Oct 17, 2021  
2021-2022 University Catalog 
2021-2022 University 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):

The department is currently undergoing curricular revisions, including changes in its admissions portfolio review process. For the latest updates on how to apply, please refer to the department website: wwu.edu/design/admissions.html.

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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