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Learning for the Real World

Learning for the Real World

The University of Texas at Austin expects its graduates to change the world. But, in an ever-changing world, that means preparing students in ways that are mindful of where educational approaches may need to change to remain relevant and aligned with modern needs of communities, industries and families.

A Summer Staple: Internships and Experiential Learning!

We caught up with undergraduate Katherine Kykta who is working towards a degree in Merchandising and Consumer Sciences with a minor in Business and Digital Arts and Media.  She expects to graduate in Spring 2018 and has a summer internship as a Men's Wholesale Merchandising Intern at Nautica. She secured this summer internship through the Fashion Scholarship Fund, an internship that is in addition to the one she will complete next spring as part of her degree.

Meet the Students Headed to Iris Apfel's New York City


This is the seventh summer for UT in NYC, a highly successful and innovative class for upper-division Textiles and Apparel students. UT in NYC is the ultimate entree into the fashion world: crisscrossing Manhattan and guided by the iconic Iris Apfel, students learn from the fashion leaders as they visit their boardrooms, workrooms, showrooms and curatorial spaces.

A Stone's Throw Away: Real World Experience

Undergraduates Jackie Bruni and Annabelle Line spent their last semester at The University of Texas at Austin as interns at The University Co-Op doing visual merchandising and buying, respectively. This was a very successful partnering; the Co-Op recently responded to an Instagram post by the Division of Textiles and Apparel: "We definitely miss Jackie and Annabelle! They were an awesome addition to our team!"

Learning by Experience with Photo Shoot for International Company


The Division of Textiles and Apparel has developed a strong internship program over the last 30 years, and, here, undergraduate Allie Chicoine reveals what she learned when dropped into a photo shoot in Austin. 


Checking in with 5 Merchandising Interns

Students interested in internships in Gearing Hall

Every year, students in the Merchandising and Consumer Sciences Program immerse themselves in a variety of fashion and retail businesses to learn beyond the classroom. These internships are required for their degree at The University of Texas at Austin.

What does synthesis mean in fashion?


Synthesis—the theme of this year's fashion show—illustrates how the innovative designs and diverse talents of 22 students are woven into a cohesive unit that reflects relationships formed over time in Gearing Hall. This year's synthesis of fabric, effort and ideas debuts on April 19th at the Frank Erwin Center.

Texas-Sized Student Fashion Show “Synthesis” Debuts Soon

Korean-inspired wedding dresses, camouflage leisure wear cut for women, ballerina dresses highlighted with programmable lights: this year's fashion show, Synthesis, builds on the designs of 22 textiles and apparel seniors from the University of Texas at Austin. The annual show, organized by the University Fashion Group, is the nation's largest fashion show at a university, attracting over 5,000 Texans to campus to see the collections, active wear, bridal gowns, and evening wear.

Wild Party Wear


On entering the new exhibit in Gearing Hall, you feel like you are dropping by a party from the latter part of the 20th century. Wacky and Wild Wardrobe was created by students from the Division of Textiles and Apparel working under the direction of Gail Chovan.