DES - Design

Offered By:
Faculty of Arts

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

DES 135 - Design Fundamentals View Available Classes

★ 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.


DES 138 - Design Fundamentals I View Available Classes

★ 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.


DES 139 - Design Fundamentals II View Available Classes

★ 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.


DES 300 - Foundations of Industrial Design I View Available Classes

★ 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.


DES 301 - Foundations of Industrial Design II View Available Classes

★ 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.


DES 302 - Introduction to Visual Presentation I View Available Classes

★ 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.


DES 303 - Introduction to Visual Presentation II View Available Classes

★ 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.


DES 337A - Special Projects in Studio Disciplines: Introductory View Available Classes

★ 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.


DES 337B - Special Projects in Studio Disciplines: Introductory View Available Classes

★ 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.


DES 338 - Special Projects in Studio Disciplines: Introductory View Available Classes

★ 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.


DES 384 - Introduction to Integrative Design View Available Classes

★ 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.


DES 393 - Foundations of Visual Communication Design I View Available Classes

★ 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.


DES 394 - Foundations of Visual Communication Design II View Available Classes

★ 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.


DES 395 - Introduction to Form, Visual Elements and Systems View Available Classes

★ 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.


DES 396 - Introduction to Research and Theory in Design View Available Classes

★ 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.


DES 400 - Intermediate Industrial Design Principles and Practices I View Available Classes

★ 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.


DES 401 - Intermediate Industrial Design Principles and Practices II View Available Classes

★ 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.


DES 402 - Product Design Principles and Practices I View Available Classes

★ 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.


DES 403 - Furniture Design Principles and Practices I View Available Classes

★ 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.


DES 425A - Word and Image: Intermediate Projects in Printmaking for Designers and Artists View Available Classes

★ 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.


DES 425B - Word and Image: Intermediate Projects in Printmaking for Designers and Artists View Available Classes

★ 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.


DES 437A - Special Projects in Studio Disciplines: Intermediate View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 12)(TWO TERM, 0-6L-0)

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


DES 437B - Special Projects in Studio Disciplines: Intermediate View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 12)(TWO TERM, 0-6L-0)

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


DES 438 - Special Projects in Studio Disciplines: Intermediate View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-6L-0)

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


DES 483 - Seminar on Design Issues View Available Classes

★ 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.


DES 484 - Integrative Design Principles and Practices I View Available Classes

★ 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.


DES 485 - Integrative Design Principles and Practices II View Available Classes

★ 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.


DES 493 - Concepts and Systems in Visual Communication Design I View Available Classes

★ 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.


DES 494 - Concepts and Systems in Visual Communication Design II View Available Classes

★ 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.


DES 495 - The Image I View Available Classes

★ 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.


DES 496 - The Image II View Available Classes

★ 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.


DES 497 - Advanced Typography View Available Classes

★ 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.


DES 498 - Information Design View Available Classes

★ 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.


DES 500 - The Practice of Industrial Design I View Available Classes

★ 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.


DES 501 - The Practice of Industrial Design II View Available Classes

★ 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.


DES 502 - Product Design Applications and Technologies View Available Classes

★ 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.


DES 503 - Furniture Design Applications and Production Technologies View Available Classes

★ 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.


DES 525A - Word and Image: Advanced Projects in Printmaking for Designers and Artists View Available Classes

★ 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.


DES 525B - Word and Image: Advanced Projects in Printmaking for Designers and Artists View Available Classes

★ 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.


DES 537A - Special Projects in Studio Disciplines: Advanced View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 12)(TWO TERM, 0-6L-0)

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


DES 537B - Special Projects in Studio Disciplines: Advanced View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 12)(TWO TERM, 0-6L-0)

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


DES 538 - Special Projects in Studio Disciplines: Advanced View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-6L-0)

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


DES 584 - Integrative Design Applications I View Available Classes

★ 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.


DES 585 - Integrative Design Applications II View Available Classes

★ 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.


DES 586 - Design Practicum I View Available Classes

★ 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.


DES 587 - Design Practicum II View Available Classes

★ 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.


DES 593 - The Practice of Graphic Design I View Available Classes

★ 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.


DES 594 - The Practice of Graphic Design II View Available Classes

★ 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.


DES 595 - Communication Design for Interactive Media I View Available Classes

★ 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.


DES 596 - Communication Design for Interactive Media II View Available Classes

★ 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.


DES 597 - Design Management View Available Classes

★ 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.


DES 600 - Concepts, Analysis and Criticism in Design I View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 0-6L-0)
There is no available course description.

DES 601 - Concepts, Analysis and Criticism in Design II View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 0-6L-0)
There is no available course description.

DES 630 - Seminar in Related Disciplines View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)
There is no available course description.

DES 680 - Theory and Research in Design Studies I View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 0-3S-0)
There is no available course description.

DES 681 - Theory and Research in Design Studies II View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 0-3S-0)
There is no available course description.

DES 683 - Seminar on Contemporary Design Issues View Available Classes

★ 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.


DES 685 - Special Topics in Design Studies View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)
There is no available course description.