Textile Development and Marketing

http://fitnyc.edu/tdm

Bachelor of Science Degree Program (BS)

Applications accepted for fall only. HEGIS 1303

The major in Textile Development and Marketing prepares students for successful careers in sustainable fabric development and color creation for fashion apparel, home furnishings, and other related industry end-use applications through structural fabric design and research and quality assurance.

Semester 5Credits
MAJOR AREATT 325 - Product Development and Market Applications: Wovens I3
TT 335 - Product Development and Market Applications: Knits I3
TT 471 - Technology and Marketing of Printed Textiles2
LIBERAL ARTSEN 321 - Strategies of Business Communication3
MA 222 - Statistical Analysis*3.5
choice - see Other World Civilizations* G93
Semester 6
MAJOR AREATT 313 - Textile Fibers3
TT 326 - Product Development and Market Applications: Wovens II3
TT 336 - Product Development and Market Applications: Knits II3
LIBERAL ARTSMA 311 - Mathematical Modeling for Business Applications*3
PL 431 - Philosophy: Ethics G73
SC 253 - Ecology and Environmental Problems3
Semester 7
MAJOR AREATT 342 - Dyeing and Color Technology3
TT 446 - Textile Finishing Technology2
TT 477 - Textile Converting and Costing3
LIBERAL ARTSSS 242 - Microeconomics3
choice - see Foreign Language* G83.5
choice - see Social Sciences*3
Semester 8
MAJOR AREATT 055 - Total Quality Management for Textile Products Laboratory1.5
TT 455 - Total Quality Management for Textile Products1
TT 476 - Textile Project Development3
TT 478 - Presentation and e-Portfolio1
LIBERAL ARTSSS 443 - International Economics3
choice - see American History* G103
choice - see Foreign Language*3-3.5
TOTAL CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
MAJOR AREA31.5
LIBERAL ARTS37-37.5
 Total Credits: 68.5-69

 

SUNY General Education Requirements:
A “G” followed by a number 1-10 identifies specific courses that meet SUNY General Education baccalaureate degree requirements (or visit fitnyc.edu/gened).

G1 Basic Communication; G2 Mathematics; G3 Natural Sciences; G4 Social Sciences; G5 Western Civilization; G6 The Arts; G7 Humanities; G8 Foreign Language; G9 Other World Civilizations; G10 American History.

*Requirements: See below

American History: 3 credits
Any course that meets General Education American History requirement (G10).

Foreign Language: 6.5-7 credits
Two semesters of the same foreign language, one of which must be a 3.5 credit nonconversational course (G8).

Mathematics:
Arithmetic proficiency must be completed prior to enrolling in MA 222. Algebra proficiency must be completed prior to enrolling in MA 311.

Other World Civilizations: 3 credits
Any course that meets General Education Other World Civilizations requirement (G9).

Social Sciences: 3 credits
CHOICE of SS 334, 352, 353, 354, 355, 356, or 374.

NOTE: A liberal arts elective must be substituted for each required liberal arts course previously taken.

Courses

TT 038 — PROD DEV MKT APP WFT KNIT LAB

2 CREDITS; 4 LAB HOURS

Students design and develop weft knitted fabrics based on market applications using industry specifications, communications techniques, and styling practices

TT 055 — Total Quality Management for Textile Products Laboratory

1.5 CREDITS; 3 LAB HOURS

This lab experience accompanies TT455 and applies the concepts addressed in this course. Fabric testing is completed utilizing methodologies approved by relevant national associations and addresses why failures occur and how they can be corrected

TT 111 — YARN TECHNOLOGY

2 CREDITS; 1 LECTURE AND 2 LAB HOURS

TT 112 — TECHN & MARKETING OF YARNS

2 CREDITS; 2 LECTURE HOURS

Styling techniques for yarn development are examined in relation to specific end uses within the apparel and home furnishings markets

TT 161 — Sweater Knitting Technology I

3 CREDITS; 2 LECTURE AND 2 LAB HOURS

Principles of design and development of fashioned and full-fashioned knit garments, and capabilities and limitations of flat knitting machines. Students analyze samples, design and lay out samples for various types of flat knitting equipment, and knit fabrics on the laboratory knitting machines

TT 173 — COMPUTER APPLICA TEX DEVELOP

2 CREDITS; 4 LAB HOURS

Develop introductory Macintosh computer skills applicable in the textiles industry, including word processing, spreadsheets, graphics, statistics, and databases, as well as weaving and knitting technology

TT 174 — Fabric Development

3 CREDITS; 2 LECTURE AND 2 LAB HOURS

This course provides a comprehensive study of the composition and functions of knit and woven fabrics used in the apparel and finished textile industries. Knowledge of structural and performance characteristics for knit and woven fabrics is acquired through examination of market samples, and the creation of swatches on hand looms and knitting machines

TT 201 — Fabrics for Private Label/Vertical Retailer

3 CREDITS; 2 LECTURE AND 2 LAB HOURS

This course examines the profitability, serviceability, and produceability of textile products, and their ability to satisfy a target market. Students take on the role of a merchandising adoption committee member, accepting or rejecting fabric and/or finished textile products

TT 211 — TEXTILE FIBERS

3 CREDITS; 2 LECTURE AND 2 LAB HOURS

Studies the role of textile fibers in the design, styling, and marketing of textile products. Aesthetics, performance, and cost/price relationships are emphasized

TT 224 — PROD DEV MKT APPLICA:WOVENS

3 CREDITS; 3 LECTURE HOURS

Examines the relationship between end-use applications and woven fabrics. Design concepts are considered from the perspectives of both woven structure and styling. Students learn identification methods and analysis techniques using existing fabrics

TT 235 — Computer-Assisted Knit Design

3 CREDITS; 2 LECTURE AND 2 LAB HOURS

Presents principles of computer programming needed for producing sweater strip designs. A hands-on approach is used so that students may experience the entry of knitting data into a computerized pattern preparation system, and use the computer output for knitting their designs on computer-controlled knitting equipment. Includes various structures such as two- and three-color jacquard pointelles, racked designs, and links jacquards

TT 238 — PROD DEV MKT APPLIC WEFT KNITS

2 CREDITS; 2 LECTURE HOURS

Through analysis techniques and market research, students identify the physical and aesthetic characteristics of weft knitted fabrics. Design parameters that affect aesthetics, performance, and cost are studied

TT 241 — DYEING/COLOR TECHNOLOGY

3 CREDITS; 2 LECTURE AND 2 LAB HOURS

Studies the enhancement of textile products through the application of color. Primary emphasis is on commercial textile dyeing and its relationship to fashion colors, application procedures, quality, and marketing principles

TT 246 — TEXTILE FINISHING TECHNOLOGY

2 CREDITS; 1 LECTURE AND 2 LAB HOURS

Presents the aesthetic and functional values of textile finishing. Finishing methods and their feasibility with respect to appearance, performance expectations, quality, and effect on hand are covered. Emphasis is placed on finish practicality, quality, and longevity

TT 247 — Color Creation and Sustainable Applications

3 CREDITS; 2 LECTURE AND 2 LAB HOURS

Students learn to utilize specialized color matching and formulation software for shade matching. They learn to source colorants while working with data provided by colorant producers, and compare traditional and low-impact Ecuadorian dyestuffs

TT 254 — TEXTILE QUALITY ASSURANCE

1 CREDIT; 1 LECTURE HOUR

A study of the physical, chemical, optical, and colorfastness determination test methods required to evaluate fabrics for specific end-use performance and in-process quality control

TT 272 — TEXTILE MARKETING

3 CREDITS; 3 LECTURE HOURS

Studies the textile industry and how its various products are marketed. Case studies involving both fiber producers and textile mills are analyzed. Students examine both the domestic and international textile marketplaces

TT 273 — TEXTILE INDUST:HISTORY SURVEY

2 CREDITS; 2 LECTURE HOURS

Outlines origins of the American textile industry, with an analysis of the combined influences of evolving technologies and the development of marketing techniques. Views textile production as a dynamic system predicated on several established concepts, and current industry conditions are examined in terms of this system. A comparative analysis of modern industry with its antecedents is provided

TT 274 — TEXTILE CONVERTING & COSTING

3 CREDITS; 2 LECTURE AND 2 LAB HOURS

Studies the principles and practices in purchasing yarn and greige goods for conversion to fashion fabrics. Domestic and global sourcing systems as well as costing procedures are examined

TT 275 — Textile Marketing

3 CREDITS; 3 LECTURE HOURS

Studies the textile industry and how its various products are marketed. Case studies involving both fiber producers and textile mills are analyzed. Students examine both the domestic and international textile marketplaces

TT 276 — Fabrics for Interiors

2 CREDITS; 2 LECTURE HOURS

This course introduces students to the market segments and fabrication methods of textile products designed for use in residential and commercial interiors

TT 299 — Independent Study in Textile Development and Marketing

1-3 CREDIT

TT 301 — TEXTILE APPLICATIONS

3 CREDITS; 2 LECTURE AND 2 LAB HOURS

Students study textile-based consumer goods from a raw materials perspective. Product design concepts are identified in terms of functional utility, aesthetic requirements, and target price points. Design data are used to determine fiber, yarn, fabric structure, and finishing systems best suited to developing successful products

TT 313 — Textile Fibers

3 CREDITS; 2 LECTURE AND 2 LAB HOURS

Studies the role of textile fibers in the design, styling, and marketing of textile products. Aesthetics, performance, and cost/price relationships are emphasized

TT 325 — Product Development and Market Applications: Wovens I

3 CREDITS; 2 LECTURE AND 2 LAB HOURS

Students learn to identify and analyze standard woven fabrics and the yarns used to weave them. Standard industry procedures and textile production software are used to construct woven fabric simulations suitable for industrial production. Emphasis is on the application of woven structures in current markets

TT 326 — Product Development and Market Applications: Wovens II

3 CREDITS; 2 LECTURE AND 2 LAB HOURS

Advanced principles of woven textile development for dobby and jacquard production. This course builds on knowledge gained in TS 325 to analyze complex color and structure in woven fabrics. Students use professional CAD software and electronic Dobby looms in class for woven samples and color simulations

TT 335 — Product Development and Market Applications: Knits I

3 CREDITS; 2 LECTURE AND 2 LAB HOURS

Students learn basic technical principles of weft- and warp-knit structures: the relationships between stitch formation, fabric construction, yarn selection and knitting machinery. Design parameters that affect aesthetics, performance, and cost are studied. Emphasis is placed on the practical application of knitted structures in current markets

TT 336 — Product Development and Market Applications: Knits II

3 CREDITS; 2 LECTURE AND 2 LAB HOURS

This course focuses on advanced technical principles of weft- and warp-knit structures. Design parameters that affect aesthetics, performance, and cost are studied, and emphasis is placed on the practical application of knitted structures in current markets. Students develop and program advanced textured weft structures on industrial CAD workstations

TT 338 — PRO DVLP & MKT APPL: WEFT KNIT

2 CREDITS; 2 LECTURE HOURS

Through analysis techniques and market research, students identify the physical and aesthetic characteristics of weft-knitted fabrics. Design parameters that affect aesthetics, performance, and cost are studied

TT 342 — Dyeing and Color Technology

3 CREDITS; 2 LECTURE AND 2 LAB HOURS

Studies the enhancement of textile products through the application of color. Primary emphasis is on commercial textile dyeing and its relationship to fashion colors, application procedures, quality, and marketing principles

TT 343 — TEXTILE COLORATION: PRINC&PROC

3 CREDITS; 2 LECTURE AND 2 LAB HOURS

This course emphasizes methods for preparation of fabrics prior to coloration, coloration auxiliaries, dye classification and sourcing, coloration theory, coloration of natural and manufactured textiles, modern coloration processes and equipment, color formulation, measurement and matching and sustainable textile coloration. The laboratory part of this course reinforces concepts discussed in lectures

TT 446 — Textile Finishing Technology

2 CREDITS; 1 LECTURE AND 2 LAB HOURS

Presents the aesthetic and functional values of textile finishing. Finishing methods and their feasibility with respect to appearance, performance expectations, quality, and effect on hand are covered. Emphasis is placed on finish practicality, quality, and longevity

TT 455 — Total Quality Management for Textile Products

1 CREDIT; 1 LECTURE HOUR

This course examines the processes required in implementing a TQM plan in a global environment. It addresses the major factors relating to customer satisfaction, including fit and functionality, and the ways in which quality managers interact within the TQM process

TT 471 — Technology and Marketing of Printed Textiles

2 CREDITS; 2 LECTURE HOURS

Students study the marketing practices as well as the technical considerations of commercially accepted print processes and products. Color palettes, design repeat limitations, and marketing strategies for end-use applications in the apparel and home furnishings industries are emphasized

TT 472 — Hi-Tech Textiles

2 CREDITS; 2 LECTURE HOURS

Examines the marketing of hi-tech fabrics. Product applications, major suppliers, technological trends, distribution channels, and industry/government standards are studied. Product development is discussed

TT 473 — TEXTILES HOME FURNISH MARKET

2 CREDITS; 2 LECTURE HOURS

Presents the marketing strategies employed in the development of textile products for the home. Separates the production of home furnishings textiles into distinct market segments, highlighting the critical factors in each

TT 474 — Textiles: Domestic and International Markets

3 CREDITS; 3 LECTURE HOURS

The American textile complex is examined as an interactive player in a global network of suppliers, production centers, and distribution markets. Primary emphasis is on a study of the international market forces that affect both domestic and off-shore textile product development

TT 475 — TEXTILE MARKETING

3 CREDITS; 3 LECTURE HOURS

Studies the textile industry and how its various products are marketed. Case studies involving both fiber producers and textile mills are analyzed. Students examine both the domestic and international textile marketplaces

TT 476 — Textile Project Development

3 CREDITS; 3 LECTURE HOURS

Provides students with a realistic view of the production of a commercially marketable fabric line. Understanding of artistic inspiration, timing, manufacturing, and costing decisions are necessary for successful completion of the final project

TT 477 — Textile Converting and Costing

3 CREDITS; 2 LECTURE AND 2 LAB HOURS

Studies the principles and practices in purchasing yarn and greige goods for conversion to fashion fabrics. Domestic and global sourcing systems as well as costing procedures are examined

TT 478 — Presentation and e-Portfolio

1 CREDIT; 2 LAB HOURS

Students are exposed to various techniques for developing digital assets and assembling them into an electronic portfolio. Emphasis is placed on organization, critical thinking, and presentation skills. For their final project, students produce and present an e-portfolio that showcases their textile development and marketing skills

TT 499 — Independent Study in Textile Development and Marketing

1-3 CREDIT