Design Studies (BA) (12DSBA)

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
ENG 101 Acad Writing & ResearchH 4 GEP PE/Healthy Living courseE 1
MA 111 Precalculus Algebra and Trigonometry12,A 3 GEP Mathematical Sciences Req.A,12 3
D 100 Design Thinking I1
3 DS 100 Design, Culture and Context1 3
Art History Survey8 3 Art History Survey8 3
ADN 281 Basic Drawing3 3 COM 110 Public Speaking 3
ADN 219 Digital Imaging4 3
16 16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
GEP PE/Healthy Living courseE 1 GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives requirementG 3
GEP Social Science requirementD 3 Design History9 3
DS 200 Survey of Design Studies2 3 FL – Foreign Language11 3
Advanced Writing13 3 GEP Humanities requirementC 3
History elective10,C 3 Design Foundations3 3
FL – Foreign Language11 3
16 15

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
Advised Design Studies Elective 15 3 GEP Natural Sciences requirement (w/lab)B 4
GEP Natural Sciences requirementB 3 Design History 9 3
GEP Social Science requirement D 3 Design Studies Elective15 3
ADN 418 Contemporary Issues 14 3 Design Studies Elective15 3
Free Elective 2
14 13

Summer

Summer Session Credit
ADN 490 International Studio/Experience5 6

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
DS 481 Design Studies Senior Research Seminar6  3 DS 483 Capstone Seminar 7  3
Design History9 3 Design Studies Elective15 3
Design Studies Elective15 3 Design Studies Elective15 3
Design Studies Elective15 3 GEP Additional Breadth Requirement F 3
12 12

 

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 120*
Major/Program Footnotes:
Total requirements for graduation: 120 credit hours
Design Studies Critical Path: 75 credit hours

  1. D 100 Design Thinking and DS100 Design, Culture, and Context are required in the first year of Design Studies.
  2. DS 200 Survey of Design Studies is required.
  3. ADN 281 Drawing 1 is required. In addition, one more course (3 credit hours) in Design Foundations is required and may be selected from the following: ADN 111, ADN 112, ADN 414.
  4. ADN 219 Digital Imaging is required.
  5. International Experience (6 credit hours) is required. This may be a Design Studio worth 6 credit hours (when available), or two 3-credit-hour advised electives.
  6. Design Studies Senior Research Seminar is required. DS 481 – 3 hours.
  7. Design Studies Capstone Seminar is required. DS 483 – 3 hours.
  8. Two survey courses (6 credit hours) in Art History are required and may be selected from the following: HA 202, 203,298,310,395; Art 221, 222 from Meredith College; or Art 151, 152 with Recitation Sections from UNC-CH.
  9. Three courses (9 credit hours) in Design History are required and may be selected from the following: ADN 475, ARC 242, D 231, GD 203, GD 303, LAR 444, ID 244, ADN 492.
  10. Choose a History course (HI) from the GEP Humanities course list.
  11. Design Studies requires 6 credit hours of FL beyond FL 102 and may be selected from different language courses at the 200 level or above.
  12. MA 111 is recommended. Choose an additional MA course from the GEP Mathematical Sciences course list.
  13. Advanced Writing (3 credit hours) select one: ENG 201,214, 215, 287, 288, 292, 301, 316, 323,325
  14. ADN 418 Contemporary Issues in Art and Design is required in the junior year.

Major Advised Design Studies Electives:

  1. A total number of 24 credit hours of “advised” design studies electives are required when pursuing the Design Studies curriculum. These 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 credit hours must be at the 300 level or higher.

*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 http://oucc.dasa.ncsu.edu/general-education-program/.

A. Mathematical Sciences (6 credit hours – Includes MA 111 one course from the University approved GEP Mathematical Sciences course list).

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 (3 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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