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Design Course Descriptions

DSGN105 - DRAWING I (0-6-3)
A basic drawing course that is designed to enhance perceptual skills and to develop freehand drawing abilities by recording form and space. Day Course.

DSGN130 - DESIGN I (1-6-4)
Students are introduced to elements and principles of design. Application of these principles and various forms of organization are explored through two- and three-dimensional design exercises. Day Course.

DSGN135 - INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER GRAPHICS (1-2-2)
This course introduces students to the use of computer technology in the process of design. Students will learn about basic visual communication skills using a variety of industry standard graphic programs. Concepts of design process from Design I (DSGN130) and Drawing I (DSGN105) will be reinforced. Day Course.

DSGN165 - DESIGN II (1-6-4)
This course develops a sensitivity and understanding of three-dimensional space and form by applying the design elements and principles introduced in DSGN130 Design I. Prerequisite: DSGN130 Design I. Day Course.

DSGN305 - RAPID PROTOTYPING (2-4-4)
Utilizing modeling software and various rapid prototyping (RP) systems, students will create a number of parts, including working mechanisms, and short run tooling. Students will also investigate the advantages and disadvantages of current RP technologies. Day Course.

DSGN410 - PRESENTATION TECHNIQUES (4-0-4)
An advanced visual presentation course, students will work with various media and techniques such as traditional watercolor, colored pencils, and markers. Using current and previous design projects, students will learn to visualize their ideas and use renderings as a tool for visual communication. Samples of professional work will be presented in class. Prior knowledge of perspective theory is necessary. Day Course.

DSGN500 - GRAPHIC DESIGN (3-2-4)
A studio course in graphic design, including: organizing information, page layouts; the use of grid systems, typography, photography, computers, mechanicals and reproduction techniques. Students will be involved with the design of: booklets, letterheads, posters, trademarks, signage and graphics for packaging. Projects are developed and art work is prepared for production. Day Course.

DSGN590 - SPECIAL TOPICS IN DESIGN (4-0-4)
This course investigates a topic of special interest to faculty and students that is outside regular course offerings. Prerequisite: Permission of Department Head. Day Course.

DSGN590 - SPECIAL TOPICS IN DESIGN (3-0-3)
This course investigates a topic of special interest to faculty and students that is outside regular course offerings. Prerequisite: BFPM, BIND, BINT, or approval of department head. Day Course.

DSGN590 - SPECIAL TOPICS IN DESIGN (2-0-2)
This course investigates a topic of special interest to faculty and students that is outside regular course offerings. Prerequisite: BFPM, BIND, BINT, or approval of department head. Day Course.

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