Design is the practice-based discipline raising important questions about—and providing significant answers to—how we live. Designers are needed when we don’t know what is needed. Designers propose alternative futures and create new choices using design principles and processes to create, compose and construct meaning in diverse knowledge fields. We provide broad understanding of the principles and systems of perception, action and communication.

Experience design is a holistic systems approach to human and natural environments for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. It seeks to improve the various human contexts in which we eat, sleep, travel, work, play, operate, recuperate, cooperate and enjoy life. An intensive studio program, these curricula balance design history and theory with studio projects in dynamic, static, virtual and actual media. As active participants in the interpretation and production of meaning, students have the opportunity to integrate the many facets of their university liberal arts education.

Course numbers and names are subject to change in future.

Freshman Year Fall

Freshman Year Spring

Sophomore Year Fall

Sophomore Year Spring

Middler Year

Junior Year

  • Co-op (6 months)
  • Design Elective
  • Art + Design Elective
  • Media Arts Elective

Senior Year Fall

Senior Year Spring

Art + Design Elective

Complete one from the following list or one additional elective not previously taken from

Design Electives

Complete three courses from the following list:

  • ARTG 2252 Graphic Design 1
  • ARTG 3351 Time-Based Design
  • ARTG 3352 Interaction Design
  • ARTG 3450 Graphic Design 2
  • ARTG 3460 Identity and Brand Design
  • ARTG 3461 Service Design
  • ARTG 4552 Interactive Information Design
  • ARTG 4553 Environmental Design
  • ARTG 4554 Typography 3
  • IM 3500 Cross-Media Marketing
  • IM 3250 Physical Computing

Design History Elective

Complete one of the following two courses:

Media Arts Elective 

Complete one course with corresponding tools course, as  indicated, from the following list:



For students who declare this major Fall 2013 onward.

To declare a major that is housed in the College of Arts, Media and Design (CAMD), come to Academic Advising and Cooperative Education (AACE) office at 100 Meserve Hall to meet with an Academic Advisor and submit your Program of Study Petition.

Co-op Divisions are YA and ZA.