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Learning Outcomes

Program learning outcomes are statements by faculty members that describe the most important things students will know and be able to do when they graduate from a program.

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Upon graduating from the Textile/Surface Design AAS program, students will be able to:

  • conduct structured research; analyze cultural and aesthetic trends, both historical and contemporary, on textile surface design products and use information to develop creative design concepts;
  • think critically, including the ability to evaluate visual information and compare diverse perspectives, as well as come to fundamental conclusions and interpret information to produce original designs for appropriate textile markets;
  • apply comprehensive textile design skills to design textiles through painting, weaving, screen printing, and demonstrate basic skills in drawing, repeat creation, and color application;
  • apply fundamental computer skills to complement traditional design skills and develop original designs using CAD as a tool including basic technical preparation of designs for production;
  • communicate ideas and express project concepts using foundational visual, oral, and written presentation skills, including the use of appropriate industry vocabulary; and
  • discuss global and cultural issues affecting the textile/surface design industry.

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree

Upon graduating from the Textile/Surface Design BFA program, students will be able to:

  • independently research, evaluate, and analyze cultural and aesthetic trends, both historical and contemporary, on textile surface design products and use information to develop creative and sophisticated design concepts;
  • think critically, including the ability to evaluate visual information and compare diverse perspectives as well as come to independent, sophisticated conclusions and interpret information to produce original designs for appropriate textile and surface design markets;
  • apply comprehensive textile design skills to design textiles through painting, weaving, screen printing, knit, and demonstrate intermediate or advanced skills in drawing, repeat creation, and color application;
  • apply intermediate level computer skills to complement traditional design skills and develop original designs using CAD as a tool including professional technical preparation of designs for production;
  • communicate ideas and articulate project concepts using visual, oral, and written presentation skills at a professional level, including the use of appropriate industry vocabulary; and
  • identify and discuss global and cultural issues affecting the textile/surface design industry.
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