Art and Design (B.F.A.) - Design History Concentration

The B.F.A. in Design History (DEH) affords students the opportunity to explore the theory and hands-on-practice practice of design by merging the study of historical, theoretical, and stylistic contexts of design objects, with the science of creativity and a broad range of analog & digital design studio practices. Elective interdisciplinary options enable students to pursue individual research interests and to further explore studio practice in art and design studio courses.

For more information about the program, please visit https://artdesign.buffalostate.edu

Design History Required Courses (21 credit hours)
DES 215INTRODUCTION TO DESIGN HISTORY3
DES 312HISTORY OF CRAFT: INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION TO THE PRESENT3
DES 314HISTORY OF GRAPHIC DESIGN: INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION TO THE PRESENT3
FAR 325HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY3
IDE 205HISTORY OF INTERIOR DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE I3
IDE 254HISTORY OF INTERIOR DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE II3
DES 317DESIGN IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY3
or FAR 363 TWENTIETH-CENTURY ART HISTORY
Interdisciplinary Courses (21 credit hours)
CRS 205FOUNDATIONS IN CREATIVE THINKING3
CRS 302CREATIVE APPROACHES TO PROBLEM SOLVING3
or FAR 364 ART SINCE 1940
ENG 245WRITING ABOUT THE ARTS3
or ENG 305 CREATIVE WRITING: NARRATIVE
FAR 374THE HISTORY AND CULTURE OF ART COLLECTING AND THE PUBLIC MUSEUM3
FTT 348HISTORY OF COSTUME3
HIS 300RESEARCH AND WRITING SEMINAR3
HIS/MST 380INTRODUCTION TO THE MUSEUM3
Interdisciplinary Electives (9 credit hours)
Select any three 3 credit hour courses from the following prefixes. Two of the three courses must be upper level.
DES
FAR
HIS
THA
FTT
TED
IDE
MST
CRS