MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY COURSE INSTRUCTION
Courses Currently Taught
ATD 121: Explorations in Apparel and Textile Design
Art and design fundamentals applied to apparel design. Visual communication of design ideas through apparel and textile rendering. Design process, fashion theory, fabrication and exploration of two- and three-dimensional designing.
ATD 427: Knitwear Design
Fundamentals of knitwear design. Hand knitting, patternmaking and assembly techniques for cut-and-sew, and full-fashioned knitwear.
ATD 428: Design Studio
Execution of original apparel designs for a collection and exhibition.
ATD 431: Global Context for Sustainable Design
Global patterns of apparel and textile production, distribution, and consumption. Employment practices and international trade policy. Natural resource use and its impact on sustainable design. Design process for sustainable apparel design . Roles and responsibilities of the apparel and textile industries in global sustainability issues. Current and forward-thinking sustainable approaches to fashion, textiles, product development, packaging, and transportation. Environmentally-conscious design, and the significant role of the designer plays in minimizing impact on the environment and natural resources. Sustainable practice in social, cultural, political, and environmental contexts.
ATD 491A: Special Topics in Apparel: Advanced Knitwear
Hand Knitting techniques, such as Fair Isle, Cable Knitting, Intarsia, Crochet. Knitted Accessories.
ATD 491A: Special Topics in Apparel: New York City: Fashion Culture + Design Thinking
Weeklong study away program in New York City focusing on networking and career paths in the fashion design industry.
ATD 493: Internship in Apparel/Textiles
Pre-professional experience in a selected business, industry, or community organization.
Courses Previously Taught
ATD 111: Basic Apparel Structuring
Fundamentals of apparel structuring.
ATD 222: Structuring Tailored and Couture Garments
Advanced methods of garment assembly and fabric handling. Creative application of assembly techniques; tailoring and couture methods.
ATD 231: Textile Materials
Formation and properties of fibers, yarns, structure, finish, color and design of fabrics. Textile specification and selection for end-use performance.
ATD 323: Apparel Pattern Design
Pattern design from standard templates and body measurements. Introduction to design studio environment. Creation of original designs.
ATD 332: Textile Design
Textile design technology for surface design, knit and woven fabric development. Design organization, elements and principles.
ATD 426: History of Dress and Textiles
History of dress and textiles as a reflection of the cultural milieu.
ATD 439: Portfolio Design and Exhibition
Apparel and textile design philosophies, roles and ethics. Professional portfolio and exhibition(s). Capstone course.
ATD 491A: Special Topics in Apparel: Accessories
Art and design fundamentals applied to accessory design. Overview of accessories industry, historical and contemporary. Visual communication of design ideas through patternmaking, technical sketching, full color rendering, concept presentation, culminating in constructed final works, including, scarves, hat, handbag and shoes and full croquis layout accompanying each
ATD 491A: Special Topics in Apparel: Fashion Design Exhibition and Leadership
This course focuses on the Apparel and Textile Design Annual Fashion Show and related leadership roles and responsibilities.