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School of Art and Design

Applications accepted for fall only.      NYSED: 00744    CIP: 50.0402

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 2020. 

 
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 414 - Digital Knit Design3
RELATED AREAHP 315 - Textile Applications: Home Products2.5
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Foreign Language*3
Semester 7
MAJOR AREATD 361 - Screen Printing Scarves3
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 CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
ELECTIVE(S)1.5
MAJOR AREA35
RELATED AREA6
LIBERAL ARTS18
 Total Credits: 60.5
 

Fall 2020 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: AB (Arabic), CH (Chinese), EN (English), FI (Film & Media) - any FI course other than FI 205, 261, 361, 461, 362, and 462FR (French), HA (History of Art),  HE (Health Education) 201, 301, IT (Italian), JA (Japanese), MU (Music), HI (History), MA (Math), MC (Modern Languages & Cultures), PE (Physical Education & Dance) 215, 216, 217, PL (Philosophy), PO (Portuguese), SC (Science), SP (Spanish), and SS (Social Science). 

**Related Area Elective(s): 3.5 credits. 
CHOICE of electives totaling 3.5 credits:  BE 261CD 123CG 121CG 214CG 212EP 311FA 131FA 132FA 171IN 201PH 118 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.

Upon graduating from the Textile/Surface Design BFA program, students will be able to:

  1. Independently research, evaluate, and analyze cultural and aesthetic trends, both historical and contemporary, on textile surface design products and use information to develop creative and sophisticated design concepts.
  2. Think critically, including the ability to evaluate visual information and compare diverse perspectives as well as come to independent, sophisticated conclusions and interpret information to produce original designs for appropriate textile and surface design markets.
  3. Apply comprehensive textile design skills to design textiles through painting, weaving, screen printing, knit, and demonstrate intermediate or advanced skills in drawing, repeat creation, and color application.
  4. Apply intermediate level computer skills to complement traditional design skills and develop original designs using CAD as a tool including professional technical preparation of designs for production.
  5. Communicate ideas and articulate project concepts using visual, oral, and written presentation skills at a professional level, including the use of appropriate industry vocabulary.
  6. Identify and discuss global and cultural issues affecting the textile/surface design industry.