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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). Course fee may be required. (6 hours laboratory)

142. Beginning Space Planning (3)

Prerequisites: DESN 120A, 132A 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). Course fee may be required. (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 (3)

Prerequisites: DESN 150 and 151.
Materials, processes, techniques for creating mock-ups, models, prototypes used by industrial designers.
Letter grade only (A-F). (6 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). Course fee may be required. (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 and 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. Course fee may be required. (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). Course fee may be required. (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) Course fee may be required. Not open for credit for students with credit in DESN 256.

280. Industrial Design Processes (3)

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