The Design Studies diploma offers hands-on studio courses, lectures, demonstrations and critiques that provide a balance of theory and practice. Students master technical, conceptual and problem-solving skills while developing their ability to think critically and creatively about visual communication design problems.
The course list, or program of study, outlines the program's structure by term and year. It is the group of courses you must complete in order to graduate.
The program of study is made up of five categories of courses that must total 90 credits:
- Core courses - 51 credits of general visual communication design courses offered through Design Studies are required for graduation.
- Program Options - 21 to 27 credits in courses that are offered through Design Studies and provide additional knowledge in the field of study.
- Liberal Arts Requirements - 6 credits of required courses that allow you to study Social Sciences and Humanities courses that are outside of, but relevant to, the field of study.
- Liberal Arts Options - Up to 6 credits of optional courses that allow you to continue to explore interests outside of, but relevant to, the field of study. These courses supplement required program courses and program options.
- English Requirements - 6 credits of required English courses.