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Course Descriptions

SURFACE DESIGN

SD 101
Experimental Screen Printing
3 credits; 2 Lecture and 2 STUDIO hours per week
Students experiment in designing with screens and printing on fabric while working in an actual workshop surrounding. Includes screen making, color mixing, and printing techniques.

SD 102
Decorative Papers and Greeting Cards
3 credits; 2 Lecture and 2 STUDIO hours per week
Students design and paint greeting cards and decorative wrapping paper using various media. Card formats include die-cut, pop-up, and French-fold with emphasis on trends and holidays.

SD 112
Textile Color Fundamentals
2 credits; 1 Lecture and 2 STUDIO hours per week
Introduction to traditional color theories and systems through comparisons and analysis. Color experimentation for use in textile fashion and home furnishing fabrics is developed in opaque watercolor (gouache).

SD 113
Textile Surface Design Styles and Sources
2 credits; 1 Lecture and 2 STUDIO hours per week
An introduction to the design styles, design vocabulary, and research methods necessary for creating original textile surface designs. Through image-based lectures, discussions, museum visits, design projects, and presentation critiques, students explore themes in fashion and the applied arts that will serve as a foundation in their future design work.

SD 121
Studio Practices
3 credits; 6 STUDIO hours per week
Students create painted designs and patterns for fashion fabrics appropriate for apparel using opaque watercolor (gouache). Emphasis is on developing original design concepts and exploring industry standards.

SD 122
Printed Fabrics
3 credits; 6 STUDIO hours per week
Prerequisite: SD 121
Students create original painted designs for printed fashion fabrics marketable for women's, men's, and children's wear. Professional methods of designing patterns, repeats, and color combinations are explored using transparent watercolor (dyes) and mixed media.

SD 125
Print Design for Apparel and Home Furnishings
4.5 credits; 9 STUDIO hours per week
For one-year Textile/Surface Design students only. This course combines aspects of SD 121 and SD 122. It involves the study and practice of the principles of creating design layouts and developing color as they apply to the print field. It focuses on skill development in gouache and dye painting techniques with an emphasis on current professional workflow practices in the Textile Design industry.

SD 141
Nature Studies
1.5 credits; 3 STUDIO hours per week
Study of design in nature as a source of inspiration for textile design. Students analyze growth and structure of plants and other forms of nature using live flowers and marine life as models for drawing and painting in representational techniques. (G6: Arts)

SD 142
Advanced Nature Studies
1.5 credits; 3 STUDIO hours per week
Prerequisite: SD 141
Painting from flowers and other nature forms with continued emphasis on observation, selection of color, structure, and design patterns. Students use forms in nature as a basis for stylized compositions in line and color. (G6: Arts)

SD 151
Techniques and Faux Finish Concepts for Home Furnishings
3 credits; 6 STUDIO hours per week
Students learn the technical aspects of creating special effects for home furnishing surfaces, products, and furniture using a variety of mixed media as they integrate traditional skills with digital design. Emphasis is on experimentation in materials, techniques, and color. Design trends, references, and inspiration are studied.

SD 155
Decorative Fabrics
2 credits; 4 STUDIO hours per week
For one-year Textile/Surface Design students. The application of print design techniques to designing for home furnishing fabrics and wall coverings, using various media. Using professional methods and technical requirements, designs are created for residential, commercial, and industrial spaces.

SD 156
Introduction to Decorative Fabrics
2 credits; 4 STUDIO hours per week
Students learn the fundamental design aspects and technical requirements appropriate for decorative fabrics. Large-scale layouts, research sources, and current trending information are utilized in creating original designs for the market.

SD 157
Wallcovering Design
1.5 credits; 3 STUDIO hours per week
This course focuses on the creative development of original wallcoverings. Through the study of historical documents and references, students explore design and production methods needed to create multi-layered compositions. They learn about the wallcovering market through the introduction of home furnishing trends, design styles, and current production standards.

SD 181
Fundamentals of Screen Printing
1.5 credits; 3 STUDIO hours per week
Designs in repeat are printed on various fabrics in actual workshop surroundings. Emphasis is on screen printing techniques and original design.

SD 183
Screen Printing: T-Shirts and Related Products
2 credits; 4 STUDIO hours per week
Using modern screen print technology, students create original engineered designs for T-shirts and related products. Color mixing principles and screen printing techniques are taught.

SD 185
Screen Printing
2 credits; 4 STUDIO hours per week
For one-year Textile/Surface Design students. Students prepare screens of their designs, mix pigments, and print on fabric in workshop surroundings. Emphasis is on creative design using a variety of techniques and media.

SD 201
Color Analysis
2 credits
Comparative analysis of color theories, emphasizing their use in the textile industry. Includes color harmony, psychological associations, optical illusions, experiments, sales appeal and promotion values, current color styling, and terminology.

SD 202
Color Trends in Industry Today
2 credits
Prerequisite: SD 112 or SD 201 or approval of chairperson
Develops an understanding of color trends in the apparel and home fashions industry for styling and forecasting purposes. Students research and track color trends for specific target markets and learn to present color line concepts.

SD 211
Surface Design in Paris (Summer)
3 credits
Prerequisite: HA 112
Students learn how to do extensive surface design research while abroad in Paris. Through on-site visits to design studios, galleries, libraries, museums, stores, and trend forecasting companies, students research an area of design interest for hard and/or soft product. Students keep a journal/sketchbook, give weekly oral presentations, and write a paper about the project outcomes of their research.

SD 221
Techniques for Printed Textiles and Surfaces
3 credits; 6 STUDIO hours per week
Prerequisite: SD 122 or approval of chairperson
Experimentation in a variety of materials and mixed media, techniques, and textures to create original and simulated designs for apparel and home fashion fabrics. Emphasis on awareness of color impact, current trends, industry standards, and marketability.

SD 224
Computer-Aided Print Design
1.5 credits; 3 COMPUTER LABORATORY hours per week
Using Adobe Photoshop, students scan images and create original designs, repeats, colorways, and coordinates targeting specific markets. Emphasis is on creative use of the software, awareness of industry trends, and the development of an original portfolio of digitally produced designs.

SD 227
Painting on Fabric
2 credits; 1 Lecture and 2 STUDIO hours per week
Students paint directly on silk, cotton, and synthetic fabrics, using appropriate pigments or dyes for setting colors permanently. Explores use of hand-painted fabrics for home furnishings, fashion, and studio applications.

SD 228
Techniques for Fashion Fabrics
2 credits; 4 STUDIO hours per week
Prerequisite: SD 122 or SD 125
Students learn the research, design, and technical skills needed to create textiles for the apparel and home furnishings markets. Emphasis is placed on research methods and experimentation with materials, techniques, and color to create textural effects using a variety of mixed media.

SD 229
Screen-print Techniques for Fabric
2 credits; 4 STUDIO hours per week
Prerequisite: SD 181
Students explore a variety of screen-making and imaging techniques in order to have an understanding of aesthetic and experimental printing methods. Emphasis is on surface effects, techniques, layering and color as they relate to design for fabric. Students present a professional portfolio of their work at the end of the semester.

SD 253
Advanced Decorative Fabrics
2 credits; 4 STUDIO hours per week
Prerequisite: SD 155 or SD 156
Students learn the design and technical skills required in the home furnishings textile industry. Through on-site field trips and research, students explore and analyze design inspiration. The technical aspects of painting, layout, repeat and color are examined. New layouts, techniques, and colors are also introduced to sensitize students to the needs of home textiles for the interior design industry.

SD 261
Industrial and Studio Practices
3 credits; 6 STUDIO hours per week
Prerequisite: SD 125 or SD 221
Students are brought into contact with industry through lectures, demonstrations, and mill visits. Repeats, color combinations, coordinates, reference pieces, and adaptations are stressed. Special attention is given to the preparation of student portfolios, with an emphasis on professional presentation.

SD 265
Professional Industry Techniques
2 credits; 4 STUDIO hours per week
Prerequisite: SD 125
For one-year Textile/Surface Design students only. Students become more familiar with industry and business practices through lectures, demonstrations, and visits to studios, showrooms, and mills. They further their expertise in color matching and executing color combinations and repeats with focus on portfolio presentations.

SD 271
Textile/Surface Design Using Adobe Illustrator
2 credits; 1 Lecture and 2 COMPUTER LABORATORY hours per week
Prerequisite: SD 224
Students learn to use Adobe Illustrator for application to textile and surface design and gain proficiency in working between Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. Target markets and the creative use of software for portfolio development is emphasized.

SD 299
Independent Study in Surface Design
Variable Credits (3 Credits Maximum);
Prerequisite: a minimum 3.5 GPA and approval of instructor, chairperson, and dean for Art and Design

SD 303
Screen Printing with Typographic Imagery
1.5 credits; 3 STUDIO hours per week
Prerequisites: CD 322 and GD 312
For Graphic Design students. The process and possibilities of screen printing as a medium of expression and reproduction are explored. Students focus on computer-generated typographic imagery and the effects of manipulation through this process.

SD 311
Lace and Embroidery Design
1.5 credits; 3 STUDIO hours per week
Application of design principles to the needs of the lace and embroidery industry. Study of the technical requirements for and creation of original designs for machine reproduction of Bonnaz, Schiffli, Swiss-handloom, and other types of lace and embroidery.

SD 321
Advanced Hand Screen-printing for Portfolio Development
2 credits; 4 STUDIO hours per week
Prerequisite: SD 185 or SD 229
This course explores advanced methods of developing repeats and printing techniques for long table fabrics. Students choose a market and produce a line of fabrics for a specific client, while developing personal style and professionalism in a modern screen-printing environment. Autographic as well as digitally produced positives may be used to produce large screens that will be printed in repeat and in multiple colorways.

SD 351
Surface Design: Paper Products
2 credits; 4 STUDIO hours per week
Learning to design products to specification for tabletop, students produce print designs, shopping bags, playing cards, and tissue boxes. The uniqueness of designing for paper products is emphasized. Licensing and market trends are discussed.

SD 357
Applied Surface Design for the Home
3 credits; 6 STUDIO hours per week
Students research design possibilities to create color/pattern-coordinated designs for a spectrum of home products. Critiques are in direct consultation with industry.

SD 451
Surface Design: Print Media Graphics
2 credits; 4 STUDIO hours per week
Explores graphic design concepts for dinnerware, tabletop, and related products with special emphasis on the needs of industry and the marketplace.

SD 462
Portfolio Collection
3 credits; 6 STUDIO hours per week
Preparation of a professional portfolio collection inspired by research and influenced by market trends. Students' collections include coordinated designs for fashion, home, contract or product, incorporating printed, woven, fiberart, knit, and CAD applications.

SD 471
Advanced CAD with Adobe Photoshop and Fashion Studio
1.5 credits; 3 COMPUTER LABORATORY hours per week
Prerequisite: SD 224
Students develop advanced skills in Adobe Photoshop applied to surface design. Fashion Studio software is incorporated into the course, with the objective of designing product for a global marketplace using current trend information.

SD 481
Screen Printing: Scarves
2 credits; 4 STUDIO hours per week
Studies the requirements, limitations, and possibilities of designs for scarves. Students prepare screens, mix colors, and print a variety of fabrics with emphasis on techniques and fashion trends.

SD 499
Independent Study in Surface Design
Variable Credits (3 Credits Maximum);
Prerequisite: a minimum 3.5 GPA and approval of instructor, chairperson, and dean for Art and Design

TECHNICAL DESIGN

TC 311
Production Pattern Development I
2 credits; 1 Lecture and 2 LABORATORY hours per week
Prerequisite: DP 111 or FD 111, and FD 121 or PM 121, and FD 131
This course focuses on the development of production-ready patterns for woven fabrics from technical specification sketches. Students analyze the effects of body measurements, pattern shapes, and production construction techniques on garment fit, quality, and performance.

TC 312
Production Pattern Development II
2 credits; 1 Lecture and 2 LABORATORY hours per week
Prerequisite: TC 311
Students further develop skills learned in TC 311 through an emphasis on fit concepts and patterns for woven, knit, and lined garments. Students learn to recognize and apply pattern corrections that maintain garment balance, proportion, and design integrity.

TC 321
Computerized Pattern Development
2 credits; 1 Lecture and 2 COMPUTER LABORATORY hours per week
Prerequisite: DP 111 or FD 111, and FD 121 or PM 121
Students learn to develop computerized flat patterns using state-of-the-art apparel industry software. Students use and incorporate the various functions in the software menus as they create, modify, store, and plot production patterns.

TC 322
Computerized Grading, Marking, and Specs
3 credits; 1 Lecture and 4 COMPUTER LABORATORY hours per week
Prerequisite: TC 311 and TC 321
Students learn to use a state-of-the-art apparel industry grading and marking software system to grade patterns, make markers, and manage files. Course stresses the importance held by fabric properties on the development of accurate graded specs for patterns and for marker making.

TC 341
Technical Design I--Wovens
2 credits; 1 Lecture and 2 COMPUTER LABORATORY hours per week
Prerequisite: TC311 and (AR215 or FF242) and (FD241 or MG252 completed Spring 2008 or later)
This course explores in depth the technical design process for woven garments. Students utilize digital imaging, industry-specific terminology, and software to create full tech packages. Through case studies and hands-on techniques, they incorporate problem-solving methods used by technical designers in the industry.

TC 421
Computerized Pattern and Fit Corrections
2 credits; 1 Lecture and 2 COMPUTER LABORATORY hours per week
Prerequisite: TC 312, TC 322 and TC 341
Students analyze garment fittings and then make corrections to computerized patterns using the more advanced features of the pattern design system. They manage the data file information and communicate complete fit and pattern technical details.

TC 441
Technical Design II: Stretch
2 credits; 1 Lecture and 2 COMPUTER LABORATORY hours per week
Prerequisite: TC 312, TC 322 and TC 341
Using industry product data management software systems, students construct full technical design packages for stretch garments. Students explore the effects of stretch on pattern shape and fit. They identify the accuracy of finished garments and communicate the revisions necessary for various sample stages.

TC 451
Production and Technical Design
2 credits
Prerequisite: TC 322, TC 341 and MG 314
This course stresses the relationship between technical design and the apparel production cycles and manufacturing processes. Discussions center on sourcing and logistics, apparel standards, compliance and regulations, current industry issues, and business ethics and conduct.

TC 491
Technical Design Senior Project
2.5 credits; 1 Lecture and 3 LABORATORY hours per week
Prerequisite: TC 421 and TC 441
Co-requisite: IC 497
Student teams strategize on how to improve the market share for a specific product or brand. Each team develops innovative technical design solutions for various product lifecycle stages. They present their actual products and a written review/case study subject to critical industry evaluation.

TEXTILE DESIGN

TD 111
Computer-aided Design Principles for Textile Design
1.5 credits; 3 COMPUTER LABORATORY hours per week
An introduction to the fundamentals of computer-aided textile design. Students use current, off-the-shelf graphics software to produce original designs, croquis and repeat layouts, coordinates, and color combinations while exploring color palettes, scale, and proportion. Web resources, scanning, file management, and printing options are explained, and presentation skills are emphasized.

TD 131
Woven Design
1.5 credits; 3 STUDIO hours per week
Introduction to creating woven fabrics on a table hand loom. Students learn basic weaving techniques, drafting of weaves on paper, and the interrelation of yarns, color, and weave structure in a fabric design.

TD 132
Woven Design
1.5 credits; 3 STUDIO hours per week
Prerequisite: TD 131 or approval of chairperson
Continued creative and experimental application of techniques learned in TD 131. Four-harness table looms are used to explore compound weave patterns and texture.

TD 133
CAD for Yarn-dyed Woven Fabrics
1.5 credits; 3 COMPUTER LABORATORY hours per week
Prerequisite: TD 131
Yarn-dyed patterns are created using a computer-aided design (CAD) program for woven design. Students learn to create checks, plaids, stripes, and textured patterns for apparel and home furnishings. Colorways and coordinates are explored.

TD 137
Woven Design
3 credits; 6 STUDIO hours per week
An accelerated course for one-year students which introduces them to designing woven textiles on table and floor looms. Through planning and executing fabric samples, students learn how fiber, color, and structure are interrelated in woven design.

TD 236
Computer-aided Woven Design
1.5 credits; 3 COMPUTER LABORATORY hours per week
This course deals with the transition from planning woven designs on paper to designing on the computer. Students develop designs for 8 to 24 harness looms using computer programs for woven designs.

TD 237
Experimental Wovens
2 credits; 4 LABORATORY hours per week
Prerequisite: TD 131 or TD 137 or approval of chairperson
Using the standard design tools, a handloom, and a computer, students explore the hand, color, weave structure, construction, pattern, and end use of woven fabric. The hands-on aspect of the class encourages creativity, technical development, and exploration of texture and finishes.

TD 299
Independent Study in Textile Design
Variable Credits (3 Credits Maximum);
Prerequisite: a minimum 3.5 GPA and approval of instructor, chairperson, and dean for Art and Design

TD 312
Computer Graphics For Textile Design I
2 credits; 1 Lecture and 2 COMPUTER LABORATORY hours per week
Introduction to creating artwork on the computer, including scanning and cleaning images, original patterns, colorways, repeats, and woven fabrics. Designs are applied to fashion silhouettes for merchandising collections targeting specific markets. Portfolio-quality presentations are produced using digital printouts.

TD 332
Advanced Woven Design
2 credits; 4 LABORATORY hours per week
Prerequisites: TD 131 and TD 132 or approval of chairperson
This course introduces students to the research, development, and creation of complex, multi-shaft woven structures. Projects include an in-depth exploration of woven structures and creation of woven design collections based on market trends.

TD 333
Fundamentals of Jacquard Design
3 credits; 6 STUDIO hours per week
Prerequisite: TD 332
Students are introduced to the fundamentals of jacquard design to create woven fabrics using complex weave structures. Students use CAD technology to create a portfolio of innovative designs for today's textile industry.

TD 353
Custom Rug and Carpet Design
2 credits; 4 STUDIO hours per week
Designing of tufted and printed carpeting for custom, commercial, and mass markets. Studies repeats and problems related to repeats in carpets, trends in construction, and color end use, and analyzes application of all types of printing and tufting equipment used in industry. Color coordination for various types of interiors. Guest speakers and field trips are included.

TD 355
Fiber Techniques for Art and Design
2 credits; 4 LABORATORY hours per week
A variety of materials and techniques are used to create wall hangings, sculptural forms, and home furnishings and fashion accessories. Emphasis is on design principles, using new technologies and computer-generated imagery for presentations to architects, interior designers, and the home fashion industry. Guest speakers and field trips are included.

TD 372
Design for Knitted Fabrics I
2 credits; 1 Lecture and 2 STUDIO hours per week
Design and development of jersey, rib, interlock, and double-knit fabrics is studied. Students solve problems in adapting designs to machines using wheel, jacquard, and drum mechanisms.

TD 412
Computer Graphics for Textile Design II
2 credits; 1 Lecture and 2 COMPUTER LABORATORY hours per week
Prerequisite: TD 312
Advanced use of graphic design software with emphasis on woven fabric designs, knits, and tonal prints. Designs are texture-mapped onto garments and home furnishing images for specific markets, resulting in a digital portfolio.

TD 472
Design for Knitted Fabrics II
2 credits; 1 Lecture and 2 STUDIO hours per week
Prerequisite: TD 372
Designing for circular knitting machines with special emphasis on repeats for patterning mechanisms and the newest yarn technology. Students solve problems in adapting jacquard design to machines using wheel and drum mechanisms.

TD 491
Internship
3 credits
A 12-week internship in industry, scheduled individually for a minimum of 126 hours at the worksite and 9 hours on campus. Students have the opportunity to intern in the product design, home furnishings, or apparel industry.

TD 499
Independent Study in Textile Design
Variable Credits (3 Credits Maximum);
Prerequisite: a minimum 3.5 GPA and approval of instructor, chairperson, and dean for Art and Design

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