Winthrop University: Bachelor of Design-Experience Design
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Bachelor of Design-Experience Design

General Education

 

Semester Hours

ACAD 101 Principles of the Learning Academy
1
Shared Skills and Proficiencies
   
Writing and Critical Thinking    
WRIT 101 Composition
3
HMXP 102      Human Experience
3
CRTW 201 Critical Reading, Thinking & Writing
3
Oral Communication Met in cognate with WRIT 465 0
Technology Met in major with DESF 161 0
Intensive Writing Met in cognate with WRIT 465 0
Constitution Requirement See approved list; may be met with another requirement 0-3
Physical Activity See approved list 1
Thinking Critically Across Disciplines*    
Global Perspectives  

 

    ARTH 175 Intro to Art Hist Prehistory-Middle Ages 3
Historical Perspectives Met in major with VCOM 374     
0
Introducing Students to Broad Disciplinary Perspectives
 
Social Science See approved list; must include 2 designators
6
Humanities and Arts 3 hours met in major with VCOM 151  
    ARTH 176 Intro to Art Hist Renaissance-Present
3
Quantitative Skills and Natural Science (3 courses)  
9-12
Quantitative Skills See approved list
(3-8)
Natural Science See approved list; must include one lab science.  If 2 courses taken, must be in two different groups: Life, Physical, Earth
(3-8)
Subtotal   32-38
Required Courses in Major  

60*

DESF 113 Spatial Analysis and 3D Thinking  3
DESF 120 Design Drawing 3
DESF 150 Design Studio Skills 3
DESF 154 Design and Color 3
DESF 161 Introduction to Computer Imaging 3
DESF 189 Design Studio Experience 0
DESF 222 Visual Thinking and Symbolic Communication 3
DESF 300 Visual Communication Design Portfolio Review 0
DIFD 141 Introduction to Web Application and Digital Information Design  4
DIFD 322 User Experience Design 3
INDS 213 Spatial Analysis and Theory I  3
VCOM 101 Visual Communication Seminar
1
VCOM 151 Design Fundamentals
3
VCOM 262 Introduction to Web Design
3
VCOM 301 Visual Communication Seminar I
1
VCOM 355 Design Concepts
3
VCOM 363 Multimedia Design
3
VCOM 374 History of Graphic Design & Illustration
3
VCOM 401 Visual Communication Seminar II
1
VCOM 455 Three-Dimensional Graphic Design
3
VCOM 463 Multimedia Design II  3
VCOM 486 Senior Thesis Proposal
2
VCOM 487 Senior Thesis
2
VCOM 501 Visual Communication Seminar III
1
VCOM 578 Professional Portfolio and Practices
3
 
Cognate Requirements   21
    WRIT 465 Preparation of Oral & Written Reports 3
    BADM 180 or FINC 211 Contemporary Business Issues, Personal Finance 3**
    IMCO 341 Advertising Principles 3**
    MCOM 311 Digital Culture and Society  3
    ARTS/DIFD/VCOM Electives 8
    Any appropriate course related to design         history     3
Electives (above the 300-level)  

0-5

Total  

120

*DESF and VCOM courses may not be taken on the S/U basis.
For additional degree requirements, please visit the Degree Requirements page.

Last Updated: 10/5/22