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Department of Clothing & Textiles

  • Tel : +82 2 961 0265
  • Fax : +82 2 961 0261
  • E-mail : c-and-t@khu.ac.kr
  • URL : http://che.khu.ac.kr/
  • Address : Department of Clothing and Textiles, College of Human Ecology, Kyung Hee University
    1 Hoegi-Dong, Dongdaemun-Gu, Seoul, 130-701, Korea

 

What is Clothing and Textiles?

Clothing serves to protect us from the environment, and to express ourselves through various elements such as fashion, color and design. As appearance becomes more important in our society, understanding clothing and fashion helps us improve the quality of our life and relationship with others. Clothing and Textiles focuses on the scientific study and analysis of the materials for clothing, clothing design, construction methods and distribution processes to achieve integrated knowledge. The Clothing and Textiles major seeks to produce capable, creative scholars and professionals performing excellence in academics and private sectors through teaching interreactions between human beings and clothing environment, as well as skills, knowledge and creativity.

Clothing and Textiles at Kyung Hee

The Clothing and Textiles major at Kyung Hee University is a nationally-ranked program offering the best in teaching, faculty expertise, and research. The baccalaureate curricula provide students
with knowledge and skills in apparel design, historic costume, textiles, social-psychology of clothing, clothing construction, and fashion merchandising. Besides the course work, students have opportunities for professional growth and development through participating in a number of exhibits held within the major as well as entering other major competitions. As a graduation project, students are required to participate in a fashion show to apply their skills, knowledge and creative ideas. The Clothing and Textiles major at Kyung Hee also emphasizes responsible citizenship and cooperative personality to contribute to society.
 

Degree Requirements

To receive the Bachelor of Science in Clothing and Textiles

  • Earn a minimum of 130 credits.
  • Of the 130 credits, complete at least 66 credits [6 (fundamentals) + 21 (required major courses) + 39 (electives)] at the Department of Clothing and Textiles.
  • Submit creative garment designs to the graduation fashion show.
  • Satisfy the General Requirements of the School for professional degrees.

 

Courses

Year 1
Color and Design, Fundamentals in clothing construction, History of Western Costume, Fashion Illustration, Basic Fashion Design, Flat Patternmaking I, Fashion Business
Year 2
Digital Fashion Illustration, Creative Ideas for Fashion Design, Flat Patternmaking II, Aesthetics of Dress, Understanding Textile Materials, Fashion Design, Fashion and Dyeing, Draping I, Korean Costume Construction, History of Korean Traditional Costume, Textile Design CAD
Year 3
Apparel Design, Draping II, Tailoring, Global Fashion Marketing, Fashion Textile Trend and Planning, Creative Fashion Studio I, Fashion Art Studio I, Fashion Retailing, High-Tech Textiles and Clothing
Year 4
Creative Fashion Studio II, Fashion Art Studio II, Fashion Journalism, Field Practicum in Clothing and Textiles, Pattern CAD, Fashion Internshipfor professional degrees

Careers and Graduate Destinations

Clothing and Textiles graduates find a variety of positions in textile, retail, apparel/fashion firms. They typically start their careers as a designer, merchandiser, displayer, fashion coordinator, illustrator, sales representative, buyer trainee, manager or fashion promoter. For graduates with good writing skills, fashion journalism may be an option. Those with fluent foreign language skills find a career in trade firms of textiles and apparel products. With a teacher’s certificate, positions in junior high and high school teaching are also possible. Some graduates who are pursuing academic careers continue to study in graduate programs.

 

Faculty
  • Choon Sup Hwang, Ph.D.
  • University of Santo Tomas, 1981, Honorary Professor, Fashion Marketing, Costume History, cshwang@khu.ac.kr
  • Mi Sook Kim, Ph.D.
  • Ohio State University, 1988, Professor, Fashion Consumer Behavior and Neuromarketing, Draping, mskim@khu.ac.kr
  • Young Sun Yoo, Ph.D.
  • Kyung Hee University, 2000, Professor, Fashion Design, Fashion Illustration, Art to Wear, ysyoo@khu.ac.kr
  • ShinJung Yoo, Ph.D.
  • North Carolina State University, 1998, Assistant Professor, Functional Clothing, Innovative Textiles, Human and Clothing, sjyoo@khu.ac.kr
  • Hwa Kyung Song, Ph.D.
  • Cornell University, 2011, Assistant Professor, Apparel Fit and Technology, Clothing Construction, Pattern CAD, hksong@khu.ac.kr
  • Sojin Jung, Ph.D.
  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2014, Assistant Professor, Fashion Branding, Global Fashion Marketing, Fashion Sustainability, Fashion SMEs, sjjung@khu.ac.kr

 

Graduate

Department of Clothing & Textiles

Graduate Program in the Department of Clothing and Textiles offers the Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clothing and Textiles degrees. The program aims to pursue excellence in research and teaching, and to provide theoretical and applied knowledge of behavioral, aesthetic, scientific and historical aspects of clothing and textiles. It also provides students the opportunities to broaden their knowledge, academic competency and creativity through various exhibits(in Korea and overseas), international exchanges of fashion arts and academic works, seminars and research activities. Some of the focused research areas by faculty members include: art-to-wear, clothing comfort, aesthetics of dress, history of costume, construction methods of clothing, fashion merchandising, consumer aspects of textiles, cosmetics and clothing.

Degree offered: Master, Ph.D.Degree Requirements

  • At least 24 graduate level credits in Clothing and Textiles courses are required for the master’s degree and 36 credits for the doctoral degree.
  • Students have to pass a qualifying examination.
  • Students must fulfill presentation, defense, and document requirements for the Clothing and Textiles thesis committee.
  • A thesis advisor can be any faculty member in the Department of Clothing and Textiles.

 

Courses

Research Methods in Clothing and Textiles, Statistics, Advanced Statistics in Clothing and Textiles, Seminar in Clothing & Textiles, Fashion Merchandising I, Fashion Merchandising II, Clothing & Textile Industry, Field Study in Clothing & Textile Industries, Advanced Fashion Marketing, Fashion Retailing, Promotional Strategy of Fashion, Consumer Behavior in Clothing, Advanced Consumer Behavior in Clothing, Advanced Fashion Retailing, Fashion Marketing Communication, Fashion Advertising, Aesthetics of Costume, Fashion Illustration, Digital Fashion illustration, Study on Fashion Design, Art to Wear, Fashion Communication Design, Fashion Design and Image, Fashion Collection Planning, Fashion Design Conceptions and Methods, Fashion Workshop, Fashion and Art, Fashion and Mass Culture, Study on Special Dyeing, Dyeing Textile Design, Special Topics on Textile Materials, Advanced Functional Clothing and Textiles, Clothing Comfort, Applied Fabric Construction and Finishing, Textile Product Evaluation and Technical Marketing, Computer Aided Textile Design, Advanced Clothing Construction: Theory and Practice, Computer Aided Pattern Making, Clothing & Human Factors, 3D Clothing Construction, Clothing Construction for Special Needs, Advanced Flat Pattern Making, Advanced Draping, Draping for High Fashion, Study of Apparel Production Process, Study of Men’’s Clothing, History of Costume Culture, Topics in History of Korean Costume, Topics in History of Western Costume, Topics in History of Oriental Costume I, Comparative Study of Costume Cultures, National & Ethnic Costume, Preservation of Historic Textiles & Apparel, Topics in Construction of Korean Traditional Costume, Thesis Research I, Thesis Research II, Thesis Research III
 

Faculty
  • Choon Sup Hwang, Ph.D.
  • University of Santo Tomas, 1981, Honorary Professor, Fashion Marketing, Costume History, cshwang@khu.ac.kr
  • Mi Sook Kim, Ph.D.
  • Ohio State University, 1988, Professor, Fashion Consumer Behavior and Neuromarketing, Draping, mskim@khu.ac.kr
  • Young Sun Yoo, Ph.D.
  • Kyung Hee University, 2000, Professor, Fashion Design, Fashion Illustration, Art to Wear, ysyoo@khu.ac.kr
  • ShinJung Yoo, Ph.D.
  • North Carolina State University, 1998, Assistant Professor, Functional Clothing, Innovative Textiles, Human and Clothing, sjyoo@khu.ac.kr
  • Hwa Kyung Song, Ph.D.
  • Cornell University, 2011, Assistant Professor, Apparel Fit and Technology, Clothing Construction, Pattern CAD, hksong@khu.ac.kr
  • Sojin Jung, Ph.D.
  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2014, Assistant Professor, Fashion Branding, Global Fashion Marketing, Fashion Sustainability, Fashion SMEs, sjjung@khu.ac.kr

 

Laboratories
Fashion Marketing Research Laboratory

Director : Dr. Choon Sup Hwang

ㆍResearch Area

  • Fashion information analysis
  • Trend of global fashion market in view of production, sourcing, distribution, promotion and consumption
  • Developing direct marketing plan in fashion business
  • Managing customer relationships
  • Perceptions and selection criteria for eco-friendly children’s wear
  • Culture and sports marketing in fashion industry

 

Fashion Consumer Behavior / Neuromarketing Research Laboratory

Director : Dr. Mi Sook Kim

ㆍResearch Area

  • Purchase decisions making process for multichannel shoppers
  • Purchase behaviors of used clothing products and factors to influence on the purchase behaviors
  • Influences of climate changes on fashion industry and consumer behaviors
  • Profiling of ethical consumers for fashion/apparel products
  • Methods of measuring effectiveness of neuromarketing for fashion
  • Effects of integrated marketing communication strategies of various fashion retail types and factors to influence on their success

 

Fashion Design / Fashion Illustration Research Laboratory

Director : Dr. Young Sun Yoo

ㆍResearch Area

  • Korean fashion design for the improve of Korean national image
  • Retrospective jackets for creating high valued fashion products
  • The representations of the human body of fashion illustration in the digital age
  • Fashion design for the protection of human body in a environmental change
  • Organic fashion design according to change in the paradigm of the digital age
  • Image making features on fashion styles of K-pop girl groups

 

Apparel science / Textiles Laboratory

Director : Dr. ShinJung Yoo

ㆍResearch Area

  • Performance evaluation & technical marketing
  • Interactions between human-clothing-environment
  • Functional clothing / Sports & outdoor wear
  • Clothing comfort and protection
  • Clothing and human health
  • Human sensibility ergonomics for clothing

 

Clothing Construction and Technology Laboratory

Director : Dr. Hwa Kyung Song

ㆍResearch Area

  • Automated CAD systems to generate custom-fitted patterns
  • Body shape analysis based on 3D body scan data
  • Comparison of 3D virtual fit with real fit
  • Analysis of eye gaze tracking for fit analysis using eye-tracking technology

 

Fashion Marketing Research Laboratory

Director : Dr. Sojin Jung

ㆍResearch Area

  • Fashion Branding and Management
  • Global Fashion Marketing and Cross-cultural Consumer Behaviors
  • Sustainable Consumption and Corporate Sustainability
  • Fashion SMEs Strategy and Entrepreneurship