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Design

College of the Arts

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Design - DESN Courses

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.
Letter grade only (A-F). (6 hours laboratory)

142. Beginning Space Planning (3)

Prerequisites: DESN 120B, 132B, and 141 or consent of instructor.
Functional, human, aesthetic factors of space planning for interiors.
Letter grade only (A-F). (6 hours laboratory)

143. Materials of Interiors (3)

Prerequisites: DESN 142 or consent of instructor.
Materials, processes, resources related to interior architecture. Examination of technology, application through lecture, demonstration, field trips.
Letter grade only (A-F).
Not open for credit for students with credit in DESN 243.

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 and 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)

232A. Visualization Techniques (3)

Prerequisites: DESN 120B, 132B or consent of instructor.
Introduction to technical drawing, visual presentation of concepts using communication techniques employed by professional design studios.
Not open for credit to students with credit in DESN 232. Letter grade only (A-F). (6 hours laboratory)

232B. Visualization Techniques (3)

Prerequisite: DESN 232A or consent of instructor.
Further exploration of technical drawing, visual presentation of concepts using communication techniques employed by professional design studios.
Letter grade only (A-F). (6 hours of laboratory)

241. Design Drawing and Processes (3)

Prerequisites: DESN 142 and 232A or consent of instructor
Introduction to Design drawing, design processes. sketching, solving limited scale interior, architectural problems.
Letter grade only (A-F). (6 hours laboratory)

242. Interior/Architectural Model Building (3)

Prerequisites: DESN 120B, 132B, 142 and 151.
Building of interior/architectural models for construction, design analysis, presentation.
Letter grade only (A-F). (6 hours laboratory)

244. Lighting Design for Interior Architecture (3)

Prerequisites: DESN 120B, 132B and 142.
Use of conceptual practical design problems. Nature, properties of light, color are studied.
Letter grade only (A-F). (6 hours laboratory)

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). (3 hours lecture)

246. Computer-aided Drafting (3)

Prerequisite: DESN 141.
Principles, methods of computer graphic applications utilizing AutoCad. Computer drafting of commercial, residential projects.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units. (6 hours of laboratory)

254. Production Materials and Technical Processes (3)

Prerequisites: DESN 154 and 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)

255. 2D Computer-Aided Graphics (3)

Prerequisites: DESN 150 or 141 or consent of instructor.
Introduction to computer-aided graphics and image manipulation. Composition with typography and image for presentation authoring. Technology and terminology for digital media processes.
Letter grade only (A-F). (6 hours laboratory) Not open for credit for students with credit in DESN 256.

280. Industrial Design Processes (3)

Prerequisites: DESN 154, 156, 232B and 255.
Introductory course in the design processes utilized by industrial designers for product development.
Letter grade only (A-F). (6 hours laboratory)

UPPER DIVISION

300. Designers in Their Own Words (3)

Prerequisites: AH 111A and 111B
Prominent design professionals discuss their career experiences and offer advice through formal presentations to design majors and guests.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated up to 6 units.

320. Advanced Form Study (3)

Prerequisites: DESN 232B and consent of instructor.
Development of 3D models as it relates to Industrial Design. Form generation with emphasis on structure, proportion, surface, transition, detail and trim.
Letter grade only (A-F). (6 hours laboratory)

331A. Industrial Design (3)

Prerequisites: DESN 280 and Junior standing in the professional program.
Planning design of useful products for industrial production. Course requires student-owned laptop computer. See Department of Design website for current laptop hardware and software specifications.
Letter grade only (A-F). (6 hours laboratory)

331B. Industrial Design (3)

Prerequisites: DESN 331A and Junior standing in the professional program
Further explorations of planning design of useful products for industrial production. Course may require student-owned laptop computer. See Department of Design website for current laptop hardware and software specifications.
Letter grade only (A-F). (6 hours laboratory)

333A. Industrial Design Methodology (3)

Prerequisites: DESN 280 and Junior standing in the professional program or consent of instructor.
Examination of methods, techniques in design problem solving. Course requires student-owned laptop computer. See Department of Design website for current laptop hardware and software specifications.
Letter grade only (A-F). (6 hours laboratory)

333B. Industrial Design Methodology (3)

Prerequisites: DESN 333A and Junior standing in the professional program.
Further examination of methods, techniques in design problem solving. Course requires student-owned laptop computer. See Department of Design website for current laptop hardware and software specifications.
Letter grade only (A-F). (6 hours laboratory)

341A. Interior Design (3)

Prerequisites: DESN 241, 242, 244, 245, 246, and Junior standing in the professional program.
Design of interior environments emphasizing interrelationships between interior space, architectural form, and human factors in design. Course may require laptop computer. See Department of Design website current laptop hardware and software specifications.
Letter grade only (A-F). (6 hours laboratory)

341B. Interior Design (3)

Prerequisites: DESN 341A and Junior standing in the professional program.
Further exploration of design of interior environments emphasizing interrelationships between interior space, architectural form, and human factors in design. Course may require student-owned laptop computer. See Department of Design website for current laptop hardware and software specifications.
Letter grade only (A-F). (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). (6 hours laboratory)

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. Course may require student-owned laptop computer. See Department of Design website for current laptop hardware and software specifications.Letter grade only (A-F). (6 hours laboratory)

344A. Display and Exhibition Design (3)

Prerequisites: AH 111A, 111B; DESN 120B, 141 or 150 and 232A or consent of instructor.
Use of materials, processes, design concepts in planning preparation of displays, exhibits.
Letter grade only (A-F). (6 hours laboratory)

344B. Display and Exhibition Design (3)

Prerequisites: 344A or consent of instructor.
Use of materials, processes, design concepts in planning preparation of displays, exhibits.
Letter grade only (A-F). (6 hours of laboratory)

346. Computer-Aided Design – 3D Modeling (3)

Prequisites: DESN 132B, 246; and for BFA Interior Design: DESN 242; and for BA Design: DESN 143.
Computer-aided drawing, rendering, 3D drawing, solid modeling. Includes lighting, animation techniques for spatial/architectural modeling, design.
Letter grade only (A-F).May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units. (6 hours laboratory)

351A. Process of Architectural/Interior Lighting Design (3)

Prerequisites: DESN 232A, 244 or consent of instructor.
Exploration of processes used to conceptualize, present, develop architectural lighting designs.
Letter grade only (A-F). (6 hours laboratory)

351B. Applications of Architectural/Interior Lighting Design (3)

Prerequisites: 351A or consent of instructor
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). (6 hours laboratory)

356. Advanced 3D Computer-Aided Design (3)

Prerequisites: DESN 156, 232A, and 255.
Advanced computer aided modeling techniquies and strategic exercises created to assist, improve, and accenturate the design process.
Letter grade only (A-F). (6 hours laboratory)

360A. Environmental Communication (3)

Prerequisites: AH 111A, 111B; DESN 232A, 255 and 346 or 356 or consent of instructor.
With new tools and methodology, design and present experimental, dynamic and interactive environments through use of form, color, light, sound, materials, and movement. Create systems for audience experience within virtual and physical environments. See Department of Design website for current laptop hardware and software specifications.
Letter grade only (A-F). (6 hours laboratory) Not open for credit for students with credit in DESN 360.

360B. Advanced Environmental Communication (3)

Prerequisites: DESN 360A or consent of instructor. For Art majors: ART 149, 327 or consent of instructor.
Further exploration of of audience experience. Design and present identification and information. Create systems for navigation within virtual and physical environments. See Department of Design website for current laptop hardware and software specifications.
Letter grade only (A-F).

366. Advanced 3D Digital Modeling (2)

Prerequisites: DESN 346
Advanced texturing, and rendering techniques in 3D digital modeling for interior design.
Letter grade only (A-F). (4 hours laboratory)

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. (3 hours lecture)

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. (3 hours lecture)

369. History of Furniture and Decorative Arts (3)

Study of the history of furniture, finish materials, accessories.
Letter grade only (A-F). (3 hours lecture)

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). (3 hours lecture)

431A. Advanced Industrial Design (4)

Prerequisite: DESN 331B, PHYS 100A, 100B or consent of instructor
Advanced planning, design of projects in area of mass produced objects, packaging, traffic, transportation,mechanical design, shelter.
Letter grade only (A-F). ( 8 hours laboratory )

431B. Advanced Industrial Design (4)

Prerequistite: DESN 431A.
Further explorations of advanced planning, design of projects in area of mass produced objects, packaging, traffic, transportation, mechanical design, shelter.
Letter grade only (A-F). (8 hours laboratory)

432. Advanced Rapid Visualization (3)

Prerequisites: DESN 232B, 255; and for BS Industrial Design: DESN 156; and for BFA Interior Design: DESN 346; and for BA Design: DESN 156 or 346 or consent of instructor.
Advanced idea generation, visualization for designers.
Letter grade only (A-F). (6 hours of laboratory)

435A. Furniture Design (3)

Prerequisites: DESN 151, 232A; and for BS Industrial Design: DESN 331A; and for BFA Interior Design: DESN 341A; and for BA Design: ART 221, 328A, 354A and DESN 360A.
Design of public, private interior furnishings with in-depth study of potentials of contemporary production methods, materials.
Letter grade only (A-F). (6 hours of 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). (6 hours laboratory)

440. Professional Practices for Interior Architecture (3)

Corequisite: DESN 441A or consent of instructor.
Examination of professional practices for commercial (corporate) institutional/public interior architectural design.
Letter grade only (A-F). (6 hours laboratory)

441A. Advanced Interior Design (4)

Advanced interior design and space planning problems emphasizing relationships between built environment and human factors with a focus on social and environmental issues in design. Course may require student-owned laptop computer. See Department of Design website for current laptop hardware and software specifications.
Letter grade only (A-F). (8 hours laboratory)

441B. Advanced Interior Design (4)

Prerequisites: DESN 441A.
Further exploration of advanced interior design and space planning problems emphasizing relationships between built environment and human factors with a focus on social and environmental issues in design. Course may require student-owned laptop computer. See Department of Design website for current laptop hardware and software specifications.
Letter grade only (A-F). (8 hours laboratory)

442G. Internship in Industrial Design (3)

Prerequisite: DESN 331A or 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.
Limited to 6 units in one semester and a total of 9 units. (6 hours laboratory)

442H. Internship in Interior Design (3)

Prerequisite: DESN 341A or 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 6 units in one semester and a total of 9 units. (6 hours laboratory)

450. Public Exhibition (3)

Prerequisites: DESN 360A, concurrent enrollment in DESN 460, no more than 3 units of upper division Track electives remaining or consent of instructor.
To refine and enhance a Track concentration through the development of a senior project and comprehensive exhibition. Course may require a student-owned laptop computer. See Department of Design website for current laptop hardware and software specifications.
Letter grade only (A-F). (6 hours laboratory)

460. Professional Practice in Design (3)

Prerequisites: DESN 360A, concurrent enrollment in DESN 450, no more than 3 units of upper division Track electives remaining or consent of instructor.
Standards of practice including ethics, marketing, contracts, portfolio presentation and other customs of the trade for design professionals. Course may require a student-owned laptop computer. See Department of Design website for current laptop hardware and software specifications.
Letter grade only (A-F). (6 hours laboratory)

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 laboratory)

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 hours 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.
Topics will be announced in the Schedule of Classes. 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)

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.
Letter grade only (A-F). Required of all M.F.A. candidates and all candidates seeking a second M.A.