Course Description Listing


DES- 114 Interior Design Communication Tools (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Introductory study of the design process, software and communication tools used within the interior design industry.

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DES- 149 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 8.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industrial/other experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
Department consent

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DES- 150 Introduction to Sustainable Design and Development (3.00 cr.)
Contemporary Issues, Global Perspective, Social Responsibility and Ethical Reasoning
Repeatable: No
Examination of theory and practice of sustainable development and the influential role of design.

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DES- 176 Introduction to Digital Narrative (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Visual storytelling and time-based foundations (4D) for animation, digital cinema, comics, game design, transmedia design and other time-based forms. Emphasis on ideation through writing, storyboarding and concept illustration. Introduction to the field of entertainment design.

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DES- 200 Design Concepts and Problems (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Comprehensive understanding of the processes, techniques, and concepts used by designers to arrive at innovative and successful design solutions.

Prerequisites: take ART-101 and ART-103, each with a grade of C or better

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DES- 205 Design Drawing and Concept Visualization (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Comprehensive education and training in developing, visualizing, and communicating design ideas through drawing.

Prerequisites: take ART-200 with a grade of C or better

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DES- 210 Letter Form Design (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Design of letterforms, figures, and visual symbols; history and development of type; calligraphy; page composition for various formats and audiences.

Prerequisites: take ART-100 and ART-101, each with a grade of C or better

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DES- 214 Interior Design Practice, Materials and Finishes (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Introductory study of interior design professional practice, contemporary interior design issues, materials and finishes used within the built environment.

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DES- 220 Introduction To 2D Digital Imaging (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Creative use of digital imaging technology in the visual arts; exploring the development of 2D imagery for both printed and electronic formats incorporating type, vector and raster graphics using layout and composition software.

Prerequisite: Take ART-101 with a grade of C or better

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DES- 231 Industrial Design 1: Product Form and Visualization (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Introduction to Industrial Design, with an emphasis on aesthetics, visualization, and the process of designing new products.

Prerequisites: take DES-200 and DES-205, each with a grade of C or better

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DES- 232 Industrial Design 2: Ergonomics (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Study and application of human factors to the design of products. Understand the human body and its limitations to create a product that is comfortable,safe, and easy to use.

Prerequisites: take DES-200 and DES-205, each with a grade of C or better

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DES- 249 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 8.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industrial/other experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
Department consent

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DES- 256 Art Workshop: Compositing and Virtual Sets for Digital Cinema (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Contemporary studio-based filmmaking techniques, chroma key workflows and stylized CGI production methods.

Prerequisites: take DES-220 with a grade of C or better and PHOTO-330

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DES- 256 Art Workshop: Interactive Environments (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Investigation into ways virtual 3D environments add interactivity to a variety of design and art application. Implementation of models, environments, and animations into an industry standard 3D game engine.

Prerequisite: take DES-372

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DES- 256 Art Workshop: Digital Puppetry (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Project-focused learning and production environment between entertainment industry and higher education. Students collaborate with The Jim Henson Company to create 3D characters, animations, environments, and interactive experiences.

Prerequisite: take DES-372

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DES- 256 Art Workshop (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Selected art concepts, processes and media will vary to serve special student populations. Credit determined by individual contract.

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DES- 297 Design Field Experience/Experiential Learning (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Work in an approved design position or conduct advanced research on an approved design topic.
Department consent

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DES- 299 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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DES- 303 Interior Design Studio 1 (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Experiential study of the fundamental principles and elements of interior design and their application to a range of residential design projects. Projects emphasize residential space planning based on functional requirements, application of various elements of design, and design communication methods.

Prerequisites: take ART-103 (with a grade of C or better) or BURTL-229; and take DES-205 (with a grade of C or better), AEC-131, and AEC-233

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DES- 304 Interior Design II (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Design problems for interior spaces with emphasis on concepts, human interaction, and materials.

Prerequisites: take RD-205 or DES-303 with a grade of C or better

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DES- 308 Lighting Design In The Built Environment (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Exploration and application of professional lighting design practice within the built environment including psychological and physiological aspects of artificial and natural light, effects of color, directional effects, materials, design process, aesthetics, codes, energy conservation, and sustainability.

Prerequisite: take DES-303 with a grade of C or better

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DES- 310 Graphic Design I (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Exploration of the formal qualities of creating effective and informative design. Foundational design elements including line, shape,form and texture; compositional principle concepts of balance, contrast, grid structures and hierarchy.

Prerequisites: take ART-101 or DES-210, each with a grade of C or better

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DES- 314 Interior Design Contracts and Codes (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Study of interior design professional practice, industry regulations and product specifications.

Prerequisites: Take DES-214

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DES- 320 Furniture Design (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Design and construction of contemporary furniture.

Prerequisites: take DES-231 or DES-232 or DES-303 with a grade of C or better

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DES- 321 Digital Imagery Studio (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
A studio workshop experience in digital painting, photo illustration and image compositing using digital tools. Advanced topics and projects rotate.

Prerequisites: take ART-200, DES-205 & DES-220, each with a grade of C or better

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DES- 325 Interactive Design I: Introduction to Web Design (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Design and development of web-based human-computer interfaces.

Prerequisites: take DES-220 with a grade of C or better

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DES- 331 Industrial Design 3: Product Interface Design (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Designing products and their interfaces to make them understandable, easy to use, safe, and appealing.

Prerequisites: take DES-232 with a grade of C or better, and MFGT-110

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DES- 332 Industrial Design 4: Design for Manufacture (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Overview of common materials and manufacturing techniques and application to the design of mass-produced products.

Prerequisites: take DES-231 and DES-232, each with a grade of C or better

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DES- 333 Professional Practice In Industrial Design (1.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Overview of the role of the professional industrial designer.

Prerequisites: take DES-231 and DES-232, each with a grade of C or better

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DES- 345 Product Form Design (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Exploration of product forms through drawing and model-building techniques.

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DES- 349 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 8.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industrial/other experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
Department consent

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DES- 360 Graphic Design II (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Social responsibility, business and ethical factors affecting visual communication are investigated while deepening sensitivity and experience in graphic design. Deeper, broader understanding of how to create meaning and utilize problem-solving methodologies to develop work that is compelling, informative, and meaningful.

Prerequisites: take DES-310 and DES-220, each with a grade of C or better

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DES- 370 Interactive Design II: Principles and Methods (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Application of principles and methods related to research, design, development, and evaluation of human-computer interfaces.

Prerequisite: take DES-325 with a grade of C or better

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DES- 372 3D Modeling and Animation I (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Introduction to 3D digital modeling, animation, texturing, lighting, and rendering techniques. Using digital design elements and visual aesthetics, students create 3D digital imagery and animations.

Prerequisites: take ART-103 & DES-220, each with a grade of C or better

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DES- 373 3D Modeling & Animation III (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Advanced studio course in which 3D digital expertise is developed through directed and collaborative research. Students specialize in one of the following 3D digital fields: modeling, animation, texturing, lighting and rendering, or visual effects. Repeatable: topics and projects rotate each semester.

Prerequisite: take DES-374 with a grade of C or better

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DES- 374 3D Modeling and Animation II (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Intermediate focus on 3D digital modeling, animation, texturing, lighting, and rendering techniques. Create robust 3D digital imagery and animations using digital design elements and visual aesthetics.

Prerequisites: take DES-176 and DES-372, each with a grade of C or better

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DES- 375 Digital Cinema Studio (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Techniques, topics and projects for digital cinema. Emphasis on creative direction, aesthetics, content and narrative development. Advanced students work individually and in teams to produce and critically examine self-directed projects. Advanced topics and projects rotate each semester.

Prerequisites: take DES-176, DES-220 and ART-100, each with a grade of C or better

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DES- 378 Animation Studio (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Animation techniques, topics and projects. Course provides an introduction to 2D and stop-motion animation techniques. Advanced students work individually and in teams to produce and critically examine self-directed projects. Specific topics and projects rotate each semester. Repeatable.

Prerequisites: take DES-176 and DES-220, each with a grade of C or better

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DES- 379 Comics & Sequential Art Studio (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Techniques, topics and projects. Introduction to the art and craft of combining words and illustrated pictures to create narrative works. Advanced students work individually and in teams to produce and critically examine self-directed projects. Advanced topics and projects rotate each semester. Repeatable.

Prerequisites: take DES-176, DES-220 and ART-100, each with a grade of C or better

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DES- 380 Signage And Exhibition Design (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Organization and design of environmental graphics through the production of signage, display, and exhibition support systems.

Prerequisites: take DES-205 and DES-360, each with a grade of C or better

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DES- 382 Information Design (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Envisioning information through the design and production of charts, diagrams, maps, and other hierarchical graphics.

Prerequisite: take DES-360 with a grade of C or better

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DES- 384 Advertising Design (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Graphic design principles and creative concepts as applied to advertising art.

Prerequisites: take DES-205 and DES-360, each with a grade of C or better

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DES- 385 Interactive Digital Design III: Advanced Concepts (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Advanced design and development of human-computer interfaces.

Prerequisite: take DES-370 with a grade of C or better

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DES- 386 Publication Design (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Graphic design principles as applied to the combination and coordination of art and typography with text.

Prerequisite: take DES-360 with a grade of C or better

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DES- 388 Typographic Design (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Design of grid-based, hierarchical and expressive typographic structures; analysis of historical and theoretical precedents.

Prerequisite: take DES-360 with a grade of C or better

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DES- 389 Typography In Motion (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Introduction into dynamic, time-based typography covering technology and skills involved in creating kinetic and emotive typography with various media.

Prerequisites: take DES-325 and DES-360, each with a grade of C or better

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DES- 390 Entertainment Design Portfolio and Professional Practices Seminar (1.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Professional practices and portfolio seminar for Entertainment Design students, all concentrations. Develop of promotional materials and discuss related business strategies and legal issues.

Prerequisites: Take DES-176 and DES-220, and take either DES-375 or DES-378 or DES-379, each with a grade of C or better

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DES- 397 Design Field Experience/Experiential Learning (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Work in an approved design position or conduct advanced research on an approved design topic.
Department consent

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DES- 399 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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DES- 405 Advanced Design Drawing (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
In-depth study of illustration and presentation styles within various design contexts. Development of drawing skills in traditional and digital media, emphasizing perspective, form, and texture. Emphasis on rapid freehand, conceptual drawing as a means to imagine and develop design concepts.

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DES- 410 Product and Packaging Graphics (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Principles of package design and related display systems.

Prerequisite: take DES-360 with a grade of C or better

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DES- 414 Interior Design Construction Documentation (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Advanced interior design specification and construction documentation, incorporating elements of current professional practice.

Prerequisite: take DES-314 with a grade of C or better and ENGGR-234

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DES- 415 Interior Design Studio 3 (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Advanced experiential study of the principles and elements of interior design and their application to a range of commercial design projects. Studio design projects emphasize conceptual development, space planning, building code and accessibility compliance.

Prerequisite: take DES-304 with a grade of C or better

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DES- 416 Interior Design Senior Studio (4.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Exploration of advanced interior design topics, including sustainability, through an extensive project(s) to include all phases of current interior design professional practice and incorporation into students portfolio.

Prerequisites: take DES-308 and DES-414, each with a grade of C or better

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DES- 431 ID5: Industrial Design Senior Studio I (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Exploration of advanced industrial design topics through extensive projects with consideration given to contextual and environmental issues. Topics and projects rotate each semester.
Department consent

Prerequisite: take DES-331 and DES-332 with a grade of C or better

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DES- 432 ID6: Industrial Design Senior Studio II (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Execution of advanced industrial design projects through all phases of current industrial design process.

Prerequisites: take DES-331 and DES-332, each with a grade of C or better

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DES- 449 Cooperative Education Experience (1.00 - 8.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Work and study in an approved position to gain business/industrial/other experience. Normally entails recurring, supervised work periods, each one building and expanding on the previous.
Department consent

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DES- 451 Interior Design Practicum (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Work experience with an interior designer or in design-related field arranged with interior design work experience coordinator.
Department consent

Prerequisite: take DES-303 with a grade of C or better

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DES- 456 Advanced Art Workshop (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Selected art concepts, processes and media will vary to serve special student populations. For students familiar with workshop approach or advanced in art program. Credit determined by individual contract.

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DES- 456 Advanced Art Workshop: JavaScript for Aesthetic Experience (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Investigation of how JavaScript can be sued to create aesthetic experiences in browser-based human-computer interfaces.
Instructor's consent

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DES- 480 Senior Project - Graphic Design (4.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Exploration of an advanced graphic design topic through an extensive project: research, production specification, and development of a presentation system.
Instructor's consent

Prerequisites: take DES-360, and take either DES-380 or DES-410, all with a grade of C or better

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DES- 490 Senior Project: Entertainment Design (3.00 - 4.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Advanced entertainment design topic explored through the completion of professional level projects from concept to published media. Capstone project for the BFA in Entertainment Design. Repeatable. Specific topics and projects rotate each semester. Students are required to take a minimum of two consecutive semesters.
Instructor's consent

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DES- 497 Design Field Experience/Experiential Learning (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Work in an approved design position or conduct advanced research on an approved design topic.
Department consent

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DES- 499 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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DES- 508 Lighting Design In The Built Environment (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Exploration and application of professional lighting design practice within the built environment including psychological and physiological aspects of artificial and natural light, effects of color, directional effects, materials, design process, aesthetics, codes, energy conservation, and sustainability.
Department consent

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DES- 521 Digital Imagery Studio (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
A studio workshop experience in digital painting, photo illustration and image compositing using digital tools. Advanced topics and projects rotate.
Instructor's consent

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DES- 525 Interactive Design I: Introduction to Web Design (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Design and development of web-based human-computer interfaces.
Instructor's consent

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DES- 570 Interactive Design II: Principles and Methods (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Application of principles and methods related to research, design, development, and evaluation of human-computer interfaces.

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DES- 572 3D Modeling and Animation I (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Introduction to 3D digital modeling, animation, texturing, lighting, and rendering techniques. Using digital design elements and visual aesthetics, students create 3D digital imagery and animations.
Instructor's consent

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DES- 573 3D Modeling & Animation III (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Advanced studio course in which 3D digital expertise is developed through directed and collaborative research. Students specialize in one of the following 3D digital fields: modeling, animation, texturing, lighting and rendering, or visual effects. Repeatable: topics and projects rotate each semester.
Instructor's consent

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DES- 574 3D Modeling & Animation II (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Intermediate 3D digital design through directed and collaborative research and practice. Students create robust 3D digital imagery and animations using digital design elements and visual aesthetics.
Instructor's consent

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DES- 575 Digital Cinema Studio (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Techniques, topics and projects for digital cinema. Emphasis on creative direction, aesthetics, content and narrative development. Advanced students work individually and in teams to produce and critically examine self-directed projects. Advanced topics and projects rotate each semester.
Instructor's consent

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DES- 578 Animation Studio (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Animation techniques, topics and projects. Course provides an introduction to 2D and stop-motion animation techniques. Advanced students work individually and in teams to produce and critically examine self-directed projects. Specific topics and projects rotate each semester. Repeatable.
Instructor's consent

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DES- 579 Comics & Sequential Art Studio (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Techniques, topics and projects. Introduction to the art and craft of combining words and illustrated pictures to create narrative works. Advanced students work individually and in teams to produce and critically examine self-directed projects. Advanced topics and projects rotate each semester. Repeatable.
Instructor's consent

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DES- 580 Signage and Exhibition Design (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Organization and design of environmental graphics through the production of signage, display, and exhibition support systems.
Instructor's consent

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DES- 585 Interactive Digital Design III: Advanced Concepts (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Advanced design and development of human-computer interfaces.
Instructor's consent

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DES- 586 Publication Design (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Graphic design principles as applied to the combination and coordination of art and typography with text.

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DES- 605 Advanced Design Drawing (0 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
In-depth study of illustration and presentation styles within various design contexts. Development of drawing skills in traditional and digital media, emphasizing perspective, form, and texture. Emphasis on rapid freehand, conceptual drawing as a means to imagine and develop design concepts.
Department consent

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DES- 610 Product and Packaging Graphics (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Principles of package design and related display systems.
Instructor's consent

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DES- 616 Interior Design Senior Studio (4.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Exploration of advanced interior design topics, including sustainability, through an extensive project(s) to include all phases of current interior design professional practice and incorporation into students portfolio.
Department consent

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DES- 631 ID5: Industrial Design Senior Studio I (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Exploration of advanced industrial design topics through extensive projects with consideration given to contextual and environmental issues. Topics and projects rotate each semester.
Department consent

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DES- 632 ID6: Industrial Design Senior Studio II (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Execution of advanced industrial design projects through all phases of current industrial design process.
Department consent

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DES- 700 Design Seminar I (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Introduction to design practice, research, methodology and processes with a focus on establishing graduate work trajectory.

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DES- 710 Ethics in Design (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Ethics related to professional design practice and creative scholarship.
Instructor's consent

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DES- 712 Sustainable Design Practice (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Advanced exploration and evaluation of current environmental design standards, business practices, and materials as they apply to sustainable design.

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DES- 730 Critical Issues in Design Education and Practice (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Overview of professional design issues in higher education, industry, and the broader community.
Department consent

Must be enrolled in the MFA in Design

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DES- 799 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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DES- 800 Design Seminar II (3.00 cr.)
Repeatable: No
Directed exploration through formative stages of design thesis development, identification of research adviser and thesis committee, culminating in formal thesis proposal and presentation for approval of thesis. Should be taken one, no more than two, terms prior to registering for design thesis.
Department consent

Prerequisites: take DES-700, DES-725, DES-730; must be enrolled in MFA Design

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DES- 870 Creative Thesis in Design (3.00 - 6.00 cr.)
Repeatable: Yes
Independent design research project production and implementation under direction of primary research adviser and committee. Requires final presentation to thesis committee, public dissemination (i.e., exhibition, lecture), and completion of a written Master's report describing, framing, illustrating, and supporting the design work.
Department consent

Prerequisites: take DES-800; must be enrolled in MFA Design

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