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What is apparel design and technology?

Combine the creative expression of design with the precision of apparel production in fashion, technical and functional areas as you learn to generate design concepts and guide them through production.

Why apparel design and technology at OSU?

Develop expertise in pattern making, illustration, computer-aided design, 3D design, technical design, garment construction, fabric sourcing and more as you prepare for a career in the global fashion industry. Our nationally ranked program offers domestic and international study travel experiences, access to state-of-the-art equipment and technology and competitive internship opportunities.

Career Paths

Graduates are well-equipped to integrate the principles of design, industrial production technologies and the business of the global fashion industry in the following careers:

Certificate in 3D Digital Product Creation


Travel Opportunities

Take advantage of global learning through national and international travel courses and study abroad trips led by your professors.


Internship Experiences

Prepare for your dream job and gain invaluable experience through required professional internships with companies such as Anthropologie, Ralph Lauren, Target, Steve Madden and many more.


Facilities and Technology

Access to the latest technology, including Gerber software and automated solutions, our Human Solutions body scanner, state-of-the-art industry machinery and textile testing equipment will set you apart within a competitive industry.


Explore our labs and centers


Euphoria Fashion Show

This high-energy runway fashion show features garments designed and created by students majoring in fashion design and production. Students gain valuable, hands-on experience in planning and executing all aspects of the event.

Student Perspective

Audrey Bilyeu

"I was given the chance to learn old school design methods mixed with new technology. I work with both methods every day at Kohl’s, and I was able to help my team onboard with 3D design and PLM since I had already been working with these programs throughout my degree."

- Audrey Bilyeu
Apparel Design and Technology Graduate


In addition to scholarships from the OSU College of Education and Human Sciences, you are eligible to apply for national Fashion Scholarship Fund scholarships, totaling $1.2 million annually. 


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