Design Studies (BA) (12DSBA)

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
ENG 101 Acad Writing & ResearchH,11,12 4 HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies CourseE, A 1
Mathematics9,A 3 GEP Mathematical Sciences Req. 3
D100 Design Thinking I1, 11, 12 3 D101 Design Thinking II1,11,12 3
D102 Design Culture/Context I 2,11, 12 3 D103 Design Culture/Context II2,11,12 3
Art History Survey5 3 Art History Survey5,11,12 3
COM 110 Public Speaking 3
15 15

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies CourseE 1 Free Elective 2
GEP Social Science Req. D 3 DS History6,11,12 3
Design Foundations3,11,12 3 ADN 281 Basic Drawing3,11,12 3
Advanced Writing10 3 FL – Foreign Language8,11,12 3
History elective7,C 3 GEP Humanities requirementC 3
FL – Foreign Language8,11,12 3
16 14

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
DS History6,11,12 3 Free Elective 3
GEP Natural Sciences Req.B 3 GEP Natural Sciences Req. (w/ lab)B 4
GEP Social Science Req.D 3 GEP Additional Breadth Req.F 3
ADN 418 Contemporary Issues in Art & Design 3 DS Elective13 3
Design Foundations3,11,12 3 DS Elective13 3
15 16

Summer

Summer Session Credit
ADN 490 International Studio/Exp.4,11,12 6

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
DS 481 Senior Research Seminar  3 DS 483 Capstone Research Paper  3
Design History6,11,12 3 DS Elective13 3
DS Elective13 3 DS Elective13 3
DS Elective13 3 DS Elective13 3
DS Elective13 3
15 12

 

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation*I,J: 124

 Major/Program Footnotes

1. D 100 and D 101 are required in the first year of Design Studies.
2. D 102 and D 103 are required in the first year of Design Studies.
3. Basic Drawing ADN 281 is required. In addition two more courses (6 credit hours) in Design Foundations are required and may be selected from the following: ADN 111, ADN 112, ADN 414.
4. International Experience is required. May be taken at the Prague Institute or some other approved international program to fulfill the department’s International Experience requirement. In addition, a summer international studio in Art & Design or other design discipline may also fulfill this requirement. Please consult with your advisor.
5. Two survey courses (6 credit hours) in Art History are required and may be selected from the following: HA 202, 203; Art 221, 222 from Meredith College; or Art 151, 152 with Recitation Sections from UNC, CH.
6. Three courses (9 credit hours) in Design History are required and may be selected from the following: ADN 475, ARC 242, D 231, GD 342, LAR 444.
7. Choose a History (HI) course from the GEP Humanities course list.
8. Design Studies required 6 credit hours of FL beyond FL 102.
9. Mathematics requirement: Choose from: MA 114, 121, 131, 141, 231 or equivalent.
10. Advanced Writing requirement to be chosen from ENG 201, 214, 215, 422.
11. Minimum grade of C- required.
12. Cannot be taken pass/fail.

Design (Advised) electives

13. A total number of 24 credit hours of advised electives are required when pursuing the Design Studies curriculum. The Advised electives are divided into three units: Application, History and Theory. From each of these units a minimum of two courses (6 credit hours) and a maximum of three courses (9 credit hours) can be selected. (6 credits must be at 300 level or higher).

Select 3 credit hours from each unit. Check the course lists for each unit in the SIS degree audit for this program for the most up-to-date course lists.

Application Unit
ADN 111 2D Design
ADN 112 3D Design
ADN 212 Basic Photography
ADN 219 Digital Imaging
ADN 271 Intro to Printing & Surface Design
ADN 273 Fibers, Materials & Processes
ADN 292 Special Topics in Design
ADN 311 Basic Visual Laboratories
ADN 312 Intermediate Photography
ADN 384  Basic Painting
ADN 386 Basic Sculpture
ADN 411 Visual Laboratory II
ADN 414 Color and Light
ADN 419 Multimedia & Digital Imaging
ADN 472 Advanced Surface Design
ADN 481 Intermediate Drawing
ADN 484  Intermediate Painting
ADN 486  Intermediate Sculpture
ADN 492 Special Topics in Design
ARC 232 Structure & Materials
DS    494  Design Internship
ID     255 Contemporary Mfg. Process I
ID     256 Contemporary Mfg. Process II
ID     492 Digital Rendering

 

Theory Unit
ADN 418 Contemporary Issues in Art & Design
ADN 571 Fibers & Surface Design Seminar
DS    244 Material Culture & Industrial Design
DS    492 Museum Theory & Practice
GD   200 Graphic Design Theory & Practice
LAR 221 Intro to Environment & Behavior for Designers
LAR 511 Community Design Policy
LAR 579 Human Use of Urban Landscape
ID 262   Professional Practice in Industrial Design
ID 445   Human-Centered Design

 

History Unit
ADN 475   Pre-Industrial World Textiles
ARC 241   Intro. to World Architecture
ARC 242    History of Western Architecture
ARC 441 Hist Cont ARC  (ARC 241,ARC 242 pre-reqs)
ARC 442   History of NC Architecture
D 492A   Iconography
DS 251   History of Aesthetics
GD 342   History of Graphic Design
HA 203   History of American Art
HA 202   History of Art / Renaissance-20th Century
HA 310   History of Art & Photography
HI    Any History Course from GEP Humanities List
HI  592   Advanced Museology
ID 492F / ID 582F  History of Industrial Design
LAR 444   History of Landscape Architecture

 

*General Education Program (GEP) requirements and GEP Footnotes
To complete the requirements for graduation and the General Education Program, the following category credit hours and co-requisites must be satisfied. University approved GEP course lists for each of the following units can be found at https://oucc.dasa.ncsu.edu/general-education-program/.

A. Mathematical Sciences(6 credit hours – one course with MA or ST prefix)

The Mathematics Requirement (footnote 9) will satisfy 3 hrs of the GEP Math requirement. Choose from the University approved GEP Mathematical Sciences course list to complete the additional GEP Mathematics requirement.

B. Natural Sciences (7 credit hours – include one laboratory course or course with a lab) Choose from the University approved GEP Natural Sciences course list .

C. Humanities (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Humanities course list .  The History elective in the major requirements fulfills 3 hours of this requirement.

D. Social Sciences (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Social Sciences course list .

E. Health & Exercise Studies (2 credit hours – at least one 100-level Health & Exercise Course)
Choose from the University approved GEP Health & Exercise Studies course list.

F. Additional Breadth – (3 credit hours to be selected from the following University approved GEP course lists)
Choose a course from the GEP Mathematical Sciences or Natural Sciences course list.

G. Interdisciplinary Perspectives (5-6 credit hours) Satisfied by courses taken as part of the major requirements.

H. Introduction to Writing (4 credit hours satisfied by completing ENG 101 with a C- or better)

 

The following Co-Requisites must be satisfied to complete the General Education Program requirements

I. U.S. Diversity (USD) Choose from the University approved GEP U.S. Diversity course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the U.S. Diversity (USD) co-requisite. Only one course that satisfies this co-requisite is required.

J. Global Knowledge (GK) Choose from the University approved GEP Global Knowledge course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the Global Knowledge (GK) co-requisite. Only one course that satisfies this co-requisite is required.

K. Foreign Language proficiency – Proficiency at the FL_102 level is required for graduation. Design Studies requires 6 credit hours of FL beyond FL 102.

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