Description

The merchandising option is planned for those students interested in the buying and selling of textile and apparel products at the manufacturing and retail levels, as well as product development, promotion and visual merchandising. The program emphasizes textiles, product development, and provides understanding of fashion theory, as well as basic skills and techniques in the apparel and textiles industry and distribution of textiles and apparel in the global society.

College Requirements

College Admission

College Admission

Students accepted by the University must have an ACT of 20 or SAT of 950, or rank in the upper half of their high school graduating class, and have the following high school preparation to be eligible for guaranteed admission to the College of Education and Human Sciences:

  • Four years of English that include intensive reading and writing experience;
  • Two years of one foreign language;
  • Four years of mathematics, that include Algebra I, II, geometry and one year that builds on a knowledge of algebra;
  • Three years of natural sciences that include at least two years selected from biology, physics, chemistry, and earth science and one year of laboratory instruction;
  • Three years of social studies, to include at least one year of American and/or world history and one year of history, American government, and/or geography.

Transfer and Readmitted Students

Transfer students from universities or colleges outside of UNL and readmitted students seeking admission to the College of Education and Human Sciences must have an accumulated average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale or above and no high school deficiencies. Students who do not meet these requirements must enroll as deciding students in the Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center or in another college. Once they have completed 12 graded hours at UNL with a minimum 2.0 grade point average, and have removed any high school deficiencies, UNL students may apply for admission to the College.

Transfer and readmitted students must meet the graduation requirements for the College of Education and Human Sciences as stated in the current catalog in effect at the time they enter or reenter the College.

Students who left the College on probation, or who were dismissed, may seek readmission to the College after two semesters by applying to the UNL Admissions Office. Readmission is not assured. However, the admissions committee is receptive to giving students a second opportunity to be successful. The committee is interested in knowing what the student has done in the intervening period that would suggest the student will be successful when readmitted. Successfully completing correspondence courses and/or community college courses is an effective way to demonstrate one’s commitment to academic success.

Transferring from Other Colleges within UNL

Students transferring to the College of Education and Human Sciences from another University of Nebraska–Lincoln college or from the Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0, be in good academic standing, and meet the freshman entrance requirements that exist at the time of their admission to the College of Education and Human Sciences. Students must fulfill degree requirements that exist at the time of their admission to the college, not at the time they enter UNL.

To remain current, College of Education and Human Sciences students must enroll in, and complete, at least one UNL course that will apply toward degree requirements during a 12 month period. Students who readmit following an absence of one year or more must meet all requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog in effect at the time of readmission and enrollment. Students who transfer to another UNL college and later return to the College of Education and Human Sciences will be considered readmitted students. Students who transfer out of a teacher education program, but who continue their certification program while seeking a degree in another UNL college, are exempt from this policy.

International Students

The College of Education and Human Sciences welcomes undergraduate international students. As a part of admission to the College, international students must present a TOEFL score of 550 or higher and TSE score of 230 or higher.

Students seeking teacher education and state certification must meet the same requirements as any other undergraduate students, including the CORE examination or other basic skills test approved by the Nebraska Department of Education. Students who have received a degree outside of the United States and are interested in teacher certification are required to have a transcript review completed by an approved agency not directly associated with the University of Nebraska. For more information, please contact the Student Services Center.

Removal of Deficiencies

Students admitted to the University with core deficiencies are expected to remove those deficiencies in a timely manner. Students with deficiencies are not eligible for graduation. The courses that students use to clear core deficiencies may also be used to meet ACE requirements or other graduation requirements. The Dean of the College of Education and Human Sciences will make the final decision concerning any problems or questions that may arise in satisfying requirements to remove deficiencies.

College Degree Requirements

Grade Rules

Minimum Grade Requirements

Grade requirements vary from major to major. Please see the appropriate major listing or check with your advisor regarding minimum grade requirements.

Pass/No Pass Option

CEHS students are allowed to take up to 12 hours of Pass/No Pass (P/N) credit. The college departments vary on P/N policies. Students should check with their advisor to be certain they qualify for the Pass/No Pass option.

Grade Appeals

Any student enrolled in a course in the College of Education and Human Sciences who wishes to appeal alleged unfair and prejudicial treatment by a faculty member shall present his/her appeal in writing to the Dean’s Office no later than 30 days after notice of the student’s final course grade has been mailed from campus.

Students may use and are encouraged to use the following sequential procedures to appeal the grade. The problem may be solved at any of the levels of the appeal procedure.

  1. Contact the instructor. Frequently the problems can be solved at this point.
  2. Submit a request to the chair of the department.
  3. Take the case to the departmental Grading Appeals Committee. The Committee is contacted by the department chair.
  4. Take the case to the College Appeals, Retention and Certification Committee by contacting the Dean’s Office.

The complaint will be forwarded to a committee consisting of faculty and student representatives. After a hearing, the Committee will make a written recommendation regarding the appeal. The Committee’s recommendation is binding on the appealing student and faculty member.

Transfer Credit Rules

Acceptance of Transfer Grades
  • Grades earned at UNL, UNO, UNK
  • Grades of D-, D, D+, and C- satisfy requirements in all programs in the College unless specified otherwise. Students who receive a grade of D-, D, D+, C-, however, are encouraged to retake the course.
  • Grades earned outside the University of Nebraska system

The college will accept no more than 9 credit hours of grades less than a C from any program outside the University of Nebraska system. Grades below a C can only be applied to general education requirements and elective classes.

Maximum Number of Hours for Transfer

Transfer courses are evaluated by the University and by the College to determine UNL and College course equivalencies. The College determines which courses will be accepted and how they will apply toward degree requirements. Sixty (60) is the maximum number of hours that will be accepted on transfer from a two-year college. Ninety (90) is the maximum number of hours that will be accepted on transfer from accredited four-year colleges and universities.

Courses taken 10 years before admission or readmission to the College will be evaluated by the major department to determine if it is appropriate to accept those courses for transfer credit and for application to degree requirements. Specific courses will be reviewed in keeping with the guidelines specified by each department.

Transfer Credit from Technical, Non-Accredited and Foreign Institutions

Students who desire to transfer from these institutions must have each course evaluated by the appropriate departmental representative. All rules stated above in reference to grades and maximum credit hours apply. For additional information and guidance in this process contact the Dean’s Office.

Transfer Agreements with UNO and UNK

Transfer agreements between the three institutions within the University System allow for a smooth transition for students interested in taking courses from UNO, UNK, and/or UNL. Although restrictions noted above on grades and maximum transfer hours still apply, there are some exceptions. For purposes of residency, courses from UNO and UNK fulfill these requirements. Students planning to major in a program in the college should read the specific requirements noted with individual programs. Questions about academic transfer should be addressed to the Advising Office.

Transfer Agreements with Community Colleges

Articulation agreements and “Transfer with Ease Programs” with Nebraska community colleges indicate how courses and programs will transfer to UNL and the College of Education and Human Sciences. The same guidelines noted above on the acceptance of courses, grades, and hours also apply to these institutions. Students interested in transferring from a community college should consult with their school or the Student Services Center to determine which courses will transfer to fulfill specific College of Education and Human Sciences requirements.

Courses from accredited two-year institutions will generally not be substituted for 400-level human sciences classes in the College. The 300-level courses will be considered on an individual basis by the respective departments in the College of Education and Human Sciences.

Courses taken prior to course articulation agreements will be accepted contingent upon departmental validation of the credit.

Residency Rules

Students must earn a minimum of 120 credit hours to earn a degree.

All students are expected to complete at least 30 of their final 36 hours of credit at UNL.

Degree Application Process

Graduation Requirements

Students are expected to develop a clear understanding of degree requirements and to plan their course of study with a College advisor. Students requiring clarification of outstanding degree requirements should visit with a College advisor promptly.

Students should access their Degree Audit via MyRed at least once each term to review degree requirements and progress toward graduation. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure their Degree Audit accurately reflects their current College and program of study.

Students who believe their Degree Audit has errors or omissions should visit with a College advisor promptly. It is important that you resolve these matters as soon as practicable to avoid a delay in graduation.

Each student with MyRED access must submit an online Application for Graduation via MyRED for each degree to be received by:

  • The last Friday in January for May graduation
  • The last Friday in June for August graduation
  • The last Friday in September for December graduation

Students submitting an electronic Application for Graduation via MyRed will be billed a $25.00 per degree fee on their student account. Those students without MyRED access may apply for graduation in person at the Office of the University Registrar, 107 Canfield Administration Building or by mail. Applications for Graduation submitted in person or by mail must be accompanied by a check or money order in the amount of $25.00 payable to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Failure to submit a timely Application for Graduation may preclude the awarding of a degree in the intended term.

Your Application for Graduation and required $25.00 fee are good only for the term marked on your application. Neither your application nor your fee, are transferrable to another term. If you submit an Application for Graduation and pay the $25.00 fee for a specified term but do not complete your degree requirements in that term, you will need to reapply to graduate in a future term and incur another $25.00 fee.

Commencement ceremony information will be emailed to all degree applicants approximately one month before graduation. Each student who has applied for graduation must submit an online Commencement Attendance Form via MyRED, which will be available when the informational email is distributed.

Only those students who have applied for graduation, had the application accepted, and fulfilled all degree requirements as of the last day of the academic term may participate in the commencement ceremony for that term. Because the University of Nebraska–Lincoln has a commencement for each term, ceremony participation is allowed only in the term during which the student has properly and timely applied for graduation and fulfilled degree requirements.

Catalog Rule

Students are responsible for following the rules, policies and requirements found in the UNL Undergraduate Catalog for the academic year in which they were last admitted to a program in the College of Education and Human Sciences. Students must complete all program requirements from a single catalog year. In consultation with their advisor, a student may choose to move to and follow a subsequent catalog if it is in their best interest.

Learning Outcomes

Majors in merchandising will be able to:

  1. Communicate ideas clearly and effectively in oral, visual and written forms.
  2. Apply processes and theories to solve problems in the textiles and apparel product lifecycles.
  3. Analyze and synthesize the cultural, behavioral, historical and aesthetic dimensions of the global textiles and apparel industry.
  4. Demonstrate ability to work effectively in group decision making contexts.
  5. Use technologies relevant to research, product development and innovation in the soft goods industry.

Option Requirements
 

ACE Requirements
ACE 1.
ENGL 150Writing and Inquiry3
or ENGL 151 Writing and Argument
ACE 2.
TMFD 144Introduction to Design Theory and Criticism (Introduction Course)3
ACE 3.
STAT 218Introduction to Statistics (Supporting Course)3
ACE 4.
Select one of the following (Supporting Course):4
Chemistry in Context I
General Chemistry I
Fundamental Chemistry I
ACE 5.
TMFD 407History of Dress (Common Completion Course)3
ACE 6.
Select one of the following:3-4
Introduction to Psychology (Supporting Course)
Introduction to Sociology (Supporting Course)
ACE 7.
AHIS 101Cave Paintings to Cathedrals (Supporting Course)3
ACE 8.
BLAW 300Business, Government & Society (Business Minor Requirement)3
ACE 9.
TMFD 123Clothing and Society: You Are What You Wear (Introductory Course)3
ACE 10.
TMFD 412Product Development IV: Trend Analysis & Product Conceptualization (Common Completion Course)3
Credit Hours Subtotal: 31-32
Introductory & Common Completion Courses
TMFD 112Product Development I: Garment Assembly3
TMFD 206Textiles3
TMFD 212Product Development II: Apparel Analysis and Development3
TMFD 213Merchandising I: Textile and Apparel Industry3
TMFD 405Advanced Textiles3
TMFD 406Textile Testing and Evaluation3
TMFD 410Body, Dress and Identity3
TMFD 422International Textile and Apparel Sourcing3
TMFD 104Computer Basics for TMFD1
TMFD 145Color Studio: Theory and Practice3
TMFD 146Visualization Studio3
TMFD 498Internship2
or TMFD 492 Professional Study Tour-International or Domestic
Credit Hours Subtotal: 33
Supporting Courses
AHIS 102Renaissance to Modern Art3
Select one of the following:3-5
College Algebra
Applied Calculus
Calculus I
Select one of the following:3
Basic Business Communication
Technical Communication I
Business and Professional Communication
Credit Hours Subtotal: 9-11
Business Minor Requirements
ACCT 200Accounting for Business Decisions3
ECON 200Economic Essentials and Issues3
FINA 300Financial Decision Making3
MNGT 300Management Essentials For Contemporary Organizations3
MRKT 300Contemporary Marketing3
Credit Hours Subtotal: 15
Professional Merchandising Courses
TMFD 312Product Development III: Fashion Analysis and Presentation3
TMFD 313Merchandising II: Merchandise Buying and Control3
TMFD 314Textiles and Apparel Merchandising and Promotion3
TMFD 408Textiles, Technology and Culture3
TMFD 413Merchandising III: Textiles & Apparel Merchandise Development & Retail Strategies3
Select 5-6 hours of the following:5-6
Apparel Design by Flat Pattern
Advanced Design for Printed Textiles
Coloration
Domestic Study Tour
Professional Study Tour-International or Domestic
Internship
Credit Hours Subtotal: 20-21
Electives
Select 8-12 hours of Electives8-12
Credit Hours Subtotal: 12
Total Credit Hours120-124

ACE Requirements

All UNL students will be required to complete a minimum of 3 hours of approved course work in each of the 10 designated Achievement Centered Education (ACE) student learning outcome areas. These can be viewed at http://ace.unl.edu. Students will be provided a list of classes they can select from to meet each of the 10 ACE Student Learning Outcomes (SLO). There may be required courses within an education endorsement program that will also satisfy ACE requirements. Therefore, it is highly recommended that students contact their advisor prior to registering for ACE classes in order to insure that each of the class selections are in the best interest of the students’ academic program.

Additional Major/Endorsement Requirement

Grade Rules

Pass/No Pass

No required course work in the textiles, merchandising and fashion design department can be taken Pass/No Pass by textiles, merchandising and fashion design majors. Should a student have earned a Pass in one of the courses prior to starting the option, the Pass will be reviewed.

Substitution and Waiver Forms

Substitution and waiver forms must be processed prior to the semester of graduation and must be processed prior to enrolling in the substituted course. All course prerequisites must be met prior to enrollment.

Internship or Study Tour Requirement

All students are required to participate in either an internship or study tour experience, or both, during their program. Internships are qualified by a minimum GPA requirement. Textiles, merchandising and fashion design majors have the opportunity to study abroad at institutions such as the American Intercontinental University in London, for both the summer and semester education abroad programs.

TMFD104
Computer Basics for TMFD

Description: Computer aided design software functions and processes specific to textiles, merchandising and fashion design. Introduction to desgin software at the basic level.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

TMFD112
Product Development I: Garment Assembly

Description: Technical experience in stitch applications, garment construction and finishes and fundamental fit. Experiences in diverse disciplines within the dapartment and their relation to the global texile and apparel professions and industries.

This course is a prerequisite for: TMFD 216

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:SDO

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TMFD121
Visual Communication and Presentation

Description: An introduction to design fundamentals and their application in visual communications. Design problems and solutions will be explored and considered relative to the needs of various professions that use images to convey information. Non-majors only.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 2 Communication Competence

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 2 Communication Competence

TMFD123
Clothing and Society: You Are What You Wear

Description: Analysis of social, cultural, aesthetic, and economic influences on clothing and human behavior.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

TMFD123H
Honors: Clothing and Human Behavior

Prerequisites: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation.

Description: Analysis of social, cultural, aesthetic, and economic influences on clothing and human behavior.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TMFD144
Introduction to Design Theory and Criticism

Description: Describe, analyze, interpret and evaluate two and three dimensional design forms.

This course is a prerequisite for: TMFD 312; TMFD 314

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 2 Communication Competence

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 2 Communication Competence

TMFD145
Color Studio: Theory and Practice

Description: Explore color concepts in two and three dimensional formats. Emphasis on applications to visual merchandising, product development, and fashion design.

This course is a prerequisite for: TMFD 312; TMFD 314

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:SDO

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TMFD146
Visualization Studio

Description: Develop perceptual and analytical drawing skills through visual problem solving using various media and techniques. Emphasis on developing skills applicable to fashion and textile representation.

This course is a prerequisite for: TMFD 312; TMFD 314

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:SDO

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TMFD206
Textiles

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing.

Description: Fibers, yarns, fabric construction, and finishes as they affect use and care.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 4 Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 4 Science

TMFD212
Product Development II: Apparel Analysis and Development

Description: Analysis and evaluation of apparel structure. Design, style, and construction variations as related to quality, price, and performance.

This course is a prerequisite for: TMFD 216

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TMFD213
Merchandising I: Textile and Apparel Industry

Description: Textile and apparel industry processes. Social, cultural, and economic influences on the industry including entrepreneurship.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TMFD216
Apparel Design by Flat Pattern

Prerequisites: TMFD 112 and TMFD 212

Description: Creative experience in apparel design through the use of flat pattern methods.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:SDO

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TMFD312
Product Development III: Fashion Analysis and Presentation

Prerequisites: TMFD 144, TMFD 145, and TMFD 146

Description: Drawing garments and the fashion figure. Aesthetic styling and presentation, refining product specifications, and interpretations of current trends. Intermediate application of computer-aided design in flat drawings and visual presentations.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TMFD313
Merchandising II: Merchandise Buying and Control

Prerequisites: 3 hrs MATH or STAT

Description: Role and responsibilities of apparel and/or home furnishings merchandisers in a retail operation. Fundamentals of merchandise mathematics and its application to computer technology.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TMFD314
Textiles and Apparel Merchandising and Promotion

Prerequisites: TMFD 144, TMFD 145, and TMFD 146

Description: Store and non-store visual merchandising and promotion for textiles and apparel. Includes strategies for branding and target market in both real and virtual platforms.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TMFD399
Independent Study

Description: Readings in current literature and individual problems.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-5
Max credits per semester:5
Max credits per degree:5
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-5

ACE:

TMFD403
Apparel Design by DrapingCrosslisted with TMFD 803

Prerequisites: TXCD 212 and 216

Description: Creative experience in designing apparel through the use of draping techniques.

This course is a prerequisite for: TMFD 471, TMFD 871; TMFD 823

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:SDO

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TMFD405
Advanced TextilesCrosslisted with TMFD 805

Prerequisites: TMFD 206; CHEM 105 or 109 or 113.

Description: Recent advances in the production and performance of fibers, yarns, finishes and dyes for textile products. Lab experiences designed to familiarize the students with standards, methods and equipment for evaluating textile product performance.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TMFD406
Textile Testing and EvaluationCrosslisted with TMFD 806

Prerequisites: TXCD 206

Description: Physical and chemical analysis of textiles using standard testing procedures. The calculation, interpretation, and evaluation of test results.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TMFD407
History of DressCrosslisted with TMFD 807

Prerequisites: Junior standing, AHIS 101 or 102 or 3 hrs HIST 130 or 131

Description: Theoretical approach to the history of dress from ancient times through the twentieth century; examining dress in the context of social, economic, and artistic development of Western culture.

This course is a prerequisite for: TMFD 876, ANTH 883

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

TMFD408
Textiles, Technology and CultureCrosslisted with TMFD 808

Prerequisites: Junior standing, TMFD 206, AHIS 101 or 102 or 3 hrs HIST 130 or 131.

Description: Textiles in the context of social, technical, political, aesthetic, and economic developments in the cultures of Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas. Emphasis is placed on the relationship between social, technical, and aesthetic qualities of textiles, and their tranformations, as well as stylistic similarities and differences across cultural and historical contexts.

This course is a prerequisite for: TMFD 876, ANTH 883

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

TMFD410
Body, Dress and IdentityCrosslisted with TMFD 810, WMNS 410A, WMNS 810A

Prerequisites: Senior standing; 3 hrs PSYC or SOCI; TMFD 123

Description: Theories and research findings about the social, cultural, and psychological aspects of clothing and appearance in relation to the self and others. Special emphasis will be placed on relationship(s) between the body, dress, and personal and social identites.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TMFD412
Product Development IV: Trend Analysis & Product ConceptualizationCrosslisted with TMFD 812

Prerequisites: Senior Standing; For Merch and Textile and Apparel Design option: TMFD 312, MRKT 300 & 6 hrs from the the following: ACCT 200, ECON 200, BLAW 300, FINA 300, MGNT 300. For Textile Sci & Textile, Merch & Fashion Design Comm option: TMFD 312 and ECON 200.

Description: Synthesis of processes involved in product development from product initiation to the development of market strategies

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

TMFD413
Merchandising III: Textiles & Apparel Merchandise Development & Retail StrategiesCrosslisted with TMFD 813

Prerequisites: ACCT 200; MRKT 300 and 3 hrs from any of the following: ECON 200, BLAW 300, FINA 300, MGNT 300; TMFD 313 and 314

Description: Problems involved in consumer decision making, merchandise development and planning, retail strategies, and marketing practices specific to the textile and apparel industry.

This course is a prerequisite for: TMFD 907

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TMFD416
Apparel Design for IndustryCrosslisted with TMFD 816

Prerequisites: TXCD 212, 216 and 403

Description: Designing apparel, computer-aided design, pattern making, and line development for specific markets. Creative experience.

This course is a prerequisite for: TMFD 823

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:SDO

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TMFD422
International Textile and Apparel SourcingCrosslisted with TMFD 822

Prerequisites: Senior Standing and TXCD 313

Description: Comprehensive study of issues involved in global sourcing, including the scope, trends, and sustainability of current practices. An analysis of cultural, political, ethical, and economic perspectives related to global sourcing, production, trade and distribution of textiles and apparel products.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TMFD425
Advanced Design for Printed TextilesCrosslisted with TMFD 825

Prerequisites: TMFD 144, TMFD 145, and TMFD 146

Description: Digital and other media for printed textiles. Design development, professional practices, and expressive and communicative concepts.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:SDO

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TMFD428
ColorationCrosslisted with TMFD 828

Prerequisites: 4 hrs CHEM and TMFD 206.

Description: Application classes of dyes. Physical and chemical properties of dyes within each class, methods of dye-fiber association, fastness properties of dyes, and recommended application procedures.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TMFD471
Experimental Apparel DesignCrosslisted with TMFD 871

Prerequisites: TMFD 216 and TMFD 403/803

Description: Advanced work in the creation of apparel as visual communication. Design conceptualization with experimentation in media, structure, technique, and presentation.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:SDO

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TMFD477
Gender and Material CultureCrosslisted with TMFD 877, WMNS 477, WMNS 877

Prerequisites: Junior Standing; 3 hours in any of the following areas: ANTH, SOCI, HIST, AHIS, TMFD or WMNS.

Description: In depth analysis of the relationship between material culture and gender roles, categories, and performances. Engages with theoretical frameworks for material culture and gender, as well as topics such as the body, clothing, the built environment, technology and media.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

TMFD490
Workshop/SeminarCrosslisted with TMFD 890

Prerequisites: Permission.

Description: Workshops on a variety of topics by department faculty and visiting artists, scholars and scientists. Opportunity to analyze and evaluate techniques, develop skills, or study topics of special interest.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:9
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

TMFD490A
Workshop/Seminar - TextilesCrosslisted with TMFD 890A

Description: Workshops on a variety of topics by department faculty and visiting artists, scholars and scientists. Opportunity to analyze and evaluate techniques, develop skills, or study topics of special interest.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

TMFD490B
Workshop/Seminar - FashionCrosslisted with TMFD 890B

Description: Workshops on a variety of topics by department faculty and visiting artists, scholars and scientists. Opportunity to analyze and evaluate techniques, develop skills, or study topics of special interest.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

TMFD490D
Workshop/Seminar - DesignCrosslisted with TMFD 890D

Description: Workshops on a variety of topics by department faculty and visiting artists, scholars and scientists. Opportunity to analyze and evaluate techniques, develop skills, or study topics of special interest.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

TMFD492
Professional Study Tour-International or DomesticCrosslisted with TMFD 892

Prerequisites: 12 hrs textiles, merchandising and fashion design or permission

Description: The textile and apparel industry. Visits to museums, showrooms, manufacturers, retail establishments in major domestic and/or foreign markets such as: New York City, Paris, London, Milan, Prague, Shanghai, Seoul.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

TMFD493
Domestic Study TourCrosslisted with TMFD 893

Prerequisites: 12 hrs. textiles, merchandising and fashion design or permission

Description: The apparel, accessories and soft goods marketplaces and manufacturing throughout the U.S. provide excellent arenas for learning. Short domestic study tours including but not limited to such centers of soft good commerce as Las Vegas, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth and other regional locations. The credit hours for this course will be determined by the length of the study tour. Tours of 3-4 days will be for 1 credit and 5-8 will be for 2 credits. Students may repeat this course for credit.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-2

ACE:

TMFD496
Independent StudyCrosslisted with TMFD 896

Prerequisites: 12 hrs in textiles, merchandising and fashion design and permission

Description: Individual projects in research, literature review, or creative production.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-5
Max credits per semester:5
Max credits per degree:5
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-5

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TMFD496A
Independent Study - TextilesCrosslisted with TMFD 896A

Prerequisites: 12 hrs in textiles, merchandising and fashion design and permission

Description: Individual projects in research, literature review, or creative production.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-5
Max credits per semester:5
Max credits per degree:5
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-5

ACE:

TMFD496B
Independent Study - FashionCrosslisted with TMFD 896B

Prerequisites: 12 hrs in textiles, merchandising and fashion design and permission

Description: Individual projects in research, literature review, or creative production.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-5
Max credits per semester:5
Max credits per degree:5
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-5

ACE:

TMFD496D
Independent Study - DesignCrosslisted with TMFD 896D

Prerequisites: 12 hrs in textiles, merchandising and fashion design and permission

Description: Individual projects in research, literature review, or creative production.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-5
Max credits per semester:5
Max credits per degree:5
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-5

ACE:

TMFD498
Internship

Prerequisites: 2.5 overall GPA, 79 hrs toward deg; 3.0 GPA in TMFD courses; & prereqs. For Merch:TMFD 313&314. For Textiles Sci:TMFD 405or406. For Textiles, Merch & Fashion Design Comm: TMFD 314&407or408or410. For Textile & Apparel Design:TMFD 403or416or425.

Description: Supervised individual professional experience with a qualified cooperative practicing professional. TMFD 498 requires an application for the internship with the TMFD department and with the employer. TMFD 498 is 'Letter Grade only'.

Course details
Credit Hours:2-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:2-6

ACE:

TMFD499
Undergraduate Research

Prerequisites: Senior standing.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-6

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PLEASE NOTE
This document represents a sample 4-year plan for degree completion with this major. Actual course selection and sequence may vary and should be discussed individually with your college or department academic advisor. Advisors also can help you plan other experiences to enrich your undergraduate education such as internships, education abroad, undergraduate research, learning communities, and service learning and community-based learning.

Career Information

The following represents a sample of the internships, jobs and graduate school programs that current students and recent graduates have reported.

Jobs of Recent Graduates

  • Merchandiser, Von Maur - Lincoln NE
  • Specialty Shop Manager, Scheels AllSports - Lincoln NE
  • Assistant Buyer Trainee, JCPenney - Plano TX
  • Visual Merchandiser, Buckle - Lincoln NE
  • Production Assistant, Omaha Fashion Week - Omaha NE