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2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Design Studies Minor

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Department of Design, College of Fine and Performing Arts

29 credits


The Design Studies Minor is composed of 2 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; motion graphics; and principles of interaction design.

Why Consider a Design Studies Minor?

The Design Studies Minor can complement or enhance the value of a major through acquired familiarity with historical, conceptual, and technical aspects of the design field. Students develop foundational skills in visual form and gain insight into the culture and practices of the profession.

Contact Information

Design Department Chair
Cristina de Almeida
Fine Arts 106C

Minor Information:
Fine Arts 127

Sample Careers


Major/Career Resources

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 January 31 but requires that the student indicate they are applying for minor status. 

Grade Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors.

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