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Clothing, Textiles & Fashion Merchandising (CTFM)

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Senior, Ernesto Carranza's clothing designs for the Spring 2014 Fashion Show

Clothing, Textiles, and Fashion Merchandising is a professional area of study which focuses on diverse aspects of the fashion industry.

The degree plan includes major courses in Clothing, Textiles, and Fashion Merchandising with supporting coursework in areas such as studio art, accounting, business administration, communications, consumer science, journalism, marketing, and management. Students also have the opportunity for practical experience through retail or design internships.

Why choose a major in Clothing, Textiles, and Fashion Merchandising?

Whether you have a flair for design or an interest in merchandising you'll find a variety of career opportunities in the dynamic, creative, and challenging world of fashion. The fashion industry is made up of diverse, team-oriented businesses that depend on people who possess creative ideas, technical skills, product knowledge, high levels of energy, and good business judgment.

Our faculty and staff is dedicated to serving the needs of students focused on a career in the fashion industry. Degree programs are designed to provide students with the education and technical skills needed for a career in a fast-paced, exciting, global industry.

Career opportunities
  • Fashion Buyer
  • Fashion Coordinator and Stylist
  • Fashion Designer
  • Fashion Sales Promotion Coordinator
  • Fashion Journalist
  • Sales Representative for Wholesale Industry
  • Store/Department Manager
  • Textile and Apparel Products
  • Quality Control Technician
  • Entrepreneur

What will I learn in Clothing, Textiles, and Fashion Merchandising?

Courses are taken in the following areas:

  • Applied clothing design
  • Clothing buying and promotion
  • Fashion illustration
  • History of fashion
  • Management
  • Marketing

CTFM Faculty

Meet the Clothing, Textiles & Fashion Merchandising Faculty

Professional Development

You can learn more by following these links to the web sites of our professional association...

For Further Information Contact:

Dr. Roselyn Smitley
Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
Box 30003, MSC 3470
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8003
575-646-1183
email rosmitle@nmsu.edu

Dr. Melinda Chavez
Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
Box 30003, MSC 3470
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8003
575-646-7200
email mtchavez@nmsu.edu