Don B. Huntley College of Agriculture

About this Major

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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