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 of 12 works consisting of work created in high school/community college/college courses, and self-authored work. The faculty committee will review the portfolios based upon criteria identified in the application form. The application deadline is the same as the major application of October 15 and January 31 but requires that the student indicate they are applying for minor status.
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.