CTD 100 Illustrator I
Prerequisite: CTB 002 or Mac experience required for Mac Sections
Adobe Illustrator is a must for any design professional. Learn how to create and edit your artwork. Program includes spacing, scaling, rotating graphics, and importing and auto-tracing objects. Creating text paths and aligning text to a circle are also covered. Bring a flash drive to class to save your work.
CTD 110 Illustrator II: Fashion Design
Prerequisite: CTD 100
Adobe Illustrator is a great software tool for drawing fashion designs and illustrations. Use this popular vector-based package to create flats and patterns and to incorporate garment details. Bring a flash drive to class to save your work.
CTD 111 Illustrator II: Graphic Design
Prerequisite: CTD 100
Expands upon and develops the skills learned in Adobe Illustrator I. Create dynamic graphics using advanced editing and drawing tools, path editing techniques, filter effects, and masks. Explore the transparency palette, live effects, and the appearance palette. Bring a flash drive to class to save your work.
CTD 112 Illustrator II: Textiles and Product Development
Prerequisite: CTD 100
Adobe Illustrator is widely used in the textile industry. Apply your Illustrator skills to create repeat patterns, weaves, color combinations and learn to work with images in your patterns. Bring a flash drive to class to save your work.
CTD 120 Illustrator III: Fashion Design
Prerequisite: CTD 110
Students will build on the skills learned in Adobe Illustrator II for Fashion Design. Industry techniques used to illustrate garments, work with licensed images, and create original artwork are covered. Learn to work back and forth between Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Bring your fashion book/portfolio to the first class. Bring a flash drive to class to save your work.
CTD 121 Illustrator III: Graphic Design
Prerequisite: CTD 111
This course builds on the topics covered in Illustrator levels I and II. Program features include: live trace and live paint; recoloring art to change color; custom graphics; working with vectors and pixels; converting raster images to vector using the appearance panel and live effects together; creating, editing and experimenting with color groups; working with opacity masks; and isolated blending. Bring a flash drive to class to save your work.
CTD 131 Creating Complete Tech Packs in Illustrator
Prerequisite: CTD 100
This course demonstrates how to make sample tech packs that effectively communicate with sample makers and factories to assure accuracy in the sample making process. Using Adobe Illustrator, you will create custom branded templates and learn how to efficiently convey all the information needed to make a sample. Save time and money by minimizing first sample errors. Bring a flash drive to class to save your work.
CTD 135 Technical Design for Costume Jewelry
Prerequisite: CTD 100
If you need to create technical packages for the costume jewelry industry take this class. In this class you will learn how to create accurate illustrations for domestic and overseas manufacturing and commonly used costume jewelry terminology. You will learn a quick and easy approach to making illustrations including back and sides and how to assign specifications (and cheats for some!). This course is great for beginners and hand illustrators who want a way to digitize their work. Bring a flash drive to class to save your work.
CTD 200 Photoshop I
Prerequisite: CTB 002 or Mac experience required for Mac Sections
Adobe Photoshop is a must for any design professionals. Functions and controls of each of the program's major tools are introduced as well as layers, scanning, adjustments, and the principles of file size. Bring a flash drive to class to save your work.
CTD 211 Photoshop II: Graphic Design
Prerequisite: CTD 200
This program gives in-depth exposure to Adobe Photoshop software technology. Hands-on approach concentrates on scanning images and using Photoshop tools to achieve optimal results. Layering masks and analyzing visual problems are covered. Bring a flash drive to class to save your work. Bring to the first session an image to scan and magazine pictures or ads you believe have been manipulated in some way.
CTD 212 Photoshop II: Textiles and Product Development
Prerequisite: CTD 200
Adobe Photoshop is the most widely used design software in the textile industry. This hands-on workshop teaches you to apply your Photoshop skills to textile design and product development. Scan images and generate drawings for surface and structural design. Create color combinations, repeats, and colorways for specific target markets. Bring a flash drive to class to save your work.
CTD 320 NedGraphics - Printing Studio Pro and Fashion Studio (Easy Weave)
Own a fashion company? Freelance fashion or textile designer? A converter? This introductory course will give you a hands-on overview of textile design development using the popular CAD software by NedGraphics, known as Printing Studio Suite + Fashion Studio Suite. We will cover textile design collection development including product concept and color development, color reduction and cleaning of scanned artwork, design and textile print repeats and introduce the CAD weaving tools. Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator required. Bring a flash drive to class to save your work.
CTD 350 Kaledo Print
Kaledo Print is specifically developed to turn creative ideas into production-ready, cost effective prints. The Kaledo Print user will learn how to use the tools to execute an idea from concept to production by reducing artwork down to flat color or by creating gradients to replicate a watercolor effect. You will put the artwork into a technical production-ready size and create the colorways that the customer will see in the store. Bring a flash drive to class to save your work.
CTD 351 Kaledo Knit and Weave
Develop simple and intricate knitted swatches using the unique 3D stitch simulator. You will have access to an extensive library of industry-standard knit structures at your fingertips and you will have the capability to create your own. Create colorways and export a stitch-by-stitch file to send to the mill. The Kaledo Weave user will develop simple and elaborate woven fabrics. You will learn how to create your own yarns and woven patterns. You will also have access to visual libraries of industry-standard yarn and woven patterns ready for you to quickly choose from. Bring a flash drive to class to save your work.
CTD 361 AutoCAD I
Move quickly through the basics of AutoCAD and explore the more advanced commands for the creation of professional two-dimensional construction and presentation drawings. Class is PC based. Bring a flash drive to class to save your work.
CTD 362 AutoCAD II
Prerequisite: CTD 361
Use your own project to brush up your skills and implement the commands learned in Part I. Use AutoCAD efficiently to create, view, manage, plot, share, and reuse accurate, information-rich drawings. Class is PC based. Bring a flash drive to class to save your work.
CTD 371 Design for 3D Printing
Create 3D models using Photoshop and SketchUp Pro—a valuable skill for many industries and home use. Learn the modeling interfaces, develop modeling skills, learn how to import 3D objects between software, and the shortcuts that can speed up production. Print your model by linking directly to top online 3D printing companies, using your home 3D printer or at FIT's Fab Lab.
CTD 381 Revit I
In this hands on class you will be taken step by step through the process of drawing a building learning each Revit tool as needed. The course will cover building elements such as walls, columns, floors, ceilings, doors, windows, stairs. You will also learn dimensioning, annotation tools and page setup. Class is PC based.
CTD 382 Revit II
Prerequisite: CTD 381
Building up on the basics of Revit I, we will look at ceiling transitions, stair details and extensions, sloping roofs and floors. Detail callouts and 2D elements including symbols, tags, schedules, and legends will be covered. Materials and entourage will be assigned for camera views and renderings. Class is PC based.
CTD 390 Intro to Knit CAD with Shima Seiki
Students will utilize advanced technology to digitally develop knit design concepts, input colors using a spectrophotometer, create and save digital palettes, assign yarns and develop pattern simulations for a knit swatch portfolio and design collection
CTD 429 Introduction to Rhino for the CAD Novice
Rhinoceros is one of the foremost applications used in jewelry design and other industries for the creation of three-dimensional models for prototyping, mechanical drawings, and layouts. This course is designed for those students who are new to computer-aided design, helping them better determine if they are ready to move on to Rhino I, or should instead gain further experience with less demanding computer graphics applications. Class is PC based.
CTD 430 Rhino I
Prerequisite: CTD 429 or equivalent experience
Rhinoceros is one of the foremost applications used to create three-dimensional models for prototyping, in jewelry design and other industries and to create mechanical drawings and layouts. This first course will cover two-dimensional digital drawing and drafting. Class exercises will include jewelry-related material. You must complete required homework in to pass. Class is PC based. Bring a flash drive to class to save your work. Required text: Rhino 5.0 for Jewelry by Dana Buscaglia, available at Barnes & Noble at FIT.
CTD 431 Rhino II
Prerequisite: CTD 430
This course will build on Rhino modeling fundamentals, with students progressing on to three-dimensional surface and solid modeling. Class exercises will include jewelry-related material. Class is PC based. Bring a flash drive to class to save your work. Required text: Rhino 5.0 for Jewelry by Dana Buscaglia, available at Barnes & Noble at FIT.
CTD 432 Rhino III
Prerequisite: CTD 431
This course continues the focus on the creation of three dimensional surfaces and solids from CTD 431. Students learn how to create, manipulate, and edit three-dimensional objects for the making of models. Class exercises include jewelry-related material. Class is PC based. Bring a flash drive to class to save your work. Required text: Rhino 5.0 for Jewelry by Dana Buscaglia, available at Barnes & Noble at FIT.
CTD 433 Rhino IV
Prerequisite: CTD 432
Continue the study of 3D modeling. Exercises will cover the workflow of making pavé and azures as well as making a hinge for a bracelet. Learn techniques needed to be a CAD modeler in the jewelry industry. Class is PC based.
CTD 520 InDesign
Prerequisite: Mac experience required or take CTB 002
InDesign, Adobe's full-featured page layout program, allows you to work seamlessly with other Adobe programs such as Photoshop, Illustrator, LiveMotion, and Acrobat, giving you unprecedented control over the printed piece. This course introduces you to the InDesign interface, including the tools and palettes, and explains how to create and navigate a document, work with text and objects, use pen tools, add color, import and manipulate graphics, and manage long documents and styles. Bring a flash drive to class to save your work.
CTD 525 Interactive Design for Tablets and Smart Phones
This hands-on workshop demonstrates how to effectively create content for e-publishing platforms (iPad, iTunes, Amazon Kindle). Utilizing the tools of the Adobe Creative Suite, you'll learn to size and create interactive content for the new media. This is a great course for anyone looking to independently publish or find employment in this new publishing area. A basic knowledge of InDesign is required. Recommended reading: Digital Publishing with Adobe InDesign CC:
Moving Beyond Print to Digital by Diane Burns and Sandee Cohen
CTD 601 Intro to Web Coding
If you're new to coding for web sites the place to start is learning HTML and CSS. In this class you'll learn how to use any text editor to create web pages. We'll go over how structure (HTML) is always separated from the style (CSS) of every web page. Hands-on exercises will introduce you to: HTML Basics; the fundamental tags; creating lists; how to error check your code; links; adding images and videos; forms; data tables; grouping elements; style sheets of the cascade; setting typeface; padding, border and margin; color and background; and layout options. Knowing HTML and CSS is essential when creating web sites of any kind.
CTD 606 HTML5 & CSS3
Take your web design and development skills to the next level with HTML5 and CSS3. In this class you will learn the new features of HTML5 and CSS3 that make creating web pages easier. Some of the topics covered include adding new semantic elements to your pages, embedding multimedia files natively, and adding stunning visual effects with CSS3. HTML and CSS knowledge required
HTML and CSS knowledge required.
CTD 613 WordPress 101
WordPress is the worlds leading blogging/content management system because anyone can make any kind of website with it. In this class you'll be learning the fundamental things you need to know to make your website, including how to create pages and posts; how to work with the visual editor to add images, videos, and links within pages or posts; how to manage site links and work with permalinks; how to work with themes; how to use plug-ins; and how to hook your WordPress site into the social networks. Some advanced topics such as how to change a themes appearance and how to add templates and the file structure of WordPress will be discussed. You will be making a small website for the class project.
CTD 614 Squarespace 101
Build and host your own professional business website with Squarespace. Get the most out of this service's user-friendly drag-and-drop interface. Learn how to use the tools business owners need to manage a website, from search engine optimization (SEO) to comprehensive e-commerce solutions.
CTD 615 User Interface Design (UI)
User Interface Design (UI) is the transference of a product’s graphic design and UX into an attractive user-centered experience by technical means. Key skills include branding, creating digital graphics, interactive design, and increasingly, front-end development. In this course you will learn industry standard for digital graphics, cutting edge interaction techniques, and UI design with the opportunity for some light coding.
CTD 616 User Experience Design Basics (UX)
User Experience Design (UX) is a user-first approach to design. It combines market research strategy and content with the concrete tools of wireframing, prototyping, A/B testing and analytics. Learn the industry standards and pilot your own brand user experience via competitor analysis, originating a user persona and prototyping.
CTD 641 Search Engine Optimization
This is a lecture course. Web designers, programmers, webmasters, and online marketers will gain a thorough understanding of search engine optimization (SEO) and its importance in today's highly competitive web design and development field. Learn the various ins and outs of SEO, on-page and off-page, how search engines read, understand and learn a website and what needs to get done in order to strengthen a website's overall search-ability and online presence.
CTD 645 Google Analytics
Your website is continuously collecting information about your customer. Google Analytics is a free tool that presents this data in a user friendly format so that you can make data driven decisions for a successful business. Learn who your customers are, how they interact with your website, what content is engaging them (and what isn't). Find out how they found you-- was it search? paid search? social media? And most importantly-- which are buying?
Instructor: Matt Nastos, Co-Founder & CEO, Maison MRKT
CTD 652 E-Commerce Tracking
This cutting-edge analytics lecture and lab workshop gives you a working knowledge of the tools, technology, and data sources available to improve sales conversions and ROI. Topics addressed are fashion retail e-commerce measurement strategies, and how to create and execute mobile and online/offline measurement planning. Digital data security and privacy issues are discussed. Case studies provide a real-world understanding and direction for tool utilization and setup. Work hands on to experience how to properly manage and assess the performance of web and e-commerce marketing (SEM, SEO, Display/Video Ads campaigns, etc.), on-site e-commerce sales and email marketing campaigns.
Instructor: Pedro Ávila is a privacy engineer at Google with over a decade of consulting and analytics experience across countries, technologies, and industries.
CTD 706 55A Animation Design with Adobe Animate
This workshop will introduce you to the basics of animation for web, video and tablets. Create interactive content limited only by your imagination. With Animate, adobe has completely redesigned Flash incorporating HTML5 canvas and Web GL support. Widely used in the cartoon industry by Nickelodeon and Titmouse Inc.
Required text: Learn Adobe Animate CC for Interactive Media: Adobe Certified Associate Exam Preparation By Joseph Labrecque, Rob Schwartz
CTD 800 Final Cut Pro X
This Apple certified course introduces the primary feature set and basic interface of Final Cut Pro X. Learn to perform basic editing functions while familiarizing yourself with the user interface. Topics include basic setup; adjusting and customizing preferences and settings; capturing video and audio; various editing and trimming techniques; ripple, roll, and slip and slide tools; audio editing and audio creation; and finishing and final output
CTD 802 Adobe Premiere
Adobe Premiere is swiftly becoming the standard editing software in the film industry. In this hands-on class you will learn to perform basic editing functions while familiarizing yourself with the user interface. Topics include basic setup; adjusting and customizing preferences and settings, capturing video and audio; various editing and trimming techniques; ripple roll and slip and slide tools, audio editing and audio creation; and finishing and final output.
CTD 860 After Effects I
Animation is the attempt to inspire, heighten, or intensify the visual experience. An animated sequence seeks to move beyond a static representation of text or imagery and convey the illusion of life. In the task of animation, there are few tools more powerful than Adobe After Effects. It is the industry standard tool for creating engaging motion graphics and broadcast animation, and can be seen in use in nearly every television and post-production facility in the world. Focus on the use of After Effects as a broadcast animation tool. Topics will include timeline-based animation, applying and animating effects, working with imported Photoshop and Illustrator content, and an introduction to using Expressions to automate animation.
CTD 861 After Effects II
Prerequisite: CTD 860
Compositing is the process of combining visual images from different sources into a single, unified image. It is often, though not always, used to give the impression that the different source images are all part of the same scene. This may involve combining different pieces of live action footage or, more often than not these days, combining live action footage with 3D or 2D elements. We will focus on elements of compositing techniques such as chroma keying, as well as advanced animation topics such as a more detailed use of Expressions, plug-ins, scripts, camera tracking, and planar mapping.