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Design Curriculum Requirements

Policy for Declaring Design Major

Students may now declare the DES major by completing one DES course at UC Davis with a “C” or better.

Students are responsible for checking the pre-reqs for the DES courses they enroll in. If a student does not have the pre-req courses, they will likely be dropped from that class.

Major Requirements

(If you entered the DES major prior to Fall 2013, please consult the advising office for major requirements based on your catalog rights.)

Preparatory Subject Matter: 28 units

Design 1

Design 14 or Art 2

Design 15

Design 16

Design 40A, 40B, or 40C

One course from the following: Art 9, Design 21, 31, 37, 50, 60, 70, 77

UWP 11, 12, 18 or 19

Depth Subject Matter: 44 units

Two courses, at least one of which must be a Design course, from the following (8 units):

Design 107, 115, 117, 127B, 150A

Dramatic Art 128

Technocultural Studies 100

Three courses, at least two of which must be Design courses, from the following (12 units):

Design 127A, 138, 142A, 142B, 143, 144, 145, 149

Art History 168, 184, 187, 188A, 188B, 189

Dramatic Art 114, 150, 155

Technocultural Studies 150, 152, 153, 155, 159

Choose six courses from either List A or List B (at least 5 must be DES courses): 24 units

List A:

Design 116, 131, 132A, 132B, 134A, 134B, 135A, 135B, 136A, 136B, 137A, 137B, 150B, 151, 155A, 160, 161, 170, 171, 177, 180A, 185, 186, 191A-D

Art 113, 114A; Chicano Studies 172; Dramatic Art 124A, 124B, 124C, 124D, 124E, 130, 170; Technocultural Studies 104,130, 131; Textiles and Clothing 163 and 163L

List B (Capstone Course Option):

Design 154, 157, 159, 179, 180B, 187

Curriculum Modification Request Process

Substitutions for the courses listed in the Design major requirements may be allowed with the approval of the department faculty adviser. Students will need to prepare a short proposal including their rationale for the course substitution and a syllabus for the course. Please contact the Arts Group Advising Center for more information about this process.

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Design Prerequisites

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