DES 101 INTRODUCTION TO TWO-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN
Introductory course exploring the fundamental elements and principles of two-dimensional design. Technical, compositional, and creative problem-solving skill development through hands-on exploration of various two-dimensional media with an emphasis on creative design and concept development. Offered every semester.
Equivalent Course: AAD 102
DES 102 INTRODUCTION TO DESIGN TWO DIMENSIONAL II
Prerequisite: DES 101. Continuation of DES 101, involving in-depth assignments stressing composition and form, idea development, design process, and color dynamics, while strengthening skills and control. Offered every semester.
DES 103 INTRODUCTION TO THREE-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN
Introductory course exploring the visual, analytical, and spatial considerations of three-dimensional design. Creative problem-solving, compositional, and technical skill development through hands-on investigation of various three-dimensional materials emphasizing creative expression and concept development. Offered every semester.
Equivalent Course: AAD 103
DES 104 INTRODUCTION TO DESIGN THREE DIMENSIONAL II
Prerequisite: DES 103. Advanced concepts and manipulation skills related to three-dimensional design. Conceptualization, visualization, and evaluation related to design objectives. Offered occasionally.
DES 108 DIGITAL DESIGN AND FABRICATION
Digital fabrication application of vector graphics, pixel graphics, and computer aided three-dimensional modeling for digital fabrication processes, including 3D printing, and laser cutting with an emphasis on creative design and concept development. Offered every semester.
Equivalent Course: AAD 105
DES 110 INTRO TO POTTERY
DES 114 WORKSHOP IN CRAFTS
3, 1/5; AR14
Hands-on creative studio experience in ceramics, fibers, metals/jewelry, or wood/furniture design. Non-art majors only.
DES 189 TOPIC COURSE
DES 190 DESIGN SYMPOSIUM
3, 3/0; AR14
Introductory design course open only to non-majors. Basic concepts and language of design, the application of those concepts in the human environment, and the historical and cultural reference to those concepts. Offered every semester.
Equivalent Course: AAD 190
DES 220 CERAMICS I
Exploration of clay as a medium of expression. Methods of forming. Preparation and application of glaze. Firing; theory, study of form and function. Offered every semester.
DES 230 INTRODUCTION TO JEWELRY MAKING
Prerequisite: DES 101. Exploration of materials and processes in jewelry making, emphasizing creative design. Offered every semester.
Equivalent Course: DES 230
DES 242 FIBERS I
Introduction to traditional and current trends in weaving and surface design, including table-loom weaving, batik, and silkscreen printing. Assignments develop good design through creative expression. Offered every semester.
DES 250 WOOD DESIGN I
Wood as a medium for expression and object design; technical and aesthetic problems. Offered every semester.
Equivalent Course: DES 250
DES 260 INTRODUCTION TO INTERIOR DESIGN
DES 262 AUTOCAD I FOR INTERIOR DESIGN
DES 264 ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING AND DESIGN
DES 270 VISUAL COMMUNICATION I
Prerequisite: DES 277. Introductory course in communication design involving basic design problems including logotype, stationary, and page layout. Examination of design and printing processes, as well as professional practices and issues. Offered every semester.
Equivalent Course: DES 270
DES 271 LETTERING AND TYPOGRAPHY I
Prerequisite: DES 277. Uses of typographic forms in graphic design; problems in expression and appropriate application and layout; type specification, indication, copy fitting; origins of the Western alphabet. Offered every semester.
DES 277 COMPUTER GRAPHICS I
Introduction to the Macintosh computer as a graphic design tool. Develop a working understanding of a graphic design page-layout and drawing program. Class sessions include visual presentations, hands-on tutorials, and critiques of assignments. Offered every semester.
DES 295 SPECIAL PROJECT
Prerequisite: Instructor Permission. Scholarship or creative work conducted under the supervision of a faculty member. Offered occasionally.
DES 307 COLOR THEORY
Prerequisite: DES 101. Origins, meaning, and dimensions of color; lectures and studio problems in various media, exploring the compositional effects of color. Offered every semester.
Equivalent Course: DES 307
DES 309 ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING AND PERSPECTIVE DRAWING
DES 310 INTERIOR DESIGN I
DES 312 HISTORY OF CRAFT: INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION TO THE PRESENT
3, 3/0; WIIF
Prerequisite: FAR104. Historical and theoretical foundations of crafts from the Industrial Revolution to the present. Developments in crafts in traditional forms, hand-based production methods, new technologies, new media and new concepts of craft, and specific cultural and intellectual contexts. Offered fall only.
Equivalent Course: DES 312W
DES 314 HISTORY OF GRAPHIC DESIGN: INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION TO THE PRESENT
Prerequisite: FAR104 or permission of instructor. Examination of the history and theoretical foundations of graphic design from the Industrial Revolution to the present. Developments in graphic design are considered in relation to new technologies and new media and to specific cultural and intellectual contexts. Offered spring only.
Equivalent Course: DES 314W
DES 320 CERAMICS II
Prerequisite: DES 220. Exploration of ceramic form, glaze, and firing methods through assigned problems and individual interests. Lecture and laboratory in glaze materials and glaze design. Course may be repeated up to six credits. Offered every semester.
Equivalent Course: DES 320
DES 321 CERAMICS: JUNIOR STUDIO
Prerequisite: DES 320. Advanced study and experience in the total ceramic process through assigned problems according to individual personal interests. Course may be repeated up to six credits. Offered every semester.
DES 323 INDUSTRIAL DESIGN I
DES 329 ENAMELING FOR JEWELRY
Prerequisite: DES 230. Exploration of traditional and contemporary methods of enameling for jewelry design. Offered occasionally.
DES 330 APPLIED JEWELRY TECHNIQUES
Prerequisite: DES 230. Basic and advanced jewelry techniques including lost-wax casting and stone setting. Continued emphasis on the personal, conceptual, and creative development of jewelry design. Offered every semester.
Equivalent Course: DES 330
DES 331 JEWELRY: JUNIOR STUDIO
Prerequisite: DES 330. Advanced exploration of materials and processes used in jewelry making with emphasis on design aspects. Individually selected projects. Course may be repeated up to nine credits. Offered every semester.
Equivalent Course: DES 331
DES 336 METALSMITHING
Prerequisite: DES 235 or DES 330. Advanced concentration in metalworking as a continuation of forming techniques introduced in DES 235. Offered spring only.
DES 337 METALSMITHING: JUNIOR STUDIO
Prerequisite: DES 336. Practical application of metalworking techniques with emphasis on raising, forging, welding, riveting, casting, spinning, and other forming methods. Parallel study of leading designers, craftspeople. Tutorial relationship with instructor. Extra class assignments, including minimum studio hours equal to class hours. Offered spring only.
DES 338 COMPUTER THREE-DIMENSIONAL MODELING AND RENDERING
DES 342 FIBERS II
Prerequisite: DES 242. Intermediate exploration in traditional and experimental techniques of weaving and surface design, including floor-loom weaving and photographic silkscreen printing with an emphasis on creative expression. Offered every semester.
DES 344 FIBERS: JUNIOR STUDIO
Prerequisite: DES 342. Study and experience in complex weaving and surface design, including multiple-harness weaving and application of printing techniques; aesthetic and functional considerations. Course may be repeated up to six credits. Offered every semester.
DES 350 WOOD DESIGN II
Prerequisite: DES 250. Exploration into the design and fabrication of wooden objects. Emphasis on developing design and craftsmanship skills through assigned problems. Offered every semester.
Equivalent Course: DES 350
DES 351 WOOD DESIGN: JUNIOR STUDIO
Prerequisite: DES 350. Design and creation of a major project in wood, approached from the viewpoint of the designer-craftsperson, using a range of techniques and hand, power, and machine tools as needed. Course may be repeated up to six credits. Offered every semester.
Equivalent Course: DES 351
DES 360 INTERIOR DESIGN II
DES 361 INTERIOR DESIGN III
DES 362 AUTOCAD II FOR INTERIOR DESIGN
Equivalent Course: DES 362
DES 364 CONSTRUCTION FUNDAMENTALS I
Equivalent Course: DES 364
DES 365 CONSTRUCTION FUNDAMENTALS II
DES 366 MATERIALS/SPECIFICATIONS
DES 368 LIGHTING DESIGN
DES 369 INTERIOR DETAILING
DES 370 VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS II
Prerequisite: DES 270. Design problems in visual communication. Emphasis on creative problem solving and appropriate application to promotional and editorial communication.
DES 374 ADVERTISING DESIGN
Prerequisite: DES 277. Principles of advertising design as visual communication, motivation, and persuasion. Problems in advertising and publication design. Illustration, media, and techniques. Typographic design and reproduction processes. Offered every semester.
DES 377 COMPUTER GRAPHICS II
3, 1/5; IM14
Prerequisite: DES 277. Intermediate-level course using computer-imaging programs. Creative problem solving with photomontage, posters, and publication design assignments. Visual presentations, hands-on tutorials, and critiques of assignments. Offered every semester.
Equivalent Course: DES 478
DES 378 WEB DESIGN 1
Prerequisite: DES 277. Introduction to interactive Web design from the perspective of communication design. Introduces the student to the history of the Internet, industry-standard site-creation, software, and testing and evaluation. Integrates design aesthetics information, organization, image preparation, and intuitive interface design and navigation. Offered every semester.
DES 379 MOTION DESIGN
3, 3/0; IM14
Prerequisite: DES 277. Exploration and integration of animation methods including hand-drawn, stop motion, and digital. Motion and sound added to graphics, typography and image. History or motion design and animation. Integrates design aesthetics, sequential information presentation, and video preparation for various deployments, e.g. DVD, web/mobile and screen. Offered every semester.
DES 380 ILLUSTRATION
Prerequisite: DES 270. Creative problem solving illustration assignments. In-depth exploration of illustration media and techniques. Examination of professional practice and business issues. Offered every semester.
DES 382 DIGITAL 3D 1
Prerequisite: DES 277. Creation of digital 3D objects and environments for print, video and motion design. Modeling, lighting and surfacing objects in the CG (Computer Graphics) environment using industry standard software.
Equivalent Course: DES 480
DES 384 CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATION
DES 389 TOPICS COURSE
DES 414 SENIOR SEMINAR/EXHIBITION
4, 3/3; CT14, IM14, WIIF
A series of lectures and discussions concerning topics such as self-presentation concepts. Job and professional interviews. Business practices, recordkeeping, and taxes. Legal contracts and copyrights. Exhibitions and promoting personal work. Offered every semester.
DES 421 CERAMICS: SENIOR STUDIO
3-12, 1/5; CT14, IM14, WIIF
Prerequisite: DES 321. Development and presentation of the student's personal direction in clay, culminating in a portfolio presentation and a final show. Course may be repeated up to nine credits.
DES 431 SENIOR JEWELRY STUDIO
3, 1/5; CT14, IM14, WIIF
Prerequisites: DES 331, instructor permission. A focus on advanced conceptual and technical applications related to the design and fabrication of jewelry. Emphasis on the culmination of aesthetics and concept resulting in a distinct individual style. Offered every semester.
DES 441 FIBER WEAVING: SENIOR STUDIO
DES 444 FIBERS: SENIOR STUDIO
3, 1/5; CT14, IM14, WIIF
Prerequisites: DES 344, instructor permission. Concentration of studio work in surface design, mixed media and weaving. Students plan and execute a series of problems and projects in consultation with the instructor, leading to an exhibition. Portfolio preparation for graduating seniors. Offered annually.
DES 451 WOOD DESIGN: SENIOR STUDIO
3-12, 1/5; CT14, IM14, WIIF
Prerequisite: DES 351. Concentration of studio work by senior wood majors. Students plan and execute a series of problems and projects in consultation with the instructor. Course may be repeated up to twelve credits.
DES 454 CERAMIC SCULPTURE
DES 460 INTERIOR DESIGN IV
DES 461 INTERIOR DESIGN V
DES 472 WEB DESIGN II
3, 2/4; CT14, WIIF
Prerequisites: Communication Design Major, Junior/Senior standing, DES 378. Intermediate concepts and skills involved in designing Internet-based interactive media. Builds on technical and theoretical concepts of DES 378, Web Design I. Current technical standards in web design and online publishing will be covered including multi-device interface design, content management, social media integration and accessibility.
DES 473 GRAPHIC DESIGN
3-9, 1/5; CT14, WIIF
Prerequisites: DES 377 and DES 380. Advanced problems in advertising, publication, and packaging design. Materials, techniques, and computer processes used in preparation of visual and design presentations/mechanicals. Emphasis on individual solutions to problems typical of those confronting the professional graphic designer. Offered every semester.
DES 475 GRAPHIC DESIGN PRACTICUM
Prerequisite: Completion of all required courses in graphic design specialization. Practical experience in an advertising agency, design studio, or corporate design office under the sponsorship of an art director, working two days a week for 6 credit hours. Or experience with practical problems in a simulated agency situation, working 10 hours a week for 3 credit hours. Admission by permission of graphic design advisers after portfolio review. Offered every semester.
DES 476 ADVANCED GRAPHICS
DES 478 WEB DESIGN II
Equivalent Course: DES 377
DES 479 MULTIMEDIA COMPUTER DESIGN
Prerequisite: DES 377. Introduction to computer design and the authoring process in multimedia. Experience with digital images, video, and sound using current software, culminating in creative interactive presentations and Web page documents. Offered every semester.
Equivalent Course: DES 379
DES 480 ILLUSTRATION II
Prerequisite: DES 380. Advanced problems and creative solutions in editorial and advertising illustration using computer drawing software programs. In-depth examination of business issues and professional practice in the illustration field. Offered every semester.
Equivalent Course: DES 382
DES 488 INTERNSHIP
Prerequisite: DES 421 or DES 431 or DES 444 or DES 451. Guided, supervised exposure to professional design operations through on-the-job experience in an authorized design firm, department, studio, or showroom. For 3 credit hours, student completes 120 contract hours, provides a written report of the work experience, and receives written evaluation from the employer. Offered every semester.
DES 489 MOTION DESIGN 2
Prerequisite: DES 379. Integrates type, graphics and image utilizing the language of motion, emphasizing story and ideation in time-based media. Real-world applications include title/credit sequences, product pre-visualization, interactive interfaces, advertising, and entertainment.
DES 490 DESIGN SEMINAR
DES 495 SPECIAL PROJECT
DES 497 SPECIAL WORKSHOP
DES 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
Offered every semester.