This course will provide an opportunity for students to further their study of principles and concepts in the field and to apply their knowledge in a variety of application both in the traditional classroom setting and in work/job related experiences. The class will be an individualized, arranged course, with learning outcomes determined by the instructor in consultation with the student and permission of the School Dean.
This course will be an advanced guided experience for community college students to explore topics of interest in their field through research, field experience, presentation, computer applications, lab experience, or other project agreed upon between the student and the supervising faculty and is submitted to the dean in a written contract.
This course covers the design of various non-residential and public spaces with an emphasis on space planning, presentation skills, professional practices, interior systems, furnishings, and equipment. Students explore space as it relates to functional and aesthetic requirements including commercial code and access issues. Emphasis is on portfolio development.
This course focuses on the coordination of interior design components. Through this course the students will develop and apply complete space plans, floor plans, and design schemes for Kitchen and Bath applications. The students will use kitchen specification plan guidelines to build cabinet components as well as using appropriate multipliers to determine retail, cost, and selling pricing of their finished product and design.
The principles and elements of design are explored through an examination of home furnishings and accessories. The course will include a study of interior textiles, furnishings, window treatments, and the appropriate selection of enrichment accessories. Computer-aided design will be included.
Coordination of interior design components allows the students to develop and apply complete room plans and decorating schemes for various residential and commercial applications. Color, lighting, space needs and materials are covered.
Visual merchandising for retail stores will be covered in this course. Both window and interior display will be included. Students will plan a store layout to include visual display areas. The student will plan and execute creative displays, applying principles of merchandise selection, development of a theme, props and layout, lighting, and targeting the customer, at in-house and/or off campus sites.
The study of textile fibers from origin to end use will be covered. Consideration will be given to properties of textile fibers in relationship to performance and use, textile selection, maintenance for apparel and home furnishings, and textiles in the world economy.
This course further develops student design abilities through the creation of an original collection. The role of the designer from fashion concept through merchandised products will be studied with emphasis on design principles and elements, silhouette, style, and fabrication in a variety of apparel categories. Computer based design will be included. Emphasis is on developing an original collection and portfolio development.