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Required of all freshmen and transfer students in the Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design programs.
Introduction to Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design programs, activities, resources, and careers.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Computer aided design software functions and processes specific to textiles, merchandising and fashion design.  Introduction to desgin software at the basic level.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lab 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Technical experience in stitch applications, garment construction and finishes and fundamental fit.  Experiences in diverse disciplines within the dapartment and their relation to the global texile and apparel professions and industries.
This course is a prerequisite for: TMFD 216
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Studio 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Non-majors only.
An introduction to design fundamentals and their application in visual communications. Design problems and solutions will be explored and considered relative to the needs of various professions that use images to convey information.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 2
Analysis of social, cultural, aesthetic, and economic influences on clothing and human behavior.
This course is a prerequisite for: TMFD 410
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
ACE Outcomes: 9
Prereqs: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation.
Analysis of social, cultural, aesthetic, and economic influences on clothing and human behavior.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Describe, analyze, interpret and evaluate two and three dimensional design forms.
This course is a prerequisite for: TMFD 225, TMFD 312, TMFD 314, TMFD 425
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Web
ACE Outcomes: 2
Explore color concepts in two and three dimensional formats.  Emphasis on applications to visual merchandising, product development, and fashion design.
This course is a prerequisite for: TMFD 225, TMFD 312, TMFD 314, TMFD 425
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Studio 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
Develop perceptual and analytical drawing skills through visual problem solving using various media and techniques.  Emphasis on developing skills applicable to fashion and textile representation.
This course is a prerequisite for: TMFD 225, TMFD 312, TMFD 314, TMFD 425
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Studio 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
TMFD 206
Prereqs: Sophomore standing.
Fibers, yarns, fabric construction, and finishes as they affect use and care.
This course is a prerequisite for: TMFD 325, TMFD 405, TMFD 406, TMFD 408, TMFD 428, TMFD 809, TMFD 817, TMFD 876
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 2, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 4
Analysis and evaluation of apparel structure. Design, style, and construction variations as related to quality, price, and performance.
This course is a prerequisite for: TMFD 216, TMFD 312, TMFD 403, TMFD 416, TMFD 823
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Textile and apparel industry processes. Social, cultural, and economic influences on the industry including entrepreneurship.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: TMFD 112 and TMFD 212.
Creative experience in apparel design through the use of flat pattern methods.
This course is a prerequisite for: TMFD 403, TMFD 416, TMFD 471, TMFD 472, TMFD 823
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Studio 5
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: TMFD 144, TMFD 145, and TMFD 146.
Introduction to surface design with creative applications of printing and dyeing techniques on fabric.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Studio 5
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: TMFD major. TMFD 144, TMFD 145, TMFD 146, and TMFD 212.
Drawing garments and the fashion figure. Aesthetic styling and presentation, refining product specifications, and interpretations of current trends. Intermediate application of computer-aided design in flat drawings and visual presentations.
This course is a prerequisite for: TMFD 412, TMFD 823
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: ACCT 200 and 3 hrs MATH.
Role and responsibilities of apparel and/or home furnishings merchandisers in a retail operation. Fundamentals of merchandise mathematics and its application to computer technology.
This course is a prerequisite for: TMFD 413, TMFD 422, TMFD 498
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: TMFD 144, TMFD 145, and TMFD 146.
Store and non-store visual merchandising and promotion for textiles and apparel. Includes strategies for branding and target market in both real and virtual platforms.
This course is a prerequisite for: TMFD 413, TMFD 498
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Junior standing; TMFD 206.
Creative application of woven and non-loom textile construction techniques.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Studio 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
Readings in current literature and individual problems.
Credit Hours: 1-5
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: TMFD 212 and 216.
Creative experience in designing apparel through the use of draping techniques.
This course is a prerequisite for: TMFD 416, TMFD 471, TMFD 472, TMFD 498
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per semester: 6
Course Format: Studio 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
TMFD 405/805
Prereqs: TMFD 206; CHEM 105 or 109 or 113.
Recent advances in the production and performance of fibers, yarns, finishes and dyes for textile products. Lab experiences designed to familiarize the students with standards, methods and equipment for evaluating textile product performance.
This course is a prerequisite for: TMFD 498
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 2, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: TMFD 206.
Physical and chemical analysis of textiles using standard testing procedures. The calculation, interpretation, and evaluation of test results.
This course is a prerequisite for: TMFD 498
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 2, Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
TMFD 407/807
Prereqs: Junior standing, AHIS 101 or 102 or 3 hrs HIST 130 or 131.
Theoretical approach to the history of dress from ancient times through the twentieth century; examining dress in the context of social, economic, and artistic development of Western culture.
This course is a prerequisite for: TMFD 498
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
TMFD 408/808
Prereqs: Junior standing, TMFD 206, AHIS 101 or 102 or 3 hrs HIST 130 or 131.
Textiles in the context of artistic, social, political, and economic developments in the cultures of Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. Emphasis on evolution of textile design and stylistic differences between cultures.
This course is a prerequisite for: TMFD 498
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
TMFD 410/810
Socio-Psychological Aspects of Clothing Crosslisted as WMNS 410A/810A
Prereqs: Senior standing; 3 hrs PSYC or SOCI; TMFD 123.
Theories and research findings about the social and psychological aspects of clothing and appearance in relation to the self and others.
This course is a prerequisite for: TMFD 498
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Senior Standing; For Merchandising option and for the Textile and Apparel Design option: TMFD 312MRKT 300 and 6 hrs from any of the the following:  ACCT 200, ECON 200BLAW 300, FINA 300, MNGT 300. For Textile Science option and for the Textile, Merchandising and Fashion Design Communications option: TMFD 312 and ECON 200.
 
Synthesis of process involved in product development from product initiation to the development of market strategies.  Career and portfolio development.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
Prereqs: ACCT 200; MRKT 300 and 3 hrs from any of the following: ECON 200, BLAW 300, FINA 300, MNGT 300; TMFD 313 and 314.
Problems involved in consumer decision making, merchandise development and planning, retail strategies, and marketing practices specific to the textile and apparel industry.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: TMFD 212, 216 and 403.
Creative experience.
Designing apparel, computer-aided design, pattern making, and line development for specific markets.
This course is a prerequisite for: TMFD 498
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per semester: 6
Course Format: Studio 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Senior Standing and TMFD 313
Comprehensive study of issues involved in global sourcing, including the scope, trends, and sustainability of current practices. An analysis of cultural, political, ethical, and economic perspectives related to global sourcing, production, trade and distribution of textiles and apparel products.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: TMFD 144, TMFD 145, and TMFD 146.
Digital and other media for printed textiles. Design development, professional practices, and expressive and communicative concepts.
This course is a prerequisite for: TMFD 498
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Studio 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
TMFD 428/828
Prereqs: 4 hrs CHEM and TMFD 206.
This course is taught every other year. Check with adviser and/or department when planning course work.
Application classes of dyes. Physical and chemical properties of dyes within each class, methods of dye-fiber association, fastness properties of dyes, and recommended application procedures.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: TMFD 216 and TMFD 403.
Advanced work in the creation of apparel as visual communication. Design conceptualization with experimentation in media, structure, technique, and presentation.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Studio 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: TMFD 216 and TMFD 403.
Requires a public presentation of work.
Advanced work in creation of textiles. Design conceptualization, development and experimentation in media, structure, application, and product development.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Studio 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
TMFD 490
Prereqs: Permission.
Presented by department faculty and visiting artists, scholars and scientists.
Opportunity to analyze and evaluate techniques, develop skills, or study topics of special interest. A. Textiles (1-3 cr) B. Fashion (1-3 cr) D. Design (1-3 cr)
Credit Hours: 1-3
Max credits per semester: 9
Course Format: Independent Study
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: 12 hrs textiles, merchandising and fashion design or permission.
The textile and apparel industry. Visits to museums, showrooms, manufacturers, retail establishments in major domestic and/or foreign markets such as: New York City, Paris, London, Milan, Prague, Shanghai, Seoul.
Credit Hours: 2
Max credits per degree: 4
Course Format: Field
Course Delivery: Classroom
TMFD 493/893
Prereqs: 12 hrs. textiles, merchandising and fashion design or permission.
The credit hours for this course will be determined by the length of the study tour. Tours of 3-4 days will be for 1 credit and 5-8 will be for 2 credits. Students may repeat this course for credit.
The apparel, accessories and soft goods marketplaces and manufacturing throughout the U.S. provide excellent arenas for learning. Short domestic study tours including but not limited to such centers of soft good commerce as Las Vegas, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth and other regional locations.
Credit Hours: 1-2
Max credits per degree: 4
Course Format: Field
Course Delivery: Classroom
TMFD 496/896
Prereqs: 12 hrs in textiles, merchandising and fashion design and permission.
Individual projects in research, literature review, or creative production. A. Textiles (1-5 cr) B. Fashion (1-5 cr) D. Design (1-5 cr)
Credit Hours: 1-5
Max credits per degree: 10
Course Format: Independent Study
Course Delivery: Classroom
TMFD 498
Prereqs: For all options: 2.5 GPA, 79 hrs completed toward the degree; 3.0 GPA in TMFD courses; plus any additional prerequisites that are required for the specific option as follows. For Merchandising option: TMFD 313 and 314. For Textiles Science option: TMFD 405/805 or 406/806. For Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design Communications option: TMFD 314 and 407/807 or 408/808 or 410/810. For Textile and Apparel Design option: TMFD 403/803 or 416/816 or 425.
TMFD 498 requires an application for the internship with the TMFD department and with the employer. TMFD 498 is 'Letter Grade only'.
Supervised individual professional experience with a qualified cooperative practicing professional.
Credit Hours: 2-6
Max credits per degree: 6
Course Format: Field
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Senior standing.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Course Delivery: Classroom

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