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Design

College of the Arts

CSULB ballet preparations

Department Chair: Dorothy Ottolia

Department Office: Design (DESN), Room 101

Telephone / FAX: (562) 985-5089 / (562) 985-2284

Website: http://www.csulb.edu/depts/design/

Faculty: John Kleinpeter, Dorothy Ottolia, Eduardo Perez, José Rivera-Chang, David Teubner, Wesley Woelfel

Administrative Coordinator: Pamela Sample

Career Possibilities

Industrial Designer • Interior Designer • Display/Exhibit Designer • Furniture Designer • Car Designer • Model Maker • Package Designer • Technical Illustrator • Teacher • Consultant • Commercial Artist • Architectural Illustrator • Product Designer • 3-D Graphic Illustrator (Some of these, and other careers, require additional education or experience. For more information, see www.careers.csulb.edu.)

Introduction

Today's designer must achieve sufficient educational breadth to adapt successfully to the varying demands imposed on their work by economic, social and psychological factors. A methodology for encouraging the creative problem solving process and the skill to express visual ideas with clarity must be obtained. A competitive portfolio review is held each year to identify students whose work has reached a level of competence necessary to advance to junior- and senior-level courses in Industrial Design and Interior Design. After passing portfolio requirements, selected students are officially admitted to the B.S. and B.F.A. programs. The B.A. program is open to all students.

The academic programs of the Department of Design have been accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (National Association of Schools of Art and Design, 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190, phone: 703-437-0700).

Programs at a Glance

  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design
  • Bachelor of Arts in Design