Surface Imaging Non-Degree Graduate Coursework

College

  • East Falls Campus
  • Kanbar College of Design Engineering & Commerce

Prerequisites

Bachelors

Program Type

  • Hybrid

Program Length
12 credits

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Contact Information

Program

Name: Hitoshi Ujiie
Position: Director of the Center for Excellence in Surface Imaging
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Curriculum

Course structure

All courses are combinations of experiential and theoretical learning to be offered in accelerated 3-day stints during weekends (with option to be offered in the evening hours on the weekdays).

    MSSI 501: Digital Textile Printing (wet and dry processes)

    MSSI 502: Hard Surface Digital Printing (2.5 D printing)

    MSSI 503: Digital Printing for Flexible Substrates (wallpaper, cling, print/cut)

    MSSI 504: Digital Color Management (theory and hands-on)

    MSSI 505: Printing Technology (Online lecture)

    MSSI 506: Surface Imaging Design

    MSSI 510: Specialist Printing (Screen Printing on textile)

    MSSI 550: Surface Imaging Pattern Design (semester long)

(Future course offering)

    MSSI 5XX: 3D printing basics

    MSSI 5XX: Printer service and maintenance 

     

Course Descriptions

The course consists of theory and practice for digitally printing imageries on textile substrates for wet and dry processing (natural and synthetic fibers). It includes (1) understanding of matrix of fibers and colorants (2) printing requirements and (3) pre and post treatments.

Through a series of theories and experiential practices, students will learn to develop the printed products on rigid hard surface substrates with UV cured flatbed digital printing systems. In addition to printing direct colorations with coloring the images, the course also focuses on 2.5 dimensional printing (fundamental of additive printing practice) to introduce printed physical textures to the substrates.

Lecture and experiential practice course focuses on development of printed products for roll to roll flexible substrates, including organic and inorganic films, cling films, paper etc. with Eco Solvent, UV and Latex printing systems. This course will allow students to understand the potential and limitations of digital printing on flexible substrates through direct printing, second surface printing, lamination, and print / cut (decals) mechanism.

The course will introduce a range of essential skills of color management through lectures and practices.  It covers theory of digital color management, calibration, generating ICC color, profiles for the workflow across different devices.

This is an online lecture course that focuses on the principles, techniques and chemical processes involved with printing technologies. This course covers printing mechanisms, chemistry, coloration systems and styles for impact, non-impact, additive and subtractive printing. Media preparation, post treatment (fixation) and industrial testing standards are also examined. At the same time, the course also introduces the principal of surface Imaging supply chains that includes design, manufacturing, marketing and product distribution.

This course covers the basic principles of decorative design processes (repeated pattern development and work­flow) and design research methodologies for Surface Imaging. A series of short design projects are introduced with Adobe suites to enhance conceptual, technical and skill development towards surface imaging design.

This course will introduce a range of specialist printing technologies on textile substrates with flatbed screen printing for Surface Imaging. Through lectures and practices, the course covers theory, chemistry, process, and workflow related to the specialist printing.

This course covers the design process and workflow to develop pattern design for surface imaging from research and ideation to finished pattern design collections. A series of small design exercises and projects, combining with technical process and aesthetic development, are introduced throughout the semester to develop variety of pattern designs on porous, non-porous, flexible and rigid substrates.

Course Fees

  • $2000 ($1845 per 1.5 cr + $155 lab and materials fee)

Course Schedule

Each course will be offered monthly for 12 total courses in a year. Plan to launch September 2021 (2 sets of 6 modular courses yearly)

September MSSI 505: Printing Technology (Online)
October MSSI 502: Hard Surface Digital Printing (2.5 D printing)
November      MSSI 501: Digital Textile Printing (wet and dry processes)
December  MSSI 500: Surface Imaging Design
January MSSI 550: Surface Imaginng Pattern Design (Semester long)
MSSI 505: Printing Technology (Online)
February MSSI 503: Digital Printing for Flexible Substrates (wallpaper, cling, print/cut)
March MSSI 504: Digital Color Management (theory and hands-on)
MSSI 510: Specialist Printing (screen printing on textile)
April                  MSSI 501: Digital Textile Printing (wet and dry processes)
May                  MSSI 504: Digital Color Management (theory and hands-on)
June                MSSI 502: Hard Surface Digital Printing (2.5 D printing)
July                 MSSI 503: Digital Printing for Flexible Substrates (wallpaper, cling, print/cut)
August               MSSI 504: Digital Color Management (theory and hands-on)