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2013-2014 CSULB University Catalog

Design

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Arts in Design (120 Units)

This liberal arts 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 tailor their studies with electives from inside or outside of the college.

Students interested in the BA program in Design should apply as early in their academic career as possible, but no later than 60 units.

Admission Under Impaction

Refer to the following website for additional impaction criteria: http://www.csulb.edu/depts/enrollment/admissions/impacted_major.html.

Requirements

120 units; a minimum of 40 units from Upper Division; and a minimum of 48 units from General Education.

Lower Division:

Take two of the following courses:

  • DESN 110 Foundation Design History (3)
    Prerequisite: None

  • AH 111A Foundation Art History I (3)
    Prerequisite: One GE Foundation course

  • AH 111B Foundation Art History II (3)
    Prerequisite: One GE Foundation course

Take all of the following courses:

  • DESN 120A Fundamentals of Design (3)
    Prerequisite: None

  • DESN 120B Fundamentals of Design (3)
    Prerequisite: 120A or consent of instructor

  • DESN 132A Perspective and Rendering Systems (3)
    Prerequisite: None

  • DESN 132B Perspective and Rendering Systems (3)
    Prerequisites: 132A or consent of instructor

  • DESN 151 Industrial Design Materials and Tools (2)
    Prerequisite: None

  • DESN 232A Visualization Techniques (3)
    Prerequisites: DESN 120B, 132B or consent of instructor

  • DESN 255 2D Computer-Aided Graphics (3)
    Prerequisites: DESN 150 or 141 or consent of instructor

Choose one from the following:

  • DESN 141 Interior Architectural Drafting (3)
    Prerequisite: None

  • DESN 150 Design Drafting (3)
    Prerequisite: None

Choose one of the following:

  • DESN 156 3D Computer-Aided Design (3)
    Prerequisite: DESN 150 or consent of instructor

  • DESN 246 Computer-Aided Drafting (3)
    Prerequisite: DESN 141 or consent of instructor

Upper Division:

Choose one of the following:

  • DESN 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

  • DESN 356 Advanced 3D Computer-Aided Design (3)
    Prerequisites: DESN 120B, 150, 151, 156, 232A, and 255

Take all of the following courses:

  • DESN 360A Environmental Communication Design (3)
    Prerequisites: AH 111A, 111B; DESN 156 or 246, 232A, 255 and 346 or 356 or consent of instructor.

  • DESN 360B Advanced Environmental Communication Design (3)
    Prerequisites: DESN 360A or consent of instructor. For Art majors: ART 149, 327 or consent of instructor.

  • DESN 367 History and Theory of Architecture (3)
    Prerequisite: Completion of GE Foundation requirements.

  • DESN 368 History and Theory of Design (3)
    Prerequisite: Completion of GE Foundation requirements.

  • DESN 369 History of Furniture and Decorative Arts (3)
    Prerequisite: Completion of GE Foundation requirements.

  • DESN 370 Design in Contemporary Society (3)
    Prerequisite: Completion of GE Foundation requirements.

  • DESN 450 BA Senior Project (3)
    Prerequisites: DESN 346 or 356, 360A, and 6 units of DESN History or consent of instructor.

Additional Requirements

Select a minimum of 22 additional units from inside or outside the department. 7 units must be upper-division.

A total of 120 units is required for degree completion. Students must achieve "C" or better in each course required by the major.

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