Department of Art and Art History Design

Degree Information

21 months (including one summer)
Full-time / In-residence

Program of Work

  

Course Requirements Number of Courses Hours
Core in Design (DES 380) 1 3
Core Laboratory 1 (DES 381) 1 3
Critique Studio (DES 382) 3 9
Core Laboratory 2 (DES 391) 1 3
Professional Communication of Research (DES 392) 1 3
Advanced Issues in Design (DES 394) 1 3
Master's Report (DES 398R) 1 3
Master's Exhibition (DES 398S) 1 3
Electives, selected university-wide with approval of Graduate Advisor 30
Total: 60

Course Descriptions

Core Course in Design (DES 380)

Introduction to design process, research and methodologies.

Core Laboratory 1 (DES 381)

Practice laboratory for a variety of design methodologies.

Critique Studio (DES 382)

Context and structured dialogue regarding areas of, and the student's own direction in, graduate research.

Graduate Projects (DES 383)

Independent study.

Core Laboratory 2 (DES 391)

Designed to provide students with the opportunity to test and expand their design research through writing and various methods of dissemination.

Professional Communication of Research (DES 392)

Seminar addressing strategies for communicating design research processes and results to a variety of audiences through vehicles such as exhibitions, scholarly reports and video recordings.

Issues in Design Theory & Research (DES 393)

Investigates current discourse within design studies.

Advanced Issues in Design (DES 394)

Examination of design practice in all areas and its relationship to research.

Fieldwork in Design (DES 395)

Students conduct fieldwork as part of a collaborative research team and/or under the direction of a project supervisor.

Master's Report (DES 398R)

The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester.

Master's Exhibition (DES 398S)

The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester.