Textiles and Apparel
The study of textiles and apparel is based on an interdisciplinary approach. Social science principles derived from psychology, sociology, history, and economics are combined with physical science principles and aesthetics. Graduates seek employment in industries related to the design, production, distribution, or retailing of textiles and apparel. Others seek employment with historical societies, pattern companies, or fashion publications.
This program at Queens College provides a firm liberal arts education with fundamental knowledge in textiles and apparel. Students wishing to combine this general approach with the more specialized areas of fashion merchandising or design may wish to participate in the Visiting Student Program with Fashion Institute of Technology. (See F.I.T. faculty liaison.)