Course Description

Before a surface design goes to market, artwork needs to be prepared for many types of printing and color modes. Surface Design: Production exposes students to color and sizing specifications; manufacturing techniques; and standard formats for precise and seamless repeating patterns (such as full drop, half drop, brick, diamond, mirror and scattertoss repeats).

Students learn to prepare printing of paper, textiles, ceramics, plastics, vinyl and on-demand technologies as well as working with factory templates and specifications; managing color systems for digital and physical applications; and delivering artwork using online methods.

This course uses Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, essential digital tools used throughout professional surface design artwork production.



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: Production
9:30AM to 12:30PM
Feb 13, 2022 to May 01, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • On-Line Distance Learning
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $565.00
Materials List
Section Notes
  • This course includes 30 hours of class time plus at least 15 hours of homework time.
  • No Meeting Date(s): 3/27, 4/17
  • 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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