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2017-2018 Academic Catalog: Course Descriptions - Design

DSGN 1000 VISUALIZATION I / DRAWING I
Visualization I/Drawing I is an interdisciplinary course between the Industrial Design and Interior Design departments. Students create finished illustrations through observation, sketching and refining. Skills in hand-eye coordination, correct tool selection and use, and an application of linear perspective are developed to accurately and expressively record subjects from life, design and built environment. An emphasis on verbalizing work utilizing design nomenclature is stressed. (3 credits)

DSGN 1010 DRAWING & THINKING FOR PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
Primarily geared towards non-design majors, this course is focused on developing freehand drawing skills, the creative visual processing of ideas, and fundamental presentation techniques typical of the design practice and product development methodology. Course is open to all majors and levels of students. (3 credits)

DSGN 1100 DESIGN MAGIC
This course is a jam-packed experience that introduces the first-year design student to the magic world of design creativity, the infinite possibilities in design, who's doing it and what they're doing, and how one gets creative magic. (2 credits)

DSGN 1200 COLOR & COMPOSITION
This course investigates the properties and relationships of color, color systems and color interactions. Students relate theory to design through studio projects and explore its psychological and physiological effects on the environment. (4 credits)

DSGN 2990 INDEPENDENT STUDY DESIGN
This course investigates a topic of special interest to faculty and students that is outside regular course offerings. (1 - 4 credits)
Prerequisite: Consent of department head and instructor.

DSGN 3500 STUDY ABROAD EPIC STUDIO
The Study Abroad EPIC Interior/Industrial Design studio explores human scale and interaction in the interior built environment. Projects require solutions that simultaneously resolve theoretical, aesthetic and technical concerns, including the use of sustainable design methodologies. (6 credits)
Prerequisite: INDS3000 or INTD3000

DSGN 3800 SPECIAL TOPICS DESIGN
Presents topics that are not covered by existing courses and are likely to change from semester to semester. Refer to the Class Schedule for a specific semester for details of offerings for the semester. (1 - 4 credits)