Our college is home to opportunities — and a community — you won’t find anywhere else.
A Complete Education
Many institutions offer a textiles program or two. Only our college offers a comprehensive textiles education, backed by unmatched experiences you make your own.
Here, you can tap into the high-impact learning, extensive industry connections and worldwide engagement that are unique to us — not to mention all the resources of North Carolina’s largest university. From student-run fashion shows to senior design projects for brands like Under Armour or Red Bull, you can lead with like-minded peers.
Develop your passion for sustainability, pursue undergraduate research or study overseas in cities from Manchester to Melbourne. Tailor your experience to the things you care about. Then turn them into a fulfilling career.
For our graduating fashion design students, a walk down the runway with their designs is every bit as exciting as their walk in caps and gowns. Each spring, senior Fashion and Textile Design students create a collection for the capstone course. Their creative freedom is on full display at the FTD Emerging Designers Showcase. See the class of 2022's creations and inspiration at the link in our bio....
As part of a 12-week internship with Mohawk Industries, @tristenleigh_design created the fungi-inspired collection you see here, and we think it's *👩🍳's 💋*! Did we mention her designs will be put into production? Awesome work, Tristen!...
And FTD 200: Design Skills Workshop is the perfect place for fashion and textile design students to design and create their own (like the Anna Lia Ritchie jacket creation you see here)! Learn about the process students go through to create ✨ beautiful ✨ designs like this one at the link in our bio....
Career Spotlight 💡 | Katie Crumpton
💼 @cotton_works - supply chain marketing team
🎓 B.S. Textiles and Apparel Management '09
"In my eight years with Cotton Incorporated, I still find myself referencing concepts that I learned during my undergraduate years. It can be a yarn size conversion or the details of free trade agreements!"
Learn how Katie's Wilson College degree has helped her advance in her career and given her the opportunity to give back to Wilson at the 🔗 in bio....
These futuristic jeans aren't actually green. They're just more #sustainable thanks to findings of an #NCStateWilson research team. Learn how a new method of dyeing could help reduce the environmental 🌱 and financial 💰 footprint in production of traditional denim at the 🔗 in our bio!...
✨ Summer internship highlight ✨
☀️ Brailey Nelson
💼 Stand Out For Good - Buying intern
📍 Knoxville, TN
📚 Fashion and Textile Management (Concentration: Brand Management and Marketing)
Brailey worked for the parent company of @altrdstate and @tullabeebaby this summer making purchasing orders, choosing pieces for their next collections and communicating with vendors! To have your internship featured, fill out the form linked in our bio!...
... which is to say that Anne Graf ('22 FTD - Fashion Design) and Grace Walters ('21 FTD - Textile Design, '22 Master of Textiles) are living a lot!
This alumni duo was recently featured in @vogueitalia, as one of six pairs of international students called to reinterpret the iconic @loropianaofficial Traveler Jacket, creating a knitwear version using the brand's yarn.
Learn more about the award and their experience in Milan at the link in our bio!...
A Whole World of Textiles
Our college is tight-knit, which means everyone knows your name and you can find your niche. But you can also access everything you’d expect at one of the nation’s leading public universities, from a wealth of student organizations to world-class wellness and recreation facilities to the best entrepreneurship programming in the Southeast.
And your opportunities don’t stop at our campus in Raleigh. We’ve developed ties with some of the nation’s best companies — over the course of more than 120 years — to ensure you can pursue exciting internships and gain invaluable real-world experience. Our global reputation will open doors for you around the world.
In fact, only one other college at NC State sees a higher proportion of its students pursue study abroad — and they make it a requirement. For us, it’s one experience among many designed to maximize your college journey and prepare you for life.
Each of our degree programs offers the chance to hone your skills and deepen your education in exciting destinations that include Florence, Prague and Hong Kong. We’ve forged connections with companies worldwide to bring you superb experiences — and job opportunities.
Whatever you choose to do here, you’ll have the support of faculty, staff and other students who share your values and care deeply about your goals. From the moment you arrive, we’ll work with you to dig into your passions, map out a career path and help you access all the tools, support and guidance you need to thrive.
As a college with deep ties to the surging global textiles industry, we do everything we can to ensure our students hit the ground running after graduation. And we stay committed to your success with lifetime career services and an incomparable alumni network. Once you’re with us, we’re behind you all the way.