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BDSN 3100
Advanced Practices in Color, Design & 3-D Form
6 Units
This course is designed to explore the relationship between color and three-dimensional form. Students explore how an object changes when color and pattern is applied to three-dimensional forms and space. Through the formal principles and elements of design students increase sensitivity to the application of color. This course includes both collaborative and individual explorations.
BDSN 3200
Structural Drawing*
3 Units
Students refine their abilities to create convincing volumetric images through perspective, matrix analysis, cross-contour, light, and shadow. They explore the application of structural drawing to their respective design disciplines and individual styles. Includes a three (3) hour lab.
BDSN 3400
Drawing the Figure in Context
6 Units
This course addresses the structure and anatomy of the human figure as essential to developing a naturalistic approach to rendering the human form. The use of live models reinforces students’ understanding of the anatomical structure of the human body. Formal elements such as line, gesture, volume, proportion, and perspective are emphasized. Prerequisite: BDSN 3200
BDSN 3500
Human Dynamics*
3 Units
This course presents an introduction to management concepts and strategies used by modern businesses, and is designed to familiarize students with the accepted standards, procedures, and techniques employed by senior, middle, and operational managers. It provides students with an understanding of the financial impact of management and how to plan to optimize performance and achieve organizational goals. BUMT 3650
BDSN 3600
Creative Design Strategies
3 Units
Working collaboratively, students approach design problems as opportunities for creativity and innovation, drawing upon analysis, research, experimentation, and concept development, to achieve design solutions. Using divergent and convergent thinking, students develop a variety of results that target specific markets and resolve specific design challenges.
BDSN 3700
Digital Photographic Image
3 Units
This course focuses on students’ ability to express their point of view creatively through photography. Students learn to “see” photographically by exploring the basic tools, techniques, and aesthetics of digital photography, with special attention to lighting, focus, color, contrast, formal effects, and intent.
BDSN 3850
Theory & Context of Design
3 Units
In this course, students formulate a personal creative research project relevant to their area of specialization, culminating in a written thesis proposal that they approach through various contexts in their senior year studio courses. Emphasis is on careful documentation of content, reference and source materials, and design research.
BDSN 4100
Visual Identity & Image
3 Units
This course presents an introduction to management concepts and strategies used by modern businesses, and is designed to familiarize students with the accepted standards, procedures, and techniques employed by senior, middle, and operational managers. It provides students with an understanding of the financial impact of management and how to plan to optimize performance and achieve organizational goals. BUMT 3650
BDSN 4250D
The Studio I – Digital Communication
6 Units
This is the first of a three quarter sequence in which the students focus on conceptualizing a collection of work and synthesizing the research compiled in Theory & Context of Design. In this phase students use an existing business model as a base to explore, identifying market and customer profiles to develop product parameters. (Graphic Design and Textile Design majors only)
BDSN 4250E
The Studio I – Environment & Product
6 Units
This is the first of a three quarter sequence in which the students focus on conceptualizing a collection of work and synthesizing the research compiled in Theory & Context of Design. In this phase students use an existing business model as a base to explore, identifying market and customer profiles to develop product parameters. (Interior Design and Visual Communications majors only).
BDSN 4250F
The Studio I – Fashion Apparel
6 Units
This is the first of a three quarter sequence in which the students focus on conceptualizing a collection of work and synthesizing the research compiled in Theory & Context of Design. In this phase students use an existing business model as a base to explore, identifying market and customer profiles to develop product parameters. (Fashion Design majors only).
BDSN 4500D
The Studio II – Digital Communication
6 Units
Course two in the Studio series considers the designer's influence in society. The students redefine and conceptualize the research they compiled in BDSN 3850 Theory & Context of Design into a new collection of work from the perspectives of contemporary societal issues, social needs, and civic and social responsibility. (Graphic Design and Textile Design majors only).
BDSN 4500E
The Studio II – Environment & Product
6 Units
Course two in the Studio series considers the designer's influence in society. The students redefine and conceptualize the research they compiled in BDSN 3850 Theory & Context of Design into a new collection of work from the perspectives of contemporary societal issues, social needs, and civic and social responsibility. (Interior Design and Visual Communications majors only)
BDSN 4500F
The Studio II – Fashion Apparel
6 Units
Course two in the Studio series considers the designer's influence in society. The students redefine and conceptualize the research they compiled in BDSN 3850 Theory & Context of Design into a new collection of work from the perspectives of contemporary societal issues, social needs, and civic and social responsibility. (Fashion Design majors only).
BDSN 4750D
The Studio III – Digital Communication
6 Units
The final studio course in this sequence is dedicated to the pursuit of individual expression of the design thesis. Expanding on previous studio courses, students synthesize design knowledge and skills to create a collection of work with a sharp design focus. Students are expected to demonstrate sophisticated design decisions and thoughtful design solutions that exemplify a high level of expertise and achievement. (Graphic Design and Textile Design majors only).
BDSN 4750E
The Studio III – Environment & Product
6 Units
The final studio course in this sequence is dedicated to the pursuit of individual expression of the design thesis. Expanding on previous studio courses, students synthesize design knowledge and skills to create a collection of work with a sharp design focus. Students are expected to demonstrate sophisticated design decisions and thoughtful design solutions that exemplify a high level of expertise and achievement. (Interior Design and Visual Communications majors only).
BDSN 4750F
The Studio III – Fashion Apparel
6 Units
The final studio course in this sequence is dedicated to the pursuit of individual expression of the design thesis. Expanding on previous studio courses, students synthesize design knowledge and skills to create a collection of work with a sharp design focus. Students are expected to demonstrate sophisticated design decisions and thoughtful design solutions that exemplify a high level of expertise and achievement. (Fashion Design majors only).
BDSN 4950
Design Thesis Presentation
3 Units
This capstone course is the culmination of personal and industry-centered creative work, beginning in the prior studio courses and resulting, in this course, in the creation of an e-portfolio. A written thesis statement defines this body of work with an emphasis on problem solving, critical thinking, and clear communication skills applied to the student’s chosen field of exploration. An emphasis is placed on professionalism in presentation and documentation. Prerequisites: BDSN 3850, BDSN 4500
BUAD 1800
Leadership Development
3 Units
A preliminary course in the fundamentals of effective leadership. Students examine their own leadership profile and develop best business practices to improve their management skills. A key emphasis of this course is the study of successful industry leaders and identification of common traits.
BUAD 2000
Organizational Behavior & Management
3 Units
A comprehensive overview of the issues in human relations encountered in business by todays leaders and managers. This course provides students with problem solving opportunities which equip them with effective strategies for leading and managing in todays business environment. Prerequisites: BUAD 1800
BUAD 2850
Entrepreneurship
3 Units
This course explores what it takes to launch a new venture, both as an entrepreneur and an employee. Students develop a business plan, including identifying opportunities and establishing objectives, matching customer profile to site locations, analyzing competitors practices, and developing a competitive marketing mix. Students also learn the necessary business establishment requirements and financial projections to secure capital or financing to initiate their business venture. Prerequisites: MMKT 2080, MRCH 2200, MMKT 2420
BUMT 3100
Ethics in Business
3 Units
This course addresses the importance of ethical issues and the financial impact on business performance and ownership. The costs and consequences of failing to act ethically are explored. Students learn strategies to solve real life dilemmas. Students explore the importance of ethics as a dimension of social responsibility and business ethics in the global economy. Prerequisite: BUMT 4840
BUMT 3200
Management Information Systems
3 Units
This course explores the use of information technology, information resources, management information literacy in today’s business world. Students learn how to identify, acquire, analyze, and evaluate timely and accurate information from electronic sources.
BUMT 3300A
Financial Accounting I
3 Units
Students study the accounting cycle through financial statements, understanding inventory controls, tangible and intangible assets, and budgets. This course covers the role accounting plays in business forecasting and decision making. The student gains an understanding of assets and liabilities, revenue and expenses, debits and credits, accruals, depreciation, constructing a financial statement, and accounting cycles.
BUMT 3300B
Financial Accounting II
3 Units
A continuation of accounting analysis and understanding, as applied in the corporate world, this course gives students experience with the accounting cycle, the sales journal, the accounts receivable ledger, the accounts payable ledger, the cash receipts journal, the cash payment journal, and the income statement and balance sheet statements. Prerequisite: BUMT 3300A
BUMT 3600
Management Theory & Principles
3 Units
This course presents an introduction to management concepts and strategies used by modern businesses, and is designed to familiarize students with the accepted standards, procedures, and techniques employed by senior, middle, and operational managers. It provides students with an understanding of the financial impact of management and how to plan to optimize performance and achieve organizational goals. BUMT 3650
BUMT 3650
Human Resource Management
3 Units
This course explores organizational structure and how it impacts behavior. Students develop an understanding of what it means to be a leader of change, and the critical importance to financial performance in doing so. Students review job design, managing career development, the value of performance appraisal, compensation and reward, safety and health laws, and the economics of good organizational management. Prerequisite: BUMT 4840
BUMT 3680
Global Marketing Communications
3 Units
This course provides a foundation of knowledge necessary to create strategic communications plans that will support a product or service in today’s competitive marketplace. Students participate in a learning forum environment whereby original ideas and assignments are presented, discussed, and critiqued by the class. This course provides students with a framework of how to enter foreign markets. Prerequisite: BUMT 4600
BUMT 3720
Management Strategy
3 Units
This course is a study and analysis of success and failure in todays business environment with emphasis on creating value through innovative management techniques. The students practice the strategic management process, building a competitive strategy, and implementing strategic plans. Prerequisite: BUMT 3950
BUMT 3820
Business Law
3 Units
Students develop an understanding of corporate formation and procedures, limited liability companies and special business forms. This course examines social, ethical, and political implications of law and its application to business transactions as well as intellectual property law.
BUMT 3950
Managerial Accounting
3 Units
Managerial Accounting is concerned with the provisions and use of accounting information by managers within organizations to provide the basis to make informed business decisions for strategic planning in their management and control functions. In contrast to financial accounting information, managerial accounting information is primarily forward-looking and predictive instead of historical. It is designed to support decision making and intended for use by managers within the organization, instead of being intended for use by shareholders, creditors, and public regulators. Prerequisite: BUMT 3300B
BUMT 4100
Small Business Management
3 Units
A study of how small businesses can manage the unique challenges they face and how they can achieve and maintain a competitive advantage, this course involves feasibility analysis and addresses issues of small business ownership and management, strategic planning, financial planning, marketing for competitive advantage, the economics of pricing, and breakeven analysis. Prerequisites: BUMT 3820, BUMT 4200
BUMT 4200
Financial Management
3 Units
In this course, students acquire a basic overview of the legal import and export strategies, structures and responsibilities of being in business, with emphasis on principles and practical applications of contract negotiations, business activity, and commercial liability. Prerequisite: BUMT 3950
BUMT 4250
Supply Chain Management
3 Units
In this course, students acquire a basic overview of the legal import and export strategies, structures and responsibilities of being in business, with emphasis on principles and practical applications of contract negotiations, business activity, and commercial liability. Prerequisite: BUMT 3720
BUMT 4300
Global Management Strategies
3 Units
A study of techniques of analyzing and responding to the social, ethical, and political challenges that face managers, this course promotes an understanding of global trends in international political policies, risk management, conflict resolution, tariffs, and issues of nationalism. Students analyze legal issues and risks in international business, including trade policy, taxation policy, government intervention, monetary policy, capital flows and foreign investment, banking policy, wage and price controls, property rights, and regulatory attitudes. Ethics and social responsibilities in international management are also studied. Prerequisites: BUMT 3720
BUMT 4450
Strategic Management Policies
3 Units
This course helps students to understand the issues and problems faced by management in larger corporations, preparing students for successful employment. It analyzes various operational management tools and styles, studies in leadership, managements changing landscape in todays global economy, making decisions and solving problems, case studies, designing effective organizations, and fundamentals of organizational control. Prerequisites: BUMT 4200, BUMT 4300
BUMT 4500
International Finance
3 Units
Within the context of the multinational firm, this course examines the development of policy options for financing international business, with focus on management decisions that maximize the firms value. Prerequisite: BUMT 3950
BUMT 4520
Applied Management Strategy
3 Units
This course examines the offensive and defensive strategies that successful managers take to gain market share and improve profitability. Emphasis is on strategy and tactics including innovations that could drive a profitable business model for the firm. The students consider such areas as market analysis, competition, competitive advantage, and marketing strategy. This course examines the critical tasks, pitfalls, and hurdles which must be understood to be successful, and tools for risk minimization. Prerequisites: BUMT 3720, BUMT 4200
BUMT 4600
Marketing Management
3 Units
This course focuses on the management of the marketing function to achieve a competitive advantage and establish brand equity. Students explore creative strategies for entrepreneurs to develop consumer awareness.
BUMT 4840
Studies in Leadership
3 Units
Students explore leadership theories, the characteristics that define effective leaders, and develop the ability to navigate corporate culture as a follower and as a leader. They explore the processes whereby an individual empowers or influences a group of people for the purpose of achieving a (common) goal. They analyze the characteristics of leadership vs. management, and develop an awareness of how diversity impacts leadership.
BUMT 4910
Creativity in Business
3 Units
This course explores all of the elements that are necessary to succeed in a business venture. An advanced overview focusing on the business plan, the organization and support team, the marketing plan, process management, cash planning and working capital management, quality, service and ethics, and growth strategies. Prerequisites: BUMT 4100
COSM 2050
Beauty: Social Media Marketing
3 Units
Students examine the strategies, tactics, and impact of social media in the beauty industry. Students develop blogs and evaluate current industry websites to understand the importance of social media as a marketing tool. Case studies and projects are applied to create a marketing plan specific to online customers.
COSM 2250
Beauty: Brand Imaging
3 Units
Students analyze the strategies and tactics of in-depth brand development necessary to building successful beauty product lines. They examine the power of image, concept, positioning, and trends as the means of establishing brand loyalty and brand equity, as well as the importance of consumer motivation, perceived quality, association, and delivery to their target market. Case studies and projects are used to analyze existing brands. Prerequisite: MMKT 2880
COSM 2350
Beauty: Fundamentals of Fragrance
3 Units
This introductory class explores the ever-evolving technology of essential oil extraction, the artistry of blending multiple scents, and the growing use of synthetic essences. Students learn to evaluate fragrances as they develop their individual scents, and discover the fascinating history of perfume and its synergy with the world of fashion and beauty.
COSM 2380
Beauty: Business Operations
3 Units
This course educates students in the business operation skills that are imperative for managerial advancement. Topics include inventory management, forecasting, production planning, project management, and quality control. Students gain an understanding of the relationship of these components to a successful organization.
COSM 2450
Beauty: Fundamentals of Cosmetics
3 Units
In this course, students follow the process of creating make-up and eye, lip, and nail color from concept development, technology, product positioning and packaging to promotion and in-store presentation. The course also explores the influences of the fashion design and entertainment industries on cosmetic product innovation and commercialization.
COSM 2500
Beauty: Promotion & Presentation
3 Units
Students examine the ways in which the varied techniques of promotionadvertising, public relations, visual merchandising, and special eventscontribute to success in the beauty industry. They also gain practical knowledge of these techniques by developing and presenting individual promotional campaigns in class.
COSM 2550
Beauty: Fundamentals of Body & Hair Care
3 Units
By examining the importance of product development, innovative formulas, market research, product positioning, and product distribution, students acquire a clear overview of the complex, competitive hair-and-body-care marketplace.
COSM 2580
Beauty: Current Industry Topics
3 Units
This course examines the new and highly profitable categories of men’s grooming and cosmeceuticals. Students analyze the different strategies used to market to men specifically in regards to the grooming industry and women in terms of cosmeceuticals. Students also look at alternative classes of trade and learn how to train and educate on a corporate level and how to successfully educate buyers at the retail level. Students gain knowledge in corporate management techniques and understand the importance of industry professionalism and business relationships.
COSM 2650
Principles of Beauty Technology
3 Units
Students gain an understanding of the principles of chemistry and their vital importance to beauty technology. They examine the complex process of product development from raw materials and ingredients to formulations, applications, and finished products. Students then apply what they have learned to actual on-site product development.  They also study the legal, regulatory, and technological standards governing beauty products.
COSM 2720
Beauty: Marketing/Management
3 Units
In this course students learn marketing and business skills needed to begin a career in beauty industry management. Topics include sophisticated marketing concepts, financial analysis, business theory, and management communication. Through case studies and lectures, students understand the principles and procedures needed to become an effective manager.
COSM 2750
Package Development & Design
3 Units
In this course students explore concept development, product positioning, creative adaptation, and technological challenges. Practical applications of these concepts are applied towards a course project.
COSM 2920
Beauty: Global Business
3 Units
This course explores the complexities associated with international trade and investment including the global monetary system, business strategies, structure and operations as well as differences in political, economic, and social systems. Students learn to appreciate different countries and cultures as well as ethical issues and dilemmas. Through case studies and international business models, students understand the strategic development and management of a global brand.
COSM 2950
Beauty: Principles of Entrepreneurship
3 Units
The course closely examines the strategies involved in developing, operating, and controlling a business. Students complete a business plan that includes company goals, marketing strategies, production requirements, financial analysis, and an income statement. Prerequisites: COSM 2350, COSM 2380, COSM 2450
COSM 2960
Beauty: Wellness/Spa
3 Units
This course explores one of the fastest growing industries in the world, the organic wellness movement and spa industry. Students learn the fundamentals of spa and wellness through the study of trends that are driving and making a direct impact on success in the spa business. Prerequisite: COSM 2380
COSM 3100
Beauty: Forecasting and Analysis
3 Units
Students explore financial and trend forecasting at the industry level, focusing on trend identification, analysis, and synthesis. Students learn terminology, the timing and sources of inspiration, the research tools, and presentation techniques.
COSM 3150
Beauty: Retail Business Management
3 Units
Students focus on the management of different channels of retail organizations – brick and mortar, catalog, television, and e-commerce, including establishing an image, merchandise planning, forecasting and budgeting, operations, and information technology.
COSM 3200
Beauty: Direct Marketing & Press Relations
3 Units
An introduction to the principles of direct marketing, this course emphasizes catalog marketing, especially as it relates to the business of beauty. Both retail traffic building and mail-order catalogs are explored. Students learn to evaluate publicity opportunities, comprehend angles and outlets, write publicity materials, and create special projects.
COSM 3300
Beauty: Retail & Manufacturing Buying
3 Units
Students learn to the buyer’s role within the framework of the different channels of distribution in the beauty industry. The focus of the course is on the main functions of the buyer, and how these functions can best be performed to maximize profit.
COSM 3350
Human Resources & Organizational Behavior
3 Units
This course explores organizational structure and how it affects corporate behavior. Students study career development, the value of performance appraisal, compensation, and safety and health laws within the corporate environment of the beauty industry. Strategies and tactics of management style are explored.
COSM 3400
Managerial Decision Making
3 Units
Students learn the importance of critical thinking and decision making in the corporate environment.
COSM 3500
Beauty: Research & Analysis in Emerging Markets
3 Units
Students perform research and analyze the beauty business in existing and emerging markets. Industry databases and trade journals are used for primary and secondary source research.
COSM 3550
Global Business Operations
3 Units
Business operations and the elements of the supply chain are explored in this course. Focus is on the elements of operations management, and the principal aspects of logistics, commercial and marketing management that affect the global supply chain.
COSM 3600
Product Innovation
3 Units
Students learn the product development process from idea generation to consumer adoption through the use of case studies.
COSM 3700
Beauty: Luxury Brand Management
3 Units
Students explore the history, consumer psychology, and strategic management issues of the luxury market. Additionally, students explore how the concept of “mass market luxury” is being applied across the entire consumer spectrum.
COSM 3750
Beauty: Internet Marketing & E-Commerce
3 Units
Students learn the importance of Internet marketing and the use of social media in marketing beauty products and services.
COSM 3800
Licensing
3 Units
This course examines licensing regulations and methods of obtaining copyrights to protect intellectual property. Students become familiar with the process of obtaining permission to use intellectual property in fields such as text, artwork, fashion, and music. Current copyright registration procedures and copyright regulations will be discussed.
COSM 3950
Internship
3 Units
Through on-the-job training, students gain valuable insight as they apply theory and skills learned in the classroom to actual work situations and explore career options in the beauty industry.
DESN 1150
Fashion Sketching for Design I
3 Units
Students learn the proportions and techniques for sketching the nine-head figure.
DESN 1220
Basic Draping Techniques
3 Units
This course introduces students to basic draping techniques and industry procedures. It is an introduction to understanding proportion, fit, and balance in a 3-dimensional design.
DESN 1250
Industry Sewing
3 Units
This course introduces students to industry sewing techniques with an emphasis on operating the power sewing machine. Students produce a completed garment by applying all of the techniques taught in the course.
DESN 1420
Applied Draping Techniques (6 hours) *
3 Units
Students apply the techniques learned in DESN 1220 Basic Draping Techniques to create garments using various fabrics. Includes a three (3) hour lab. Prerequisites: DESN 1220, DESN 1250
DESN 1550
Fashion Sketching for Design II
3 Units
This course emphasizes the perfection of fashion figure poses, the accurate illustration of garments, and the development of the students own sketching style. Students learn to render, using colored pencil, markers, and pen. Prerequisite: DESN 1150
DESN 1760
Pattern Drafting I (6 hours)*
3 Units
Students develop an understanding of how to use the basic block in constructing muslin samples. Includes a three (3) hour lab. Prerequisite: DESN 1420
DESN 1850
The Business of Fashion
3 Units
In surveying the major business components of the textile and fashion apparel industries, this course defines the role of materials, designers, producers, and retailers in the creative and business cycles. Prerequisite: TSCI 1800
DESN 2160
Pattern Drafting II (6 hours)*
3 Units
Students create flat patterns from sketches and produce completed garments with an emphasis on fit. Includes a three (3) hour lab. Prerequisite: DESN 1760
DESN 2280
Creative Design Applications
3 Units
Students apply basic elements of design and expand their creativity by examining social, artistic, and historical influences as they relate to the development of a group and/or collection. Prerequisites: DESN 1550, MPDV 2200, TSCI 1800
DESN 2530
Computer-Aided Fashion Design I
3 Units
Development of technical sketches utilizing Adobe Illustrator. Hands-on experience in drawing of flat technical sketch and creating accurate garment detail. Prerequisite: MPDV 1800
DESN 2540
Computer Pattern Drafting I
3 Units
In this introduction to the fundamentals of pattern drafting techniques using Gerber Technology, students reinforce skills developed in previous manual pattern drafting classes and apply their knowledge to producing patterns using the computer. Additional pattern drafting techniques are explored. Students also produce markers. Lab. Prerequisites: DESN 2160, MFTG 2330
DESN 2560
Pattern Drafting III (6 hours)*
3 Units
An advanced pattern drafting class emphasizing comprehensive use of acquired pattern making skills as well as advanced techniques. Includes a three (3) hour lab. Prerequisite: DESN 2160
DESN 2680
Creative Design Analysis & Collection Development
3 Units
After analyzing and researching the components necessary to create a fashion collection, students in this course engage in the challenge of designing and developing collections for specific customers, including major manufacturers. Prerequisites: DESN 1850, DESN 2280
DESN 2700
Collection Development (6 hours)*
3 Units
This class emphasizes the comprehensive use of acquired pattern making and design skills. A complete design look is selected from each student collection. Patterns and garments are developed according to industry requirements. Cohesive design development includes; pattern drafting, garment construction, pattern cards, cost sheets, and style books. Includes a three (3) hour lab. Prerequisite: DESN 2560
DESN 2830
Computer-Aided Fashion Design II
3 Units
Development of creative design ideas utilizing a multimedia computer as a tool. Hands-on experience in digitally manipulating fabric prints and scanned artwork. Prerequisite: DESN 2530
DESN 2840
Computer Pattern Drafting II
3 Units
In this advanced course in developing patterns using Gerber Technology, students further develop their skills in creating patterns from sketches as well as from finished garments. Students also produce markers on the computer. Prerequisite: DESN 2540
DESN 2960
Chairing Styles (with Dept. Chair approval) (6 hours)*
3 Units
Students explore the relationship between fashion design and furniture design by designing and producing a garment that complements an original furniture piece constructed by an Interior Design student. Prerequisites: DESN 2260, DESN 2560; Department Chairperson approval required
DESN 2980
Portfolio Preparation & Presentation
3 Units
Students prepare, develop, and expand a professional portfolio of work while exploring creative and practical techniques to enhance the marketability and appeal of their portfolio. They also analyze and practice interviewing skills to communicate with prospective employers. Prerequisite: DESN 2680
DESN 3000
Studio I
6 Units
In this advanced course, the focus is the creation of a collection for the DEBUT Runway Show. Students make an initial selection of color and fabric, develop design ideas, and determine the direction of their collections.
DESN 3050
History of Décor & Costume I
3 Units
The first course in a series which examines the history of fashion, architecture, furnishings, and textiles studied in relation to the social and cultural background of each era from the 19th century to the present.
DESN 3080
Historical Costume Cutting I (6 hours) *
3 Units
A class in the development of the artificial silhouette in history, emphasizing patterning and construction of undergarments and foundations essential to period construction. Character body modification is considered. Includes a three (3) hour lab.
DESN 3120
Marketing Directions & the Supply Chain
3 Units
A course that examines the basic marketing principles that provide the framework of successful businesses. Students explore the impact of marketing on supply chain decisions.
DESN 3180
Applied Pattern Drafting Studio
6 Units
Students construct professional blocks to create patterns for specific design problems. In the process, they integrate their knowledge of pattern drafting and draping methods and refine their pattern development skills.
DESN 3250
Theatre Analysis
3 Units
Theatrical history is examined through selected scripts with an emphasis on analysis for costume design.  Focus is placed on those historical periods in which dramatic literature and theatre performance were most prolific and influential. 
DESN 3280
Costume Design for Theatre
3 Units
A specialized class in the process of costume design and its rendering. Students design costumes for a variety of historical plays and production styles.
DESN 3300
Studio II
6 Units
In continuing to develop a collection for the DEBUT Runway Show, students perfect muslin samples of their designs, begin construction of garments, and fit finished garments on a professional model.
DESN 3350
History of Décor & Costume II
3 Units
A continuation of History of Décor and Costume I, this course examines the history of fashion, architecture, furnishings, and textiles studied in relation to the social and cultural background of each era from the Italian Renaissance through the 18th century.
DESN 3380
Historical Costume Cutting II (6 hours) *
3 Units
A continuation of Historical Costume Cutting I, this course focuses on the draping and cutting of historical costumes, with an emphasis on the draped costume, the semi-fitted Gothic costume, and the artificial silhouette of the 16th, 17th, and 19th centuries. Drafting patterns from period sources and current garments are demonstrated. Includes a three (3) hour lab. Prerequisite: DESN 3080
DESN 3450
Costume Crafts I
3 Units
A practical survey of the various fabric modification techniques employed by the theatrical costume designer, including dyeing, painting, aging, distressing, and creating unusual costume materials.
DESN 3530
Drawing & Rendering for the Theatre
3 Units
A practical course in which realistic figures are drawn in period costumes and rendered in watercolors and prismacolors. Rendering of period fabrics, accessories, and period hair styles is demonstrated and applied.
DESN 3580
Wardrobing for Film & TV
3 Units
This course investigates script breakdown and research techniques unique to wardrobing for film and television.  Guest speakers from the industry introduce pertinent issues and practical techniques. Field trips familiarize students with the intricacies and requirements of successful wardrobe design for film and television. 
DESN 3600
Studio III
6 Units
Students complete and present their collections at the professionally produced DEBUT Runway Show. 
DESN 3620
Historical Costume Cutting III (6 hours) *
3 Units
A comprehensive course that culminates in the creation of a fully realized, historically accurate, elaborate costume, including patterning and construction of undergarments, entire garments, and selected specialty work. Includes a three (3) hour lab.
DESN 3650
History of Décor & Costume III
3 Units
A continuation of History of Décor and Costume I and II, this course examines the history of fashion, architecture, furnishings, and textiles studied in relation to the social and cultural background of each era from the 19th century through the present.
DESN 3680
Costume Crafts II
3 Units
Students survey and learn the craft of successful costume accessories and costume prop design. Theatrical millinery techniques, armor, footwear, jewelry, and form construction are studied. Prerequisite: DESN 3450
DESN 3700
Studio Workshop
6 Units
This course supports Studio II.   Students employ problem-solving techniques and apply industry methods of construction in the development of their fashion designs.
DESN 3750
Studio Lab
6 Units
In this course, students enhance and refine their ability to fit garments properly to a live model.
DESN 3780
Costume Design for Film & TV
3 Units
An advanced practical seminar in costume design for film, television, video and other specialized disciplines, including spectacle, musical theatre, opera, dance, and circus. Portfolio scale projects are emphasized to prepare for professional submission and consideration.
DESN 3840
Theatre Practice (Internship)
6 Units
Students apply coursework and demonstrate their skills through supervised apprenticeships, internships, and field study within professional theatre and/or film and television production opportunities.
DESN 3930
Portfolio Development
3 Units
Students prepare and present a professional portfolio.
DESN 4000
Script Analysis - How to Read a Script
3 Units
This course examines the various techniques used by a costume designer to analyze and breakdown a script for successful costume design, including character analysis, location, action, continuity, and timelines.
DESN 4050
Costume Design for Film & TV I
3 Units
This course introduces and surveys the variety of jobs available to the costume designer, including styling for TV commercials and music videos, and designing for film and TV series. An emphasis is placed on designing for low budget production.
DESN 4080
Applied Footwear Design I
6 Units
An introduction and survey of the manufacturing processes for footwear. The course includes identification of footwear construction, components, and shoe sizing. Students analyze leathers, textiles, and materials used to create footwear designs.
DESN 4100
Marketing Strategies for Footwear
3 Units
An examination of marketing strategies for footwear involves the four parts of the marketing mix: product, prices, promotion, and distribution. Students learn how environment, lifestyles, and buying behavior influence the marketing and merchandising of footwear.
DESN 4150
Historical Footwear Research & Trend Analysis
3 Units
This course surveys historical footwear and costume and their influence on todays fashion and trends. Students examine and analyze past, current, and predicted trends to create new footwear designs for todays market.
DESN 4180
Costume Illustration for Film & TV I
3 Units
A practical class in illustrating costume designs from written or verbal descriptions of characters. Students explore a variety of media and find techniques that correspond to the students individual strengths. Emphasis is on visual communication and storytelling.
DESN 4230
History of Film - An Eye on the Wardrobe I
3 Units
Students study and analyze the history of American films. Emphasis is on the major film studios, directors, and different film genres that were popular from the beginning of film through the 1950s. The great Hollywood costume designers and the stars who became icons of style are also studied.
DESN 4250
Creative Design for Footwear
3 Units
Students learn to effectively sketch for footwear design by illustrating texture of textiles and leathers, placing the foot in various positions, and developing effective visual presentations. Students develop a collection for an existing footwear brand, drawing inspiration from apparel, footwear, and lifestyle trends, and incorporating specific leathers, trims, and details.
DESN 4280
Applied Footwear Design II
6 Units
This course is a continuation of the study of shoe design as it applies to manufacturing and merchandising. Students learn the process of line building for a targeted customer and research and analyze the necessary components to create a successful line. Students continue to refine their portfolio presentation.
DESN 4350
History of Art, Costume & Culture I
3 Units
A survey of the portrayal of clothing and adornment in pre-20th century art. The components of the portrait (attitude, fabrics, furnishings, etc.) are examined to give the students insight into the subject and his or her society of the time.
DESN 4380
Costume Design for Film & TV II
3 Units
Students identify and analyze the relationship of the costume to the character, the story, the ensemble, the locale, and the time period. Students plan a budget and examine the roles of the various department heads on union films. Prerequisite: DESN 4050
DESN 4450
Costume Illustration for Film & TV II
3 Units
Students learn how to develop their own style of rendering contemporary and period costumes and fabrics. Customizing the illustration for the actor and incorporating appropriate accessories, props, and background are included. Prerequisite: DESN 4180
DESN 4480
Costume Supervision for Film & TV
3 Units
A specialized course that explores the job duties of the costume supervisor and what happens to the costume after it has been approved by the costume designer, the actor, and the director. Managing the costume crew, maintaining the costumes, and keeping the continuity book are covered. Visits are made to a variety of rental houses.
DESN 4500
Advanced Creative Design for Footwear
3 Units
Students examine, analyze, and create a footwear collection for an existing brand. Detailed sketches of materials, components, and shoe construction are created and presented to industry professionals.
DESN 4530
History of Film - An Eye on the Wardrobe II
3 Units
An examination of the more realistic approach to direction and costume design that has prevailed over the last fifty years as well as the different ways that future and fantasy worlds have been portrayed throughout film and television history.
DESN 4550
Industry Practices
3 Units
A course designed to help students develop business skills for domestic and international footwear markets. Students learn production issues and practices, such as sourcing and contractor negotiations. They examine aspects of freelance work and self-employment and the requirements of financial documentation and cost sheets for a professional business plan.
DESN 4580
Pattern Drafting For Footwear
3 Units
Students are introduced to the basic footwear industry requirements and procedures for pattern drafting. They learn to draft directly on a last, the pattern used to create the basic pump, derby, oxford, and moccasin, as well as to cut patterns for innersoles and soles.
DESN 4620
History of Art, Costume & Culture II
3 Units
This class is a broad survey of 20th century art, fashion, film, architecture, and photography and their relevance, development, and connection to contemporary styles and practices.
DESN 4650
Computer-Aided Design for Footwear
3 Units
Students learn how to develop creative design ideas for footwear, using the computer as a tool. They prepare color stories as well as leather and fabric concepts for a footwear collection. This course includes scanning, manipulation of patterns and colors, and drawing of technical sketches.
DESN 4680
Studio Design Project I
3 Units
This course investigates fabrics, tools, and other materials necessary for the construction of a costume.  Students learn about the purpose of the fitting and the role of the cutter/fitter. Lecture, demonstrations, lab.
DESN 4780
Film & TV Now
3 Units
Students learn about the resources and research techniques necessary to keep current with the state of the film and television industry. The newest film genres, directors, producers, and stars are analyzed and compared, as students explore how to achieve a successful career path via networking, reading trade publications, joining unions, etc.
DESN 4800
Footwear Collection Development
12 Units
Students experience a full immersion in the Italian footwear industry and focus on working with leading designers, technicians and suppliers, and sourcing at an international leather show. Course involves the making of a prototype and the development of a portfolio.
DESN 4820
Sourcing the Costume
3 Units
Students gain hands-on experience exploring L.A.s costuming resources.  Students learn where to get what they need to successfully source and fulfill their jobs as costume designers for a student or independent film. 
DESN 4850
Studio Design Project II
3 Units
This course is a continuation of Studio Design Project I.  Students complete exercises in draping, cutting, fitting, and fabric surface design techniques.
DESN 4880
Costume Illustration for Film & TV Portfolio
3 Units
In conjunction with Film & TV Now, this intensive drawing class guides the students in the preparation of a beautifully rendered portfolio presentation.
DIGI 1100
Photoshop for Digital Media
3 Units
This course is designed to examine the process of basic image manipulation through the use of Adobes Photoshop software. Students gain a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of 2-D computer graphics and image compositing.
DIGI 1150
Design and Art Theory
3 Units
This course focuses on elements of art that play an essential role in modern day digital media. Students gain knowledge and understanding of composition, design, art, color, and graphics through an in-depth examination of the impact of diverse artistic styles.
DIGI 1250
3-D Foundations
3 Units
This course familiarizes students with the fundamentals of creating 2-D and 3-D computer graphics using Autodesk Maya and Adobe Photoshop. Students learn basic animation skills while working with the interface and controls of both programs. The fundamentals gained in this course prepare students for the more advanced courses later in the program. Prerequisites: DIGI 1100, DIGI 1650
DIGI 1450
3-D Model Creation
3 Units
This course focuses on modeling and rendering in a 3-D realm. The software employed is Autodesks Maya. Modeling strategies draw from the premise that good curves make good surfaces, and begin with a thorough examination of an objects profile curves and how to build on them. Prerequisite: DIGI 1250
DIGI 1550A
Motion Graphics I
3 Units
This course trains students in basic techniques of storyboard animatics and motion graphics creation through the use of software programs utilized by design and animation companies worldwide. The emphasis is on design from a problem-solving point of view. The course also examines the production timeline and graphical requirements of a multimedia project by demonstrating the manipulation of digital images in a studio environment. Upon completion of this course, students will have gained a thorough understanding of input/output techniques, special effects, image compositing, and motion graphics. Prerequisites: DIGI 1100, DIGI 1650
DIGI 1550B
Motion Graphics II
3 Units
This advanced motion graphics course builds on concepts learned in the foundational course and employs those concepts in conjunction with advanced techniques. In this course, students gain a thorough understanding of advanced techniques as they are applied in the continuing exploration of special effects, image compositing, and motion graphics. Prerequisite: DIGI 1550A
DIGI 1650
Computer Graphics
3 Units
This course is designed to teach students basic levels of color models, shading techniques, and design creation through the use of software platforms that are used by digital media companies worldwide. This course also examines the process of raster graphic design from a web and 3-D point of view.
DIGI 1770
Digital Photography for Digital Media
3 Units
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of digital photography, including camera mechanics, particularly pertaining to digital media. Students learn framing and composition techniques and display mastery of those techniques through hands-on application in multiple projects. Students shoot and present their work in various delivery platforms. The course reinforces design concepts applicable to all media.
DIGI 1850
Digital Storytelling
3 Units
This course leads the student through the methods and techniques of creating personalized digital content using the Apple iLife Suite. Students utilize this powerful suite of tools to create many projects with an emphasis on personal expression, including Podcasts, movies, and websites. The design concepts reinforced in this course are applicable across all types of media. Prerequisite: DIGI 1100
DIGI 1880
Digital Cinematography I
3 Units
This first section of a two-part course introduces students to the operation of digital video cameras. Various aspects that impact image acquisition and/or manipulation, including RGB changes, scene profiling, gamma adjustment, black pedestal control, and camera filtration using tungsten, fluorescent, an HMI sources are explored. Students also learn basic color correction. Prerequisite: DIGI 1770
DIGI 2050
Web Design Fundamentals
3 Units
This course examines the process of creating functional, industry-standard-based content for the Internet. Students learn to design and create websites using XML, eXtensible HyperText Markup Language (XHTML), and other standards. This course also focuses on searchability and other elements of effective web design, with a focus on using XHTML to ensure that web page markup is compact and easily understood. Prerequisite: DIGI 1450
DIGI 2150
Compositing Fundamentals
3 Units
This course broadens the base of students knowledge by offering insight into the process of combining computer-generated imagery (CGI) with video and film elements. By learning what happens when rendered imagery is integrated into the postproduction process, students better understand the core principles of proper compositing and finishing practices. Students are introduced to the fundamentals of node-based compositing, camera tracking and rotoscoping methods utilized in current postproduction pipelines. Prerequisite: DIGI 1550B
DIGI 2250
Editing Digital Video
3 Units
This course covers the art and science of non-linear editing. Students learn the importance of editing choices and the impact those choices have on how a project is perceived and its ultimate success. Students are introduced to the advanced concepts of imaging and editing, as well as to the production model of editing video in the industry. Students also participate in group discussions about editing choices and audience demographics.
DIGI 2280
Digital Cinematography II
3 Units
The second section in a two-part course, this class continues to explore the art and operation of digital video cameras. In this segment, students explore various aspects of sound recording, including: recording fundamentals, the use of microphones, recording on location and/or on a soundstage, various techniques, and sound equipment. Prerequisite: DIGI 1880
DIGI 2350A
Digital Audio Design I
3 Units
This course explores the digital audio workstation environment through an extensive study of digital audio concepts and practices. Students receive detailed instruction and hands-on experience with cutting-edge, computer-based recording systems typically found in the recording industry.
DIGI 2480
HD Filmmaking for Visual Effects
3 Units
In this production-based course, students use various cameras and learn techniques required for creating digital visual effects. Starting with basic camera principles and setups, students explore the details of producing, budgeting, directing, camera operation, production sound, and lighting.
DIGI 2550
Editing Digital Video and Visual Effects
3 Units
This course provides a more in-depth exploration of the imaginative and technical side of editing. Students examine intermediate non-linear online editing concepts and techniques, including engineering, media management, and digital video effects. Prerequisite: DIGI 2250
DIGI 2820
Intellectual Property and Law
3 Units
In this course, students examine general business practices vital to the success of a digital media artist. Students explore the principles of finance, accounting, insurance, taxes, management, marketing, and negotiation. Additionally, students are introduced to the concept of intellectual property, including copyright, trademark, and basic business/contract law. Prerequisite: DIGI 2150
DIGI 2890
Advanced Postproduction
3 Units
This course explores the elements that are involved in finessing and finalizing a project, including various visual effects. Students examine advanced compositing and graphics techniques, and the impact of incorporating those techniques into a finished project. Specifically, students explore: motion tracking, digital mattes, painting tools, rotoscoping, color grading, incorporation of 3-D, and more. Prerequisites: DIGI 2050, DIGI 2150, DIGI 2350A, DIGI 2480
DIGI 2920
Digital Studio
3 Units
This course provides a more in-depth exploration of the imaginative and technical side of editing. Students examine intermediate non-linear online editing concepts and techniques, including engineering, media management, and digital video effects. Prerequisite: DIGI 2250
DIGI 2950
Digital Media Portfolio
3 Units
This is an advanced class in portfolio development. Students design, produce, and gain experience presenting their work in a professional working environment. They also write a comprehensive resume and present their portfolios before the class. Prerequisites: DIGI 2050, DIGI 2150, DIGI 2350A, DIGI 2480
GNST 0360
Developmental Writing
0 Units
An intensive grammar and writing course emphasizing mechanics, sentence development, format, and basic paragraph and essay construction. This course is graded Pass/Fail. Previously GNST 0350.
GNST 0400
Writing Skills
0 Units
A review of basic written communication techniques in preparation for English Composition (GNST 1040), with emphasis upon grammar, word use, punctuation, capitalization, and the composition of clear, well-organized, well-developed paragraphs and essays. This course is graded Pass/Fail.
GNST 0450
Math Skills
0 Units
A review of elementary mathematics, emphasizing developing number sense and computational skills. Concepts covered include: prime factoring; order of operations; calculations with fractions, decimals, and percentages; measurement and capacity conversion; and pre-algebra.This course is graded Pass/Fail. Previously GNST 0900.
GNST 1040
English Composition
3 Units
In this process-oriented course, students combine deep, disciplined research with careful writing and revision to produce a thoughtful, creative, and personally meaningful research essay. They learn to formulate focused research questions, identify and investigate credible sources, and synthesize expert opinion with their own insight in support of a clearly defined, complex thesis. The emphasis is on curiosity, exploration, and discovery. As part of the process, students also gain confidence and competency in two primary areas of written expression: organization and mechanics.
GNST 1080
Drawing Fundamentals
3 Units
A course in which students learn to communicate quickly and effectively through the medium of the sketch, a graphic means for recording and transmitting a visual experience or mental image. In mastering the fundamentals of line, form, composition, and perspective, students acquire the techniques of a visual language which are useful in many endeavors.
GNST 1170
History of Costume
3 Units
This course provides an overview of costume history in Western culture from ancient civilizations to the present. Students examine cultural, social, and historical events and analyze their effect on the history of costume and apparel, including the influence of historical costume on fashion today. Students develop a broad fashion vocabulary and become familiar with period costume terminology.
GNST 1180
Technology for Business Applications
3 Units
This course is a survey of computer-based technology with studies in selected business applications focusing on word processing, image management, multimedia presentations, and electronic spreadsheets.
GNST 1200
20th Century Designers
3 Units
An exploration of major designers who have had a sustained impact, in both couture and ready-to-wear, on todays fashion. Students analyze how key figures in fashion design have influenced the styles and trends in line development of each decade since 1850, with emphasis on the last 30 years.
GNST 1230
Color & Design Theory
3 Units
An introductory study of the principles and elements of color and design theory. Students critique aspects of a visual representation by analyzing the components of design and the use of color by the artist.
GNST 1420
Historic Textiles
3 Units
A survey of textiles from pre-Columbian, Coptic, Sassanian, Persian, Egyptian, and Peruvian through 20th century Art Deco. Emphasis is placed on the ability to analyze pattern development, materials, and constructions from historic periods. Students research how political, social, and environmental factors influence textile patterns.
GNST 1440
Textile Science
3 Units
A practical analysis of the basic components of textiles and their relationship to performance. Students examine the characteristics of fibers, yarns, methods of fabric construction, such as weaving and knitting, and survey dyes, prints, and finishes. Emphasis is placed on performance and the determination of fabric suitability in the apparel design industry.
GNST 1450
College Mathematics
3 Units
An application course focusing on mathematical concepts used in everyday life. Students integrate computation and analysis with authentic learning in graph analysis, Venn diagrams, analytical geometry, statistical measures of central tendency and variation, and financial mathematics. Prerequisites: To register for GNST 1450, students must successfully pass the math placement test or pass GNST 450.
GNST 1520
Gemology
3 Units
A study of gemstones from their origins in nature to their use in jewelry. Students learn basic identification of natural, imitation, and lab-grown gems as well as the history of and criteria for evaluating diamonds, colored gems, and pearls. Prerequisite: JDSN 1100
GNST 1560
History of Jewelry
3 Units
This course surveys the styles and functions of jewelry from primitive times to the present. The status, symbolism, and historical significance of jewelry are explored. A context for modern jewelry design is developed from the synthesis of historical and modern styles. Prerequisite: JDSN 1100
GNST 1600
Effective Speaking
3 Units
A course in oral communication designed to give students poise, speaking confidence, and the ability to develop and produce a focused, well-organized speech that holds the audiences attention through effective delivery methods. Presentational skills and audience-centered communication are emphasized.
GNST 1620
The Creative Process
3 Units
This course explores the science of creativity and emphasizes a psychological and socio-cultural approach. Students analyze and develop their own creative process through a quarter-long design project.
GNST 1650
Critical Thinking
3 Units
Designed to foster independent thinking, this course strengthens students capacity to reason clearly, critically, and creatively, including the ability (1) to analyze the arguments of others, (2) to synthesize effective arguments of their own, and (3) to solve problems skillfully. Students also gain experience in reading closely and conducting purposeful, imaginative research skills essential to the examination of demanding social, moral, political, and personal issues. Prerequisite: GNST 1040
GNST 2000
Film: History & Development
3 Units
A survey course which explores film in America as an art form and charts its historical and technical developments. Students explore the social implications of films and view and analyze film technique, costume design, and set decoration. Contemporary and classic films and filmmakers are studied.
GNST 2020
Survey of Western Art I
3 Units
A survey of art, architecture, and design from the Prehistoric Period through the Middle Ages. Included are the social, economic, cultural, political, and religious influences which have prompted or affected the art of each period. Students examine works of art and their iconography, stylistic techniques, and different media, with the goal of being able to recognize, understand, and discuss various art forms in their broader contexts.
GNST 2080
Human Factors in Design
3 Units
Through analysis and research of a range of practical environmental and industrial design problems, students formulate design solutions, articulate the design process, and make presentations.
GNST 2120
Ethics
3 Units
A course in moral reasoning. By systematically weighing the claims of personal and social responsibility, ethical principles and ideals, and more obligations and rights, students develop a structured approach to the analysis and resolution of complex moral issues. Emphasis is on examining issues from diverse points of view. Written and oral presentations and classroom discussion focus on major contemporary social, legal, and environmental issues, as well as on the role of ethics in business.
GNST 2220
History of Design
3 Units
An exploration of important developments from the Industrial Revolution to the digital age in the history of decorative arts, architecture and ornaments, interiors and furniture, textiles, products, and graphic design.
GNST 2380
World Art
3 Units
An introductory survey course in the art and art forms of selected African, Asian, and Meso-American cultures. Students are able to view art through its cultural, religious, and historical context by evaluating the different styles that developed in different time periods and geographical areas of the world.
GNST 2420
Survey of Western Art II
3 Units
A survey of art, architecture, and design from the Renaissance through the 20th century. Art movements such as Realism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Fauvism, Cubism, Abstraction, and Surrealism are studied. Particular emphasis is placed on the artist's role in society and the effect of society on art.
GNST 2470
Principles of Biology
3 Units
This course explores and explains the workings of the human body. Students learn how human anatomy functions to support life, how lifestyle choices such as smoking, alcohol, and drugs affect the human system, and how disease and aging progress.
GNST 2470L
Principles of Biology Lab
1 Unit
This introduction to laboratory investigations in biology is a one-unit course stressing processes common to living organisms. It helps students understand the concepts of scientific thinking and their connection to their lives. Students conduct online activities that simulate in-lab investigations and real-life events. Topics include organic molecules, cell transport systems, photosynthesis, evolution, classification and identification, plant physiology, and ecology.
GNST 2570
Microeconomics
3 Units
Through the study of classical economic principles, students develop a framework for analyzing economic variables and their effects on individuals, business organizations, and economics. Using graphs and models, students also explore and apply fundamental economic concepts such as supply and demand, competition and monopoly, and profit maximization.
GNST 2630
Principles of Chemistry
3 Units
Students study the fundamental principles of chemistry and their applications. The relationships between atomic particles and their effect on bonding, chemical reactions, and matter are explored.
GNST 2750
Seminar in the Arts
3 Units
A survey of the arts from a variety of origins, both classical and contemporary, with a particular emphasis on a diversity of fine, performing, and applied art forms. Students attend events that explore the following: pictures, sculpture, music, theatre, cinema, dance, architecture, and literature. Students gain an understanding of the different roles associated with these various art forms and critique these art forms through discussion, oral presentations, and essays, integrating their perceptions into their final projects.
GNST 2780
Major Art Movements
3 Units
This course is an introductory survey of the art and artists influencing and informing the international visual arts of the late modern and contemporary periods. Beginning with Post-War Expressionism and Pop Art, the course covers the diverse movements of the late 20th century, including Feminist art, Minimalism, and Conceptual art. Students examine the art and architecture of the postmodern, post-pop environment of today, paying special attention to new media and modes of expression such as video, installation, and performance art. Students investigate the intersections of fine art and popular culture as well as explore unique voices from the margins that inform visual culture today.
GNST 2870
Macroeconomics
3 Units
Students study the global economy and the ways in which changing economic conditions shape local, national, and international policy decisions. They apply classical and contemporary economic theory to achieve an understanding of past and current world events in light of the many economic variables that exist.
GNST 2900
Independent Study
3 Units
Independent research in an area of required study. Students work under the supervision of an instructor, with mutually agreeable goals and assignments. Prerequisite: Second-year standing, 3.0 grade point average, and permission of the Department Chairperson and supervising instructor.
GNST 2960
American Political & Economic History
3 Units
A survey of American history from 1930-2000. Emphasis is on the political and economic features, both domestic and foreign, that contributed to the emergence of the welfare state and the nations rise to global leadership after World War II. The course provides an understanding of the Great Depression, the Second World War, the Cold War, Americas eventual emergence as the worlds only superpower, and the interrelation of all these factors.
GNST 2980
Professional Practices
3 Units
To become more self-reliant and enterprising in the job search, students investigate career opportunities and the career path, personal traits, job responsibilities, and qualifications necessary to be competitive and promotable. Students build research tools that enable them to develop a plan of action, conduct informational interviews, practice interviewing skills, and produce a digitized professional resume, biographical statement, and cover letter for immediate submission to prospective employers.
GNST 3000
World Political History
3 Units
This global survey traces the quest for independence and prosperity on the part of emerging economies around the world after WWII. The course examines the varying fortunes of countries as they encountered the crucial questions of political organization, state control, and personal freedom from 1945 to the present. It also examines the issue of environmental sustainability in the face of pressures posed by population, industrialization, and consumerism.
GNST 3020
Statistics
3 Units
This course emphasizes the understanding and application of statistical methodology. Major topics include descriptive statistics, probability, sampling, inferences of sampling, means and proportions, measures of central tendency, correlation, regression, hypothesis testing, and methods for displaying, describing, and producing data. Technology applications facilitate in-class activities.
GNST 3040
Writing & Research for Business Applications
3 Units
Students explore effective communication techniques specific to businesses using social media. They examine the forms and formats characteristic of this rapidly evolving field, the types of business research and critical analysis most often required in it, and the decisive role of tone and style in business writing.
GNST 3050
Writing for Business Professionals
3 Units
This course explores the principles and strategies of effective written professional communication in the context of the global workplace, current and emerging technologies, and contemporary issues. Students apply sound communication, analysis, and research techniques to the composition of a professional bio, memos, formal reports, and other forms of business communication. The connection between skillful communication, critical thinking, and decision-making is also stressed.
GNST 3150
Research on Topics of Design History
3 Units
An in-depth exploration into the major design movements of the 20th and 21st centuries focusing on the importance of research and writing on topics of the applied arts. Emphasis is placed on contextualizing design movements and the designers within their historical framework and the changes in society they have inspired. Conversations consider the effects of form and function, technology, identity, corporate branding, globalization, and visual communication on the development of design and how it has shaped our environment.
GNST 3200
Consumer Social Behavior
3 Units
Students examine the process of creating consumer demand through case studies and focus groups.
GNST 3400
Social Psychology
3 Units
A course that examines social psychology and how the behaviors, thoughts, and emotions of individuals are created and modified by the social and cultural conditions in which they live. Issues of social influence, cooperation and conflict, conformity, perception, change, and leadership are explored.
GNST 3450
Applied Mathematics
3 Units
Students working in teams use mathematical reasoning to draw conclusions, solve problems, and make decisions in real-world contexts. Emphasis is on topics relating directly to careers in design and business management: geometry, statistical data analysis and interpretation (including graphs and charts), proportion equations, and financial math.
GNST 3500
Professional Presentation
3 Units
A course in effective organizational communication, with emphasis on advanced oral communication skills, including interviewing. Students examine the dynamics of individual and group communication as preparation for full-scaled, business-specific informative and persuasive speeches, in which they use computer technology, visual aids, and statistical data to enhance the impact and clarity of their presentations.
GNST 3600
Future Trends in Society
3 Units
This course examines current demographic trends, shifts in technology, communications, economic landscape, and the rise of new cultural sociological expectations in anticipation of changing cultural values and practices. Evaluating these shifts and trends, students identify future social practices that will impact their lives and careers. Prerequisite: GNST 3400
GNST 3700
Multicultural Perspectives Through the Short Story
3 Units
This course explores the co-existence, integration, and assimilation of cultural values through the literary vehicle of the short story. Diversities such as race, ethnicity, class, family, gender, disability, religion, and language are investigated. The course will culminate with students authoring a personal short story that articulates their own value system.
GNST 3750
Mapping Your World: Introduction to Global Production
3 Units
This geographical survey of the world’s major regions covers population distribution, natural resources, and relationships between different regions in reference to trade and environment, with a focus on current geo-political issues.
GNST 3800
Icons of Culture: The Context of Meaning
3 Units
Students explore universal design concepts underlying the applied arts, the decorative arts, and architecture/architectural form. Using the language of aesthetic analysis, they relate formal elements of color and structure, pattern and motif, and icon and symbol to the origins, development, and diffusion of a wide range of designed objects from many cultures and historical periods. In the process, they gain insight into the durability, adaptability, and resonance of concepts and images that have achieved iconic status in the world of design.
GNST 3900
Issues in Contemporary Society
3 Units
A General Studies capstone course addressing current issues in social diversity, globalization, business ethics, and civic responsibility. Students combine critical analysis, scientific inquiry, and technological skill to research and prepare a clear written and oral presentation on a challenging, advanced question of their own choosing. Prerequisites: GNST 3050, GNST 3500
GRPH 1050
Digital Imaging
3 Units
In this introduction to digital graphics using Adobe Photoshop, students learn how to use programs, tools, layers, and palettes to enhance and manipulate photo composites and original art into conceptual designs. Prerequisites: GRPH 1100, GRPH 1300
GRPH 1100
Desktop Publishing
3 Units
This course introduces students to desktop publishing with the use of InDesign. Students learn the programs tools, menu bar, and palettes as they begin designing single and multipage layouts. Adobe InDesign is a professional prepress application that emphasizes text and typography.
GRPH 1250
Design I
3 Units
This course introduces the formal elements of line, shape, color, texture, and composition as well as the graphic principles of balance, scale, emphasis, repetition, and unity. Students learn that the organization, exploitation, or manipulation of elements is essential to achieve a good design. Prerequisites: GNST 1230, GRPH 1100, GRPH 1300
GRPH 1300
Computer Illustration
3 Units
This class introduces the students to digital illustration. Students learn the Adobe Illustrator software with its many tools, palettes, and menu bar. Illustrator is used to assist the students in rendering original sketches into high-resolution vector images.
GRPH 1450
Design II
3 Units
This course is a further development of Design I, but with an emphasis on imagery. Students begin to use scale and cropping, image manipulation, juxtaposition, and the merging of images to further strengthen and develop their visual elements. This course shows how a single image of a sign or symbol can be used to convey a powerful meaningboth positive and negative. . Prerequisites: GRPH 1250, GRPH 1500
GRPH 1500
Critical Concepts
3 Units
Students are introduced to conceptual thinking and the role of a graphic designer as a visual problem solver. Students identify a design problem, develop a visual solution, and present ideas through thumbnail sketches for group critique. Brainstorming sessions and teamwork are integrated as part of class participation. Prerequisite: GNST 1080
GRPH 1720
Typography
3 Units
This course explores the fundamental traditions of typography combined with computer technology. It provides the foundation from which the students can develop both an understanding of typography and a personal aesthetic. Prerequisite: GRPH 1100
GRPH 2050
Brand X
3 Units
Students investigate the visual and physical personality of a current brand and develop an effective visual identity for it, utilizing all applicable marketing materials. Prerequisites: GRPH 1450, GRPH 1720
GRPH 2080
Photo Rendering
3 Units
Using Photoshop, students employ a wide range of skills to produce smooth, detailed, and eventful computer-rendered environments and characters. They also learn how to avoid problems commonly inherent in signature poses of a character, creative movement, and rough planes. Prerequisite: GRPH 2420
GRPH 2120
Publication Design
3 Units
As extended applications of text and image, this course helps students craft a variety of image and text-based content into a harmonious and legible design in catalogue and magazine formats. Prerequisites: GRPH 1450, GRPH 1720, GRPH 2780
GRPH 2130
Conceptual Design
3 Units
This course explores the role that concept, a dominant creative idea, plays in entertainment design from thumbnail sketch to final product. Students learn industry-specific techniques (or entertainment isms) for achieving the WOW factor for full marketing campaigns.
GRPH 2250
Website Design I
3 Units
This introductory class offers a practical introduction to the World Wide Web and the challenges it poses for the graphic designer. Using Adobe Dreamweaver, students learn how to apply their own ideas to create a successful website using this multifaceted application. Topics include HTML, interaction, site architecture, file optimization, and website principles and practices. Prerequisites: GRPH 1450, GRPH 1720
GRPH 2280
Key Art Design
3 Units
Students explore the creation and development of key art and its application to entertainment marketing. They analyze the elements essential to creating a central image as they progress from rough tissue concepts to full-color comps.
GRPH 2300
Prepress Production
3 Units
A fundamental class in preparing art files for print reproduction, this course covers desktop publishing, printing techniques (conventional and digital), paper, color, inks, imposition folding, and finishing. Students prepare a design from concept to final reproduction. Prerequisites: GRPH 1450, GRPH 1720, GRPH 2780
GRPH 2380
Packaging Design
3 Units
Students develop creative packaging solutions that attract attention while communicating visually through the use of three-dimensional form, packaging materials, typography, color, and graphics. Prerequisites: GRPH 2250, GRPH 2400, GRPH 2540, GRPH 2500
GRPH 2400
Graphics/Licensing (6 hours)*
3 Units
This course introduces students to product licensing through the development of original characters and their related products. The students create their own intellectual property and present it as a Style Guide. Includes a three (3) hour lab. Prerequisites: GRPH 2050, GRPH 2120, GRPH 2300
GRPH 2420
Developing Assets
3 Units
This class equips students to convert thumbnail sketches into original, finished art. By developing strong Adobe Photoshop skills, students learn how to rebuild figures, add extensions, and build comps. Students gain experience in preparing these elements whether computer-generated, illustrated, or photographed so that they can be loaded onto the server for designers developing a theatrical campaign.
GRPH 2480
Specialty Design
3 Units
This course is designed to teach students how to adapt key art creative to a variety of media outside of the traditional one-sheet format. Thinking creatively about composition, color, and design consistently is stressed through all campaign-advertising formats. Prerequisites: GRPH 2280, GRPH 2840
GRPH 2500
Logo/Symbol Design
3 Units
Students create a logo for a company or product using the elements of design and the psychology of color.  They demonstrate understanding through application and usage of identity to create a brand and public awareness.  Thumbnails, participation, class critiques.  Prerequisites: GRPH 2050, GRPH 2120, GRPH 2300
GRPH 2540
Applied Branding
3 Units
This course takes students through the entire graphic design process of creating a professional retail brand. Students define a target audience, invent a fictitious store name, and write a mission statement. For their final presentation, they create a conceptual store brand delivered through a visual marketing plan. Prerequisites: GRPH 2050, GRPH 2120, GRPH 2300
GRPH 2680
Graphic Design Portfolio
3 Units
This is an advanced class in portfolio development. Students design, produce, and gain experience presenting their work in a professional working environment. They also write a comprehensive resume and present their portfolios before the class. Prerequisites: GRPH 2250, GRPH 2400, GRPH 2500, GRPH 2540
GRPH 2720
Website Design II
3 Units
Working with Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, and Dreamweaver, students create a complete interactive site from concept to final development. Prerequisite: GRPH 2250
GRPH 2780
Introduction to Digital Photography
3 Units
This course enhances students appreciation of the skill and creativity of photography by challenging them to produce their own photographic art. Course discussions include terminology, innovations in digital photography, and various experimental processes.  The course illustrates the practice of buying commercial photography for fashion, graphic design, and general marketing purposes, including negotiating with art reps, buyout of stock photography, and coordinating photo shoots. Prerequisite: GRPH 1050
GRPH 2820
Graphics in Motion
3 Units
In this introduction to digital composition through Adobe After Effects software, students extend their knowledge of design as they learn to create motion graphics and visual effects for a wide range of media, including film, television (video), DVD, CD-Rom, and the Web.
GRPH 2840
Title Design
3 Units
This course explores the potential of iconic imagery and demonstrates the power of a title-with-a-concept in ad campaigns where space is at a premium.
GRPH 2950
Internship
3 Units
Through on-the-job training, students gain valuable insight as they apply theory and skills learned in the classroom to actual work situations and explore career options in graphic design. Prerequisite: Approval of Department Chairperson is required.
GRPH 2990
Industry Studio
3 Units
This is an advanced class in portfolio development. Students design, produce, and gain experience presenting their work in a professional working environment. They also write a comprehensive resume and present their portfolios before the class. Prerequisites: GRPH 2080, GRPH 2480
IMPD 3100
Strategies for Import/Export
3 Units
An in-depth overview of marketing strategies for both foreign and domestic environments. This course covers aspects including cultural, political, and economic differences, as well as government and trade regulations affecting the international marketer. Prerequisites: A.A. in Apparel Industry Management, Merchandise Product Development, or Fashion Design
IMPD 3150
Global Relations & Negotiations
3 Units
This comprehensive course focuses on negotiation tactics in the context of global business transactions. Students use skill building exercises to negotiate and communicate with an emphasis on cross-cultural conflicts. This course is designed to enhance students ability to identify problems, create solutions, innovate, and improve current practices and resolutions in a constantly changing global environment. Prerequisites: A.A. in Apparel Industry Management, Merchandise Product Development, or Fashion Design
IMPD 3300
International Merchandising Strategies
9 Units
Students research current fabric, color, retail, and style trends to forecast timely commercial conclusions for specific consumer markets. The students analyze potentials of global markets, and understand and identify consumer competition and brand positioning. Course includes a directed study tour to Europe to complete this research. Prerequisites: A.A. in Apparel Industry Management, Merchandise Product Development, or Fashion Design
IMPD 3350
Management Concepts & Global Entrepreneurship
3 Units
An advanced class in global management concepts and entrepreneurship that focuses on business management techniques, financing, long range strategic planning, budgeting, organizational structure, and labor issues. This course also provides exposure to global management strategies. Prerequisites: IMPD 3100, IMPD 3150
IMPD 3450A
Technology Applications for International Manufacturing I
3 Units
An advanced, in-depth, studio course that further develops the students rendering skills in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Students learn efficient, effective techniques for developing design concepts in the two applications and gain proficiency in using the two in tandem to create tech packs, proposals, presentations, and flats. Students receive this training via demonstration, discussion, critique, and hands-on, learner-centered projects relating to their field. Prerequisites: A.A. in Apparel Industry Management, Merchandise Product Development, or Fashion Design
IMPD 3450B
Technology Applications for International Manufacturing II
3 Units
This advanced course concentrates on the enhancement of the students digital flat sketching and digital illustration skills to create an industry presentation as means of visual communication in the international marketplace. Students in this studio course use Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop in conjunction with Microsoft PowerPoint to translate digital media into visual industry presentations. Prerequisite: IMPD 3450A
IMPD 3480
Garment Construction & Cost
3 Units
This course evaluates the correlation between garment construction and garment cost. Students construct and deconstruct a garment. Through a hands-on simulation students determine the appropriate product price. Prerequisite: IMPD 3300
IMPD 3580
Sourcing Textiles for Import/Export
3 Units
The course examines the process of sourcing textiles in the global marketplace. Emphasis is placed on methods used to research new fabric trends and their development. Prerequisite: IMPD 3100
IMPD 3650
Product Development Marketing Research Strategies
6 Units
International merchandising strategies are used to develop an exclusive product line geared toward the lifestyles of the target market. Students meet with the industry partner for initial product line presentation, critique, and approval. This course requires technical research to understand Product Life Cycle Management & Product Data Management. Advanced training on browser based PDM where technical specification packages are created and applied. Prerequisite: IMPD 3300
IMPD 3820
Consumer Fit & Sample Analysis
2 Units
An in-depth study of preproduction samples with an emphasis placed on fit for individual body types. Samples assessed to identify appropriate modifications for global manufacturing. Prerequisites: IMPD 3480, IMPD 3650
IMPD 3850
Merchandise Sourcing & Production
9 Units
This thesis course examines global sourcing strategies with emphasis on full value cost, labor issues, assembly procedures, fit evaluations, quality control, customs clearance, and warehousing and shipping of finished products. This program includes field research in Asia to gain understanding of the global production cycle from the raw material stage to the finished product. Emphasis is placed on the sourcing and manufacturing of goods for a specific market. Final project is comprised of a global sourcing and manufacturing strategy with completed samples and an industry thesis presentation. Prerequisites: IMPD 3100, IMPD 3150, IMPD 3300, IMPD 3350, IMPD 3450A, IMPD 3450B, IMPD 3480, IMPD 3580, IMPD 3650
IMPD 3880
Global Finance & Business Planning
1 Units
International business and finance strategies are evaluated through an investigation of financial documentation and contractual agreements. Students identify business planning techniques and determine appropriate international practices for the apparel industry. Prerequisites: IMPD 3100, IMPD 3150
IMPD 3980
Internship (Recommended)
0 Units
Students gain practical experience with applications of classroom skills to actual work situations in the area of International Manufacturing & Product Development.
IMPD 4100
Consumer Fit & Sample Analysis
1 Unit
An in-depth study of preproduction samples with an emphasis placed on fit for individual body types. Samples assessed to identify appropriate modifications for global manufacturing. Prerequisites: IMPD 3650, IMPD 4200
IMPD 4200
Garment Construction & Cost
1 Unit
This course evaluates the correlation between garment construction and garment cost. Students construct and deconstruct a garment. Through a hands-on simulation students determine the appropriate product price. Prerequisite: IMPD 3300
IMPD 4300
Professional Finance & Business Planning
1 Unit
International business and finance strategies are evaluated through an investigation of financial documentation and contractual agreements. Students identify business planning techniques and determine appropriate international practices for the apparel industry. Prerequisites: IMPD 3100, IMPD 3150
INTD 1000A
Sketching Techniques I
3 Units
An introduction to the basic techniques of representative drawing using pencil and value markers. Students sketch and critique still-life settings, interior, and exterior elements. Emphasis is placed on students’ ability to produce representational drawings within a short time frame.
INTD 1000B
Sketching Techniques II
3 Units
Fundamental concepts of developing three-dimensional drawings in one and two point perspective utilizing mechanical measured grids are introduced. Further development of markers using both gray scale and the introduction of color marker applications are emphasized. Exercises in representing color and material samples and interior spaces are explored. Prerequisite: INTD 1000A
INTD 1090A
Technical Drawing I
3 Units
An introduction to the principles and techniques of architectural drafting. Students learn to create plans, elevations, sections, and detailed views of objects and spaces to produce construction documents to meet standard conventions.
INTD 1090B
Technical Drawing II
3 Units
This course focuses on understanding the concepts of computer-aided design and drafting, and learning the various applications of AutoCAD. Development of vocabulary and basic skills. Prerequisite: INTD 1090A
INTD 1090C
Technical Drawing III
3 Units
Further development of the skills needed to produce computer-aided drawings are emphasized. Demonstrating the use of these skills, students gain a working knowledge of the application of the design process by creating sets of contract documents appropriate for interior spaces including formatting and cross-referencing drawings. Prerequisite: INTD 1090B
INTD 1220
Design Process
3 Units
Study of the progression from inspiration to execution in the design process. Analysis of the techniques used to resolve aesthetic relationships with two- and three-dimensional objects.
INTD 1350
Survey of Architecture & Interior Design I
3 Units
This is a survey of the historical styles of architecture, furniture, and interiors from Egypt through the early 19th century. The course is designed to introduce the concepts and terminology incorporating major social, economic, political, and cultural factors.
INTD 1450
Residential Design Concepts
3 Units
Study of residential space planning and utilization of interior space as applied to functional and aesthetic requirements.  Emphasis is on schematic and quick presentation work for both plans and elevations.  Students apply anthropometric and ergonomic principles in space planning. Prerequisite: INTD 1090A
INTD 1480
Computer Graphics I
3 Units
An introduction to the design and production of presentation graphics and layouts for interior design applications. Students learn and demonstrate skills in creating effective presentations incorporating a variety of visual media including text, photos, drawings and other graphics. Students learn and demonstrate competent production skills in Adobe Illustrator software to create images, graphics, renderings, illustrations, compositions, and layouts.
INTD 1650
Survey of Architecture & Interior Design II
3 Units
This course continues the survey of the historical styles of architecture, furniture, and interiors from the 19th century to the 21st century incorporating the major social, economic, political, and cultural factors. Prerequisite: INTD 1350
INTD 1850
Commercial Design Concepts
3 Units
A study of commercial space planning, methods of planning, design analysis, and problem-solving, and an introduction to regulatory issues, construction methods and techniques, materials, and furnishings. Students develop design and production skills, utilizing AutoCAD. Prerequisite: INTD 1090B
INTD 1880
Computer Graphics II
3 Units
An introduction to the design and composition of presentation images, illustrations, and renderings for interior design applications. The course introduces students to the fundamental principles of Adobe Photoshop software both as a principle means of creating images and as part of a production environment incorporating hand-crafted imagery, Photoshop images, and images from other software environments (e.g., Adobe Illustrator and Autodesk AutoCAD).
INTD 2000
Lighting Design
3 Units
Students use and comprehend the technical and aesthetic principles of lighting design for commercial and residential applications. Basic properties of light as used in rendering, photography, and computer-generated visualizations are taught. Prerequisites: INTD 1090B, INTD 1880
INTD 2050
Materials for Interior Design
3 Units
Students are introduced to materials, finishes, and furnishings, with methods for understanding appropriate application, estimating, and specifications as they apply to residential and non-residential interior environments.
INTD 2080
Presentation Techniques
3 Units
Fundamental concepts of representative drawing, sketching, and mechanical perspective are reviewed.  Employing colored markers, pencil, samples, and swatches, students create presentation drawings and sample boards for portfolio use. Studio Prerequisite: INTD 1000B
INTD 2180e
Retail Design Concepts
3 Units
Focusing on the functional and aesthetic requirements of retail store design, this course emphasizes building codes and barrier-free design.  Design concepts relating to merchandising and presentation are formulated. Prerequisite: INTD 1850

eElective Course
INTD 2300e
On-Site Design
3 Units
On-site design trends develop the designers ability to create environments that reflect structural, figural, and conceptual design factors.  The course includes investigative analysis of various environments and their impact on the end-users..

eElective Course
INTD 2480e
Freehand Drawing
3 Units
Freehand drawing methods are developed as means to visually communicate design concepts and ideas. Emphasis is on rapid production of drawings.

eElective Course
INTD 2580e
Marker Sketching Techniques
3 Units
An introduction to basic and intermediate marker sketching.  Techniques in shading, color awareness, pattern and texture, surfaces, and composition are explored. Studio Prerequisites: INTD 1000B, INTD 2080

eElective Course
INTD 2670e
Furniture Construction
3 Units
An introduction to furniture design and construction. Design and material issues are explored within specific styles. Production and presentation drawings are examined. Completed projects include a set of orthogonal drawings showing all views of the design and a rendered perspective drawing.

eElective Course
INTD 2720e
Environmentally Responsible Design
3 Units
The study of Environmental Responsible Design introduces a basic overview and understanding on the impact of the built environment on the human user. The course will focus on healthy environments and the responsible use of limited resources during the design of an interior space and the daily operation during the lifespan of a building.

eElective Course
INTD 2730e
Internship
3 Units
Through on-the-job training, students gain valuable insight in both theory and practice. Career options are explored in fields of employment related to their course of study.

eElective Course
INTD 2740
Sketchup
3 Units
An introduction to modeling, texturing, and digital rendering of interior spaces using Google Sketch up. The course will cover the major modeling tools and techniques within Sketch Up, how to develop ideas in 3 dimensional space, and basic image rendering techniques.
INTD 2750e
Interior Design Workshop
3 Units
This course focuses upon practical application of previous course work to a community service project. The student experience is in both the classroom and at project locations. Previous projects include: Pasadena, Orange County, and San Francisco Showcase Houses and HomeAid's Project Playhouse. Supervised field project.

eElective Course
INTD 2760e
3-D Modeling
3 Units
An introduction to modeling, texturing, and digital rendering of interior spaces using Google SketchUp. Major modeling tools and techniques, development of ideas in 3-D space and basic image rendering techniques are covered. Prerequisites: INTD 1090C, INTD 1880

eElective Course
INTD 2780e
Interior Design Special Projects
3 Units
In an industry initiated project, students interface with the client through the design process. From the initial interview to the final presentation of concept and documentation drawings, students develop the necessary skills and experience needed to complete an actual design project.

eElective Course
INTD 2810
Computer Graphics III
3 Units
This course is an in-depth approach to 3D modeling with Google SketchUp combined with advanced editing techniques using Adobe Photoshop applied on computer-generated 3D imagery. Students demonstrate an understanding of elements typical in 3D production for interior design applications including modeling, lighting, texturing, rendering, and digital enhancing techniques. Prerequisite: INTD 1880
INTD 2830
Interior Design Thesis
6 Units
A comprehensive project demonstrating residential and commercial themes in a mixed use format. Focusing on functional space planning and design, code requirements and material specifications, the students will prepare a proposal for a specific design project. Construction documentation and presentation drawings incorporating both hand and digital applications will culminate in a formal presentation suitable for portfolio. Studio Prerequisites: INTD 1090C, INTD 2000, INTD 2050, INTD 2810 Must take concurrently with INTD 2930 & INTD 2980
INTD 2890e
Art Matters: Developing a Critical Eye
3 Units
Students develop an awareness of the art world as it applies to design projects. Resources appropriate for residential and non-residential installations are explored through field trips and guest speakers.

eElective Course
INTD 2900
Independent Study
3 Units
A course designed for specific research or execution of a special project under the supervision of an instructor. Prerequisite: Approval of Department Chairperson required and GPA requirement.
INTD 2930
Business Practices for Interior Design
3 Units
An exploration of the business practices necessary to develop and maintain an interior design firm. Topics include professional ethics, contract documents, vendor relations, association membership, marketing, networking and social media opportunities. Prerequisites: Must be taken concurrently with INTD 2830 & INTD 2980
INTD 2960Ae
Chairing Styles
3 Units
An exploration of the relationships between three disciplines: textile, fashion, and interior design – a fabric, fashion, and furniture collaboration. This course focuses on the development of the chair. Fundamental inspirations for the designs are investigated through the creative process in aesthetic guidelines, structural integrity, and materials, as well as inventive and imaginative design solutions. Prerequisite: Selection through Application & Portfolio Must be taken concurrently with INTD 2960B

eElective Course
INTD 2960Be
Chairing Styles
3 Units
Further development of concepts explored in INTD 2960A. Students produce construction and presentation drawings, scale models, written proposals, and portfolios for consideration and selection by industry manufacturers. Prerequisite: Selection through Application & Portfolio Must be taken concurrently with INTD 2960A

eElective Course
INTD 2980
Presentation & Portfolio
3 Units
Students explore and develop a portfolio format suitable to incorporate a representative sampling of work into a finished portfolio. Design exercises in specification, representation of materials, and renderings are emphasized to enhance a professional quality presentation. Prerequisites: Must be taken concurrently with INTD 2830 & INTD 2930
INTD 3260e
Kitchen Design
3 Units
This course explores kitchen layouts, finish materials, appliance specifications, mechanical requirements, and the client/contractor relationship.  

eElective Course
INTD 5230
The Virtual Client
1 Unit
Students write client bios and design scenarios and then utilize role playing to problem solve, using active listening skills and employing effective resources to develop creative solutions.
INTD 5450e
Building Codes
1 Unit
An introduction to the Uniform Building Codes (UBC) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as these standards apply to both commercial and residential design projects.

eElective Course
INTDe
Elective: One Three-Unit Course
3 Units
Elective: One Three-Unit Course

eElective Course
JDSN 1100
Material & Methods for Jewelry Manufacturing
3 Units
This course introduces students to the jewelers bench, tools, and basic manufacturing methods used in jewelry making. Students learn the terminology of the jewelry trade, and develop an understanding of appropriate materials and methods used for specific applications.
JDSN 1200
Rendering I
3 Units
This course introduces students to the basic techniques of rendering for jewelry design. Students draw perspective illustrations of necklaces, pendants, bracelets, earrings, rings, and other jewelry.
JDSN 1400
Rendering II
3 Units
This class emphasizes the importance of rendering detail accurately. Students learn to express the distinctive artistic attributes of jewelry through the use of colored pencils, markers, and gouache. * Prerequisites: JDSN 1100, JDSN 1200
JDSN 1600
Metalsmithing I
3 Units
In this course, students apply jewelry fabrication techniques necessary to create and produce jewelry designs. Prerequisites: GNST 1620, JDSN 1100
JDSN 1700
Wax Carving & Casting
3 Units
After learning the techniques, materials, and principles of wax carving by hand and casting, students in this course produce wax models and cast their designs to produce finished jewelry settings. Prerequisites: GNST 1620, JDSN 1100, JDSN 1200
JDSN 1800
Metalsmithing II
6 Units
Students in this course continue to build the technical skills for the fabrication of jewelry. Construction of connecting mechanisms as well as techniques for forming and manipulating metals (such as chasing and raising) are explored. Students analyze and develop creative solutions to the challenges inherent in these processes. Prerequisites: JDSN 1400, JDSN 1600, JDSN 1700
JDSN 1850
Business of Jewelry Design
3 Units
This course outlines the components for costume, bridge, and fine jewelry collections. Students are introduced to all of the elements needed to launch and run a successful jewelry design business. Prerequisites: GNST 1520, GNST 1560, GNST 1620
JDSN 1900
Creative Design for Jewelry I
3 Units
Students in this course draw upon their research skills and their understanding of the principles and elements of design to create and produce jewelry pieces inspired by global influences. Prerequisites: JDSN 1400, JDSN 1600, JDSN 1700
JDSN 2100
Computer-Aided Jewelry Design I
3 Units
This course introduces students to Rhinoceros as a multimedia computer tool for creative design and presentation. Students gain hands-on experience in creating new designs, drawing line sheets, executing technical sketches, and preparing color stories and materials concepts. Prerequisites: GNST 1520, GNST 1560, JDSN 1400, JDSN 1700
JDSN 2200
Metalsmithing III
6 Units
Students continue to strengthen and perfect their metalsmithing skills by exploring advanced surface techniques such as reticulation, mokumé gane, and enameling. This course also enables students to use the stone setting and finishing techniques required for finished pieces of jewelry. Prerequisites: JDSN 1700, JDSN 1800, JDSN 1850
JDSN 2300
Creative Design for Jewelry II
6 Units
In this course, students combine various media and techniques to produce jewelry pieces of their own design. Prerequisites: JDSN 1800, JDSN 1850, JDSN 1900
JDSN 2400
Jewelry Design Workshop II
6 Units
In this course, students combine various media and techniques to produce jewelry pieces of their own design. Prerequisites: JDSN 1800, JDSN 1850, JDSN 1900
JDSN 2500
Computer-Aided Jewelry Design II
3 Units
Students create complex digital models for jewelry set with gemstones. All major setting techniques are explored. Prerequisites: JDSN 2000, JDSN 2100
JDSN 2700
Creative Design for Jewelry III
6 Units
As a culmination of their training, students design individual jewelry collections. The course includes discussions of sourcing, merchandising, and marketing as they relate to students designs. Prerequisites: JDSN 2200, JDSN 2300
JDSN 2950
Sample Case Development & Presentation
3 Units
Students develop a sample case exhibiting examples of the work they have created throughout the program. The sample cases are presented to and evaluated by a jury of professionals. Prerequisites: JDSN 1900, JDSN 2200
KNTD 1800
Essentials of Machine Knitting (6 hours)*
3 Units
Students are introduced to the process of machine knitting, including cast-on and off, basic stitches, gauge, and tension. Students build a foundation of knit structure by creating a variety of knit fabrics. Includes a three (3) hour lab.
KNTD 2100
Stitch, Color & Surface Design
6 Units
Students study the principles and elements of color and design as they relate to stitch structure in knit fabrics and garments. In this studio course they utilize color predictive and trend resources to interpret seasonal palettes for a variety of markets into a variety of patterns, and unique stitches, thereby acquiring both an in-depth understanding of knit structure and surface design treatments as they apply to various markets. Prerequisite: KNTD 1800
KNTD 2400
Stoll M1 Plus Industrial Knitting
3 Units
In this course, students are introduced to Stoll M1 Plus software and Stoll CMS industrial knitting machines. Students learn to program and knit stitch patterns for swatch development as well as basic silhouette shaping and detailing used in full fashion knitting. Prerequisites: KNTD 1800, KNTD 2100
KNTD 2600
Shape & Detail for Fashion Knitwear
6 Units
In this course, the students study fashion silhouettes and stylistic detailing as a basis for full-fashion knitwear construction in a studio format. With emphasis on shaping, patternmaking, sizing, trims, and stitch placement, as well as application of flat technical sketching and size specifications for preproduction. Prerequisite: KNTD 1800
KNTD 2700
Knit Construction & Specification
3 Units
Students apply pattern making skills to both cut and sew as well as full-fashioned knitwear. In addition, this course explores systems for developing technical packet specifications and fit requirements for a variety of knit garments. Initial costs analysis of materials in the production process are identified and estimated. Prerequisite: KNTD 1800
KNTD 2750
Line Development for Knitwear
6 Units
In this course, students prepare portfolios for professional presentations and interviewing by planning and developing knitwear collections. It includes planning and research for both the technical and creative processes of creating a cohesive collection. The portfolios include the knit swatches, drawings, and CAD work that best exemplifies their aesthetic as well as knowledge of trend and market application. Prerequisites: KNTD 1800, KNTD 2100, KNTD 2600, KNTD 2700
KNTD 2850
Advanced Knitwear Construction (6 hours)*
3 Units
This is a studio course building on the construction skill introduced in KNTD 2600 Shape & Detail for Fashion Knitwear and KNTD 2700 Knit Construction & Specification. It includes planning and construction including color and yarn choice as well as silhouette and preproduction specifications. Includes a three (3) hour lab. Prerequisite: KNTD 2600
MFTG 1050
Survey of Manufacturing & Merchandising
3 Units
This survey course explores the concepts and practices of the fashion business from raw materials to finished merchandise categories: women’s, men’s, children’s, accessories, cosmetics, and intimate apparel. Students master fashion terminology and develop knowledge of the garment industry, including career options.
MFTG 1150
Marketing Dynamics for Fashion
3 Units
An examination of the four parts of the marketing mix (product, price, promotion, and distribution). Students learn how micro- and macro- environments influence lifestyles and buying behavior. Students, using teamwork, apply their knowledge in analyzing case studies relevant to the fashion industry.
MFTG 1400
Apparel Process I (6 hours)*
3 Units
This class introduces students to the basics of draping and flat patternmaking, sewing, garment construction, and apparel production terminology. Includes a three (3) hour lab.
MFTG 1700
Apparel Process II (6 hours)*
3 Units
This continuation of Apparel Process I covers contemporary manufacturing, finishing processes, and emerging trends in apparel production. Includes a three (3) hour lab. Prerequisite: MFTG 1400
MFTG 1880
Computer Sketching I
3 Units
This course focuses on computer sketching professional techniques using Abobe Illustrator. The emphasis is on fashion silhouettes. Prerequisites: GNST 1440, MFTG 2050
MFTG 2050
Technical Sketching I
3 Units
A flat sketching class for line development, this course teaches students basic drawing skills and design detail terminology used by the industry.
MFTG 2080
Computer Sketching II
3 Units
The second computer sketching course focuses on the application of Photoshop in the fashion industry, advanced techniques using Illustrator, and development of ePortfolios. Prerequisite: MFTG 1880
MFTG 2120
Merchandising, Costing & Specification
3 Units
In this introduction to the design and product development processes involved in creating fashion apparel, students examine the development of collections and groups for specific target markets and study the technical processes of costing and specifications required to produce the merchandise. Students develop their own line of apparel for a specific target customer and provide the technical packs necessary for production of the line. Prerequisites: MFTG 1100, MFTG 2050
MFTG 2330
Computer Grading, Marking & Cutting
3 Units
This course introduces students to the principles of pattern grading, including manual techniques of chart and stack grading. The course uses Gerber Technology’s computerized digitizing, grading, and marker-making system. Industry spreading and cutting techniques are demonstrated. Prerequisites: MFTG 1700, DESN 1760 (For Fashion Design Majors)
MFTG 2350
Global Human Resource Management
3 Units
This course explores the essentials of human resource management in todays global organizations. Best practices in recruitment, motivation, teamwork, training, and development, labor compliance, performance appraisal, and compensation are examined. Current issues in workers rights, safety, and ergonomics are discussed. Students apply their knowledge through the use of case studies.
MFTG 2420A
Apparel Management Technology I
3 Units
Students in this course explore the various technologies used in the management and control of the product development and supply chain process. Virtual fit and patternmaking technologies are examined as well as other new systems that provide information necessary for critical decision making in the fashion industry. Prerequisite: MFTG 1400
MFTG 2420B
Apparel Management Technology II
3 Units
In this advanced course, students examine the use of technology in managing operations and making critical decisions, from the design of the product to its delivery to retail. Students use WEB PDM to develop technical packs in cyberspace for global usage. They use Siemens product lifecycle management (PLM) systems in the management and control of the supply chain. AIMS 360, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is used for inventory management. Prerequisite: MFTG 2420A
MFTG 2500
Cost Control & Costing
3 Units
A study of cost control systems and cost-effective processes, this course focuses on analyzing and understanding the cost efficiencies of apparel companies by department. Prerequisites: GNST 1450, MFTG 2120
MFTG 2520
Global Trade Dynamics
3 Units
In this in-depth exploration of industry trends associated with globalization, students examine the strategic alliances and the sourcing and distribution channels required for production, as well as the opportunities for exporting finished products. Prerequisites: MFTG 1150, MFTG 2350
MFTG 2550
Production Control & Planning
3 Units
This course examines principles of pre-season and in-season production planning and logistics based on analyzing, forecasting, developing, deputizing, and supervising within an apparel manufacturing organization.  Students devise a suitable production plan based on efficient control methods. Prerequisites: MFTG 2500, MFTG 2580
MFTG 2560
Computer Pattern Drafting, Grading & Marking
3 Units
This course introduces students to computer pattern drafting, grading and marker making. Students will learn to digitize patterns, make computer markers and develop patterns using the Gerber system. Prerequisite: DESN 2560 or MFTG 1400
MFTG 2580
Sourcing & Inventory Management
3 Units
This course analyzes the procedures for budgeting, purchasing, and controlling the materials necessary for apparel production. Prerequisites: GNST 1440, MFTG 2120
MFTG 2640
Quality Control Management
3 Units
Students examine methods of establishing standards of quality for design, fabrics, and manufacturing.  They develop control systems to assure apparel production standards. The course is based on the underlying management philosophy of Six Sigma. Prerequisites: GNST 1440, MFTG 1400
MFTG 2680
Wholesale Selling
3 Units
In this in-depth course in sales management, students learn how to plan and develop their territories, hire and train a sales force, forecast sales, and supervise the sales organization. Prerequisite: MFTG 1150
MFTG 2720
Market Analysis & Presentation
3 Units
This capstone course is devoted to the commercial development of an apparel line based upon an understanding of modern marketing and manufacturing concepts. Prerequisites: MFTG 1150, MFTG 2500 Must be taken in last quarter of program.
MFTG 2780
Ownership & Finance
3 Units
After examining the strategies, procedures, and financial implications involved in developing, operating, and controlling a business, students complete a start-up business plan that focuses on company goals, marketing strategies, production needs, and financial analysis of the projected balance sheet and income statement. Prerequisites: MFTG 2350, MFTG 2500
MFTG 4100e
Design Development for the Denim Market
1 Unit
An overview of the denim market to introduce students to the adaptive design process; students produce a basic jean block and adapt new styles from that block. Prerequisite: MFTG 1700

eElective Course
MFTG 4120e
Fashion & Factoring
1 Unit
The course examines the use of factoring to finance apparel lines and the types of factoring available. The course reviews the history of factoring and today’s current practices. Prerequisite: MFTG 2500

eElective Course
MFTG 4200e
Fabrics & Finishes
1 Unit
This course focuses on identifying weaves and finishes on fabrics. Students examine the compatibility of fabric choice to garment construction. Prerequisite: GNST 1440

eElective Course
MFTG 4210e
Elements of Fit
1 Unit
Principles of fit analysis and fit terminology are examined. Students learn to make fit corrections on patterns and experience doing fit corrections to actual garments. Students are exposed to technical design principles. Prerequisite: MFTG 1700

eElective Course
MFTG 4220e
Sustainability & the Fashion Industry
1 Unit
This course examines how the fashion industry is responding to the greening of America. The sustainability issues facing the fashion industry include fabrications, other environmental conditions, economics, and social responsibility. Discussion focuses on sourcing green materials, green product development/production processes and how the fashion industry can use these concepts to improve brand image and increase brand equity.

eElective Course
MFTG 4230e
Draping Concepts
1 Unit
This beginning draping class introduces students to the draping process, enabling them to produce a draped and pinned garment from a sketch. Prerequisite: MFTG 1700

eElective Course
MFTG 4300
Technology Trends for Apparel
1 Unit
This course investigates new technology used for garment design and pattern making, supply chain management and logistics. The course also explores the Internet for new sourcing opportunities.
MFTG 4330
Organizational Models for Apparel Companies
1 Unit
This course identifies and examines the different types of managerial models being used among apparel companies. Prerequisite: MFTG 2350.
MFTG 4350e
Technical Sketching: Menswear & Children's
1 Unit
The course focuses on the use of flat sketching skills in producing technical sketches for the menswear and childrens apparel industries.   Prerequisite: MFTG 2050

eElective Course
MFTG 4380e
Trade Agreements & the Apparel Industry
1 Unit
This course explores the impact of trade agreements (NAFTA, CAFTA, CBI, AGOA, etc.) on the apparel industry. The course reexamines the importance of infrastructure, culture, and language in manufacturing off-shore.

eElective Course
MFTG 4400e
Full Package Manufacturing
1 Unit
This course explores the development of full package manufacturing. Discussion includes key elements of success, material sourcing, costing and financial needs, and infrastructure requirements. Prerequisite: MFTG 2120

eElective Course
MFTG 4410e
Fashion & Color Management
1 Unit
This course examines the role of color management in the fashion industry. Choosing color palettes, the effect of light on color, and the color management process are discussed Prerequisite: MFTG 1880, MFTG 2120

eElective Course
MFTG 4450e
Promotional Strategies for Apparel Companies
1 Unit
This course examines a variety of promotional tools used by apparel companies. Students examine the different promotional strategies used by large firms and those used by small firms. Prerequisite: MMKT 1150

eElective Course
MFTG 4520e
Understanding Retail Relations & Calculations
1 Unit
An advanced course that examines relationships between retailers and manufacturers. This course encompasses analyzing six-month planning. Prerequisite: GNST 1450

eElective Course
MFTG 4560e
Compliance: Domestic & Global
1 Unit
A focused course on a key topic of the apparel industry. Course explains federal, state, and global issues in compliance and the responsibility of manufacturers in the process.

eElective Course
MFTG 4580e
Predictives, Trends, Shopping Reports: Keys to Success
1 Unit
An advanced course in the importance of consumer trends in developing fashion apparel. The use of predictives in line development is discussed. The use of shopping reports is also emphasized.

eElective Course
MFTG 4600e
Professional Practices for the Apparel Manufacturing Manager
1 Unit
This course focuses on the development of the apparel manager.  The course examines managerial goal setting, interviewing techniques, resume building, and networking.

eElective Course
MFTG 4700e
Writing Business Plans
1 Unit
An overview of successes and pitfalls of being an entrepreneur. Sources of funding are also discussed, as well as methods for creating a computer generated business plan. (Advanced Study Fashion Design Majors Only) Prerequisite: DESN 3120

eElective Course
MFTG 4720e
Professional Presentation for Fashion Designers
1 Unit
A course focusing on developing a professional presentation of a collection. The course includes development of presentation packets, computerized cost sheets, and effective oral communication techniques. (Advanced Study Fashion Design Majors Only)

eElective Course
MFTG 4760e
Product Licensing: Apparel/Entertainment
1 Unit
This course explores the growth of product licensing in both the domestic and global arenas. Topics include branding through product licensing, components of product licensing, and legal issues. Prerequisite: MFTG 1150

eElective Course
MFTG 4800
Advanced CAD Techniques
1 Unit
This advanced course on the use of Photoshop and Illustrator techniques for portfolio preparation includes demonstrations on merging of illustration into Word or Excel documents. (Advanced Study Fashion Desgin and Apparel Industry Management Majors only). Prerequisite: DESN 2830 , or MFTG 2080, or MPDV 2200 (Apparel Industry Management Majors only)
MFTG 4810
Import/Export Guidelines
1 Unit
This course examines the organizational procedures, documentation, and considerations in importing and exporting apparel. Prerequisite: MFTG 2520
MFTGe
Elective: Three One-Unit Courses
3 Units
Elective: Three One-Unit Courses

eElective Course
MMKT 1550
Marketing & Brand Development
3 Units
Marketing & Brand Development introduces and highlights the basic marketing principles which provide the framework for understanding the importance, value, and impact of marketing and brand management.
MMKT 1650
Consumer Behavior and Research
3 Units
A course that examines the sociological and psychological variables that shape the consumer decision-making process. Students explore a variety of methodology and research techniques for understanding consumers wants and needs, attitude formation, purchase motivation, and consideration, as well as maximizing satisfaction and consumer loyalty. Prerequisites: MMKT 2880, MRCH 1450
MMKT 2080
Brand Management Strategies
3 Units
Students gain an understanding of basic brand principles through exposure to classic and contemporary branding strategies, applications and case studies. Students explore brand identity elements, positioning and leveraging brand equity, and additionally learn how to create and implement an original brand plan. Prerequisites: MMKT 2880, MMKT 1650
MMKT 2180
Promotion in the Merchandising Environment
3 Units
In this advanced marketing course, students explore various message strategies of targeted media: advertising, direct marketing, social media, public relations, sales promotion, and special events. Students create an integrated marketing communications campaign to meet the challenges of promoting in an evolving marketplace. Prerequisite: MMKT 2080
MMKT 2420
Marketing Communications
3 Units
Through the written word marketers evoke images that resonate with the target market. This course explores traditional and new media communication methodology. Students acquire a wide variety of writing skills to effectively communicate across traditional and new media platforms. Prerequisite: MMKT 2080
MMKT 2640
International Business
3 Units
An in-depth understanding and analysis of globalization and all the critical elements involved, including international trade regulations, global market integration dynamics, sensitivities of different cultures, and effective market entry strategies. At the end of the quarter, the student will have a basic knowledge and understanding of the complexities of international business and the importance of global ethical behavior. Prerequisites: GNST 2960, MMKT 2080
MMKT 2880
Marketing Essentials
3 Units
An examination of micro- and macro- marketing strategies involving the four parts of the marketing mix (product, price, promotion, and distribution). Students learn how environment, lifestyles, and buying behavior influence the marketing/merchandising approach and they work in teams to create, develop, and present a marketing plan for a new product.
MNWR 3050
Merchandising Menswear
3 Units
This course examines the merchandising of menswear from dual perspectives: the development of a product line for a brand and the retailer’s need for proper product presentation of menswear in their store.
MNWR 3080
Textiles for Menswear
3 Units
This course explores fabrics and finishes for appropriate use in menswear including suiting, denim, knits, and performance fabrics. Importance of weight in fabric choice is discussed in relation to the requirements of the season and the styling features.
MNWR 3120
Digital Design for Menswear
3 Units
This course is an advanced course in Illustrator and Photoshop focused on sketching menswear in correct proportion and details. The course puts emphasis on graphic design and graphic placement on apparel as required by men’s sportswear styling.
MNWR 3160
Men's Apparel Process (6 hours)*
3 Units
This advanced course in manual patternmaking focuses on menswear patterns and blocks based on sizing specifications for the different menswear markets; (men’s, young men’s, big and tall). Includes a three (3) hour lab.
MNWR 3350
Men's Tailoring
3 Units
Students apply detailed construction techniques in the development of suits and sport-tailored apparel. Additional emphasis is placed on development of pockets and the waists of trousers.
MNWR 3450
Men's Fit Analysis
3 Units
This is an advanced course based on the principles of fit as applied to menswear. Students apply their knowledge by completing fit corrections to patterns and actual garments.
MNWR 3500
CAD for Menswear
3 Units
An advanced course in designing menswear using computer technology. Emphasis is placed on designing apparel graphics and techniques synthesizing the use of Gerber pattern drafting software.
MNWR 3550
Collection Design for Menswear
6 Units
Students engage in researching and designing collections for specific menswear markets. The importance of costing and achieving a proper balance of design categories is examined. Students travel to Central America to experience the development and production of menswear apparel.
MNWR 3650
Designing Men’s Accessories
3 Units
Students research the different menswear accessory categories and then apply design principles in creating a group of casual men’s accessories for a specific market.
MNWR 3680
Marketing & Collection Analysis (6 hours)*
3 Units
This capstone course focuses on the development of a menswear collection. Students synthesizes design and construction skills in creating a cohesive line.
MNWR 3780
Marketing Communication for Menswear
3 Units
This course provides a framework for the student to apply marketing communication methodology in developing a strategy that supports the promotion of a menswear line in today’s competitive marketplace.
MNWR 3820
Distribution Strategies for Menswear
3 Units
The course explores the new organizational models and channels of distribution that reflects today’s cyber lifestyle as used in the menswear industry to reach target customers reflecting today’s cyber lifestyle. Physical distribution/logistics are analyzed for their appropriateness in the current marketplace.
MPDV 1500
Product Development Fundamentals
3 Units
An introductory course that highlights the processes involved in the preproduction phase of apparel product development: planning, forecasting, fabrication, developing silhouettes and specifications, pricing and sourcing. Students examine the best practices of the most successful brands in the fashion business to understand how companies must position themselves to be successful in this field. Career paths and job opportunities are defined and explored.
MPDV 1750
Trends and Fashion Forecasting
3 Units
In this course, students combine systematic research with personal insight to produce individual trend reports that support and shape their own design objectives. As components of their research, they assess the influence of visual arts, music, and popular culture on runway, retail, and street fashion, with particular attention to the decisive impact of social media communities and fashion blogs on the art and science of current trend forecasting. Prerequisite: MMKT 1550
MPDV 1800
Fundamentals of Sketching
3 Units
A flat sketching course for line development, line sheets, and specification sheets. Students learn basic drawing skills for garment illustration and the correct terminology used for identifying design details on garments.
MPDV 2100
Fashion Merchandising & Assortment Planning
3 Units
An in-depth study of the financial planning process for the apparel industry. Students are introduced to pricing principles, the purchasing process, methods of analysis, and calculating profitability. A six month financial plan and unit plan are created by each student for the final project. Prerequisite: GNST 1450
MPDV 2200
Digital Design
3 Units
Students apply skills previously learned in Computer Aided Fashion Design I to digital file development using Adobe Photoshop software. Course projects focus on the digital manipulation of photo imagery and the development of fabric prints and graphics with emphasis on the elements and principles of design. Prerequisites: MPDV 1800, DESN 2530
MPDV 2300
Trend & Design Application
3 Units
An introduction to the creative process involved in developing fashion apparel for both retail and manufacturing companies. Students learn how to conduct trend research and translate their ideas into products for a specific market and category of merchandise. Prerequisite: MPDV 1800
MPDV 2400
Preproduction for Apparel
3 Units
A study of the process of garment prototype development and approval prior to production. Students learn how to create a technical packet of specifications and fit requirements for a variety of clothing styles utilizing the Gerber Technology web-based PDM system. Initial costs of all materials incurred in the production process are identified and estimated. Prerequisites: DESN 2530, MFTG 1400, MPDV 1800
MPDV 2450
Assortment Planning & Purchasing
3 Units
An in-depth look at the financial planning process used by apparel buyers and planners. Students develop a seasonal merchandise plan and create a unit plan both at cost and retail. Students learn methods of business analysis and the purchasing process. Prerequisite: MRCH 1700
MPDV 2600
Fit Analysis
3 Units
A practical study of garment fit and the fit approval process, from sketch to finished garment, for the apparel industry. Students learn to recognize, establish, correct, and control the appropriate fit for a variety of garments and body types. Prerequisite: MFTG 1400
MPDV 2700
Classification & Line Development
3 Units
A continuation of the Trend and Design Application (MPDV 2300) course. Students create their own line of exclusive products for an existing business. Emphasis is placed upon analyzing past selling results and incorporating those findings into a portion of the new line. Students learn how to make effective presentations of their seasonal lines while defending their design decisions. Prerequisites: DESN 2530, MPDV 2300
MPDV 2750
Production & Sourcing Strategies
3 Units
Students apply previously learned skills in garment specifications and costing to complete the production cycle.  Emphasis is placed on how to source all components of a garment, locate a maker for the garment, negotiate price for a garment, and develop a merchandising and production calendar. Students visit and evaluate a production facility. Prerequisite: MPDV 2400
MPDV 2780
Technical Design
3 Units
In this course, students produce a sample of one of their original designs. Emphasis is on creating a prototype by developing garment specifications, applying advanced draping and pattern drafting techniques, and assessing the fit. Prerequisites: MFTG 1400, MFTG1700, MPDV2400
MPDV 2800
Advanced Preproduction
3 Units
A continuation of the Preproduction for Apparel course, students expand their understanding of garment specifications and construction. Emphasis is placed upon analyzing the choices made for materials and garment construction, and how these choices affect the price of a garment. Students use the Gerber Technology web-based PDM system to create technical packs and cost sheets. Prerequisite: MPDV 2400
MPDV 2850
Brand Portfolio Development
3 Units
Students research and illustrate original designs for two brands and two distinct market segments of their choice to expand the content of their portfolio. Consideration is given to the use of technology as a means to expose and promote the students' skill level to the global job market. Personal branding of the students' portfolio is encouraged along with effective presentation techniques and formatting. Prerequisites: MPDV 2200, MPDV 2700, MPDV 2880
MPDV 2880
Digital Presentation
3 Units
An advanced computer skills course that builds upon Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop skills acquired in DESN 2530 and MPDV 2200. Students integrate computer-aided design tools and applications to develop industry-standard visual and digital presentations that showcase all elements of fashion design and production. Emphasis is placed on both the technical and aesthetic mastery of computer applications that are specific to the ever changing needs of the fashion industry. Prerequisite: MPDV 2200
MPDV 2950
Internship
3 Units
Through on-the-job training, students gain valuable insight as they apply theory and skills learned in the classroom to actual work situations and explore career options. An internship blends theory and practice, combining academic training with employment in fields related to their course of study.
MRCH 1450
Concepts in Trend Forecasting
3 Units
An introduction to the concepts behind professional trend forecasting. Students learn to understand the fundamentals of the trend forecasting research process through the analysis of current events, social and cultural influences, and industry observation. Emphasis is placed on interpreting research into viable macro trends. Prerequisite: MMKT 2880
MRCH 1550
The Retail Environment
3 Units
This course explores store and non-store retailing formats, structure, purpose, as well as the challenges and integration of retail channels. Students gain an understanding of the retail industry and are exposed to todays global environment. They are introduced to franchising, licensing, branding, and pertinent retail terminology. Career paths and opportunities in the fashion industry are further defined and explored.
MRCH 1650
Applied Trend Forecasting
3 Units
Students learn to conduct market analysis, research environmental and target consumer trends, reference predictive reports, and apply the forecast to retail merchandising and marketing decisions. Prerequisite: MRCH 1450
MRCH 1700
Merchandise Math
3 Units
A mathematical applications course using percentages, mark-ups, and profit formulas in retail situations. Students also learn pricing principles, tracking inventory, and writing purchase orders. Prerequisite: GNST 1450
MRCH 1750
Merchandising Strategies
3 Units
This course gives students insight into the complexity of decision making for buying and planning merchandise assortments and product development. Emphasis is also placed on the application of technology to solve business problems. Students develop problem-solving skills through the analysis of current business practices in merchandising, including buying, assortment planning, pricing, inventory control, and timing the purchase. The importance of customer service and developing strategic partnerships with vendors and suppliers is examined. Prerequisite: MRCH 1550
MRCH 2200
Merchandise Buying
3 Units
Students develop a complete seasonal merchandising plan incorporating a customer profile, an assortment and financial plan, and a gross margin projection.  The buyers contribution to profit is evaluated.  Prerequisite: MRCH 1700
MRCH 2250
Technology for Merchandise Buying
3 Units
This course focuses on the students ability to create computerized spreadsheets for problem solving in the retail environment. A portfolio of spreadsheet files is developed to highlight comprehension of how to calculate and plan sales, stock, open-to-buy, and cumulative mark-up. Students review and apply mathematical calculations used by retail buyers and planners to create spreadsheets.
MRCH 2520
Site Management & Operations
3 Units
A study of the management and operational functions required of the business / retail manager. Discussions include: financial reports, inventory control, and daily operations such as customer service, credit, and tenant relations. Managements role in the acquisition, training, retention, discipline, and termination of employees is discussed as it applies to todays business environment. Prerequisite: BUAD 2000
MRCH 2550
Merchandise Presentation
3 Units
Students learn various merchandise presentation techniques and applications, theories of color, customer appeal, mannequin usage, lighting, and related merchandising concepts and apply these skills in both lab and retail environments. The retail environment includes both brick and mortar as well as the consistent integration of a web page design. Prerequisites: MRCH 1650, MRCH 1750
MRCH 2700
Applied Buying
3 Units
An advanced course for those interested in buying and distribution careers; students apply previously learned concepts from Merchandise Math and Merchandise Buying in a mock buying experience in the marketplace. They learn profit maximization techniques and vendor negotiations, purchasing terms, discounts, and OTB management. Students use computer-generated reports to evaluate sales and profitability performance and management. Prerequisite: MRCH 2200
MRCH 2820
Merchandise Allocation
3 Units
Students apply concepts previously learned in Merchandise Math and Merchandise Buying, and new analysis concepts by analyzing typical situations in the retail environment. Students identify trends and develop financial plans based on the analysis of past and current performance. The allocation of goods and the distribution function at store level by SKU, and determining opportunities for business growth are also explored. Prerequisite: MRCH 2200
MRCH 2980
Contemporary Business Strategies
3 Units
The emergence of social networking, sustainable practices, social responsibility, and other trends require the consumer and the retailer to examine and explore contemporary strategies and methods of sustaining growth. In addition, developing technology and social consciousness will continue to impact and play an increasingly important role in todays retail environment. Students also assemble and present their Professional Portfolios to be used during the interview process. Prerequisite: GNST 2980
SMED 1100
Introduction to Social Media
3 Units
This course introduces students to the history, theory, and technology of social media. Students explore the different social media outlets and have hands-on experience with social media technology. Students learn how to use this new media productively, and have a framework for understanding and evaluating social media platforms
SMED 2100
New Media Strategy
3 Units
Students learn how to identify a target new media audience using profiling techniques, technographics and social computing. Through case studies and lectures students understand how to develop a strategy to effectively implement best new media practices into a business or brand. Prerequisite: MMKT 2080
SMED 2300
New Media Trends
3 Units
Students take an in-depth look at the biggest new media forces. Students evaluate current online marketing trends for these outlets and use research of global trends to forecast what is in store for the next generation of online marketing. Prerequisite: MRCH 1650
SMED 2400
New Media Business Channels
3 Units
In this course students explore techniques for integrating new media marketing as a component of marketing campaigns. Students have the opportunity to create and present a written business plan showing how to obtain business goals through the use of a new media marketing campaign. Prerequisites: SMED 2100, SMED 2300
SMED 2600
Social Media Analysis
3 Units
This course provides students with an in-depth understanding of current trends and tools used to create a specific measurement and evaluation plan. Through research and case studies students understand the importance of current trends and tools including quantitative and qualitative measurement. Prerequisites: SMED 2100, SMED 2300
SMED 2700
Blogging for Business
3 Units
Students learn the importance of blogging for business and how to create original content to engage and sustain online customers. Students learn to effectively use blogging sites such as Tumblr, WordPress, and Blogger to create and manage a successful business blog. Prerequisites: SMED 2100, SMED 2300
SMED 2750
E-Commerce Marketing
3 Units
Students learn how to create a successful online business. Through class lecture and industry speaker’s students learn how to navigate e-commerce applications including document automation, domestic and international payment systems, online banking, and shopping cart software. Prerequisites: SMED 2100, SMED 2300
SMED 2800
New Media Demographics
3 Units
Students learn how to use new media to create audience profiles. Through research and case studies students learn to identify the new media applications and strategies that will succeed in reaching target demographics. Prerequisites: SMED 2100, SMED 2300
SMED 2880
New Media Public Relations
3 Units
A preliminary course in the fundamentals of effective leadership. Students examine their own leadership profile and develop best business practices to improve their management skills. A key emphasis of this course is the study of successful industry leaders and identification of common traits.
SMED 2920
Social Media & Culture
3 Units
In this course students analyze different social media platforms and how this technology affects our culture. Students examine how these platforms directly affect family, community, history and privacy. Prerequisites: SMED 2100, SMED 2300
SMED 2950
Internship
3 Units
Through on-the-job training, students gain valuable insight as they apply theory and skills learned in the classroom to actual work situations and explore career options in the new media industry. Prerequisite: SMED 2300
SMED 3100
Mobile Application Marketing
3 Units
In this course students explore the global trend of mobile marketing and applications. Students research current mobile programs using case studies and trend analysis to understand how to create and implement a successful mobile marketing application that will create customer engagement and revenue.
SMED 3300A
Search Engine Optimization and Analysis I
3 Units
Students learn the importance of using search engine optimization and ROI to build a successful online business. Through lecture and case studies students learn optimization techniques and how to convert clicks into monetary sales.
SMED 3300B
Search Engine Optimization and Analysis II
3 Units
Students take an advanced look in the importance of using search engine optimization and ROI. Through lecture and case studies students learn optimization techniques and how increase business sales using analytical data. Prerequisite: SMED 3300A
SMED 3400
New Media Narrative Writing
3 Units
Students learn narrative storytelling techniques to create a successful online marketing campaign that will impact brand and business value. Through class lectures and case studies students understand the importance of engaging a customer through persuasive and relative marketing content.
SMED 3750
PR Writing for Social Media
3 Units
Students use practical and hands on experience to develop an understanding of the role new media plays in current public relations. Students gain practical knowledge of these techniques by developing and presenting individual online campaigns in class. Prerequisite: SMED 3400
SMED 3950
Internship
3 Units
Through on-the-job training, students gain valuable insight as they apply theory and skills learned in the classroom to actual work situations and explore career options in the new media industry. Prerequisite: SMED 3300B
SMED 4100
Video Online Marketing
3 Units
Students learn how video marketing can impact the overall online business of a brand. Through research and analytics students compare and contrast the effectiveness of video marketing and use these findings to create a successful video marketing campaign to be presented in class. Prerequisite: SMED 3300B
SMED 4400
Social Media Sales & Consulting
3 Units
This course examines what students need to sell or consult on their own in the growing business of new media. Students use management techniques specifically designed to build a successful consulting business. Prerequisite: BUMT 3680
SMED 4600
New Media Community Management
3 Units
In this course students learn how to address social media management issues including working with limited resources, understanding how to drive meaningful content and how to handle an online crisis. Through case studies students develop an understanding of how to manage an editorial calendar and adjust content to meet the needs of a specific brand. Prerequisite: BUMT 3680
SMED 4750
Strategies in Business Management
3 Units
Students develop an understanding of the current management skills used to make business strategy decisions. Through lectures and course work students learn how to make decisions using data which can help them identify common business efficiencies and effectiveness, and how this information can be used to improve an organizations economic value. Prerequisite: SMED 4600
SMED 4800
Digital Campaign Strategy
3 Units
This course gives students insight into ways in which new media platforms can be used to build a better business and monetize brand websites. Students learn to interpret principles of marketing through the lens of the new media, develop a global media campaign, and make strategic decisions about return on investment and campaign effectiveness. Prerequisite: SMED 4600
SMED 4850
Creative Business Management
3 Units
Students learn how economic, technologic and social changes can influence management practices. Through case studies and competitive analysis, students learn what kinds of management approaches should be taken to become successful in creative environment companies. Prerequisite: SMED 4600
SMED 4950
Internship
3 Units
Through on-the-job training, students gain valuable insight as they apply theory and skills learned in the classroom to actual work situations and explore career options in the new media industry. Prerequisite: SMED 4600
TEXT 1350
Studio Techniques I
6 Units
In this studio class, students paint with gouache in a flat opaque technique, color mixing and matching. Students are introduced to concepts of layout and repeat, color pitching, and are encouraged to develop color combinations for use in printed textiles.
TEXT 1500
Natural Forms
3 Units
This course develops students drawing and design skills through the observation of nature. Students apply the principles and elements of design by stylizing representational motifs inspired from nature into original drawings.
TEXT 1550
Studio Techniques II
6 Units
A continuation of the Studio Techniques course, which introduces new painting techniques along with the additional focus on commercially designed textiles for specific markets. Prerequisite: TEXT 1350
TEXT 1750
Creating Fabric Structures (6 hours)*
3 Units
In this introduction to the fundamentals of fabric structures, students learn to knit, crochet, and weave with a focus on understanding the unique design possibilities of each medium. Includes a three (3) hour lab.
TEXT 1850
Surface Design for Interior Applications
3 Units
This studio course specializes in the principles of textile design as they relate to home furnishing fabrication, wall coverings, and other interior related products. Prerequisites: TEXT 1350, TEXT 1550
TEXT 2220
Introduction to Photoshop
3 Units
An introduction to Photoshop as it relates to textile design, this course teaches students to identify and use tools, menu items, layers, and filters and to make essential color adjustments and simple artwork modifications.
TEXT 2240
Introduction to Illustrator
3 Units
This course provides an introduction to Illustrator in which the students learn to identify and use the program tools and menu items, emphasizing drawing skills for textile, placement prints, and flat sketching.
TEXT 2350
Print & Dye
6 Units
This studio course introduces students to the fundamentals of the screen printing process as used in textiles. Students use techniques demonstrated in the classroom by designing and printing repeat patterns, including establishing correct registration for printing yardage. Prerequisites: TEXT 2220, TEXT 2550
TEXT 2550
Computer-Aided Surface Design I
6 Units
This CAD studio course builds on the foundation from the Introduction to Photoshop course. Students expand their knowledge of tools, menus, and functions of Adobe Photoshop in the development and manipulation of printed textiles in repeating patterns and layouts. Prerequisite: TEXT 2220
TEXT 2600
Design for Form & Function
3 Units
This course introduces students to the basic pattern blocks and manufacturing procedures in the fashion industry. Students explore the process of textile design and its relationship to the function of the finished product.
TEXT 2750
Computer-Aided Surface Design II
6 Units
This continuation of Computer-Aided Surface Design utilizes the computer as a design tool. Students expand their experience developing print designs, drawing attention specifically to formulating color ways, learning to prepare designs for engraving. Prerequisite: TEXT 2550
TEXT 3150
Trend Analysis
3 Units
Students examine the fashion forecasting process, with an emphasis on textile development and color trends in the global and domestic markets.
TEXT 4650
Line Development
3 Units
Through this study of the color and design strategies used in merchandising textile print designs, students gain an appreciation of the designers role in responding to the market. A line of textile print concepts is developed based on research of markets, trends, and color. Prerequisite: TEXT 3150
TEXT 4950
Portfolio Development
3 Units
Students learn to market their skills and pursue careers in the textile industry. Through comprehensive portfolio analysis, students designs are critically evaluated and prepared for presentation to prospective employers and clients. Additional attention to contracts, copyright, trademark, and licensing are introduced. Prerequisite: TEXT 46500
TSCI 1700
Textile Testing for Quality Assurance
3 Units
Students demonstrate basic knowledge of textiles by applying textile science principles to a simulated product in its development stages. By researching and testing basic components of a chosen product, students predict and then prove performance via research, testing, calculation, and analysis of test results to determine end use suitability. Prerequisite: GNST 1440
TSCI 1750
Textile Science for Interior Design
3 Units
This course examines the textile processesfiber through finishing. Emphasis is placed on fiber, yarn, basic weaves, finishing, and dyeing. Students gain knowledge and experience in selecting appropriate fabrics for specific end uses in interiors. Students test fabrics to determine suitable performance levels related to those end uses.
TSCI 1800
Fabric Identification
3 Units
This course demonstrates knowledge of textiles and the application of these skills in the product development process. Emphasis is placed on the compatibility of fabrics to meet performance criteria and market acceptance. Students identify fabrics, weights, construction, and finish. Prerequisite: GNST 1440
TSCI 2100
Textile Application & Color Management
3 Units
Students conclude their studies in textile science with a course concentrating on the practical application of textiles. Emphasis is placed on a product development simulation, which includes sourcing, inspection, research, and testing of textiles. Students evaluate suppliers and their role in the marketplace. Quality control and color management are assessed so that the best processes for an individual product may be selected. Dye labs include evaluation of yarn-dips, lab-dips, strike-offs, and fabric defects. Knits and the high performance market are also further examined. Prerequisites: GNST 1440, GNST 2260 or TSCI 1800
TXPD 3100
Federal Regulations, Consumer Care & Textile Compliance
3 Units
This course explores the federal regulations of textiles and textile finished goods entering the U.S. marketplace with an emphasis on consumer laws and required care.
TXPD 3150
Textile Innovations & Trends
3 Units
A look into the most influential innovative textiles and processes. This course analyzes past and present trends, and their impact and application in the current marketplace.
TXPD 3200
The History of Fibers, Natural & Man-Made
3 Units
Fiber content and origin is researched and discussed. This course includes the history of fibers from the inception of work wear through the evolution of the blue jean as the fashion statement of the 21st Century.
TXPD 3250
Denim: Seminar
3 Units
Witness the lifecycle of cotton from the field to finished product. Students travel to a cotton field, a facility that cleans/treats/spins the cotton, and different facilities for the various end uses of cotton fiber.
TXPD 3300
Business Ethics
3 Units
This course addresses the importance of ethical issues and the financial impact on business performance and technology development and ownership. The costs and consequences of failing to act ethically are explored. Students learn strategies to solve real life dilemmas. Students explore the importance of ethics as a dimension of social responsibility and business ethics in the global economy.
TXPD 3350
Printing Techniques: Dyeing & Finishing
3 Units
Color aesthetics of textile finishing methods are evaluated. Process cost, performance, durability, quality and everyday use are evaluated. Students complete two hands-on industry screen printing labs.
TXPD 3400
Technical Textiles: Performance Features
3 Units
Students research and examine the structure, performance and manufacturing of hi-tech fabrics. Product applications, suppliers, trends, industry requirements, and government standards are considered.
TXPD 3450
Textile Trade: Production, Sourcing, and Cost
3 Units
An advanced class in domestic and global sourcing strategies analyzing the processes of yarn purchase through greige goods to the conversion of textiles. The course examines sourcing from raw materials through manufacturing and global distribution. Costing is calculated and assessed.
TXPD 3500
Sustainable Textiles in the Production Cycle
3 Units
Sustainability of textiles is researched and assessed. Students study the impact of textiles in the global environment. Eco Friendly textiles, closures, labels, and packaging are researched and applied. Color management and finishing processes using natural dyes is explored. FTC labeling requirements, Going Green organizations, and certifications will be discussed.
TXPD 3550
Negotiation & Communication
3 Units
A course in effective organizational communication, with emphasis on advanced oral communication skills. Students examine the dynamics of individual and group communication as preparation for full-scaled, business-specific informative and persuasive speeches, in which they use computer technology, visual aids, and statistical data to enhance the impact and clarity of their presentations.
TXPD 3600
Textile Application
3 Units
This comprehensive course focuses on textile application in the product development process. The students are required to apply textiles to consumer goods from a raw materials perspective. Application includes aesthetic requirements, functionality, and target cost. Product designs and finishing methods are covered in regard to their respective influence on developing marketable consumer products, emphasizing practicality, quality, and longevity. Product designs determine fiber, yarn, fabric structure, and finishing processes best suited to developing consumer marketable products.
TXPD 3650
Embellishments, Processes & Technical Finishes
3 Units
This lab-based class gives students hands-on experience with processes relating to the aesthetic and functional values of textiles. Finishing methods and their feasibility with respect to appearance, performance expectations, quality, and effect on hand are covered. Emphasis is placed on finish practicality, quality, and durability.
TXPD 3700
Professional Leadership
3 Units
Students analyze the theories, principles, and methods of entrepreneurship based upon the experiences of those who have sought sustained competitive advantage. Strategies and tactics of management style are explored.
TXPD 3800
Textile Seminar
6 Units
An in-depth study tour in which students visit the entire chain of textile processing facilities: textile mill, product manufacturer, dye facility, product brand, and fit analysis to determine textile innovation in the marketplace.
VCOM 1250
Survey of Visual Communications
3 Units
A survey of the visual communications industry and how image and corporate identity run through all visual media.  Students examine and analyze visual marketing, graphic identity, e-commerce, fashion styling, event planning, exhibit design, trade show promotion, vendor manufacturing, retail store planning, retail theme environments, and visual merchandising.
VCOM 1350
Ideation Sketching
3 Units
An introductory course in which students learn how to execute loose, quick, freehand sketches beginning with observed, existing spaces, simple elevations and plan views without perspective and to advanced invented visuals, illustrating solutions to various design and visual merchandising problems. Emphasis is placed on speed, confidence, clear communication, use of notation, credible scale, and research. In class and homework assignments consist of many small sketches as students communicate and use appropriate methodology to develop and express ideas. Prerequisite: GNST 1230
VCOM 1380
Introduction to Digital Imaging
3 Units
An introductory course designed to familiarize students with the basics of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator and their applications to visual communication and design.
VCOM 1480
Perspective Sketching
3 Units
Students learn skills and techniques which enable them to use perspective to create dramatic and effective sketches, drawings, and computer images. Prerequisite: VCOM 1350
VCOM 1550
Critical Concepts for Visual Communications
3 Units
This course is designed to teach students basic problem-solving methodology in visual communications, from definition and clarification of the essential problem, through exploration of multiple solution concepts, to selection and adoption of a single appropriate solution. Prerequisites: VCOM 1480, VCOM 2180
VCOM 1850
Trends: Past, Present & Future
3 Units
This course introduces students to the methodology behind tracking and forecasting trends for the fashion and design industries. Students analyze key movements in design and the wider cultural events influencing them from the late 19th century through the 21st to develop an understanding of what drives consumer behavior and how design professionals track trends.
VCOM 1900
Drafting Techniques for Visual Presentation
3 Units
An introduction to basic architectural drafting techniques and skills as they relate to store planning. Prerequisite: VCOM 1350
VCOM 2010
Business Marketing for Social Media
3 Units
Students examine the strategies, tactics, and impact of social media in the marketing and retail industries. Students develop blogs and evaluate current industry websites to understand the importance of social media as a marketing tool. Case studies and projects are applied to create a marketing plan specific to online customers.
VCOM 2020
Layout & Design
3 Units
This course introduces the formal elements of line, shape, color, texture, and composition as well as the principles of design balance, scale, emphasis, repetition, and unity. This course integrates image and type use to communicate meaningful concepts for visual presentation. Prerequisites: VCOM 2180, VCOM 2350
VCOM 2180
Computer Rendering
3 Units
An introduction to Adobe Illustrator as a design and rendering tool. This course provides students with hands-on experience using the computer to create graphic collateral, fixture diagrams, and store layouts.
VCOM 2220
Materials & Props (6 hours)*
3 Units
This class exposes students to a variety of materials, including plastic, wood, metals, and tile, and their application to the industry. Students explore methods, materials, and techniques for producing visuals for the industry. Includes a three (3) hour lab. Prerequisites: VCOM 1250, VCOM 1900
VCOM 2350
Computer Graphics
3 Units
An introductory computer graphics course in which students learn PC applications of Adobe Photoshop, analyze problems of visual thinking, design, and graphics, and present creative solutions. Prerequisite: VCOM 2180
VCOM 2380
Advanced Digital Imaging
3 Units
Students learn intermediate-to-advanced features of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator and enhance their software skills to digitally create professional quality pieces to include in their visual communications portfolio Prerequisites: VCOM 2420
VCOM 2420
Design for Social Media Branding
3 Units
Using design principles and technology, students develop brand campaigns for online and social media formats. Existing brands are evaluated to determine effectiveness of brand messages; research will provide critical analysis for creating new brand campaigns in specific markets. Prerequisites: VCOM 2010, VCOM 2020
VCOM 2460
Design Installation (6 hours)*
3 Units
An introduction to the crafts of visual presentation. Students receive hands-on experience in working with the tools and materials used to produce merchandise presentations and window displays. Standards of excellent craftsmanship are stressed as students design and install portfolio-quality visual presentations. Includes a three (3) hour lab. Prerequisite: VCOM 2220
VCOM 2480
Marketing Events
3 Units
An introduction to event planning and marketing, and the strategies and skills used to ensure a successful event. Students explore the challenges and opportunities offered in this field, including leadership strengths and skills, research and strategy in planning, operations analysis, execution, and evaluation. This course examines how special events are produced to generate sales, gain favorable media attention, convey a specific message, or secure the image and reputation of a company, organization, product, or program.
VCOM 2520
Lifestyle Presentation
3 Units
This is an advanced course where students discover innovative and environmentally sensitive ways to solve home product retailing, design, and merchandising challenges.
VCOM 2560
Entertainment & Fashion PR
3 Units
Students design campaigns and plan strategies, incorporating the use of social media, to create and maintain favorable public images for individuals, businesses, and organizations engaged in entertainment, fashion, and music. Through press releases, seeding, product placement, and relationship building, students develop media, publicity, and public relations skills essential to the industry.
VCOM 2780
Portfolio Preparation & Presentation
3 Units
This class assists students in preparing and developing a professional portfolio of their work. Students learn to deliver presentations with practical techniques on how to structure the material to be presented, create visual aids, and speak with confidence. Prerequisite: VCOM 2460
VCOM 2820
Fashion Styling & Coordination
3 Units
A course which explores job options and the process for both finding work and preparing for a shoot or event. Students survey the work of important contemporary designers, photographers, and stylists. The class culminates in a themed fashion shoot.
VCOM 2840
Entrepreneurship for Visual Presentation
3 Units
Students understand the financial data essential to making informed business decisions. Basic financial statements and their interpretation, cost analysis, and relationship to the visual communications industry are included.
VCOM 2950
Internship
3 Units
Through on-the-job training, students gain valuable insight as they apply theory and skills learned in the classroom to actual work situations and explore career options. An internship blends theory and practice, combining academic training with employment in fields related to their course of study.
VCOM 3000
Preproduction Sketching
3 Units
This course teaches students to create credible representations of various set design concepts using perspective as a tool to establish depth, scale, mood, and point-of-view. Emphasis is on understanding the basic principles of perspective to generate effective sketches and drawings, rather than the technical process of drafted images.
VCOM 3050
Arts & Entertainment Interior Styles
3 Units
A survey of the historical styles of furniture and room settings in western culture from Egypt through the 20th century. The course includes research and analysis designed to educate the student in the relevant concepts and terminology related to the history of interior furnishing styles. Movie references are included so that students can see the application of Interior Design Knowledge to creating authenticity in set designs.
VCOM 3300
Essentials of Film Production
6 Units
In this course, students experience, survey, and identify the jobs and careers in movie, television, commercial, and music video production. Students learn all areas of pre- and post-production, from how to budget a script to understanding how each film production department functions and interacts. The course is highlighted by a number of guest lecturers from the industry.
VCOM 3460
Production & Set Design
6 Units
Students discuss the elements of design with the practical considerations of different entertainment media: television, commercials, feature films, videos, and still campaigns. Students become acquainted with prop houses and theory versus real-life experiences, supplemented by guest lecturers from a wide range of viewpoints within the industry.
VCOM 3630
Introduction to Theatre
3 Units
Designing for the theatre, from its beginnings through today, focusing on the collaboration of a Scenic Designer and the team of artists that create a live theatrical performance. Students analyze and breakdown theatre texts to explore the specialized production elements of live theatre, including lighting, costumes, sound, and scenery. The course underscores the unique requirements of a live theatre production, as well as other types of live entertainment.
VCOM 3760
Set Decorating
6 Units
This course focuses on the mechanical aspects of the set-decorating craft while exposing students to the traditions and artistic dialogues developed throughout film/television history.  Students compare the various creative and integral processes used in the development of current and past television and film productions, including the breakdown of the script, lay out of furniture plots, shopping for furnishings and accessories, and creation of budgets and schedules.
VCOM 3800
Internship*
12 Units
Through on-the-job training, students gain valuable insight as they apply theory and skills learned in the classroom to actual work situations and explore career options in set design and set decoration. *VCOM 3800 Internship (6 units) taken in 2 of the 3 quarters (12 units total).
VCOM 3880
Design for Theatre
6 Units
A course in set design that examines how a scenic designer collaborates with a team of artists to create a living theatrical experience. Students break down texts to identify the specialized production requirementssuch as lighting, sound, scenery, and costumeof plays and other types of live entertainment from Sophocles to Shepherd.
VCOM 3920
Design: The Camera's View
3 Units
A course in which students gain the valuable experience of preparing a project for the camera lens. Students learn the basics of art direction and set decoration techniques by preparing a set for filming using: lighting, foreground, background, balance, and perspective.
VCOMe
Elective: One Three-Unit Course
3 Units
Elective Course Options (3 Units):

VCOM 2420 Design for Social Media Branding
VCOM 2480 Marketing Events
VCOM 2520 Lifestyle Presentation
VCOM 2560 Entertainment & Fashion PR
VCOM 2820 Fashion Styling & Coordination


eElective Course