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School of Art and Design

Applications accepted for fall only.      NYSED: 00833     CIP: 50.0402

The major in Textile/Surface Design prepares students for careers in the textiles, fashion, home furnishings, and related industries as textile designers, colorists, and freelance entrepreneurs. The curriculum focuses on the creative design process, product development, and technical, and digital skills for woven and printed fabrics, and decorative home products. Curriculum below is for the entering class of fall 2021.

Semester 1Credits
MAJOR AREATD 114 - Computer Aided Print Design3
TD 126 - Textile Design Studio Practices3
TD 138 - Introduction to Woven Design2.5
TD 141 - Nature Studies1.5
TD 155 - Decorative Fabrics2
TD 161 - Fundamentals of Screen Printing2
Semester 2
MAJOR AREATD 202 - Advanced Professional Practices3
TD 206 - Advanced Home Textiles2
TD 207 - Adobe Illustrator for Textile/Surface Design2
TD 238 - Woven Design and CAD3
TD 262 - Advanced Screen Printing3
RELATED AREATS 111 - Fundamentals of Textiles3
TOTAL CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
MAJOR AREA27
RELATED AREA3
 Total Credits: 30

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

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