TD: Textile Design (See also SD)

TD 111 — Computer-Aided Design Principles for Textile Design

1.5 CREDITS; 3 LAB HOURS

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 I

1.5 CREDITS; 3 LAB HOURS

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 II

1.5 CREDITS; 3 LAB HOURS

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 LAB HOURS

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 LAB HOURS

An accelerated course for one-year students that introduces them to designing woven textiles on table 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 LAB HOURS

TD 237 — Experimental Wovens

2 CREDITS; 4 LAB HOURS

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

1-3 CREDIT

TD 312 — Computer Graphics for Textile Design I

2 CREDITS; 1 LECTURE AND 2 LAB HOURS

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 LAB HOURS

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 LAB HOURS

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 LAB HOURS

This course covers design of tufted and printed carpeting for custom, commercial, and mass markets. Students study repeats and technical requirements in carpet design, trends in construction, color coordination for various types of interiors, and the application of all types of printing and tufting equipment used in industry. Guest speakers and field trips are included

TD 355 — FIBER TECHNIQUES FOR ART & DSG

2 CREDITS; 4 LAB HOURS

TD 372 — Design for Knitted Fabrics I

2 CREDITS; 1 LECTURE AND 2 LAB HOURS

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 LAB HOURS

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 LAB HOURS

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

1-3 CREDIT