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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, 34 upper division.

Requirements

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

Upper Division: ART 321; DESN 344A, 351A or 432, 360, 435A, 450, 460 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; DESN 344B, 346, 351B, 432, 435B, 490.

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 84 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, 256.

Upper Division: DESN 341 A, 341 B, 342, 343, 346, 367, 369, 440, 441 A, 441 B; 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; 12 units of Design/Art electives, 9 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.