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Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design

If you are majoring in another discipline, minoring in TMD is a great way to add another dimension to your degree. And, similar to the TMD major, you can choose a specialization for your minor as well, tailored to your area of interest.

The basic requirement for the TMD minor is 18 credits. Here is the form you must fill out. Recommended courses are listed below for each focus area.

Notes About the Minor:

  • No more than 6 credits in 100-level courses may count towards a minor
  • 12 credits must be at the 200-level or above
  • At least 9 credits must be earned at URI
  • Internships are available in all of the above areas, but are open to non-majors on a space available basis — three credits of such internships can be applied to the minor
  • Students must meet all prerequisites for TMD courses as specified in the catalog
  • TMD majors have priority for enrollment in high-demand classes

See Course Descriptions

Fashion Merchandising

Job opportunities include: specialty store manager, assistant buyer

  • TMD 103 Textile Products
  • TMD 126 Introduction to Design
  • TMD 224 Culture, Dress and Appearance
  • TMD 232 Fashion Retailing
  • TMD 332 Fashion Merchandise Buying
  • TMD 424 Fashion Theory and Analysis
  • TMD 432 Fashion Retail Supply Chain Management
  • TMD 442 Fashion Promotion
  • TMD 452 Consumer Behavior in Fashion Retailing

Interior Design

Job opportunities include: interior design, retail sales, contract design project management, kitchen planner

  • TMD 103 Textile Products
  • TMD 126 Introduction to Design
  • TMD 226 Interior Design
  • TMD 232 Fashion Retailing
  • TMD 426 Historic & Contemporary Furniture
  • TMD 440 Historic Textiles

Apparel Studies

Job opportunities include: apparel design, apparel production, product development

  • TMD 103 Textile Products
  • TMD 126 Introduction to Design
  • TMD 222 Apparel Production
  • TMD 224 Culture, Dress and Appearance
  • TMD 225 Apparel I
  • TMD 327 Apparel Design
  • TMD 335 Apparel II
  • TMD 345 CAD Apparel Design
  • TMD 346 Computer-Aided Textile and Apparel Design
  • TMD 355 Draping for Apparel

Textile Science

Job opportunities include: quality control, textile technician, product development

  • TMD 103 Textile Products
  • TMD 113 Color Science
  • TMD 303 Textile Science
  • TMD 313 Textile Science Laboratory
  • TMD 403 Textile Performance
  • TMD 413 Dyeing & Finishing
  • TMD 513 Detergency

Cultural Aspects of Textiles and Apparel

Job opportunities include: historic house museums, living history museums, art museums, vintage clothing

  • TMD 103 Textile Products
  • TMD 126 Introduction to Design
  • TMD 224 Culture, Dress and Appearance
  • TMD 240 Development of Contemporary Fashion
  • TMD 440 Historic Textiles
  • TMD 441 History of Western Dress
  • TMD 500 Ethnic Dress and Textiles
  • TMD 524 Cultural Aspects of Dress

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