Hands-on Experience - State-of-the-art Facilities and Equipment  95% Employed or Continuing Education - $40,000 Average Reported Starting Salary

Our Program

Are you interested in bringing creative design visions to life in tomorrow's fashions? UW-Stout's Bachelor of Science in Apparel Design and Development will provide you with the necessary skills and knowledge to design for the global apparel industry. Our faculty, some of the nation's best apparel design professionals, will help you define your career path with a choice of minors to customize your career.

Critical design thinking and hands-on experience in our state-of-the-art design studio, fabric test lab and production facilities will prepare you to:

  • Apply knowledge and skills of creative and technical design to the product development process according to market demands and industry standards.
  • Implement the apparel design and development process, from initial concept and prototyping, through completion of costing, sourcing and production.
  • Perform research and market analysis to innovate apparel products to increase profits and improve efficiencies in a changing global society.
  • Utilize current and future apparel industry technologies to enhance the global soft good engineering and manufacturing pipeline.
  • Engage in diverse team environments with professionalism, ethics, and global awareness.
  • Provide leadership in garment development teams with effective communication and problem solving skills.

WEAR Fashion Association hosts UW-Stout's annual fashion show and provides you with exclusive exposure to alumni and industry professionals from the world's top apparel companies. Our unique program gets you ready for internships, graduate school and your career as an apparel fashion designer, technical designer, fabric specialist, trend manager, quality assurance manager, global sourcing and logistics specialist and production engineer.

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  Sheri Marnell
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