- Fan, Jintu Rebecca Q. and James C. Morgan Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow
Our students and faculty study apparel design and fiber science through the art of design, the science of chemistry and physics, the application of management principles, and the perspective of history.
The Undergraduate Major has three concentrations: apparel design, fashion design management, and fiber science. Students learn the basics of design, apparel, and fibers and then focus on one concentration for upper level course work. They complement these courses with others in the College of Human Ecology, across Cornell and through Study Abroad opportunities.
The Graduate Program in Fiber Science & Apparel Design offers four graduate degrees. In the M.S. and Ph.D. in fiber science, students learn the basics of fiber chemistry, engineering and physics and can apply this knowledge to nanotechnology, sustainable materials, biomedical materials and more. The M.A. and Ph.D. in apparel design integrate principles in the application of design, technology, physical sciences, the humanities, and social sciences to meet basic human needs for clothing and offer students the opportunity to apply their knowledge to topics that include functional and fashion apparel design, the meaning of dress and fashion, and apparel technology.