Computerized Pattern Development; Computerized Pattern Corrections and 3D Avatar Fitting; Production Pattern Development for Women’s Denim; Technical Design: Wovens; Technical Design II: Stretch, Production and Technical Design
Tommy Hilfiger, Polo Ralph Lauren, Perry Ellis, Calvin Klein, Victoria’s Secret, Club Monaco, G-III, PVH
Technical design skills are in high demand across industries from apparel manufacturing to accessories to home products, so starting salaries are among the highest in the creative economy. Graduates are prepared for careers as technical designers in design, manufacturing, and retail companies, as well as fit engineers, patternmakers, specifications technicians, and technical assistants to product developers.
When asked, “How do you put on pants?” Air Force veteran Judy McCombs laughed: “In bed with a lot of wiggling. It’s like putting on skinny jeans.” For their capstone project, graduating Technical Design students worked with wounded veterans to engineer clothing that is comfortable, stylish, and easy to put on for those who use a wheelchair or prosthesis. Student Nastaran Rivera ’15 said, “Fashion can make a huge difference in your demeanor, self-esteem, and even personality.”