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Course of Study

The credit counts and Course of Study programs here apply to students entering in 2014. Those who matriculated prior to 2014 are subject to the requirements agreed to upon entering.

 

MDP FIELD TRACK (2 Year Path)

TERM 1 - SUMMER (Field, 2 Year)

Colloquium
1
Field Core A
4
Field Core B
4
Field Core C
4
Critical Frameworks 1 (Field)
3

TERM 2 - FALL (Field, 2 Year)

Colloquium
1
Field Projects 1
12
Critical Frameworks 2 (Field)
3

TERM 3 - SPRING (Field, 2 Year)

Colloquium
1
Thesis Gateway
0
Critical Practices 1 (Field)
3
Field Thesis 1
6
Field Projects 2
6

TERM 4 - SUMMER (Field, 2 Year)

Critical Practices 2 (Field)
3
Field Thesis 2
12

TOTAL REQUIRED (Field, 2 Year)

Total Required Units
63

MDP FIELD TRACK (3 Year Path)

TERM 1 - FALL (Field, 3 Year)

Intro to Interaction Design
3
Dev Core
3
Colloquium
1
Histories of the Future
3
Creative Strategies
3
ID Graphics
3

TERM 2 - SPRING (Field, 3 Year)

H&S Elective
3
Motion Design 1
3
Information Design
3
Transmedia Design
3
Colloquium
1
Visual Narrative
3

TERM 3 - SUMMER (Field, 3 Year)

Colloquium
1
Field Core A
4
Filed Core B
4
Field Core C
4
Critical Frameworks 1 (Field)
3

TERM 4 - FALL (Field, 3 Year)

Colloquium
1
Field Projects 1
12
Critical Frameworks 2 (Field)
3

TERM 5 - SPRING (Field, 3 Year)

Colloquium
1
Thesis Gateway
0
Critical Practices 1 (Field)
3
Field Thesis 1
6
Field Projects 2
6

TERM 6 - SUMMER (Field, 3 Year)

Critical Practices 2 (Field)
3
Field Thesis 2
12

TOTAL REQUIRED (Field, 3 Year)

Total Required Units
95

MDP LAB TRACK (2 Year Path)

TERM 1 - FALL (Lab, 2 Year)

Lab Core
6
Lab Projects 1
6
Critical Frameworks 1 (Lab)
3
Colloquium
1

TERM 2 - SPRING (Lab, 2 Year)

Colloquium
1
Lab Projects 2
12
Critical Frameworks 2 (Lab)
3
Thesis Gateway
0

TERM 3 - SUMMER (ACL) (Lab, 2 Year)

Summer X-Term
3

TERM 4 - FALL (Lab, 2 Year)

Colloquium
1
Lab Thesis 1
12
Critical Practices 1 (Lab)
3

TERM 5 - SPRING (Lab, 2 Year)

Critical Practices 2 (Lab)
3
Lab Thesis 2
12

TOTAL REQUIRED (Lab, 2 Year)

Total Required Units
66

MDP LAB TRACK (3 Year Path)

TERM 1 - FALL (Lab, 3 Year)

Intro to Interaction Design
3
Dev Core
3
Colloquium
1
Histories of the Future
3
Creative Strategies
3
ID Graphics
3

TERM 2 - SPRING (Lab, 3 Year)

H&S Elective
3
Motion Design 1
3
Information Design
3
Transmedia Design
3
Colloquium
1
Visual Narrative
3
Thesis Gateway
0

TERM 3 - FALL (Lab, 3 Year)

Lab Core
6
Lab Projects 1
6
Critical Frameworks 1 (Lab)
3
Colloquium
1

TERM 4 - SPRING (Lab, 3 Year)

Colloquium
1
Lab Projects 2
12
Critical Frameworks 2 (Lab)
3
Thesis Gateway
0

TERM 5 - SUMMER (Lab, 3 Year)

Summer X-Term
3

TERM 6 - FALL (Lab, 3 Year)

Colloquium
1
Lab Thesis 1
12
Critical Practices 1 (Lab)
3

TERM 7 - SPRING (Lab, 3 Year)

Critical Practices 2 (Lab)
3
Lab Thesis 2
12

TOTAL REQUIRED (Lab, 3 Year)

Total Required Units
98

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