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Winter Quarter, 2021
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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 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 077: Introduction to Structural Design for Fashion (4)

Studio—4 hours; lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: DES 1 (may be taken concurrently) or consent of instructor. Priority given to Design majors. Study and practice of designing clothing for the human body. Emphasis on flat pattern development, structural joining sequences and the development of three-dimensional garments from two-dimensional drawings. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 77A.

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UWP 011: Popular Science and Technology Writing (4)

Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Positioning of science and technology in society as reflected and constructed in popular texts. Topics include genre theory, demarcation, rhetorical figures, forms of qualitative and quantitative reasoning, and the epistemic role of popularization in science. GE credit: AH, WE. Effective: 2014 Winter Quarter.

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UWP 049: Writing Research Papers (4)

Lecture/Discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite(s): UWP 001 C- or better or UWP 001V C- or better or UWP 001Y C- or better or ENL 003 C- or better or COM 001 C- or better or COM 002 C- or better or COM 003 Cor better or COM 004 C- or better or NAS 005 C- or better; or equivalent. Restricted to completion of UWP 1, or equivalent, with C- (P) or better. Principles of research writing. Analysis and development of research topics and effective arguments, including critical reading, analysis, integration, and documentation of source material. Not open for credit to students who have taken UWP 019.

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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 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 126: Design Ethnography (4)

Lecture/Lab 6.0 hours – Prerequisites: DES 001 or Consent of Instructor. Practical introduction to design ethnography through project-based work. Tools and methods, observation, interviews, field notes, and synthesis of qualitative data. Exploration of participatory design. Examination of the ethical questions.

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DES 128: BioDesign Theory & Practice (4)

Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Pass One restricted to Design and Art History majors. Recent biological theories and their influence upon design theory and practice; includes bio-based materials in contemporary design. GE credit: VL. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.

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DES 134B: Introduction to Interior Design—Commercial and Technical Spaces (4)

Studio—4 hours; lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: DES 1, 21 or 150A or consent of instructor. Pass One priority given to Design majors. Introduction to the theory and practice of interior design with focus on small commercial and technical spaces. Archetypal spaces, non-residential building systems, ADA accessibility, design programming and research methods.

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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 143: History of Fashion (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. No prerequisites. Priority to Design majors. History of fashion design from the earliest times to the present focusing on the ancient Middle East and Common Era North America and Europe. Emphasis on aesthetic, functional, social, economic, political and cultural aspects of clothing and personal adornment.

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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 155A: Pattern, Form and Surface (4)

Studio—4 hours; lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: DES 1, 14 (or 21), 15, 16, 113 (or 31) or consent of instructor. Experimental approaches to form making through an examination of pattern, form, and surface in historical and contemporary contexts. Explorations of alternative design processes, methods, and materials that open up new possibilities for content creation and invention in design practice.

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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 161: Textile Surface Design: Screen and Digital Printing (4)

Studio—6 hours. Prerequisite(s): DES 001; (DES 014 or DES 021); DES 015; DES 016 Pass One restricted to Design majors. Design of textiles and screen printing on fabrics; soft product development; integration of hand-produced and digitally generated imagery on cloth.

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DES 167: Prototyping: From Objects to Systems (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; or Consent of Instructor. Pass One restricted to Design majors. Exploration of rapid prototyping techniques for objects, interactive experiences, services and organizations. Understanding of additive manufacturing, foam models, digital interfaces and business models. GE credit: SE, VL. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.

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DES 179: Fashion Design: Signature Collection (4)

Studio—4 hours; lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: DES 1, 14 (or 21), 15, 16, 77, (107 or 177) or consent of instructor. Priority to Design majors. Advanced exploration of fashion design with an emphasis on professional portfolio development and presentation. Emphasis on conceptualizing, designing, and fabricating a cohesive line of wearable garments suitable for presenting in a public fashion show. Not open for credit to students who have taken more than 8 units of course 191A. May be repeated one time for credit.

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DES 180B: Advanced Interior Architecture (4)

Studio—4 hours; lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: course 134A, (134B or 180A) or consent of instructor. Priority to Design majors. Advanced problems in interior architectural design emphasizing space planning for corporate and institutional environments. Field trips required.

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DES 185: Exhibition Design (4)

Studio—4 hours; lecture/discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: DES 1, 14 (or 21), 15, 16 (150A recommended) or consent of instructor. Priority to Design majors. Design of cultural and commercial exhibition environments, including exhibition development and object selection, spatial planning and architectural finishes, object placement and staging, interpretive strategies, exhibition and promotional graphics.

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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 – Interactive Objects (4 units)
Katia Vega

Seminar—1 hour; Studio—3 hours. Prerequisite(s): DES 014; DES 015; and Consent of Instructor. Upper division standing. 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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ART 110A: Intermediate Photography: Analog (4)

Studio – 6 hours. Prerequisite: course 9. Introduction to 35mm and medium format camera. Development of personal aesthetic and portfolio of black and white prints.

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CDM 130: Fundamentals of 3D Computer Graphics (4)

Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Foundation course teaches the theory of three-dimensional computer graphics, including modeling, rendering and animation. Development of practical skills through the use of professional software to create computer graphics. Not open for credit to students who have taken TCS 130. GE credit: VL. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.

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DRA 130: Approaches to Theatrical Design: Practice and Theory (4)

Seminar—2 hours; studio—4 hours. Prerequisite: upper division standing in Dramatic Art, Art Studio or Design; any class from course 124 series or consent of instructor. Advanced design study in specific areas including but not limited to: research, design styles and concepts, new materials and techniques, scenery, lighting, costume, makeup, photography, projections, computer technology, spectacle and special effects, and alternative theatre forms and genres. May be repeated three times for credit when topic differs; when instructor differs.

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DRA 155: Representing Race in Performance (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Representation and performance of “race” in American culture featuring different subheadings such as “African American Theatre” or “Asian-Americans on Stage.” May be repeated up to 1 time(s) when topic differs.

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