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Art Center College of Design | Pasadena, California | Learn to Create. Influence Change.

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.  

TERM 1

Writing Studio
or
Writing Studio Intensive
3
Design Fundamentals 1
3
3D Fundamentals 1
2
Study Models
2
Way Things Work
2
Design Fundamentals 1
3
Product Design 1
3

TERM 2

Intro to Modernism
3
3D Fundamentals 2
3
Digital Design 1
3
Design Fundamentals 2
3
Visual Communication 2
3
Product Design 2
3

TERM 3

History of Industrial Design
3
Rapid Prototyping
3
ID Form Language
3
3rd Term Review
0
Visual Communications 3
3
Product Design 3
3

TERM 4

Materials & Methods 1
3
Product Design 4
3
Visual Communication 4
3
ID Graphics
3
Solid Modeling
3

TERM 5

Design for Sustainability
3
Product Design 5
3
Visual Communication 5
3
Interface Design
3
Industrial Design Research
3
Internship Portfolio
2

TERM 6

Business of Design
3
Human Factors & Design Psychology
3
Product Design 6
3
Open Innovation
3
6th Term Review
0
Visual Communication 6
3

TERM 7

The Design Professional
3
Insights
3
Product Design 7
3
Transdisciplinary Studio
3

TERM 8

Professional Preparation (Workshop)
0
Portfolio
3
Product Design 8
3

HUMANITIES & SCIENCES

Humanities
3
Social Sciences
6
Science & Technology
6
Business & Professional Practices
3

TOTAL REQUIRED

Total Required Units
Additional Elective Units
Total Units Needed to Graduate
126
18
144

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