manager
  • Apparel designer
  • Fashion coordinator
  • Pattern maker
  • Sales representative
  • Home furnishings consultant
  • Theatre costumer
  • Buyer
  • Retail executive
  • Fashion editor
  • Textile researcher
  • Museum curator
  • Product development
  • Trend forecasting
  • Inventory planner

Bruce A. Cameron
Department Head and Professor