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Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Technical Apparel Design – Program Changes Effective Fall 2021

Starting in Fall 2021, the Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Technical Apparel Design program is launching three new courses and extending the program to 36 credits over two years. The new courses expand upon technical drawing skills, advanced production skills, and an industry work experience component. In addition, the capstone project course has been spread out over two semesters to allow for ample research and development. The admission requirements remain unchanged.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the Faculty's Admission Requirements, which consist of KPU's undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement, the following program admission requirements apply:

  • Successful completion of a recognized undergraduate degree, or a design-related diploma or associate degree along with a minimum of 5 years of related work experience
  • Letter of Interest package
  • Interview

For further details about the letter of interest package and interview process, including submission specifics, visit the department's website at:

Continuance Requirements

Seat availability is based on priority for students who continue in all courses as per the prescribed program plan. Students who are unable to meet course requirements to continue with the program plan or who decide to take a break from their studies, may be removed from the program. Re-admission into the program will be based on seat availability and approval by the program.

Curricular Requirements

The Post Baccalaureate Diploma program requires completion of the following 36 credits of courses with a program grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

Note: DETA courses numbered 5000 or higher are assessed Tuition Category 2.a.6 for domestic students.

TERM 1 (Fall)

DETA 5110 - Technical Apparel in Context (3 credits)
DETA 5120 - Technical Textile Technologies (3 credits)
DETA 5140 - Introduction to Technical Apparel Production (3 credits)
Credits: 9

TERM 2 (Spring)

DETA 5210 - User Research for Technical Apparel (3 credits)
DETA 5230 - Strategic Design Innovation (3 credits)
DETA 5240 - Technical Drawing for Product Development (3 credits)
Credits: 9

TERM 3 (Fall)

DETA 5200 - Business Strategies for Technical Apparel (3 credits)
DETA 5440 - Technical Apparel Production (3 credits)
DETA 5980 - Capstone Research (3 credits)
Credits: 9

TERM 4 (Spring)

DETA 5550 - Technical Apparel Industry Experience (3 credits)
DETA 5985 - Capstone Development and Production (6 credits)

Other Information

There are additional costs associated with this program which could include textbooks, supplies, and fabric. Visit our program website for current information:

Credential Awarded

Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to receive a Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Technical Apparel Design.