Course Description

This advanced studio course builds on the fundamentals learned in Surface Design: Basics and Surface Design: Applications. Students explore new design concepts and themes for coordinated collections with a focus on finished product applications. Lectures include an overview of product types, design considerations for each type of material, and professional practice principles. Working with the instructor on a one-on-one basis, students complete design collections and product designs for a specific industry such as fashion, home décor, or niche market (as in baby/kids). Assignments are tailored to the student's area of interest: a home décor focus may include tile collection, dinnerware, and bedding; home accents focus may include wallpaper, rugs and pillows; and a fashion focus may include swimwear, loungewear, athletic wear, children's apparel, fashion accessories and scarves.

Students learn design considerations for various products, printing techniques and technical requirements and an overview of Surface Design business practices, including resume preparation, portfolio and website, marketing, revenue models, manufacturers, contracts, and copyrights.

- Through weekly Zoom meetings, students will work under the guidance of instructor expertise to achieve their work in a virtual studio environment.


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: Applications
7:00PM to 10:00PM
Jun 03, 2021 to Aug 05, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • On-Line Distance Learning
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Course Requirements:

  • This course requires you to have a computer with an internet connection; camera and mic to participate in an online course setting; and ZOOM Web Conferencing App installed.
Section Notes
  • This course includes 30 hours of class time plus at least 15 hours of homework time.

  • All times are listed for Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).

  • Course teaching method: TBD

  • 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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