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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Available Majors

Apparel Design

Textile Science


Graduate StuDies

LSU Textile and Costume Museum

Museum details can be found here.


Course Catalog

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

Course Catalog

Scholarship Opportunities

Applications for Graduate and Undergraduate scholarships 


Application Deadlines

  • 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:

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: 

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