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TAM students learn in high-tech classrooms and laboratories with cutting-edge technology. The Kellwood Apparel Technology Lab, Kitty Dickerson Technology classroom, and Knipschild Design and Research Lab are equipped with the latest industry technology including CLO, a 3D fashion design and product development software, and Structure Sensor by Occipital for 3D body scanners. TAM faculty has a strong and growing research agenda in apparel product development and digital merchandising using latest technology. A variety of learning and research opportunities also exist within the department’s historic clothing and textile collection for students to engage with dress objects both in and out of the classroom.

CLO, a 3D fashion design and product development software

Structure Sensor by Occipital, a 3D body scanning technology