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Design Arts

Courses Offered

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  • Prerequisites
  • General Education
  • Writing Emphasis
  • Travel Course
  • Repeatable
  • Additional Fees
Credits 3
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.

Prerequisites
No prerequisites
Credits 3
Laboratory
Spring
Fall
DESIGN-331

Graphic Design Studio I

  • Pre-Requisites

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.
Credits 3
Laboratory
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.
  • Additional Fees: Yes
Credits 3
Lecture
Spring
DESIGN-375

Communication Skills: Language of Metaphor

Examines metaphors and the metaphoric process and seeks to develop skills in creating and understanding metaphors, especially those that have become an unconscious part of our language and culture.

Prerequisites
P: none; REC: Gen Ed req in Arts & Humanities.
Credits 3
Laboratory
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.
  • Additional Fees: Yes
Credits 3
Laboratory
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.
Credits 3
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.
Credits 3
Laboratory
Fall
DESIGN-436

Environmental Design Studio I

  • Pre-Requisites

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.
Credits 3
Laboratory
Spring
DESIGN-437

Environmental Design Studio II

  • Pre-Requisites

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.
Credits 3
Laboratory
Fall
DESIGN-438

Environmental Design Studio III

  • Pre-Requisites

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.
Credits 3
Laboratory
Spring
DESIGN-439

Environmental Design Studio IV

  • Pre-Requisites

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.
Credits 3
Ind Study
DESIGN-478

Honors in the Major

  • Pre-Requisites

Prerequisites
P: min 3.50 all cses req for major and min gpa 3.75 all UL cses req for major.
Credits 3
Lecture
DESIGN-483A

Advanced Design Studio: Design Thinking

  • Pre-Requisites

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
Credits 1-12
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.