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Textile Design:

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Online, Nov 2 - Dec 14 | Asynchronous | No Class: 11/23
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/CF-TEXT-1421
0 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $400


The surface design industry can be a daunting place for a newcomer. This course will help guide you by revealing the basics of a successful surface design collection, and by providing an introduction to how a designer can monetize their artwork. In addition to sharing tips for creating eye-pleasing repeats and killer colorways, digital lessons focus on researching and using marketable inspiration, preparing original design files for sale or license, and using professional presentation techniques and self promotion practices. Students will evaluate their work and themselves with a critical eye to determine the right market for their style and how they can work best in the industry. Reading assignments will open students’ eyes to the possibilities of selling and licensing their work, while laying the foundation for new revenue streams. Successful students will complete the course with two marketable artwork collections, a better understanding of where their work fits into the industry, and a personalized plan to meet their surface design goals.

This course does not cover the basics of creating repeats for surface design, but is the perfect companion to Surface Design: Introduction.

- This is an asynchronous online course with no live class sessions or set meeting times. The course will include video presentations, detailed tutorials and discussion forums. Assignments will be sequenced so that one leads to the next and will include project deadlines. Students receive individualized support for idea development and critique of work. To keep pace with the course, students should expect to log in daily to CE Link, our online course management platform.
- This course requires access to Adobe Creative Cloud, or some of its creative tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Monthly subscriptions can be purchased from a variety of pricing plans directly from Adobe. Please visit the Adobe website for cost and downloading instructions. Be sure to check "minimum system requirements" for your computer before purchasing.
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Prerequisite: Surface Design: Introduction or industry equivalent

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