CLOTHING , TEXTILES, AND INTERIOR DESIGN (CTD)
Professor Carolyn Callis, Department Head
Office: 307 Doster Hall
CTD 102 Applied Design. Three hours.
Basic concepts in organization and evaluation of design, and its contribution to the enrichment of living. Usually offered in summer school. Two lectures, one laboratory.
CTD 121 Introduction to Interior Design. Three hours.
Introduction to the functional and aesthetic requirements of lifespaces, with emphasis on user needs and the home environment. Usually offered in summer school. Two lectures, one laboratory.
CTD 216 Beginning Weaving. Three hours.
Study of original design in loom weaving techniques; dressing the loom; drafting designs; and weaving and finishing procedures. Offered irregularly. Two laboratories.
Emphasis is on the development of the fashion figure, design details, fabric rendering, flats, customer profile analysis, and collection development. In addition, students using advanced computer design software, create original digital design layouts of their work. Two lectures, one laboratory.
CTD 219 Textile Design. Three hours.
Using the latest computerized design systems, students create original designs, repeats, colorways, and coordinates targeting specific markets. Emphasis is on the creative use of advanced software, awareness of industry trends, and the development of an original portfolio of digitally produced designs. Two lectures, one laboratory.
CTD 221 Materials and Sources for Interior Design. Three hours.
Corequisite: CTD 225.
Study of manufacturers’ products for residential and nonresidential interior design; construction materials, finishes, furniture, and furnishings. Offered in the fall semester.
Fundamentals of residential interior design with emphasis on presentation graphics. Exploration of programming, universal access, and lighting for the residential environment. Offered in the fall semester. Two laboratories.
CTD 226 Nonresidential Design/Graphic Communication. Three hours.
Prerequisite: CTD 225.
Corequisites: DR 131, and CTD 102 or studio art.
Fundamentals of nonresidential interior design with emphasis on presentation graphics. Exploration of programming, spatial organization, and codes and standards for the business environment. Offered in the spring semester. Two laboratories.
Structural analysis of textile products for apparel and household use. Focus on products, standards, specifications, and relationships among performance, quality, and price.
CTD 241 Apparel Construction. Three hours.
Introduction to apparel producer-retailer relationships. Emphasis on quality control and time management in meeting apparel specifications through application of apparel construction, fitting, and pattern alteration principles. Two laboratories.
Team approach to apparel product development including market research, design concepts, garment specification writing, sourcing, costing, production, quality control, and promotional materials. Offered in the spring semester. Two laboratories.
CTD 261 Textiles. Three hours.
Characteristics of the textile industry, fibers, yarns, fabric construction, and finishes. Selection, care, and performance characteristics.
CTD 281 Fashion Retailing I. Three hours.
Organization, promotion methods, and interrelationship of the textiles, apparel, and retailing industries. Includes consumer demand and diffusion of fashion. Offered in the fall semester.
Introduces contemporary display techniques, equipment, and materials for designing three-dimensional product presentations within the retail environment. Using advanced computer software, students create and execute original visual programs and storewide promotions. Two lectures, one laboratory.
Exploration of internship possibilities and requirements, development of job-search skills and internship placement.
Enrollment open to students applying for interior design internships and registration in CTD 423 the
following summer. Offered in the spring semester.
Design of interior environments for persons with special needs such as health care, rehabilitation, education, and congregate-care interiors. Cabinet and millwork design. Offered in the fall semester. One lecture, two laboratories.
Planning and design of interior spaces; project management; design and specification of interior architectural materials and furnishings. Offered in the spring semester. One lecture, two laboratories.
CTD 328 Professional Procedures in Interior Design. Three hours.
Philosophy and organization of professional practice; studio management, contracts, budgets, specifications, and professional organizations. Offered in the spring semester.
Principles, terminology, command sequencing and execution, and equipment use for computer-aided design applications within the field of interior design. Review of basic commands with emphasis on intermediate and advanced applications.
Emphasis is on developing rendering techniques and improving some portfolio pieces as time allows. Freehand perspective methods will be demonstrated, practiced, and applied.
Application of computer technology to fashion illustration, apparel design, marker making, pattern making, and pattern grading. Offered in the spring semester. Two laboratories.
Principles and procedures governing development and use of master patterns. Application of flat pattern principles to the execution of original designs. Offered in the fall semester. Two laboratories.
Techniques of draping on a dress form are applied in the execution of original designs. Offered in the spring semester. Two laboratories.
Integration of the theory, techniques, and art of lighting design; principles, terminology, and equipment used in light distribution systems in the interior environment. Two lectures, one laboratory.
CTD 381 Fashion Retailing Seminar. Three hours.
Focus on professional development and profit analysis. Exploration of internship possibilities and requirements, development of job-search skills, and internship placement. Enrollment open to students applying for fashion retailing internships. Offered in the spring semester.
CTD 415 History of Textile Design. Three hours.
Study of the history of textiles emphasizing the influence of cultural factors. Writing proficiency must be demonstrated to receive credit for this course. Offered in the spring semester.
CTD 421 History of Interiors and Furnishings I. Three hours.
Study of the furnishings, interior treatments, and lifespaces characteristic of selected styles up to 1790. Offered in the fall semester.
CTD 422 History of Interiors and Furnishings II. Three hours.
Study of American, 19th-century, and 20th-century furnishings, interior treatments, and lifespaces. Writing proficiency must be demonstrated to receive credit for this course. Offered in the spring semester.
Experience in interior design or related business under supervision of advisor and the business management. Offered during the summer session.
CTD 424 Architectural Study for Interior Design. Three hours.
An exploration of the material culture of architectural style for interior design students utilizing lecture, directed reading, field study, and written analysis. The Tuscaloosa, Alabama, historical districts, the Alabama Black Belt towns of Demopolis and Greensboro, and the contrast of historic and modern in Florence, Alabama, will provide hands-on study of architectural history and style.
CTD 425 Advanced Residential Design/Historic Documentation. Four hours.
Prerequisite: CTD 326.
Problems in design of the home environment; individual and group problem solving. Emphasis is on historic preservation principles and practices for interior designers. Offered in the fall semester. One lecture, two laboratories.
Problems in design of business and professional interiors; construction drawings using computer-assisted design; individual and group problem solving. Requires senior thesis. Offered in the spring semester. One lecture, two laboratories.
CTD 446 Cultural Dynamics of Apparel and Textiles. Three hours.
Impact of cultural dynamics on apparel and textile production and marketing. Offered in the spring semester.
CTD 447 Textiles and Apparel in International Trade. Three hours.
Prerequisites: EC 111 or EC 110, and CTD 281.
Study of the evolution of the textile industry and its products, emphasizing multinational characteristics and contemporary issues. Writing proficiency must be demonstrated to receive credit for this course.
CTD 448 History of Costume. Three hours.
Costume development from prehistoric to modern times. Study of cultural forces in relation to the evolution of costume. Offered in the fall semester.
CTD 449 Sociopsychological Aspects of Clothing. Three hours.
Application of behavioral-science theories to clothing. Offered irregularly.
Synthesis and application of design theories; procedures and processes used in the apparel industry. Development of portfolio of original design work is required. Two laboratories. Offered in the fall semester.
CTD 455 Textile/Apparel Production/Design Internship. Three to six hours.
Prerequisite: CTD 351.
Supervised internship with a textile or apparel manufacturer. Open only to AT majors with an apparel design concentration, on a competitive basis.
Use of standard laboratory test methods and computerized statistical data analysis to evaluate the quality of textile products. Block course. Offered in the fall semester.
Merchandise planning and control; techniques of merchandising, including unit and dollar assortment planning, inventory control, and procurement. Block course. Offered in the fall semester.
To participate, students must make application to the department by the first day of classes during the spring semester of the junior year. A grade point average of 2.5 or higher is required for the professional courses specified under “Fashion retailing concentration for AT majors” in this catalog. The course involves supervised work experience in a business related to the major field of study.
CTD 498:499 Directed Individual Studies. One to six hours.
Prerequisite: Permission of department head.