Basic Interior Space Planning

This is an introduction to planning inte-rior spaces for students without drafting skills. Learn what it means to be an interior designer and apply conceptual approaches to interior design problems. Through sessions on color, scale and proportion, lighting, furniture arrangement, floor and wall treatments, and client psychology, learn to conceptualize and plan creative solutions for interior spaces. Master freehand drawing of floor plans. Complete one interior design project, from beginning ...
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Graphic Design II

Students develop their conceptual and technical skills through sessions in both a nondigital studio and a digital lab. They work on projects that incorporate research, illustrations, and graphics and represent a range of ideas- literal and abstract, metaphorical and symbolic. Discussion of professional practices and class critiques strengthen students’ ability to present a total graphic concept. Prerequisite: Graphic Design I and working knowledge of Illustrator and InDesign. Limited to 16...
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Professional Practices: Graphic Design

Through lectures, demonstrations, research and studio work, this course presents an in- depth exploration of the business of graphic design and related professional practices. Whether you intend to freelance, work ina small boutique office, or design at a large corporation, this course will help you understand what to expect. The course focuses on common design problems, including pricing, estimates, invoices, client relations, and professional conduct. Limited to 16. Open to Non-Credit and...
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Graphic Design Portfolio

Through lectures, demonstrations, and studio work, you learn to build an original, effective graphic design portfolio to present to potential employers and undergraduate and graduate admission counselors. You refine existing projects and are guided to undertake new projects to fill gaps in your portfolio. You research, develop, and refine your presentation skills using both digital and traditional paper portfolio formats. This class is also ideal for professionals who are seeking to reawaken t...
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Graphic Design History

This course covers the history of graphic design from the mid-19th century through the digital revolution. Influential movements are examined, including arts and crafts, art nouveau, Dada, Bauhaus, Neue Grafik,and DIY punk. Students explore the evolu- tion of the discipline from typesetting to lithography to digital design and investigate the relationship of the discipline to propaganda, advertising, corporate branding, and social networking. Limited to 16. Open to Non-Credit and Certi...
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The Graphic Novel

This course is an introduction to the graphic novel, sequential art, and other narrative and text-based art forms. Over the course of the semester, each student develops a complete section of a graphic novel. We discuss sources of inspiration, the combination of image and text, the way time and space function within the medium, and a variety of media and formal possibilities. Emphasis is placed on development of visual storytelling skills; we also look at a wide variety of work by artists work...
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Communication and Promotional Design

The most challenging and innovative designs often fall under promotional design. Assignments include self-promotion and client promotional pieces, including flip- books, posters, announcements, brochures, stationery, and packaging. Use of original graphics, folds, structures, and die-cuts is encouraged. Whether rubber-stamped on newspaper or lavishly produced, the concept is always stressed, and the sky’s the limit. Flex your creative muscles and make something great for yourself and others....
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Greeting Card Design

Designing greeting cards is an excellent way for artists, writers, illustrators, photographers, and graphic designers to supplement their income. Learn to design, write, and market greeting cards. At the end of the course, you will have a professional-quality greeting card portfolio, suitable for presentation to greeting card companies. Writing, art, illustration, graphic or computer design, and photography skills are helpful. Computer and color printer experience is helpful, but not necessary...
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Print Production and Process

A must for every graphic designer, this course guides students through the changing landscape of digital and conventional printing techniques. Specifically created for design students and marketing professionals, this hands-on class explores state-of-the-art printing techniques as well as traditional methods, including offset, screen, and letterpress. Field trips in and around Manhattan enable students to gain a better understanding of the process. Limited to 16. Open to Non-Credit and Cert...
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Graphic Design I

Learn design fundamentals and concept development as they relate to typography, composition, and color. Discover what makes the difference between ordinary images and powerful, effective graphics. Strengthen your design communication skills, and develop your style and vision as you transform your concepts into finished designs. Online section requires access to a scanner. Limited to 16. Open to Non-Credit and Certificate students. Open to Degree students with permission of program.
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Typography I

A thorough understanding of typographic concepts and methods is essential for effective visual communication. Students examine the evolution of the alphabet and the history and basics of typographic style (with an emphasis on 20th-century type design and application). Projects help students understand the difference between legibility and readability and develop a discerning eye and the ability to create effective and expressive type designs. The impact of technology on type design and the wor...
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Fashion Flats

Flat sketching is an essential part of garment production. It communicates details in the design and construction of a garment, from concept to marketing. This course introduces the professional techniques used to create fashion flats, ranging from traditional hand sketching to the use of Adobe Illustrator to produce sketches digitally in a vector format. Prerequisite: Mac Basics or equivalent; experience with Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop is a plus. Limited to 16. Open to Non-Credit and...
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Professional Practices: Fashion

This course introduces you to working in the fashion industry, whether your focus is fashion design, illustration, textile design, buying, or merchandising. Through lectures, research, visiting professionals, and field trips, you are familiarized with current models of practice and study the various roles involved in shaping a contemporary fashion business. Whether you intend to freelance or intern, establish a small design studio, or work for a fashion company, this course helps you understan...
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Fashion Portfolio

A strong portfolio is essential to success in a competitive industry like fashion. Learn to communicate your skills to potential employers, whether your focus is fashion design, illustration, textile design, merchandising, or buying. In this course, you are guided to edit your work—done for school assignments or as a working professional—to build a portfolio that accurately tells the story of your talent. You research, edit, and refine your presentation skills in both digital and tradition...
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Design Sketching II

This course covers advanced figure sketching, the influence of fabric textures on the design of a garment, and the choice of art medium to best illustrate different types of garments and fabrics. Advanced techniques for rendering embroidery, knitwear, furs, and transparent fabrics are covered. Students work on design projects with an emphasis on rendering and illustration. Development of a coherent collection around fashion concepts is stressed throughout. Prerequisite: Design Sketching I or ...
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Brand Strategy and Accessory Design

Develop, design, and realize a collection of accessories. Then learn how to make your line of products a brand by bringing to life its unique message. Learn how to sketch your ideas to industry standards. Explore who the customer is, determine the sales channels, and define a unique brand identity for your products. Use current technology to makea final PowerPoint “deck” and real-time information that will give you the foundation you need to enter the marketplace. Knowledge of PowerPoint a...
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Fashion Marketing in a Global Environment

This course provides a foundation in fashion marketing strategy within a global context. Students learn marketing terminology and concepts through analysis of target markets, the global marketplace, branding communication, and the development of integrated marketing programs within the fashion industry. Students investigate the theoretical and practical underpinnings of marketing design and learn to build profitable customer relationships. The class examines the process of product planning, pr...
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Online Retailing

This course introduces students to the online retailing environment and examines a variety of retail models, from the multichannel strategies of large retailers to small niche concepts. Students learn the retail terminology of the online fashion marketplace and compare Web and traditional brick-and-mortar or catalog retail formats. Special attention is paid to online consumers’ unique shopping habits, preferences, and responses to incentives. The course also examines methods of retail promot...
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Retail Buying

Learn to work with a retail buyer or become one yourself. This course is essential for managers, retail business owners, and all manufacturer’s account representatives. Topics include open to buys, cumulative markups, shortages, vendor analysis, and stock sales. Students learn to buy or communicate with buyers on their level and complete practical and realistic assignments. Bring a calculator to the first class. Limited to 16. Open to Non-Credit and Certificate Students. Open to Degree st...
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Fashion Merchandising

Study the fundamentals of merchandising: market research, planning and control, product development, promotion, and presentation. Analyze case studies outlining strategies used by manufacturers and retailers. Study the impact of consumer behavior, its relationship to forecasting, and the importance of “global merchandising.” Limited to 16. Open to Non-Credit and Certificate Students. Open to Degree students with permission of program
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Consumer Behavior

Today’s competitive marketing climate has led many companies to explore theories of consumer behavior. This course focuses on the profile of the consumer-psychographics and demographics- and consumer interests, with an emphasis on generational marketing. Segmented and niche markets and their development are also discussed. Limited to 16. Open to Non-Credit and Certificate Students. Open to Degree students with permission of program
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Fashion Entrepreneurship

Students aspiring to become entrepreneurs in the fashion industry examine the skills needed to conceive, finance, open, and operate a successful fashion business. Through collaborative research and hands-on practice, students learn the elements of opening a business and navigating the complexities of working with a team. Students learn to create business models and structure legal business organizations, and they explore the details of financing and insurance. Limited to 18. Open to Non-Cre...
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Fashion Trends

What is the fashion news? This course examines significant cultural phenomena that shape the new sensibilities in fashion. Among the components of the historically based slide lectures are the themes of revolution, music, cosmopolitanism, film, the influence of couture, memory, and the ensuing acquisition of the look. This class incorporates roundtable discussions and viewings of current collection showings from the world’s fashion capitals. Limited to 16. Open to Non-Credit and Certifica...
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Fashion Industry Profile: New York City

Delve into the business of fashion in New York City, one of the world’s most important global fashion capitals. You are given an overview of New York City’s industry structure across primary, secondary, and auxiliary markets and explore the interrelationships between design, production, and marketing as they are practiced here. You discuss recent developments in local production, within and outside of the traditional Garment Center, and the rise of innovative fashion incubators developed f...
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Costume Design and History

An introduction to costume design and history for theater and design students, fashionistas, and vintage clothing lovers. Each student works on an individual project, designing the costumes for the main characters in a classic play. The goal is to produce a look book worthy of being shown to a director or producer. Lectures and demonstrations provide instruction in the stages of the design process: concept development, research, character breakdowns, mood boards, swatching, finished renderings...
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Fashion, Pop Culture and the 20th Century

From Victorian conflicts over the decency of women’s dress at the turn of the century to 1990’s school board rulings banning certain “gang-related” items of clothing, fashion was a loaded subject throughout the 20th century. This class discusses the parallel paths of fashion and popular culture as they relate to the politics, economics, gender issues, health concerns, and high art expressions of the past century. For students interested in fashion design, fashion history, and cultural ...
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Worth to Westwood: Fashion from the 19th-21st Centuries

Students are introduced to Western fashion from the middle of the 19th century to the present day. Broad thematic considerations include the nature of fashion (what it is and what it does); its relationship to modernity; production and consumption; art; globalization and customization; and identity and the body. The class discusses the relationship of key designers, events and movements to these broad themes covering the work of Worth and Westwood, the department store and dress reform, post-m...
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Creating a Retail Store Image

Create a retailing concept for a niche business, including name, logo, service mark, 
and marketing tag line. Choose appropriate colors and advertising formats, spec typography, and design stationery, business cards, shopping bags, and gift wrap. Devise a design scheme for the store, from exterior to interior, including signage, window display, floor plan, traffic pattern, lighting design, display fixtures, and merchandising techniques. Your choice of retail concept is wide open: Pop-up shop...
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Window Display Design

Using their own clothing as “merchandise,” students learn basic elements of design and explore concepts such as repetition, rhythm, and negative space. A series of quickly executed displays are produced and documented, each addressing merchandising issues such as focus, interest, harmony, and humor. Color light is studied through direct observation and experimentation. The focus is on creative problem solving to sell a product in a sophisticated, fresh way. Group trips are made to view Man...
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The Medium of Fashion: Textiles, Structure, and Surface

A practical exploration of the materials, elements and techniques used in the modern apparel and fashion industry. Topics include natural and man-made fibers, yarns, textile structures such as knits and woven fabrics, garment structure, practical as well as decorative trims, along with surface design (printing, dyeing and embellishment). Geared to students of fashion design and design professionals interested in understanding the “how” as well as the “why” of textiles, this course cov...
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Fabric Selection and Design Style

Explore fabric research and color theory before drawing your own design. Develop color swatch boards like thoseused by designers to present their season collections. Discuss inspiration and personal style while selecting fabric swatches. As a final step, create an original finished design, sure to be a colorful addition to your portfolio. Three sessions of this course meet during daytime hours at fiber shows and mills; attendance required. Limited to 16. Open to Non-Credit and Certificate S...
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Hand Embroidery and Applique Beading

The technique of combining embroidery appliqué and beading on fabric allows you to develop designs to create garments, scarves, bags, etc. Seed beads, sequins, bugle beads, fabric appliqués, pearls, and faux gems are applied to a variety of fabrics. No previous sewing skills are required. Bring to the first class a quarter kilo of seed beads, a spool of 100 percent cotton thread, a general-use needle, a needlepoint hoop (6 ̋ to 8 ̋), a yard of solid-color 100 percent cotton fabric, and man...
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Patternmaking

Learn the fundamentals of design room patternmaking using basic body slopers. Become familiar with all areas of basic styling, including body slopers, skirts, bodices, collars, sleeves, and dresses. Develop paper patterns and make a fabric sample that demonstrates proper fit. Bring to the first class a #4 pencil, pins and paper scissors. Limited to 14. Open to Non-Credit and Certificate Students. Open to Degree students with permission of program
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Sewing

Learn to sew simple garments using industrial equipment. Acquire the basic skills of cutting, construction, and finishing using a commercial pattern. Learn about fabric selection and practice hand sewing techniques. You will need a home sewing machine to complete homework assignments. Bring to the first class a half yard of muslin, cotton thread, a tape measure, scissors, a needle,and a ruler. Limited to 14. Open to Non-Credit and Certificate Students. Open to Degree students with permissio...
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Digital Sketching I

A basic course in making a designer’s sketch. Using a live model, draw and render designs with emphasis on the figure. Bring to the first class an 18 ̋ × 24 ̋ newsprint pad and soft charcoal or charcoal pencils. Limited to 16. Open to Non-Credit and Certificate Students. Open to Degree students with permission of program
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Painting II


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Professional Practices: Fine Arts

Through lectures, demonstrations, field trips, and research, this course offers you 
an in-depth look at the business aspects of being a fine artist. What part does a gallery owner, art collector, artist’s representative, consultant, or curator play in an artist’s professional life? What kind of promotion is appropriate and effective for your artwork? You explore topics including art pricing, marketing strategies, selling techniques, traditional and alternative art sales venues, and use ...
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Special Topics in Technology, Arts, and Media: Universal Design for Digital Media

Examines the standards and methods for designing digital material which is not only accessible for persons with disabilities but also effective and usable for all users and all platforms. We will review standards for usability and accessibility, focusing on the concepts of universal design, web standards, and accessibility best practices. Topics to be covered include (x)html standards, structured coding procedures, semantic web design, user-centered design, validation tools, among others. May ...
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Photographer Career Prep

In this course, you will find information about both conventional film photography and digital capture. You will develop a step by step understanding of both photographing and developing with digital tools as well as conventional photography and darkroom techniques. We will discuss general photographic techniques, visual awareness, and a variety of troubleshooting issues, as well as a basic understanding of the photography business.
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Web Graphics

What are your options for including graphics in your web pages? Students will learn about the various image formats that can be used on web page and the advantages of each. Students will add images, background images, bullets and graphics to their pages. Students should have a basic understanding of building web pages. No software is required.
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QuarkXpress Introduction

Students will use QuarkXPress to create documents for publication. In this course students will add text and format text to their documents, add table data, and include pictures. Students will create Master Pages, manage color and work with long documents and the collaboration features.
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Photoshop Jumpstart

Students will learn the basics of image correction in Photoshop. Students will learn to correct the overall appearance of the image by improving contrast, color and composition. Students will learn to save their images to be used on web pages. Students will need a copy of Photoshop. A 30-day trial version is available. No book is required for this course.
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Photoshop Introduction

This class will introduce the new user to the basics of working with Photoshop for retouching images and drawing. Students will be able to use various techniques for selecting in order to edit and retouch images. Students will be able to prepare images for including in a web site or for including in printed documents. Students will be able to edit images using the painting tools, clone stamp and drawing tools. Students will be able to create new images using the pen tool and the drawing and pa...
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Photoshop Intermediate

During this course you will learn more about how Photoshop can be used to retouch and restore digital images. You will learn how to correct, change and improve the color of an image, get rid of stains and scratches on scanned images, combine images, add special effects and filters to images and to create images using Photoshop artistic tools. It is recommended that you take the Photoshop Introduction or have worked with Photoshop before taking this class. Students will need a copy of Photoshop...
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Photoshop - Text Effects

Create cool text for your web pages or other projects. Students will create and edit text objects in Photoshop. Students will work with layer effects and filters to create text that looks like it is made of wood, metal, plastic or marble. Students will need a copy of Photoshop. A 30-day trial is available.
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Photoshop - Digital Scrapbooking

Create scrapbook pages using your digital photos! Students will use Photoshop to touch up their images and to create scrapbook pages. Students will learn to create patterned backgrounds, add text and embellishments to their pages. Students will need a copy of Photoshop. A 30-day trial is available.
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Getting Started with Blogging

If you have thought about starting your own blog, then this is the course for you. In this course you will launch your blog and learn to write for your audience. Topics to be discussed include writing and editing your blog, getting others to contribute, getting the word out about your blog, generating traffic to your blog, and ways you can make money from your blog.
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Flash Introduction

Students will create vector graphics using Flash's drawing tools. Students will create basic animations using motion and shape tweening. Students will create interactive Flash projects using ActionScript. Students will create a web-based application that reads from files and links to other pages. Students will create accessible content using Flash. Students will import sound and video into their Flash animations. Students will need a copy of Flash. A 30-day trial is available.
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