Course Description

This intermediate studio course builds on the fundamentals learned in Surface Design: Basics. Students explore new design concepts and themes for coordinated collections — a grouping of 4 to 6 patterns presented as a collection. Lectures include printing processes for a variety of materials and technologies, how to use the Pantone color system, and inspirational artist case studies. Assignments include research, making mood boards, sketching concepts and the development of pattern collections.

Students learn design problem solving approaches from initial concept to finished product. At this stage, students choose their own mediums and start to develop their individual styles. Students complete finished pattern collections by theme including floral, holiday, novelty and baby/kids. These collections form the foundation for future product designs. 



Specific coursework required for Certificate Students; all other students should have equivalent experience.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Surface Design: Collections
1:30PM to 4:30PM
Sep 24, 2022 to Dec 03, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • On-Line Distance Learning
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Section Notes
  • This course includes 30 hours of class time plus at least 15 hours of homework time.
  • No Meeting Date(s): 11/26/2022
  • All times are listed for Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).
  • Course teaching method:  Synchronous                                                                 
    • Synchronous: Taught through an online learning environment, allowing for the instructor and students to meet during scheduled times. Includes lectures, demos and discussions via Zoom.
  • Course details subject to change. Please check this page regularly to verify information. After registering for a course, visit your student profile page for updates.
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