Courses Offered

Art Courses

 

ART 1. Art History: Ancient and Medieval (4) fall
Survey of major monuments of art and architecture from the prehistoric caves of Lascaux and Altamira through the Gothic cathedrals of Chartres and Notre Dame of Paris, along with highlights of art and architecture of the non-Western civilizations of Africa, India, and China. Work seen in the context of cultural, historical, and technological developments. Sawicki (HU)

 

ART 2. Art History: Renaissance to Present (4) spring
Survey of art and architecture from the Renaissance through the contemporary era.   Examining developments in printing, sculpture, and built environment, as well as the rise of media such as printmaking and photography, the course explores the changing form and status of the visual arts in modern culture and society.  (HU) Sawicki.

 

ART 7. Digital Photography I (4)
Intensive work in photography as fine art using digital input and output. Lectures, demonstrations, critiques. (HU)

 

ART 11. Drawing I (4)
Concepts and practice of drawing, both traditional and contemporary. Includes drawing from life and an introduction to materials and techniques. Staff (HU)

 

ART 13. Sculpture I (4)
Projects directed toward developing design in sculpture. Exploration of materials and their application. Emphasis on sculptural form as it relates to techniques. Gans (HU)

 

ART 15. Figure I (4)
Drawing and modeling in clay from direct observation of the human figure. Fundamental principles of drawing, and two and three dimensional design through analysis of the human form. In class exercises cover basic scale, proportion, structure, drawing media and techniques, and clay modeling. Emphasis on personal expression, the human figure as vehicle for narrative, abstract or formal drawings or sculpture. Gans (HU)

 

ART 034. Plein Air Painting (4)
Summers.  Students will paint outdoors during weekly excursions to local sites.  An additional lecture and critique period will present the fundamentals of materials and technique.  No prior experience required. HU. Travers

 

ART 35. Painting I (4)
Painting in oil beginning with color mixing and basic layering techniques. Students learn the basic mechanisms for creative expression. Emphasis on understanding the physical nature of the materials. Studio prerequisite: Des 3 or  4  or Art 11 or consent of instructor. Boothe (HU)

 

ART 37. Survey of Printmaking I (3) fall
An introduction to the fundamentals of printmaking.  Students will gain an understanding of the technical processes and the visual language of different printmaking techniques.  Students examine historical approaches and context while exploring contemporary modes of expression. Prerequisite:  Des 3 and students are encouraged to complete a drawing studio before taking this course.  (HU).

 

ART 52. Introduction to Video Recording and Editing (4)
We will consider the interaction of image, sequence, motion, time and audio with video to create associative, abstract, documentary and narrative videos.  Workshops in camera use, editing, concept development, lighting, sound and DVD authoring. (HU)  Chupa.

 

ART 68.  Color Theory  (4)
Application of color in design. Color in graphics, product, digital imaging, and all related fields of design. (HU)

 

ART 69. Special Topics in Art History (1-4)
Directed projects for students in the history of art or architecture. Prerequisites: consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (HU)

 

ART 73. Introductory Studio Practice (1-4)
An introduction to the methods and techniques of studio art. Designed to acquaint the student with general studio practice, covering topics not covered in other specific studio course listings. May be repeated for credit. Staff (ND)

 

ART 111. Drawing II  (4)
Projects in creative drawing designed to build on concepts and practices initiated in basic drawing and life drawing. Prerequisite: ART 11. Staff (HU)

 

ART 113. Sculpture II (4)
Development of principles and techniques in Sculpture I. Modeling, casting, fabrication and carving. Emphasizes an approach to sculptural form and an exploration of the evolution of modern sculpture. Prerequisite: ART 13. Gans (HU)

 

ART 115. Figure II (4)
Projects in figure modeling and drawing from direct observation of the human figure, designed to build on concepts and practices initiated in Figure I. Students may elect to concentrate in one particular medium, although the primary investigation of form will always incorporate both two and three dimensional work. Prerequisite: ART 15. Gans (HU)

 

ART 121. (WS 121) Women in Art (4)
A history of women artists from Renaissance to present day, with emphasis on artists of the 20th and 21st century from a global perspective.  We explore attitudes toward women artists and their work as well as the changing role of women in art world.  There may be required visits to museums and/or artists' studios.  Gans (HU)

 

ART 135. Painting II  (4)
A sustained exploration of paint media. Students concentrate on developing a body of related images using various media and approaches. Prerequisite: ART 35. Boothe (HU)

 

ART 144. (REL 144) Raw Vision: Creativity and Ecstasy in the Work of Shamans, Mystics, and Artist Outsiders (4)
Comparative exploration of the nature and meaning of religious and artistic experience as reflected in shamanism (both prehistoric and tribal), mystic traditions (especially Taoism and Christianity), and contemporary self-taught artistic visionaries (e.g. Jean Dubuffet, Howard Finster, Mr. Imagination, Lonnie Holley, Norbert Kox). Various disciplinary perspectives will be employed including comparative religions, anthropology, art history, and psychology. Girardot (HU)

 

ART 152. Experimental Animation and Video (4)
An exploration of time, motion and interactivity in a series of conceptual and technical projects dealing with advanced digital imaging and nonlinear video editing. We will consider the interaction of image, sequence, motion, animation, and audio with video. Prerequisites: Art 52.  (HU) Chupa.

 

ART 169. Special Topics in Art History (1-4)
Directed projects for students in the history of art or architecture. Prerequisites: consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. Staff (HU)

 

ART 174. (ARCH 174, CLSS 174, ANTH 174) Greek Archaeology (3)
Ancient Greek cultures from the neolithic to Hellenistic periods. Reconstructions of Greek social dynamics from study of artifacts. Small (SS)

 

ART 176. (ARCH 176, CLSS 176, ANTH 176) Roman Archaeology (3)
Cultures of the Roman Empire. Reconstructions of social, political, and economic dynamics of the imperial system from study of artifacts. Small (SS)

 

ART 206.  Medieval Art and Architecture (3)
Focus on art and architecture in Western Europe from 313 A.D. until ca. 1500 A.D. Topics include: the emergence of Christian art and architecture; the art of barbarian migrations; the Carolingian Renaissance; monasticism, pilgrimage and the Romanesque; the Gothic cathedral; and medieval manuscript illumination. Staff (HU)

 

ART 207.  Renaissance Art and Architecture (3)
Survey of the art and architecture of the Italian Renaissance from its beginnings in 13th and 14th century Tuscany and its first flowering in 15th century Florence through the brilliant achievements of the masters of the High Renaissance and later 16th century. Staff (HU)

 

ART 211. Drawing III  (4)
Projects in traditional and contemporary drawing. Oriented toward developing an individual portfolio. Drawing as a vehicle for ideas, creative expression, and image making. Students investigate a broad range of materials, forms and traditions. Prerequisite: ART 111. Boothe or Gans (HU)

 

ART 213.  Sculpture Workshop (4)
An advanced studio emphasizing  sculpture within a contemporary context . Through the exploration of various concepts, material processes and rigorous critique, the student works toward developing their own unique vision and practice.  May be repeated as topics vary. Prerequisites Art 13 and Des 4. Gans

 

ART 215. Figure III  (4)
Further exploration of the human figure as the subject of art. More advanced students may elect to concentrate in either two or three dimensional representations in any media. The emphasis will be on personal interpretation and independent work with the instructor. Prerequisite: ART 115. Gans (HU)

 

ART 220. 20th Century Art (4)
Introduction to the major developments of 20th century art, including cubism, futurism, surrealism, abstract expressionism, pop, performance and new media art.   The course merges classroom lectures with discussion and museum visits.  Prerequisite:  Art 2.   (HU) Sawicki.

 

ART 222: Seminar in Art History (4)
In this seminar students undertake sustained and focused study of select themes and topics from the history of art. Particular attention is devoted to learning the methods, theories, and research practices that art historians use to interpret and understand art. Seminar topics change annually.  May be repeated for credit.  Prerequisites: Art 1 or Art 2, or permission of instructor. (HU)

 

ART 235. Painting III  (4)
Emphasis on identifying an individual creative style or direction with the media. Students are encouraged to develop a body of painted work ready for professional exhibitions. Outside critics invited to final reviews. Prerequisite: ART 135 or consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. Staff (HU)

 

ART 269. Special Topics in Art History (1-4)
Directed projects for advanced students in the history of art or architecture. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. Staff (ND)

 

ART 273. Special Topics in Studio Practice (1-4)
Individually directed projects for advanced students capable of undertaking independent creative work in studio art. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. Staff (ND)

 

ART 277.  Digital Photography II (4)
An opportunity to produce a unified body of work and to explore digital photography on a deeper level with an emphasis on conceptually driven images.  Experimental process encouraged.  Prerequisite: Art 177 or permission of instructor.  May be repeated for credit.  (HU) Chupa.

 

ART 311. Art Portfolio (1-4)
The concept, layout, and preparation of a portfolio for graduate school application or employment search, including graphic techniques and reproduction method. Student must contact sponsoring professor. Prerequisite: Junior standing and consent of instructor. (ND)

 

ART 350. Special Topics in Graphic Design and Theory Seminar (1-4)
Current topics in graphic communication theory and practice. Course will cover preparation, production, and formulation of individual portfolio. Selected readings and discussions in professional ethics as well as legal issues in the field will be covered. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: DES 253. Staff (ND)

 

ART 352. Advanced Studio Practice (1-4)
Advanced studio for art or architecture majors under guidance of faculty. Oral and written critiques. Variable media. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: Third level (200 numbered) course of a studio art discipline and permission of instructor. Staff (HU)

 

ART 353. Graphic Design Internship (1-4)
Practical infield experience in a communication design field. Preapproved a semester in advance by instructor and host organization. A minimum of 15 hours per week. Prerequisite: Des 253. Staff (ND)

 

ART 356: Advanced Seminar in Art History (4)
In this upper level seminar, students undertake advanced study of select themes and topics from the history of art. Special emphasis is accorded to the practical application of art historical methods, theories, and research practices. Students pursue advanced research projects related to the seminar topic, which changes annually.  Prerequisites: Art 1 or Art 2, or permission of instructor. (HU) Staff

 

ART 373. Studio Art Internship (1-4)
Practical infield experience in an artist’s studio or art-related apprenticeship opportunity. Requires approval a semester in advance by instructor and host organization. Staff (ND)

 

Museum Studies Courses

 

ART 175. Introduction to Museum Work (4)
Introduction to the world of museums, surveying theory and practice through readings and class discussions in all aspects of museums (A to Z), art galleries and art/historical management. The course combines in situ (LUAG/Museum Operation) instruction, conversations with museum professionals and hands on experience. Students complete several interactive (PB & CL) exercises/projects. Viera. (ND)

 

ART 275.   Research, Collections Management and Exhibition Planning (4)
Theory and practice in contemporary museums and galleries through readings and class discussion. Practicum at the LUAG/Museum Operation dealing with care of museum collections, collection management, intellectual and practical tasks of preparing and communicating through exhibitions, and the professional responsibilities of the curator and curatorial staff. Students will complete a number of exercises and a research report or equivalent. Prerequisite: Art 175. Viera. (ND)

 

ART 276.  Education, Communication and Exhibition Design (4)
Theory and practice in contemporary museums and galleries through readings and class discussions. Practicum in the LUAG/Museum Operation dealing with design and installation of exhibitions; educational programming and the community; organization, principles of management and strategic planning; museum advocacy. Students complete a number of exercises and a research report or equivalent. Prerequisite: Art 275. Viera (ND)

 

ART 370. Special Topics in Museum and Curatorial Studies (1-4)
Special project and/or internship for graduate and advanced undergraduates. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Art 275/276 or equivalent course in anthropology, public history or education technology. Viera (ND)

 

ART 375. Museum Internship (1-4)
Internship under professional supervision in all areas of museums and/or related organizations, regionally, nationally or abroad in well established or accredited institutions. Students must initiate contact/application. A contractual agreement or letter of acceptance is required. Prerequisite: Art 275/276 or departmental permission. Viera. (ND)

 

Architecture Courses

 

ARCH 1. Architectural History I (4) fall
Survey of architecture from earliest building to the Renaissance, examined in the context of culture formation, design concepts, and the built environment. Thomas (HU)

 

ARCH 2. Architectural History II (4) spring
Survey of architecture from the Renaissance to the present, examined in the context of culture formation, design concepts, and the built environment. Thomas (HU)

 

ARCH 10. (CEE 10) Engineering/Architectural Graphics and Design (3)  Fall
Graphical communication of civil engineering or architectural projects using manual techniques and commercial state-of-the-art computer software. Topics include visualization and sketching; orthographic, isometric and other drawings; points, lines and planes in descriptive geometry; site design; overview of geographical information systems and 3D applications. Teamwork on design projects with oral and graphical presentations. Open to a limited number of architecture, design arts or other students with project roles consistent with students’ background. Not available to students who have taken MECH 10.

 

ARCH 33. Architectural Drawing (4)
Introduction to architectural hand drawing including orthographic, paraline and perspective drawing types.  Studio course.

 

ARCH 43. Architectural Design I (4)
Fundamental design studio for architecture majors. Composition, spatial concepts; precedent; materials and detail; light and color in architecture. Instruction in basic communication techniques. Prerequisite: ART/DES 3 and ART/DES 4. Reserved for declared Architecture majors. Viscardi or Ussler (ND)

 

ARCH 107. History of American Architecture (4) spring
Survey of American building from European colonization to the present. Prerequisite: ART/ARCH 1 and ARCH 2 or permission of instructor. Thomas. (HU)

 

ARCH 143. Architectural Design II (6)
Studio format, introductory course in architectural design which introduces students to new ways of thinking about architecture and the perception of space, three-dimensional composition, drawing, and model-making. Previous or concurrent courses in studio art and/or architectural history are recommended. Prerequisite: ARCH 43. Staff (ND)

 

ARCH 157. Architectural Technology I (4)
The two-course sequence (ARCH 157 & ARCH 158) introduces the use of building materials, components and systems (slabs, walls, trusses, facade systems, etc.) while providing students with the knowledge to design and construct comfortable, technically sound and aesthetically pleasing buildings. Prerequisite: declared architecture major. (ND) Nikolov.

 

ARCH 158: Architectural Technology II (4)
The two-course sequence (ARCH 157 & ARCH 158) introduces the use of building materials, components and systems (slabs, walls, trusses, facade systems, etc.) while providing students with the knowledge to design and construct comfortable, technically sound and aesthetically pleasing buildings. Prerequisite: declared architecture major. (ND) Nikolov.

 

ARCH 161. (THTR 161) Performing Arts Venue Design and Technology (4)
Designing theatres. Theatre equipment systems and acoustics. Function and form. (HU).

 

ARCH 171. Special Topics in Architecture (1-4)
Directed projects for students in architecture. Student must initiate contact with sponsoring professor. Prerequisite: Major standing in department and/or permission of instructor. Staff (ND)

 

ARCH 174. (ART 174, CLSS 174, ANTH 174) Greek Archaeology (3)
Ancient Greek cultures from the neolithic to Hellenistic periods. Reconstructions of Greek social dynamics from study of artifacts. Small (SS)

 

ARCH 176. (ART 176, CLSS 176, ANTH 176) Roman Archaeology (3)
Cultures of the Roman Empire. Reconstructions of social, political, and economic dynamics of the imperial system from study of artifacts. Small (SS)

 

ARCH 187: Synthetic Space (4)
This course addresses formal concerns in contemporary architecture. Synthetic space exists between the actual and the virtual, between the analog and the digital.  The course will be a pure exploration of the possibilities of space, through animation and creative model making and deployment of parametric modeling software, film sets and motion graphics.  Software tutorials will be given as needed.  Prerequisite: declared architecture major or permission of instructor.  (ND) Nikolov

 

ARCH 209. Architecture and Ideas  (4)
Examination of philosophical, technological, and cultural forces shaping Western architecture and urbanism. Prerequisites: ART/ARCH 1 and ARCH 2 or permission of instructor. Writing intensive. Thomas (HU)

 

ARCH 210. 20th Century Architecture (4)
History and theories of modern and contemporary architecture.  Analysis of buildings, architects, theories and manifestos from the early 20th century to the present. Prerequisite: Art 1 or Arch 1 and Arch 2 or permission of instructor.  (HU)  Jung.

 

ARCH 211. Architectural Drawing/Analysis and Expressions (3) alternate summers in Italy
This studio course is part of the Lehigh in Italy summer program and will utilize several different architectural drawing techniques to study aspects of architecture from analysis of a piazza to architecture in detail. It will employ pencil sketching, charcoal drawing, and watercolor. These drawings will act as a way of seeing the Italian urban landscape and supplement the study and analysis of the Italian architects’ contemporary work. Fulfills an art studio elective requirement. Viscardi (ND)

 

ARCH 212. The Architecture of Carlos Scarpa/Theory and Practice (3) alternate summers in Italy
This course which is part of the Lehigh in Italy summer program will survey several of the Venetian architect’s most famous works. Meet with architects who worked with Scarpa and completed his unfinished projects. Explore thematic principles behind Scarpa’s work, their origin and roll in his unique process of design. Viscardi (HU)

 

ARCH 214 Architecture and the City since WWII  (4)
Architectural and urban theories and projects from 1945 to the present.  Analysis of the relationship between architecture and the city.  Prerequisite Arch 210 or permission of instructor. (HU) Jung.

 

ARCH 243. Architectural Design III (6)
Continuation of ARCH 143. Design principles of space and form stressed in earlier studios to issues of “materiality,” “structure,” “modes of representation” and the “process of making.” Prerequisites: ARCH 1, 143 and one art studio. Viscardi (ND)

 

ARCH 253 (HIST 253).  Paris, the Planning of a Metropolis (3) alternate summers in Paris
The splendor of modern Paris is due in large part to bold, large-scale modernization and changes in the city’s patterns during the 19th century. This course, which is part of the Lehigh in Paris summer program, will cover a century of change and focus on the major accomplishments of its visionary planners. Savage (HU)

 

ARCH 254.  Modern Architecture in France: New Directions (3) alternate summers in Paris
The course, which is part of the Lehigh in Paris summer program, will cover the most important contributions to modern architecture in the Paris region including Centre Pompidou, Musee d’Orsay, Le Grand Louvre, Parc de la Villette, La Defense, and the new satellite towns around Paris. Zaknic (HU)

 

ARCH 271. Special Topics in Architecture (1-4)
Directed projects for advanced students in architecture or architectural criticism. Prerequisites: ARCH 1 and 143. Major standing in the department or consent of instructor. Student must contact sponsoring professor and complete a contract sheet at pre-registration. May be repeated for credit. Staff (ND)

 

ARCH 311. Portfolio (1)
The concept, layout, and preparation of a portfolio for graduate school application or employment search, including graphic techniques and reproduction method. Student must contact sponsoring professor. Prerequisite: ARCH 243. Staff (ND)

 

ARCH 328. Architectural Representation  (4)
Studio format, instruction in rendering media such as graphite, charcoal, color pencil, water color and pastel and a variety of three-dimensional drawing techniques. Intended for architectural students who have mastered orthographic drawing (plan, elevation, section). The origin, history, and theory of three-dimensional drawing techniques will also be studied. Prerequisite: ARCH 243. Ussler (ND)

 

ARCH 335: Issues in Contemporary Architecture (4)
Seminar on selective architectural topics from the 1960's to the present.  Analysis of important architectural projects and theories.  Interaction among architecture and social, economic, political and technological changes.  Prerequisites: Art 1 or Arch 1 and Arch 2 or permission of instructor.  (HU) Jung.

 

ARCH 342.  Theory of Form and Materials (4)
Study of the genesis of form, its representation and its interrelationship to related artistic disciplines. Formal notions will be studied, compared and manipulated through the role of time, scale, perceptual analysis and material transformation. Permission of instructor required. Viscardi (ND)

 

ARCH 343. Architectural Design IV (6)
Continuation of ARCH 243. The design of buildings and building groups, with the emphasis on urban design and the city. Prerequisite: Arch 1 or Art 1, Arch 243, and one art studio. Ussler (ND)

 

Design Courses

 

DES 3.  Two-Dimensional Design (4)
This class will present the foundations necessary to understand, discuss and create in the two-dimensional visual world. Using variety of materials and techniques and digital media, students will explore the concepts of line, form, shape, value, texture, space and color. Required for all Art and Design majors.  (ND)   Travers

 

DES 4.  Three-Dimensional Design (4)
An introduction to the basic elements and principles of design. Course involves use of various materials to solve 3D design problems in studio and computer lab. Problem solving in variety of materials for 3D design including assemblages, models, constructions, and conceptual forms. Required for all majors in department.  (ND)

 

DES 40. Product Design I: Form, Process and Concept  (4)
Introduction to the field of Industrial Design. Through research, analysis, drawing and prototyping, students will acquire an understanding of the various aesthetic, technological, and business issues a designer must consider when creating a product. Prerequisite: DES 3 or ART 11, and DES 4 or department permission. (HU)

 

DES 50. (THTR 50) Stage Lighting (4)
An introduction to the art and practice of lighting design for the stage.

 

DES 53.   Introduction to Graphic Design (4)
This course serves as an introduction to the graphic design process, with a primary focus on concept development and craft. Students examine how to identify and resolve visual problems and learn the basics of design and typography. Creative solutions will be encouraged for projects with practical applications. Topics include logo development and execution, professional typography, image basics and resolution, print production, studio skills and professional practices. Digital applications include Photoshop, Illustrator and In-design. Prerequisites: DES 3.(HU)  Jones

 

DES 60. Design Process (4)
Students will study how an idea becomes a final design by analyzing their own actions and role designers play in the development of products, graphic design (online and print), and time-based media. (HU)

 

DES 66. Design History (4)
History of product design, graphic design and time-based media in artistic, cultural, technological, and business contexts. (HU)

 

DES 70. Web Design I (4)
Introduction to the design and fabrication of web pages. Students will learn how to create pages using HTML and web fabrication software, with an emphasis on aesthetic and structure. Prerequisites: DES 3  (ND)

 

DES 80. Computer Imaging I  (4)
Introduction to 3D computer modeling, animation, and rendering, commonly used in the entertainment industry. Students create and edit an original 3D animated movie. Students will also learn about 2D and 3D visualization techniques, used in the creation of storyboards and the narrative of the movie. Prerequisite: DES 3, ART 11 or 15, or department permission. (HU)

 

DES 87. (THTR 87) Scenography I (4)
Introduction to the process of creating integrated designs in theatre production. The study and practice of the principles of visual representation, historical and conceptual research and the study of theatrical styles. (HU)  Fall

 

DES 111. (THTR 111) Sound Design (4)
Techniques, materials, and methods of designing sound for theatrical production. (HU)

 

DES 129 (THTR 129, WS 129).  History of Fashion and Style (4)
Dress and culture in the Western Hemisphere from prehistory to today. The evolution of silhouette, garment forms and technology. The relationship of fashion to politics, art and behavior. Cultural and environmental influences on human adornment. (HU)

 

DES 140. Product Design II: Designing for Others  (4)
This course will expose students to client based projects and issues of branding relevant to the product designer. Special emphasis will be given to functionality from a user centered perspective. Projects will also include the use of 3D digital prototyping software and computer based fabrication techniques. Prerequisite: DES 40. (ND)

 

DES 148. Furniture Design I  (4)
Design methodology, fabrication techniques, and methods of design presentation. Prerequisite: DES 4. (HU)  Forsyth

 

DES 153.   Graphic Design: Word and Image  (4)
This course explores techniques of image making in relation to analyzing and creating meaning in graphic and typographic messages. Students solve visual communication problems with visual, conceptual and social impact. Assignments may include book covers, posters, music packaging, and promotional materials. Students will work in both traditional and digital media. Prerequisite: DES 53. (HU)  Jones

 

DES 154. (THTR 154) Scene Painting (4)
Study and practice of basic and advanced methods of painting for the theatre. Includes basic elements and principles of design, color theory, the influence of light, atmosphere and aesthetics for the theatre. (HU)

 

DES 164. Ergonomics  (4)
Introduction to physical, emotional, and psychological ways design interacts with people. Analyze real design problems and create solutions. (HU)

 

DES 170. Web Design II (4)
Creation of dynamic content in web design. Various 2D animation software applications and simple scripting will be explored. Prerequisite: DES 70. (ND)

 

DES 180. Computer Imaging II  (4)
Creation of original 3D models, renderings, and animations, while learning advanced modeling techniques, character animation, particles, and compositing. Prerequisite: DES 80. (ND)

 

DES 187. (THTR 187) Scenography II (4)
Includes beginning scene design, lighting design, and costume design principles and techniques. Introduction to design history. Significant texts, scenographic design and media techniques in graphic and three-dimensional solutions. Introduction to drafting and mechanical perspective. Prereq. DES/THRT 87 or permission. (HU)

 

DES 211. (BUS 211, ENGR 211, ME 211) Integrated Product Development (IPD) 1 (3) spring
Business, engineering, and design arts students work in cross-disciplinary teams of 46 students on conceptual design including marketing, financial and economic planning, economic and technical feasibility of new product concepts. Teams work on industrial projects with faculty advisers. Oral presentations and written reports. Prerequisite: junior standing in business, economics, arts, design or engineering. Mechanical Engineering students must register for ME 211. (ND)

 

DES 212. (BUS 212, ENGR 212, ME 212) Integrated Product Development (IPD) 2 (2) fall
Business, engineering, and design arts students work in cross disciplinary teams of 46 students on the detailed design including fabrication and testing of a prototype of the new product designed in the IPD course 1. Additional deliverables include a detailed production plan, marketing plan, detailed base case financial models, project and product portfolio. Teams work on industrial projects with faculty advisors. Oral presentations and written reports. Prerequisite: BUS/DES/ENGR/ME 211. (ND)

 

DES 240. Product Design III: Materials to Market (4)
In this advanced level studio students will research fabrication techniques and materials, develop ideas into prototypes, outsource production and sell their designs in a competitive retail market. This course confronts the financial realities of being an independent designer while offering an opportunity to create innovative and desirable domestic products. Prerequisite: DES 40. (ND).

 

DES 248. Furniture Design II (4)
Advanced fabrication. Contemporary art issues and furniture history. Prerequisite DES 148. (HU)  Forsyth

 

DES 253.  Graphic Design: Brand Experience (4)
In this course, students examine the basic principles of corporate identity and develop a clear understanding of the process of creating brands. Projects will offer a framework for looking at business strategy as it relates to the creative process of design. Emphasis will be placed on creating visual elements that support a brand and the steps a designer takes to create a consistent brand. In addition, students will develop self-promotion materials and identity systems. Prerequisite: DES 53. (HU) Jones

 

DES 260. Exhibit Design (4)
Team projects in development of exhibits for museums, conferences, or educational centers. Project work is supplemented by lectures and demonstrations. Teams will produce real and virtual exhibit prototypes and will design and maintain an exhibit website. (HU)

 

DES 266. History of Contemporary Design (4)
History of modern design from mid-19th century to the present. Studies and discussion of contemporary issues and technology in Design Arts. Topics will include green design, digital technology, current legal and ethical principles, and other issues. (HU)

 

DES 268. Advanced Design Projects (1-4)
Advanced projects or studies applying Design Arts practices or theories. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. Department permission required. (ND)

 

DES 280. Computer Imaging III (4)
Advanced animation with emphasis on experimental techniques and new technologies in animation and motion graphics. Emphasis on effects, compositing, and the use of digital technology in the post production process. Students will work on various assignments to gain a firsthand understanding of how various tools and techniques are used to create realistic effects. Prerequisite: DES 180. (ND)

 

DES 287. (THTR 287) Scenography III (4)
Includes advanced scene design, lighting design, and costume design principles and techniques. Design history projects in specific periods. Complex design problems of traditional texts. Emphasis on color and color theory. Prereq. DES/THTR 187 or permission. (HU)  Spring

 

DES 311. Design Portfolio (1-4)
The concept, layout, and preparation of a portfolio for graduate school application or employment search, including graphic techniques and reproduction method. Student must contact sponsoring professor. Prerequisite: DES 253, DES 240 or DES 280.

 

DES 370. Special Topics in Design (1-4)
Current topics in design, with selected readings, discussions, and studio work as required. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: two 100-level Design courses. Department permission. (ND)

 

DES 375. Design Internship (1-4)
Practical experience following apprenticeship model. Requires approval of instructor and host prior to beginning of the term, with a memorandum of understanding outlining student work responsibilities and educational objectives for the experience. (ND)

 

DES 387. (THTR 387) Sceonography IV (4)
Advanced problem solving of nontraditional design problems, experimental approaches and solutions, contemporary issues in environmental design. Design history focus on contemporary design trends and nontraditional history. Prereq DES/THTR 287 or permission. (HU)