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Apparel Product Design Courses (APD)

GE Core denotes General Education Core credit;
GE Marker
denotes General Education Marker credit;
CAR denotes College Additional Requirement credit.

Courses for Undergraduates

242 Design Principles Applied to Textile Products (3:3)

Pr. grade of C (2.0) or better in CRS 231

Application of the elements and principles of design to analysis of textile products and solution of design problems. Emphasis on textile product design evaluations through verbal and written communications. (Formerly TDM 242)

244 Visual Communication for the Textile Products Industry (3:2:3)

Pr. grade of C (2.0) or better in APD 242

Survey of industry methods for communicating design concepts and presenting finished products. Emphasis is on use of media and development of techniques for rendering fabrics and textile product designs. (Fall) (Formerly TDM 244)

250 Product Design Studio I: Process & Structure (3:2:3)

Pr. MAT 115, grade of C (2.0) or better in APD 242 and CRS 211, and passing the Apparel Product construction proficiency exam

Introduction to the apparel design process. Introduction to basic flat pattern, draping, and fitting principles. Theories and methods in designing apparel for various target markets. (Spring) (Formerly TDM 250)

251 Principles of Apparel Evaluation (2:1:3)

Pr. grade of C (2.0) or better in APD 250

An examination and evaluation of ready-to-wear apparel including terminologies, production techniques and price/quality relationships. (Fall) (Formerly TDM 251)

310 Portfolio Development for Apparel Design (2:2)

Pr. APD 244, 250

Development of a professional design portfolio that will emphasize investigation of specific apparel markets, target customers, seasons and fabrications, and various illustrative techniques.

341 Apparel Design Techniques (3:2:3)

Pr. grade of C (2.0) or better in APD 250

Development of apparel designs by flat pattern techniques and original design process. (Formerly TDM 341)

342 Product Design Studio II: Process & Structure (3:2:3)

Pr. overall grade of C (2.0) or better in APD 250

Development of the design process for apparel and related product design. Emphasis on designing for specific target markets. Advanced principles and methods of developing patterns for the body, including advanced flat pattern, draping, and fitting principles. Use of CAD tools for pattern development. (Formerly TDM 342)

441 Computer Applications for Textile Products (3:2:3)

Pr. ISM 110, grade of C (2.0) or better in APD 244

Utilization of general graphics programs and CAD systems used extensively in the fashion industry to create digital presentation boards, fashion graphics, woven and print textile designs, and technical specification packages. (Formerly TDM 441)

443 Product Design Studio III: Creative and Experimental Design (3:2:3)

Pr. grade of C (2.0) or better in APD 342

Principles and methods of product design with an emphasis on creative and experimental approaches. Development of visual vocabulary and knowledge of trend prediction to generate design ideas. Use of diverse materials and structures for three-dimensional design. (Formerly TDM 443)

444 Product Design Studio IV: Technical Design (3:2:3)

Pr. grade of C (2.0) or better in APD 443; senior majors only.

Analysis and improvement of apparel fit, specification development, and quality. Process of costing, development of technical design, as well as understanding of sizing systems and specific markets in product design. (Formerly TDM 444)

452 Textile Products Production Management (3:3)

Pr. grade of C (2.0) or better in CRS 211, 231, and 312

Overview of management issues in textile product production including raw material selection and evaluation, computer integration, equipment selection, planning production, costing, and quality control. Several manufacturing systems are analyzed. (Formerly TDM 452)

Courses for Advanced Undergraduates & Graduate Students

545 Experimental Product Design (3:2:3)

Pr. grade of C (2.0) or better in APD 444

Experimentation with a variety of materials to create apparel using both traditional and innovative methods. Emphasis on design development and originality. Investigation of various specialty markets for apparel design. (Formerly TDM 545)

Please refer to The Graduate School Bulletin
for additional graduate-level courses.