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    Kansas State University
  Feb 17, 2018
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Apparel, Textiles, and Interior Design

Barbara Anderson, Head

Professors: Anderson, Haar, Kaup, and LeHew
Associate Professors: udek, Hiller-Connell, Honey, H. Kim, and Kozar
Assistant Professors: J. Kim, Orthel, Reeves-DeArmond, and Wu
Emeritus Professors: Gatewood, McCullough, Slinkman, and Stowe
Emeritus Associate Professors: Huck and Munson
Emeritus Assistant Professors: Newby and Villasi

225 Justin Hall
1324 Lover’s Lane
Fax:  785-532-3796

The Department of Apparel, Textiles, and Interior Design encompasses disciplines that study the interaction of humans and their environment. Faculty members specialize in apparel design, apparel marketing, interior design, textile product testing and product development. The department aspires to change the world through a focus on the human ecological framework in teaching, scholarship, and service. We have a shared concern for sustainability and hope that through teaching and scholarship we will improve the human condition and be part of the solution to the social and ecological problems society faces.

We are a committed to excellence in scholarship in its many diverse forms including discovery, integration, application, and teaching. The faculty members value the potential of their students and commit their effort to enhancing student lives and the quality of all human life through their scholarship and the life-long impacts of apparel, textiles, and interior design graduates.

Undergraduate programs lead to a bachelor of science in apparel and textiles or a bachelor of science in interior design. Resident graduate programs lead to a master of science in apparel and textiles or a doctoral degree in human ecology with specialization in apparel and textiles.  ATID is also a member of the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (GP-IDEA) offering an online graduate degree in merchandising. For more information see the website.

Students in all programs are encouraged to take advantage of diverse learning experiences including internships, study abroad, field trips, and study tours. Students have the opportunity to join professional and student interest groups including: iDesign, the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), the Apparel Marketing and Design Alliance (AMDA), and the Apparel and Textile Graduate Student Organization (ATGSO).

The interior design and apparel design programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). The interior design program also is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA). The interior design program at Kansas State University is highly regarded by employers for the quality of education it provides. Apparel marketing and apparel design specializations is consistently ranked by among the best programs in the Midwest and within the top 25% of all similar programs nationwide.

Facilities include well-equipped studios and laboratories for:  interior design, apparel design and production, textile analysis, high performance design for buildings, and a museum collection for historic textile artifact research. The textile laboratories include a wide range of textile and product testing equipment, a body scanner for fit studies and extensive equipment for natural dye research. The department is home to the Kansas State University Historic Costume and Textile Museum with an extensive collection of artifacts available for research and public education through exhibition.


Bachelor of Science



Apparel and Textiles

Interior Design