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A.B. Major Requirements:

Preparatory Subject Matter
Design 1 4
Art 2 or Design 14 4
Design 15 4
Design 16 4
University Writing Program 11, 18 or 19 4
Design 40A, 40B, or 40C 4
One course from the following:
Design 21, 31, 37, 50, 60, 70, 77; Art 9
Depth Subject Matter
Two courses, at least one of which must be a Design course, from the following: Art 110A, 110B; Design 107, 115, 117, 127B, 150A; Dramatic Art 128; Technocultural Studies 100 8
Three courses, at least two of which must be Design courses, from the following: Art History 168, 184, 187, 188A, 188B, 189; Design 127A, 138, 142A, 142B, 143, 144, 145, 149; Dramatic Art 114, 150, 155; Technocultural Studies 150, 152, 153, 155, 159 12
Choose six courses from the lists below: 24
List A: Design 116, 131, 132A, 132B, 134A, 134B, 135A, 135B, 136A, 136B, 137A, 137B, 150B, 151, 155A, 160, 161, 170, 171, 177, 180A, 185, 186, 191. One course from the following approved list may count: ART 113, 114A, Chicano Studies 172, Dramatic Art 124A, 124B, 124C, 124D, 124E, 130, 170, Technocultural Studies 104, 130, 131; Textiles and Clothing 163 and 163L
List B: Capstone Course Option (these courses are the most advanced in the major and prerequisites are strictly enforced): Design 154, 157, 159, 179, 180B, 187
Note: Substitutions for the listed courses may be allowed under certain circumstances with prior departmental approval.
Total Units for the Major

Honors Program. A senior honors program is available to design majors, requiring preparation of an independent design research project in their final year. The honors program consists of 6 units of DES 194HA and DES 194HB, normally taking during the final two quarters of the senior year. Completion of the program is a perquisite for High or Highest Honors at graduation. See the Design Department website for current honors application procedures.

Major Adviser. Information on the current Academic Advisers can be obtained by contacting the Undergraduate Adviser at designmasteradviser@ucdavis.edu.

Graduate Study. The graduate program in Design leading to the Master of Fine Arts
The UC Davis Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in Design unites theory and practice, offering graduate students a unique opportunity to work with a dedicated and renowned design faculty within one of the nation's top public research universities. This two-year program encourages an interdisciplinary approach. Design faculty expertise includes design theory, exhibition, fashion, history, interior architecture, lighting, textiles, and visual communication (environmental, information, print and screen-based design). Design M.F.A. students collaborate with outstanding faculty inside and outside the department whose work covers a broad array of disciplines. Graduate students in Design blend individually focused research and creative practice with an understanding of key design issues in history, theory, research methodology, and sustainable practices. The M.F.A. degree culminates in a project-based thesis and exhibition. For more information, see http://arts.ucdavis.edu/design-graduate-program.
Graduate Adviser. Please contact the Program at 530-752-8710.
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