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Summer Session II, 2021

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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 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 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 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 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 191C: Workshops in Design: Graphics
TOPIC: ILLUSTRATION (4)

Seminar—2 hour(s); Studio—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): DES 014; DES 015; Upper division standing.

Learning professionalism and design skills for freelance illustration. Industry-standard workflow from ideation to final production. Studio time, lectures with professional illustrators, real-world illustration projects, editorial, surface design, kid’s lit, self-promotion postcards.
Develop skills and create pieces for a portfolio.

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