Curriculum

Two-Year Program Requirements
 

Year One / Fall (15 units) 

DESGN 660; Form Studio
DESGN 663; Topic Studio 1: Media Matters
DESGN 666; Design Research
DESGN 669; DC: Defining Design 

Year One / Spring (15 units) 

DESGN 675; Topic Studio 2: ID + IxD
DESGN 678; Business of Design
DESGN 672; DC: Topics
Elective

Year Two / Fall (15 units)

DESGN 681; Thesis Studio: 1
DESGN 687; DC: Methods 
Elective
Elective

Year Two / Spring (15 units)

DESGN 684; Thesis Studio: 2
DESGN 691; DC: Thesis
DESGN 694; Exhibition: Physical Space/Book Space/Interactive Space 
Elective

Elective Offerings

DESGN 670; Sound and Image Resonance
DESGN 670; Interaction Theory
DESGN 670; Sound, Music & Technology
DESGN 670; Advanced Type
DESGN 670; Conceptual Cartography
DESGN 670; Topic Studio 3: IxD
DESGN 670; Topic Studio 3: GD
DESGN 670; Topic Studio 3: ID
DESGN 670; Sound Lab

 

Three-Year Program Requirements

Note: Pending NASAD approval

The following courses are to be completed prior to starting the two-year program.

Industrial Design Track

Year One / Fall (15 units)

DESGN 600; The Studio 1: ID
DESGN 608; DC: Contemporary Design Practice 1
DESGN 614; Design Drawing
DESGN 615; Model Making:ID
DESGN 626; 3D Modeling and Rendering 

Year One / Spring (15 units)

DESGN 603; The Studio 2: ID
DESGN 611; DC: Contemporary Design Practice 2
DESGN 632; Drawing and Building Techniques
DESGN 641; Materials and Manufacturing
DESGN 650; Mechatronics 

Interaction Design Track

Year One / Fall (15 units)

DESGN 601; The Studio 1: IxD
DESGN 608; DC: Contemporary Design Practice 1
DESGN 617; Model Making: IxD 
DESGN 620; Digital Tools: IxD 
DESGN 629; Processing 

Year One / Spring (15 units)​

DESGN 604; The Studio 2: IxD
DESGN 611; DC: Contemporary Design Practice 2
DESGN 635; Visual Inspection Design
DESGN 644; Motion Studio
DESGN 653; Digital Electronics 

Graphic Design Track

Year One / Fall (15 units)

DESGN 602; The Studio 1: GD
DESGN 608; DC: Contemporary Design Practice 1
DESGN 622; Typography 1
DESGN 623; Digital Tools: GD 
DESGN 631; Scripting Graphics

Year One / Spring (15 units)​

DESGN 605; The Studio 2: GD
DESGN 611; DC: Contemporary Design Practice 2
DESGN 638; Typography 2
DESGN 647; Designing Narratives
DESGN 656; New Tools

Year Two / Fall (15 units) 

DESGN 660; Form Studio
DESGN 663; Topic Studio 1: Media Matters
DESGN 666; Design Research
DESGN 669; DC: Defining Design 

Year Two / Spring (15 units) 

DESGN 675; Topic Studio 2: ID + IxD
DESGN 678; Business of Design
DESGN 672; DC: Topics
Elective

Year Three / Fall (15 units)

DESGN 681; Thesis Studio: 1
DESGN 687; DC: Methods 
Elective
Elective

Year Three / Spring (15 units)

DESGN 684; Thesis Studio: 2
DESGN 691; DC: Thesis
DESGN 694; Exhibition: Physical Space/Book Space/Interactive Space 
Elective

Elective Offerings

DESGN 670; Sound and Image Resonance
DESGN 670; Interaction Theory
DESGN 670; Sound, Music & Technology
DESGN 670; Advanced Type
DESGN 670; Conceptual Cartography
DESGN 670; Topic Studio 3: IxD
DESGN 670; Topic Studio 3: GD
DESGN 670; Topic Studio 3: ID
DESGN 670; Sound Lab

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