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School of Art and Design

Applications accepted for fall only.      NYSED: 00744    HEGIS 1009

The major in Textile/Surface Design offers students the opportunity to prepare for design positions in the textile and related industries in fields such as weaving, print design, home furnishings, apparel, home accessories, and paper products. Curriculum below is for the entering class of Fall 2017. 

Semester 5Credits
MAJOR AREATD 313 - Advanced Photoshop and Illustrator3
TD 334 - Complex Dobby Wovens3
TD 356 - Tabletop and Related Products3
RELATED AREAchoice - see Related Area Electives**1.5
LIBERAL ARTSHA 342 - History of Textile Design3
choice - see Foreign Language* G83
Semester 6
MAJOR AREATD 333 - Fundamentals of Jacquard Design3
TD 357 - Applied Surface Design for the Home3
TD 361 - Screen Printing Scarves3
RELATED AREAHP 315 - Textile Applications: Home Products2.5
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Foreign Language*3
Semester 7
MAJOR AREATD 414 - Digital Knit Design3
TD 452 - Custom Carpet and Rug Design3
TD 473 - Advanced Digital Studio3
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see History of Art OWC (G9)*3
choice - see Liberal Arts Electives*3
ELECTIVE(S)choice - General Elective(s)1.5
Semester 8
MAJOR AREATD 413 - CAD for Portfolio Presentation2
TD 462 - Portfolio Collection3
TD 491 - Internship3
RELATED AREAchoice - see Related Area Electives**2
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see American History (G10)3
 Total Credits: 60.5

Fall 2017 Requirements: See below

*Liberal Arts: 18 credits

  • History of Art: 6 credits. HA 342 and CHOICE of one (1) HA course that meets General Education Other World Civilizations requirement (G9). See the full list of Art/Design History courses under HA: History of Art and Civilization .
  • American History: 3 credits.  CHOICE of one course that meets the General Education American History requirement (G10) 
  • Foreign Language: 6 credits. Two semesters of the same foreign language, one of which must meet the General Education Foreign Language requirement (G8). See the list of courses  available in Foreign Languages.
  • Liberal Arts electives: 3 credits. Select Liberal Arts courses (for which prerequisites have been met) from the following subject areas:  CH (Chinese), EN (English), FI (Film and Media) - any FI course other than FI 261, 361, 461, 362, and 462, FR (French), HA (History of Art),  HE (Health Education) 201, 301, IT (Italian), JA (Japanese), MU (Music), HI (History), MA (Mathematics), LA (Liberal Arts), MC (Modern Languages and Cultures), PE (Physical Education and Dance) 215, 216, 217, PL (Philosophy), SC (Science), SP (Spanish), and SS (Social Sciences). See Liberal Arts Courses .

**Related Area Elective(s) - CHOICE of any two to three courses totaling 3.5 credits: BE 261 Starting a Small Business (3 cr.) BL 201 Business Law for the Artist (3 cr.)CD 123 Basic Bookbinding (1.5 cr.)CG 121 Applications of Social Media (2 cr.)CG 214 Web Page Construction (1.5 cr.)CG 212 Introduction to 3D Computer Modeling (2 cr.)EP 311 Introduction to Entrepreneurship (3 cr.)FA 131 Life Drawing I (1.5 cr.)FA 132 Life Drawing II (1.5 cr.)FA 171 Printmaking I (1.5 cr.)IN 201 Global Sourcing in the Textile Industries (3 cr.)PH 118 Beginning Digital Photography (2 cr.), or any available course in Accessories, Advertising, Advertising and Marketing Communications, Fabric Styling, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Home Products Development, Illustration, Interior Design, Photography, and Textile Development and Marketing or any course in the Creative Technology minor or any business or art course in the Ethics and Sustainability minor.

NOTE: TD 131, TD 115, and TD 224 must be completed prior to the sixth semester.