Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate Programs

Apparel and Textiles

The AT major prepares students for merchandising, management, design, and production careers in retailing and/or the textile and apparel industry. The major is also appropriate for students who are interested in pursuing a wide variety of entrepreneurial opportunities in fashion retailing, textiles, and/or apparel. Students may concentrate in apparel design or fashion retailing.

Apparel and Textile Design Concentration

The concentration in apparel design appeals to those who desire a course of study leading to a wide selection of apparel design career options, including textile or apparel design, production, and management. The curriculum includes coursework in apparel and textile design, fashion illustration, historic costume, fashion merchandising, apparel production, marketing, quality control for textile products, and computer-aided apparel design.

Fashion Retailing Concentration

The fashion retailing concentration is planned for students interested in preparing for merchandising and management careers in retailing and related fashion fields. If you are “people oriented” and interested in a dynamic, fast-paced, challenging career with one of the nation′s largest employers-the fashion industry, a major in apparel and textiles with a concentration in fashion retailing might be the right one for you.

Interior Design

Accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), the Interior Design Program at The University of Alabama is the first and oldest accredited program in the state of Alabama and one of the largest programs in the Southeast. The Interior Design Program offers a wide range of courses, academic and internship opportunities, and an excellent faculty with diverse backgrounds.

The Interior Design Program strives for excellence in developing skillsets in presentation methods, space planning, design drawing and sketching, conceptual ideation, and design writing, as well as knowledge in the elements and principles of design, theory, evidence-based design, the built environment, codes and standards, and multicultural and global awareness of human needs. Studio classes are small, resulting in increased interaction between professors and students. The faculty are committed to providing the opportunities for students to develop a thorough understanding of design applications through class projects, lectures, field trips, guest speakers, and other opportunities.