Applied Design

Contact Info

Dr. Beth Newcome
Applied Design Program Coordinator/Instructor
Director of Special Programs
B.S., M.S. West Virginia University
Ph.D. The Ohio State University
Office: ED 115
Phone: 304-367-4298


Contact Info

Rachel Plybon-Beach
Applied Design Program Coordinator
Applied Design Instructor
B.A. University of Charleston
Office: ED 116
Phone: 304-367-4367


Additional Faculty & Staff

Fonda Hawley
Adjunct Staff: Applied Design
Kathleen Hotard
Adjunct Staff: Applied Design

Contact Info-Brian A. Floyd

Brian A. Floyd, CEC, CCE, MA
Dean - School of Human Services
Executive Director of Culinary Academy
ACF Certified Executive Chef
ACF Certified Culinary Educator
M.A. Marshall University
Room: ED 143
Phone: 304-367-4409


The A.A.S. degree in Applied Design offers two specializations; Fashion Design and Interior Design. The program provides opportunities for students to explore areas of interest, such as art and design, computer applications, or business.

Fashion Design includes the study of visual merchandising and computer aided design. It prepares students to pursue careers in fashion design, buying, fashion coordinating for department stores, fashion boutiques or retail firms, window display merchandizing, and independent apparel shop ownership. Classroom and studio work are combined with field experiences which may include fashion show production, field trips, and on-the-job work experience.

Interior Design prepares students for professional service in residential and/or commercial interior design. Students have various opportunities to explore and apply principles and elements of design and to create functional and aesthetic interior environments. Interior Design includes a study of design, space planning, construction materials, technical rendering, and presentation in conjunction with a business orientation. Graduates may choose to work professionally in a variety of retail businesses related to residential interiors, contract sales studios, or private firms and agencies.

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