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Texas Tech Apparel Design and Manufacturing Ranked Among the Best in Southwest

Criteria includes the depth of program and faculty, academic reputation, admission process and geographic location.

Written by Callie Jones

Su Shin, ADM program director assists a student with her Denim Runway design.

Texas Tech University’s Apparel Design & Manufacturing (ADM) program, housed under the College of Human Sciences, was named among the top five fashion schools in the Southwest by Fashion-Schools.org.

Texas Tech’s program came in at fifth place on the “Top Ten Fashion Schools in the Southwest” list, which includes schools from Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Nevada.

“I was thrilled to hear the news, for it confirms that the program is headed in the right direction,” said Su Shin, ADM program director and associate professor in the department of design. “This is the result of all the efforts by Texas Tech ADM faculty, students and alumni. I give credit to them for achieving this recognition.”

The University of Texas at Austin, Baylor University, Colorado State University and Texas Christian University preceded Texas Tech in the ranking.

“ADM professors and instructors continuously review and develop curriculums that promote student learning outcomes in our ADM program,” Shin said. “We spend many hours of advising individual student one-to-one base through independent study and studio classes.”

The program allows students to participate in opportunities such as the TechStyle Fashion Show, fashion industry internships, and creative design competitions.

“Texas Tech aids in individual student success by providing vast opportunities to obtain scholarships, student assistantships, and affordable tuition compared to other leading fashion schools,” Shin said. “This is a great program for anyone who is interested in fashion and has passion to build a career in the apparel industry.”

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The Apparel Design & Manufacturing Program in the Department of Design at Texas Tech University provides the key to entering the glamorous world of fashion. Students learn to create and produce their own designs, research, and apply the latest trends, manage product development, apparel design, or design and construct costumes or stage. A variety opportunities and jobs are possible with a degree in Apparel Design and Manufacturing.

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