Design (DSGN)

DSGN 10        2 units  
Survey and Mapping  
36 hours lecture, 18 hours laboratory  
Grading: letter grade.  

This course introduces the theory and practice of plane surveying, including the use of instruments for measuring distances, angles, and elevations. Students learn proper field procedures for basic surveying which include taking field notes, taping and EDM, leveling, bearings and azimuths, topography, and mapping.

Transferable to CSU Only  
DSGN 11        1.5 units  
Design Management Trends  
18 hours lecture, 36 hours laboratory  
Grading: letter grade.  

This course discusses trends in construction and design management such as emerging technologies, practice methodologies and problem-solving.  

Transferable to CSU Only  
DSGN 20        3 units  
Space Planning  
36 hours lecture, 54 hours laboratory  
Grading: letter grade.  

This course overviews residential and commercial programming design principles and explores concepts such as circulation design and space proximities. Students will gain a basic understanding of programmatic communication tools, drawing techniques, and associated codes for the creation of architectural spaces.

Transferable to CSU Only  
DSGN 30        3 units  
Visualizations for Interiors  
36 hours lecture, 54 hours laboratory  
Recommended Preparation: ARCHT 20 or ARCHT 61.  
Grading: letter grade.  

This course introduces drawing strategies and visual communication methods for the development of interior and exterior spaces. Two-dimensional and three-dimensional drawing methodologies are explored as both traditional hand sketching and digital graphic development.

Transferable to CSU Only  
DSGN 40        3 units  
Materials of Interiors  
54 hours lecture  
Grading: letter grade.  

This lecture course introduces analysis and research of critical issues affecting the selection and application of interior finish materials. Sources and materials used by interior designers in the development of a design project are presented. Materials available in the market for furniture, finishes, and equipment and their costs, maintenance, and environmental impact are analyzed and discussed.

Transferable to CSU Only  
DSGN 50        2 units  
Design Materials and Tools  
36 hours lecture, 18 hours laboratory  
Grading: letter grade.  

Introduction to the study of fabrication and 3D design. Students will investigate a wide range of materials, tools, and techniques specific to design as they apply to the package, product, and environmental design.

Transferable to CSU Only  
DSGN 51        3 units  
Lighting Design  
36 hours lecture, 54 hours laboratory  
Grading: letter grade.  

This course introduces architectural lighting techniques such as luminaire sources and types, regulations, and technical terminology. Students determine how to apply lighting strategies to practical situations for residential and commercial interiors and train students to draw lighting plans, write specifications and create study models.

Transferable to CSU Only  
DSGN 52        3 units  
Building Code and Systems  
54 hours lecture  
Grading: letter grade.  

Students are introduced to basic elements of construction and building systems, including power distribution systems, mechanical systems, energy management, ceiling systems, flooring systems and the impact of local building codes on the interior design process. Emphasis is placed on the interaction between interior and architectural design ideas and the construction methods.

Transferable to CSU Only