University Catalog 2023-2024

Consumer Textile Product Design and Development (Certificate)

The Graduate Certificate in Consumer Textile Product Design and Development (GCCTPDD), offered by the Department of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management, will provide NC State graduate students the opportunity to develop recognized academic credentials in Consumer Textile Product Design and Development in addition to their major area of graduate study. Also it will offer non-degree graduate-level students the opportunity to develop recognized advanced expertise in Consumer Textile Product Design and Development.


New applicants to the university must submit a Program Application, a resume identifying educational preparation and work experiences, and official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work. You must apply online through the Graduate School application portal. Prior to completing the first course after being accepted into the program, students prepare and submit two copies of a contract using the Certificate Contract Application. The contract includes a statement of career goals, a rationale for completing the certificate program, and a timeline for certificate completion. Students can always elect to review their application with the Certificate Coordinator prior to contract preparation.

Academic Requirements

Applicants must meet one of the three following requirements:

  • Be a graduate of an accredited four-year college or university, and have a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale in their last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study;
  • Be a degree student in good standing in an NC State University graduate program;
  • Have a Master’s degree.

Plan Requirements

TTM 580Consumer Perspectives in Fashion3
TTM 585Market Research In Textiles3
Select three of the following:9
Graduate Apparel Product Design
Advanced Computer-Aided-Design for Fashion
Textile Digital Design and Technology
Professional Practices in Textile Design and Technology
Apparel Technology Management
Special Studies in Textile Product Development
Total Hours15