DES - Design

Offered By:
Faculty of Arts

Below are the courses available from the DES code. Select a course to view the available classes, additional class notes, and class times.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-6L-0)

Studio-based introduction to the conceptual and practical concerns of the design disciplines. Two- and three-dimensional design-related studies. Note: ART 134 and DES 135 are required prerequisites for senior level ART or DES courses. Not open to students with credit in ART 131 or ART 132.

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 0-6L-0)

Studio-based introduction to the conceptual and practical concerns of the design disciplines. Two- and three-dimensional design related studies. Note: Restricted to BFA and BDes students.

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 0-6L-0)

Further study of the conceptual and practical concerns of the design disciplines. Two- and three-dimensional design-related studies. Note: Restricted to BFA and BDes students. Prerequisite: DES 138.

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 0-6L-0)

Introduction to the principles, methods and techniques of industrial design. Studies of three-dimensional design address concept, form and function in a social/environmental context and involve projects combining theory and practice in two and three dimensions. Prerequisites: ART 134 and DES 135 or ART 136 and DES 138. Corequisite: DES 302 and consent of Department. BDes Students must enroll in DES 301 in second term. Note: Not open to students with credit in DES 370.

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 0-6L-0)

Continuing study of the principles, methods and techniques of industrial design. Studies of three-dimensional design address concept, form and function in a social/environmental context and involve projects combining theory and practice in two and three dimensions. Prerequisite: DES 300.

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 0-6L-0)

Introductory studies in models and graphics based projects implementing the materials and processes of traditional visualization methods and media. Prerequisite or corequisite: DES 300 and consent of the Department. Note: Not open to students with credit in DES 371 or DES 375.

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 0-6L-0)

Continuing studies in models and graphics based projects implementing the materials and processes of traditional visualization methods and media. Prerequisite: DES 302. Prerequisite or corequisite: DES 301 and consent of the Department. Note: Not open to students with credit in DES 371 or DES 376.

★ 3 (fi 12)(TWO TERM, 0-6L-0)

Normally offered in spring/summer. Prerequisites: ART 134 and DES 135 or ART 136 and DES 138, and consent of Department. Formerly DES 339.

★ 3 (fi 12)(TWO TERM, 0-6L-0)

Normally offered in spring/summer. Prerequisites: ART 134 and DES 135 or ART 136 and DES 138, and consent of Department. Formerly DES 339.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-6L-0)

Normally offered in spring/summer. Prerequisites: ART 134 and DES 135 or ART 136 and DES 138 and consent of Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-6L-0)

Introductory studies include 3-D model building, application of type, symbols and signage in 3-D environments, materials and fabrication and printing processes. Pre or corequisites: DES 300 or DES 393 (when offered in the fall term or DES 301 or 394 (when offered in the winter term). Not to be taken by students with credit in both DES 300 and DES 393.

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 0-6L-0)

Introduction to the principles of visual communication design. Study of communication concerns through the use of photography and typography. Emphasis on appropriateness, clarity, expression and description. Introduction to information and publication design problems. Prerequisites: ART 134 and DES 135, or ART 136 and DES 138, and consent of department. BDes students must enroll in DES 394 in second term. Note: Not open to students with credit in DES 390.

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 0-6L-0)

Continuing study of the principles of visual communication design. Study of communication concerns through the integration of photography and typography. Emphasis on appropriateness, clarity, expression and description. Introduction to information and publication design problems. Introduction to the computer as a tool for language and visual communication. Prerequisites: DES 393, and consent of Department. Note: Not open to students with credit in DES 390.

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 0-6L-0)

Structure, representation and expression. Creation, observation and categorization. Form, color and tone systems in contemporary and historical design, and in the environment. Prerequisite or corequisite: DES 393 and consent of the Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 0-6L-0)

Introduction to information gathering methods, literature search and empirical research. Problem identification and definition. Purposes, goals, design and evaluation methods. Communication theory. Corequisite: DES 394 and consent of the Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 0-6L-0)

Subject areas include research methods and the design processes; communication skills and collaborative dynamics, human factors, the psychology of design, material properties and applications for fabrication and production, market considerations. Projects are 2-D, 3-D and computer-based. Prerequisites: DES 302 and DES 303 and consent of Department. BDes Students must enroll in DES 401 in second term. Note: Not open to students with credit in DES 470.

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 0-6L-0)

Subject areas include research methods and the design processes; communication skills and collaborative dynamics, human factors, the psychology of design, material properties and applications for fabrication and production, market considerations. Projects are 2-D, 3-D and computer-based. Prerequisites: DES 400 and consent of Department. Note: Not open to students with credit in DES 470.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-6L-0)

A studio-based course which implements design principles and practices with a focus on their application to product design for batch production and mass production. Experimentation and concept development with computer technology. 2-D media and 3-D models and mock-ups. Prerequisite or corequisite: DES 400 and consent of Department. Note: Not open to students with credit in DES 475.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-6L-0)

A studio-based course which implements design principles and practices with a focus on their application to furniture design for batch production and mass production. Experimentation and concept development with computer technology. 2-D media and 3-D models and prototypes. Prerequisite or corequisite: DES 400 and consent of Department. Note: Not open to students with credit in DES 477.

★ 3 (fi 12)(TWO TERM, 0-6L-0)

Exploration of the multiple relationships between word and image generated through consideration of text. Prerequisites: ART 322 and DES 394. Note: Registration priority will be given to BDesign Printmaking Route students. Not open to students who have successfully completed ART 425.

★ 3 (fi 12)(TWO TERM, 0-6L-0)

Exploration of the multiple relationships between word and image generated through consideration of text. Prerequisites: ART 322 and DES 394. Note: Registration priority will be given to BDesign Printmaking Route students. Not open to students who have successfully completed ART 425.

★ 3 (fi 12)(TWO TERM, 0-6L-0)

Normally offered in spring/summer. Prerequisite: consent of Department. Formerly DES 439.

★ 3 (fi 12)(TWO TERM, 0-6L-0)

Normally offered in spring/summer. Prerequisite: consent of Department. Formerly DES 439.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-6L-0)

Normally offered in spring/summer. Prerequisite: Consent of Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Contemporary design issues in the fields of theory, criticism, history, professional practice and social concerns. Restricted to third-year Bachelor of Design students. Prerequisite(s): ART H 209 and/or consent of Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 0-6L-0)

Studio-based course which integrates Visual Communication Design and Industrial Design concepts and practices. Individual and group projects address subjects including: signs, symbols, and communication; as well as products, packaging, and graphics. Pre- or corequisites: DES 300 and 393 or DES 300 and 384, or DES 393 and 384 and consent of Department. Note: Not open to students with credit in DES 482.

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 0-6L-0)

Studio-based course which integrates Visual Communication Design and Industrial Design concepts and practices. Individual and group projects address subjects such as point of purchase displays and retail environments, combining 2-D and 3-D considerations. Pre- or corequisites: DES 301 and 394 or DES 301 and 384, or DES 394 and 384 and consent of Department. Note: Not open to students with credit in DES 482.

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 0-6L-0)

Systematic approaches to typographic, graphic and diagrammatic communication, image creation and manipulation. Project management and research. Prerequisites: DES 394 and consent of Department. BDES Students must enroll in DES 494 in second term. Note: Not open to students with credit in DES 490.

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 0-6L-0)

Systematic approaches to typographic, graphic and diagrammatic communication, image creation and manipulation. Project management and research. Prerequisites: DES 493 and consent of Department. Note: Not open to students with credit in DES 490.

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 0-6L-0)

Further studies in the use of the photographic image in the design context. The communicative function of the image. Representation, description, expression and persuasion. History and theory of the use of images. Prerequisites or corequisites: DES 493 and consent of Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 0-6L-0)

Complex image creation for communicational purposes mainly in electronic media. Introduction to criticism. Prerequisite: DES 493 and corequisite: DES 494 and consent of Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 0-6L-0)

Typography in the context of language communication. Design of letterforms. The study of notation schemes. The history of letterforms, history of printing and book design. Corequisite DES 493 and consent of Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 0-6L-0)

Text, tables, charts, diagrams and electronic displays. User-machine interaction: perception and cognition. Visual presentation of abstract and quantitative information. Corequisite: DES 494 and consent of Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 0-6L-0)

Subject areas include design and culture; human factors; social, environmental and economic implications of design; appropriate technologies; production considerations processes; communication skills and collaborative dynamics; human factors; the psychology of design; material properties and applications for fabrication and production; market considerations. Projects are 2-D, 3-D and computer-based. Prerequisites: DES 401 and consent of Department. BDes Students must enroll in DES 501 in second term. Note: Not open to students with credit in DES 570.

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 0-6L-0)

Subject areas include design and culture; human factors; social, environmental and economic implications of design; appropriate technologies; production considerations processes; communication skills and collaborative dynamics; human factors; the psychology of design; material properties and applications for fabrication and production; market considerations. Projects are 2-D, 3-D and computer-based. Prerequisites: DES 500 and consent of Department. Note: Not open to students with credit in DES 570.

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 0-6L-0)

A studio-based course in which projects address the requirements of special user groups and specific markets with special consideration of the production capabilities of western Canada. Computer-aided design and manufacturing will be the focus of at least one project. Prerequisite: DES 402. Corequisite: DES 500 and consent of Department. Note: Not open to students with credit in DES 575.

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 0-6L-0)

A studio-based course in which projects address the requirements of special user groups and specific markets with special consideration of the production capabilities of western Canada. Computer-aided design and manufacturing will be the focus of at least one project. Prerequisite: DES 403. Corequisite: DES 501 and consent of Department. Note: Not open to students with credit in DES 576.

★ 3 (fi 12)(TWO TERM, 0-6L-0)

Exploration of the multiple relationships between word and image generated through consideration of text. Prerequisite: DES 425 or ART 425. Note: Registration priority will be given to BDesign Printmaking Route students. Not open to students who have successfully completed ART 525.

★ 3 (fi 12)(TWO TERM, 0-6L-0)

Exploration of the multiple relationships between word and image generated through consideration of text. Prerequisite: DES 425 or ART 425. Note: Registration priority will be given to BDesign Printmaking Route students. Not open to students who have successfully completed ART 525.

★ 3 (fi 12)(TWO TERM, 0-6L-0)

Normally offered in spring/summer. Prerequisite: consent of Department. Formerly DES 539.

★ 3 (fi 12)(TWO TERM, 0-6L-0)

Normally offered in spring/summer. Prerequisite: consent of Department. Formerly DES 539.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-6L-0)

Normally offered in spring/summer. Prerequisite: consent of Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-6L-0)

A 2-D/3-D studio-based course in which projects address the research, development and fabrication requirements of educational and interpretive design, with special consideration of technological and cultural contexts. Prerequisites: DES 484 and/or DES 485 and consent of Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-6L-0)

A 2-D/3-D studio-based course in which projects address the research, development and fabrication requirements of commercial applications of design in specific settings, with special consideration of technological and cultural contexts. Prerequisites: DES 484 and/or DES 485 and consent of Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 0-6L-0)

Design internship in design offices, industry, museums and other appropriate professional hosts and venues, bridging formal education and professional practice. Prerequisite: consent of Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 0-6L-0)

Design internship in design offices, industry, museums and other appropriate professional hosts and venues, bridging formal education and professional practice. Prerequisite: consent of Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 0-6L-0)

Applied practical projects and complex design systems. Problem definition, strategic planning, project management and design evaluation. Project brief and production specifications, professional practice, procedures, codes of ethics, pricing and intellectual property. Prerequisites: DES 494 and consent of Department. BDes students must enroll in DES 594 in second term. Note: not open to students with credit in DES 590.

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 0-6L-0)

Applied practical projects and complex design systems. Problem definition, strategic planning, project management and design evaluation. Project brief and production specifications, professional practice, procedures, codes of ethics, pricing and intellectual property. Prerequisites: DES 593 and consent of Department. Note: not open to students with credit in DES 590.

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 0-6L-0)

Design issues in new communication media. Open information structures and networks as complex hierarchical systems. Internet as an information resource, research tool and mass communication media. Navigation, interaction and interface design in hypermedia. Corequisite: DES 593 and Prerequisite consent of Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 0-6L-0)

Design for information, education and instruction using multimedia, Navigation, interface design in the context of human-machine interaction. Complex information systems, project planning and development strategies. Prerequisite DES 593 and consent of Department and corequisite DES 594. Not open to students with credit in DES 595 prior to 2007.

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 0-6L-0)

Project and office management. Design methods and evaluation, systems theory, writing for design. Introduction to marketing and social marketing, motivational and audience studies. Prerequisite or corequisite: DES 593 and consent of Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 0-6L-0)
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★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 0-6L-0)
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★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)
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★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 0-3S-0)
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★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 0-3S-0)
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★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Issues in the fields of theory, criticism, history, professional practice and social concerns. Restricted to Master of Design students. Prerequisite: Consent of Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)
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