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Applied Design

APPD 1100

Basic Skills for Fashion Design

This is an introductory course for fashion majors to introduce basic textile and construction concepts. Students will gain basic skills in equipment use, machine operation, construction techniques, and use and types of various textiles, as a foundation for careers in fashion.

3
CH(s)

APPD 2235

Design in Social Media

This course will explore the way the Web has become an extension of daily life and a major way people interact. This interaction is critical to business. Students will learn the importance of their digital footprint, how business practices are being transformed by emerging capabilities of mobile smart devices and a variety of dominate Web components, particularly social media, coupled with content sharing, and web applications, causing organizations to rethink the way businesses connect with their customers, employees, and stakeholders

3
CH(s)

APPD 2220

Fashion Accessories
This course will cover the broad spectrum of fashion accessories and the business of design, manufacturing, and marketing. The fashion accessories business is a critical partner within the fashion business. The history of the accessories market will be covered including the wide range of materials, both natural and man-made. The accessories industry includes men’s, women’s, and the expanding children’s market. This course will survey the current domestic and global markets. 
3
CH(s)

APPD 2200

Design Thinking

This course establishes the value of design thinking, identifies the components of the design thinking process, and helps students develop proficiency by using the design thinking process in multiple contexts. Topics will include components of design thinking, including solution-based thinking, analysis versus synthesis, divergent thinking versus convergent thinking, and design thinking as a process for problem solving.

3
CH(s)

APPD 1131

History of 20th Century Design

This survey course will introduce the student to major design periods during the 20th century. Students of all curricula will have a foundational understanding of the history of design and its influences on today’s product development and trends in the market. Topics covered will include major designers and the periods of Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and the rise of Modern Design, as well as the impact of technological advances and global events of the century. 

3
CH(s)

APPD 1160

Construction Details & Design

This course is to acquaint the student with the basic information required to understand and interpret construction documents and details as they apply to the interior design field. The course will explore the various components necessary to present and clearly illustrate a variety of drawing types used in the profession, as well as, the terminology associated with these techniques. In addition, this course will introduce the student to the practice of communicating design decisions and intended construction quality to other building professionals through working drawings.

3
CH(s)

APPD 2995

Applied Design Practicum

Students will be placed in various businesses in the interior or fashion field to provide on-site training and experience. Preparation of an electronic portfolio and resume will be included.

3
CH(s)

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