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Three Professional Certificate Programs

Launching August 2023
The first of their kind to be offered at OSU, three new certificates in 3D Digital Product Creation will be offered for fall 2023. Each certificate pathway will teach students 3D skills and provide general knowledge of the overall 3D landscape in the fashion industry. Coursework will provide knowledge in navigating Browzwear software, allowing students to learn to use avatars and dress forms in a 3D space as well as pattern making in 3D, along with other industry utilized software. Determining appropriate materials for use and understanding placement of seams, artwork and trims helps to translate design into a 3D garment to be used for samples, fitting and testing fabric drapes. These simulations can be applied to different lighting environments and much more. 


with Industry in Mind
This certificate series was ideated through the 3D Retail Coalition (3D.RC) Education committee comprised of dedicated industry professionals and educators who have met over the past seven years to determine the skills, skill level and knowledge needed in order to pursue a position in 3D Product Creation.
Each certificate pathway has four courses to complete with each requiring the completion of six or more modules that include instruction, assignments and practice.




Led by Experienced Instructor

These courses will be led by instructor Diane Limbaugh who has taught at OSU for more than a decade and provides industry insight and experience as a technical designer and owner of her own fashion brand.




Launching Fall 2023

3D Apparel Designer


  • Build 3D prototypes and samples executed to reflect your design concept
  • Create accurate, detailed, high-quality renderings quickly and efficiently
  • Understand technical sketches, illustrations of construction details and multiple product views

3D Apparel Technical Designer


  • Learn pattern making, block development and grading
  • Understand digital pipelines and how they relate to the product development cycle
  • Gain digital asset management (DAM) software experience including digital file management and attribution

3D Apparel Artist


  • Produce photo realistic 3D images or animations of apparel
  • Understand lighting principles and digital color processes
  • Learn applications of material textures and physics, trim, artwork and embellishment

Launching Fall 2024

3D Digital Material Design


  • Understand measurement methods and devices for mechanical and physical properties as well as optical fabric maps
  • Identify, communicate and categorize materials
  • Digitally recreate fabric based on optical and physical characteristics
Carson Scott

"3D Digital Product Creation is transforming the world of fashion for both students and the industry alike. As a student, learning to work in 3D has been a valuable tool that helped me become a more informed designer. I am able to visualize, validate and approve a digital twin before ever sewing a stitch. The program has been user-friendly, intuitive and allowed me the flexibility that I needed to create what I want in 3D. This software has presented me with new opportunities, and I am excited to see what's next."

- Carson Scott
Fashion Design and Production Graduate Class of 2023


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