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Course Descriptions

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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

Students consider the physical and physiological link between design and the human body, individually and in shared environments. They analyze possible design alternatives to a variety of products in terms of function, comfort, movement, and social impact.

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 3750
Advanced Garment Construction
6 Units

Building on the construction skills introduced in Fashion Design Program, students integrate their skills at pattern drafting with garment construction processes. This studio course includes detailed construction processes of classic fashion silhouettes.

BDSN 3780
Prototyping 3-D Forms
6 Units

This course integrates both 3-D software and manual skills acquired in previous courses to explore and interpret a range of design inventions and their proliferation through rapid prototyping. Students explore special topics in virtual design, new modes of manufacture, and prototyping. (Graphic Design, Interior Design, and Visual Communications majors only)

BDSN 3800
Digital Asset Management
3 Units

In this course, students practice the sophisticated digital asset management skills required for careers in the design industry. Topics include file formats, technologies and workflow, computer applications, and organizational systems that seek to define, identify, control, manage, and store digital images.

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 multimedia course builds on prior drawing courses while focusing on the elements of image-making as communication. Students continue the development of drawing styles in both black and white and color, by hand and with the use of digital media. Techniques are applied to a variety of subjects as students explore the relationship between form and content. Prerequisites: BDSN 3200, BDSN 3400

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 students chosen field of exploration. An emphasis is placed on professionalism in presentation and documentation. Prerequisites: BDSN 3850, BDSN 4500

BUAD 2250
Organizational Leadership
3 Units

A comprehensive overview of the role management plays in employee development and human relations management. This course provides students with problem solving opportunities which equip them with effective strategies for leading and managing in todays business environment. Students examine their own personality profile and develop best business practices to improve their leadership skills. Prerequisite: MRCH 2200

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: BUAD 2250, MMKT 2080

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 todays 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 todays 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 4110
Micro & Macro Economics++
3 Units

Microeconomics introduces economic analysis of individual, business, and industry choices in the market economy. Topics include price mechanism, supply and demand, optimizing economic behavior, costs and revenue, market structures, factor markets, income distribution, market failure, and government intervention.

Macroeconomics introduces economic analysis of aggregate employment, income, and prices. Topics include major schools of economic thought; aggregate supply and demand; economic measures, fluctuations, and growth; money and banking; stabilization techniques; and international trade. Upon completion, students should be able to evaluate national economic components, conditions, and alternatives for achieving socioeconomic goals.

BUMT 4130
Financial Literacy++
6 Units

Students will develop an understanding of the role of financial management in the strategic planning process, and demonstrate an understanding of financial statements through financial ratio analysis. They will examine cash flow management techniques and their application to financial planning and Analyze financial risk and return fundamentals, and develop an understanding of capital budgeting techniques and valuation.

BUMT 4160
Global Marketing Communications & Management++
3 Units

Students will develop an understanding of global marketing communications and the key elements of a global marketing communication strategy. They will explore how companies use global communications and design elements to differentiate their products and services. They will develop an understanding of marketing channels and supply chain management

BUMT 4180
Global Strategic Management++
3 Units

Students will develop an understanding of the concepts of strategic planning and its significance to the firms competitiveness. They will learn to analyze the firms core competencies and organizational capabilities and how elements of international business finance can impact managerial decisions. They will explore and analyze the challenges of managing in a global environment.

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

BUMT 5010
The Global Economy
3 Units

This course analyzes the components and dynamics of todays global economic geography, and the political and social complexities of todays global business environment. Students will explore strategies for creating value within global production networks, considering strategies for production and distribution, and analyze global consumption patterns.

BUMT 5050
Library Research
1 Units

This six-week online course is designed to build upon the basic research skills learned as an undergraduate. Each week through applied learning activities, course readings, and group work students will identify, evaluate, and use information effectively as they prepare for the rigors of scholarly and professional research.

BUMT 5100
Current Global Market Dynamics
3 Units

This course explores product and geographic global business diversification, and the ethics and social responsibility issues necessary in developing a global marketing strategy. It explores global competitive dynamics and considers various strategies of action for market protection.

BUMT 5200
The Science of Competitive Analysis
3 Units

This course is designed to expand information literacy and predictive analytics. It will broaden the student research awareness in identifying competitive market intelligence resources and the application of competitive analysis in strategic management decision selection and support.

BUMT 5250
Financial Analysis & Control
3 Units

This course provides an understanding and foundation for using financial statement data in a variety of business analyses and valuation contexts. This course will focus on financial strategic planning and control. It will explore financial management communication as a means to enhance and achieve support of established strategic business goals.

BUMT 5260
Global Financial Strategy
3 Units

This course develops an integration of strategic marketing, financial modeling and supply chain structure and management focusing on optimization of profitability. It will explore strategic financial issues that confront managers in multinational firms and how to establish cost of capital calculations and valuation in different financial environments.

BUMT 5280
Human Resource Management: People, Practices & Profitability+
3 Units

This course will explore the governance structure necessary to develop, manage and lead a sustainable global business enterprise. It will analyze how the Human Resource Management function can help organizations gain a competitive advantage and explore the impact Employment Law can have on profitability.

BUMT 5300
Logistics Management
3 Units

This course focuses on International trade logistics. It will explore and analyze the relationship of supply chain structure and logistics management on gross margin achievement, maintenance, and return on investment. It will analyze various approaches to create and control demand management and logistics and will explore the benefits and potential strategic issues in vertical VS horizontal integration when developing and evaluating supply chain strategies.

BUMT 5350
Digital Marketing
3 Units

Students will explore the commercial value and creative structure of digital marketing strategies from ideation to implementation. They will analyze potential financial enhancement opportunities by incorporating digital media into various marketing strategies. Students will Identify, analyze and evaluate the key digital marketing channels by exploring current structures being employed. They will understand how to construct and execute a comprehensive digital marketing strategy and evaluate how to measure the success of digital marketing efforts. They will examine and evaluate the latest developments in digital ad technology.

BUMT 5400
Advanced Strategic Planning & Implementation
3 Units

This is a Seminar exploring International and global business strategic modeling. It will focus on managing risk mitigation to enhance financial performance. Case studies will focus on strategic issue diagnosis and managerial implementation outcomes. Students will analyze the differences in emergent, growth, maturity and declining phases of product life cycle strategic planning.

BUMT 5500
Strategic Marketing Management
3 Units

This course explores and analyzes the marketing management process building a foundation for marketing program decisions with a focus on product, pricing, distribution channel selection and integrated promotion. It will explore strategies for organizing and planning for effective marketing implementation. The primary focus will be on measuring financial performance as a result of innovative marketing strategies.

BUMT 5600
Legal Issues that Impact Profitability & Innovation
3 Units

This course analyzes the impact of business legal structure, intellectual property protection, licensing strategy, and tax management on the financial structure of the organization. It will explore the law relative to the cyber business environment; and the potential financial issues to be considered relative to product liability and consumer law will be explored.

BUMT 5650
Creativity, Innovation & Design in Business
3 Units

This course explores various approaches in developing an innovation strategy from a creative beginning to an innovative implementation resulting in a competitive business structural design. Approaches to applying design concepts in business model development will be explored and analyzed.

BUMT 5700
Sales Management+
3 Units

This course will focus on the creation and management of an effective sales force. Topics will include understanding the sales process, methods of sales management, sales force structure, customer relationship management (CRM), uses of technology to improve sales force effectiveness, and issues in recruiting, selecting, training, motivating, compensating and retaining salespeople.

BUMT 5800
Entrepreneurial Ergonomics
3 Units

Ergonomics is the discipline concerned with the understanding of interactions among individuals and other components of a function or system, and the process that develops strategies to apply theory, principles, data and methods of design to optimize performance. In this course, students will be mentored in their development plans to transform innovative ideas into profitable business structures, and present formal product or service concepts for analysis and critique. This course offers a unique opportunity for the students to experience design thinking in a business context.

BUMT 5950
Capstone Seminar
3 Units

Students will be individually mentored by a selected faculty member and will present an in-depth analytical research thesis based upon an actual business consultation selected by the Department. This seminar will focus on current business dynamics and their impact on strategic planning and financial considerations with the result being a proposed plan for expansion and strategic control for the small business owner involved.

COSM 2250
Beauty: Brand Imaging
3 Units

Students look in-depth at the history of the beauty industry as they analyze the strategies and tactics of in-depth brand development necessary to building successful beauty product lines. They examine the power of written word, image, concept, positioning, and trends as the means of establishing powerful communications that build brand loyalty and brand equity, as well as the importance of consumer motivation, perceived quality, association, and delivery to their target market. Development of written marketing materials is emphasized. Prerequisite: MMKT 1550, 1650

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 mens grooming and ethnic beauty. Students analyze the different strategies used to market to men and to a diverse audience of ethnic consumers in the grooming industry. Students investigate alternative classes of trade, new marketing vehicles, and current direct marketing techniques. They are tasked with creating a marketing/sales campaign to target their specific consumer base. An oral defense of the final project requires expertise on topic and objectives, and the articulation of complex marketing concepts and ideas.

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 2740
Business Ethics in the Beauty Industry
3 Units

In this course, students examine ethical issues in the beauty industry. Topics include corporate culture, manufacturing, product safety and compliance, advertising and promotion, consumer decisions, practices and promises, as well as the costs and consequences of ethical decisions. Students explore the importance of ethics as a dimension of social responsibility in health and beauty care. Prerequisites: COSM 2350, COSM 2450, COSM 2550

COSM 2830
Package Development & Production
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 3180
Fundamentals of Beauty Business Law
3 Units

This course examines the social, ethical, and fundamentals of Business Law as it applies to the business of beauty. Students develop an understanding of the legal process and the environment in which the industry operates. Emphasis will be on development of those skills necessary to recognize and negotiate common legal problems confronted in the corporate environment.

COSM 3250
Beauty: Purchasing & Planning
3 Units

This class provides a thorough explanation of domestic and international sourcing, contract packaging, production, and distribution management strategies for new and existing products in the beauty industry. Students gain practical understanding of the interrelationships between purchasing, vendor selection, sources of supply, and technology. Focus is on profit maximization techniques, vendor negotiations, lead time management, and forecasting.

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 3360
Beauty: Luxury Brand Development
3 Units

Students explore the history, consumer psychology, and strategic management issues of the luxury market. They learn the nuances of the affluent consumer and how to develop and successfully manage marketing, distribution, and development of a luxury brand or product in a way that aligns with the high expectations of a luxury brands unique vision and strategy.

COSM 3400
Managerial Decision Making
3 Units

Students learn the importance of critical thinking and decision making in the corporate environment.

COSM 3420
Beauty: Business Management & Finance
3 Units

This course is an introduction to the concepts of financial analysis, including understanding and preparing balance sheets and income statements, with a focus on the needs of the financial manager or entrepreneur. Students will be exposed to financial reporting, analysis of Annual Reports, accounting information systems, corporate income statements, and using accounting information and financial statements to assess financial performance. Students will obtain knowledge in budgeting and variance analysis.

COSM 3450
Merchandising in the Beauty Environment
3 Units

This course teaches students to conceptualize and develop retail merchandising fixtures for the beauty industry. Students evaluate product assortment and planograms using strategy, branding, profitability analysis and cost structures of fixtures in multiple retail channels from mass to prestige environments. Class structure includes in-store studies as well as creative implementation of merchandising concepts, theories, store and brand image, and target market analysis.

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 3660
Beauty: Regulatory Affairs & Import/Export Strategies
3 Units

This course presents an introduction to the field of regulatory affairs and to the laws and regulations governing the development, sales, and marketing of beauty products. Students learn how to maintain compliance with US and international regulations and to formulate a global regulatory strategy for product development. In addition, students acquire an understanding of the legal import and export strategies, structures, and responsibilities involved in being a global business.

COSM 3850
Beauty: Sales, Negotiation & Conflict Management
3 Units

This course provides an overview of the role of the sales function within the beauty industry. It covers the complexities of management of sales and distribution channels, issues in account management, and personal selling techniques. Students learn negotiation strategies and styles, and the importance of conflict resolution. In addition to class exercises, students practice negotiating in a range of business environments, including difficult situations.

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.

DENM 3000
The History of Denim and Trends
3 Units

This course includes the history of denim from the inception of workwear through the evolution of the blue jean as the fashion statement of the 21st century. A look into the most influential innovative textiles and processes. This course analyzes past, present and future trends across all marketplaces, and their impact and application in the current marketplace. Students create forecasting reports including visuals, sketches, wash standards, and written documentation.

DENM 3150
Denim Process I
6 Units

Color and fade aesthetics of denim wet and dry finishing methods are evaluated. Denim performance, durability, quality and everyday use are assessed. Students work in a lab setting to complete hands-on industry testing and finishing processes. Industry ASTM and AATCC methods are used and applied.

DENM 3300
Sustainable Practices in the Product Lifecycle
3 Units

Sustainability of denim is researched and assessed. Students study the impact of denim on the global environment from fiber to consumer. Eco-friendly textiles, product development processes, production strategies and compliance are researched and discussed. Color management and finishing processes using natural dyes are explored. FTC labeling requirements, Going Green organizations, and certifications will be considered. Post-consumer care and consumption will be reviewed.

DENM 3400
Fabric Development and Innovation
3 Units

This lab gives students hands-on experience with processes relating to the aesthetic and functional characteristics of denim. Students learn to identify denim fabric construction and correlate the varieties of denim with application to the appropriate market segments. Research includes cotton from field to fabric, yarn developments, and weaving innovations in the textile development process. Finishing methods and their feasibility with respect to appearance, performance expectations, and quality are examined.

DENM 3500
Sourcing, Production and Compliance
3 Units

An advanced class in domestic and global production and sourcing strategies to analyze the processes of yarn purchase through finished products and global distribution. This course explores the federal regulations of denim textiles and finished goods entering the U.S. marketplace with an emphasis on consumer law, compliance and required care. Costing is calculated and assessed.

DENM 3550A
Denim Construction: Fit & Cost I
3 Units

Students research past and present jeans to analyze how the construction and patternmaking methods affect the fit of a five pocket jean and the aesthetic look of various wash processes. A five pocket jean will be designed, patterned, and sampled along with a complete technical package.

DENM 3550B
Denim Construction: Fit & Cost II
3 Units

Students learn construction methods and the order of assembly used to make denim garments. Students identify and evaluate construction techniques, fabric selection strategies, style details, machinery capabilities, production processes, and cost. Students compare innovative practices and products to analyze the differences in construction between various market segments and the effects on costing.

DENM 3600
Denim Industry Seminar
9 Units

An in-depth study tour in which students visit the entire product development cycle of denim processing facilities. Students would journal the process from design through production and the purpose of each step in the product lifecycle. Course includes a directed global study tour to complete this research.

DENM 3700
Denim Process II
3 Units

This advanced process course will take students into an industry wash house. Students will be required to analyze denim choices for finishing and application to their specific consumer. They will be required to complete industry standard technical packages detailing wash development. Samples will be reviewed and students will be responsible for the process, application and corrections to complete the aesthetic process on the denim textile. (3 units)

DENM 3750
Denim Fit Analysis
3 Units

This is an advanced course based on the principles of fit as it applies to denim products. The learning process would include the creation of a basic block based off of the evaluation of a fit session. Students would design, pattern and complete a prototype sample. Students would identify fit corrections and apply to the patterns and samples.

DENM 3800
Negotiation and Communication
3 Units

A course in effective organizational communication, with emphasis on advanced oral articulation skills. Students examine the dynamics of individual and group communication in preparation for full-scaled, business-specific informative deliberations. Students use computer technology, visual aids, and statistical data to enhance the impact and clarity of their presentations.

DENM 3850
Brand Entrepreneurship
3 Units

Students combine systematic research to consider the impact of social media platforms on brand identity. Students research and analyze how the denim industry uses labels, hand tags, and hardware to brand products. Students analyze the principles of entrepreneurship based upon leading brands and their competitive advantage in the global marketplace. Strategies of management and branding styles are evaluated.

DENM 3950
Denim Line Collection
3 Units

This capstone class challenges student to develop an exclusive denim product collection geared toward the lifestyle of the target market. Students research denim fabric options, wash standards, retail, branding, style trends and fit to create consumer branded merchandise. This course requires technical research to understand Product Lifecycle Management and techniques to illustrate denim standards using Adobe Suite.

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 3080
Historical Costume Cutting I (6 hours) *
3 Units

A class in the development of historical silhouettes, emphasizing patterning and construction of garments, 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 3130
Historical Costume & Decor I
3 Units

The first course in a series which examines the history of fashion, architecture, furnishings, and textiles in relation to the social and cultural background of each era from the ancient world to the 21st century.

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 3270
Drawing & Rendering for the Theatre I
3 Units

A practical course in which realistic figures are drawn in period costumes and rendered in various medium. Rendering of period fabrics, accessories, and styles is demonstrated and applied.

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 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 3430
History of Costume & Decor 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. Prerequisite: DESN 3130

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 3470
Drawing & Rendering for the Theatre II
3 Units

A continuation of Drawing and Rendering for the Theatre I. A practical course in which realistic figures are drawn in period costumes and rendered in various medium. Rendering of period fabric, accessories, and styles is demonstrated and applied. Prerequisite: DESN 3270

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. Prerequisites: DESN 3080, DESN 3380

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 3730
History of Costume & Decor 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. Prerequisites: DESN 3130, DESN 3430

DESN 3750
Studio Lab
6 Units

In this course, students enhance and refine their ability to fit garments properly to a live model.

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 3870
Costume Crafts III
3 Units

A comprehensive course that culminates in the creation of fully realized, historically accurate, elaborate costume accessories and props. Includes a three (3) hour lab. Prerequisites: DESN 3450, DESN 3680

DESN 3930
Portfolio Development
3 Units

Students prepare and present a professional portfolio.

DESN 4050
Costume Design for Film & TV I
3 Units

This course introduces the various techniques used by costume designers and costume supervisors to analyze and break down a script for successful costume design, including character analysis, location, action, continuity, and timelines. Students explore the process of designing for film, TV, and other media.

DESN 4120
Television Then & Now
3 Units

Students learn about the history of television and the new Golden Age of TV, the genres, trends, directors, and stars. Costume innovations and impacts on fashion are included. Class discussions cover the relationship between film and TV.

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 for illustrating characters and developing drawing techniques. Emphasis is on visual communication and storytelling.

DESN 4350
History of Art, Costume & Culture I
3 Units

A survey of the portrayal of clothing and adornment in pre-20th century art. Students examine the components of historical portraits (postures, fabrics, furnishings, etc.) and develop insights into the social practices and garments of different periods.

DESN 4380
Costume Design for Film & TV II
3 Units

Students analyze the relationship of the costume to the character, the story, the ensemble, the locale, and the time period, and continue to work with scripts, budgets, and character. Class projects build design knowledge and problem-solving skills. Prerequisite: DESN 4050

DESN 4450
Costume Illustration for Film & TV II
3 Units

Students develop their own style of rendering contemporary and period costumes and fabrics using hand and computer rendering skills. Techniques for customizing the illustration to the actor and incorporating appropriate accessories, props, and background elements 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. Developing a budget, understanding and managing the roles of the crew, maintaining the costumes, and keeping the continuity book are covered.

DESN 4620
History of Art, Costume & Culture II
3 Units

This class is a broad survey of 20th and 21st century art, fashion, architecture, and photography, and the relevance of these art forms to contemporary styles and practices.

DESN 4680
Studio Design Project I
3 Units

This course investigates fabrics, tools, and the techniques necessary for costume construction, including patterning, sewing, and fitting. Projects will include ageing, dyeing, and allied crafts. In this quarter, students begin work on a costume of their own design which will be completed for exhibition in second quarter.

DESN 4760
History of Film - An Eye on Costume Design
3 Units

Students develop a visual vocabulary of film by exploring the history of American movies, including the great Hollywood costume designers and the stars who became icons of style. Emphasis is placed on important films, directors, and genres from the late 19th century to the present.

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 costumes and fulfill their jobs as costume designers.

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 4930
Professional Presentation for Costume Designers
3 Units

This class guides students in the preparation of a professional portfolio in both print and digital forms. Students explore how to navigate a successful career via networking, trade publications, and joining unions and professional organizations. Portfolios will be presented for industry review.

DESN 4980
Internship & Special Topics
3 Units

Students demonstrate their costume design skills through supervised field study on a thesis production with an approved producing entity such as the American Film Institute, USC School of Cinematic Arts, or Chapman University. Students produce an internship portfolio chronicling their experience as a final project. Special topics will be addressed depending on speaker availability.

DIGI 1250
3-D Foundations
3 Units

Students are introduced to the fundamentals of creating 3-D computer graphics. Students learn basic modeling and animation skills while working with the interface and controls of current industry software. Focus will be on integration of 3-D elements into other projects. The skills gained in this course will be further explored in later courses. Prerequisites: GRPH 1050, GRPH 1300

DIGI 1300
Editing I
3 Units

This course provides an essential understanding of digital video, compositing, special effects, and motion editing. Students learn basic editing skills which enable them to work with professional broadcast equipment in post-production environments.

DIGI 1350
Storytelling
3 Units

Students are introduced to storytelling from both a technical and creative perspective. Students study all aspects of storytelling, with a focus on story structure. The concepts introduced in this class are reinforced throughout the curriculum, particularly within the context of editing.

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: GRPH 1050, GRPH 1300

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 1700
Editing II
3 Units

This course provides a more in-depth exploration of the imaginative and technical side of editing. Students examine and apply intermediate editing concepts and techniques. Students will be editing industry-standard promotional trailers, and will become familiar with the entire pipeline from concept to delivery. Prerequisite: DIGI 1300, DIGI 1350

DIGI 2100
Editing III
3 Units

This course provides an essential understanding of digital video, compositing, special effects, and motion editing. Students learn basic editing skills which enables them to work with professional broadcast equipment in post-production. Prerequisite: DIGI 1700

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 post-production 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 post-production pipelines. Prerequisite: DIGI 1550B

DIGI 2420
Visual Effects
3 Units

This course introduces students to visual effects for film and television. Students will learn how to develop and choose effects that enhance their projects. Students will rely on their understanding of storytelling, cinematography, sound design and editing in evaluating their projects and selecting appropriate visual effects. Prerequisite: DIGI 1550B

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 2520
Film Production
3 Units

This course examines various techniques necessary to successfully take a project from script to screen. Students explore the details of producing, budgeting, directing, camera operation, production sound, and lighting. Prerequisite: GRPH 2780

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 2580
Interactive Design: App Development
3 Units

Students learn about developing applications for mobile platforms from both a creative and technical perspective. Students gain an understanding of both the design and coding aspects of the development process. Emphasis is on functionality, accessibility/ease of use, and design. The fundamentals gained in this course prepare students for more advanced courses later in the program. GRPH 1050, GRPH 1300

DIGI 2680
Interactive Design: Web Development
3 Units

Students learn about developing websites from both a creative and technical perspective. Students will gain an understanding of both the design and coding aspects of the development process. Emphasis is on functionality, accessibility/ease of use, design, and cross-platform utility. This course builds upon knowledge gained in Integrative Design: App Development. Prerequisite: DIGI 2580

DIGI 2720
Marketing for Digital Media
3 Units

This course introduces students to content creation in line with todays predominant marketing platform social media and the Internet. Students will learn about the various platforms used to promote products and/or services and the specifications for creating content appropriate to that platforms digital delivery system and demographic.

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 Post-production
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 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 2100, DIGI 2150, DIGI 2420, DIGI 2580

DIGI 3010
Directing for Film & TV
3 Units

This course focuses on the importance of the Director in modern media. Students explore the differences between directing for film and for television. Students learn various directing techniques, as well as important tips and tricks used in the professional arena, and then apply these skills in the directing of their own projects.

DIGI 3020
Introduction to Script Analysis for Film & TV
3 Units

This course introduces students to the tools and techniques used in impactful film scripts, with a particular focus on developing engaging stories. Students explore the various components of effective storytelling, including character development, theme, conflict and resolution. Students work on their own scripts throughout the course.

DIGI 3030
Filmmaking Concepts & Practices
3 Units

This course explores how filmmakers effectively employ sound and visuals to tell a powerful story. Students view various films as case studies, analyze writing techniques, and learn about gauging audience interest. Students become familiar with the concepts and practices that play a pivotal role in effective filmmaking.

DIGI 3400
Creative Writing
3 Units

This course educates students about writing across multiple genres. Students learn to express their thoughts and feelings in an imaginative and unique way. Students take an original project from conception to completion. During that process, students engage in peer review, instructor critique, and multiple phases of re-writes. Upon completion of this course, students have at least one fully original work. Prerequisite: DIGI 3020

DIGI 3500
Visual Storytelling: Techniques & Technology
3 Units

In this course students explore the technology and techniques used in visual storytelling. Students apply this knowledge while editing their own projects, and by participating in peer review and in-class critiques. Prerequisite: DIGI 3020

DIGI 3700A
Documentary Filmmaking I
3 Units

This course introduces students to documentary filmmaking. Students view and discuss various documentaries as they learn about the entire filmmaking process, including producing, directing, preproduction, production, writing, lighting, cinematography, and interviewing for documentaries.

DIGI 3700B
Documentary Filmmaking II
3 Units

In this course, students work in groups on the production of a short documentary project. Each student is assigned a specific job, including Producer, Director, Director of Photography, Camera Operator, and more. The students work as a team to research, write, shoot, and edit their original project, taking it from the pre-production stages through post-production and delivery. Prerequisite: DIGI 3700A

DIGI 3750
Editing for Documentaries
3 Units

This course will cover the editing process for documentary films, from footage to final edit. Practical considerations, techniques, and processes used by documentary editors will be explored. Skills acquired in prior editing courses will be built upon to enhance understanding of editing in the context of the documentary genre. Upon completion of this course, students will be prepared to tackle a variety of real issues that may arise while editing their own documentary films in the final quarter of the program. Prerequisite: DIGI 3500

DIGI 3800
Lighting Techniques
3 Units

This course emphasizes lighting for different scenarios. Students learn to light green screen, people, and different environments with industry-standard grip and lighting equipment. Students also learn about color correction, camera filtration, and the use of scrims, lighting gels, and barn doors. Finally, students learn how to employ various lighting techniques to create a mood and atmosphere that support their project. Prerequisite: DIGI 3010

DIGI 4200
Pre-Production
3 Units

In this course, students are introduced to the various components of pre-production, including budget creation and analysis, production planning, and factual and logistical research. Students break down scripts, storyboard scripts, scout potential shooting locations, and identify potential crew members. This course emphasizes the role of the producer and the techniques involved in producing short films. Prerequisites: DIGI 3500, DIGI 3700A, DIGI 3700B

DIGI 4300
Introduction to Producing for Film & TV
3 Units

In this course, students study various aspects of contemporary production and post-production practices for the film and entertainment industries. Students are introduced to the role of the producer on a project, including what a producer does and various pitfalls to avoid. Students also learn how to work effectively with a producer, as well as what is involved in effectively producing their own original work.

DIGI 4450
Production Studio
6 Units

This course builds upon the prior curriculum and immerses students in the world of documentary production. Throughout the course, students will be shooting and produce their own documentary, having completed pre-production in prior quarters. Students will spend time shooting, reviewing dailies, and addressing individualized production issues as they arise. Upon completion of this course, students will have shot all material to be used in the post-production phase of the film. The ultimate documentary short resulting from this course will be submitted to festivals and showcased for family, friends, and industry guests. Prerequisites: DIGI 3500, DIGI 3700A, DIGI 3700B, DIGI 4200

DIGI 4550A
Finishing Techniques I
3 Units

This course will explore color correction and other advanced finishing techniques that students will utilize as they move into the post-production phase of their documentary films. Students will work with color tools inside Adobe Premiere Pro to learn to properly color correct/color grade shots. Topics will include how to work with the various scopes, how to build custom primary and secondary color correction setups, and how to share projects between Premiere and After Effects using dynamic linking.

DIGI 4550B
Finishing Techniques II
3 Units

This course will explore audio mixing and other advanced finishing techniques. Students will walk through the process of mixing audio in preparation for the post-production phase of their documentary films. Students will work with commonly used effects such as EQ, reverb, and de-essing, will learn how to change the length and speed of audio tracks, and will explore recording scratch tracks. Topics will include: adjusting audio levels, keyframes, using the Limiter and EQ effects, working with audio transitions, healing noise, trimming, recording, and exporting audio. Prerequisite: DIGI 4550B

DIGI 4800
Post-Production: Editorial of Final Project
3 Units

During this course, students edit their original documentary and prepare it for submission to the Sundance Film Festival. Students become familiar with all submission standards for the Festival, and must meet all delivery requirements in order to successfully complete this course. Prerequisites: DIGI 3500, DIGI 3700A, DIGI 3700B, DIGI 4200, DIGI 4450

DIGI 4810
Advanced Post-Production: Visual Effects
3 Units

This course builds upon the visual effects techniques learned earlier in the curriculum, exploring various plug-ins offered in the editing platforms in greater detail. Students learn advanced techniques used by industry professionals to manipulate footage, color correct content to create a mood or enhance the story, and even to create powerful visual illusions that contribute to a projects overall impact. Prerequisites: DIGI 3500, DIGI 3700A, DIGI 3700B, DIGI 4200, DIGI 4450

DIGI 4820
Advanced Post-Production: Audio Mix & Digital Output
3 Units

This course explores advanced techniques in sound design and audio mixing. All areas of post-production sound design are applied during the editing phase of the project. Students learn to evaluate music choices, edit music, create sound effects to improve the story, edit dialogue, and effectively use sound design to enhance their storytelling capabilities. Prerequisites: DIGI 3500, DIGI 3700A, DIGI 3700B, DIGI 4200, DIGI 4450

DIGI 4830
World Cinema
3 Units

This course will introduce students to cinema outside the United States through an examination of representative works, genres and movements. The course will provide a critical context and mapping strategies for the study of contemporary world cinema and introduce students to the categorization and global circulation of films. It will also explore the aesthetics, audiences, authorship, and concepts of the transnational. Students will also learn about the history of internationalism in cinema, the role of film festivals, and shifts in global popular cinema, and their relevance today.

FTWR 1100
Introduction to Footwear Design
3 Units

An introduction to footwear, the anatomy of the foot, and the footwear industry. The course includes learning footwear vocabulary and identifying different types of footwear constructions, lasts, and components. Students research the leathers, textiles, and materials used to create styles such as dress shoes, espadrilles, sandals, boots, sneakers, and athleisure footwear.

FTWR 1300
Sketching for Footwear Design
3 Units

Students learn hand sketching techniques for illustrating various types of footwear as well as rendering the textiles, materials and components used for footwear. Students apply their understanding of anatomy and footwear proportions by sketching footwear on the foot. Prerequisite: FTWR 1100

FTWR 1700
Technical Sketching for Footwear Design
3 Units

Students learn to identify types of lasts used in production for various shoe constructions, how to hand draw last profiles, and how to apply last proportions to draw insoles, outsoles, heels, straps and other components. Students extend their understanding of design principles and elements by creating and sketching a small footwear collection. Prerequisite: FTWR 1100

FTWR 1800
History of Footwear
3 Units

This course surveys historical footwear and its influence on current fashion and trends. Students explore historic material and construction methods by making a period-appropriate shoe and apply their understanding of footwear, historic styles, and trend research to the design of a vintage-inspired contemporary footwear collection.

FTWR 2100
Footwear Design & Line Development
3 Units

Students research the footwear supply chain and key retailers, and apply their knowledge of merchandising, branding, footwear manufacturing, and line-building to the design of small, brand-focused collections. Prerequisite: FTWR 1700

FTWR 2300
Pattern Drafting for Footwear (6 Hours*)
3 Units

Students are introduced to the basic footwear industry requirements and procedures for pattern drafting on the last. They develop the patterns used to create standard constructions including a basic pump, sandal, oxford, moccasin, boot, and sneaker. Includes a three (3) hour lab. Prerequisite: FTWR 1700

FTWR 2400
Introduction to 3D Design
3 Units

Students learn the basics of the Rhino vector design software program for footwear and are exposed to 3D printing technologies in current use. Prerequisites: FTWR 2300, FTWR 2500A

FTWR 2500A
Design & Technical Specification for Footwear I
3 Units

Using Photoshop and Illustrator, students convert hand drawn technical sketches and creative design ideas to a digital format (CAD) and produce line sheets, technical sketches, color stories, and materials concepts for presentation. Prerequisites: FTWR 1700, TEXT 2240, TEXT 2220

FTWR 2500B
Design & Technical Specification for Footwear II
3 Units

Students learn the requirements for the tech pack used by footwear factory technicians to make a first prototype, including CADs/technical sketches, call-outs and specifications. Students observe a fit session on a foot model to see how corrections are made prior to production, and develop their own spec sheets and tech packs. Prerequisites: FTWR 2100, FTWR 2500

FTWR 2700
3-D Design Applications
3 Units

Students work with the Rhino vector design software program to create footwear designs and components that are suitable for 3D printing. Prerequisite: FTWR 2400

FTWR 2800
Collection Development
3 Units

Students research and design their own footwear collection, and develop an industry-ready portfolio showcasing their body of work. Prerequisite: FTWR 2500B

FTWR 2850
Special Projects in Footwear
3 Units

A final thesis project is produced in partnership with a footwear industry mentor. Prerequisite: FTWR 2500B

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 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.

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 2370
Applied 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 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 2530
Principles of Kinesiology
3 Units

The emphasis of this course is to scientifically examine the musculoskeletal and physiological systems of the body in motion and at rest. The principles of biochemical, pulmonary, and circulatory systems related to movement and exercise and the contemporary issues of neuromuscular health are investigated.

GNST 2530L
Principles of Kinesiology Lab
1 Unit

This lab includes field excursions, observation journals, and interviews with practitioners in the field of kinesiology, including physical therapists, sports medicine physicians, and professional trainers.

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 2670
European Study Tour
3 Units

This course is available to students who sign up for the European Study Tour. The tour travels for two weeks between the winter and spring quarters and visits major European cities such as: Paris, Rome, and Florence. This tour is an immersion into western art history, which requires thorough critical analysis of works of art. Students will benefit from learning about western art history by viewing works of art and architecture in person while creating a visual journal of their experiences and compiling research for two formal analysis papers. Prerequisite: Must be an enrolled participant in the European Study Tour and have one of the following courses remaining to be taken: GNST 2420, GNST 2750, or GNST 2780

GNST 2690
Paris Study Tour
3 Units

This course is available to students who sign up for the Paris Summer Study Tour. Students travel to Paris for17 days between the spring and summer quarters and explore the history, art, and culture of this great city. This course is an immersion into western art history, which requires thorough critical analysis of works of art. Students will benefit from learning about western art history by viewing works of art and architecture in person while creating a visual journal of their experiences and compiling research for two formal analysis papers. Prerequisite: Must be an enrolled participant in the Paris Summer Study Tour and have one of the following courses remaining to be taken: GNST 2420, GNST 2750, or GNST 2780

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 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.

VCOM 3410
History & Development for Film & TV
3 Units

A survey course that examines television and film in America as an art form and charts its historical and technical development. Students study classic and contemporary mediums and filmmakers, explore the social implications of film and television, analyze film technique, as well as set decoration.

GNST 3450
Applied Mathematics
3 Units

Students gather, interpret, and evaluate data that has been used as the basis of factual claims supporting legislation, business, and policy decisions in healthcare reform, environmental regulation, the criminal justice system, and other critical issues in society. Research centers upon quantitative analysis employing mathematical and statistical methodology.

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

Students explore the demographic trends, shifts in technology, and varied communication avenues of the current socioeconomic landscape as a means of anticipating the cultural expectations, values, and practices that will give rise to new products, methods of marketing/communication, and business trends. Prerequisite: GNST 3400

GNST 3700
Multicultural Perspectives Through the Short Story
3 Units

Through the literary vehicle of the short story, students examine issues of coexistence, integration, and assimilation in the international arena. In considering diversities such as race, ethnicity, class, family, gender, and language, they gain the tools for evaluating, with new awareness, their own identity and value system within a multicultural context.

GNST 3750
Mapping Your World: Introduction to Global Production
3 Units

This geographical survey of the worlds 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.

GNSTe
Elective
3 Units

Elective: One Three-Unit Course

eElective Course

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 1150
Type & Layout
3 Units

This course introduces students to document layout using Adobe InDesign. Students learn the tools, menu bar, and palettes as they begin designing single and multi-page layouts. Through design exercises, students examine how the use of grids serve as a structure for combining type and image.

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 1420
2-D Design
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 also explore all aspects of two-dimensional design and imagery, which is essential to achieve a solid design. Prerequisites: GNST 1230, GRPH 1150, GRPH 1300

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.

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.

GRPH 2120
Publication Design
3 Units

This course helps students craft a variety of image and text-based content into a harmonious and legible design in catalogue and magazine formats for both print and digital delivery. Prerequisites: GRPH 1150, 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 2230
UX Design
3 Units

This introductory class offers a practical introduction to UX (user experience) design emphasizing the importance of research in the design process. Using web design applications, students are introduced to the steps involved in creating a functional website using multifaceted applications. Students analyze existing websites to further their understanding of interface design and image optimization. Basic HTML and CSS are also introduced.

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 2300, 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. Prerequisite: GRPH 2080

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. Prerequisite: 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 1420, GRPH 1720

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 2630
Website Design
3 Units

This intermediate web design course continues to build HTML and CSS skills. Dreamweaver is used to create various websites while students continue to emphasize design and functionality. Prerequisite: GRPH 2230

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. Prerequisite: GRPH 3550

GRPH 2920
Website Design III
3 Units

Working with Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver and other web design applications, students create a complete interactive site with animation, video, and advanced UX & UI from concept to final development. Prerequisite: GRPH 2720

GRPH 2930
Advanced Website Design
3 Units

Working with Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, and other web design applications, students create a complete interactive site with animation, video, and advanced UX (user experience) & UI (user interface) from concept to final development. Prerequisite: GRPH 2630

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

GRPH 3150
Photo Direction
3 Units

This course enhances the leadership and collaboration skills essential to students in art directing a product shot, developing concept photography, creating assets, and preparing a double-body shoot. Each student assumes the role of art director for one entire photo session. Students also explore the Adobe Photoshop techniques employed for glamour retouching in fashion media, both film and print.

GRPH 3380
Key Art Design: Theatrical
3 Units

Students explore the creation of key art and its application to theatrical marketing. They analyze the elements essential to developing a central image for the major film genresComedy, Drama, Thriller, Horror, Action, and Epicas they progress from rough tissue concepts to full-color comps. Prerequisite: GRPH 2420

GRPH 3550
Advanced Typography
3 Units

Students engage in advanced study of typographical principles, usage, and expression, with an emphasis on headlines, content, and title design. They explore the potential of classic styles, such as 3-D typography, animated type, informative type, and advertising typography for resolving complex design challenges. At the end of the course, they demonstrate their new insights and skills by typesetting a credit block.

GRPH 3780
Key Art Design: Television
3 Units

Students expand their understanding of key art development, production, and marketing in broadcasting and cable networks such as HBO, Showtime, and the Movie Channel. Working under tight deadlines similar to those they will encounter in the professional world, students become adept at creating compelling advertisement materials quickly. Prerequisite: GRPH 3380

GRPH 3800
Lifestyle Brand Strategies
3 Units

Working in teams, students will conduct in-depth consumer, market, and trend research on two brands. The teams will identify opportunities and develop a unique brand positioning plan for a partnership between the two companies. A final presentation of brand strategies, marketing plan, consumer activation, and creative execution will be presented to a panel of experts for feedback.

GRPH 4080
Key Art Design: Home Entertainment
3 Units

This course explores key art techniques as they apply to home entertainment and 24/7 entertainment access. Using contemporary modes of communication, students create specialty designs for collector edition packaging, presale sheets, point-of-purchase displays, banner ads, and online collateral. Prerequisite: GRPH 3780

GRPH 4150
Activated Marketing
3 Units

In this course, students develop or adapt advertising materials for nontraditional media formats, including guerilla marketing, social media content, and online viral advertising. Emphasis is on consistency of concept and design throughout the advertising campaign.

GRPH 4480
Motion Graphics I
3 Units

In this introduction to digital composition through Adobe After Effects software, students extend their knowledge of design by creating motion graphics and visual effectsincluding a 30-second promo, on-air station identification, and storyboardsfor a wide range of media.

GRPH 4780
Entertainment Licensing
3 Units

In this close examination of the techniques of licensing and branding studio properties (such as Disney, Marvel, and DreamWorks), students use the results of marketing research, creative brainstorming, and collaboration with fellow students to develop a style guide specifying the fonts, colors, and visual features that establish a distinctive brand identity.

GRPH 4880
Motion Graphics II
3 Units

A continuation of Motion Graphics I (GRPH 4480), this intermediate course focuses on communication that is intended for the end user. Students use advanced levels of Adobe After Effects to storyboard a title animation into a creative title sequence. Prerequisite: GRPH 4480

GRPH 4980
Industry Portfolio
3 Units

In this capstone advanced course, students compile a comprehensive portfolio of their work in the Graphic Design program, which they present to a professional agency creative team for critique. They also create a resume and digital portfolio of their work as a statement of their personal brand identity. Prerequisite: GRPH 4080

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 3120
Construction & Technical Product Applications
3 Units

An advanced studio course that synthesizes the students sketching skills with construction and technical knowledge to develop and present product ideations. Students analyze current market trends for construction methods by product category and price and use advanced sketching techniques to accurately communicate product silhouette, fit, details, and construction.

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, legal, and labor issues. This course also provides exposure to global management strategies. Prerequisites: IMPD 3100, IMPD 3150

IMPD 3420
Advanced Technology Applications
3 Units

Students learn efficient, effective techniques for developing digital concepts and gain proficiency in using Adobe Creative Cloud applications to create industry presentations and digital communications for the international marketplace.

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 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 3170
Advanced Residential Design
6 Units

A residential project, encompassing multiple housing types based on class parameters that identify a/the specific type of interior environment. The culminating presentation emphasizes state-of-the-art kitchen and bath solutions, and explores spatial design strategies, technologies, and components that meet California building codes.

INTD 3210
Conservation & Historic Preservation
3 Units

This course focuses on the identification and responsible protection of historic and cultural resources. Course includes preservation planning and conservation techniques applicable to the interior design profession. There is an emphasis on the sensitivity necessary to preserve tangible cultural assets in multiple forms.

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 3410
Specifications & Materials
3 Units

Exploration of the various elements of interior building materials as well as methods for identifying and applying materials, finishes, and furnishings for interior environments. Emphasis is placed on the documentation of and identification process for fabrication and installation.

INTD 3540A
Building Systems & Codes I
3 Units

An overview of and analysis of residential building systems applicable to single- and multi-family dwellings, to identify proper best practices and efficient use of materials and finishes needed for the initial layout and reconfiguration of a space. Accessibility and code compliance, along with environmentally responsible methodologies and technologies is determined and/or applied.

INTD 3450B
Building Systems & Codes II
3 Units

An overview of and analysis of commercial building systems applicable to interior office spaces, hospitality properties (hotels and restaurants) and other spaces inhabited for public use. Accessibility, egress, and code compliance, along with environmentally responsible building methodologies and technologies are determined and applied. Prerequisite: INTD 3540A

INTD 3870
Advanced Commercial Design
6 Units

Students work on a commercial project, offering in-depth investigations of multiple commercial classifications (offices, retail, restaurant, institutional, and/or entertainment spaces). The project is based on parameters that identify a specific type of occupancy utilization. The culminating presentation includes the relationship between parts, sequences, and finally the whole space to meet California building codes.

INTD 4120
Interior Product Design
3 Units

The class looks at the development of ideas and processes, from preproduction to fabrication, utilizing 3-D prototyping, and exploring manufacturing methods and materials. Conceptual designs and the development of individual products and product collections for interiors are applied. Further discovery includes technical requirements, trend research, product feasibility, and product marketing.

INTD 4130
Surface Pattern Design
3 Units

A studio course where creative vision is challenged to capitalize on the artistic expressions and principles of textile design; expanding the elements and principles of design to produce an end surface product for home furnishings, wall coverings, and any product related to interior design and decor. Emphasis is placed on technique, innovation, and globalism, along with the development and execution of strategies that take the end product from concept to market.

INTD 4510
Special Topics
3 Units

This is a research based course, where an industry specialty is identified and examined; with periodic findings presented throughout. The area(s) researched in this course apply to the Senior Thesis, strengthening the overall learning outcome of the identified specialization.

INTD 4520
Construction Documents & Details
3 Units

Preparation of construction sets of working drawings for both residential and commercial applications. Conventions employed by architects, contractors, and building trades including architectural details, cabinet and millwork, and schedules.

INTD 4530
Practicum
3 Units

This is a supervised, industry internship, directly related to an identified area of study/specialization. In this practicum students have an opportunity to apply and develop industry related skills, and focus on career reflection and preparation. Placement approval required by the Department Chair.

INTD 4550A
Furniture Design I
3 Units

This course follows the development of conceptual designs for custom residential seating, case goods, and tables into a physical product. The course includes historic research, the analysis and specification of materials, and necessary processes from concept to fabrication.

INTD 4550B
Furniture Design II
3 Units

This course focuses on the identification and responsible protection of historic and cultural resources. Course includes preservation planning and conservation techniques applicable to the interior design profession. There is an emphasis on the sensitivity necessary to preserve tangible cultural assets in multiple forms.

INTD 4850
Portfolio
3 Units

This course offers instructional support focused on the development and completion of an extensive portfolio, which represents the breadth and depth of a students work. The portfolio reflects the quality and individual strength of the completed work, while meeting industry standards.

INTD 4900
Senior Design Thesis
6 Units

The thesis project is a culmination of all course work completed in the program. This comprehensive design assignment is of a specialty hospitality space, including but not limited to a retail or restaurant environment. The final presentation incorporates furnishings, fixtures, equipment, surfaces, and a product design component.

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
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 and watercolors. * 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 and mokumé gane. 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 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 3400
Fundamentals of Machine Knitting (6 hours)*
6 Units

Students gain competency with machine knitting including cast-on and off, basic stitches, stitch gauge, and introductory shaping. Students build a foundation of knit structure by compiling a personal swatch library of knit fabrics. Includes a three (3) hour studio.

KNTD 3700
Stitch & Color Design
6 Units

Continuing to build a swatch library and fabrication skills, the students focus on principles and elements of design as they relate to stitch structure in knit fabrics. In this studio course, students utilize color predictive and trend research to interpret seasonal palettes for a variety of markets. They design a variety of patterns and unique stitches, thereby acquiring both an in-depth understanding of knit structure and surface design. Prerequisite: KNTD 3400

KNTD 3800
Knit Garment Construction
3 Units

Students improve their patternmaking skills by focusing on patterns for both cut and sew as well as full-fashioned knitwear. In addition, students develop 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: BDSN 3750

KNTD 4100
Full Fashion Knitting
6 Units

In this course, students study fashion silhouettes and stylistic detailing as a basis for full-fashion knitwear construction in a studio format. The focus of the course is on shaping, patternmaking, sizing, trims, and stitch placement with an emphasis on size specifications for preproduction. Prerequisite: KNTD 3400, KNTD 3800

KNTD 4200
Industrial Stitch Programming
6 Units

In this course, students are introduced to Stoll M1 Plus software and STOLL industrial knitting equipment. Students continue building a swatch library by programming and knitting a variety of knit structures and multicolor patterns using industrial knitting machines. Prerequisites: KNTD 3400, KNTD 3700

KNTD 4400
Industrial Silhouette Programming
6 Units

This course is a continuation of KNTD 4100 and KNTD 4200 with the emphasis on shaping, patternmaking utilizing Stoll knitwear M1 Plus software. Prerequisites: KNTD 4100, KNTD 4200

KNTD 4800
Knitwear Construction Studio
6 Units

This studio course utilizes the technical skills and creativity accomplished through the previous courses in the making of a collection of knit garments. This includes planning, construction, and yarn choices, as well as silhouette and preproduction specifications. Prerequisites: KNTD 3700, KNTD 4100, KNTD 4200, KNTD 4400

KNTD 4850
Knitwear Collection Design
6 Units

In this course, students plan and develop knitwear collections. This includes planning and research for both the technical and creative processes of creating a cohesive collection. Students prepare portfolios for professional presentations and interviewing including fabrication swatches and creative and technical illustrations to best exemplify their aesthetic, knowledge of trend, and market application. Prerequisites: KNTD 3700, KNTD 4100, KNTD 4200, KNTD 4400

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: womens, mens, childrens, 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 construction including a denim jacket, knit hoodie and 5-pocket jean, 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 Technologys 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. Wearable technology, virtual fit and patterndrafting 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 NGC to develop technical packs in cyberspace for global usage. They also use NGC 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. Prerequisites: MFTG 2120, 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 todays current practices. Prerequisite: MFTG 2500

eElective Course

MFTG 4130e
ERP Concepts for the Fashion Industry
1 Unit

This course provides a full understanding of the Enterprise Resource Planning software solution (ERP). Students learn principles and procedures involved in the business applications of ERP using a completely integrated order production and inventory control processing system. Prerequisite: MFTG 2420B

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 1820

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 2780
Integrated Marketing Communications
3 Units

In this advanced marketing course, students explore creative message strategies including: traditional and new media, public relations, and other innovative means of communication. Applying these techniques, they create an effective integrated marketing communications campaign that meets the challenges posed by promoting in a sophisticated, rapidly evolving marketplace. Prerequisite: 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 retailers 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 mens 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; (mens, young mens, 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 patterndrafting technology. Emphasis is placed on 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 Mens Accessories
3 Units

Students research the different menswear accessory categories and then apply design principles in creating a group of casual mens accessories for a specific market.

MNWR 3680A
Marketing & Collection Analysis Preparation
3 Units

This capstone course focuses on the development of a menswear collection. The course synthesizes design and construction skills in creating a cohesive line.

MNWR 3680B
Marketing & Collection Analysis Presentation
3 Units

This capstone course focuses on the development of a menswear collection. The course synthesizes design, marketing, and operational functions in creating a cohesive line. Students present their collection to industry experts.

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 todays competitive marketplace.

MNWR 3820
Distribution Strategies for Menswear
3 Units

The course explores the new organizational models and channels of distribution that reflects todays cyber lifestyle as used in the menswear industry to reach target customers reflecting todays 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 1700
Digital Flat Sketching
3 Units

In this introduction to Adobe Illustrator, students learn to apply various Illustrator tools to the creation of technical flat sketches on a grid and stylized flat sketches on a croqui. Emphasis is placed on the development of accurate, proportioned garments that include stitching, trims, and all style lines and on the creation of organized and editable digital files. Prerequisite: MPDV 1800

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 1700, MPDV 1800

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: MFTG 1400, MPDV 1700. MPDV 1800

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: MPDV 1700, 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 2820
Fashion Start-Up Strategies
3 Units

This course challenges students to evaluate and apply emerging technologies, social media, crowd funding, and supply chain logistics to create their own fashion start-up. Emphasis is placed on understanding consumer behavior in the digital era and meeting customer expectations while building a brand and new brand experience. Prerequisite: MPDV 2300

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.

MPDV 3100
Garment Construction & Analysis
3 Units

In this course, students gain valuable experience in identifying and evaluating the apparel construction techniques, fabric selection strategies, and mass production processes and pricing used in developing garment prototypes. In visits to local production sites, they match construction, stitch, and style details to appropriate manufacturing facilities and machinery capabilities. By comparing innovative practices and garments from like brands, they acquire the ability to establish construction standards for a wide variety of product categories and price points. Prerequisite: MPDV 3200

MPDV 3200
Pattern & Fit Analysis
6 Units

This course focuses on the development of first patterns for both woven and knit fabrics from technical specification sketches. Students analyze the effect of draping, body measurements, pattern shapes, and production construction techniques on garment fit, quality, and performance.

MPDV 3250
Quality Assurance in Technical Design
3 Units

An examination of the processes required to control apparel quality, with emphasis on current quality standards in the global fashion supply chain across various retail price ranges. Students conduct quality testing during the various stages of product development, carefully considering compliance issues in fabric and trim choices, textile color application, factory sewing processes, and garment fit. The course also surveys current government regulations and individual company standards for testing at all stages of product development. Prerequisite: MPDV 3100

MPDV 3300
Fabric Management
3 Units

A comprehensive analysis of textile materials in which students deepen their understanding of fiber and fabric choices suitable for specific garment types and end-use applications. Students in this culminating course synthesize all they have learned about contemporary textiles, garment performance and construction, industry-standard technology, and price-point structures appropriate to specific markets. The course also examines legal issues currently impacting the textiles industry.

MPDV 3450
Computerized Patternmaking Applications
3 Units

In this course, students reinforce skills developed in previous manual pattern drafting classes and apply their knowledge to create patterns using Gerber Accumark software. They explore additional techniques for drafting prototype patterns from specifications, inspiration garments, and sketches. Students also plot completed patterns and create sample markers to determine fabric yields for costing estimates. Prerequisites: MPDV 3100, MPDV 3150

MPDV 3600A
Advanced Technical Illustration I
3 Units

Students advance their illustration skills focusing on the speed and accuracy required for the development of industry standard technical flat sketches of garments and trims. Emphasis is on the creation, storage, and reuse of digital assets and on formatting and organizing digital files. Prerequisite: MPDV 3100

MPDV 3600B
Advanced Technical Illustration II
3 Units

In this continuation of MPDV 3600A, students master their skills in technical flat illustration and file management. They learn to integrate the use of photography in communicating fit corrections and style revisions. Students are further challenged to apply their skills across a variety of industry requirements. Prerequisite: MPDV 3600A

MPDV 4100
Production Pattern Drafting
6 Units

In this advanced course in developing patterns using Gerber Technology, students focus on the creation of production-ready patterns from technical specification sketches as well as finished garments. They learn to insure fit by modifying production patterns while maintaining performance and design integrity. The course examines principles of grading (including manual techniques of chart grading) and industry spreading and cutting techniques, as well as the use of computerized markers, which the students themselves create. Prerequisite: MPDV 3450

MPDV 4200
Trim Development & Application
3 Units

Students research and analyze how trims are used for function, decoration, and support in the development of garments for a variety of product categories and target markets. Field trips to local suppliers enable students to observe and evaluate trim selection and construction methods appropriate for trim application and surface embellishments. Students also learn to document specifications for trims and are challenged to provide innovative solutions for the use of trim when developing garment prototypes. Prerequisite: MPDV 3300

MPDV 4250
Sustainable Practices in Design
3 Units

In this course, students investigate sustainability from a global perspective, examining the impact of the fashion industry on people and the planet. Research will include an analysis of transparent and responsible production practices, current industry standards and governmental compliance, innovative best practices in design, and maintenance of healthy economies within the framework of sustainability. Prerequisite: MPDV 3450

MPDV 4400
Supply Chain & Lifecycle Planning
3 Units

This course examines how to manage the global supply chain by utilizing the lifecycle planning process necessary to ensure on-time delivery of products to the consumer. As a product manager for a newly developed product category for a major retailer, students use PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) software or Excel spreadsheets to plan, schedule, and coordinate all phases of supply chain research and decision-making, line planning and creation, technical design, sourcing, production, and distribution. Students demonstrate proficiency in communication skills through a variety of written and oral projects. Prerequisite: MPDV 4250

MPDV 4500
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 technical design. Prerequisite: MPDV 4100

MPDV 4600
Design Thinking: Research & Ideation
3 Units

In this first of two consecutive project-based courses designed to prepare students for the rigor and creative vitality sought by the industry, students use design thinking to research a technical design issue that calls for process or product innovation or improvement. Their project may address opportunities found in underserved markets, emerging technologies, or in global supply chain management. Through a process of human centered discovery, students define and interpret a problem, ideate their concept for resolving it, and identify potential risks to implementation before presenting their solution for review and evaluation to peers and industry representatives. Prerequisite: MPDV 4300

MPDV 4700
Prototype Development & Analysis
3 Units

In this capstone course, students design a garment of their choice to be executed to their specifications by a local sample maker. In the process, they exhibit their understanding of fabric selection and proper garment fit; they validate their ability to give detailed, precise and complete instructions (developed in previous pattern drafting and technical design classes) to produce a completed prototype; and they demonstrate their time management skills by adhering to schedules and meeting deadlines. Prerequisites: MPDV 3450, MPDV 4100

MPDV 4800
Design Thinking: Implementation
3 Units

In this second component of the MPDV Design Thinking sequence, students develop a complete business strategy for the product or process innovation begun in MPDV 4600 and now linked to a specific brand and target market. The business strategy details specifications, prototypes, experimentation methods, enumerates a budget and costs, describes sourcing strategies including a production timeline, and identifies potential business partners to support and help launch the new product or process. Students then culminate their accomplishment by presenting their new concepts to an industry panel for critique and evaluation. Prerequisite: MPDV 4600

MRCH 1100
The Business of Fashion Merchandising
3 Units

A survey of the fashion apparel industry, with emphasis on the roles played by design, textile and product development, merchandising, and distribution in the creative and business cycles. The course introduces students to apparel terminology, textile and manufacturing resources, and industry participants, as well as to the many career paths and job opportunities open to them.

MRCH 1420
Textiles & Product Analysis
3 Units

Textiles & Product Analysis Students in this course identify and select fabrics and fabric finishes to fulfill specific customer needs relating to garment structure, design aesthetic, performance, and care across divergent target market groups. Students also master the precise textile terminology essential to effective communication with designers, manufacturers, and marketers. Prerequisite: MRCH 1100

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: GNST 1230

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. Prerequisite: MRCH 1750

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 1780
Digital Communication
3 Units

In this introduction to computer-aided design, students use Adobe Photoshop and InDesign, to create page layouts and photo collages for multimedia presentations and to develop marketing collateral. Prerequisite: MMKT 1650

MRCH 1820
Trend Analysis & Styling Concepts
3 Units

This course is an introduction to the methodology of tracking and forecasting trends in the fashion industry. Students examine how world economy, popular culture, visual arts, runway collections, and retail and street fashion combine in varying degrees to shape current styles and determine future trends. A culminating styling project challenges them to synthesize what they have learned in an informed prediction about future trends for a specific brand and target market. Prerequisites: MRCH 1420, MRCH 1750

MRCH 1950
Excel for Business Applications
3 Units

This course is designed to assist the student in developing a facility with electronic spreadsheets in support of effective business management. Students develop a working knowledge of computerized spreadsheet and chart functions as applied to business management concepts with related mathematical formulas and operational requirements. Prerequisite: GNST 1450

MRCH 1950
Excel for Business Applications
3 Units

This course is designed to assist the student in developing a facility with electronic spreadsheets in support of effective business management. Students develop a working knowledge of computerized spreadsheet and chart functions as applied to business management concepts with related mathematical formulas and operational requirements.

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 1950

MRCH 2210
Merchandise Presentation Strategies
3 Units

In this course, students learn how to develop effective product placement concepts across a variety of shopping platforms from in-store to electronic devices to increase customer satisfaction, drive sales, and increase profitability. Emphasis is also placed on how data is being used to enhance visual merchandising execution. Prerequisite: MRCH 1550, 1820

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 2420
Global Supply Chain & Logistics
3 Units

A thorough exploration of international sourcing, production, and distribution strategies current in the textile and apparel industries. Students gain practical understanding of global supply chain management and import/export regulations and a heightened awareness of the legal, ethical, economic, and social implications of sourcing decisions. Prerequisite: MRCH 2200

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 2760
Advanced Business Applications
3 Units

This advanced technology course prepares students for a variety of advanced Excel applications as required in todays business sector. Prerequisite: MRCH 2250

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 2860
Merchandise Planning & Allocation
3 Units

Students apply previously learned merchandising concepts with new analytics to measure common retail metrics. Using analysis of past and current performance, students identify trends and develop financial plan and learn various allocations methods used in the retail buying industry. Prerequisites: MRCH 2700, MRCH 2760

MRCH 2980
Contemporary Business Strategies
3 Units

This comprehensive, student--led course analyzes the current business practices of a prominent retailer, with special attention to the organization's present strengths and weaknesses, the challenges it faces in today's global economic climate, and the impact of current trends and changes in consumers' purchasing behaviors on its financial health. The course's innovative format enables students to display their skill as researchers and their expertise as innovative and agile thinkers, capable of accurately assessing the organization's current value and of making informed recommendations for maximizing its business opportunities. Prerequisites: MMKT 2080, MRCH 2050

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 1700
Writing for New Media
3 Units

This course examines practices of writing in digital environments such as social media, video games, mobile apps, virtual reality, and augmented reality. Students learn to write in persuasive and impactful language while honing in on organization, grammar, and syntax. Prerequisite: SMED 1100

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: SMED 1700

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 2500
Online Video Production
3 Units

This course introduces the art and science of video production for marketing purposes. Students study and practice techniques for filming and editing in the digital environment. Hands-on learning is reinforced through instructor evaluation and peer critiques.

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 2400, SMED 2920

SMED 2750
E-Commerce Marketing
3 Units

Students learn how to create a successful online business. Through class lecture and industry speakers students learn how to navigate e-commerce applications including document automation, domestic and international payment systems, online banking, and shopping cart software. Prerequisites: SMED 2400, SMED 2920

SMED 2880
New Media Public Relations
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 1700

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 3300
Search Engine Optimization and Analysis
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 3700
International Strategies for New Media
3 Units

This course will focus on global communication platforms as tactical communication tools. Students will understand the development and use of new media, learn how to utilize content specifically for these new technological applications, and translate new media into international communication strategies. As technology enables the global community, it is increasingly important to understand the people using the technology.

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 4100L
Video Online Marketing Lab
1 Unit

This advanced exploration of video marketing online is a one-unit course that helps students hone their video production skills. Students will develop their video shooting and editing skills to produce high-quality marketing content of varying lengths.

SMED 4200
Startups & Entrepreneurship
3 Units

This course examines the fundamental tools and vocabulary of new ventures, as well as what it takes to start, fund, and manage a new business venture. Students learn through in-class discussions, investor pitches, case studies, and visits from entrepreneurs on challenges faced by CEOs and CMOs.

SMED 4300
Ethics in Social Media & Advertising
3 Units

Students learn the importance of moral and ethical issues in communication, new media, and technology. Students evaluate ethical issues presented by media and technology, and how moral action is influenced by cognitive, emotional, and ethical belief systems. Emerging issues surrounding social media advertising, manipulation, and transparency are explored.

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: SMED 4300

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 4800

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 2850
Textile Printing (6 Hours)*
3 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 screen separations and registration for printing yardage. Includes a three (3) hour lab. Prerequisites: TEXT 2750

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 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.

TSCI 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.

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

TSCI 3250
Technical & Performance Textiles
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. Prerequisites: TSCI 1800, MPDV 3300

TSCI 3500
Denim Development & Finishing
3 Units

This course examines the importance of denim design and production in the fashion industry. Students learn to identify denim fabric construction and finishes (including wet and dry processes), describe denim production from fiber to finished garment, and correlate varieties of denim with appropriate market segments. The course includes an analysis of domestic and international production strategies. Prerequisite: TSCI 3250

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 2130
Mobile Photography
3 Units

This course enhances students appreciation of the skill and creativity of photography by challenging them to produce their own photographic art using mobile cameras. Emphasis will be placed on making the most out of the limitations and opportunities available with these cameras including lighting, locations, framing, and post production using Adobe software. Prerequisite: 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: GRPH 1050, GRPH 1300

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 2510
E-Commerce & Visual Merchandising
3 Units

Students will explore the future of visual merchandising and key innovations in areas of virtual and augmented reality, creating an experience for the consumer. Students will also explore through case studies the importance of understanding customer needs and look at the changing demands in visual merchandising for retail brick and mortar and e-commerce businesses. Prerequisite: VCOM 2020

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 2640
Public Relations for Entertainment & Fashion
3 Units

An introduction to public relations, marketing and event planning. Students will learn the basic skills used to create a full marketing and public relations campaign and put together a successful event. The course will incorporate the creative and strategic thinking involved in a full-fledged communications plan. Students will examine how marketing, including events, and public relations can increase exposure and media attention for a company, organization, product, individual or program. Through case studies, guest speakers, hands-on projects, workshops and discussions, students will learn how to plan and execute effective public relations and marketing campaigns and plan and produce events. Prerequisite: MMKT 1550 Marketing & Brand Development

VCOM 2730
Merchandising in the Corporate Environment
3 Units

Students will learn the practices of the Visual Merchandising corporate environment: interpreting marketing promotions visually through window displays, in-store installations at various levels, store outposts, graphics and other collateral elements. Students will research costs of elements, prepare budgets, ensure ease of installation and create different roll-out packages for a large retail chain based on store yearly volumes, sizes, locations, and staffing capabilities. Prerequisite: VCOM 2460

VCOM 2760
Lighting Techniques for Visual Communications
3 Units

Students will explore lighting techniques and technologies essential to the retail industry through research, conceptualization and hands-on projects. The class will focus on different types of lighting projects including window displays, retail interiors, photography/styling, theatrical/set design, museum and exhibit design, special events, and more. Part of the emphasis will be the use of color in lighting, new technologies, and creating visual effects using light. Site visits and field trips will allow students to experience real life lighting executions in order to understand techniques and equipment. Prerequisite: VCOM 2460

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 2810
Experiential Techniques in the Visual World
3 Units

This class emphasizes the importance of creating exciting experiences to engage customers in brick and mortar businesses in the ever-changing world of the retail industry. An emphasis will be placed on the analysis of the use and effectiveness of existing as well as researching the direction of technologies to create retail environments of the future. Blue Sky ideation will allow students to think creatively in developing a future vision. Students will visit technology companies, forward thinking retailers and non-traditional retail spaces to explore the possibilities of new ways to engage the customer. 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 marketing and 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 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 3110
Art Direction
3 Units

Students will learn to design for mainstream entertainment in film, television, commercial and video. The emphasis will focus on basic tools and principles for scenic drafting and visualization, beginning with soft drafting, finished drafting, and culminating with the latest information on computer illustration and digital 3-D modeling in set design.

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 3310
Design Theatre
3 Units

From Sophocles to Shepherd, from the lobby to the loading dock, focusing on the collaboration of a scenic designer and the team of artists that creates a live theatrical performance. Students analyze and breakdown text to explore specialized production elements of live theater, including lighting, costumes, sound, and scenery. The course underscores the unique requirements of a live theater production as well as other types of live entertainment. Learn about the first sets and the stories they helped tell: Set design and the role of the scenic designer in the modern theater environment. Study basic theater production from text and concept to opening night.

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 3710
Entertainment Business Practices
3 Units

Students learn how to properly plan for the production of a film or television series during the pre-production stage. Theory, discussion, and practical application will provide students with basic working knowledge of the skills of the business of managing the set design element of productions. Students will also learn about detailed budget analysis and planning.

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).