SRJC Course Outlines

6/6/2023 6:38:34 PMFLORS 107 Course Outline as of Fall 2005

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  FLORS 107Title:  PROF FLORAL DESIGNS  
Full Title:  Arts of the Professional Floral Designers
Last Reviewed:2/14/2011

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled3.006 max.Lecture Scheduled18.00
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total18.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  36.00Total Student Learning Hours: 54.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  34 - 4 Enrollments Total
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  FLORS 220

Catalog Description:
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This course is designed for professionals in the floral industry who wish to enhance their skills and master increasingly complex designs. Presentations by guest professional floral designers provide additional training through demonstrations of design techniques and artistic presentations of floral designs. Each semester's offering features six new guest lecturers and design topics and new learning experiences in construction, mechanics, and design techniques.


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Presentations by six professional floral designers include demonstrations of floral design techniques and artistic presentation of floral designs. Course is designed for professionals in the floral industry who wish to enhance their skills and master increasingly complex designs.
(Grade or P/NP)

Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:34 - 4 Enrollments Total


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Describe techniques, materials, and mechanics utilized in the creation
of a variety of floral designs.
2. Compare and contrast a variety of types of floral designs according to
their components and styles.
3. Evaluate a variety of design styles and design concepts used in the
creation of floral designs.
4. Evaluate current trends in the floral design industry.
5. Incorporate new design styles into floral arrangements.
6. In course repeats, students will enhance their skills and master
increasingly complex designs by incorporating a variety of new and cutting
edge floral design and styling techniques, methods, and mechanics
demonstrated by guest designers into their own designs.

Topics and Scope
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Six selected designers will deliver presentations in their area of
expertise on design styles, styling techniques, and use of
specific floral items in arrangements. Topics will vary according to the
designers represented and may include:
1.  Wedding designs
2.  Sympathy/funeral designing
3.  Design concepts for home
4.  Tropicals and exotic flowers
5.  Designing for office use
6.  Designing for profit
7.  Using dry and silk materials
8.  Ikebana
9.  European design
Each three-hour class period will be divided into three segments:
1.  Introduction of designer and topic
2.  Lecture/demonstration/viewing/evaluation
3.  Question/answer period
Repeating students will incorporate new and increasingly complex
construction methods, mechanics, and design styles and techniques into
their own designs.

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1. Observe demonstrations and collect and read handouts (approximately 5
pages per week) on design and theory.
2. Participate in question and answer sessions.
3. At the end of each lecture/demonstration, each student will complete a
review sheet, summarizing and evaluating new procedures, techniques, and
products presented.
4. Critique designs on display:  make sketches and take pictures; detail
construction, mechanics, inventiveness, and techniques of design in 2-3
written pages.
5. Final project:
a) Compile a portfolio of review sheets, sketches, pictures, and written
critiques of each week's display;
b) Complete and submit one original floral design based on one designer's
presentation. In course repeats, designs will be evaluated for
increased complexity of design and demonstration of more advanced skills.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
30 - 50%
Critiques; portfolio.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 30%
Review sheets
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 30%
Design; increasing complexity and skills w/repeat.
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%
Attendance and participation.

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials.

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