Department Head Message

Bruce A Cameron

Bruce A. Cameron, Department Head and Professor  

Welcome to the Department of Textiles, Apparel Design and Merchandising at Louisiana State University. If you are interested in fibers, fabrics, color and design; have a creative flair, or enjoy the retail and business atmosphere; we have a program for you. The textile and apparel industry is a diverse, highly competitive, global industry.

Our department curriculum offers concentrations in:

  • Textile Science – textile scientists work with fibers, yarns, and fabrics; exciting developments in these areas have an impact on all of our lives and the apparel products we purchase.
  • Apparel Design - apparel designers focus on creative and technical skills; many of our graduates have succeeded in fashion centers such as New York City, Dallas and Los Angeles.
  • Merchandising - the retailing of products is a dynamic and challenging career; our graduates in this concentration hold positions with most of the major retailers in the country.

The common theme among all of our concentrations is the textile/apparel complex, the third largest industry in the country and a major global industry. Continuous change and challenging environments are the benchmarks of this industry. 

If you are up to the challenge, we provide one of the best programs in the country!

The national job market for Textiles, Apparel Design and Merchandising graduates is excellent.  Potential employment opportunities include:

  • Visual Merchandiser
  • Store manager
  • Department manager
  • Personnel manager
  • Apparel designer
  • Fashion coordinator
  • Pattern maker
  • Sales representative
  • Home furnishings consultant
  • Theatre costumer
  • Buyer
  • Retail executive
  • Fashion editor
  • Textile researcher
  • Museum curator
  • Product development
  • Trend forecasting
  • Inventory planner