University of Alabama: Apparel and Textiles Apparel Design/ Fashion Retailing.
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Department of Clothing, Textiles and Interior Design

The Apparel and Design program at the University of Alabama prepares students for entry-level work in the fields of apparel and textiles, including design, production, and management. The curriculum teaches the traditional body of knowledge through studio classes as well as art and design history courses. University of Alabama’s fashion retailing program is tailored for individuals interested in fashion merchandising and management in the retail industry.  Students with a focus in international retailing have the option of taking additional coursework to complete a general business minor.

What fashion related programs and degrees does University of Alabama offer?
As of 2011, University of Alabama offers the following degrees:
B.S. Apparel and Textiles Apparel Design
B.S. Apparel and Textiles Fashion Retailing

What’s the school’s contact information?
University of Alabama
Department of Clothing, Textiles and Interior Design
Box 870158
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
Phone: 205-348-6176

Type of school? Public

How much is tuition?
Room and Board:

What is the typical student profile?
University of Alabama total undergraduate students: 23,702
Fashion program students: 362

What are the requirements to enter program? 
Program requires a cumulative GPA of 2.0 and a Senior Portfolio Review. In Fashion Retailing major, , internship requires a 2.5 GPA on a group of specified courses.

How long does it take to complete program?
It usually takes four years to complete a B.S. degree, two years to complete a M.S. degree and two or more years to complete a Ph D program.

How many faculty members does University of Alabama’s design program have?
Faculty members: 8

What career placement services does University of Alabama provide?
Although not required, supervised internships are available for students who have successfully completed 86 semester hours. Design interns have worked for companies such as Calvin Klein-dress division, Vanity Fair, and Anna Sui. Retail interns have been placed at notable organizations including Coach, Seventeen Magazine, and W.  Students can choose to attend summer study programs in Italy, Japan, and China. Networking opportunities exist with professors whose specializations include computer design applications, cross-cultural marketing behavior, China and the United States, and e-commerce.