Department of Clothing and Textiles
College of Human Ecology, Hanyang University

The mission of the Department of Clothing and Textiles is to prepare future experts who will become leaders in the field of fashion. Student scientifically research and learn theories, practical skills, and knowledge related to clothing and textiles in order to attain better quality of life.

Every year students host the ‘HECO Festival’ which includes a graduation fashion show and exhibition by the Clothing and Textiles program. Alumni from the college hold their positions as professors, teachers, fashion designers, fashion merchandisers and play important roles in the society.

The department has over 50 years of academic excellence, blending the traditions of practical education with a sense of creativity. Currently it consists of 7 full-time professors, 200 undergraduate students (including about 30 international students) and 40 graduate students (including master and doctorate degree students).


The Department of Clothing and Textiles offers a major program, teaching every process involved in clothing from textiles, design, and fabrication, through to sales. The program provides comprehensive education in fashion business and marketing. Students receive comprehensive training in laboratories, workshops, and CAD rooms in addition to instruction rooms, learning every process involved in the clothing industry.


Students take a variety of classes, including design, material, drawings, and patterns. It offers a comprehensive curriculum to cultivate true well-rounded talents by offering instruction in both practical techniques and in actual business related fields, such as marketing and distribution.

Year Subject
1 Fashion & Color, Fashion Business, Clothing Materials 1, Seminar for Freshman, History of Western Costume,
2 Fashion Drawing, Pattern Making, Clothing Materials 2, Principles of Apparel Design, Clothing Construction, Principles of Clothing Construction, Apparel Design 1, Draping, Social Psychology of Fashion, Apparel Industry Terminology for Foreign Student
3 Draping 2, Fabric Planning in Fashion Merchandising, Men’s Wear Construction, Fashion Marketing, Fashion Retailing, Fashion Design CAD, Pattern CAD, History of Korean Costume, Clothing Construction 2, Apparel Product Analysis & Evaluation, Apparel Design 2, Fashion Design & Merchandising Planning
4 Korean Costume Construction, Apparel Industry Seminar, Fashion & Culture, Creative Fashion Design Studio, Clothing Comfort, Internship in Fashion Industry, Global Fashion Study

International Offerings and Student Exchanges

Asia Waseda University, Tokai University, Kokushikan University, Konan University, APU, Musashino Art University, Harbin Institute of Technology, South China Normal University
The UK and the US University of Pittsburgh, University of Texas, Austin, Northern State University, University of Bridgeport
Europe University for the Creative Arts, University of Leeds, Reims Management School, Central Saint Martin, Ecole Superieure du Commerce exterieur, Hogeschool van Amsterdam ESC Rennes School of Business, ISC Paris


The main merit of Clothing and Textiles Department is that it offers comprehensive education covering every process involved with clothing, which is an element one of the necessities of life, from its production to distribution.

Students host an annual graduation fashion show. All students in the major participate in this major event as designers, staff, and backstage assistants. Students also exhibit their final projects from the courses they take, including fashion product planning boards, CAD design portfolios, special materials, and research posters on various research topics. Students also get involved in various extracurricular activities including preparing for application to Korean and international fashion related contests, actively participating student fashion clubs on campus and building up strong relationships with other students in the major especially between juniors and seniors.


Career After Graduation:
Designer (clothing, Hanboks, bags, textiles, costumes, props, accessories), stylist, fashion merchandiser (MD), fashion consultant, fashion journalist/editor, fashion writer, art director
Occupations Requiring Special Training:
Professors, fashion and materials researcher, chief editor of fashion magazines
Occupations Requiring Licensing and Qualifications:
Middle and high school teachers (Home Economics), occupational capability development coach
Graduate School and Study Abroad

Awards received from Contests

  • - Prize from Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy in the Korean Fashion Contest
  • - Grand prize in the Fashion Product Development Contest under joint sponsorship of the International Clothing Association and Saks Inc.
  • - Grand prize from Minister of Strategy & Finance in the Costume Culture Research Journal Costume Design Contest
  • - Runner up in the 'University Student Start-up Camp' Contest under Sponsorship of the Small and Medium Business Administration
  • - Special prize in the Korean Fashion Illustration Contest
  • - Grand prize in the Seoul Model List Contest
  • - Grand prize/Award in the LG Fashion LF Creative Party Contest
  • - Selected in the Hangul Fashion Show Contest

Advice from Seniors

Take the course, "the Creative Costume Design Studio". It is our top recommendation. In the course, you design a unique costume incorporating all of your knowledge and skills you learn in 4 years of study in the major. Your design work will be presented on a professional runway at the annual fashion show. It is a great experience for you as professional models wear your own design and present it on the runway.

We also recommend the course, "Fashion Design and Merchandising Planning". Students in the course select and analyze their desired brand and plan fashion products for a selected season. After completion of the course, you apply for a national merchandise planning contest held by the Korean Society of Clothing and Textiles. Students who participated in the contest previously received many awards and this will be a wonderful opportunity for you.