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Design

College of the Arts

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Design - Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Arts in Design (code DESNBA01) (120 Units)


The Bachelor of Arts in Design provides the opportunity for the student to gain a broad exposure to the discipline. The curriculum requires study in design theory, art and design history, visual communication, industrial and interior design. In addition to receiving a foundation through the core courses, the curriculum will also enable students to pursue an area of concentration.

Total Design and Art units required: 38 lower division, 31 upper division.

Requirements


Lower Division: AH 111 A&B; ART 223; DESN 120 A&B, 132 A&B, 141 OR 150, 151, 232.

Upper Division: ART 322A; DESN 344A, 351A, 360, 435A, 450 and 6 units of Design History from the following: DESN 367, 368, 369, 370.

Electives: Select a minimum of 9 units from the following: DESN 142, 154, 156, 241, 242, 244, 254, 256, 280. Select a minimum of 7 units from the following: ART 318, 326; DESN 344B, 346, 351B, 432, 435B, 490.

 

Undergraduate Programs


Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art


The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art degree is offered as preparation for the student who will eventually seek the Master’s degree or a position as a professional designer. The BFA program is a rigorous and competitive one. One hundred and thirty-two semester units are required for the degree, including 81 units for the major. Portfolio review is required for admission to the professional BFA program. Portfolios are reviewed in the spring semester for fall admission to junior standing and the upper division program.

Option in Interior Design (code ART_BF09) (132 units)


Requirements

Lower Division: AH 111A, 111B; DESN 120A, 120B, 132A, 132B, 141, 142, 151, 232, 241, 242, 243, 244, 245, 246.
Upper Division: DESN 341A, 341B, 342, 343, 346, 367, 369, 440, 441A, 441B; eight units of design/art electives, outside of Interior Design approved by the major adviser. Approved lower and upper division electives to total 132 units.

Students must achieve “C” or better in each required design course to progress in the sequence of study.

 

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design (code DESNBS01) (132 units)


This degree program is concerned with the relationship between technology and the visual arts. It includes background courses in engineering and sciences. Students must achieve "C" or better in each required design course to progress in the sequence of study. Portfolio review is required for admission to the professional BS program. Portfolios are reviewed in the spring semester for fall admission to junior standing and the upper division program.

Prerequisites

Lower Division: PHYS 100A/B.

Requirements

Lower Division: AH 111A, 111B; DESN 120A, 120B, 132A, 132B, 150, 151, 154, 156, 232, 254, 256, 280.

Upper Division: DESN 331A, 331B, 333A, 333B, 368, 431A, 431B; twelve units of design/art electives, nine units of which must be outside of Industrial Design approved by the major adviser. Approved lower and upper division electives to total 132 units.

Students must achieve "C" or better in each required design course to progress in the sequence of study.