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.


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
Feb 17, 2022 to Apr 28, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • On-Line Distance Learning
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $565.00
Materials List
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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): 3/24/2022
  • All times are listed for Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).
  • Course teaching method: Combined Asynchronous/Synchronous  
    • Asynchronous: Taught through an online learning environment, allowing for flexibility with scheduling of the student's participation in activities. Includes organized discussions, posts and replies to messages, and uploaded multimedia and resources.               
    • 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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