2018-2019 General Catalog 
  
    Apr 24, 2018  
2018-2019 General Catalog

Design, B.S.


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Major Requirements for Design


Multi-disciplinary Design 
www.design.utah.edu 
375 S 1530 E AAC 235, Salt Lake City, UT 84112
801-581-8254
advisor@arch.utah.edu 
Instagram: @uofu_design

Minimum Degree Hours: 122
Minimum Major Hours: 72

The undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Multi-Disciplinary Design explores product design in three categories: physical, digital, and platform. The program encompasses a curriculum with four substantive areas applicable to all design education: Studio, Technical, History/Theory and Practice. In addition to the classes and faculty from the Design program, the proposed curriculum leverages University of Utah faculty and courses from Fine Arts, Communication, Business, Bio-Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science and Psychology. This program will train our students to compete in an ever increasingly complex work environment with a thorough understanding of ethical conduct and social responsibility through these specific concepts:

  • inquiry and project-based learning
  • critical thinking skills
  • experimentation with multiple ways of problem solving
  • visual literacy
  • innovation and invention
  • team building and collaboration
  • identifying authentic real-world tasks and challenges
  • design research
  • human centered design principles

Admission Requirements

Students interested in the design major must declare their major as pre-design as soon as possible. Once Design Foundations courses and DES 2510 are complete, the student applies for admission to full major status in Design. Admission to the major will be based on a portfolio review. Students are required to include work from pre-design courses as well as personal and professional projects, although not required. The portfolio review will look for completeness, capability, craftsmanship, and aesthetics. In addition, students will be required to have at least a 3.0 GPA, however admission to the program is not based on design pre-requisite course grades. The application/review process will occur each spring and summer; admitted students will begin the program the following fall semester. Students must complete Design Foundations and DES 2510 to apply. Visit our website at design.utah.edu for admissions information and portfolio requirements. Late applications will not be accepted.

Graduation Requirements

  • All pre-major and major courses must be completed with a C- or better.
  • Studio coursework is sequential and must be completed as such. 
  • Third and Fourth year courses must be done in residency at the University of Utah unless approved by the director.
  • Course work 10 years old may not be accepted toward a degree

Honors in Design

Students seeking an HBS in Design must complete:

Studio


  • DES 2510 - Design Studio 6 Credit(s)
  • DES 3510 - Design Product Studio 1 6 Credit(s)
  • DES 3515 - Design Research Studio 1 6 Credit(s)
  • DES 3520 - Design Product Studio 2 6 Credit(s)
  • DES 3525 - Design Research Studio 2 6 Credit(s)
  • DES 4510 - Senior Design Studio 6 Credit(s)

Design Core


  • DES 2700 - Visual Strategy 3 Credit(s)
  • DES 2810 - Design History and Theory 3 Credit(s)
  • DES 2820 - Design Research Methods 3 Credit(s)
  • DES 2830 - Human Factors 3 Credit(s)

Product Track


Complete one of the sections below:

(Section 1) Completed the following:

  • DES 4800 - Manufacturing Methods 3 Credit(s)
  • DES 4805 - Prototyping Methods 3 Credit(s)
  • DES 4200 - Product Design & Development 3 Credit(s)

(Section 2) Completed the following:

  • DES 4810 - Introduction to Digital Product 3 Credit(s)
  • DES 4820 - Advanced Digital Product 3 Credit(s)
  • DES 4830 - Digital Analytics 3 Credit(s)

Electives


Complete at least 2 of the following:

Courses can not be repeated from Product Track as electives. Students must complete 2 electives outside of their identified product track.

  • DES 4820 - Advanced Digital Product 3 Credit(s)
  • DES 4830 - Digital Analytics 3 Credit(s)
  • DES 4800 - Manufacturing Methods 3 Credit(s)
  • DES 4805 - Prototyping Methods 3 Credit(s)
  • DES 4835 - Design Entrepreneurship 3 Credit(s)
  • DES 4200 - Product Design & Development 3 Credit(s)
  • DES 3810 - Soft Goods 3 Credit(s)
  • DES 4810 - Introduction to Digital Product 3 Credit(s)

Internship Requirement


Students must complete an approved internship to graduate. Internship proposal and fulfillment must be approved by the director.

Sample 4-yr Degree Plan


Note: This is just a sample. Log into My Degree Dashboard (in CIS) and meet with your academic advisor to fit a program of study with your academic record.

First Year


Fall Semester


Total Hours:15

Spring Semester


Total Hours: 15

Summer Semester


Total Hours: 6

Second Year


Total Hours: 16

Spring Semester


Total Hours: 15

Third Year


Fall Semester


Total Hours: 15

Spring Semester


Total Hours: 15

Fourth Year


Fall Semester


  • Internship Requirement
  • or

  • DES 4510 - Senior Design Studio 6 Credit(s)
  •  

  • Design Track Course - 3 Credit(s)
  • Bachelor Degree - (QI) 3 Credit(s)
  • Bachelor Degree - (IR) 3 Credit(s)
Total Hours: 15

Spring Semester


Total Hours: 12

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