Art & Design (ARTD) Courses

ARTD 100 Project Management and Design
3 hours. An introduction to the rationale of problem solving and critical thinking as the way to an end result. This course introduces the means by which you can observe, think, research, analyze, build and communicate your way critically and creatively through the design process. Additional course fee required.

ARTD 210 Creative Suite I
3 hours.This course is an introduction to 3 of the industry-standard graphic design applications, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign. Additional course fee is required.

ARTD 230 Sewn Products Development
3 hours.Students will master skills in this introductory sewing course for constructing and developing products for consumer use. The course will include industry techniques and methods that are currently being implemented in the production process. Building an understanding of accurate industry terminology is an important element that will be included in this course. Additional course fee required.

ARTD 240 Graphic Design/Visual Communication for Non-Majors
3 hours. This course provides the non-designer with an overview of the principles and practices that govern commercial visual communication. In addition to an introduction to the industry-standard Adobe software products employed in production, students will learn how to work successfully with professionals within the broader field of visual communications. Additional course fee required.

ARTD 250 Design Foundations
3 hours. The purpose of Design Foundations is to develop beginning design ability, senses, and skills through materials, methods, and graphic techniques to generate effective visual communications for commercial applications.Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisite: ARTD 100 Project Management & Design, ARTS 111 Drawing I, and ARTD 210 Creative Suite I.

ARTD 275 Design Internship
3 hours. The student will engage in career-related internships for Design which provide on-site work at an approved business or organization site.
Prerequisite: instructor's permission.

ARTD 280 Apparel: From Concept to Consumer
3 hours. An introductory course for students interested in pursuing a degree in art and design with a concentration in fashion design and development. Students will develop an understanding of the apparel industry from the initial step of concept and theme development to the point of product distribution to the consumer. The steps of this complex process will be learned and applied in projects, activities and team presentations. Some of the topics included in the course will be product development, merchandising, trend research and forecasting and history of 21st century designers. Additional course fee required.

ARTD 285 Selected Topics
1-3 hours. A lecture/studio class that deals with areas of interest and specialty in design. Student may need to purchase additional supplies. Additional course fee is required.

ARTD 295 Special Study
1-3 hours. Designed to give emphasss for the serious art student to allow for further individual study in a medium or area in which no further courses are available, and/or to allow for study in an area for which the student may already have some background and in which no course currently is offered.

ARTD 300 History of Architecture and Apparel
3 hours. From cave dwellers to the present day the materials for attire and architecture are reflected by the values of the culture in which they exist. This course will examine the sociological, historical, economical and aesthetic influences of the interconnectedness of style. Additional course fee required.
Prerequisite: ARTS 217 Art History from 1450, or instructor's permission.

ARTD 303 Textiles Foundations
3 hours. This course follows the development and history of textiles and processes, from natural and manmade fiber to yarn, yarn to weave, and weave to fabric. The end result application is influenced by use, care, color, legislation, labeling, economics and the consumer. Laboratory experience included. Open to all students. Additional course fee required.

ARTD 307 Color Theory for Designers
3 hours. This course introduces students to the aesthetic, historical, perceptual, sociological and psychological marketing aspects of color. Students will explore color through experimentation, observation and evaluation. Time will be given to in-depth study of design projects to analyze and apply color theory to the students specific area of interest. Additional course fee required.

ARTD 311 Architectural Graphics
3 hours. Explore non-digital graphic media, scaling and block lettering, while focusing on consumers in retail spaces. Students use various methods and techniques related to drawing and composition as a tool to communicate visual information, develop aesthetic and analytical skills, and expand design vocabulary which allows for critical evaluation and discussion. Additional course fee required.

ARTS 330 Interiors Foundations
3 hours. This is the first studio in a sequential series of interior courses in which students apply their skills, knowledge and understanding of the design process to living environments. Emphasis is placed on the interrelationship of design elements and principles, spatial organization and sequencing, and conceptual problem solving in three-dimensional space. Open to all students. Additional course fee required.

ARTD 350 Typography
3 hours. Provides an opportunity for further development of skills and an in-depth exploration of letterforms, typographic conventions and production techniques. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisite: ARTD 250 Design Foundations.

ARTD 360 Illustration
3 hours.This course is a study of personal styles and professional illustration skills in a graphic design and commercial context. Students will learn the technical processes of research and image creation as they apply to story telling in commercial applications. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisites: ARTS 111 Drawing I, ARTS 112 Drawing II and ARTD 250 Design Foundations or instructors permission.

ARTD 363 History of Visual Communication
3 hours.This course surveys graphic communication through history, and the impact of technology on the visual qualities of graphic design, advertising, fashion, media, architecture and industrial design. Beginning with prehistoric petroglyphs and concluding with the World Wide Web, this course will examine how culture shapes the practice of graphic design as well as how design shapes its corresponding culture. Additional course fee is required.

ARTD 370 Fashion Sketching and Technical Drawing
3 hours. This course will introduce the students to methods and techniques in drawing fashion figures. They will also develop skills in creating accurate technical flats that can be used for design and pattern-making tech packs. The students will become familiar with the evolution of fashion illustrating and how it is influenced by the cycle of fashion, which in turn is influenced by the economic, social and historical aspects of culture.
Prerequisite ARTS 111 Drawing I and ARTD 280 Apparel: Concept to Consumer.

ARTD 399 Cross-Cultural Study
3 hours. This course offers in-depth discipline-specific cross-cultural study designed to enhance the intercultural emphasis of various academic majors. The course includes class meetings followed by travel to various locations throughout the world. Students will use core disciplinary knowledge to serve, learn and interact with other cultures. (Offered in May Term. Students must meet eligibility requirements.) Additional course fee is required.

ARTD 410 Creative Suite II
3 hours.This course will provide students opportunity to hone basic skills obtained in the core applications of Adobe’s Creative Suite into professional level work. Assignments are designed for application to professional portfolios and marketplace expectations, and to prepare students for A.C.E. expert certification by Adobe in Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator. Satisfies major elective. Additional course fee required
Prerequisite: ARTD 210 Creative Suite I and ARTD 250 Design Foundations.

ARTD 415 Professional Design Collaboration
3 hours. This is a project-based course for the purpose of collaborating with other specialties in and around the design field. Projects will be selected according to student's interest, and a body of work will be completed at professional portfolio level. Additional course fee required.
Prerequisite: ARTD 100 Project Management and Design, ARTD 210 Creative Suite I and ARTD 250 Design Foundations.

ARTD 417 The Business of Design
3 hours. This course explores standard business procedures commonly associated with the practice of design. Students will study various types of design practices, financial management and compensation, ethical practices, professional development, legal liability and issues related to licensing and certification. The management of a typical design project will be studied, including writing proposals and contracts, specifications, bidding procedures, budgets, construction schedules, vendor negotiations and collaboration, and project administration.

ARTD 430 Informed Interior Design
3 hours. This is the second studio in a sequential series of design courses. Students will be introduced to programming, specifications and code requirements as they relate to planning small commercial facilities. Emphasis is on the design process using space planning concepts and methods, problem solving, and application of design theory specific to living environments. Students are introduced to evidence-based design theory. Additional course fee required.
Prerequisite: ARTD 330 Interior Foundations.

ARTD 431 CAD for Interiors
3 hours. This course is an introduction to computer-aided drafting using Autodesk AutoCAD. Students will use CAD software effectively to create computer-generated floor plans, elevations and details that meet current industry standards. Emphasis is placed on designing from the inside out. An overview of building materials, mechanical systems, building codes, construction techniques and project sequencing as well as interpretation of detailed working drawings are discussed.
Prerequisite: ARTD 330 Interior Foundations or ARTD 311 Architectural Graphics or instructor's permission.

ARTD 440 Kitchen and Bath Design
3 hours. High demand is on the professional designer who can take an in-depth look at the complex issues impacting the design of kitchens and bathrooms. Students will examine effective work center planning strategies, equipment and fixture specifications, storage and cabinetry needs, and the selection of surfaces and finishes for performance and visual impact. Course is taught in accordance with NKBA guidelines.
Prerequisite: ARTD 311 Architectural Graphics or instructor permission.

ARTD 450 Introduction to Maya
3 hours.This course explores 3-D modeling with one of the design industry’s most powerful applications. Students will gain working knowledge of its capabilities as they apply to package design, modeling, rigging, animation, lighting, surface rendering, scenic development and simple animation. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisites: ARTS 111 Drawing I, ARTS 112 Drawing II and ARTD 250 Design Foundations.

ARTD 451 Introduction to Motion Graphics and Visual Effects
3 hours.The course is focused on kinetic typography, basic video compositing and visual effects. It includes the primary tools, concepts, workflows and practices of digital and time-based media. Additional course fee is required.

ARTD 460 Marketplace Graphics
3 hours. Design, use, production and evaluation of product packaging, public graphics and signage, including exploration of related material and environmental issues. Course will concentrate on computer-assisted production techniques, mock-up presentation, and portfolio and professional development. Additional course fee is required.

ARTD 470 Pattern Development
3 hours. A pattern in sewing and fashion design is the template from which the parts of a garment are traced onto fabric before cutting out and assembling. Students will master skills for developing patterns from assigned sketches or their own designs. They will use a basic sloper set as their starting point for learning. A final project applying their own design creations is the culminating experience. Accurate industry terminology will be used and implemented into the class demonstrations and projects. Additional course fee required.
Prerequisite: ARTD 230 Sewn Products Development, ARTD 280 Apparel: From Concept to Consumer, ARTD 303 Textiles Foundations.

ARTD 473 Apparel Product Innovations
3 hours. Students will develop an understanding of the merchandising process from concept to consumer. Students will develop a company concept, branding and marketing for an apparel line as well as design and merchandise the line. Additional course fee required.
Prerequisite: ARTD 470 Pattern Development and Junior or Senior standing.

ARTD 475 Design Internship
3 hours. The student will engage in career-related internships for design which provide on-site work at an approved business or organization site. Course can be taken up to three times for a total of 9 elective credit hours.
Prerequisite: instructor permission.

ARTD 485 Selected Topics
1-3 hours. A lecture/studio class that deals with areas of interest in design. Student may need to purchase additional supplies. Additional course fee is required.

ARTD 491 Professional Development
2 hours. This course focuses on significant steps toward career goals. This will be done through self-assessment tools, exploring the chosen field of interest, interviewing professionals in the field, and utilizing alumni. You will also learn and hone leadership and organizational skills as you showcase your research skills and academic interests in anticipation of graduate school or the job market.
Prerequisite: Art major with senior status, or by permission.

ARTD 492 Portfolio Development
2 hours. This course focuses on the organization and preparation of a portfolio showcasing a student's creative work in preparation for employment in the field of design. Students will explore visual composition and organization, document assembly methods and various reproduction image management techniques. Computer photo editing and printing are used to create a paper and digital portfolio. The implications of a professional portfolio to gain employment is emphasized.
Prerequisite: Art major with senior status, or by permission.

ARTD 495 Special Study
1-3 hours. Designed to give emphasis for the serious art student to allow for further individual study in a medium or area in which no further courses are available, and/or to allow for study in an area for which the student may already have some background and in which no course currently is offered.