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Design Technology Major, B.S.
(also listed under Visual Arts)

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.

I. Required Foundation Core

ARTH 3559 History of Modern Design (3 credits)
IT 1100 Orientation to Industrial Technology Programs (1 credit)
IT 1501 Technical Foundations I (4 credits)
IT 1502 Technical Foundations II (4 credits)
VSAR 1101 Visual Foundations I (3 credits)
VSAR 1102 Visual Foundations II (3 credits)
VSAR 2107 Visual Foundations III (3 credits)

Subtotal 21 Credits

II. Required Specialization

Select one of the following specializations; courses are listed below.

A. Digital Design/Electronic
B. Digital Design/Print
C. Exhibit Design
D. Model Design

Subtotal 37 Credits

III. Required Culmination Core

IT/VSAR 3810 Portfolio Preparation (1 credit)
IT/VSAR 4810 Portfolio Presentation (1 credit)
IT 4819 Design Management (4 credits)

Select 4 credits from the following:
Note: If Senior Project is taken as electives in specialization, student must enroll in internship.

IT 4817 Senior Project I (2 credits)
IT 4818 Senior Project II (2 credits)
IT/VSAR 4970 Internship (4 credits)

Subtotal 10 Credits

Total Semester Credits Required for Major 68 Credits

A Total of 128 Semester Credits is Required for a Bachelor's Degree

IV. Required Specialization Courses

A. Digital Design/Electronic Specialization

1. Required Courses – 28 credits

IT 1460 Technical Graphics (3 credits)
IT 2410 Photographic/Electronic Imaging (3 credits)
IT 3410 Digital Video (3 credits)
IT 3430 3-D Computer Imaging I (4 credits)
IT 3520 Multimedia Processes I (4 credits)
IT 4430 3-D Computer Imaging II (4 credits)
IT 4520 Multimedia Processes II (4 credits)
VSAR 2701 Graphic Design (3 credits)

2. Required Electives

Select 9 credits from the following with consent of program advisor:
Note: If Senior Project is taken as electives in specialization, student must enroll in Internship for the Culmination Core.

CS 1107 Intro to Computers (3 credits)
IT 3420 Publication Processes I (4 credits)
IT 3499 Exhibit Design (3 credits)
IT 3870 Technical Sales and Presentation (2 credits)
IT 4568 Topics in Computer Imaging (2 credits)
IT 4817 Senior Project I (2 credits)
IT 4818 Senior Project II (2 credits)
MASC 1840 Introduction to Media Writing (3 credits)
VSAR 2702 Typography and Layout (3 credits)
VSAR 3707 Product and Identity Design (3 credits)

Total Semester Credits Required for Specialization A 37 Credits

B. Digital Design/Print Specialization

1. Required Courses – 24 credits

IT 2410 Photographic/Electronic Imaging (3 credits)
IT 3420 Publication Processes I (4 credits)
IT 3520 Multimedia Processes I (4 credits)
IT 4420 Publication Processes II (4 credits)
VSAR 2701 Graphic Design (3 credits)
VSAR 2702 Typography and Layout (3 credits)
VSAR 3707 Product and Identity Design (3 credits)

2. Required Electives

Select 13 credits from the following with consent of program advisor:
Note: If Senior Project is taken as electives in specialization, student must enroll in Internship for the Culmination Core.

IT 1460 Technical Graphics (3 credits)
IT 3410 Digital Video (3 credits)
IT 3430 3-D Computer Imaging I (4 credits)
IT 3499 Exhibit Design (3 credits)
IT 3870 Technical Sales/Presentations (2 credits)
IT 4520 Multimedia Processes II (4 credits)
IT 4568 Topics in Computer Imaging (2 credits)
IT 4817 Senior Project I (2 credits)
IT 4818 Senior Project II (2 credits)
MASC 1840 Introduction to Media Writing (3 credits)
MASC 2600 Principles of Advertising (3 credits)

Total Semester Credits Required for Specialization B 37 Credits

C. Exhibit Design Specialization

1. Required Courses – 29 credits

IT 1460 Technical Graphics (3 credits)
IT 3430 3-D Computer Imaging I (4 credits)
IT 3499 Exhibit Design (3 credits)
IT 3599 Exhibit Processes I (4 credits)
IT 4430 3-D Computer Imaging II (4 credits)
IT 4599 Exhibit Processes II (4 credits)
IT 4699 Advanced Exhibit Design (4 credits)
VSAR 2701 Graphic Design (3 credits)

2. Required Electives

Select 8 credits from the following with consent of program advisor:
Note: If Senior Project is taken as electives in specialization, student must enroll in Internship for the Culmination Core.

IT 2410 Photographic/Electronic Imaging (3 credits)
IT 3870 Technical Sales/Presentations (2 credits)
IT 4568 Topics in Computer Imaging (2 credits)
IT 4817 Senior Project I (2 credits)
IT 4818 Senior Project II (2 credits)
VSAR 2702 Typography and Layout (3 credits)
VSAR 3707 Product and Identity Design (3 credits)

Total Semester Credits Required for Specialization C 37 Credits

D. Model Design Specialization

1. Required Courses – 31 credits

IT 1210 Materials and Processes - Forming (4 credits)
IT 1220 Materials and Processes - Separating (4 credits)
IT 1460 Technical Graphics (3 credits)
IT 1600 Modeling Communications (3 credits)
IT 2607 Model Molding, Casting, and Finishing (4 credits)
IT 2608 Computer-Controlled Machining (3 credits)
IT 3600 Architecture/Engineering Model Making (4 credits)
IT 3610 Industrial Prototypes (4 credits)
IT 4600 Model Culmination (2 of 4 credits)

2. Required Electives

Select 6 credits from the following with consent of program advisor:

IT 1410 Communication Technology (3 credits)
IT 2640 Model Lighting and Display (3 credits)
IT 3430 3-D Computer Imaging I (4 credits)
IT 3460 Parametric 3D Modeling (3 credits)
IT 4430 3-D Computer Imaging II (4 credits)
IT 4537 Industrial Design (4 credits)
IT 4568 Topics in Computer Imaging (2 credits)
IT 4600 Model Culmination (2 of 4 credits)

Total Semester Credits Required for Specialization D 37 Credits


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

IT 1100 Orientation to Industrial Technology Programs
IT 1501 Technical Foundation I
IT 1502 Technical Foundation II
VSAR 1101 Visual Foundations I
VSAR 1102 Visual Foundations II
Liberal Education requirements

Sophomore

VSAR 2107 Visual Foundations III
Major Specialization Required Courses
Liberal Education requirements

Junior

Major Specialization Required Courses
ARTH 3559 History of Modern Design
Major Specialization Electives
Liberal Education requirements

Senior

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


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