(College of Letters and Science)
Christina Cogdell, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Department
Department Office. 101 Art Building; 530-752-0890; http://design.ucdavis.edu
The Major Program
The Department of Design offers a creative, challenging, and flexible approach to the study of design with emphasis on socially responsible,
The Program. Foundation courses: Design and Visual Culture; Design Drawing, Form and Color, and Graphic Design and Computer Technology; are required of all design majors. One additional course in the student's area of interest is required for Preparatory Subject Matter. Depth Subject Matter courses provide: (1) further exploration of design principles and conceptual, formal and technical issues; (2) conceptual and critical development through a series of history and theory classes; (3) in-depth studio experience with projects that demonstrate a research-based, iterative design process. Optional capstone class. A more detailed explanation is available through the Design Advising office in 101 Art Building; 530-752-0890.
Portfolios. Portfolios are not required for admission to the major. However, it is highly recommended that design students maintain an updated portfolio of visual work for faculty and professional evaluation and consideration for enrollment in specialized courses, including independent study, group study
Internships, Careers, and Study Abroad. Design students are encouraged to supplement their coursework with internships in design firms, museums, and