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2012 - 2013 Undergraduate Catalog

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  • Prerequisites
  • General Education
  • Writing Emphasis
  • Travel Course
  • Repeatable
  • Additional Fees
Credits3
Lecture
Spring
DESIGN-131

Introduction to Design Arts

History, practices and methods of contemporary design. Technology trends and the impact of design in the economic, environmental and social spheres.

    Credits3
    Lecture
    Spring
    Fall
    DESIGN-331

    Graphic Design Studio I

    Problem-solving techniques in graphic communication; development of visual, verbal and project management skills applied in graphic design. Development of design and technological skills using digital tools.

    Prerequisites
    P: Art 106, 107 and Design 131 with at least a C grade; REC: Art 105 or 243 or Comm 243.
      Credits3
      Lecture
      Fall
      DESIGN-332

      Graphic Design Studio II

      Project based problem-solving techniques in graphic communication: expansion of design and technological skills. Intermediate and advanced design techniques using digital design tools.

      Prerequisites
      P: Design 331 with at least a C grade; REC: Comm 166 or 337.
        Credits3
        Lecture
        Fall
        DESIGN-431

        Graphic Design Studio III

        Advanced methods in design research, problem-solving, design theory and technology use applied in graphic design and visual communications. Perspectives on portfolio development and presentation.

        Prerequisites
        P: Design 332 with at least a C grade.
          Credits3
          Lecture
          Spring
          Fall
          DESIGN-433

          Advanced Studio

          Applying concepts and skills in graphic design, technology and management in advanced communications design projects such as web development and multimedia authoring.

          Prerequisites
          P: Design 332 with at least a C grade.
          • Course is repeatable to 9 credits.
          Credits3
          Field EXP
          Spring
          Fall
          DESIGN-435

          Design Arts Publication Workshop

          A comprehensive experience in the design and production of a magazine format publication from the early stages of design through to the finished printed product. Combines conventional design skills developed in the graphic communications studios and use of desktop publishing technology.

          Prerequisites
          P: jr st and Design 332 with at least a B grade
          • Course is repeatable to 9 credits.
          Credits3
          Lecture
          Fall
          DESIGN-436

          Environmental Design Studio I

          Introduces use of creative problem solving techniques in defining, analyzing, and solving problems in the built environment at the scale of the individual. Emphasizes basic graphic and verbal presentation techniques and relationships between form, the natural environment, people, and function.

          Prerequisites
          P: Art 106.
            Credits3
            LAB
            Spring
            DESIGN-437

            Environmental Design Studio II

            Analysis and design of group spaces, such as houses, classrooms, waiting rooms and other spaces intended for occupancy by groups of people.

            Prerequisites
            P: Design 436 or Ur Re St 436.
              Credits3
              Lecture
              Fall
              DESIGN-438

              Environmental Design Studio III

              Projects at the urban scale: design teams analyze physical, social, economic, historical, and administrative aspects of specific problems. Students formulate urban design programs and produce policies, plans, and designs.

              Prerequisites
              P: Design 437 or Ur Re St 437.
                Credits3
                LAB
                Spring
                DESIGN-439

                Environmental Design Studio IV

                Each student proposes, designs and executes a design/research project of an elected topic. Individual projects are acceptable in some instances; projects by design teams are encouraged.

                Prerequisites
                P: Design 437 or Ur Re St 437.
                  Credits3
                  IND Study
                  DESIGN-478

                  Honors in the Major

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                  Prerequisites
                  P: min 3.50 all cses req for major and min gpa 3.75 all UL cses req for major.
                    Credits3
                    Lecture
                    DESIGN-483A

                    Advanced Design Studio: Design Thinking

                    This class will teach advanced approaches to creativity that will stimulate, encourage and liberate the creative potential of students. Through client based project work, students will learn how to break patterns, reframe problems and apply new conceptual thinking into their work. This course focuses on the information gathering, study, and analysis to inspire and inform design decisions and processes that find new potentials within the context of a project.

                    Prerequisites
                    P: Design 332
                      Credits1-12
                      Field EXP
                      Spring
                      Fall
                      DESIGN-497

                      Internship

                      Instruction and experience in a professional environment where students work in any aspect of the field appropriate to their academic preparation and career goals under professional and faculty supervision. No more than 3 credits may be used to meet requirements for a major or minor.

                      Prerequisites
                      P: jr st and 3.0 gpa in major emphasis (dept will monitor gpa req).
                      • Course is repeatable for credit.