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300. Designers in Their Own Words (3)

Prerequisites: 3 units from DESN 110, DESN 268, AH 111A, AH 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.

312. Interior Architectural Model Building (3)

Prerequisites: DESN 120B, DESN 132B, DESN 142 and DESN 151 or consent of instructor.
Building of interior and architectural models for construction, design analysis, presentation.
Letter grade only (A-F). (6 hours laboratory) Not open for credit to students with credit in DESN 242.

320. Advanced Form Study (3)

Prerequisites: DESN 232 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 and design of products for industrial production and services. Awareness in user research, scenarios, product manufacturing and styling.
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 planning and design of products for industrial production and services. Awareness in user research, scenarios, product manufacturing and styling.
Letter grade only (A-F). (6 hours laboratory)

332. Visualization Techniques (3)

Prerequisite: DESN 232 or consent of instructor.
Focus on design collaborative projects, sketch and mock-up explorations, and visualizing ideas using digital sketching tools.
Letter grade only (A-F). (6 hours of laboratory) Not open for credit to students with credit in: 232B.

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)

340. Interior Design Process and Theory (3)

Prerequisites: DESN 142 and DESN 232 or consent of instructor
Development of design methodology and exploration of design ideas, processes and sustainability for solving limited scale problems in interior space.
Letter grade only (A-F). (6 hours laboratory) Not open for credit to students with credit in 241.

341A. Interior Design (4)

Prerequisites: DESN 340, DESN 312, DESN 244, DESN 245, DESN 246 and Junior standing in the Interior Design program or consent of instructor.
Focused explorations in the design of sustainable interior environments emphasizing interrelationships between space, architectural form, materials and human factors.
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 explorations in the design of sustainable interior environments emphasizing spatial dynamics, material and formal applications and focused solutions on environmental and human factors with an emphasis on developing design language proficiency.
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 232, DESN 340 and Junior standing in the Interior Design program.
Corequisite: DESN 341A or consent of instructor.
Further explorations in the design of sustainable interior environments emphasizing spatial dynamics, material and formal applications and focused solutions on environmental and human factors with an emphasis on developing design language proficiency.
Letter grade only (A-F). (6 hours laboratory)

343. Advanced Drafting and Detailing (3)

Prerequisites: DESN 312, DESN 245 and Junior standing in the Interior Design program or consent of instructor.
Development of advanced drafting and detailing skills for interior architectural design; specifically related to construction processes, materials, joining solutions, and representational conventions.
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: 6 units from DESN 110, DESN 268, AH 111A, AH 111B; DESN 120B, DESN 141 or DESN 150, DESN 232, 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: DESN 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, DESN 151, DESN 232, DESN 246; and for BFA: DESN 312, 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. Information on fees related to this course can be found here. (6 hours lab)

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

Prerequisites: DESN 232, DESN 244 or consent of instructor.
Further development in the design processes of natural and engineered lighting solutions in architectural and interior space. Specific focus on current technologies and materials.
Letter grade only (A-F). (6 hours laboratory)

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

Prerequisites: DESN 351A or consent of instructor
Focused development of major categories of lighting design application (residential, office, wayfinding, etc.). Specific attention given to common principles, equipment, conventions and energy demands relevant to current code and environmental concerns.
Letter grade only (A-F). (6 hours laboratory)

352A. Specialty Equipment (1)

Prerequisite: DESN 156 or DESN 346; or consent of instructor.
Theory and 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, DESN 150, DESN 151, DESN 156, DESN 232, and DESN 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: 6 units from DESN 110, DESN 268, AH 111A, AH 111B; DESN 156 or DESN 246, DESN 232, DESN 255, DESN 346 or DESN 356, or consent of instructor.
3D communication design for physical and virtual environments. Create applied systems for audience experience within experimental, dynamic or interactive contexts.
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, ART 327 or consent of instructor.
Advanced 3D communication design for physical and virtual environments. Create applied systems for branded environments, informative installations and site navigation.
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. Information on fees related to this course can be found here. (4 hours laboratory)

367. History and Theory of Architecture (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of GE Foundation requirements.
Surveys the development of architecture and underlying theories, relative to the human need to shape the built environment, that define specific periods - from prehistory to the present moment - organized in accordance to historical benchmarks and significant buildings and spaces.
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.
Surveys the development of design as an independent creative activity including a consideration of both pre-industrial and post-industrial culture. A study of the technologies, manufacturing methods, and underlying theories that define historical periods and current design trends.
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.
Critical survey and study of the global and cultural context of the history of furniture, decorative arts and accessories as they relate to advances in technology, social, aesthetic, human, environmental, economic and political factors.
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 or consent of instructor.
Advanced planning and execution of industrial design projects. Awareness in user experience, market research, product development, manufacturing, branding and entrepreneurship.
Letter grade only (A-F). ( 8 hours laboratory )

431B. Advanced Industrial Design (4)

Prerequisite: DESN 431A or consent of instructor.
Continuation of advanced planning and execution of industrial design projects. Awareness in user experience, market research, product development, manufacturing, branding and entrepreneurship.
Letter grade only (A-F). (8 hours laboratory)

435A. Furniture Design (3)

Prerequisites: DESN 151, DESN 232; and for BS: DESN 331A; and for BFA: DESN 341A; and for BA: DESN 255 and DESN 346 or DESN 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.
Examine the basics of professional interior design practices; business standards, project management, marketing, professional ethics, legal issues and the importance of sustainable design. Preliminary programming, building selection and site analysis for senior project.
Letter grade only (A-F). (3 hours lecture)

441A. Advanced Interior Design (4)

Prerequisites: DESN 341B, DESN 343 or consent of instructor.
Advanced design of interior environments emphasizing relationships between built environment and human factors with a focus on professional collaboration and related social and environmental issues.
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 emphasizing relationships between built environment and human factors. The focus is on researching social and environmental issues while developing and executing a cohesive design project.
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. (2 1/4 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. (2 1/4 hours laboratory)

450. BA Senior Project (3)

Prerequisites: DESN 346 or DESN 356, DESN 360A, and 6 units of DESN History or consent of instructor.
Refine an area of interest through the development of a senior project and portfolio. Should be taken in the semester of 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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