Department of Design, College of Fine and Performing Arts
The Design Studies Minor is composed of 3 GUR courses (large lecture format), an upper division design history course, and four lecture/lab courses providing a foundation in drawing for design; 2D design, type and color; 3D design; and 4D design exploring time and motion graphics.
Why Consider a Design Studies Minor?
How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):
Students will submit a portfolio consisting of work created in high school/community college/college courses, self-authored work, as well as an application project for admission to the Design Pre-Major. The faculty committee will review the portfolios based upon criteria identified in the application form. Design Pre-Majors will complete the Design Foundation sequence of Design 220, 240, 250 and 260 and submit a second portfolio consisting of work from the Design Foundation for advancement to the BA, Design major. Students not advanced into the BA major will complete and earn the Design Studies minor.
A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors. Students advanced to the Design BA major must maintain a cumulative 2.5 GPA.