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Design

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Design - DESN Courses

Courses (DESN)


LOWER DIVISION


120A-B. Fundamentals of Design (3-3)
Prerequisites: for 120A: none; for 120B: 120A.
Systematic approach to process of designing two, three-dimensional objects including color theory, surface, volume investigation.
Letter grade only (A-F). (6 hours laboratory)

 

132A-B. Perspective and Rendering Systems (3-3)
Prerequisites: for 132A: none; for 132B: 132A.
Fundamentals of drawing, perspective, rendering techniques used in the design disciplines for accurate dramatic presentations.
Letter grade only (A-F). (6 hours laboratory.)

 

141. Interior/Architectural Drafting (3)
Architectural drafting graphic techniques used in light framing, commercial construction with emphasis on interiors.
(6 hours laboratory)

 

142. Beginning Space Planning (3)
Prerequisites: DESN 141.
Functional, human, aesthetic factors of space planning for interiors.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Laboratory 6 hours)

 

150. Design Drafting (3)
Introduction to manual, computer aided drafting. Includes descriptive geometry; mechanism sketching; orthographic; isometric drafting; blueprint reading, printing, plotting.
Letter grade only (A-F). (6 hours laboratory)

 

151. Industrial Design Materials and Tools (2)
Hands-on experience with wood, metal, plastic materials, the technical tools for creating form. Includes appropriate safety instruction for use of power equipment.
Letter grade only (A-F). (4 hours laboratory)

 

154. Modeling and Prototyping Techniques (2)
Prerequisites: DESN 150, 151.
Materials, processes, techniques for creating mock-ups, models, prototypes used by industrial designers.
Letter grade only (A-F). (4 hours laboratory).

 

156. 3D Computer-Aided Design (3)
Prerequisites: DESN 150.
Computer aided modeling strategies techniques for depicting three-dimensional surfaces, solids.
Letter grade only (A-F). (6 hours laboratory)

 

232. Visualization Techniques (3)
Prerequisites: DESN 120B, 132B, consent of instructor.
Introduction to technical drawing, visual presentation of concepts using communication techniques employed by professional design studios.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 9 units. (6 hours laboratory)

 

241. Design Drawing and Processes (3)
Prerequisites: DESN 120B, 132B, 142, or consent of instructor.
Introduction to Design drawing, design processes. sketching, solving limited scale interior, architectural problems.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Laboratory 6 hours.)

 

242. Interior/Architectural Model Building (3)
Prerequisites: DESN 120B, 132B, 142.
Building of interior/architectural models for construction, design analysis, presentation.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Laboratory 6 hours.)

 

243. Materials of Interiors (3)
Prerequisites: DESN 120B, 132B, or consent of instructor.
Materials, processes, resources as they relate to interior architecture. Examination of technology, application through lecture, demonstration, field trips.

 

244. Lighting Design for Interior Architecture (3)
Prerequisites: DESN 120B, 132B, 142.
Use of conceptual practical design problems. Nature, properties of light, color are studied.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Laboratory 6 hours.)

 

245. Building Systems for Interior Architecture (3)
Prerequisites: DESN 142.
Survey of design implications of typical building systems (structural, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, acoustical, energy conservation) as influences on interior architectural design.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

246. Computer-aided Drafting (3)
Prerequisite: DESN 141.
Principles, methods of computer graphic applications utilizing AutoCad. Computer drafting of commercial, residential projects.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units.

 

254. Production Materials and Technical Processes (3)
Prerequisites: DESN 150, 151, 154, 156.
Study of production processes, industrial materials utilized in the manufacturing of products. Includes introduction to rapid prototyping.
Letter grade only (A-F). (6 hours laboratory)

 

256. 2D Computer-Aided Design (2)
Prerequisites: DESN 150.
Computer aided drawing, rendering, and image manipulation for presentation authoring. Includes lighting and animation techniques.
Letter grade only (A-F). (4 hours laboratory)

 

280. Industrial Design Processes (3)
Prerequisites: DESN 120B, 132B, 156, 232, 254, 256.
Introductory course in the design processes utilized by industrial designers for product development.
Letter grade only (A-F). (6 hours laboratory)

 

UPPER DIVISION


*331A-B. Industrial Design (3-3)
Prerequisites: for DESN 331A: Completion of DESN 280 with a “B” or better and consent of instructor; for DESN 331B: DESN 331A.
Planning design of useful products for industrial production.
(6 hours laboratory.)

 

*333A-B. Industrial Design Methodology (3-3)
Prerequisites: for 333A: Consent of instructor; for 333B: DESN 333A or consent of instructor.
Examination of methods, techniques in design problem solving.
(6 hours laboratory.)

 

*341A-B. Interior Design (3-3)
Prerequisites: for 341A: DESN 232, 243; AH 111A, 111B; for 341B: DESN 341A.
Design of interior environments emphasizing interrelationships between interior space, architectural form, human factors in design.
(6 hours laboratory.)

 

342. Interior/Architectural Presentations (3)
Prerequisites: DESN 232, 241, and Junior standing in the professional program.
Exploring, using various techniques, methods of visually, verbally presenting design concepts, ideas, finished projects.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Laboratory 6 hours.)

 

343. Advanced Drafting and Detailing (3)
Prerequisites: DESN 242, 245, and Junior standing in the professional program.
Advanced drafting, detailing skills of architectural interior design related to light frame, other construction processes.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Laboratory 6 hours.)

 

*344A-B. Display and Exhibition Design (3-3)
Prerequisites: AH 111A, 111B; DESN 120B, 232 or consent of instructor.
Use of materials, processes, design concepts in planning preparation of displays, exhibits.
(6 hours lab)

 

346. Computer-Aided Design – 3D Modeling (3)
Prerequisites: DESN 132B, 242, 246.
Computer-aided drawing, rendering, 3D drawing, solid modeling. Includes lighting, animation techniques for spatial/architectural modeling, design.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units.

 

351A. Process of Architectural/Interior Lighting Design (3)
Prerequisites: DESN 232, 142, 244 or 254; or consent of instructor.
Exploration of processes used to conceptualize, present, develop architectural lighting designs.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Laboratory)

 

351B. Applications of Architectural/Interior Lighting Design (3)
Prerequisites: DESN 246, 351A, or 256.
Exploration of major categories of applications (e.g., residential, office, etc.) specific principles, conventions, codes that apply to them as well as the basic use of lighting equipment common to these applications.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

*360. Environmental Communication (3)
Prerequisites: DESN 322A, DESN 344A and DESN 351A or consent of instructor.
With new tools and methodology, design and present identification and directional information. Create systems for navigation within virtual and physical environments.Letter grade only (A-F)
367. History and Theory of Architecture (3)

 

367. History and Theory of Architecture (3)
Prerequisite: Completion of GE Foundation requirements.
Evolution of architecture relative to human need to shape environment in accordance with governing concerns of specific periods in history.
Not open for credit to students with credit in ART 417.

 

368. History and Theory of Design (3)
Prerequisite: Completion of GE Foundation requirements.
Development of design as an independent creative activity including a consideration of both pre-technological and technological culture.
Not open for credit to students with credit in ART 418.

 

369. History of Furniture and Decorative Arts (3)
Study of the history of furniture, finish materials, accessories.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-discussion 3 hrs.)

 

370. Design in Contemporary Society (3)
Prerequisite: Completion of GE Foundation requirements.
Discover principles of design by examining human relationship to built environment through a sequence of scales: from organization of cities, to public architecture, housing, design of furniture, products. Emphasis will be on experiencing design through lecture, lab, field observations, projects.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

*431A-B. Advanced Industrial Design (4-4)
Prerequisites: DESN 331B, PHYS 100AB or consent of instructor.
Advanced planning, design of projects in area of mass produced objects, packaging, traffic, transportation, mechanical design, shelter.
(8 hours laboratory.)

 

*432. Advanced Rapid Visualization (3)
Prerequisites: DESN 232 or consent of instructor.
Advanced idea generation, visualization for designers.
(6 hours laboratory)

 

*435A. Furniture Design (3)
Prerequisites: DESN 232, 331A, 341A, or consent of instructor.
Design of public, private interior furnishings with in depth study of potentials of contemporary production methods, materials.
(6 hours laboratory.)

 

435B. Advanced Furniture Design (3)
Prerequisites: DESN 435A, or consent of instructor.
Continuation of DESN 435A. Projects focus upon research, impact of human factors on design of furniture.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

440. Professional Practices for Interior Architecture (3)
Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.
Examination of professional practices for commercial (corporate) institutional/public interior architectural design.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

*441A-B. Advanced Interior Design (4-4)
Prerequisites: DESN 341B, 343 or consent of instructor.
Advanced interior design, space planning problems emphasizing relationships between built environment, human factors in design.
Letter grade only (A-F). (8 hours laboratory.)

 

*442G. Internship in Industrial Design (3)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Student internship experience in selected industrial design offices. Opportunity to work under supervision of industrial designers in field to expand student understanding of complexities, discipline, challenges in practice of industrial design.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units. (6 hours laboratory.)

 

*442H. Internship in Interior Design (3)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Student internship experience in selected interior design offices. An opportunity to work under supervision of interior designers, architects in field to expand student understanding of complexities, discipline, challenges in practice of interior design.
Limited to six units in one semester and a total of nine units. (6 hours laboratory.)

 

*450. Public Exhibition (3)
Prerequisite: DESN 360 and two of the following: DESN 367, 368, 369 or 370 or consent of instructor.
To identify and refine an area of iknterest through the development of a senior project and comprehensive exhibition
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

*490. Special Topics in Design (1-3)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Special topics of current interest in design will be selected for intensive study.
Topics will be announced in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 units with different topics. (2-6 hours lab.)

 

*495. Field Studies in Design (1-6)
An opportunity to study design movements, objects, theories, techniques at appropriate off-campus locations.
Up to 6 units of cumulative credit may be earned in DESN 495.

 

*499C. Special Studies in Display and Exhibition Design (3)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Opportunity for extensive work with faculty supervision on individual problems in display, exhibition design.
Limited to 6 units in one semester and a total of nine units. (6 hours laboratory.)

 

*499G. Special Studies in Industrial Design (3)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Opportunity for extensive work with faculty supervision on individual problems in industrial design.
Limited to 6 units in one semester and a total of 9 units. (6 hrs laboratory.)

 

*499H. Special Studies in Interior Design (3)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Opportunity for extensive work with faculty supervision on individual problems in interior design.
Limited to 6 units in one semester and a total of 9 units. (6 hours laboratory.)

 

GRADUATE LEVEL


590. Special Problems in Design (1-3)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Special problems of current interest in design will be selected for intensive study.
Topics will be announced in the Schedule of Classes. Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 12 units with different topics. (2-6 hours laboratory.)

 

599. Studio Problems in Design (3)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Advanced individual graduate projects, with faculty supervision, in an area of design specialization.
Areas will be designated by letter at the time of registration. Letter grade only (A-F).Limited to six units in one semester and a total of 12 units in any one area. (6 hours laboratory.)
C. Display and Exhibition
G. Industrial Design
H. Interior Design

 

690A. Seminar in Design (3)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Selected reading and writing concerning topics relevant to student’s specific disciplines in design with opportunity for interdisciplinary discussion.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

690B. Seminar in Design (3)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Professional preparation for designers stressing practical concerns as well as current trends in design practices, theory and criticism.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

692. Public Exhibition (2-3)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Planning, preparation, administration of a public exhibition of creative work related to the design field.
Two units only for all M.A. candidates. Three units only for all M.F.A. candidates. Course will result in a public exhibition by each M.A. and M.F.A. candidate. Letter grade only (A-F). (6 hours or more laboratory.)

 

694. Directed Studies Studio (1-3)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Independent studies in creative studio.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

695. Field Problems in Design (1-6)
Opportunity to study design movements, objects, theories, techniques or literature at appropriate off-campus locations.
Up to 6 units of cumulative credit may be earned in DESN 695.

 

697. Directed Studies (1-3)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Independent studies in technical, historical aspects of design.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

698. Thesis or Project (1-6)
Prerequisite: Advancement to candidacy.
Planning, preparation, completion of a thesis or project.
Required of all M.A. candidates. Letter grade only (A-F)

 

699. Thesis or Project (1-6)
Prerequisite: Advancement to candidacy.
Planning, preparation, completion of thesis or project.
Required of all M.F.A. candidates and all candidates seeking a second M.A. Letter grade only (A-F).