Apparel, Textiles, and Interior DesignGwendolyn S. O'Neal, Head
Professors McCullough, O'Neal, Ramaswamy, and White; Associate Professors Dickson, Haar, Huck, LeHew, and Meyer; Assistant Professors Anderson, Honey, Kaup, and Zuo; Emeriti: Professors Brockman, Gatewood, Slinkman, Stowe, and Tucker; Associate Professors J. Howe, Munson, and Peterson; Assistant Professors Annis, Newby, and Villasi.
The Department of Apparel, Textiles, and Interior Design focuses on meeting human needs through the analysis, design, production, and evaluation of components in the near environment.
Programs leading to a bachelor of science degree are: apparel marketing and design with specializations in apparel marketing and in apparel design and production, and interior design. Students are encouraged to study abroad and to participate in field experiences and internships to bridge the academic and the practical.
All students are required to provide a portable personal computer and specific software at the beginning of their second year of studies. See www.ksu.edu/humec/atid for computer specifications.
Facilities include well-equipped studios and laboratories for interior design, housing, apparel design and production, and textile analysis. An extensive historic textiles and costume collection, housed in a climate-controlled storage facility in Justin Hall, is available for study. A universal design facility provides practical applications of design innovations that support user needs over the lifespan.
Students in all programs have opportunities to study abroad and participate in field trips and study tours to design, production, and retail market centers across the U.S. and internationally. Student chapters of professional organizations, such as the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC), and Apparel Marketing and Design Alliance offer opportunities for leadership and involvement.
Apparel marketing and design
The apparel marketing and design program prepares graduates for professional careers in apparel design, apparel manufacturing, and the retailing industries. Apparel design students develop creative and analytical skills necessary to solve complex design problems. Students in apparel manufacturing and retailing develop the necessary competencies to become resourceful business leaders. The program provides detailed practical experience and a solid base for graduate studies.
Course work for all majors includes a foundation in liberal and general studies, including written and oral communications, mathematics, and computer science; textile and apparel evaluation; social, cultural, historical, and psychological aspects of apparel; apparel design, production, and marketing; and analysis of textile, apparel, and retailing industries.
Students are required to provide portable personal computers and specific software at the beginning of their second year of studies. See www.ksu.edu/humec/atid for computer specifications.
Bachelor of science in interior design
The interior design program is a four-year, professional curriculum accredited by the Foundation for Interior Design Education Research (FIDER) and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). It provides the competencies required to meet the qualifications for the professional title of interior designer.
Interior designers identify, research, and creatively solve problems related to the function of interior environments in order to enhance quality of life and protect public health, safety, and welfare. Interior designers perform services such as programming, design analysis, space planning, preparing drawings and documents, and jobsite inspection using specialized knowledge of aesthetics, furnishings, interior construction, building systems and components, building regulations, equipment, and materials.
The interior design program emphasizes the interaction between humans and their near environment, that is, the design of interior spaces that enhance user satisfaction, productivity, and safety at all stages of the life cycle. Students are provided with the creative, aesthetic, and technical skills necessary to translate a design concept into three-dimensional reality. Students develop competencies in problem-solving, interior space planning, selection and specification of interior furnishings and finishes, effective graphic and verbal presentation skills, and execution of contract documents.
Entering students participate in joint first-year courses with students in the College of Architecture, Planning, and Design.
High school applicants must submit a complete K-State admission application (including an official high school transcript, official ACT or SAT scores, and application fee) to the K-State Office of Admissions by February 1. Transfer applicants must submit a complete K-State admission application, including official transcript(s) for all post-secondary courses completed and application fee, to the K-State Office of Admissions by February 1. Continuing K-State students must submit an internal application form to the Department of Apparel, Textiles, and Interior Design by February 1. The internal application form is available from the Department of Apparel, Textiles, and Interior Design. Applications will be reviewed by the interior design faculty, and in most cases applicants will be notified of admission to the interior design program by March 1.
In some instances high school applicants with very high ACT scores who have been awarded premier scholarships will qualify for early admission and will be notified in late December.
Supervised internships, study abroad opportunities, study tours in the United States, and participation in the student chapters of the American Society of Interior Designers, and the International Interior Design Association, enhance the program.
AT 200. Apparel Design and Production I. (3). I. Application of the elements and principles of design to apparel design; introduction to apparel production; basic fashion rendering; apparel production terminology. Two hours lec. and two hours rec. a week.
AT 225. Quantitative Merchandising Analysis. (2) I. Computer-aided mathematics experiences related to the profitable purchase and management of apparel and textile products. Pr.: MATH 100 or 220, CIS 104.
AT 245. Apparel and Textile Marketing. (3). II. Survey of the principles and processes involved in the marketing of apparel and textile products to the consumer.
AT 265. Textiles. (3) I, II. Fundamentals of textiles as related to the production, sale, and use of apparel and other products. Laboratory experiences related to the identification of fibers, yarns, and fabrics and to the care and performance of textile products. Two hours lec. and two hours lab per week.
AT 300. Apparel Design and Production II. (3) I. Fundamentals of apparel production; garment sizing and fit; introduction to pattern drafting and pattern manipulation. Two hours lec. and four hours of lab a week. Pr.: AT 265 or conc.
AT 325. Apparel and Textile Store Operations. (3). I. Analysis of the elements, processes, and controls involved in operating an apparel and textile business. Pr.: AT 245, AT 225 (or conc. enrollment).
AT 330. Apparel Consumers and Society. (3) II. Cultural, social, psychological, and economic aspects of apparel needs and practices of individuals and groups. Three hours lec. Pr.: SOCIO 211 or PSYCH 110.
AT 360. Intermediate Textiles. (3) I. Understanding of textile fibers, dyes, and finishes; color theory and colorimetry; methods of testing, standards, and performance specifications. Pr.: AT 265 and CHM 110.
AT 400. Apparel Design and Production III. (3) II. In-depth study of fashion illustration, technical apparel drawings, and line development using traditional and computer methods. Two hours lec. and four hours lab a week. Pr.: AT 200, AT 300, ART 100, ART 190, sophomore standing.
AT 430. History of Apparel Fashion: Renaissance to Present. (3) II. Interrelationship of costume and social, cultural, political, and economic environments from when fashion in apparel products began in the Renaissance to present day. Pr.: AT 330.
AT 440. Fundamentals of Apparel Evaluation. (3) II. Identification of textile product features; evaluation of quality in ready-to-wear apparel; evaluation of the interrelationships of performance, quality, and cost in textile products; specification development; standards relating to textile products. Three hours of lec. per week. Pr.: AT 360.
AT 445. Professional Development: Issues and Opportunities. (2) I. Professional ethics and conduct in the apparel and textile workplace; resume and portfolio preparation, discussion of the career search process. Pr.: AT 245, 200, 265.
AT 450. Apparel and Textile Marketing Internship. (5) S. Supervised work experience in the apparel and textile industry. Pr.: AT 425; junior or senior in AM specialization, 2.5 cumulative GPA, and 3.0 GPA in professional courses. Instructor permission required.
AT 451. Apparel and Textile Marketing Practicum. (3) S. Experiential learning in an apparel or textile establishment. Pr.: AT 425, sophomore or higher in AM specialization, 2.0 cumulative GPA. Instructor permission required.
AT 499. Problems in Apparel and Textiles. (Var.) I, II, S. Independent study. Pr.: Consent of instructor.
AT 525. Principles of Apparel Buying and Forecasting. (3) I. Concepts, practices, and procedures of apparel and textile merchandise management and forecasting including principles of buying, forecasting, vendor negotiation, and profit control and planning. Pr.: ACCTG 231, AT 425, 430, 545, 625 (or conc. enrollment).
AT 545. Global Apparel and Textile Production and Distribution. (3) I. Analysis of global fiber, textile, and apparel production and distribution; structure of industry and distribution channels; impact of culture, economics, and government regulations on production and distribution. Pr.: AT 200, 245, and ECON 110.
AT 550. Apparel Design Field Experience. (5) II, S. Preplanned and supervised off-campus work experience in the apparel industry. Pr.: AT 670; junior or senior standing in apparel design; 2.5 cumulative GPA; 3.0 GPA in professional course work; consent of instructor.
AT 580. Internships in Textiles. (Var.) I, II, S. Professional work experience in the fiber-textile-apparel industry, related government agencies, dyestuff/chemical companies, museums, Cooperative Extension Service under faculty supervision. May be repeated for up to 12 credits. Pr.: AT 770, 2.5 GPA.
AT 610. Computer-Aided Design of Apparel. (3) II. Overview of computer-aided design as it relates to the apparel industry; introduction and application of computer hardware and software to apparel design, including apparel illustration, pattern design, pattern grading, and pattern marker development by computer. Six hours lab per week. Pr.: AT 400.
AT 625. Apparel and Textile Store Planning. (3) I. Evaluation of the planning process utilized to develop successful apparel and textile retail organizations; consideration given to the unique challenges encountered by a firm with fashion-related products. Pr.: AT 325 and 525 (or conc. enrollment).
AT 645. Private Label Apparel Product Development (3) II. Capstone course using a team approach to synthesize and perform activities used by apparel retailers to create a line of private label merchandise for a targeted consumer market. Pr.: AT 440; AT 625 or 670.
AT 650. Apparel and Textiles Study Tour. (1-3) I, II, S. Supervised off-campus tour of facilities or equivalent experience where textile products are designed, manufactured, tested, marketed, exhibited, and/or conserved. Pr.: AT 265 and 6 hours apparel and textiles.
AT 655. Apparel Design and Production IV. (3) I. Principles and techniques of flat pattern design; basic pattern drafting; development of knit slopers. Use of flat pattern and drafting to achieve original designs in knit and woven fabrics. Two hours lec. and four hours lab a week. Pr.: AT 400.
AT 670. Apparel Design and Production V. (3) II. Advanced pattern theory and development; computer application of flat pattern and drafting to original design development; development of original designs, including jackets and pants. Two hours lec. and four hours lab a week. Pr.: AT 655.
AT 695. Apparel Design and Production VI. (3) I. Apparel product development by draping to achieve original designs; pattern grading and marker techniques; line development for a variety of markets; portfolio and resume evaluation. Two hours lec. and four hours lab a week. Pr.: AT 300, 655.
AT 725. Theory and Practice of Apparel/Textile Marketing and Distribution. (3) II, in alternate years. Theoretical and applied analysis of apparel/textile marketing and distribution strategies, with an emphasis on the effectiveness of a market-oriented approach for decision making; assessment of environmental forces impacting strategic decisions by firms in the apparel/textile distribution channel; synthesis of past and present trends in order to forecast probable future patterns. Pr.: AT 625.
AT 730. Textile Conservation. (3) S, alternate years. Scientific theories of textile conservation related to fiber degradation, storage, repair, cleaning, and exhibition of historic items. Laboratory experience in solving conservation problems related to historic textiles. Two hours lec., two hours lab per week. Pr.: AT 430 or IDH 770.
AT 740. Apparel and Textile Self-Employment Strategies. (3) I, in alternate years. Exploration of opportunities for self-employment in the textile and apparel industry through business ownership; analysis of potential for success and survival in starting or buying a small textile or apparel firm specializing in products or services. Pr.: AT 625.
AT 745. Fiber Science. (3) I, in alternate years. Study of the fundamental concepts associated with fiber chemistry; fiber microstructure and macrostructure; mechanical, physical, and chemical properties of fibers and newer technologies in fiber science. Pr.: AT 265 and CHM 350.
AT 746. Textile Dyeing and Printing. (3) II, alternate years. In-depth study of color systems, colorimetry, physical and chemical properties of dyes, methods of dye-fiber association, and industrial dyeing and printing methods. Two hours lec. and three hours lab per week. Pr.: AT 745.
AT 747. Textile Finishes. (3) II, alternate years. Theory, application, evaluation, and identification of finishes and auxiliary products which are applied to textile fibers, yarns, and fabrics. Two hours lec. and three hours lab per week. Pr.: AT 745.
AT 770. Physical Analysis of Textiles. (3) I. Theory, principles, and procedures in evaluating the physical properties of textile fibers, yarns, fabrics, and products for apparel, interior furnishings, and industrial uses. Two hours lec. and three hours lab per week. Pr.: AT 265.
Design fundamentals courses
DSFN 201 and 202. Environmental Design Studio I (4) I and Environmental Design Studio II. (4) II. Foundation studies introducing principles, processes, and vocabularies of environmental design. Instruction in two- and three-dimensional visualization of objects and spaces. Instruction in the use of instrument-aided drawing, freehand drawing, and model building to represent and communicate design ideas at different scales of observation. Pr.: Admission to the College of Human Ecology interior design program or the College of Architecture and Design or permission of the dean of either college.
DSFN 203. Survey of the Design Profession. (1) I. Overview of the design professions. Comparative study of the working methods, and societal and occupational roles of the architect, interior architect, interior designer, landscape architect, and planner. Two lec. per week for 8 weeks.
Interior design courses
ID 215. Interior Design Graphics. (3) I, II. Development of graphic communication skills used by interior design professionals. Six hours studio per week.
ID 310. Construction Methods and Materials for Interior Design. (3) I. Introduction to concepts, selection, and application of construction processes, materials, and finishes. Introduction to codes, working drawings, and model building. Two hours lec. and two hours lab per week. Pr.: ID 215 or DSFN 201 and 202.
ID 315. Advanced Interior Design Graphics. (3) I. Design presentation techniques for interiors: Perspectives, color rendering, and advanced drafting methods. Six hours studio per week. Pr.: ID 210; and ID 215 or DSFN 201 and 202.
ID 320. History of Interior Design I. (3) I. A historic survey of furniture, textiles, and the minor arts from antiquity to 1850. Progressive development of design and ornamentation characteristics as related to interiors. Pr.: HIST 101.
ID 345. Space and Activity Planning. (3) II. Application of human factors, space standards, and floorplanning principles to limited-scale living and working environments. Six hours studio per week. Pr.: ID 310 and 315.
ID 360. History of Interior Design II. (3) II. A survey of modern design evolution in furniture, textiles, and the minor arts from 1850 to the present. Concepts, development, and application of modern technology to contemporary design and interiors. Pr.: ART 196 and HIST 101.
ID 410. Housing and Its Environment. (3) I. Socioeconomic, political-legal, and consumer overview of housing. Includes individual, family, and public decisions related to residential alternatives, their acquisition, and housing and environmental standards. Three hours lec. per week. Pr.: Three hours sociology or economics.
ID 415. Computer-Aided Design and Drafting for Interior Design. (2) II. Introduction to and application of microcomputer-aided design and drafting techniques used by interior design professionals. One hour lec. and two hours lab per week. Pr.: ID 310, and consent of instructor.
ID 425. Space and Activity Planning II. (3) I. This course will build upon and extend the knowledge and skill base gained by students through integration of space and activity planning, advanced interior design graphics, and computer aided drafting and design for interior design. Components will include advanced programming, space planning, and application of universal design based on social, cultural, behavioral, and physical requirements of the interior environment. Six hours studio per week. Pr.: ID 345, ID 415, and admitted to upper division of interior design program.
ID 435. Interior Design and Housing Systems. (3) II. Introduction to lighting, heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and acoustic systems; principles, performance requirements, and components related to function, behavior, and aesthetics. Three hours lec. per week. Pr.: PHYS 101 and 103 or PHYS 115; ID 310.
ID 440. Home Appliance Design and Evaluation. (3) I. Principles of design, operation, and care of appliances used in the home; methods of evaluating appliance performance; laboratory demonstrates application of principles. Two hours lec. and three hours lab per week.
ID 499. Problems in Interior Design and Housing. (Var.) I, II, S. Independent study. Pr.: Consent of instructor.
ID 500. Intermediate Interior Design Studio. (3) S. Problem-solving in interior design. May substitute for Interior Design Studio ID 445, ID 545, or ID 645. Students should plan to substitute this course for the next level studio in sequence. Pr.: ID 315, 345, 435, and admitted to the interior design major.
ID 530. Interior Design Practices and Procedures. (3) II. Ethics, business procedures, and professional development; contract services and administration; and preparation for job market entry as applied to the practice of interior design. Three hours lec. per week. Pr.: ID 445 or conc. enrollment.
ID 545. Senior Interior Design Studio I. (3) I. Advanced design problems dealing with human activities in the living environment. Solutions for systems and products based on social, cultural, and behavioral functions. Aesthetic coordination and selection of furnishings, finishes, art, and accessories. Six hours studio per week. Pr.: ID 530.
ID 599. Interior Design and Housing Internship. (3-4) I, II, S. Supervised off-campus professional experience in appropriate design-related firms, government agencies, or the housing industry. Pr.: Senior standing; 2.2 cumulative GPA and 2.5 GPA in professional area; ID 445.
ID 600. International Studies: British Cultural Survey. (3) Intersession. A study tour to acquaint the student with the rich artistic and cultural locations in London and other examples of architecture and town planning such as Georgian Bath. Lectures and tours target important design and furniture collections. England's varied examples of religious buildings compete for attention in this great center of art and architecture.
ID 630. Household Equipment Theory. (3) I. Analytical study of appliance design, performance, and evaluation concepts for application in consumer decision-making. Not open to students with credit in ID 440. Six hours rec. and lab per week. Pr.: Four hours lab science course.
ID 645. Senior Interior Design Studio II. (3) II. Advanced design solutions to environmental and behavioral problems related to non-residential interiors. Planning, space analysis, and coordination of furnishings, fixtures, and materials, and equipment. Six hours studio per week. Pr.: ID 530.
ID 650. Advanced Design and Behavior in the Interior Environment. (3) I. The design of interior environments explored in an ecological, behavioral, and cultural context. Three hours lec. per week. Pr.: ID 345.
ID 651. Designing Supportive Environments. (3) II. Analysis of the age and ability related needs and challenges faced by children, older adults, and persons with disabilities. Team approaches to providing living and work environments that accommodate both universal and special human needs. Two hours lec., two hours studio/rec. per week. Pr.: ID 410 and 445, or consent of instructor.
ID 660. Kitchen and Utility Area Planning. (3) II. Functional and research basis for planning and arranging based on activity analysis, equipment, materials, lighting, and ventilation. Two hours lec. and two hours lab per week. Pr.: ID 345 or ARCH 261.
ID 680. Historic Fabric Design. (3) I. Interrelationships of fabric design and social, cultural, political, economic, and geographical environments from prehistoric times to present. Pr.: HIST 101 and AT 265.
ID 710. Housing and Facilities Management Processes/ Applications. (3) II. Application of theories, principles, and practices used in managing physical facilities and the residents or workers they house. Issues and problems encountered by professional managers in providing quality living or working environments within cost-effective operations. Three hours lec. per week. Pr.: ID 410 and MANGT 420 or 720.
ID 725. Community Housing Assessment. (3) I. Developing local and regional housing needs assessments and strategies to meet the challenges faced by lower income people and racial and ethnic minorities. Analysis of current housing and community development programs and public-private partnerships for affordable housing. Three hour seminar. Pr.: ID 410 or instructor consent.
ID 740. Advanced Household Equipment. (3) II. Application of basic electrical, optical, refrigeration, heat transfer, psychometric, and detergent chemistry principles to the study of household equipment, with emphasis on techniques and instrumentation for consumer testing. Six hours rec. and lab a week. Pr.: ID 440, PHYS 115, and senior or graduate standing.
ID 760. Historic Preservation and Restoration of Interiors. (3) I. Principles, guidelines, and qualities of preservation and restoration of interiors. Research and application. Pr.: ID 320 and 360; or AT 430; or ENVD 250 and 251.