Applied Design presents students with the opportunity to better understand the role of design as a part of their everyday lives. Issues of aesthetics, cultural influence and art history are studied each semester in relation to a specific area of focus. The first semester is a study of fashion and industrial design, and during the second semester students study architectural design, interior design and the decorative arts. Studio projects revolve around practical applications of the use of both two and three dimensional design thinking. Students create their own fashions from concept to creation. Students write in the content area and develop awareness of the impact design has on our lives in the 21st century.