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Product Development and Manufacturing (APRL 2750)

Total Credits: 3
Lecture Credits: 1
Lab Credits: 2

Description: This course provides techniques in the product development and manufacturing process of garments. You will design, spec, and manufacture an apparel or soft goods product. You will learn about trends, line development, prototypes, fabric sourcing, costing and operations. Must be taken A-F.

Topical Outline:
1. Market research
2. Product line development
3. Garment specifications
4. Fabric sourcing
5. Garment costing
6. Global Manufacturing process

Learning Outcomes:
1. Research industry trends and markets
2. Create product line
3. Develop product spec sheet
4. Recommend fabric choice for product line
5. Break down cost of product line
6. Present final product concept and samples using appropriate terms

Prerequisites:  APRL 1000, APRL 1100, APRL 1025, and APRL 1360
Co-requisites:  APRL 1400, APRL 2015, and APRL 2350