University of Hawaii: Apparel Product Design & Merchandising.
Honolulu, Hawaii
Department of Apparel Product Design & Merchandising

University of Hawaii’s fashion program strives to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to be competitive in the apparel and fashion job market. Apparel design and merchandising majors are encouraged to understand how social, economic, and political factors impact the apparel and fashion industry. Fashion students will also become more aware of dress and appearance’s role within a larger societal framework, which includes individual behavior, social and economic trade, and different cultural contexts. A main goal of the department of apparel product design and merchandising is to assist students in developing critical thinking, analytical, and communication skills.

What fashion related programs and degrees does University of Hawaii offer?
As of 2011, University of Hawaii offers the following degrees:
B.S. Apparel Product Design & Merchandising

What’s the school’s contact information?
University of Hawaii
Department of Apparel Product Design & Merchandising
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: 808-956-6133

Type of school? Public

How much is tuition?
Tuition: Not reported
Room & Board: Not reported

What is the typical student profile?
University of Hawaii total undergraduate students: 18,000
Fashion program students: 200

What are the requirements to enter program?
Program requires a GPA of 2.5 and portfolio at Senior year.

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 Hawaii’s Apparel Product Design &
Merchandising program have?
Faculty members: 9

What career placement services does University of Hawaii provide?
All apparel product design & merchandising majors are required to complete an internship program by their senior year. Interns usually place at various design companies, retail markets, as buying assistants, and as event planners. Students can also enrich their studies beyond the classroom by taking part in a study abroad program. Individuals have the opportunity to network with professional faculty members with research expertise in areas such as design theory, textiles, and trade.

All data is as of 2011.