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Spring Quarter, 2021
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Course Description

DES 014: Design Drawing (4)

Studio—4 hours; lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: DES 1 (may be taken concurrently) or consent of instructor; students with a background in drawing or Advanced Placement Art Studio units are encouraged to submit a portfolio for review to waive this course. Priority given to Design majors. Drawing as a tool for design. Basic skills in objective observation and representation, including line, shape, tone, and space. Drawing as a tool for formulating and working through design problems.

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DES 015: Form and Color (4)

Studio—4 hours; lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: DES 1 (may be taken concurrently) or consent of instructor. Priority given to Design majors. Understanding color, form and composition as ways of communicating design concepts and content. Color theory, color mixing, interaction of color. Design principles and elements. Gestalt theory. Explores a variety of materials, media and presentation techniques

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DES 016: Graphic Design and Computer Technology (4)

Studio—4 hours; lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: DES 1 (may be taken concurrently) or consent of instructor. Priority given to Design students. Introduction to digital tools with emphasis on graphic design including theory, practice and technology. Includes principles of color, resolution, pixels, vectors, image enhancement, layout, visual organization, visual hierarchy, typography.

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DES 021: Drafting and Perspective (4)

Studio—4 hours; lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: DES 1 (may be taken concurrently) or consent of instructor. Priority given to Design majors. Introduction to mechanical drafting, including scaled drawing, orthogonal projection, isometric, axonometric and perspective. Includes basic rendering techniques.

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DES 040C: Design for Aesthetics and Experience (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. No prerequisites. Priority to Design majors. Global historical survey of design’s engagement with changing notions of aesthetics and experience. Relates transformations in the theory, production, and reception of all aspects of design (objects, landscapes, architectures, etc.) to larger cultural, social, and political contexts. Not open for credit to students who have taken course 40 or 140.

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DES 050: Introduction to Three-Dimensional Design (4)

Lecture/Discussion—2 hours; Studio—4 hours. Prerequisite(s): DES 001; or Consent of Instructor. Priority given to Design majors. Design concept development and detailing as it relates to the making of objects, structures and models using form, scale and materials. Product design and rapid prototyping methods using a range of techniques for advancing the design process.

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DES 051: CAD for Designers (4)

Lecture/Discussion—2 hours; Studio—4 hours. Prerequisite(s): DES 001; or Consent of Instructor. Priority given to Design majors. Computer-assisted drawing (CAD) and modeling using a mid-level, multi-use CAD program. Basic architectural drawing and modeling technique in both two-dimensional and three-dimensional CAD environments.

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DES 070: Introduction to Textile Design Structures (4)

Studio—4 hours; lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: DES 1 (may be taken concurrently) or consent of instructor. Introduction to diverse methods for creating textile structures. Exploration of the creative potential of hand-constructed textiles, manipulation of fabric to create dimensional surfaces, and the basics of building and joining fabric structures. Only two units of credit to students who have completed courses 23 or 24. Not open for credit for students who have completed both 23 and 24.

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ART 012: Beginning Video (4)

Studio – 6 hours. Production techniques of video shooting, editing, lighting, sound and effects. A conceptual framework for video-art techniques.

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UWP 012: Writing and Visual Rhetoric (4)

Discussion—1 hour; Lecture/ Discussion—3 hours. Introduction to writing needs, conventions, and genres in design contexts. Emphasis on applying critical reading, analysis, and writing skills to designed products, such as graphics, visual communications, and clothes, and designed spaces, such as exhibitions and interior architecture. GE credit: AH, VL, WE.

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DES 107: Advanced Structural Design for Fashion (4)

Studio—4 hours; lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: DES 1, 14 (or 21), 15, 16, 77 or consent of instructor. Priority given to Design majors. Advanced study and practice of designing clothing for the human body through pattern development and structural joining. Emphasis on draping techniques and advanced conceptualization for fashion design. Not open for credit to students who have taken course 77B.

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DES 111: Coding for Designers (4)
Formerly DES 037

Studio—6 hours. Prerequisite(s): DES 001; DES 015; DES 016; or Consent of Instructor. Pass One restricted to Design majors. Programming concepts/skills for design. Algorithm based design and development flowcharts. Pseudo-code entry level programming. Principles of coding logic syntax structure. Analysis of history. Development iteration presentation of design projects. Not open for credit to students who completed DES 037.

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DES 112: UI/UX Design: Principles and Practices (4)

Studio-6 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): DES 001; (DES 014 or DES 021); DES 015; DES 016. Pass One restricted to Design Majors. Conceptual approaches, technical practice for interactive media using the front-end stack (html, css, js). Conceptual framework, user experience, visual interface and interaction design. Research and written pre-production materials required. May be repeated up to 1 Time(s). GE credit: AH. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.

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DES 113: Photography for Designers (4)
Formerly DES 031 (2017)

Studio—4 hours; lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: DES 1, 14 (or 21), 15, 16 or consent of instructor. Pass One priority given to Design majors. Visual communication and digital imaging techniques using black and white, and color. Critical analysis of photographs and the role of photography in society combining theoretical perspectives with practical applications. Explore use and meaning of single, sequence, and single composite images.

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DES 115: Letterforms and Typography (4)

Studio—4 hours; lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: DES 1, 14 (or 21), 15, 16 or consent of instructor. Priority given to Design majors. Fundamentals of letterforms and typography. Characteristics of typefaces; formatting and composition of type. Principles of legibility, visual hierarchy, grid systems, and the integration of type and image. Not available for credit to students who have completed course 22.

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DES 116: Visual Communication: Graphic Design Studio (4)

Studio—4 hours; lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: DES 1, 14 (or 21), 15, 16, 115 or consent of instructor. Priority given to Design majors. Multiple, conceptually-linked assignments focusing on the fundamental choices designers make in translating concepts into effective graphic form. Problem finding and analysis of audience needs. Design process from research and initial concepts to project prototypes. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 152 or 152A.

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DES 117: Interactive Media I (4)

Studio—4 hours; lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: DES 1, 14 (or 21), 15, 16 or consent of instructor. Priority to Design majors. Practice of creating interactive visual media for network-based applications and principles of human computer interaction. Responsive design. User-centered research, information architecture, interface and interaction. Analysis of usability. Development and presentation of design production materials and completed interactive projects.

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DES 127B: Studio Practice in Sustainable Design (4)

Lecture/Discussion—2 hours; Studio—4 hours. Prerequisite(s): DES 127A; DES 001; or Consent of Instructor. Priority to Design majors. Analysis and practice of sustainable design within studio context. Design project that incorporate the reuse of post consumer waste; standard materials vs. sustainable materials; Cradle to Cradle philosophy and practice. Field trips required.

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DES 132A: Textile Design: Woven Structures (4)

Studio—4 hours; lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: course 1, 14 (or 21), 15, 16 or consent of instructor. Priority given to Design majors. Foundation course in handwoven textile structure and design, emphasizing yarn identification, basic drafting, basic weaves and their derivatives explored in context of original color effects and yarn combinations. May be repeated one time for credit with consent of instructor. Offered irregularly.

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DES 134A: Introduction to Interior Design—Residential (4)

Studio—4 hours, lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: DES 1, 21 or 150A or consent of instructor. Priority to Design majors. Introduction to the theory and practice of interior design with focus on residential spaces. Basic methods of design conceptualization, development, and presentation.

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DES 135A: Furniture Design and Detailing (4)

Lecture/Discussion—2 hours; Studio—4 hours. Prerequisite(s): DES 001; (DES 014 or DES 021); DES 015; DES 016; or Consent of Instructor. Priority given to Design majors. Development of designs for contemporary furniture. Consideration of behavioral and physical requirements, cultural and historic expression, and structural and aesthetic qualities. Process includes research, drawings, and construction of scale models. Required field trip

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DES 142A: World Textiles: Eastern Hemisphere (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Social contexts, meanings, aesthetics, stylistic developments, and methods significant in eastern hemisphere textiles. Emphasis on Japan, China, Indonesia, Oceania, Southern and Central Asia, Africa.

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DES 149: Information Design: Principles and Practice (4)

Discussion—1 hour; Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite(s): Upper division standing or consent of instructor. Restricted to students with upper division standing. Design principles and visual strategies for effective information display; analysis of contemporary and historical examples of visual representations and visual narratives in science, humanities, and the arts; emergence of digital methods for interactive data presentation.

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DES 150: Computer-Assisted Presentations for Interior Architecture (4)

Studio—6 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): DES 051. Open to Design Majors only. Computer-assisted architectural presentation including the development of complex 3D models, techniques of photo-realistic rendering and computer simulation of movement through architectural and interior space. GE credit: AH, VL. Effective: 2020 Fall Quarter.

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DES 151: Type in Motion (4)

Studio—4 hours; lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: DES 1, 14 (or 21), 15, 16, (115 recommended) or consent of instructor. Priority given to Design majors. Fundamentals of creating motion based, screen-based typography. Consideration of narrative structures, movement assemblage, and other visual languages, synthesized within a nuanced understanding of typography within digital space.

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DES 154: Visual Communication: Message Campaign Design (4)

Studio—4 hours; lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: DES 1, 14 (or 21), 15, 16, 115, 116 or consent of instructor. Priority given to Design majors. Principles and application of visual design strategies for projects that address a broad public audience. Emphasis on design for social awareness/interaction/benefit. Creation of public visual-media campaign. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 152B.

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DES 156: Graphitecture – Architecture in Age of New Media (4)

Studio – 6.0 hours. Prerequisites DES 001; DES 014; DES 015; DES 016. New media and its impact on environmental design; analysis of contemporary projects at the intersection of architecture and new media; time-based strategies of representation; digital narrative.

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DES 157A: Interactive Media II (4)

DES 157A—Interactive Media II (4)

Studio—5 hour(s); Practice—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): DES 001; DES 014; DES 015; DES 016; DES 021; DES 111; DES 117; or Consent of Instructor. Open to Design majors only. Technical practice for interactive media using the front-end stack (html, css, js). Conceptual framework, user experience, visual interface and interaction design. Research and written pre-production materials required. GE credit: VL. Effective: 2021 Spring Quarter.

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DES 159: Design for Understanding (4)

Studio—4 hours; lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: DES 1, 14 or 21, 15, 16, 115, 116 (117 recommended) or consent of instructor. Pass One open to Design majors. Principles of effective information display including aspects of language, structure, legibility, sequencing, and context. Analysis of historical examples of typographic, diagrammatic, and cartographic excellence. User-centered research. Development and presentation of iterative design prototypes. Design that informs, connects, and inspires.

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DES 165: Studio Practices in Industrial Design (4)

Studio—6 hours. Prerequisite(s): DES 001; (DES 014 or DES 021); DES 015; DES 050; or Consent of Instructor. Pass One restricted to Design majors. 3D studio methods for design, including: historic and contemporary developments in industrial design; innovation in material and fabrication technology; design based projects for everyday objects including soft goods, electronics, transportation.

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DES 166: Human Centered Design (4)

Studio—6 hours; Prerequisite: DES001, DES 014, and DES 050 or consent of instructor. Priority given to Design majors.

Studio—6 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): DES 001; (DES 014 or DES 021); DES 015. Pass One restricted to Design majors. Human-centered approach to problem solving, ethnography, ideation, project framing, rapid prototypes, visual communication, and experiential learning. Creative approaches to graphic design, industrial design, fashion, business, and entrepreneurship. GE credit: AH, VL. Effective: 2020 Spring Quarter.

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DES 171: Fashion Drawing: Technical and Illustration (4)

Studio—4 hours; lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: DES 1, 14 (or 21), 15, 16 (14 Recommended) or consent of instructor. Priority to Design majors. Exploration of fashion design processes for industry within the social and physical context. Emphasis on two-dimensional conceptualization of ideas, garment construction, and ideation processes utilizing commercial textiles. Field trip required.

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DES 178: Design and Wearable Technology (4)

Studio–6.0 hours Introduction to wearable technology and related technologies. Emphasis on designing, and fabricating prototypes of wearable technology for value-added designs and to improve quality of life.

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DES 187: Narrative Environments (4)

Studio—4 hours; lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: DES 1, 14 (or 21), 15, 16 and 185 or 186 or consent of instructor. Design of storytelling environments and multi-sensory experiences for cultural, commercial, entertainment and public spaces. Interpretive planning and design for specific exhibit audiences. Manipulation of objects and the communication of complex ideas in the exhibition environment.

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DES 191A: Workshops in Design – Functional Apparel Design (4)
Goncu Berk

Seminar—1 hour; studio or field experience—3 hours per unit (units determined by instructor and student); field trip. Prerequisite: DES 14, 15; upper division standing and consent of instructor. Faculty initiated workshops featuring advanced studies and applications of original work in Design: Costume. Letter grading by contract. Field trips included. Credit limited to 12 units in one section or a combination of sections.

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DES 191B: Workshops in Design – Data & Large Scale Installation (4)
Young

Seminar—1 hour; studio or field experience—3 hours per unit (units determined by instructor and student); field trip. Prerequisite: course 14, 15; upper division standing and consent of instructor. Faculty initiated workshops featuring advanced studies and applications of original work in Design: Environment. Letter grading by contract. Field trips included. Credit limited to 12 units in one section or a combination of sections.

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DES 198: Directed Group Study (1-5)

Prerequisite: upper division standing and consent of instructor. (P/NP grading only.)

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AHI 187: Contemporary Architecture (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 25 and/or course 184 recommended.  Introduction to world architecture and urban design since circa 1966.  Relation of influential styles, buildings, and architects to postmodern debates and to cultural, economic, technological and environmental change.  Offered in alternate years.

GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, VL, WE.

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CDM 100—Experimental Digital Cinema I (4)

Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CDM 020 or ART 012; or Consent of Instructor. Experimental approaches to the making of film and video in the age of digital technologies. Builds upon the foundation provided by CDM 020. Instruction in technical, conceptual, creative, and critical skills for taking a project from idea to fruition. GE credit: AH, OL, VL. Effective: 2019 Winter Quarter.

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CDM 131—Character Animation (4)

Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CDM 130 or TCS 130. The art of character animation in three dimensional computer animation. Movement theory, principles of animation, animation timing. Development of technical and practical skills. Not open for credit to students who have taken TCS 131. GE credit: AH, VL. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.

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DRA 124C: Principles of Theatrical Design: Lighting (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 24 or consent of instructor. Theories of lighting the stage, equipment and control systems, execution of lighting plots.

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