Apparel Merchandising and Product Development (AMPD)

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What is Apparel Merchandising and Product Development?

According to the University of Arkansas, "The Apparel Merchandising and Product Development (AMPD) program opens the door to careers in the fashion industry. Buyer, product development specialist, fashion coordinator, sales consultant, visual display artist, and quality assurance technician are only a few of the possibilities. Classes in business, retailing, apparel production, science, social science, and the liberal arts give students a basic knowledge about the textile and apparel industries. By selecting from a variety of minors, students can tailor this program to meet their goals. Program strengths include guest speakers who provide insight into today's careers, tours of major fashion centers, and internships, which provide valuable career experience."

Related Careers

Active Wear Designer Fashion Illustrator
Apparel Designer Fashion Magazine Editorial Writer
Apparel Production Manager Fashion Photographer
Artist Fashion Stylist
Boutique Owner Fashion Writer
Brand Manager Functional Apparel Designer
Buyer Graphic Designer
CAD Applications Specialist Industrial Designer
Clothing Adviser Licensing Coordinator
Clothing Sociologist Makeup Designer
Color/Trend Forecaster Marketing Specialist
Commercial Artist Model
Computer Aided Design Specialist Pattern Designer/Maker
Contractor Product Developer/Manager
Production Manager Product Quality Assurance Engineer
Costume Designer Protective Industry Clothing Designer
Costume Shop Supervisor Public Relations Specialist
Design Assistant Quality Assurance Specialist
Design Historian Retail Business Owner
Design Studio Manager Sales Manager
Distributer Sewer
Dressmaker Shoe Designer
Exhibition Designer Tailor
Fabric Analyst Technical Designer
Fabric/Trim Coordinator Textile Designer
Fashion Blogger Visual Merchandiser
Fashion Consultant Wardrobe Supervisor
Fashion Editor

Related Skills

Ability to Meet Deadlines Initiative Strong Computer/Technical Skills
Analytical Skills Leadership Skills Time Management Skills
Communication Skills (Oral, Written & Visual) Manufacturing & Textile Technology Comprehension Understanding of the Global Economy
Creative & Innovative Sewing Abilities Work Well with Others

Job & Internship Search Links

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Professional Association Links

American Apparel and Footwear Association

American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists

Costume Society of America

Fashion Institute of Technology

The Textile Institute

Apparel Design Publications

Apparel News

Fashion Windows

Textile Web

Women's Wear Daily