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Updated 2012-2013 Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalog

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Design Technology, B.S. major

Design Technology is a unique applied design program that integrates the excitement of design and illustration with the knowledge and control of graphic technology as professional preparation for an array of careers in business and industry.

The Design Technology program is an innovative interdisciplinary course of study. It couples a liberal arts context with a selection of courses drawn from three University departments. Beyond a common foundation core and culminating core, each student acquires more specialized training within a major specialization area. Students gain a solid university education along with an opportunity to acquire specialized training in a professional field of their choice.

Design Technology students are involved in a full range of learning experiences from concept and design through the actual production of the finished product. The constant demand for Bemidji State University Design Technology graduates reinforces the belief that this total design approach provides students with skillful techniques while allowing them to remain flexible in a variety of professional assignments.

The Design Technology program requires a minimum overall G.P.A. of 2.75 after the 1000-level major courses for students to remain and graduate with a Design Technology major. Students must be a declared major to register for most 2000-, 3000-, and 4000-level major courses.

Required Credits: 68
Required GPA: 2.75

REQUIRED FOUNDATION CORE

COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING COURSES:

 

A. DIGITAL DESIGN/ELECTRONIC SPECIALIZATION

REQUIRED COURSES
COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING COURSES:

SELECT 9 SEMESTER CREDITS FROM THE FOLLOWING COURSES
WITH CONSENT OF PROGRAM ADVISOR:

B. DIGITAL DESIGN/PRINT SPECIALIZATION

REQUIRED COURSES
COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING COURSES:

REQUIRED ELECTIVES
SELECT 13 SEMESTER CREDITS FROM THE FOLLOWING COURSES
WITH CONSENT OF PROGRAM ADVISOR:

C. EXHIBIT DESIGN SPECIALIZATION

REQUIRED COURSES
COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING 8 COURSES:

REQUIRED ELECTIVES
SELECT 8 SEMESTER CREDITS FROM THE FOLLOWING COURSES
WITH CONSENT OF PROGRAM ADVISOR:

D. MODEL DESIGN SPECIALIZATION

REQUIRED COURSES
COMPLETE 31 SEMESTER CREDITS FROM THE FOLLOWING COURSES

REQUIRED ELECTIVES
SELECT 6 SEMESTER CREDITS FROM THE FOLLOWING COURSES
WITH CONSENT OF PROGRAM ADVISOR:

REQUIRED CULMINATION CORE

COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING COURSES:

REQUIRED CULMINATION CORE

SELECT 4 SEMESTER CREDITS FROM THE FOLLOWING COURSES:

 

 

This degree audit is for Design Technology students accepted under an articulation agreement. Transfer courses have been accepted to complete part of your degree. You are responsible for completing the following requirements.

COMPLETE 27 SEMESTER CREDITS AT THE 3000 OR 4000 LEVEL
IN ANY SPECIALIZATION EXCEPT MODEL DESIGN. THE APPROVED
COURSE LIST IS BELOW.

SUGGESTED SEMESTER SCHEDULE FOR DESIGN TECHNOLOGY MAJOR, B.S.

The following is a list of required Design Technology major courses arranged by year. This schedule is intended to help students plan their courses in an orderly fashion; however, these are only suggestions and this schedule is flexible.

Note: See Visual Arts for VSAR course descriptions.

Freshman

Sophomore

  • VSAR 2107 Visual Foundations III (3 credits)
  • Major Specialization Required Courses
  • Liberal Education requirements

Junior

  • Major Specialization Required Courses
  • ARTH 3559 History Of Modern Design (3 credits)
  • Major Specialization Electives
  • Liberal Education requirements

Senior

  • Major Specialization Required Courses
  • Major Specialization Electives
  • Major Culminating Courses
  • Liberal Education requirements