Behind the Scenes Day is a day-long event that hosts future AMD students, parents, and teachers on campus for a day of activities. This committee is run by directors Lauren Gardetto, Chloe Coldagelli, Ellie Hauser, and Janae Stoecker. For many high school students interested in apparel, this is the day their decision is made to “choose their adventure” at Iowa State University. While this year’s BTS day has changed to a virtual BTS weekend, potential students can undergo the same experience from the comfort of their own homes. 

This year, students can watch pre recorded videos about Iowa State’s outstanding faculty, different opportunities an AMD student has, and the overall experience at ISU (Visit our Behind the Scenes Day page for videos). Students can also participate in live, interactive sessions on various aspects of the fashion industry throughout the weekend. Finally, Behind The Scenes end each day with a Q&A on successful students or a highlight of some talented designers.

Behind the Scenes, Day is a wonderful opportunity to get an inside look into the Apparel, Merchandising, and Design program at Iowa State University. To register for this year’s Behind the Scenes Weekend, register at