Department of Design, College of Fine and Performing Arts
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.
Design Department Chair
Cristina de Almeida
Fine Arts 106C
Fine Arts 127
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.
A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors.