Clothing needs are influenced by all aspects of society, and 服装设计 and 服装销售 graduates must understand the social, 道德, 文化, 经济, and 政治 factors that influence clothing selection.
出于这个原因, the 服装设计 and Merchandising specialization has a strong interdisciplinary base integrating knowledge from arts, 心理学, 社会学, 经济学, 业务, 历史, 物理, 和化学. The liberal education provided by this program empowers you to think critically and to gain an understanding of your intellectual and creative abilities — qualities highly coveted by employers.
距离酒店仅有几分钟路程 西雅图市中心, where many apparel companies are headquartered (such as Nordstrom Product Group, 丽, 埃迪·鲍尔, 联盟湾, 亚马逊的时尚, 汤米巴哈马, 菲尔森, 户外资源, 和Zulily), SPU’s 服装设计 and Merchandising program has strong connections with the apparel industry.
As the only comprehensive Christian 服装设计 and Merchandising program in the Pacific Northwest, we are committed to providing an education founded on Biblical principles. We aim to grow the whole person through many opportunities both in and outside of the classroom:
- Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)双学位课程
- Apparel design 和销售 internships
- Network opportunities with professionals in the apparel industry
- Creative apparel design 和销售 education and application
- Critical and creative problem-solving and application in apparel design, 生产, 和销售
- 多样性 of classroom experiences
- Global perspective of apparel design, 生产, 和销售
- Clear understanding of 道德 decision making, social responsibility, and sustainability
- Strong communication skills and professional development
服装设计 and Merchandising graduates are prepared for a wide range of careers. Their knowledge and understanding of the total apparel/textile/retail complex, along with their unique insights into the consumer-driven market, make 体育赛事竞猜app students highly marketable. 除了, the global perspective of the curriculum opens many national and international career opportunities. Students in all options may increase their marketability by pursuing double majors of both specializations and minors in other areas.
- Merchandise Planner/Allocator
- Apparel and Accessory Designer
The broad academic base provided by this program allows you and other graduates to be flexible in career choices, allowing for greater opportunities in career changes or to continue educational pursuits. A considerable overlap among jobs in the industry and a broad educational base make it easier to transform career positions as opportunities and interests arise. 例如, some graduates have worked as buyers for several years, then accepted positions as designers or in product development.
The fashion industry is a dynamic field, fast paced, global in scope, and complex. It is exciting working in a profession that deals with people’s physical and aesthetic clothing needs and is influenced by social, 文化, 政治, 经济发展. You are trained to succeed in a wide variety of career opportunities.
Entering the 服装设计 or 服装销售 Major or Minor
You may enter the 服装设计 major during your first quarter at SPU. Entrance after your first quarter requires only good academic standing (2.0 or higher SPU cumulative GPA). 查阅 本科目录
for complete information on how and when to enter and what you must do to complete the program.