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Why Choose UNI?

Because the UNI Textile and Apparel Program is a Cut Above!!!

Take the time to analyze our program and you will see we are the program of choice...

There is no better program in Textiles and Apparel!
 

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bulletAn important note:  There is NO recognized accrediting body for Textile and Apparel programs in the U.S. Any claims that a program makes to be accredited or "endorsed" is not a credible statement. The UNI Faculty strongly suggest that students and their parents look beyond such dubious claims of accreditation and carefully consider curriculum, facilities, and placements when making a decision about where to matriculate.

 
bulletIntroduction:  In the heart of Iowa, we have developed an industry responsive program that can move you into a challenging job with advancement potential.   Our industry board, based in Minneapolis, keeps us in touch with national and international trends and helps us get you internships and job placements.  Whether your interest is marketing, design, advertising, or product development and sourcing, or buying we have classes and faculty to lead you on your way to success.

Product Development, the hottest growth area in the industry, is a strong focus of our program.  This exciting new career opportunity combines:

bulletsourcing fabric all over the world
bullettextile and apparel design
bulletassortment planning
bulletquality control
bulletmarketing
bullettrend analysis
bulletcomputer aided design

 

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bulletHere are some features of our program that you should consider:

 
bulletSmall classes
bulletState-of-the-art Computer Aided Design Software
bulletFriendly, accessible Professors
bulletProfessors, not graduate students, teach courses
bulletOne-on-one career counseling
bulletVery high placement rates
bulletUnusual undergraduate research opportunities
bulletProfessional academic program, supported by first-rate liberal education
bulletModern textile material analysis equipment
bulletProfessionally equipped design studio

 

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bulletGraduates from our program are working and interning in a wide array of positions and geographical locations with the textile and apparel industry.   For example:

 
bulletMay Merchandising Corporation, St. Louis, MO -- Technical Design
bulletTarget Corporation, Minneapolis, MI -- Trend Analysis
bulletTarget Corporation, Minneapolis, MI -- Technical Design
bulletWalmart Corporation, Bentonville, Arkansas -- Product Development, Computer Aided Design
bulletEddie Bauer, Miami, FL -- Sourcing/Production Woven Fabrics
bulletCabela's, Nebraska -- Product Development/Quality Assurance
bulletCabela's, Nebraska -- Computer Aided Design
bulletVon Maur Corporation, Iowa -- Assistant Buyer
bulletLands' End Catalogue Direct Mail in Dodgeville, WI -- Product Quality Control
bulletJ.C. Penney Corporate Headquarters, Dallas, TX -- Catalogue Analyst; Product Testing Laboratory
bulletCarabella (Catalogue Direct Mail), Los Angeles, CA -- Assistant Buyer/Designer
bulletNordstrom's Regional Corporate Offices, Chicago, IL -- Promotion and Advertising
bulletTarget Corporate Offices, Minneapolis, MN, -- Product Testing Laboratory; Merchandising; Styling
bulletChicago Apparel Center, Chicago, IL -- Fashion Office, Fashion Runway Show Production; Marketing Office
bulletSirena Apparel Group (Swimwear Manufacturer), Los Angeles, CA -- Designer/Product Development

 

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bulletThe Textiles and Apparel program at UNI has excellent facilities and equipment, including:
 
bulletClassrooms equipped with Internet connections so that your Professor can bring key knowledge resources from around the world to you on a large screen right in your class.
bulletState-of-the-Art software applications for textiles and apparel.  UNI is one of a very few textile and apparel programs that will have access to the industry-valued product development program U4ia.   Click on U4ia to get to their site and see what you will learn how to use!
bulletState-of-the-Art laboratory equipment for assessing the serviceability potential and physical properties of textile materials.   Equipment that students will get to use themselves!
bullet Professionally appointed design studios, with industry standard equipment!

 

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