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Department of Consumer and Design Sciences

Apparel

Accreditation

The Apparel Merchandising, Design and Production Management (AMDP) program is endorsed by the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA). The endorsement is based upon a program’s compliance with incorporating industry-specified course content in the curriculum. Auburn’s AMDP program is one of only 13 programs in North America to be endorsed by the AAFA. The AMDP program was first endorsed by AAFA (formerly American Apparel Manufacturers Association) in 1998.

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Apperal Merchandising Design and Production

Apparel Merchandising program ranked #2 nationally and #1 among public schools and colleges in 2015 by www.fashion-schools.org ; Apparel Design ranked #11 nationally, #2 in the South, and # 4 among public schools and colleges.

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Mission

In concert with the mission of the College of Human Sciences, the mission of the Apparel Merchandising, Design and Production Management (AMDP) program is to advance creative leadership by preparing graduates who are professionally competent, globally aware and socially engaged.

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Goal

Our goal is that the Apparel Merchandising, Design and Production Management (AMDP) program be recognized nationally and internationally as the Program of Choice for students, faculty and employers. Through innovative, student-centered education we strive to prepare students to enter—and to advance—in the fashion-related career field of their choice.

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Philosophy

The philosophy of the Apparel Merchandising, Design and Production Management (AMDP) program is to prepare graduates for a variety of fashion-related careers in the global supply chain. Creativity, innovation, critical thinking, technical competency, and communication effectiveness are valued skill sets. With the integrated core of apparel-related courses, coupled with the focus on the merchandising or design and production management, students will be prepared to work effectively as a team member in a variety of fashion-related settings.

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Dr. Pamela Ulrich
For More Information Contact:

Department of Consumer and Design Sciences
308 Spidle Hall
ulricpv@auburn.edu
334-844-4084