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DEPARTMENT AND PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

DEPARTMENT OF CLOTHING, TEXTILES, AND INTERIOR DESIGN (CTD)

Professor Carolyn Callis, Department Head
Office: 307 Doster Hall

The Department of Clothing, Textiles and Interior Design offers two academic majors: interior design (INTD) and apparel and textiles (AT), with concentrations in fashion retailing and apparel design. Students in both AT concentrations take 21 hours of common courses. Each student takes 39 additional hours of coursework for the concentration in apparel design and 42 or 43 additional hours of coursework for the concentration in fashion retailing. University Core Curriculum designations are noted in bold type.

Major in apparel and textiles (AT). The AT major is planned for students interested in preparing for merchandising, management, design, and production careers in retailing and/or the textile and apparel industry. This major is also appropriate for students who are interested in pursuing a wide variety of entrepreneurial opportunities in fashion retailing, textiles, and/or apparel.

Required courses for all AT majorsHours
CTD 102 Applied Design3
CTD 261 Textiles3
CTD 281 Fashion Retailing I3
CTD 447 Textiles and Apparel in International Trade (W)3
CTD 448 History of Costume or CTD 415 History of Textile Design (W)3
EC 110 Principles of Economics (SB)3
MKT 300 Marketing3
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Total: 21 hours

Apparel design concentration for AT majors. The concentration in apparel design is planned for students interested in preparing for design, production, and management careers in the textile and apparel industry. Students may enhance their career preparation by choosing coursework from such areas as art, business, communication, and industrial engineering, and by completing an internship in textile/apparel production and/or design.

Required courses for apparel design concentrationHours
ART 110 Drawing I3
CTD 217 Fashion Illustration3
CTD 219 Textile Design3
CTD 241 Apparel Construction3
CTD 245 Apparel Production3
CTD 349 Computer-Aided Apparel Design3
CTD 350 Flat Pattern Design3
CTD 351 Apparel Design through Draping3
CTD 320 Visual Merchandising or
    CTD 446 Cultural Dynamics of Apparel and Textiles3
CTD 450 Advanced Apparel Design3
CTD 461 Quality Control for Textile Products3
Art history (FA)6
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Total: 39 hours

SAMPLE CURRICULUM FOR THE APPAREL AND TEXTILES MAJOR WITH AN APPAREL DESIGN CONCENTRATION

FRESHMAN YEAR
CoursesHours
ART 110 3
CTD 1023
CTD 2413
CTD 2613
EN 101 and EN 102 (or EN 103) (FC)6
HES 1003
History1 (HI) and social and behavioral sciences (SB) 6
Mathematics (MA)3
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30
 
SOPHOMORE YEAR
CoursesHours
CTD 2173
CTD 2193
CTD 245 3
CTD 2813
Art history (FA)6
EC 110 (SB)3
Humanities2 (HU) and fine arts (FA)6
Natural science (N)4
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31
 
JUNIOR YEAR
CoursesHours
CTD 320 or CTD 4463
CTD 3493
CTD 3503
CTD 3513
CTD 448 or CTD 415 (W)3
CTD 4613
Computer science (C) or foreign language (FL)6-8
Writing course (W)3
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27-29
 
SENIOR YEAR
CoursesHours
CTD 447 (W)3
CTD 4503
HES 3103
MKT 3003
Electives11-13
History (H) and social and behavioral sciences (SB)3
Natural science (N)4
Senior porfolio0
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30-32

1Each student must take either a 6-hour sequence in history or a 6-hour sequence in literature.
2Each student who completes a 6-hour history sequence must take a 3-hour literature course.

Fashion retailing concentration for AT majors. The fashion retailing concentration is planned for students interested in preparing for merchandising and management careers in retailing and related fashion fields. Supervised internships are offered during the senior year for students who have successfully completed 86 semester hours. The 86 hours must include the following group of professional courses, completed with a grade point average of 2.5 or higher, prior to enrollment in CTD 481 and CTD 485; CTD 102; CTD 231 or CTD 241; CTD 261; CTD 281; CTD 320; CTD 381; CTD 447; MKT 300; MKT 321; MKT 313, MKT 337, MKT 444, or MKT 410; EC 110; EC 111 or ST 260; and accounting. The first half of the internship consists of class meetings on campus; during the second half of the internship, the student participates in an approved work experience. A student interested in an international retailing focus should consult with his or her advisor early in the sequence to plan coursework and internship experience. Through careful planning with the advisor, a business minor may be completed without additional courses.

Required courses for fashion retailing concentrationHours
CTD 231 Sewn Products Analysis or
    CTD 241 Apparel Construction3
CTD 381 Fashion Retailing Seminar3
CTD 320 Visual Merchandising3
CTD 446 Cultural Dynamics of Apparel and Textiles3
CTD 461 Quality Control for Textile Products3
CTD 481 Fashion Retailing II3
CTD 485 Internship in Fashion Retailing6
EC 111 Principles of Economics (SB) or
    ST 260 Statistical Data Analysis3
MGT 300 Organizational Theory and Behavior3
MKT 313 Consumer Behavior, MKT 337 Personal Selling,
    MKT 444 Promotional Management, or
    MKT 410 Product Management3
MKT 321 Retail Management3
MKT 455 International Marketing or
    MGT 301 Human Resources or
    MGT 341 Contemporary Ethical Issues and Corporate
    Responsibility or MGT 320 Leadership3
Principles of accounting3-4
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Total: 42-43 hours

SAMPLE CURRICULUM FOR THE APPAREL AND TEXTILES MAJOR WITH A FASHION RETAILING CONCENTRATION

FRESHMAN YEAR
CoursesHours
CTD 1023
CTD 2613
EN 101 and EN 102 (or EN 103) (FC)6
HES 1003
Humanities2 (HU) or fine arts (FA)6
History1 (HI) and social and behavioral sciences (SB)6
Mathematics (MA)3
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30
 
SOPHOMORE YEAR
CTD 231 or CTD 2413
CTD 2813
EC 110 (SB) 3
EC 111 (SB) or ST 260 3
Accounting3-4
Computer science (C) or foreign language (FL)6-8
Humanities (HU) and fine arts (FA)3
History (HI) or social and behavioral sciences (SB)3
Natural science (N)4
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31-34
 
JUNIOR YEAR
CTD 3203
CTD 3813
CTD 4463
CTD 447 (W)3
CTD 448 or CTD 415 (W)3
HES 3103
MGT 3003
MKT 3003
MKT 313, MKT 337, MKT 444, or MKT 4103
MKT 3213
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30
 
SENIOR YEAR
CTD 4613
CTD 4813
CTD 4856
MKT 455, MGT 301, MGT 341, or MGT 3203
Electives1-4
Humanities (HU) and fine arts (FA)3
Natural science (N)4
Writing course (W)3
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26-29

1Each student must take either a 6-hour sequence in history or a 6-hour sequence in literature.
2Each student who completes a 6-hour history sequence must take a 3-hour literature course.

Major in interior design (INTD). The program in interior design is planned to prepare students for professional careers in residential and nonresidential interior design. Career opportunities include employment with interior design studios, interior design divisions of architectural firms, and retail establishments. The coursework is designed to prepare students to apply to become registered interior designers. The interior design program received six-year reaccreditation from the Foundation for Interior Design Education Research (FIDER) in 2000. Accreditation by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) was awarded in 1998.

All students interested in transferring to The University of Alabama into the interior design program should contact the Department of Clothing, Textiles, and Interior Design one year prior to enrollment, if possible, to verify transfer credits and plan for a required portfolio review. Transcripts, student work, and course syllabi are required at the time of the portfolio review. CTD 121 is a prerequisite for CTD 225, which is offered fall semesters only. Transfer students who do not have credit for CTD 121 (or the equivalent) are urged to complete the course during the first term of summer school in order to enroll in CTD 225 the first fall semester of enrollment. CTD 225, CTD 226, CTD 325, CTD 326, CTD 425, and CTD 426 must be taken in that sequence. Laboratory courses at the 300 and 400 levels are open only to interior design majors. Each student will be assigned an academic advisor who will help develop the plan of study.

Required courses for all INTD majorsHours
ART 1103
ART 131 Design II3
CTD 102 Applied Design3
CTD 121 Introduction to Interior Design3
CTD 219 Textile Design3
CTD 221 Materials and Sources for Interior Design3
CTD 225 Residential Design/Graphic Communication3
CTD 226 Nonresidential Design/Graphic Communication3
CTD 261 Textiles3
CTD 325 Design for Special Populations3
CTD 326 Design for Hospitality Interiors3
CTD 328 Professional Procedures in Interior Design3
CTD 371 Lighting for Interiors3
CTD 421 History of Interiors and Furnishings I3
CTD 422 History of Interiors and Furnishings II (W)3
CTD 425 Advanced Residential Design/Historic Documentation4
CTD 426 Advanced Nonresidential Design4
DR 135 Construction Drawing3
DR 250 Construction Materials and Procedures3
DR 355 AutoCAD for Interior Design3
Art history (FA)6
Studio art elective3
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SAMPLE CURRICULUM FOR THE INTERIOR DESIGN MAJOR

FRESHMAN YEAR
CoursesHours
ART 1103
CTD 1023
CTD 1213
DR 1353
EN 101 and EN 102 (or EN 103) (FC)6
HES 1003
History1 (HI) and social and behavioral sciences (SB)6
Natural science (N)4
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31
 
SOPHOMORE YEAR
CoursesHours
CTD 2193
CTD 2213
CTD 2253
CTD 2263
CTD 2613
DR 2503
Art history (FA)6
History (HI) and social and behavioral sciences (SB)3
Mathematics (MA)3
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30
 
JUNIOR YEAR
CoursesHours
ART 1313
CTD 3253
CTD 3263
CTD 3283
CTD 3713
CTD 4213
CTD 422 (W)3
DR 3553
HES 3103
Computer science (C) or foreign language (FL)3-4
Portfolio review0
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30-31
 
SUMMER
CoursesHours
CTD 4233 (recommended elective)3
 
SENIOR YEAR
CoursesHours
CTD 4254
CTD 4264
Computer science (C) or foreign language (FL)3-4
Electives1-3
History (HI) and social and behavioral sciences (SB)3
Humanities2 (HU) and fine arts (FA)6
Natural science (N)4
Portfolio review0
Studio art elective3
Writing course (W)3
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32-33

1Each student must take either a 6-hour sequence in history or a 6-hour sequence in literature.
2Each student who completes a 6-hour history sequence must take a 3-hour literature course.
3Interior design majors who plan to enroll in CTD 423 Internship in Interior Design the summer between the junior and senior years must register for CTD 499 the preceding spring semester.

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