Clothing, Textiles and Interior Design Courses
Basic concepts in organization and evaluation of design, and its contribution to the enrichment of living. Usually offered in summer school.
Introduction to the interior design profession through a variety of assignments utilizing the design process, design theory, and interior graphic communication methods.
An introduction to the business of fashion with focus on the apparel designer's role. Open to students in the Apparel Design concentration only.
An introduction to achromatic and contemporary color graphics media used in sketching, rendering and design drawings, with emphasis on schematics used in problem solving and rapid rendering techniques for interior delineation.
Study of original design in loom weaving techniques; dressing the loom; drafting designs; and weaving and finishing procedures. Offered irregularly. Two laboratories.
Emphasis is on the development of the fashion figure, design details, fabric rendering, flats, customer profile analysis, and collection development. In addition, students using advanced computer design software, create original digital design layouts of their work. Two lectures, one laboratory.
Introduction to interior surface materials and resources used in the interior environment including application and aesthetics.
Fundamentals of nonresidential interior design with emphasis on presentation graphics. Exploration of programming, spatial organization, and codes and standards for the business environment. Offered in the spring semester. Two laboratories.
Introduction to apparel producer-retailer relationships. Emphasis on quality control and time management in meeting apparel specifications through application of apparel construction, fitting, and pattern alteration principles. Two laboratories.
Team approach to apparel product development including market research, design concepts, garment specification writing, sourcing, costing, production, quality control, and promotional materials. Offered in the spring semester. Two laboratories.
Building construction for interior design with emphasis on architectural procedures and systems including electrical, plumbing, lighting, acoustical, and thermal control.
This course will provide students with a basic understanding of computer software applications and project documentation commonly used in interior design. Software introduced includes: Photoshop, InDesign, Sketchup, and 3D Studio Max. Computing proficiency is required for a passing grade in this course.
Characteristics of the textile industry, fibers, yarns, fabric construction, and finishes. Selection, care, and performance characteristics of fibers and fabric applications for environments.
Organization, promotion methods, and interrelationship of the textiles, apparel, and retailing industries. Includes consumer demand and diffusion of fashion. Offered in the fall semester.
This class provides an overview of theories and techniques for identifying and utilizing consumer, aesthetic, and quantitative trends. Survey understanding the methods for determining past, current, and future trends within and between the disciplines of forecasting - textiles, color and style forecasting.
A course designed to provide new and diverse experiences to increase understanding of the fashion, apparel, and textile-related industries through design, merchandising and retailing venues in the four major fashion capitals of the world ( New York, London, Paris, and Milan). Range of learning environments promoted, including class discussions, company profile reports, assigned readings, journaling and presentations by professionals in the fashion industries of the four cities.
Using the latest computerized design systems, students create original designs, repeats, colorways, and coordinates targeting specific markets. Emphasis is on the creative use of advanced software, awareness of industry trends and the development of an original portfolio of digitally produced designs.
Introduces contemporary display techniques, equipment, and materials for designing three-dimensional product presentations within the retail environment. Using advanced computer software, students create and execute original visual programs and storewide promotions. Two lectures, one laboratory.
Study of the furnishings, interior treatments, and lifespaces characteristic of selected styles from antiquity to the present. Offered in the Fall semester.
Exploration of internship possibilities and requirements, development of job-search skills and internship placement.
Design of interior environments for persons with special needs such as health care, rehabilitation, education, and congregate-care interiors. Cabinet and millwork design. Offered in the fall semester. One lecture, two laboratories.
Planning and design of interior spaces; project management; design and specification of interior architectural materials and furnishings. Offered in the spring semester. One lecture, two laboratories.
Philosophy and organization of professional practice of interior design; studio management, contracts, budgets, specifications, professional organizations and prep for LEED certification. Offered in the spring semester.
Introduction to computer-aided design applications within the field of interior design.
Dedicated to the study and completion of a student portfolio.
Application of computer technology to fashion illustration, apparel design, marker making, pattern making, and pattern grading. Offered in the spring semester. Two laboratories.
Principles and procedures governing the development and use of basic working (Block/Sloper) patterns. Use of manual flat pattern methods to develop patterns. Emphasis on the design process culminating in the designing of original apparel by the flat pattern method.
Techniques of creating a pattern or garment by working in 3-D by draping on a dress form are applied in the execution of original design.
Writing proficiency is required for a passing grade in this course. A student who does not write with the skill normally required of an upper-division student will not earn a passing grade, no matter how well the student performs in other areas of the course.
This course will provide students with a basic understanding of environmental psychology of design, human behavior and movement, Italian culture, Italian fashion, and the effect these systems have on elements of design. This course provides a structure by which students can partake in a focused study of the built environment and clothing trends in Italy, within the framework of environmental design. These ideas are presented in a format that also develops the students' writing skills as one mode of communication within Interior and Apparel Design.
This course provides a comprehensive study of the merchandising process including apparel buying and planning, elements of financial analysis, application of planning and buying principles, the wholesale selling process, and the development of problem solving skills in the context of a merchandising environment.
Integration of the theory, techniques, and art of lighting design; principles, terminology, and equipment used in light distribution systems in the interior environment. Two lectures, one laboratory.
This course provides students with an in-depth exploration of the field of global e-commerce. Students examine how the Internet is rapidly becoming one of the primary communication, marketing, and commercial media for businesses in the fashion industry and how managers can effectively use this tool to execute their organization’s strategic plans.
Focus on professional development and profit analysis. Exploration of internship possibilities and requirements, development of job-search skills, and internship placement. Enrollment open to students applying for fashion retailing internships. Offered in the spring semester.
It is the purpose of the this course to provide retailing and fashion design students with a marketing course that focuses on the fashion industry. Course Description - Apply the four Ps of the marketing concept - Price, Product, Promotion and Place - to the fashion industry, including branding, promotion, internaional marketing, and consumer behavior as related to the fashion industry.
Study of the history of textiles emphasizing the influence of cultural factors. Writing proficiency is required for a passing grade in this course. A student who does not write with the skill normally required of an upper-division student will not earn a passing grade, no matter how well the student performs in other areas of the course. Offered in the spring semester.
The study of original textile design by handloom weaving, including yarn selection, warp yarn preparation, dressing the loom, interpretation of weave drafts, loom-controlled and finger weaving techniques, and methods of finishing loom projects. Hand spinning and dyeing of wool yarns with natural dyes in an outdoor setting are also included. These hand-dyed yarns are used in a loomed project. For those interested drafting by computer software, working with “Weave It-Pro”- may be included.
Study of research methods and design theories utilizing historical knowledge from CTD 321. Writing proficiency is required for a passing grade in this course. A student who does not write with the skill normally required of an upper-division student will not earn a passing grade, no matter how well the student performs in other areas of the course. Offered in the spring semester.
Experience in interior design or related business under supervision of advisor and the business management. Offered during the summer session.
Problems in design of the home environment; individual and group problem solving. Emphasis is on historic preservation principles and practices for interior designers. Offered in the fall semester. One lecture, two laboratories.
Problems in design of business and professional interiors; construction drawings using computer-assisted design; individual and group problem solving. Requires senior thesis. Offered in the spring semester. One lecture, two laboratories.
This course will provide students with an overview of computer software applications and project documentation commonly used in design. The course will provide an overview and introduction to Revit and 3d studio max. Computing proficiency is required for a passing grade in this course.
Impact of cultural dynamics on apparel and textile production and marketing. Offered in the spring semester.
Study of the evolution of the textile industry and its products, emphasizing multinational characteristics and contemporary issues. Writing proficiency is required for a passing grade in this course. A student who does not write with the skill normally required of an upper-division student will not earn a passing grade, no matter how well the student performs in other areas of the course.
Costume development from prehistoric to modern times. Study of cultural forces in relation to the evolution of costume. Offered in the fall semester.
The course will provide students with an overview of computer software applications and project documentation commonly used in design. The Course will provide an overview and introduction to Revit and 3d studio max. The Skills are presented in a format that emphasizes use of the computer as a creative tool. Students will develop a mastery of the programs in subsequent courses. Extensive use of the computer is a condition for passing this course. While extensive use of the computer is required, this course is not approved as a C designated core course.
To participate, students must make application to the department by the first day of classes during the spring semester of the junior year. A grade point average of 2.50 or higher is required for the professional courses specified under "Fashion Retailing Concentration for AT Majors" in this catalog. The course involves supervised work experience in a business related to the major field of study.
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