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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

Design

DESN Courses - Upper Division

300. Designers in Their Own Words (3)

Prerequisites: AH 111A and 111B or consent of instructor.
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 232A 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 Industrial Design program or consent of instructor.
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 Industrial Design program or consent of instructor.
Further explorations of 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)

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 Industrial Design program or consent of instructor.
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 (4)

Prerequisites: DESN 241, 242, 244, 245, 246 and Junior standing in the Interior Design program or consent of instructor.
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). (8 hours laboratory)

341B. Interior Design (4)

Prerequisites: DESN 341A and Junior standing in the Interior Design program or consent of instructor.
Further exploration of design of interior environments emphasizing interrelationships between interior space, architectural form, and human factors in design.
Letter grade only (A-F). (8 hours laboratory) May require student-owned laptop computer. See Department website for current laptop hardware and software specifications.

342. Interior/Architectural Presentations (3)

Prerequisites: DESN 232A, 241, Junior standing in the Interior Design program and concurrent enrollment in DESN 341A or consent of instructor.
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 Interior Design program or consent of instructor.
Advanced drafting, detailing skills of architectural interior design related to light frame, other construction processes.
Letter grade only (A-F). (6 hours laboratory) May require student-owned laptop computer. See Department website for current laptop hardware and software specifications.

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)

Prerequisites: DESN 120B, 151, 232A, 246; and for BFA: DESN 242, and for BA: DESN 255; or consent of instructor.
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 in different semesters. Course fee may be required. (6 hours lab)

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)

352A. Specialty Equipment (1)

Prerequisite: DESN 156 or 346; or consent of instructor.
Theory an demonstration of specialty equipment (Rapid Prototyping, the Computer Numeric Control machine and the 3D Scanner).
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 2 units in different semesters. (2 hours of laboratory)

352B. Advanced Specialty Equipment (1)

Prerequisite: DESN 352A or consent of instructor.
Advanced training in the operation of specialty equipment (Rapid Prototyping, the Computer Numeric Control machine, and 3D Scanner.)
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 2 units in different semesters. (2 hours of laboratory)

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

Prerequisites: DESN 120B, 150, 151, 156, 232A, and 255.
Advanced computer aided modeling techniques and strategic exercises created to assist, improve and accentuate the design process.
Letter grade only (A-F). (6 hours laboratory)

360A. Environmental Communication Design (3)

Prerequisites: AH 111A, 111B; DESN 156 or 246, 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 Design (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). (6 hours of laboratory) Not open for credit for students with credit in DESN 360.

366. Advanced 3D Digital Modeling (2)

Prerequisite: DESN 346 or consent of instructor.
Advanced texturing, and rendering techniques in 3D digital modeling for interior design.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 4 units in different semesters. Course fee may be required. (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.
Letter grade only (A-F). 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.
Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students with credit in ART 418. (3 hours lecture)

369. History of Furniture and Decorative Arts (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of GE Foundation requirements.
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)

Prerequisite: DESN 431A or consent of instructor.
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)

432A. 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). Course fee may be required. (6 hours of laboratory)

432B. Advanced Rapid Viz (3)

Prerequisites: DESN 432A or consent of instructor
Further explorations of advanced idea generation and visualization for designers.
Letter grade only (A-F). (6 hours of laboratory)

435A. Furniture Design (3)

Prerequisites: DESN 151, 232A; and for BS: DESN 331A; and for BFA: DESN 341A; and for BA: DESN 255 and 346 or 356; or consent of instructor.
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)

Prerequisites: DESN 341B, 343 or consent of instructor.
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.
Letter grade only (A-F). (8 hours laboratory) May require student-owned laptop computer. See Department website for current laptop hardware and software specifications.

441B. Advanced Interior Design (4)

Prerequisite: DESN 441A or consent of instructor.
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.
Letter grade only (A-F). (8 hours laboratory) May require student-owned laptop computer. See Department website for current laptop hardware and software specifications.

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.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units. Limited to 6 units in one semester. (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.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units. Limited to 6 units in one semester. (6 hours laboratory)

450. BA Senior Project (3)

Prerequisites: DESN 346 or 356, 360A, and 6 units of DESN History or consent of instructor.
To identify and refine an area of interest through the development of a senior project. Should be taken in the last semester before graduation.
Letter grade only (A-F). (6 hours laboratory) May require student-owned laptop computer. See Department website for current laptop hardware and software specifications.

490. Selected Topics in Design (1-3)

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

495. Field Studies in Design (1-6)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
An opportunity to study design movements, objects, theories, techniques at appropriate off-campus locations.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units. Limited to 6 units in one semester.

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.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units. Limited to 6 units in one semester. (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.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units. Limited to 6 units in one semester. (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.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units. Limited to 6 units in one semester. (6 hours laboratory)

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