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Design

College of the Arts

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Design - Undergraduate Programs

**The information for the BFA in Interior Design has been altered from print version of the catalog. DESN 151 is 2 units, making the requirements 90 units for the major. The correct information is posted here. (4/30/2010) **

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design (code DESNBF01)

This degree prepares students who will eventually seek a master's degree or a position as a professional designer. The B.F.A. program is a rigorous and competitive one. Portfolios are reviewed in the spring semester for fall admission, and junior standing, into the upper-division program.

Admission Under Impaction

To be eligible for admission to a Bachelor of the Fine Arts in Interior Design program, applicants must have met requirements for admission to the university as a freshman or transfer student. Applicants must provide a portfolio of their creative work to the Department of Design (contact the department for instructions). Eligible applicants will be admitted for available spaces based on portfolio review by the faculty. It is recommended that students interested in the B.F.A. programs take between six to nine upper division units in the area of specialization, and then submit a portfolio. By doing so, students will become acquainted with the Department and the specific requirements for portfolio review. Students must achieve "C" or better in each course required by the major. Students have only two chances to apply for the B.F.A. program.

Requirements

132 units, including 90 units for the major.

Lower Division:

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • AH 111A Survey of Western Art I (3)
    • AH 111B Survey of Western Art II (3)
    • DESN 120A Fundamentals of Design (3)
    • DESN 120B Fundamentals of Design (3)
    • DESN 132A Perspective and Rendering Systems (3)
    • DESN 132B Perspective and Rendering Systems (3)
    • DESN 141 Interior Architectural Drafting (3)
    • DESN 142 Beginning Space Planning (3)
    • DESN 143 Materials of Interiors (3)
    • DESN 151 Industrial Design Materials and Tools (2)
    • DESN 232A Visualization Techniques (3)
    • DESN 241 Design Drawing and Processes (3)
    • DESN 242 Interior Architectural Model Building (3)
    • DESN 244 Lighting Design for Interior Architecture (3)
    • DESN 245 Building Systems for Interior Architecture (3)
    • DESN 246 Computer-Aided Drafting (3)
    • DESN 255 2D Computer-Aided Graphics (3)

Upper Division:

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • DESN 341A Interior Design (3)
    • DESN 341B Interior Design (3)
    • DESN 342 Interior/Architectural Presentations (3)
    • DESN 343 Advanced Drafting and Detailing (3)
    • DESN 346 Computer-Aided Design – 3D Modeling (3)
    • DESN 367 History and Theory of Architecture (3)
    • DESN 369 History of Furniture and Decorative Arts (3)
    • DESN 440 Prof Practices for Interior Architecture (3)
    • DESN 441A Advanced Interior Design (4)
    • DESN 441B Advanced Interior Design (4)
  • Take a minimum of 8 units chosen from the following:
    • DESN 300, 333A, 344A/B, 351A/B, 360A/B, 366, 368, 370, 435A/B, 490, 495, 499H.

A total of 132 units is required for degree completion. Students must achieve "C" or better in each course required by the major.

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. Portfolio review is required for admission to the professional B.S. program. Portfolios are reviewed in the spring semester for fall admission to junior standing and the upper division program.

Admission Under Impaction

To be eligible for admission to the Bachelor of the Science in Industrial Design program, applicants must have met requirements for admission to the university as a freshman or transfer student. Applicants must provide a portfolio of their creative work to the Department of Design (contact the department for instructions). Eligible applicants will be admitted for available spaces based on portfolio review by the faculty. It is recommended that students interested in the B.S. programs take between six to nine upper division units in the area of specialization, and then submit a portfolio. By doing so, students will become acquainted with the Department and the specific requirements for portfolio review. Students must achieve "C" or better in each course required by the major. Students have only two chances to apply for the B.S. program.

Requirements

132 units, including 96 units for the major.

Lower Division:

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • AH 111A Foundation Art History I (3)
    • AH 111B Foundation Art History II (3)
    • DESN 120A Fundamentals of Design (3)
    • DESN 120B Fundamentals of Design (3)
    • DESN 132A Perspective and Rendering Systems (3)
    • DESN 132B Perspective and Rendering Systems (3)
    • DESN 150 Design Drafting (3)
    • DESN 151 Industrial Design Materials and Tools (2)
    • DESN 154 Modeling and Prototyping Techniques (2)
    • DESN 156 3-D Computer Aided Design (3)
    • DESN 232A Visualization Techniques (3)
    • DESN 232B Visualization Techniques (3)
    • DESN 254 Production Materials and Techniques (3)
    • DESN 255 2-D Computer Aided Graphics (3)
    • DESN 280 Industrial Design Processes (3)
    • PHYS 100A General Physics (4)
    • PHYS 100B General Physics (4)

Upper Division:

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • DESN 300 Designers in Their Own Words (3)
    • DESN 320 Advanced Form Study (3)
    • DESN 331A Industrial Design (3)
    • DESN 331B Industrial Design (3)
    • DESN 333A Industrial Design Methodology (3)
    • DESN 333B Industrial Design Methodology (3)
    • DESN 356 Advanced 3D Computer-Aided Design (3)
    • DESN 368 History and Theory of Design (3)
    • DESN 431A Advanced Industrial Design (4)
    • DESN 431B Advanced Industrial Design (4)
    • DESN 432 Advanced Rapid Visualization (3)
    • DESN 435A Furniture Design (3)

Additional Requirements

  • Take a minimum of 7 units chosen from the following:
    • DESN 344A/B, 346, 360A/B, 366, 367, 369, 370, 442G, 440, 460, 490, 495, 499C, 499,G, 499H.

A total of 132 units is required for degree completion. Students must achieve “C” or better in each course required by the major.

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

This degree provides the opportunity for the student to gain a broad exposure to the discipline. In addition to receiving a foundation through the core courses, the curriculum will also enable students to pursue a Track in an area of concentration.

Total units required: 78 upper and lower division.

Admission Under Impaction

To be eligible for admission to the major in General Design Studies (B.A. Design), applicants must have met requirements for admission to the university as a freshman or transfer student. Transfer applicants must have completed 42 units applicable toward a CSULB degree prior to the term of admission for which the application is submitted. Eligible applicants will be admitted for available spaces based on cumulative grade point average.

Requirements

Students must achieve a “C” or better in each course required by the major to progress in the sequence of study. A total of 120 approved units are required for degree completion.

Lower Division:

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • AH 111A Survey of Western Art I (3)
    • AH 111B Survey of Western Art II (3)
    • DESN 120A Fundamentals of Design (3)
    • DESN 120B Fundamentals of Design (3)
    • DESN 132A Perspective and Rendering Systems (3)
    • DESN 132B Perspective and Rendering Systems (3)
    • DESN 151 Industrial Design Materials and Tools (2)
    • DESN 232A Visualization Techniques (3)
    • DESN 255 2D Computer Aided Graphics (3)

Upper Division:

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • DESN 300 Designers in Their Own Words (3)
    • DESN 450 Public Exhibition (3)
    • DESN 460 Professional Practice in Design (3)

Select one Track:

Track 1 Architectural Rendering and Modeling (43 units)

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • DESN 141 Interior Architectural Drafting (3)
    • DESN 142 Beginning Space Planning (3)
    • DESN 143 Materials of Interiors (3)
    • DESN 232B Visualization Techniques (3)
    • DESN 241 Design Drawing and Processes (3)
    • DESN 244 Lighting Design for Interior Architecture (3)
    • DESN 245 Building Systems for Interior Architecture (3)
    • DESN 246 Computer-aided Drafting (3)
    • DESN 346 Computer-Aided Design – 3D Modeling (3)
    • DESN 360A Environmental Communication (3)
    • DESN 366 Advanced 3D Digital Modeling (2)
  • Take 6 units of Design History from the following:
    • DESN 367, 368, 369, 370.
  • Take a minimum of 5 units from Electives.

Track 2 Lighting Design (43 units)

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • DESN 141 Interior Architectural Drafting (3)
    • DESN 142 Beginning Space Planning (3)
    • DESN 143 Materials of Interiors (3)
    • DESN 241 Design Drawing and Processes (3)
    • DESN 244 Lighting Design for Interior Architecture (3)
    • DESN 245 Building Systems for Interior Architecture (3)
    • DESN 246 Computer-aided Drafting (3)
    • DESN 346 Computer-Aided Design – 3D Modeling (3)
    • DESN 351A Process of Architectural/Interior Lighting Design (3)
    • DESN 351B Applications of Architectural/Interior Lighting Design (3)
    • DESN 360A Environmental Communication (3)
  • Take 6 units of Design History from the following:
    • DESN 367, 368, 369, 370.
  • Take a minimum of 4 units from Electives.

Track 3 Object Rendering and Modeling (43 units)

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • DESN 150 Design Drafting (3)
    • DESN 154 Modeling and Prototyping Techniques (2)
    • DESN 156 3D Computer-Aided Design (3)
    • DESN 232B Visualization Techniques (3)
    • DESN 254 Production Materials & Tech Processes (3)
    • DESN 280 Industrial Design Processes (3)
    • DESN 320 Advanced Form Study (3)
    • DESN 356 Advanced 3D Computer-Aided Design (3)
    • DESN 360A Environmental Communication (3)
    • DESN 432 Advanced Rapid Visualization (3)
  • Take 6 units of Design History from the following:
    • DESN 367, 368, 369, 370.
  • Take a minimum of 8 units from Electives.

Track 4 Display and Exhibition Design (43 units)

(Select set A or B)

Set A:

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • ART 223 Introduction to Typography (3)
    • ART 321 Graphic Design I: Introduction to Graphic Design (3)
    • DESN 141 Interior/Architectural Drafting (3)
    • DESN 142 Beginning Space Planning (3)
    • DESN 143 Materials of Interiors (3)
    • DESN 244 Lighting Design for Interior Architecture (3)
    • DESN 246 Computer-aided Drafting (3)
    • DESN 344A Display and Exhibition Design (3)
    • DESN 344B Display and Exhibition Design (3)
    • DESN 346 Computer-Aided Design – 3D Modeling (3)
    • DESN 360A Environmental Communication (3)
    • DESN 360B Adv Environmental Communication (3)
  • Take 6 units of Design History from the following:
    • DESN 367, 368, 369, 370.
  • Take a minimum of 1 unit from Electives.

Set B:

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • ART 223 Introduction to Typography (3)
    • ART 321 Graphic Design I: Intro to Graphic Design (3)
    • DESN 150 Design Drafting (3)
    • DESN 154 Modeling and Prototyping Techniques (2)
    • DESN 156 3D Computer-Aided Design (3)
    • DESN 254 Production Materials & Tech Processes (3)
    • DESN 344A Display and Exhibition Design (3)
    • DESN 344B Display and Exhibition Design (3)
    • DESN 356 Advanced 3D Computer-Aided Design (3)
    • DESN 360A Environmental Communication (3)
    • DESN 360B Adv Environmental Communication (3)
  • Take 6 units of Design History from the following:
    • DESN 367, 368, 369, 370.
  • Take a minimum of 5 units from Electives.

Track 5 Furniture Design (43 units)

(Select set A or B)

Set A:

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • ART 221 Shop Orientation (1)
    • ART 328A Fiber & Mixed Media: Sculptural Forms (3)
    • ART 354A Introduction to Wood (3)
    • DESN 141 Interior Architectural Drafting (3)
    • DESN 142 Beginning Space Planning (3)
    • DESN 143 Materials of Interiors (3)
    • DESN 244 Lighting Design for Interior Architecture (3)
    • DESN 246 Computer-aided Drafting (3)
    • DESN 346 Computer-Aided Design – 3D Modeling (3)
    • DESN 360A Environmental Communication (3)
    • DESN 369 History of Furniture and Decorative Arts (3)
    • DESN 435A Furniture Design (3)
    • DESN 435B Advanced Furniture Design (3)
  • Take 3 units of Design History from the following:
    • DESN 367, 368, 370.
  • Take a minimum of 3 units from Electives.

Set B:

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • ART 221 Shop Orientation (1)
    • ART 328A Fiber & Mixed Media: Sculptural Forms (3)
    • ART 354A Introduction to Wood (3)
    • DESN 150 Design Drafting (3)
    • DESN 154 Modeling and Prototyping Techniques (2)
    • DESN 156 3D Computer-Aided Design (3)
    • DESN 254 Production Materials & Tech Processes (3)
    • DESN 356 Advanced 3D Computer-Aided Design (3)
    • DESN 360A Environmental Communication (3)
    • DESN 369 History of Furniture and Decorative Arts (3)
    • DESN 435A Furniture Design (3)
    • DESN 435B Advanced Furniture Design (3)
  • Take 3 units of Design History from the following:
    • DESN 367, 368, 370.
  • Take a minimum of 7 units from Electives.

Track 6 History and Theory (43 units)

(Select set A or B)

Set A:

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • AH 111C Foundation Art History III (3)
    • AH 415 Issues in Art History: Theory and Practice (3)
    • ART 333 Behind the Art Scene (3)
    • DESN 141 Interior/Architectural Drafting (3)
    • DESN 142 Beginning Space Planning (3)
    • DESN 143 Materials of Interiors (3)
    • DESN 244 Lighting Design for Interior Architecture (3)
    • DESN 367 History and Theory of Architecture (3)
    • DESN 368 History and Theory of Design (3)
    • DESN 369 History of Furniture and Decorative Arts (3)
    • DESN 370 Design in Contemporary Society (3)
  • Take a minimum of 10 units from Electives.

Set B:

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • AH 111C Foundation Art History III (3)
    • AH 415 Issues in Art History: Theory and Practice (3)
    • ART 333 Behind the Art Scene (3)
    • DESN 150 Design Drafting (3)
    • DESN 154 Modeling and Prototyping Techniques (2)
    • DESN 156 3D Computer-Aided Design (3)
    • DESN 254 Production Materials and Technical Processes (3)
    • DESN 367 History and Theory of Architecture (3)
    • DESN 368 History and Theory of Design (3)
    • DESN 369 History of Furniture and Decorative Arts (3)
    • DESN 370 Design in Contemporary Society (3)
  • Take a minimum of 11 units from Electives.

Track 7 Environmental Communication (43 units)

(Select set A or B)

Set A:

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • ART 223 Introduction to Typography (3)
    • ART 318 TYPE II: Intermediate Typography (3)
    • ART 321 Graphic Design I: Introduction to Graphic Design (3)
    • ART 327 Graphic Design II: Intermediate Graphic Design (3)
    • DESN 141 Interior/Architectural Drafting (3)
    • DESN 142 Beginning Space Planning (3)
    • DESN 143 Materials of Interiors (3)
    • DESN 244 Lighting Design for Interior Architecture (3)
    • DESN 246 Computer-aided Drafting (3)
    • DESN 346 Computer-Aided Design – 3D Modeling (3)
    • DESN 360A Environmental Communication (3)
    • DESN 360B Adv Environmental Communication (3)
  • Take 6 units of Design History from the following:
    • DESN 367, 368, 369, 370.
  • Take a minimum of 1 unit from Electives.

Set B:

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • ART 223 Introduction to Typography (3)
    • ART 321 Graphic Design I: Introduction to Graphic Design (3)
    • ART 318 TYPE II: Intermediate Typography (3)
    • ART 327 Graphic Design II: Intermediate Graphic Design (3)
    • DESN 150 Design Drafting (3)
    • DESN 154 Modeling and Prototyping Techniques (2)
    • DESN 156 3D Computer-Aided Design (3)
    • DESN 254 Production Materials and Technical Processes (3)
    • DESN 356 Advanced 3D Computer-Aided Design (3)
    • DESN 360A Environmental Communication (3)
    • DESN 360B Adv Environmental Communication (3)
  • Take 6 units of Design History from the following:
    • DESN 367, 368, 369, 370.
  • Take a minimum of 5 units from Electives.

Electives:

    • AH 111C, 311, 411, 431, 444, 448, 449, 450; ART 221, 223, 318, 321, 327, 328A, 333, 354A, 354B, 359A; DESN 143, 232B, 241, 242, 245, 246, 280, 300, 320, 344A, 344B, 346, 351A, 351B, 356, 360A, 360B, 366, 432, 435A, 435B; THEA 142, 148, 433, 456, 448.