Sep 20, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Applied Design


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Brian F. Davies, Chair

Mitzi Cook Hessam Ghamari J. Alex Poorman
Donald Corey Jeanne Mercer-Ballard Michael A. Rall
Garner G. Dewey Nancy Oliver Anthony Wilson
David H. Domermuth Margot A. Olson Cameron P. Van Dyke
Richard A. Elaver Richard S. Prisco  

The Department of Applied Design is dedicated to fostering excellence in design education, design research, and professional placement. The Department balances theoretical and pragmatic approaches while exploring an awareness of the impact of design decisions on the global community. Sustainability and ethical responsibility are integrated as part of a holistic approach to creative problem solving.

The mission of the Department of Applied Design is to provide an educational foundation that prepares students to enter the design profession and become leaders in the design community.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Apparel Design and Merchandising (710A/19.0901)

The Apparel Design and Merchandising program educates and prepares students with the skills necessary for the process of apparel product development from concept to consumer including design, production, distribution, marketing, and merchandising apparel and textile products. The comprehensive curriculum provides students with instruction, studio experiences, guest speakers and field study trips. In addition, an internship is required. A minor in Marketing is obtained through the Walker College of Business. An alternate minor may be chosen in consultation with and approval by the program coordinator in Apparel Design & Merchandising. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0) is required in each major requirement and an overall cumulative 2.0 GPA is required to graduate.

Sophomore Portfolio Review for Apparel Design and Merchandising students -

In order to support the professional orientation of the program and to assist the student in an appropriate career choice, all Apparel Design and Merchandising majors must participate in the Sophomore Portfolio Review at the end of their sophomore year for admittance into the upper-level courses.

  1. Apparel Design and Merchandising students must complete the following sequence of courses prior to the Sophomore Portfolio Review:
    1. INT 1001 - Visual Literacy I (3)  
    2. INT 1002 - Visual Literacy II (3)  
    3. ADM 1000 - Apparel and Consumer Behavior (3)  
    4. ADM 1200 - Illustration I. (3)  
    5. ADM 2000 - Consumer Textiles (3)  
    6. ADM 2010 - Survey of Fashion Merchandising (3)  
    7. ADM 2020 - Illustration II (3)  
    8. ADM 2030 - Apparel Design Studio I (3)  
  2. At the completion of the courses, students will be asked to present a portfolio to the Apparel Design and Merchandising faculty. The portfolio will include ten examples from the above classes and other work deemed appropriate for the presentation. The portfolio should show a range of skills including:
    1. Communicating design ideas through the use of a variety of mediums
    2. Ability to construct apparel products
    3. Ability to use related computer programs
    4. Ability to work with a variety of materials
    5. Showing form sensibility (Sophomore Portfolio Reviews will occur at the end of the spring semester)
  3. Students who do not pass the Sophomore Portfolio Review will be required to pursue one or more of several steps before reapplying to present the Sophomore Portfolio:
    1. Consult with Apparel Design and Merchandising faculty to determine a plan for improvement of student’s work
    2. Take action identified in the consultation to build skills and knowledge, thus creating work for resubmission.
    3. Redo the portfolio and reapply for the review procedure either one week later or on the first day of the fall semester
    4. Consider a related major or field.
  4. All transfer students who wish to be admitted into the upper-level (2000- 4000) apparel design and merchandising courses at Appalachian State University must complete either the Sophomore Portfolio Review or the Transfer Portfolio Review. To be considered for transfer credit for any ADM course, a portfolio of all work must be submitted and received prior to Reading Day of the Fall or Spring Semester prior to entering Appalachian State University. Without significant transfer credit in apparel design and merchandising courses, the Bachelor of Science degree in Apparel Design and Merchandising will generally take more than two years to complete.

Industrial Design

The Industrial Design Program is a four year, professional degree that leads to a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design. Students can choose from two areas of concentration; Furniture Design or Product Design. Both concentrations focus on design inquiry, creative problem-solving, user research, social and environmental concerns, and manufacturing requirements. Through industry collaborations and studio projects, students are challenged to develop a comprehensive knowledge base allowing them to compete professionally. Student work has been recognized and shown at; Greener Gadgets finalists, Dwell on Design, Designboom Mart participants in Copenhagen, High Point Furniture Marker, ICFF, the Milan Furniture Fair and won the national Creative Juice Completion sponsored by Google.

Facilities

The program is housed in a 12,000 square foot facility within the Department of Applied Design and is part of the College of Fine and Applied Arts. The program facilities are comprised of dedicated studio space, computer labs and material exploration facilities supporting a woodworking lab, metal fabrication lab, plastic working area, ceramics lab, welding facility, spray booth, CNC lab and rapid prototyping equipment.

Sophomore Portfolio Review for Industrial Design Students

To support the professional orientation of the industrial design major and to assist the student in an appropriate career choice, all industrial design students must participate in the Sophomore Portfolio Review at the end of their sophomore year for admittance into the upper-level courses and to complete the industrial design curriculum.

A. Industrial Design students must complete the following sequence of courses for the industrial design major with a concentration
in either Furniture Design or Product Design before the Sophomore P
ortfolio Review:
  1.  INT 1001 Visual Literacy I
  2.  INT 1002 Visual Literacy II
  3. IND 1010 CADD I: Imaging
  4. IND 2012 Product Design
  5. IND 2120 Materials and Processes I
  6. IND 2201 Design Drawing I
  7. IND 2421 Preliminary Design Studio
B. At the completion of the courses, students will be asked to present a portfolio to the industrial design faculty. The portfolio will
include five examples from the above classes and other work deemed appropriate for the presentation. The portfolio should show
a range of skills including:
  1. Drawing ability
  2. Craftsmanship of physical models
  3. Knowledge of computer programs
  4. Knowledge of different materials
  5. Show form sensibility (Sophomore Portfolio Reviews will occur at the end of the spring semester)
C. Students who do not pass the Sophomore Portfolio Review will be required to pursue one or more of several steps before reapplying to present the Sophomore Portfolio:
  1. Consult with Industrial Design faculty to determine a plan for improvement of student’s work.
  2. Take action identified in the consultation to build skills and knowledge, thus creating work for resubmission.
  3. Redo the portfolio and reapply for the review procedure either one week later or on the first day of the fall semester.
  4. Consider a related major or field.
D. All transfer students admitted into the upper-level (3000- 4000) industrial design courses at Appalachian State University must complete either the Sophomore Portfolio Review or the Transfer Portfolio Review. To be considered for transfer credit for any IND course, a portfolio of all work must be submitted and received prior to Reading Day of the Fall or Spring Semester prior to entering Appalachian State University. Without significant transfer credit in industrial design courses, the Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Design will generally take four years to complete.

Interior Design

The Interior Design Program is a four-year, professional degree program that leads to a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design. Our curriculum provides an educational foundation that prepares students to enter the interior design profession and positions the student to seek professional status through the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) exam as well as state-specific licensure. The program combines lecture and studio courses and is a balance of theoretical and pragmatic approaches. Environmental responsibility in design is a focus of the program and is woven holistically throughout the curriculum. The program is located within the Department of Applied Design in the College of Fine and Applied Arts. The program is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) and by the National Association of Schools of Arts and Design (NASAD).

The Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design (550A/50.0408)

Freshman Portfolio Review for Interior Design Students-

To support the professional orientation of the interior design major and to assist the student in an appropriate career choice, all interior design students must participate in the Freshman Portfolio Review at the end of their freshman year for admittance into the upper-level courses and to complete the interior design curriculum.

  1. Interior design students will complete the following sequence of courses for the interior design major before the Freshman Portfolio Review:
    1. INT 1001 - Visual Literacy I (3)  
    2. INT 1002 - Visual Literacy II (3)  
    3. INT 1100 - Interior Design Studio I (3)  
    4. INT 1300 - Design Matters (3)  
    5. IND 1010 - CADD I: Imaging (3)  
  2. At the completion of the courses, students will be asked to present a portfolio to the interior design faculty including:
    1. Selected examples from the above classes and other work deemed appropriate for the presentation
    2. A career goal statement plus individual evaluation of strengths and areas needing improvement by the student. Only students who have passed the Freshman Portfolio Review will be admitted to the upper-level courses (2000-4000) of the design curriculum. Freshman Portfolio Reviews will occur at the end of the Spring Semester. Passing the portfolio review allows a student a seat in the studio sequence beginning the following fall semester and does not guarantee a seat for deferral or future delays in proceeding. The student must consult with the program coordinator regarding any desire to defer proceeding the following fall.
  3. Students who do not pass the Freshman Portfolio Review will be required to pursue one or more of several steps before reapplying to present the Freshman Portfolio:
    1. Consult with interior design coordinator to determine a plan for improvement of student’s work
    2. Take action identified in the consultation to build skills and knowledge, thus creating work for resubmission
    3. Redo the portfolio and reapply for the review procedure. Students may resubmit to the next Freshman Portfolio Review ONE TIME ONLY
    4. Consider a related major or field.
  4. All transfer students who wish to be admitted into the upper-level (2000- 4000) interior design courses at Appalachian State University must complete either the Freshman Portfolio Review or the Transfer Portfolio Review. To be considered for transfer credit for any INT course, a portfolio of all work must be submitted and received prior to Reading Day of the Fall or Spring Semester prior to entering Appalachian State University. Without significant transfer credit in interior design courses, the Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design will generally take four years to complete.

Programs

    Bachelor of ScienceMinor

    Courses

      Apparel Design and MerchandisingIndustrial DesignInterior Design

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