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Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design (120 units)

This degree program is concerned with the relationship between technology and the visual arts. It includes background courses in engineering and sciences. Portfolio review is required for admission to the professional BS program. Portfolios are reviewed in the spring semester for fall admission to Junior standing in this degree program. Applicants to the BS program must receive a positive recommendation following review of a portfolio submitted by the applicant. For BS portfolio review consideration, a student must be enrolled in or have successfully completed DESN 280, 320 and 356 with a "C" or better. Students may apply to the BS program when they have completed a minimum of 53 units, but may not apply after they have completed more than a maximum of 96 units. Contact department for details of portfolio submission and review process.

Admission Under Impaction

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

Requirements

Lower Division:

Take 3 units from the following courses:

  • DESN 110 Foundation Design History (3)
    Prerequisite: None
  • DESN 268 History and Theory of Sustainability in Design (3)
    Prerequisite: GE Foundation Requirements or consent of instructor
  • 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: DESN 120A or consent of instructor
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: DESN 151.
  • DESN 132A Perspective and Rendering Systems (3)
    Prerequisite: None
  • DESN 132B Perspective and Rendering Systems (3)
    Prerequisites: DESN 132A or consent of instructor
  • DESN 150 Design Drafting (3)
    Prerequisite: None
  • DESN 151 Design Materials and Tools (2)
    Prerequisite: None
  • DESN 154 Modeling and Prototyping Techniques (2)
    Prerequisites: DESN 150 and DESN 151 or consent of instructor.
  • DESN 156 3D Computer-Aided Design (3)
    Prerequisites: DESN 150 or consent of instructor.
  • DESN 232 Visualization Techniques (3)
    Prerequisites: DESN 120B, DESN 132B or consent of instructor.
  • DESN 254 Production Materials and Techniques (3)
    Prerequisites: DESN 154 and DESN 156 or consent of instructor.
  • DESN 255 2D Computer-Aided Graphics (3)
    Prerequisites: DESN 150 or DESN 141 or consent of instructor
  • DESN 280 Industrial Design Processes (3)
    Prerequisites/Corequisites: DESN 154, DESN 156, DESN 232 and DESN 255 or consent of instructor.

Upper Division:

Take all of the following courses:

  • DESN 300 Designers in Their Own Words (3)
    Prerequisites: 6 units from DESN 110, DESN 268, AH 111A, AH111B or consent of instructor.
  • DESN 320 Advanced Form Study (3)
    Prerequisites: DESN 232 and consent of instructor.
  • DESN 332 Visualization Techniques (3)
    Prerequisite: DESN 232 or consent of instructor.
  • DESN 331A Industrial Design (3)
    Prerequisites: DESN 280 and Junior standing in the Industrial Design program or consent of instructor.
  • DESN 331B Industrial Design (3)
    Prerequisites: DESN 331A and Junior standing in the Industrial Design program or consent of instructor.
  • DESN 333A Industrial Design Methodology (3)
    Prerequisites: DESN 280 and Junior standing in the professional program or consent of instructor.
  • DESN 333B Industrial Design Methodology (3)
    Prerequisites: DESN 333A and Junior standing in the Industrial Design program or consent of instructor.
  • DESN 356 Advanced 3D Computer-Aided Design (3)
    Prerequisites: DESN 120B, DESN 150, DESN 151, DESN 156, DESN 232, and DESN 255.
  • DESN 368 History and Theory of Design (3)
    Prerequisite: Completion of GE Foundation requirements.
  • DESN 431A Advanced Industrial Design (4)
    Prerequisite: DESN 331B or consent of instructor.
  • DESN 431B Advanced Industrial Design (4)
    Prerequisite: DESN 431A or consent of instructor.
  • DESN 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.

Additional Requirements

Take a minimum of 3 units chosen from the following:

  • PHSC 112; PHYS 100A, PHYS 151, PHYS 152; CHEM 100; GEOL 102, GEOL 110, GEOL 160; BIOL 200, BIOL 205, BIOL 207.

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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