Textile/Surface Design AAS Degree Program

http://fitnyc.edu/textilesurfacedesign

School of Art and Design

Applications accepted for fall only.      NYSED: 00833      HEGIS 5012

The major in Textile/Surface Design offers qualified students the opportunity to prepare for careers in the fabrics, fashion, home furnishings, and related industries as designers, colorists, stylists, and studio directors, as well as freelance entrepreneurs.

Semester 1Credits
MAJOR AREATD 111 - Computer-Aided Design Principles for Textile Design1.5
TD 112 - Textile Color Fundamentals2
TD 113 - Textile Surface Design: Styles Sources2
TD 121 - Studio Practices3
TD 131 - Woven Design I1.5
TD 141 - Nature Studies1.5
GENERAL EDUCATION / ART HISTORYchoice - see History of Art and Civilization*3
choice - see Requirements*3
Semester 2
MAJOR AREATD 122 - Printed Fabrics3
TD 132 - Woven Design II1.5
TD 133 - CAD for Yarn-Dyed Woven Fabrics1.5
TD 142 - Advanced Nature Studies1.5
TD 181 - Fundamentals of Screen Printing1.5
RELATED AREATS 111 - Fundamentals of Textiles3
GENERAL EDUCATION / ART HISTORYchoice - see History of Art and Civilization*3
choice - see Requirements*3
Semester 3
MAJOR AREATD 156 - Introduction to Decorative Fabrics2
TD 224 - Computer-Aided Print Design1.5
TD 228 - Techniques for Fashion Fabrics2
TD 229 - Screen-Print Techniques for Fabric2
RELATED AREAFA 131 - Life Drawing I1.5
ELECTIVEchoice - General Elective1.5-3
GENERAL EDUCATION / ART HISTORYchoice - see Requirements*6
Semester 4
MAJOR AREATD 237 - Experimental Wovens2
TD 253 - Advanced Decorative Fabrics2
TD 261 - Industrial/Studio Practice3
TD 271 - Textile/Surface Design Using Adobe Illustrator2
TD 321 - Advanced Hand Screen Printing for Portfolio Development2
GENERAL EDUCATION / ART HISTORYchoice see Requirements*6
TOTAL CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
GENERAL EDUCATION / ART HISTORY24
MAJOR AREA39
RELATED AREA4.5
ELECTIVE1.5-3
 Total Credits: 69-70.5

*Art & Design Programs: FIT's General Education and Art History Requirements 

FIT's Gen Ed courses are organized along the following categories: 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. 

See list of Gen Ed approved courses under FIT's General Education Requirements and Courses.  An FIT Gen Ed course cannot be used to meet more than one General Education area. Certain majors require specific courses. Please review your DARS audit to determine if a particular course is required by your major to meet General Education credits.         

Associate Degree: (Effective for students entering AAS programs in Fall 2014)

  • Three (3) credits from each required area, totaling 9 credits: G1, G2 and G3
  • Six (6) credits from two (2) different areas in liberal arts courses in G4-G10
  • Three (3) credits of any 200 or 300 level English literature or speech course
  • Six (6) credits from Art/Design History courses Take HA112, three (3) credits, required for all Art & Design majors plus another three (3) credit HA course                                                       

Upper Division Alternatives:
Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for admission to the Bachelor of Fine Arts programs in Fabric Styling and Textile/Surface Design, and the Bachelor of Science program in Textile Development and Marketing.

Surface Design Courses

SD 101 — Experimental Screen Printing

3 credits; 2 lecture and 2 lab hours

Students experiment 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 lab hours

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 lab hours

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 lab hours

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 lab hours

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 lab hours

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.
Prerequisite(s): SD 121.

SD 125 — Print Design for Apparel and Home Furnishings

4.5 credits; 9 lab hours

For one-year Textile/Surface Design students. This course focuses on the principles of creating design layouts and developing color as they apply to the print field. Skill development in gouache and dye painting techniques is addressed, as well as current professional workflow practices in the textile design industry.

SD 141 — Nature Studies

1.5 credits; 3 lab hours

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 lab hours

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)
Prerequisite(s): SD 141.

SD 151 — Techniques and Faux Finish Concepts for Home Furnishings

3 credits; 6 lab hours

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 lab hours

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 lab hours

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 lab hours

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 lab hours

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 lab hours

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 lab hours

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; 2 lecture hours

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; 2 lecture hours

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.
Prerequisite(s): SD 112 or SD 201 or approval of chairperson.

SD 211 — Surface Design in Paris (summer only)

3 credits; 3 lecture hours

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. Approximately three weeks in summer.
Prerequisite(s): HA 112.

SD 221 — Techniques for Printed Textiles and Surfaces

3 credits; 6 lab hours

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.
Prerequisite(s): SD 122 or approval of chairperson.

SD 224 — Computer-Aided Print Design

1.5 credits; 3 lab hours

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 lab hours

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 lab hours

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.
Prerequisite(s): SD 122 or SD 125.

SD 229 — Screen-Print Techniques for Fabric

2 credits; 4 lab hours

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.
Prerequisite(s): SD 181.

SD 253 — Advanced Decorative Fabrics

2 credits; 4 lab hours

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.
Prerequisite(s): SD 155 or SD 156.

SD 261 — Industrial and Studio Practices

3 credits; 6 lab hours

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.
Prerequisite(s): SD 125 or SD 221.

SD 271 — Textile/Surface Design Using Adobe Illustrator

2 credits; 1 lecture and 2 lab hours

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 are emphasized.
Prerequisite(s): TD 111 or SD 224.

SD 299 — Independent Study in Surface Design

1-3 credit

Prerequisite(s): 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 lab hours

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.
Prerequisite(s): CD 322 and GD 312.

SD 311 — Lace/Embroidery Design

1.5 credits; 3 lab hours

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 lab hours

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 screenree 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.
Prerequisite(s): SD 185 or SD 229.

SD 351 — Surface Design: Paper Products

2 credits; 4 lab hours

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 lab hours

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 lab hours

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 lab hours

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, fiber art, knit, and CAD applications.

SD 471 — Advanced CAD with Adobe Photoshop and Fashion Studio

1.5 credits; 3 lab hours

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.
Prerequisite(s): SD 224.

SD 481 — Screen Printing: Scarves

2 credits; 4 lab hours

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

1-3 credit

Prerequisite(s): a minimum 3.5 GPA and approval of instructor, chairperson, and dean for Art and Design.

Textile Design Courses

TD 101 — Experimental Screen Printing

3 credits; 2 lecture and 2 lab hours

Students experiment designing with screens and printing on fabric while working in an actual workshop surrounding. Includes screen making, color mixing, and printing techniques. (Formerly SD 101).

TD 102 — Greeting Card/Decorative Paper

3 credits; 2 lecture and 2 lab hours

Students design and paint greeting cards and decorative wrapping paper using various media. Card fromats inclued die-cut, pop-up, and French-fold with emphasis on trends and holidays. (Formerly SD 102).

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 112 — Textile Color Fundamentals

2 credits; 1 lecture and 2 lab hours

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 watercolour (gouache). (Formerly SD 112).

TD 113 — Textile Surface Design: Styles & Sources

2 credits; 1 lecture and 2 lab hours

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. (Formerly SD 113).

TD 121 — Studio Practices

3 credits; 6 lab hours

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. (Formerly SD 121).

TD 122 — Printed Fabrics

3 credits; 6 lab hours

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. (Formerly SD 122)
Prerequisite(s): SD 121 or TD 121.

TD 125 — Print Design Apparel & Home Furnishings

4.5 credits; 9 lab hours

For one-year Textile/Surface Design students. This course focuses on the principles of creating design layouts and developing color as they apply to the print field. Skill development in gouache and dye painting techniques is addressed, as well as current professional workflow practices in the textile design industry. (Formerly SD 125).

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, 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. Using the four-harness table loom, students are introduced to complex threadings and warp color arrangements to create weave patterns and textures.
Prerequisite(s): TD 131 or approval of chairperson.

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.
Prerequisite(s): TD 131.

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 141 — Nature Studies

1.5 credits; 3 lab hours

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. (Formerly SD 141) (G6: Arts).

TD 142 — Advanced Nature Studies

1.5 credits; 3 lab hours

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. (Formerly SD 142)(G6: Arts)
Prerequisite(s): SD 141 or TD 141.

TD 151 — Techniques & Faux Finish Concepts for Home Furnishings

3 credits; 6 lab hours

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. (Formerly SD 151).

TD 155 — Decorative Fabrics

2 credits; 4 lab hours

For one- year Textile/Surface Design students. The application of print design techniques to designing for home furnishings fabrics and wall coverings, using various media. Using professional methods and technical requirements, designs are created for residential, commercial, and industrial spaces. (Formerly SD 155).

TD 156 — Introduction to Decorative Fabrics

2 credits; 4 lab hours

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. (Formerly SD 156).

TD 157 — Wallcovering Design

1.5 credits; 3 lab hours

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. (Formerly SD 157).

TD 181 — Fundamentals of Screen Printing

1.5 credits; 3 lab hours

Designs in repeat are printed on various fabrics in actual workshop surroundings. Emphasis is on screen printing techniques and original design. (Formerly SD 181).

TD 183 — Screen Printing: T-Shirts and Related Products

2 credits; 4 lab hours

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. (Formerly SD 183).

TD 185 — Screen Printing

2 credits; 4 lab hours

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. (Formerly SD 185).

TD 201 — Color Analysis

2 credits; 2 lecture hours

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. (Formerly SD 201).

TD 211 — Surface Design in Paris

3 credits; 3 lecture hours

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. Approximately three weeks in the summer. (Formerly SD 211)
Prerequisite(s): HA 112.

TD 221 — Techniques for Printed Textiles and Surfaces

3 credits; 6 lab hours

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. (Formerly SD 221)
Prerequisite(s): SD 122 or TD 122.

TD 224 — Computer-Aided Print Design

1.5 credits; 3 lab hours

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. (Formerly SD 224).

TD 227 — Painting on Fabric

2 credits; 1 lecture and 2 lab hours

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. (Formerly SD 227).

TD 228 — Techniques for Fashion Fabrics

2 credits; 4 lab hours

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. (Formerly SD 228)
Prerequisite(s):SD 122, SD 125, TD 122, or TD 125.

TD 229 — Screen-Print Techniques for Fabric

2 credits; 4 lab hours

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. (Formerly SD 229)
Prerequisite(s): SD 181 or TD 181.

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 hand loom, 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.
Prerequisite(s): TD 131 or TD 137 or approval of chairperson.

TD 253 — Advanced Decorative Fabrics

2 credits; 4 lab hours

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 sensitive students to the needs of home textile for the interior design industry. (Formerly SD 253)
Prerequisite(s): SD 155. SD 156, TD 155, or TD 156.

TD 261 — Industrial/Studio Practice

3 credits; 6 lab hours

Students are brought into contact with industry through lectures, demonstrations, and mill visits. Repeats, color combinations, coordinates, references pieces, and adaptations are stressed. Special attention is given to the preparation of student portfolios, with an emphasis on professional presentation. (Formerly SD 261)
Prerequisite(s): SD 125, SD 221, TD 125, or TD 221.

TD 271 — Textile/Surface Design Using Adobe Illustrator

2 credits; 1 lecture and 2 lab hours

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 are emphasized. (Formerly SD 271)
Prerequisite(s): SD 224, TD 111, or TD 224.

TD 299 — Independent Study in Textile Design

1-3 credit

Prerequisite(s): a minimum 3.5 GPA and approval of instructor, chairperson, and dean for Art and Design.

TD 303 — Screen Printing with Typographic Imagery

1.5 credits; 3 lab hours

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. (Formerly SD 303).

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 321 — Advanced Hand Screen Printing for Portfolio Development

2 credits; 4 lab hours

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 screenree printing environment. Autographic as well as digitally produced positives may be used to produce large screens that will be printing in repeat and in multiple colorways. (Formerly SD 321)
Prerequisite(s): SD 185, TD 185, SD 229, or TD 229.

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.
Prerequisite(s): TD 131 and TD 132 or approval of chairperson.

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.
Prerequisite(s): TD 332.

TD 351 — Surface Design: Paper Products

2 credits; 4 lab hours

Learning to design products to specification for tabletop, student 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. (Formerly SD 351).

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 357 — Applied Surface Design for the Home

3 credits; 6 lab hours

Students research design possibilities to create color/pattern-coordinated designs for a spectrum of home products. Critiques are in direct consultation with industry.(Formerly SD 357).

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 furnishings images for specific markets, resulting in a digital portfolio.
Prerequisite(s): TD 312.

TD 451 — Surface Design: Print Media Graphics

2 credits; 4 lab hours

Explores graphic design concepts for dinnerware, tabletop, and related products with special emphasis on the needs of industry and the marketplace. (Formerly SD 451).

TD 462 — Portfolio Collection

3 credits; 6 lab hours

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, fiber art, knit, and CAD applications. (Formerly SD 462).

TD 471 — Advanced CAD with Adobe Photoshop and Fashion Studio

1.5 credits; 3 lab hours

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. (Formerly SD 471)
Prerequisite(s): SD 224 or TD 224.

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.
Prerequisite(s): TD 372.

TD 481 — Screen Printing: Scarves

2 credits; 4 lab hours

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. (Formerly SD 481).

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

Prerequisite(s): a minimum 3.5 GPA and approval of instructor, chairperson, and dean for Art and Design.