Design Courses

DSGN 101, Design Fundamentals
Lec-35 Lab-70 field trips P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

Foundational design course, covering the theories, processes, vocabulary, and techniques common to visual design disciplines. Students will develop and apply their knowledge through analysis, critique and individual and collaborative exercises and projects.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

DSGN 101 = VMD 101 = PHOT 100

DSGN 105, Design Thinking
Lec-26.25 P/NP Available

Design thinking is an iterative process of discovery, ideation, and experimentation to gain insight and produce innovative experiences, processes and products. This course will introduce design thinking models and processes through historical and contemporary practice. Hands-on exercises will provide practice with design thinking activities for visual artists, designers, engineers, makers and others.

UC/CSU
Units: 1.5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

DSGN 105 Design Thinking is written as a companion course to DSGN 110/VMD 112 Design Drawing Techniques.

DSGN 110, Design Drawing Techniques
Lec-17.5 Lab-35 P/NP Available

ADVISE: DSGN 101 or VMD 101 or PHOT 100; ESL 188 or ENGL 88 or readiness for college-level English

Quick sketching methods for ideation and visual problem solving for designers, animators, illustrators and makers. Terminology, techniques and conventions of rapid visualization are covered, with hands-on practice with line, shape, form, perspective, lighting, shade and shadow.

UC/CSU
Units: 1.5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

DSGN 110=VMD 112

DSGN 150, Color in Design
Lec-35 Lab-70 P/NP Available

ADVISE: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: (DSGN 101 or VMD 101 or PHOT 100) and VMD 105

An exploration and application of the historical, cultural symbolic personal and professional uses of color through individual and collaborative projects. Topics include the properties and theory of color; creating color relationships and harmonies; and
optical, psychological and spatial uses of color in various media and design disciplines.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

DSGN 150 = VMD 118