About this Major
Why Choose an Apparel Production,
Fashion Retailing or Textiles Career?
- Work in a dynamic, fast paced global business
- Combine a love of fashion with business and technology expertise
- Choose from numerous creative and analytical positions
- Live and work in a variety of US and international locations
- Enjoy working with a product that expresses the "real you"
- Work for major labels such as: Nike, Quiksilver, BCBG, Polo Ralph Lauren, American Apparel, Tommy Hilfiger, Nautica, Adidas, Van's, Patagonia, Levi's, Hanes, Fabletics, Victoria's Secret
- Work for major retailers like: Target, Macy's, Nordstrom, Kohl's, H&M, Forever 21, Anthropologie, Ross Stores, TJMaxx (TJX), Hot topis, disney Windsor
- Or work for related fields of fashion publishing, public relations, software development, market research, retail mall management
Why Choose AMM at Cal Poly Pomona?
- Los Angeles is a major international fashion center
- AMM curriculum is comprehensive - learn everything about the fashion industry
- AMM learning activities are interdisciplinary, real world experiences
- AMM hands-on projects are equal to two years of work experience
- AMM graduates can enter the industry in a variety of positions such as: product design and development, production management, marketing and promotion, wholesaling, buying, visual merchandising, retail managment, e-commerce, research and education
- AMM graduates can pursue managerial level positions
- AMM students choose an area of specialization in the major, either: apparel production option (apparel product development, technical design and production), fashion retailing (fashion retail buying, marketing, digital commerce and retail managment), or textiles (fiber/fabric selection, digital design and coloration, product innovation)
- AMM has comprehensive facilities including: digital design and prototyping lab, #D body scanner, retail store, garment construction and textile testing labs, multimedia studio, production and retail business software systems, 3D virtual reality store design
- Student opportunities include: developing and producing a line of clothing, operating an AMM store business on campus, attending industry tradeshows, industry internships, study abroad in London, and presenting research at conferences
- Small class size (approx. 24) with maximum faculty involvement