Design Arts (DESIGN)


DESIGN 131. Introduction to Design and Culture. 3 Credits.

The history of the relationship between the consumer, manufacturing and the role design plays in the development of products and other forms of design that impact the economic, environmental and social spheres of contemporary life.

DESIGN 231. Graphic Design Studio I. 3 Credits.

Problem-solving techniques in graphic communication; development of visual, verbal and project management skills applied in graphic design. Development of design and technological skills using digital tools.
P: ART 106, ART 107 and DESIGN 131 with at least a C grade; REC: ART 105 or ART 243
Fall and Spring.

DESIGN 236. Environmental Design Studio I. 3 Credits.

Introduces use of creative problem solving techniques in defining, analyzing, and solving problems in the built environment at the scale of the individual. Emphasizes basic graphic and verbal presentation techniques and relationships between form, the natural environment, people, and function.
P: ART 105, UR RE ST 100
Fall Only.

DESIGN 298. Independent Study. 1-4 Credits.

Independent study is offered on an individual basis at the student's request and consists of a program of learning activities planned in consultation with a faculty member. A student wishing to study or conduct research in an area not represented in available scheduled courses should develop a preliminary proposal and seek the sponsorship of a faculty member. The student's advisor can direct him or her to instructors with appropriate interests. A written report or equivalent is required for evaluation, and a short title describing the program must be sent early inthe semester to the registrar for entry on the student's transcript.
P: fr or so st with cum gpa > or = 2.50; or jr or sr st with cum gpa > or = 2.00.
Fall and Spring.

DESIGN 332. Graphic Design Studio II. 3 Credits.

Project based problem-solving techniques in graphic communication: expansion of design and technological skills. Intermediate and advanced design techniques using digital design tools.
P: DESIGN 231 with at least a C grade
Fall and Spring.

DESIGN 431. Graphic Design Studio III. 3 Credits.

Advanced methods in design research, problem-solving, design theory and technology use applied in graphic design and visual communications. Perspectives on portfolio development and presentation. Course is repeatable for credit; may be taken 2 times for a total of 6 credits.
P: DESIGN 332 with at least a C grade.
Fall Only.

DESIGN 433. Advanced Studio. 3 Credits.

Applying concepts and skills in advanced communications projects such as web design and epublication, filmmaking and storytelling. Course is repeatable for credit if topics differ; may be taken 3 times for a total of 9 credits.
P: DESIGN 332 with at least a C grade or with consent of instructor.
Fall and Spring.

DESIGN 435. Design Arts Publication Workshop. 3 Credits.

A comprehensive experience in the design and production of a magazine format publication from the early stages of design through to the finished printed product. Combines conventional design skills developed in the graphic communications studios and use of desktop publishing technology. Course is repeatable for credit; may be taken 3 times for a total of 9 credits.
P: jr st and DESIGN 332 with at least a B grade
Fall and Spring.

DESIGN 437. Environmental Design Studio II. 3 Credits.

Analysis and design of group spaces, such as houses, classrooms, waiting rooms and other spaces intended for occupancy by groups of people.

DESIGN 438. Environmental Design Studio III. 3 Credits.

Projects at the urban scale: design teams analyze physical, social, economic, historical, and administrative aspects of specific problems. Students formulate urban design programs and produce policies, plans, and designs.
Fall Only.

DESIGN 439. Environmental Design Studio IV. 3 Credits.

Each student proposes, designs and executes a design/research project of an elected topic. Individual projects are acceptable in some instances; projects by design teams are encouraged.

DESIGN 478. Honors in the Major. 3 Credits.

Honors in the Major is designed to recognize student excellence within interdisciplinary and disciplinary academic programs.
P: min 3.50 all cses req for major and min gpa 3.75 all UL cses req for major.

DESIGN 495. Teaching Assistantship. 1-6 Credits.

The student and supervising teacher must prepare a statement that identifies the course with which the assistantship will happen, objectives for the assistantship, and expectations in order to fulfill the course objectives. Students are not eligible to receive credit in both the course they assist the instructor with and the teaching assistantship in the same semester. Typically student has previously taken the course prior to enrollment in the assistantship. Course is repeatable for credit.

DESIGN 496. Project/Research Assistantship. 1-6 Credits.

The student must prepare a research proposal, and both parties should identify the research arrangement and how the student will complete the work to fulfill the course objectives within the assigned term.
P: jr st.

DESIGN 497. Internship. 1-12 Credits.

Instruction and experience in a professional environment where students work in any aspect of the field appropriate to their academic preparation and career goals under professional and faculty supervision. Course is repeatable for credit. No more than 3 credits may be used to meet requirements for a major or minor.
P: jr st and 3.0 gpa in major emphasis (dept will monitor gpa req).
Fall and Spring.