Integrated Design Minor

A minor in Integrated Design prepares students to lead the way by innovation through design.  This is especially important in today’s world, as the complex problems we face require transdisciplinary approaches and innovative thinking to bring about meaningful solutions.

Incorporating both traditional design fields and unique design perspectives, students craft their own program by selecting from electives across multiple design disciplines to fit their specific major or field of interest.

Program Requirements:

  • Minimum of 18 credits
    • Including the 3 credit required course ART 215
    • A selection of 3 credits from each of the three core categories of Integrated Design: Design Thinking, Design Making, and Design Impact
    • 6 credits from any category
  • Selected courses must include at least three different UD departments.
  • Only 9 credits can used for major or additional minor requirements.
  • Course substitution may be granted with permission of the program director.
  • All coursework must be completed with a minimum grade of C-.

Course Requirements:

Required course: ART 215 – Seeing and Being
Introducing visual literacy, design thinking, problem solving processes, and places design within a broader societal context.  A team project demonstrates the three core concepts: Thinking, Making, and Impact.

Design Thinking: (select at least one of the following courses)
Courses emphasizing ways of seeing, habits of mind, and processes of design and innovative problem solving.  These courses provide a foundation in understanding design frameworks within related fields and developing approaches to knowledge building that link problem solving, user needs, and innovation.

 ART 129 Design and the Visual Arts
ART 204 Media, Design, Culture
CISC 101 Principles of Computing
ENTR 350 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
LEAD 300 Leadership, Creativity, and Innovation
MEEG 202 Computer Aided Engineering and Design
PLSC 103 Field Sketching
PLSC 232 Basic Landscape Design
PLSC 408 Advanced Landscape Design

Design Making: (select at least one of the following courses)
Courses that engage students in the hands-on facets of design.  Studio and lab work, prototype building, and other experiential practices focused on “building to think” are the hallmark of these courses.

ART 180 Photographic Approaches
ART231 Introduction to Painting
ART 243 Introduction to Printmaking
ART 250 Introduction to Sculpture
ART 280 Introduction to Photo and Video
ART 290 Introduction to Ceramics
CISC 106 General Computer Science for Engineers
CISC 275 Introduction to Software Engineering
COMM 324 Electronic Media Production
COMM 325 Studio Television Production
ENTR 352 Business Launch Pad
MEEG 304 Junior Design II
PLSC 301 Technology for Landscape Designers
PLSC 330 Construction Materials
UAPP 406 Planning Sustainable Communities
UAPP 418 Traditional Architectural Materials

Design Impact: (select at least one of the following courses)
Courses examining the relationship between design activities and many very difficult real world problems that challenge individuals, communities, and the world.  These courses seek to raise awareness and develop the tools of social innovation – utilizing design to make a positive difference.

ART 400 Visual Communication Practicum
CISC 374 Educational Game Design
CPEG or ELEG 498 Senior Design I
CPEG or ELEG 498 Senior Design II
ENTR 455 Start-up Experience
ENTR 456 Start-up Experience II
LEAD 101 Global Contexts for Leadership
LEAD 411 Topics in Leadership Dynamics
MEEG 401 Senior Design
PLSC 202 History of Landscape Design
UAPP 420 Introduction to Photographing Historic Architecture
UAPP 429 Theory and Practice
UAPP 430 Methods in Historic Preservation

Additional Courses to be selected from any category to complete the 18 credit minimum.

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